I am a US Green Card Holder. My wife is a US Citizen. She applied for and got approved for Canadian Green Card. By Canadian regulations all family members/dependents are automatically issued Canadian Green Cards. As US Citizens my wife and children can freely travel to Canada/US. My question is: as US Green Card holder, could my intention to abandon residency come up if I travel to Canada, even briefly? Is there a law/regulation/case precedent in this regard? As of July both US and Canada will report to each other the border entry records and entry status. Am I violating any law if I travel to Canada as US/Canadian Green Card holder?
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You are allowed to travel to Canada while on a US green card as long as you have a Canadian visa.
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You are not violating the law by traveling to Canada with your green card.
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You can travel to Canada so long as you have a passport and a valid visa. Staying there for an extended period of time, more than 180 days, is not advised. And, if you're actually moving, then you may need to speak with an attorney.
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