I am a winner of Diversity Visa 2017 Greencard lottery . Already concluded process & received Greencard in January 2017 ( Made first entry to US in December, got admitted, and returned home to make preparations to move for good to US by June 2017, after son's school semester ends)
In the meantime, searching for a job, selling vehicles, house etc. Questions are;
-in what timeframe one must conclude this move? ( read it is 1 year)
-Before June 2017, I will need to travel to US in March for a week for a job interview, exit again until June 2017. Would this create any issue?
You MUST return within 180 days otherwise you will place your LPR status in jeopardy.
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The 1 year rule that you are talking about is an absolute deadline, after which you will be deemed to have abandoned your greencard and residence in the US.
My colleague suggested that no trip away from your new 'home' in the US should exceed 180 days, I prefer to be safe and say that you shouldn't be gone for more than 90 days at any one time.
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You must return to the United States within 180 days. You need to permanently settle sooner rather than later. The more time you spend outside the U.S., the more likely you are to lose your residence due to a finding of abandonment.
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