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We are offering complimentary consultations with our experienced attorneys via phone, Skype, FaceTime and Zoom to anyone – individuals, businesses and organizations – with a situation and/or questions related to immigration and nationality law. We can advise or offer second opinions on family-based and employment based immigration options, employer compliance, maintenance of non-immigrant status and employment authorization, political asylum, removal defense, remedies through federal court litigation or other U.S. immigration matters. Please contact us 24/7 at (312) 444-1940 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can lose your permanent resident status if you leave the U.S. with the intention of living permanently somewhere else. Since temporary trips outside the U.S. are permissible, what steps can you take to minimize the risk that the U.S. Government would decide that you have abandoned your status? There is no definitive answer. Each case is different and you may require legal advice, especially for longer trips. But here are a few common steps that a green card holder may take to try and maintain their status and be allowed to return to their residence in the U.S.