How long can I live outside of the US and keep my green card valid? 3 Answers as of April 27, 2011

How long can I live outside of the US and keep my green card valid?

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Law Office of Baoqin Wang
Law Office of Baoqin Wang | Baoqin Wang
Generally speaking you will be safe to stay outside for less than 6 months. If you stay more than 6 months, it is recommended that you apply for re-entry permit, which will allow you to re-enter US after prolonged stay outside. However, re-entry permit itself is not a guarantee. You may still be asked to provide evidence that you have not abandoned your permanent residency if you stay outside for too long.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 4/27/2011
Law Offices of Caro Kinsella
Law Offices of Caro Kinsella | Caro Kinsella, Esq.
You can file for a re-entry permit before leaving the U.S. This permits you to remain outside the U.S. For up to 2 year periods.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 4/27/2011
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
You can live outside of the country 6 months in a year.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 4/27/2011
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