A beneficiary may also chose to establish presence in the U.S. for 30 consecutive
days during the 6 month period of absence.
The FO is responsible for entering the beneficiary’s 30 consecutive day stay through
POS on the LEUS screen and storing evidence documents in the Evidence Portal (EP).
For an overview of the EP, see MS 09700.000. See (RS 02610.023) - Acceptable Evidence of Presence in the United States (U.S.) for Any Part of One
Day, 30 Consecutive Days, One Full Calendar Month
Do not enter the 30 consecutive day stay in the U.S. through POS until the alien completes
and provides proof of continuous U.S. presence for a 30 consecutive day period.
NOTE: A beneficiary completing a 30-day stay close to the end of the sixth month period
may have benefits placed in LAF SJ prematurely because of the COM change. In this
situation, once the stay is completed and proof obtained, the FO will input the 30-day
stay and reinstate benefits through POS.
D has been outside the U.S. since December 10, 2010. Her six-month period of absence
is January through June 2011. D reenters the U.S. on May 30, 2011 for a 30-day stay.
D visits the FO on June 30 and provides proof of continuous presence from May 31 through
June 29. Due to the COM change on June 25, D’s benefits are placed in LAF SJ. The
FO inputs the 30 consecutive day period through POS to reinstate benefits.