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How to maintain GC status

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I got my green card and will be doing the intial entry in the next few months.


I do travel back and forth Asia and US for family reasons.


I have heard that friends who stayed in Asia being warned by custom officer that he shouldn't be staying outside of US for too long.  And I read that if you stay outside of the US for 6 months you could loose your GC.


Anyone willing to share their thoughts?



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As a Permanent Resident, you have to live in the US. It is called "Permanent Residence" for a reason.

All travel abroad has to be temporary in nature, with a clear ending date.

And long travel abroad can indeed be an indication that the person isn't living in the US, which would indicate abandonment of the GC.

In short: make the US your home, where you live and work. Or give up the GC.

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Visiting abroad is OK. Living (including working) outside the US is NOT permanent residency. Either move to the US and visit elsewhere or give up/decline the GC and obtain a US visitors visa.

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