- TigerLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Unfortunately, staying abroad for more than one year or longer you may lose your green card.
An important part of obtaining and keeping a Green Card is your intention to make the U.S. your permanent residence. A Green Card holder may travel abroad and use the Green Card as a re-entry document. If you hold a Green Card you may stay abroad for up to six months without any problem. Absences abroad of more than six months but less than one (1) year create a reputable presumption that you intended to abandon your residence. However if you are abroad for more than a continuous period of one year or longer you may lose your right to use the Green Card to re-enter the U.S. While the Immigration Officer is supposed to deny those abroad for a year or longer admission, in practice many INS inspectors at the airport will admit you. However, a re-entry permit does not guarantee your re-admission into the U.S.
If you intend to be absent from the U.S. for 1-2 years, you should obtain a re-entry permit. This is an indication that the INS has accepted your explanation that your intention is to stay abroad for 1-2 years as a "temporary" matter.
Here is a link showing some "general rules" to keep your green card:
2006-03-28 12:08:42 補充：
grapekao's suggestion is great!!beside that, try provide the following:1. A REENTRY PERMIT 2. TAX RETURNS3. A USA ADDRESS4. A USA BANK ACCOUNTS (/ CREDIT CARD ACCOUNTS)5. A USA DRIVING LICENSE6. OWNERSHIP OF U.S. PROPERTY
2006-03-28 12:13:17 補充：
Although it is not easy since you are absent too long, just give a trial and emphasize the education in Taiwan is a compulsory one so that you are not allowed to go freely before completion.
2006-03-29 15:25:52 補充：
Or you can stop by Canada and drive to the States. They will check green card but not passport.Source(s): http://immigration-law.freeadvice.com/abroad_green... & http://www.usvisanews.com/faq/greencard.shtml
- 壞壞熊Lv 61 decade ago
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