Is intent not to abandon residency same as re-entry permit? I would like to travel out of country for work related situation on a temporary basis and would like to preserve my line for the citizenship.
Reentery Permit is a manifestation embodied in the document of your advanced declaration that you would need to stay outside of the USA for up to two years but do not intend to abandon your residency.
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By law, getting a reentry permit does not, by itself, prove you did not abandon your status. Nevertheless, if you have a reentry permit, CBP will allow you into the U.S. if you come before the permit expires.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
No, applying for a reentry permit does not mean that you did not abandon your residency by itself. If you have been abroad for more than 180 days, with Reentry permit, CBP will allow you into the U.S. if you come before the permit expires.
Unless you fall into one of the exceptions enumerated in the immigration code your time towards citizenship will stop when you leave the country. You should contact an immigration lawyer to further discuss this issue to see if your employment would qualify as an exception to time stop rule and to also discuss abandoning your residency.
Reentry permit is permission to enter the US after a long stay abroad of more than one year. It does not resolve residency for naturalization .
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