Not renewed green card for 4 years. Came to US on Visit visa and past 6 months. Can I continue to stay?
You appear to have abandoned your US resident status.
Talk to an attorney via Skype ... you may need to start the process all-over-again.
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You have de facto abandoned your US Permanent Resident status - and have acknowledged/admitted as much by having chosen to enter the USA as a tourist.
The same process through which you gained "green card" status in the past - or better - will now need to be started again. Consult with a lawyer in private through Skype.
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There is not sufficient information in this inquiry. It appears you may have abandoned your permanent residence by remaining outside the US for more than 1 year, however, you did not state reason for remaining outside the US, length of time outside the US, what type of “green card” you had and whether the expiration of the green card terminated your permanent residence if it was conditional. Speak private consult with an immigration attorney.
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In fact you are a visa overstay (illegal) with a prior LPR status abandoned and canceled. Are you an Indian national, incidentally?
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