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Filed: Other Country: Cuba
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SO my husband went to visit family at the end of March and boarders ended up getting closed. He has been stuck in Cuba since. There are no flights for him to get on to come back to the states. Come August he will have been there for 6 months. Cubans I know fall under a different rule or law that most countries. If they stay in Cuba for more than 6 months while on a green card. they will not be allowed back into the country. 

Does anyone at all know if this is A. TRUE. or B. how to resolve this? He did not file for a I-131 because his intentions were not to stay except to visit family and come back. 

I am lost because there is nothing online that gives me answers. His Removal of conditions is still pending. We submitted it in Jan of this year. 


2nd go round

1st K-1 Denied

Subitted Feb 2-6-15

NOA1 - 2-18-15

NOA2 - 8-18-15

Interview 11-25-15 - Denied

And Here we go again -

New K1 submitted - 1-9-16

NOA1 - 1-12-16 (according to USCIS)

Text received 1-15-16

hardcopy - not received yet as of 1-26-16

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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~~Moved to Working and Traveling, from AOS Family K1/K3 - as the topic is about traveling~~


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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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1 hour ago, pepper44 said:

Does anyone at all know if this is A. TRUE. or B. how to resolve this?

The law applies to all GC holders: 8 U.S. Code § 1101 (a)(13)(C)

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An alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States shall not be regarded as seeking an admission into the United States for purposes of the immigration laws unless the alien
(i)has abandoned or relinquished that status,
(ii)has been absent from the United States for a continuous period in excess of 180 days,
(iii)has engaged in illegal activity after having departed the United States,
(iv)has departed from the United States while under legal process seeking removal of the alien from the United States, including removal proceedings under this chapter and extradition proceedings,
(v)has committed an offense identified in section 1182(a)(2) of this title, unless since such offense the alien has been granted relief under section 1182(h) or 1229b(a) of this title, or
(vi)is attempting to enter at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers or has not been admitted to the United States after inspection and authorization by an immigration officer.

That being said, he should still try to enter the US before 1 year passes.

Edited by HRQX

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A single trip over 6 months but under 1 year likely won't be a problem. Just don't exceed 1 year as then there is a presumption of abandoning status and the risk of having to show otherwise goes up.


Timelines:

ROC:

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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:

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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:

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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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Filed: Other Country: Saudi Arabia
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On 7/11/2020 at 10:36 PM, pepper44 said:

SO my husband went to visit family at the end of March and boarders ended up getting closed. He has been stuck in Cuba since. There are no flights for him to get on to come back to the states. Come August he will have been there for 6 months. Cubans I know fall under a different rule or law that most countries. If they stay in Cuba for more than 6 months while on a green card. they will not be allowed back into the country. 

Does anyone at all know if this is A. TRUE. or B. how to resolve this? He did not file for a I-131 because his intentions were not to stay except to visit family and come back. 

I am lost because there is nothing online that gives me answers. His Removal of conditions is still pending. We submitted it in Jan of this year. 

It’s an issue of a few questions between 6-12 months but after 12 months it’s a real problem.  He needs to get back before March.

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