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Dear Ms aurora,

I have heard that it is possible to get your Green Card revoked, if you travel and remain outside the USA for a certain period of time.

I have been trying to find what this time frame is, but it appears to me that there are no clear cut rules and regulations? Or are there?

Grateful for your response.

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Hi,

If you are continuously outside the U.S. for 365 days or more, you will be considered to have abandoned your permanent resident status (green card) in the U.S. unless you have a re-entry permit. With a re-entry permit, you can remain outside the U.S. for up to 2 years. Further information on a re-entry permit is here: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-131instr.pdf

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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