Although your status as a permanent resident is permanent, your green card must be renewed every few years. In addition, it is possible to be accused of “abandoning” your status as a U.S. citizen (for example, if you do not maintain a U.S. residence and job for a long period of time) and to be deported to your home country. These guides will tell you everything you need to know about keeping your green card and your permanent resident status in the United States.