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Paranoid about leaving US for 5 weeks 3rd time this year with a Green Card

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Hello, 

I've been a PR for over 5 years now and currently waiting for my N400 to be completed. I want to travel to Europe for 5 weeks but I'm really freaking about having issues entering US on my way back. I already traveled 2 times in the last 12 months (2 trips of 2 months each). I never had any issues at the border but I'm still super paranoid. 

I'm self employed here in US and have an LLC, 2 banks accounts, driver license and health insurance so I can easily prove that I live and work in US. 

Is there any chance that I could be denied entry after a 5 weeks trip? Did it happen to anyone or I'm just paranoid for no reason. 

Thank you everyone! 

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My ex traveled to Brazil 3 times (each time for 3 weeks), to Europe once between 2008-2010 and still naturalized with no problems in early 2011.   It might all depend on the officer that interviews you for your naturalization.  

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Just now, Ben & Katy said:

My ex traveled to Brazil 3 times (each time for 3 weeks), to Europe once between 2008-2010 and still naturalized with no problems in early 2011.   It might all depend on the officer that interviews you for your naturalization.  

Thanks for the reply, good to hear that your ex didn't have any problems.

I'm actually not worried about my naturalization interview as I'm paranoid about returning back to US and having issues at the border. 

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1 hour ago, thisisreal said:

Hello, 

I've been a PR for over 5 years now and currently waiting for my N400 to be completed. I want to travel to Europe for 5 weeks but I'm really freaking about having issues entering US on my way back. I already traveled 2 times in the last 12 months (2 trips of 2 months each). I never had any issues at the border but I'm still super paranoid. 

I'm self employed here in US and have an LLC, 2 banks accounts, driver license and health insurance so I can easily prove that I live and work in US. 

Is there any chance that I could be denied entry after a 5 weeks trip? Did it happen to anyone or I'm just paranoid for no reason. 

Thank you everyone! 

as long as you are not out for more than  months in a given year you are good.

 

Also its not a hard and fast rule. A reasonable explanation like family death/asset setting etc is completely acceptable

1 hour ago, thisisreal said:

Thanks for the reply, good to hear that your ex didn't have any problems.

I'm actually not worried about my naturalization interview as I'm paranoid about returning back to US and having issues at the border. 

 

You have a green card. They have to let you in. if they wanna make u go back they need an order from a federal judge and that ain't happening overnight.

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1 hour ago, saladboye said:

as long as you are not out for more than  months in a given year you are good.

 

Also its not a hard and fast rule. A reasonable explanation like family death/asset setting etc is completely acceptable

 

You have a green card. They have to let you in. if they wanna make u go back they need an order from a federal judge and that ain't happening overnight.

Thank you. This makes me feel much better. I had no idea they need an order from a judge in order to not let you in the country.

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18 hours ago, saladboye said:

You have a green card. They have to let you in. if they wanna make u go back they need an order from a federal judge and that ain't happening overnight.

Only USCs are guaranteed entry.

But from a practical standpoint, they won't deny an LPR except in circumstances of clear inadmissibility (even then being referred to an IJ) or national security purposes.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Thank you everyone. I just bought my ticket and I'm going for a 5 weeks trip in Europe.Thank you all for your responses. 

I hope by the time I'm back to have my N400 interview scheduled.

 

I also applied for a Global Entry to make traveling even easier. 

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On 9/6/2019 at 4:34 PM, thisisreal said:

Hello, 

I've been a PR for over 5 years now and currently waiting for my N400 to be completed. I want to travel to Europe for 5 weeks but I'm really freaking about having issues entering US on my way back. I already traveled 2 times in the last 12 months (2 trips of 2 months each). I never had any issues at the border but I'm still super paranoid. 

I'm self employed here in US and have an LLC, 2 banks accounts, driver license and health insurance so I can easily prove that I live and work in US. 

Is there any chance that I could be denied entry after a 5 weeks trip? Did it happen to anyone or I'm just paranoid for no reason. 

Thank you everyone! 

Not a chance

 

Enjoy your trip!

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