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Hi. My parents GC is expiring 04/14/2022. They want to go to India next week and and come back by 03/25/2022 . Need your guidance on when is the best time to file for their extension to make both their GC extension and travel back to the US smooth. 1) Is it better to file for an extension before leaving for India? As per my understanding, Form I-797 can be used with their expired Green Card as evidence of their lawful permanent resident status for 12 months from the expiration date on their Form I-551. They remain authorized to work and travel based on this Form I-90 receipt notice. 2) How long does it take from the time of filing to receive a I-797? 3) How long does it take to get a biometrics appointment? 4) Should they stay back in the US until biometrics and fingerprints are done? Can they postpone their biometrics and fingerprinting appointments from India? And for how long? 6) Can they do their biometrics and finger printing in India? 7) How is the processing time for GC extension? 8) In case they decide to leave before filing for extension, do u see any issues with them coming back 3 weeks before their GC expires? Overall, what is your recommendation? Thanks.

User's Location: Katy, Alabama, United States of America

Category: General Immigration