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A green card holder may abandon permanent residence by filing form I-407, with the green card, at a U.S. Embassy[29].

Under certain conditions, permanent residence status can be lost involuntarily. This includes committing a criminal act that makes a person removable from the United States. A person might also be found to have abandoned their status if he or she moves to Another Country to live there permanently, stays outside the USA for more than 365 days (without getting a re-entry permit before leaving)[30], or does not file an income tax return. Permanent resident status can also be lost if it is found that the application or grounds for obtaining permanent residence was fraudulent. The failure to renew the permanent resident card does not result in the loss of status, except in the case of conditional permanent residents as noted above.

A person who loses permanent residence status is immediately removable from the United States and must leave the country as soon as possible or face deportation and removal. In some cases the person may be banned from entering the country for three or seven years, or even permanently

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How can a green card holder get permission to stay another country for 2 years?

If a green card holder has to stay outside US for more than a year he/she should apply for reentry permit and get it approved before leaving US. With this reentry permit the green card holder can enter US again. The permit is valid for 2 years.


What is re-entery visa and how you will get it if you have green card and you are inside US now?

By filing Form I-131 green card holder can get reentry permit which is valid for 2 years. When a green card holder is going outside US and will return only after a year this reentry permit is required and should be applied for before leaving US.


How can a green card holder come to us after over stayed for 1 year or more?

A green card holder after staying outside US for more than a year can enter US again using a reentry permit. This permit should have been approved before leaving US.The reentry permit got by filing immigration Form I-131 is valid for 2 years.


Can a person with green card apply for reentry from out side US?

No, reentry permit should be applied for before leaving US and got approved though it could be asked to be sent to an address abroad. If a green card holder stays outside US for years together he has the option to reenter using a returning visa(SB-1). For this the green card holder should contact closest US consulate with immigration Form DS-117 available online and downloadable.


How can a green card holder come back to us if stayed over a year in a different country?

If the green card holder had applied and had a reentry permit with him he can use that to reenter US. If not the green card holder needs to apply for a return visa (SB-1) for which he should contact closest US embassy or consulate.


Can green card holder leave 1 year out of US?

If you are a green card holder and will be outside the US for less than twelve months (one calendar year) you will need your green card. Otherwise, you will need to apply for reentry permit using immigration Form I-131, which is valid for 2 years and you will need to present before reentering U.S.


Is it true that American green card is denied if you r holder of Indian passport having validity of 20 yrs?

no


You are a green card holder for reentry to US what do you need?

If as a green card holder you travel abroad and stay out for more than a year you should have applied for a reentry permit using the Form I-131 travel document which is valid for 2 years. So its always advisable to limit trips abroad to less than 180 days in order to maintain continuous residence for future naturalization process.


Can a US green card holder apply a re-entry permit I-131 outside US?

no, application I-131 can only be filed when you are physically present in u.s for reentry permit


Can a green card holder work in Asia?

Yes but it becomes a problem during naturalization. Green card in US is mainly for a person to stay and work in US permanently and so its supposed to be maintained and renewed every 10 years. Also the green card holder would have to apply for a reentry permit which is valid only for 2 years before leaving US in case he intends to work abroad. New reentry permit is required if the stay is for more than 2 years. Main eligibility criteria for applying for US citizenship is to have stayed in US as a green card holder for minimum 5 years prior to filing the Form N-400. In case green card holder plans to work abroad its important to file Form N-470 to preserve residence in US for naturalization purposes.


Can I go Back to US with green card?

Yes as a green card holder you can return to US with your green card and passport provided your trip abroad was for less than 180 days. In case you were to stay outside US for more than a year you would require a reentry permit to return to US at POE. This you should have applied for using immigration Form I-131, travel document before leaving US. This reentry permit is valid for a period of two years.


Can a green card holder stay out of the US for 6 months straight?

After a year in US as a green card holder in case for example you need to stay outside US for employment reasons then you can file Form N-470 to preserver residence. Trips outside US as a green card holder should not exceed 180 days per trip. If you are going to stay outside US for more than a year remember to apply for reentry permit valid for 2 years and get it approved before leaving US.

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