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My Wife has left the country a few days ago and will be gone for a month.  She has a green card and was thinking she should of notified the USCIS that she was leaving?  Is this required or is she fine?  The green card and her foreign passport is all that is needed to get back into the USA right?  Thanks.


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She does not need to notify USCIS that she is traveling.  She has a valid green card.  She has a valid passport.  She is good to go. :) 


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5 minutes ago, Tokenfreak said:

My Wife has left the country a few days ago and will be gone for a month.  She has a green card and was thinking she should of notified the USCIS that she was leaving?  Is this required or is she fine?  The green card and her foreign passport is all that is needed to get back into the USA right?  Thanks.

 

Nope. She can come and go as she please really. My husband just went on his own for 2 weeks back home and came back no issues.


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11 minutes ago, Tokenfreak said:

My Wife has left the country a few days ago and will be gone for a month.  She has a green card and was thinking she should of notified the USCIS that she was leaving?  Is this required or is she fine?  The green card and her foreign passport is all that is needed to get back into the USA right?  Thanks.

Nope

 

Yep


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2 minutes ago, mmsk said:

Leaving for a month is not a big issue theoretically. She should be fine and no need for notification 

 

 

There’s no one at USCIS whose task it is to be to notified when LPRs  leave the  country ! 

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10 minutes ago, mmsk said:

They get it automatically 😊

I’m not sure if they are specifically notified .. maybe they are ... but they certainly have access to the DHS/CBP records 

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Posted (edited)

USA has no exit controls.  Don't see how any alerts would be automatically obtained upon exiting..

 

Besides, as we know it's never an issue with a foreigner leaving the US....any issue (if one existed) would arise only with getting back in. ;) 

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Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

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6 minutes ago, Going through said:

USA has no exit controls.  Don't see how any alerts would be automatically obtained upon exiting..

 

Besides, as we know it's never an issue with a foreigner leaving the US....any issue (if one existed) would arise only with getting back in. ;) 

The data is available because airlines provide DHS with flight manifests


YMMV

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Posted (edited)
44 minutes ago, payxibka said:

The data is available because airlines provide DHS with flight manifests

DHS....I can see.  USCIS getting "automatic" notification when a LPR exits, though, as mentioned earlier by another member?  I don't see it as likely they have the time or resources to keep track of the vacationing habits of every LPR.

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Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Going through said:

DHS....I can see.  USCIS getting "automatic" notification when a LPR exits, though, as mentioned earlier by another member?  I don't see it as likely they have the time or resources to keep track of the vacationing habits of every LPR.

Uscis is a part of DHS.   


YMMV

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1 minute ago, payxibka said:

Uscis is a part of DHS.   

Yes I’m aware of that . But not every section  of DHS gets all the information from  all the other sections of DHS 

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13 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Uscis is a part of DHS.   

I think you might be misunderstanding the second half of the thread, and how the discussion of exit came up.

 

Are you stating that USCIS is automatically notified from.....somewhere....each time a LPR over the entire United States crosses the border to vacation in their home country/elsewhere?  That they maintain some sort of huge database that gets automatically updated each time a GC holder leaves?  Like (for example) some sort of signal that beeps on some USCIS computer in some random field office everytime a LPR from that jurisdiction physically crosses the border that very second? That USCIS controls this---themselves?

 

The idea 'of "automatic notification to USCIS" was brought up earlier---that's where the discussion about exit controls came about.

 

 

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Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Going through said:

I think you might be misunderstanding the second half of the thread, and how the discussion of exit came up.

 

Are you stating that USCIS is automatically notified from.....somewhere....each time a LPR over the entire United States crosses the border to vacation in their home country/elsewhere?  That they maintain some sort of huge database that gets automatically updated each time a GC holder leaves?  That USCIS controls this---themselves?

 

 

What I said is that the data is there.  How they use it is another.

 

People have reported the there AOS has stopped processing because there name showed on a manifest for the back half of a RT ticket they didn't cancel 


YMMV

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