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please i need someone in the house to hint me on this issue...

I am a green card holder and I just got married and i filed in for my husband last month, i plan on going to visit him soon..please as a permanent resident can i spend 4 months outside the

united states... 

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Just now, emmanuella uzor said:

please i need someone in the house to hint me on this issue...

I am a green card holder and I just got married and i filed in for my husband last month, i plan on going to visit him soon..please as a permanent resident can i spend 4 months outside the

united states... 

Yes, but......can you afford to have a lapse in work for that time period if you are sponsoring him?

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1 minute ago, emmanuella uzor said:

please i need someone in the house to hint me on this issue...

I am a green card holder and I just got married and i filed in for my husband last month, i plan on going to visit him soon..please as a permanent resident can i spend 4 months outside the

united states... 

Technically yes. But remember that only USC has the right to enter the US.. LPR status will be assessed by the CBP on entry   Multiple trips may raise a red flag and result in questioning .. that being said there should not be a problem... you may be asked the reason for the long stay to ensure your activities are not reason to decide you are no longer residing in the US permanently 

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1 minute ago, Jorgedig said:

Yes, but......can you afford to have a lapse in work for that time period if you are sponsoring him?

yes...am worried because someone said the president recently reduced the amount of months a green card holder is suppose to spend outside the U.S to 4 month...don 't know how current and true that is

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8 minutes ago, emmanuella uzor said:

yes...am worried because someone said the president recently reduced the amount of months a green card holder is suppose to spend outside the U.S to 4 month...don 't know how current and true that is

Rumour mill 

 

the info contained in the new immigrant guide on maintaining your LPR status is correct.

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/nativedocuments/M-618.pdf

Read it through.. visiting your husband while his application is being processed is reasonable , but you must be ready to demonstrate that the absence is temporary , that you  are returning to your place of residence ... keep it under 6 months... don’t do repeated long trips ie. 4 months out,  2 months in , 4 months out .. even though each individual trip is less than 6 months , the repeated trips MAY raise a question in the mind of the CBP Officer 

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10 minutes ago, emmanuella uzor said:

yes...am worried because someone said the president recently reduced the amount of months a green card holder is suppose to spend outside the U.S to 4 month...don 't know how current and true that is

Not true........


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28 minutes ago, emmanuella uzor said:

yes...am worried because someone said the president recently reduced the amount of months a green card holder is suppose to spend outside the U.S to 4 month...don 't know how current and true that is

Where did you get that information? 'Cause it's completely false.

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3 hours ago, emmanuella uzor said:

yes...am worried because someone said the president recently reduced the amount of months a green card holder is suppose to spend outside the U.S to 4 month...don 't know how current and true that is

Whether or not that is true, how will you sponsor your spouse if you leave the US for months at a time?

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17 hours ago, Jorgedig said:

Yes, but......can you afford to have a lapse in work for that time period if you are sponsoring him?

They weren’t asking about the financial aspect and it’s none of your business whether they can or can’t afford to miss work. 

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19 hours ago, emmanuella uzor said:

yes...am worried because someone said the president recently reduced the amount of months a green card holder is suppose to spend outside the U.S to 4 month...don 't know how current and true that is

Don't believe everything you read on the internet. 






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21 hours ago, emmanuella uzor said:

please i need someone in the house to hint me on this issue...

I am a green card holder and I just got married and i filed in for my husband last month, i plan on going to visit him soon..please as a permanent resident can i spend 4 months outside the

united states... 

You can spend that many months (up to 6 mos) outside the US, but CBP can always question you about that length of stay while on a green card. It is a valid question whether or not you could afford what is considered by US standards a lengthy time off work, if you indeed work. But usually no issues entering the US following a 4-month overseas stay. 


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Back on topic

 

Abandonment is a very complicated issue and it is fairly easy to say what will work and what will not but not what when people want to push it.

 

And of course there is often insufficient information, there may be a bigger picture relevant that has not been mentioned.

 

Somebody I know did get chewed out for being out 4 months, scared so much he naturalised to avoid and future issues. But he was let in.

 

 

 

 


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