U.S. Permanent residents
that have been outside the United States for over two years may still be
eligible to return to the U.S. without going through the entire immigration
Generally, green card
holders may not stay outside the United States for over one year, unless they
have applied for and received a re-entry permit. If your re-entry permit has
been approved the maximum amount of stay would be 2 years. So, what happens if
you haven’t applied for a travel document and have been outside the country for
over two years?
If you are a green card
holder a provision under the U.S. immigration laws exists, which would allow
for the issuance of a returning resident special immigrant visa to a green card...