When I left the US last year, I had not idea that being a permanent resident of the country meant I really had to be a permanent resident.., who would have thought? Ok, so there are no backward concepts in the US. They didn’t tell us that in the English classes while growing up. I should be excuse from the rules. I am from a latin country where “No” means “Yes” and “Do not park here” means “Perfect place to park” and permanent residency would mean “permanent, if you want?” or “we can work it out” So, that is one of the reasons we are in San Jose; to go to the US embassy, besides having to get a few parts for the boat, but most importantly, we are here to go to the MOVIEEE!!
A permanent resident can NOT be out of the country for more than a year without a Re-Entry permit.
A Re-entry permit must be obtained while in the US, before departure
If a permanent resident is out of the country for over 6 mos. He (she… I) looses the eligibility to become a citizen.
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