I have a green card and want to go out of the US for a few months is there any limitation on the time I can be out of the US

Asked about 1 year ago - Lakeland, FL

I need to be Out for more than six months

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  1. Jose Antonio Moreno

    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . Yes, because of your specific need contact an immigration attorney to do it without adverse effects.

  2. Robert Louis Brown


    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . If your travel is less than six months you should have no issues. If your travel is for six months or more you should obtain a reentry permit before departure.

  3. F. J. Capriotti III

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Keep in mind that, if you leave for more than 6 months, unless you qualify for an N-407, you will lose all the time you have built-up to become a US citizen.

    If you don't care about becoming a US citizen, and if you're not abandoning your US residence, you can file for a Re-entry permit.

    Meet with a lawyer to make sure your departure won't have horrible long-range impact on your future in the US.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more

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