SB1 Visas: Returning Residents
A Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) whose status has lapsed due to a failure to maintain a residence in the United States may in certain circumstances be granted an SB1 visa allowing readmission.
To apply for an SB1 visa, please read the instruction(PDF #K) and come to the Consulate with the following documents:
- Form DS-117(PDF #K): Application to Determine Returning Resident Status
- Original passport, green card, re-entry permit and/or other valid identification documents.
- A statement in English and Chinese, explaining the reason for your overstay.
- Any evidence you have that demonstrates the reason for your overstay. Translate all material into English.
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