North Brunswick, NJ asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey

Q: My father has a Green Card since 01/2011. He had to go back to take care of his mother because we couldn't find help. He

returned in Oct 2014 after 11 months of absence and could stay only 12 days because of the reasons stated above. Then he had a surgery, was hospitalized and his mother (my grandmother) died in April 2015, I went there and now he is ready to return to the US, but it will be about 7 months since he left last time. We couldn't apply for the re-entry permit, because it was taking 2 months at least and we didn't have care for the old grandmother and she was in bed. Is it anything I need to do to make sure he enters the country without problems? He is 67 years old. Should I write a letter of explanation for him to have in case he is questioned, he will have the death certificate and the hospital paperwork. Should I go and return with him in the same time? He won't be able to have a long fluent conversation in English at the border in case he is asked many questions. Is this an issue or he is actually ok because he is returning before 1 year passed?

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Dawn Chere Sequeira

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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Bethesda, MD

A: Talk to counsel.

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