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There is no such requirement to relax. The requirement is that the permanent resident not abandon his or her residence in the United States. But there is no specific threshold for the duration of absence that causes a permanent resident to lose that status. The determination of abandonment is made individually in each case. Someone who has been away for ...


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As far as the documentary requirements for returning to the US, the green card by itself allows you to return to the US after an absence of less than one year. You can always be asked to prove that you maintained residence in the US, no matter how long or short your absence was. (It's possible to be found to have abandoned residence even if each of your ...


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USCIS is not usually involved in determination whether a permanent resident can return to the US. It would be the immigration officers at entry, part of the CBP, or the immigration judges in immigration court, that would deal with eligibility for entry. USCIS does deal with whether a permanent resident has enough continuous residence to qualify for ...


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US Immigrant visas cannot be extended. However: Because your inability to travel to the US is for reasons outside of your control, you can have the visa replaced (paying once again any required fees) before the end of the fiscal year. You should contact the consulate that issued the visa for information about this option. If you've done the above and the ...


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