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Travelling is banned, and I have to enter the US

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Hello everyone,

I hope everyone is fine.

I've a confusing inquiry,

I got my green card last year and I entered the state on November 2019 and I think I have to reenter the states in order to keep my green card activated -as far as I can understand-, but as you know and due to the current circumstances, international travel is banned between countries and even if it will be opened, I don't think traveling in the current situation is a safe option specially that I'm in self isolation since the beginning of the pandemic.
What do you recommend in my case? Is there is any procedures that I should take in order not to loss my green card?
 
Thank you very much.
 
Stay safe.

 

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From what I’ve read and understood, it is no longer possible for a green card holder to enter and exit the US in order to keep their status updated. Immigration can now see when you enter and exit and can cancel out your green card if you are not living and working the US past 12 months. There is a form you can file that gives you permission to be outside of the US For a certain period of time and not lose your green card but it has to be filed while you’re still in the US. Are you no longer living in the US?

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8 minutes ago, Thewander said:

From what I’ve read and understood, it is no longer possible for a green card holder to enter and exit the US

There is no restriction for this because of  already having a green card.  

19 minutes ago, mayarelshahat said:

Hello everyone,

I hope everyone is fine.

I've a confusing inquiry,

I got my green card last year and I entered the state on November 2019 and I think I have to reenter the states in order to keep my green card activated -as far as I can understand-, but as you know and due to the current circumstances, international travel is banned between countries and even if it will be opened, I don't think traveling in the current situation is a safe option specially that I'm in self isolation since the beginning of the pandemic.
What do you recommend in my case? Is there is any procedures that I should take in order not to loss my green card?
 
Thank you very much.
 
Stay safe.

 

Figure out how to get back to the US within a year of your exit.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

July 14, 2020 Removal of Conditions submitted by mail  July 12, 2021 Biometrics Completed

August 6, 2021 N-400 submitted by mail

September 7, 2021 I-751 Interview, Sept 8 Approved and Card Being Produced

October 21, 2021 N-400 Biometrics Completed  

November 30,2021  Interview, Approval and Oath

December 10, 2021 US Passport Issued

August 12, 2022 PHL Dual Nationality Re-established & Passport Approved 

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4 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

There is no restriction for this because of  already having a green card.  

Figure out how to get back to the US within a year of your exit.

So I'll not face a problem if I reentered before November 2020 right? 

16 minutes ago, Thewander said:

From what I’ve read and understood, it is no longer possible for a green card holder to enter and exit the US in order to keep their status updated. Immigration can now see when you enter and exit and can cancel out your green card if you are not living and working the US past 12 months. There is a form you can file that gives you permission to be outside of the US For a certain period of time and not lose your green card but it has to be filed while you’re still in the US. Are you no longer living in the US?

I'm outside the US now but my husband is living there..can he fill that form for me on my behave or I should fill it in person?

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Re-enter before the 1 year. Be sure you are not living abroad moving forward as that's what can actually get you in trouble regarding abandonment of permanent residency.

34 minutes ago, mayarelshahat said:

I'm outside the US now but my husband is living there..can he fill that form for me on my behave or I should fill it in person?

You (not anybody else) must physical be in the US to file the I-131 for a re-entry permit.


Timelines:

ROC:

Spoiler

7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: Received by USCIS, 8/10 NOA1 electronic notification received, 8/1/ NOA1 hard copy received

AOS:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago, 9/27/17: received by USCIS, 10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received, 10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received, 10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update), 1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed, 1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received, 1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice, 10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice, 10/25/18: Formal approval, 10/31/18: Green card received

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent, 12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received, 3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification), 3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved! , 3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received, 4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy, 4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy, 4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

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1 hour ago, mayarelshahat said:

So I'll not face a problem if I reentered before November 2020 right? 

You need to return prior to being out for a year.

 

1 hour ago, mayarelshahat said:

I'm outside the US now but my husband is living there..can he fill that form for me on my behave or I should fill it in person?

No - biometrics is required at a stateside USCIS office.  


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

July 14, 2020 Removal of Conditions submitted by mail  July 12, 2021 Biometrics Completed

August 6, 2021 N-400 submitted by mail

September 7, 2021 I-751 Interview, Sept 8 Approved and Card Being Produced

October 21, 2021 N-400 Biometrics Completed  

November 30,2021  Interview, Approval and Oath

December 10, 2021 US Passport Issued

August 12, 2022 PHL Dual Nationality Re-established & Passport Approved 

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International travel isn't banned, although restricted to foreign nationals from some countries. There are several airports still open and accepting flights all across the US. By my house, both JFK and Newark airport are open. It may not be safe, as you said, but it is still possible. 

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On 5/4/2020 at 1:01 PM, mayarelshahat said:

due to the current circumstances, international travel is banned between countries

Green Card holders aren't subject to the recent Proclamations. You can enter the US.

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