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Seeking advice for green card holder reentering US after more than six months

Hi everyone. After I received my DV visa in my home country, I had to enter the United States by June 1st in order to "activate" my permanent residency. Unfortunately this was a terrible time to travel and immigrate because of coronavirus and I was given no option to extend my visa.

I entered the US on May 25th 2020, and I stayed until I received my physical green card and SS card (this took way longer than normal). I left the US on September 15th once I had these documents and went back to my home country which felt much safer health-wise during the pandemic.

I have just filed my US tax return for 2020 (I had no US income, but still you are required to file so that's what I did) and I have a US phone number and bank account. However I have no other proof of maintaining residence as I stayed with a friend and couldn't get my own apartment or US based job as I had no social security card, green card, or credit at that time. For income, I did remote work with a company in my home country.

I am already over 180 days (6 months) outside the US but my understanding is an absence up to 364 days is permissible by law without a reentry permit.

My question is: what is the absolute latest date I can return to the US within my 364 days? Does it start from September 15th when I left? And is there anything else I can do to prove I have ties/am resident in the US?

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