Am resident since DEC 2011.my trip details are 23 April 2014 to 10 Oct 2014
Sept 16 2015 to march 8 2016
And going on Aug 14 2016 to Feb 2017.
Can green card holder travel before six months ?
You may travel as much as you want abroad provided you:
1. Keep your LPR residency in the U.S.
2. Not absent for more than 180 days in one foreign trip ( unless travelling on a I-131 Re Entry Permit or having a U.S. Government or military exemption),
3. Not using your LPR status as a visa free regime for free admission to the U.S. de facto not residing in the U.S. as an LPR.
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If you spent too much time living outside the US, this may raise a question regarding whether the US is your "place of abode".
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
If you continue to be absent from the US for such lengthy periods, without a stable job or occupation/self-employment, home and other strong ties in the USA, you will be facing elevated scrutiny of whether you truly made the US your permanent home or not.
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