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    Green Card Holders Staying Abroad Over 6 Months











    Do you need legal help?

      Green Card Holders Staying Abroad Over 6 Months











      Green Card Holders Staying Abroad Over 6 Months











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        You deserve to enjoy your life and not worry that your life you’ve worked so hard to build in this country could be taken from you. 
        This worry that you could lose the life you know now is all too common. Buffalo immigration attorney Ramon Irizarry can help fix these worries and resolve these issues. 
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        We care about giving you better results.

        You deserve to enjoy your life and not worry that your life you’ve worked so hard to build in this country could be taken from you. 
        This worry that you could lose the life you know now is all too common. Buffalo immigration attorney Ramon Irizarry can help fix these worries and resolve these issues. 
        Let Ramon help you with your immigration matter.
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        Worried about losing your green card by staying abroad over 6 months? Check out this video to learn what you need to do to keep your status.


        Question:

        Can I stay more than 6 months outside the U.S. with a green card?

        Answer:

        One question that comes up a lot is whether or not permanent residents can spend more than six months outside of the United States. Our answer to that question is it’s possible, but it’s not recommended. Here’s why.

        Once you come back to the United States, it’s possible that the government officers at the border can take the position that you have abandoned your permanent resident status. This means they believe that you no longer wish to be a permanent resident. At this point, you have two choices; you can either give up your permanent resident status, or you can choose to challenge this in immigration court. In immigration court, these are deportation proceedings, so, if you lose, you will be deported. In immigration court, during these proceedings, what happens is you ask the judge not to terminate your permanent resident status. There is another way to prevent this from happening, and this is by getting a re-entry permit before you leave.

        If you have any questions about permanent resident status, green card applications, or any other immigration matters, please give us a call.


        If you need to know more about obtaining a green card and staying abroad over 6 months, contact our experienced New York green card lawyer today for a free consultation and case evaluation.