View Full Version : Mom waiting for GreenCard. Can she leave US before?

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?

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