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Green Card holder and would like to stay in the Philippines for a year

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My Dad is going back to the Philippines so he can recover from his cardiac arrest two years ago. Thank God he gave him second chance to leave. He is physcially fit but have brain damage and his doctor recommends that he needs brain activity which we can't give to him since all of us at the house work and he is by himself at the house everyday. By going to the Philippines, we are hoping that he will get improve since most of our family are back there and are willing to help him.

My problem now is I don't know how long he can stay in the Philippines. Can he stay for a year? He is not American Citizen and he arrived here in the US in October 2011. What should we do to avoid his US residency being revoked.

Thank you all for your help.

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Hi,

Apply for a Re-Entry Permit. He must have his biometrics in the US before he can leave and still receive his Re-Entry Permit. The Permit will allow him to stay outside the US for up to 2 years. However, he must maintain his ties to the US to keep his LPR status. Google "maintaining legal permanent residency."

Best of luck

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