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Old Sep 12th 2002, 2:07 am
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hi all,
I am planning to go to my home country first time after i got my green card. What documents do i need for my departure? how long can i stay home ? anythin that needs to be /taken care/afraid of ?
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Old Sep 12th 2002, 8:46 am
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khai ko wrote:
    > hi all, I am planning to go to my home country first time after i got my green
    > card. What documents do i need for my departure? how long can i stay home ? anythin
    > that needs to be /taken care/afraid of ?
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com

hi khai!!

What kind of visa do you have?
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Old Sep 12th 2002, 12:41 pm
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Originally posted by Steggy:
khai ko wrote:
    > hi all, I am planning to go to my home country first time after i got my green
    > card. What documents do i need for my departure? how long can i stay home ? anythin
    > that needs to be /taken care/afraid of ?
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com

hi khai!!

What kind of visa do you have?
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Thanks for responding. I got my permanent resident card (green card) in feb 2001.
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Old Sep 12th 2002, 1:23 pm
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Originally posted by khai ko:


Thanks for responding. I got my permanent resident card (green card) in feb 2001.
Just need your passport and green card. You can only stay out of the country for 1 year, unless you apply to the INS before you leave, for permission to stay out of the country for upto 2 years without abandoning your PR status.

Have a good trip
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Old Sep 12th 2002, 1:57 pm
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khai ko wrote:
    > hi all, I am planning to go to my home country first time after i got my green
    > card. What documents do i need for my departure? how long can i stay home ? anythin
    > that needs to be /taken care/afraid of ?

If you have an unexpired greencard you don't need anything else. You can stay outside
the US for up to a year with no problems. If you know you will be gone longer than
that you must apply for a "re-entry" permit before you leave the US (one cannot get
this outside the US as I understand it). This will allow you to remain outside the US
for up to 2 years I believe.
 
Old Sep 12th 2002, 7:09 pm
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If you do consider applying for naturalization asap, be aware not to stay outside US
for longer than 180 days per trip. Your clock towards naturalization re-starts if you
are absent from the US soil for more than 180 days in a trip. Check the
naturalization eligibility at INS's web site -
www.ins.gov

L D Jones <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > khai ko wrote:
    > >
    > > hi all, I am planning to go to my home country first time after i got my green
    > > card. What documents do i need for my departure? how long can i stay home ?
    > > anythin that needs to be /taken care/afraid of ?
    > >
    > If you have an unexpired greencard you don't need anything else. You can stay
    > outside the US for up to a year with no problems. If you know you will be gone
    > longer than that you must apply for a "re-entry" permit before you leave the US
    > (one cannot get this outside the US as I understand it). This will allow you to
    > remain outside the US for up to 2 years I believe.
 
Old Sep 12th 2002, 10:31 pm
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steggy <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > khai ko wrote:
    > >
    > > hi all, I am planning to go to my home country first time after i got my green
    > > card. What documents do i need for my departure? how long can i stay home ?
    > > anythin that needs to be /taken care/afraid of ?
    > >
    > > --
    > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
    > hi khai!!
    > What kind of visa do you have?

Read the original post. "first time after I got my green card...."

All you need is your green card and passport.
 
Old Sep 12th 2002, 10:38 pm
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L D Jones <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > khai ko wrote:
    > >
    > > hi all, I am planning to go to my home country first time after i got my green
    > > card. What documents do i need for my departure? how long can i stay home ?
    > > anythin that needs to be /taken care/afraid of ?
    > >
    > If you have an unexpired greencard you don't need anything else.

In addition to your green card, you need your passport, unless you are going to
Canada. Most airlines will not let you aboard if you don't have a passport and
most countries will refuse entry, or at least make you go through lots of hoops
without a passport.
 
Old Sep 12th 2002, 11:09 pm
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khai ko wrote:
    > Originally posted by Steggy:
    > > khai ko wrote:
    > > > hi all, I am planning to go to my home country first time after i got my green
    > > > card. What documents do i need for my departure? how long can i stay home ?
    > > > anythin that needs to be /taken care/afraid of ?
    > > > --
    > > > Posted via http://bri-
    > > > tishexpats.com/http://britishexpats.com

    > >
    > > hi khai!!
    > >
    > > What kind of visa do you have?
    > > --
    > > steg
    > >
    > Thanks for responding. I got my permanent resident card (green card) in feb 2001.
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com

No problem.
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Old Sep 12th 2002, 11:14 pm
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James Donovan wrote:
    > steggy <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > > khai ko wrote:
    > > >
    > > > hi all, I am planning to go to my home country first time after i got my green
    > > > card. What documents do i need for my departure? how long can i stay home ?
    > > > anythin that needs to be /taken care/afraid of ?
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
    > >
    > > hi khai!!
    > >
    > > What kind of visa do you have?
    > Read the original post. "first time after I got my green card...."
    > All you need is your green card and passport.

Yes saw that. Sorry.
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