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Hi everyone,

My parents (LPR) have travelled to Vietnam for a family visit since 12/2019 and they have not been able to travel back to US due to Covid-19 outbreak. Being in their 60s, they are vulnerable to this Virus and will not plan to be on airplane traveling back to US anytime soon. Currently they are having a re-entry permit which will be expired 2 years from now (12/2022).

In their last entry to US on 6/2019, a CBP officer told them even if next time they had a valid re-entry permit but if they left the country for a long period time, CBP could seize their green card and could disallow my parents’ entry to US.

I do not know what is considered “long period time” he was referring to?

Please advise what to do in this situation!

 

I have tied to find email address of USCIS to ask them about this issue but i could not find one. It seem like USCIS only allow you ask question if you are currently have a case number with it.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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CBP can take their card but only an IJ can take their status. Do they want to come back on live in the US, maybe time to consider filing an I 407?

 

 


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3 minutes ago, sensmith said:

Hi everyone,

My parents (LPR) have travelled to Vietnam for a family visit since 12/2019 and they have not been able to travel back to US due to Covid-19 outbreak. Being in their 60s, they are vulnerable to this Virus and will not plan to be on airplane traveling back to US anytime soon. Currently they are having a re-entry permit which will be expired 2 years from now (12/2022).

In their last entry to US on 6/2019, a CBP officer told them even if next time they had a valid re-entry permit but if they left the country for a long period time, CBP could seize their green card and could disallow my parents’ entry to US.

I do not know what is considered “long period time” he was referring to?

Please advise what to do in this situation!

 

I have tied to find email address of USCIS to ask them about this issue but i could not find one. It seem like USCIS only allow you ask question if you are currently have a case number with it.

They simply need to travel back before the re-entry permit expires. 


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3 minutes ago, sensmith said:

Hi everyone,

My parents (LPR) have travelled to Vietnam for a family visit since 12/2019 and they have not been able to travel back to US due to Covid-19 outbreak. Being in their 60s, they are vulnerable to this Virus and will not plan to be on airplane traveling back to US anytime soon. Currently they are having a re-entry permit which will be expired 2 years from now (12/2022).

In their last entry to US on 6/2019, a CBP officer told them even if next time they had a valid re-entry permit but if they left the country for a long period time, CBP could seize their green card and could disallow my parents’ entry to US.

I do not know what is considered “long period time” he was referring to?

Please advise what to do in this situation!

 

I have tied to find email address of USCIS to ask them about this issue but i could not find one. It seem like USCIS only allow you ask question if you are currently have a case number with it.

Personally, I would come back before 12/2020.


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13 minutes ago, sensmith said:

what is “IJ”?

Immigration Judge


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.

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