Stay in India without advance parole

#1
My parents got their green card through me last year , came to USA ( stayed here 3 months ) went back to India this January with the intention of returning back in less than 6 months. Right now corona virus is spreading everywhere, they are both old , 75-80 year old , with health issues and I don’t feel comfortable in them traveling back to USA right now , it might take more then 6 months in India ( while corona subsides in best case scenario) exceptional circumstances , otherwise I would have applied advance parole before they left , I don’t think I can apply advance parole while they are in India , can I send uscis a letter , I see some places it’s written that you can stay 6 months to one year without advance parole ( ideally less than 6 months ) at worse the naturalization process will be delayed , am I taking a big risk for their re- entry or it’s okay or is there anything I can do short of them coming back before 6 months are up , sorry for the long story , appreciate genuine feedback
 

newacct

Well-Known Member
#2
You are thinking of the Re-entry Permit, not Advance Parole.

They should be able to come back within 1 year with just their green cards, as long as they maintain ties to the US.
 
#3
You are right , it’s re entry permit , I don’t think you can apply from India , so it’s safe for them to come back in one year , they can say they were worried to come back during corona time ( which is the absolute truth) , they were staying with me here in USA for three months only , only got the the SS card , what else I can do to document their ties to US? Is there any way to notify USCIS “now “about coming later ( just as a way for documentation )?
 
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