Originally Posted by khai
HI... My question is, Can a greencard holder stay outside US for more than 6 months ? How long he/she can stay outside ?
Yes, a green card holder can stay outside the USA for over 6 months, if there is a good reason, and he does not abandon his ties to the USA. He will probably take a trip to secondary on his way back into the USA, and will probably have to explain why he was out so long.
There is no hard and fast rule about how long a PR can be outside the USA without abandoning PR status. Each case is looked at on an individual basis.