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6mos or 12mos for Permanen Resident to go back to U.S?

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my mom's a green card holder, is it true that she has to go back to U.S. in 6 months time? or it's within one year? coz she arrived here in the Philippines from U.S. last December and some told her she needs to go back within 6 months while some says it's within one year, whichone is true? hope you can help us so we know when to buy her a ticket. thanks and Godbless us all!

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my mom's a green card holder, is it true that she has to go back to U.S. in 6 months time? or it's within one year? coz she arrived here in the Philippines from U.S. last December and some told her she needs to go back within 6 months while some says it's within one year, whichone is true? hope you can help us so we know when to buy her a ticket. thanks and Godbless us all!

You better should read uscis web page about right and responsabilitys for green card holder Uscis

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my mom's a green card holder, is it true that she has to go back to U.S. in 6 months time? or it's within one year? coz she arrived here in the Philippines from U.S. last December and some told her she needs to go back within 6 months while some says it's within one year, whichone is true? hope you can help us so we know when to buy her a ticket. thanks and Godbless us all!

Hi according ti uscis webpage

"Remain outside of the United States for more than 1 year without obtaining a reentry permit or returning resident visa. However, in determining whether your status has been abandoned, any length of absence from the United States may be considered, even if less than 1 year"

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Green card holders

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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my mom's a green card holder, is it true that she has to go back to U.S. in 6 months time? or it's within one year? coz she arrived here in the Philippines from U.S. last December and some told her she needs to go back within 6 months while some says it's within one year, whichone is true? hope you can help us so we know when to buy her a ticket. thanks and Godbless us all!

I am not sure if you are questioning this due to naturalization purposes, or just green card and entry/re-entry requirements, but below is some information that may assist you.

When applying for naturalization, trips outside the US for more than 6 months are not good because of the continuous residence requirement....

Continuous Residence

“Continuous residence” means that you have not left the United States for a long period of time. If you leave the United States for too long, you may interrupt your continuous residence. What is the difference between “physical presence” and “continuous

residence”? Physical presence concerns the total number of days you were in the United States during the period required for your naturalization. Continuous residence concerns the time you resided lawfully in the United States without any single absence long enough to “break” that continuity for naturalization purposes.

Continuous Residence Requirement: 3 years (if married to US citizen, 5 if not married to US citizen) as a Permanent Resident without leaving the United States for trips of 6 months or longer.

Other info to be aware of: "In general, if a U.S. Permanent Resident has been absent for more than one year from the U.S. without a reentry permit, he or she can not use a green card to reenter the U.S. Instead, one would either have to apply for "Returning Resident Status", which requires a showing that her stay outside of the U.S. beyond the limit was beyond her control; or, one would have to apply all over again for green card status through the usual avenues. Second, if one does not "intend to live" in the U.S., then one does not qualify for U.S. Permanent Resident status. It is not a appropriate to try to reenter the U.S. using one's green card if one has stayed outside of the U.S. for more than one year without a reentry permit because then one can be denied entry..."

"Abandonment or loss of permanent residence statusA green card holder may abandon permanent residence by filing form I-407, with the green card, at a U.S. Embassy. Under certain conditions, permanent residence status can be lost involuntarily. This includes committing a criminal act that makes a person removable from the United States. A person might also be found to have abandoned their status if he or she moves to another country to live there permanently, stays outside the USA for more than 365 days (without getting a re-entry permit before leaving), or does not file an income tax return. Permanent resident status can also be lost if it is found that the application or grounds for obtaining permanent residence was fraudulent. The failure to renew the permanent resident card does not result in the loss of status, except in the case of conditional permanent residents as noted above.

A person who loses permanent residence status is immediately removable from the United States and must leave the country as soon as possible or face deportation and removal. In some cases the person may be banned from entering the country for three or seven years, or even permanently."

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Hi according ti uscis webpage

"Remain outside of the United States for more than 1 year without obtaining a reentry permit or returning resident visa. However, in determining whether your status has been abandoned, any length of absence from the United States may be considered, even if less than 1 year"

For adiditional information

Green card holders

More than one year REQUIRES a reentry permit. More than 6 months but less than one year MAY require some explanation. Our son goes to school in Moscow. He is typically gone for 10 months at a time. when he returns he has...

US State Drivers license

Proof he is a student in Moscow (student ID)

Most recent US tax return (he works a summer job here)

Selective Service Registration (draft registration)

Social Security Card

Bank statement/US issued debit card

So far, no problems

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Gary And Alla

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my mom's a green card holder, is it true that she has to go back to U.S. in 6 months time? or it's within one year? coz she arrived here in the Philippines from U.S. last December and some told her she needs to go back within 6 months while some says it's within one year, whichone is true? hope you can help us so we know when to buy her a ticket. thanks and Godbless us all!

She can stay there NOT more than one year. I went home in 2008 and stayed for almost 6 months(but am not suggesting it) and never had a problem coming back to US. Just make sure she won't stay there for a year to avoid problems.

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