Applying for ESTA, or any travel document (vacation) as an ex US Permanent Resident Card holder

When I was little I lived in the US with my family. In October 2007 I received a permanent resident card, however in 2008 I moved to Finland with my family.

From what I understood my family should’ve visited the USA within one year in order to not lose the permanent resident card, however we have lived in Finland for about 11 years now. I was planning on visiting the US this June for vacation and I was confused on the state of my permanent resident card which expired in 2017 and my overall permanent resident status. I wasn’t even aware that I had a permanent resident card until last week when I was trying to fill in the ESTA application and I asked my dad just to be sure if I had any “national identity card issued by any other country”.

A CBP ESTA Officer then informed me that I am ineligible to travel on the Visa Waiver Program/ESTA if I am a Lawful Permanent Resident and I should contact my nearest US embassy or consulate to obtain appropriate travel documentation. First I tried contacting the US embassy in Finland via email and they told me I should contact the US consulate. I tried asking questions from the US consulate on the matter and they didn’t really answer any of my questions specifically. They just said to return the card to their offices and to fill in the I-407 form so I won’t have any problems with traveling to the USA. To me that sounds like I would still have some permanent residence status if the consulate wants me to fill in a “Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status”.

So I was wondering if there are any other options for me to travel to the states other than by getting rid of my permanent resident status, if I do still have that, which I am still unsure of? I might want to move back to the US after my studies in Finland so that’s why I wouldn’t like to abandon it completely. My flight to the US is scheduled in the beginning of June (~4 weeks), and right now I’m scared it’s too late to get a travel document.

So, is there any way to still make it, and is my only option here to abandon my old permanent resident status?

Custom Upload Page still works for Document Library of SharePoint 2016?

I have a requirement where I need to create one custom upload page for one document library, so I built the code in a webpart control. In that form I have set custom upload control and some meta data controls. That webpart was placed inside a Site page and I was setting site page path to new custom upload page by following PowerShell:

 $  web = Get-SPWeb <<SPSIteURL>>  $  web.CustomuploadPage = "/SitePages/NewUpload.aspx"  $  web.Update() 

Now this code was working on SharePoint 2010 environment, while the same I try to replicate on SharePoint 2016 environment, it doesn’t work at all. Like it does run PowerShell snippet successfully but doesn’t change anything at the Upload click on the document library.

So does any one have idea if this is still supportive for SharePoint 2016 environment?

If there is no support available, any other possible way out to set custom upload page for document library in SharePoint 2016?

Any help would be much appreciated!

Save an InfoPath Form in a document library and entries in a SharePoint list

I have created a form in InfoPath Designer 2013. The form is in SharePoint in my XML Forms Library. Then I created a document library. Now, when I’m in my document library and click on “New”, I want the form, which is in the XML library, to be in the suggestions. I want the user to be able to save the form in the document library. In addition, the entries in the form should be generated in a SharePoint list.

How can I recover a corrupt LibreOffice Writer .odt document?

I was writing a report in LibreOffice and though it worked fine the other day, today, trying to open the file gives me a “document is corrupt” dialog. Trying to automatically repair the file gives me a blank document, with only the footer remaining from my original document.

I have looked online for ways to manually repair LibreOffice docs, and all of them mention opening the document as an archive and sifting through “content.xml” — which is missing from my document.

Is there any way to recover the information, or is my document gone? I’d hate to have to return to one of my backups, but it seems as though I may not have a choice.

Schengen Visa: How to inform visa officer about the lack of a particular document?

So the situation is I work as a contractor for a US based company, hence instead of traditional salary slips, I have to raise invoices based on which my employer deposits money in my account.

I do have account statements, alongside copies of my invoices, from my employer that prove the money gets deposited in my account.

How do I convey this to the visa officer? Do I mention this in the cover letter, or do I need to mention it in a separate letter?

And a similar situation is with my tax returns, I have not yet filed for my tax returns. However, I have paid advance tax in the form of tax challan.

Workflow – copy document as a new version

I’m trying to copy a document from one library to another (within one site) with a 2013 SPD workflow. Both libraries have versioning enabled (no content approval).

The target library already has a document with the same name as the source, together with associated version history.

What I need is to copy the current version from the source library to the target while creating a new minor version of that document in the target lbrary, just as if it was done manually.

Instead, using the default 2013 “Copy document” action, if the Overwrite option is set to Yes, the document in the target library is completely replaced with the source one, and all version history is lost. If Overwrite is set to No, nothing happens at all.

Is this even possible?

Apache Redirect without include document root in rewrite rule

I have this working rule:

RewriteRule ^(.*)/amp/$$  1?amp=1 [QSA,R=301,NC,NE,L] 

For redirect “” to

And it is working good, but I would desire, that the url in browser didn’t change so it will load the register?amp=1, but in browser still show /register/amp/

To achieve this behaviour, I try modifying to:

RewriteRule ^(.*)/amp/$   ./app.php/$  1?amp=1 [QSA,R=301,NC,NE,L] 

But then it redirects to

So it is adding the document root wrongly and I don’t know how to modify the rule to achieve that.

Copy each word tables from source document to target document page by page

Dear all, I have below code, which copy all tables from source document (Tables.docx) to target document at the end. In target document (Temp.doc) I have table caption either one or two line, then one line blank and one text line. I need help to copy first page table from source doc to be pasted below line 3 of target doc and loop for subsequent page tables page to page. I have tried to edit below code but not help me to solve issue.

Sub ExtractTables() Dim WrdApp As Word.Application Dim bWeStartedWord As Boolean Dim objTable As Table Dim SourceDoc As Document Dim TargetDoc As Document Dim objRange As Range   On Error Resume Next Set WrdApp = GetObject(, "Word.Application") On Error GoTo 0 If WrdApp Is Nothing Then Set WrdApp = CreateObject("Word.Application") bWeStartedWord = True End If WrdApp.Visible = True   Set SourceDoc = WrdApp.Documents.Open(ActiveDocument.Path & "\Tables.docx") Set TargetDoc = WrdApp.Documents.Open(ActiveDocument.Path & "\Temp.doc")  For Each objTable In SourceDoc.Tables objTable.Range.Select Selection.Copy   Set objRange = TargetDoc.Range objRange.Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseEnd objRange.PasteSpecial DataType:=wdPasteRTF objRange.Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseEnd objRange.Text = vbCr  Next objTable  End Sub