Thanks everyone. I think, unless we get her USCIS interview appointment in the next couple of days we will be sticking with the state registration
until she is a US citizen and can change to CG documented (hopefully we can do that from mexico
From the perspective of leaving early and citizenship etc, I appreciate the concerns but we're not overly concerned. There's no real restriction for leaving the US with a permenant (10yr) greencard so worse case scenario is that the interview comes late and she has to fly back for it. Green card holders are allowed to live outside the country for a year so no big deal. Plus the laws have a lot of language regarding "intent" and establishment of "residency". We have no intent of her no longer being a us resident and no intent of establishing residency anywhere else. Our income
is in the US and we will still file US income
tax returns. Of course that being said having a US documented vessel would help I suppose since it would probably be a simple argument to make that our residence is on said vessel and said vessel is a US vessel and therefore technically a US based residence... But eh. We're really not worried that much.