Returning U.S. Residents
If you are an immigrant visa card holder (green card holder) who has been outside the US for more than one year, or beyond the validity of a re-entry permit, you will require a new visa to enter the U.S. and resume permanent residence. If you were unable to return to the United States for reasons beyond your control, you may be eligible for a special immigrant Returning Resident (SB-1) visa under limited circumstances. Please email email@example.com to set up an appointment. Bring your passport and green card, and any documents that will help you to establish that your long stay outside the United States was caused by reasons beyond your control and for which you are not responsible. Also bring proof of your ties to the U.S. and documents that will help you establish your intent to return to the U.S.
More information about Returning Resident Status can be found on the Department of State’s Returning Resident website.
Additional information for Lawful Permanent Residents can be found on the USCIS website.