I got my green card a couple of years ago having previously been an asylee for a year. I've completed my Bachelors degree in New York, and now intend to study my Masters in England. It would take a year. Will it, in any way, affect my permanent resident status here in America? Also, will it hamper my citizenship process at all? Are there any rules that I should be wary of before leaving? I have a reentry permit already. I don't mind returning to the US during the mid-year break. Please help.
The answer to both question is yes. Being out more than six months is presumed to be abandon your residency unless you obtain a travel document. However, once you are out more that six months then you need to start all over foe citizenship purposes.
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Going to the UK can be a very risky move ... even with a re-entry permit.
Don't leave the US for more than 6 months on any one trip. OR ... if possible, become a US citizen before going to the UK next fall.
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Firstly, which country did you seek asylum from? Second, what ties will you have with U.S., when you leave to study abroad? and lastly when did you become a permanent resident.
It will work for you if you were to talk to an immigration attorney before you plan to leave.
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