Legal Question in Immigration Law in California

My husband got a Green Card 6 month ago. Now he is going to work for 1 year contract overseas. Does he loose his Green Card status and what to do to prevent that? Thank you.

Asked on 6/11/13, 9:00 am

3 Answers from Attorneys

Michael Cho Law Offices of Michael Cho

He will want to file for a Re-entry permit so that he can preserve his permanent residence, in addition to maintaining as much "proof" of legal residence and life in the United States as possible during this period abroad.


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Answered on 6/11/13, 9:03 am
Armen Tashjian Law Offices of Armen M. Tashjian

Green Card holders will be considered having abandoned their desire to be permanent resident if they leave the US for longer than 6 months.

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Answered on 6/11/13, 10:02 am
Mercy Sequeira Law Office of Mercy Sequeira

Your husband can apply for a Re-entry permit.

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Answered on 6/11/13, 11:19 am

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