I have gained my Lawful Permanent Resident status in the US on April 2019, last year,
on that time I was serving in the army under mandatory law for military service in my home country.
I have been serving since November 2017 and until July 2020.
I have already had flight tickets in my hands into the US that were planned for April 2020- so I shall not remain outside of the US for a period longer than 1 year.
Unfortunately, Covid-19 pandemic has shown up and I could not have come to the US on times because the airline has cancelled my tickets.
because of that, I have exceeded 1 year outside of US borders and now I need to apply for SB-1 Returning Resident visa in order to come back to the US.
this upcoming process is exhausting and complicated in order to issue me a new immigrant visa and may hurt my naturalisation process.
my green card was only issued last year and is valid until 2029,
my question is if would you recommend for me to just take a flight now into the US and deal with the immigration officer at the port of entry
or start this visa process with the embassy in my home country?