My now husband was out of status for a couple of years, f1 visa expired, before we married. We were told he has to apply for the green card in the country before he can even think about leaving, problem is, a family member is very sick and he needs to go to his home country. We would apply now but seeing as we know we will be out of the country for over three months, at the very least, we are worried he will lose the green card and thus out of thousands of dollars and time. Although him, in my opinion, being banned would be terrible.
- would he be banned for ten years automatically, once he leaves the u.s.?
-could we appeal the ban, assuming he gets one, from Japan
-can we apply for the green card in another country?