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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan

Dear, VJ members have a situation and any advice would be appreciated it. The person has a 10 year green card , and visited abroad to family and relatives for 3 months earlier this year (2016). Plan to go again in October due to a death in the family, along with immediate relative being very ill , plan to stay for 3-4 months not sure exactly depending on the situation. If stay over 4 months, then will enter 2017, how would this work?

1. Can they go abroad multiple times in a year?

2. If each trip is less then 6 months, is there any issue?

3. If they stay abroad more then USA in 2016 any issue?

4. Ever since obtaining green card have lived in USA for 4 years, and visited abroad only 2 times for 2 half months and 3 months each trip.

Thank you!

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No problem at all. Don't be worried. Good luck.


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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Pakistan

I was in same situation like you are in.i been traveling after every 6 months for average 3.5 months to stay in Pakistan for different reasons marriage death off season of my business and to participate in joint family business in Pakistan this circle was going on since my last trip to Pakistan when I came back in February 2016 they hold me for Q lot of but same time let me tell you I been going since 2011 but even my reasons were genuine they asked me lot of Q.

In your case don't worry just make sure your any trip should not be over 6 months which can be problem for your citizenship.good luck

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A green card is not a 3- or 5-yr placeholder for merely getting US citizenship. A green card is for living permanently in the US and doing everything to minimize trips abroad.


January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2


March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete


Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup


Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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