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Hello, any guidance here is appreciated

Departed in Aug2019 and couldn't come back in march due to Covid due to flight cancellations.

Is there any guidance on extending the 1 year time


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"As you have noted, if a legal permanent resident (LPR) stays outside of the United States for a period greater than 180 days and less than a year, there is a rebuttable presumption that s/he has abandoned his/her status as a legal permanent resident. Additionally, the continuous residence requirement for Naturalization may also be interrupted. This again is a rebuttable presumption and under the current circumstances, the break may be exempted.  

It is best to keep documentation to support the fact that one had the intention of returning to the U.S. within a stipulated time while returning to the United States. Further, if you end up staying for more than one year and you do not have a “Re-Entry Permit”, then you may have to apply for status as “Returning Resident” under SB-1 to return to the U.S. "

@newacct, maybe you would like to take note.



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