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Long story short, I got my green card Sept 2014. I split with my husband about 3 months later and I left America.

I now live in Australia and have no intentions of ever going back. I've been out of the country 5 months and counting.

How would I go about returning my green card? etc I tried to look up the form online but couldn't find one so I'm not sure if I can even do it online or if I need to go into the embassy?


05-19-2012 - Met in Seoul, Korea

03-30-2013 - Married in Washington State

USCIS

01-03-2014 - I-130 Package sent to Chicago lockbox

01-10-2014 - NOA1. Case sent to Texas Service Center

01-14-2014 - Expedite requested due to military deployment

02-04-2014 - NOA2 (Expedite approved)

02-28-2014 - Case shipped to NVC

NVC

03-11-2014 - NVC received case

04-10-2014 - NVC case number assigned

04-15-2014 - DS-261 completed online

04-15-2014 - Expedite requested

04-28-2014 - Case forwarded to consulate (Expedite approved)

Consulate

05-30-2014 - Medical

06-12-2014 - Interview

06-20-2014 - Visa in hand

09-21-2014 - POE (San Francisco)

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http://www.uscis.gov/i-407

http://canberra.usembassy.gov/permanent_residents2/abandonment.html

It says you can mail form I-407 to the nearest USCIS field office, which for you would be the one in Thailand. Or you can make a visa appointment at your nearest US consulate and hand it in in person.

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You can hand it in at the nearest consulate & ask for a visit visa (no guarantee getting it)

Just in case you decide to visit in te future ...then again its not important if you live in that

vwp country

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*** Thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the General Immigration Discussion forum -- topic can apply to several processes. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Long story short, I got my green card Sept 2014. I split with my husband about 3 months later and I left America.

I now live in Australia and have no intentions of ever going back. I've been out of the country 5 months and counting.

How would I go about returning my green card? etc I tried to look up the form online but couldn't find one so I'm not sure if I can even do it online or if I need to go into the embassy?

Just take it to the nearest US Consulate

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You can mail it in to the consulate, they will take a photocopy of it and send the copy back to you, the original goes to the U.S. Remember, you have to include the actual Green Card too.


Married 2001, conditional resident 2003, permanent resident 2005.Left U.S 2012, abandoned green card 2013.Applied I-130 Nov 2014, approved Dec 2014. DS260 13th Apr 2015. Docs sent 27 Apr. Scan date May 1. Case complete June 4!Interview July 14th, rescheduled to Oct 20th. Approved! <p>I'm the immigrant :)

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