I am taking my mom to a trip in Europe to celebrate her birthday. We reside in USA and are working. We intend to be in Schengen for 9 days.
Situation: I actually have bought the plane tickets for mom and me, with hotel reservations already made. I have a US Passport so it is fine.
My mom has a Permanent Resident Card, not a US Passport (Chinese Passport). She is actively being employed in USA and is taking vacation to Europe. However, I realized her Greencard technically expires 2 months after the trip (so 1 month short), she has an active application to renew, but I don't know if she would get before her trip or visa applications.
What evidence can I use to support her visa application to be approved. I can clearly understand the 3 months rule (to avoid overstaying), but this is clearly not an attempt to overstay.
Edit: My mom did not tell me this, but I dig into a bit deeper. She got a sticker on the back of the Greencard that extends the validity of the card for a year (presumably to accomodate USCIS's 12 month processing time).
That is great but also I want to explicitly point that out to the visa office. Should I write them a separate letter asking them to look at the back of the card?