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swissnikki
05-25-2010, 04:05 AM
My mom just entered the US on a IR5 Immigrant visa. The officer at INS said it would take 3-6months before receiving her green card. Can she leave the US before she get the Green Card to go back home and take care of some things? Anyone know?

immihelp
05-25-2010, 09:10 AM
Yes, she can leave at any time.

If she is going to be out for less than 6 months, no problem. Look at 'Temporary Stamp' section at http://www.immihelp.com/greencard/retain-greencard.html

If she is going to be out for more than 6 months, she should apply for reentry permit. http://www.immihelp.com/greencard/reentry-permit.html