GC approved while outside the US on AP. How long can stay abroad
My wife's greencard got approved this week and she is currently outside the US. She had gone out on her Advance Parole and is studying in India. How long can she stay outside the US at this time before she definitely needs to come back ?
She needs another 5 months to complete her studies in India. Her Advance Parole expires in November. I am deciding between the two options below
1. She can come here sometime in June/July for 1 month on her Advance Parole ; then collect her permanent resident card ; stay in the US for 1 month and go back to India and complete her studies by sept/oct ; and then come to the US for the long term.
2. She can stay in India till sept/oct to complete her studies and then come to the US on Advance Parole ; and be in the US for the long term. But in this option, her duration of stay abroad (april - sept) would be almost 6 months.
I am unable to decide which option would be better. Could you please advise ?
2002 Mar - H1B approved
2002 Apr - GC filed in EB2 RIR
2005 Jun - Labor approved
2005 Sep - Filed I485 and I140
2006 Apr - GC approved
2011 Apr - N400 filed
2011 May - Biometrics
2011 Sep - Interview/Naturalization/Oath