I was issued a green card through my ex husband. Unfortunately, we went through a rough divorce and I returned to my native country pakistan. I have a son who is 16 and is a US citizen, who resides with me. My ex husband held on to my card and never gave it to me. I did reapply but did not peruse it much as my children were infants and frequent travels between US and pakistan were not easy. Is there any way I could 're apply for the same green card? I guess the number is mentioned on my previous passport dating back to year 2007. I currently live in pakistan but have family and friends residing here in the states. Looking forward to hearing from you. Regards
It is unlikely that you will be able to restore your permanent resident status after a decade of absence from the United States. The best option may be to wait until your son turns 21. I would encourage you to speak with an immigration attorney off-line to discuss the specific details of your case and make sure no other options are available.
More information is needed. If you had a provisional permanent resident card through your spouse, these provisions would have needed to be removed to get your permanent resident status. If you removed the provisions, even without the physical card you are still a permanent resident until you abandon your residency or naturalize. Now that you are in Pakistan, if you intend to live their permanently USCIS deems your Permanent Resident status abandoned unless you intended your stay to be temporary. I would suggest hiring an experienced immigration attorney to review your case to give you a more comprehensive and detailed response. Essentially, more details are needed.
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