Asked about 4 years ago - Sarasota, FLFlag
Hi, my mom is a green card holder and due to the family emergency she needs to travel back to Russia. She plans to stay in Russia for about 5 month then return to USA. After she comes back to USA, for how long she should stay in USA before she can go back to Russia? Please advise.
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There is no bright line test. If she plans on being out for an extended period of time she should apply for a reentry permit. This will allow her to stay out longer than 6 months without abandoning her residence. I generally tell peope they should stay inside the US for at least as long as they were outside the US. In your example if out for 5 then in for 5.
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