Green card reinstantiation after surrender in Family & Employment-Based Green Card : General Posted November 26, 2019 · Report reply Hi, I got my first GC thru EB1 in July 2012. My mother fell ill in india. Hence I need to leave in August 2012. She died in Oct 2013. I applied for SB1 visa in Feb 2014 which was denied in spite I mentioned that I could not return within a year because of mother prolonged death. Hence I need to surrender my GC in Sept 2015. I am wondering in my situation which was not in my control why in the first place my SB1 visa was rejected which triggered me to surrender GC. Is there a way to appeal the same to immigration judge and explain the same and get my green card back.