What are the possible ways to keep the status of green card alive?

Asked over 1 year ago - Tampa, FL

My parents have permanent residency(green card) and returned back from US last year in August. Right now my mother is severely ill and still hospitalized since last month. She might not be able to recover from the infection and weakness until August and might not be able to travel to US. In that case they might lose their Green card as they don't have any re-entry permit. What are the possible ways to save the status on their Green Card even after they complete one year without returning to USA?

Please assist asap. I will appreciate all your help.

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  1. Michael Gregory Snytkin

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    Answered . They should contact a U.S. consulate in the country where they are currently located to receive instructions on how to apply for a "Returning Resident Special Immigrant" visa. You can find more information about "Returning Resident (SB-1) visa on the Department of State website.

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  2. Shahzad Ahmed

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    Answered . They will have to apply for a returning residency visa and prove that they did not intend to abandon; they intended to return and were unable to due to the circumstances. Requires an experienced attorney. Read my article below about this.

  3. Jesus Novo III

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    Answered . They will need a returning resident visa, which they can get from the US consulate in their country.

  4. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

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    Answered . Contact the Consulate to apply for a Returning Resident Visa.

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  5. Kyndra L. Mulder

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    Answered . Contact the consulate ASAP. With proof of the medical emergency your parents will not loose their LPR status.

  6. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Yes, in this situation, by applying for a "special" immigrant visa at the US consulate abroad. Mother will be asked to prove her medical condition.

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  7. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . I concur with my colleagues.

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