I am an american permanent resident (holder of a conditional green card) and I left the US in September 2013, me and my wife (who is american) are wishing to return back sometime early next year.
I understand you cannot leave the USA for long periods of time, especially for over 6 months without returning. So my question is would it be easy to apply for the i-191 and return back to the USA next year, or send my green back to the USCIS and then re-apply through the whole process.
Would my chance of getting a green card be effected because I returned my previous one in or would it be in my favor since i returned the green card. Also I filled joint taxes with my wife, does this help my application.
Any advice would be most helpful, thank you