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Working overseas while having a greencard

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Belgium
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Hi All,

I have a greencard since a few months thru marriage.

Unfortunatly I have difficulties finding a job here in the USA.

I received an offer for a job overseas, this job will allow me to come back at least every 3 months on vacation and even almost once a month as I will be working for a VIP airlines with flight thru the USA.

My Question can I still keep my greecard or have the risk of losing it as I will be working overseas, My wife and I are agree that this job will be a great opportunities and will allow us to see each other often, As she will have flight benefit to come visit me and I will be back often here.

If someone can help with it.

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If you spend 9-odd months outside the US, you're likely to eventually lose your GC. CBP can decipher your travel patterns.

Renounce the GC, get a C\D Crew visa and/or a B2. Once ready to live again in the US, have your spouse re-petition your IR-1.


USCIS

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

NVC

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

Consular

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

POE

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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You'll be fine with a re-entry permit. We returned over the summer from a two year work assignment in Europe using the re-entry permit to preserve the green card.

I think there is a guide somewhere here on how to apply for it. You only need to be present in the US for the biometric appointment that you will be requested for after you submit the application. After that, you can even elect to have it delivered to your foreign location at the nearest consulate.

The permit is good for two years. It cannot be renewed but you are free to apply for a new one when the old one expires.


Done: I-130/CR-1, I-751/ROC

Done: I-327

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Hungary
Timeline

I-131. I think about 90 days to get it.


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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