Unknowingly abandoned Green Card. Can I get it back?

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Old Jun 22nd, 2007, 07:56 AM   #1
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Hi,

I got a green card in 1986. I visited US and then came back. My father passed away when I was a kid and since I was a kid, I did not return to US. After 21 years, I was asked by my company to apply B1. Someone told me that since I cannot have 2 status in US, and my green card is expired, I need to abandon my green card. I did the same and abandoned my green card.

Yesterday, my sister who is a student in US, sent her GC to INS and she was surprised to hear that she is still a LPR and will be issued a new GC.

Is there any way I can get my GC back. What steps should I take? While surrendering the card to the visa officer, I was not told that I am still a LPR of US. Please help me!

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Old Jun 23rd, 2007, 12:46 PM   #2
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You should hire counsel to assist--normally you would have abandoned it by this point and will be deemed to have done so--give these guys a quick call, they are experts on the issue and may help resolve:

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Old Mar 4th, 2009, 05:19 PM   #3
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Hi Ajindal,

This is a very interesting case. Please keep us informed on what happens. Would love to hear the outcome. Good luck.

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I am also interested in what it happens. I have also visitied US and issued a GC and then 10 years later since I needed to go to USA I have abandoned my GC to get a 10 year tourist visa. (fearing that I might have been denied entry in US, my GC had also expired) Now I wonder if I can regain my Permanent Resident status and get GC again.
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Old Jul 27th, 2010, 11:13 AM   #5
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Hi,

Were any of you'll able to get your green cards back.

I am in a similar situation and really need some help at this point.

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Old Oct 25th, 2010, 07:45 PM   #6
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Hi there,

Am also in the same situation, had green card, moved back to Ireland after giving birth to my daughter, as could not afford to stay in the US with her (father didn't want to know, he's still there), i didn't want to be a burden on the state, so moved back and on next visit out there, voluntarily surrendered my green card. Would now like to get it back if at all possible. Is there any hope??
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This has just happened to my daughter and she is stuck in New Zealand... I have an attorney on it and will come back here and give you updates.
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Better you can consult your lawyer to solve this issue as soon as possible.Thanks and good luck.

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Old Jul 7th, 2011, 08:23 PM   #9
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Hi ajindal, I think you should talk to a good immigration lawyer for that case. I am also interested to this case, canadian work permit is for people who wish to work temporarily in Canada, please inform us whats happen then. Thanks!



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