I have been a GC holder for 2 years and would like to visit India for 5-1/2 months. Do I still need a reentry permit? Would appreciate any information you can give to retain the GC while living overseas.02 Dec 2013
A reentry permit is needed if a GC holder is out of the U.S. for a year or more. The GC is the proper document for reentry if the trip is less than a year. However, if there is any chance that the trip could be extended, there is no harm in obtaining the reentry permit just in case. It is necessary to be in the U.S. to request the reentry permit, so it is important to consider what might happen and not just what has been planned. We have a helpful article on www.Murthy.com on extended travel abroad by permanent residents. (02.Dec.2013)
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