Lawful permanent residents (LPR) of the United States (green card holders) need to keep their trips abroad to a relatively short period of time. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) could determine that an LPR has abandoned their residence if the LPR’s intent was not to return to the U.S. within a relatively short period of time.   Factors DHS could consider in evaluating the LPR’s intent include:   Whether the trip abroad is lengthy or for a short period of time; LPR’s family ties in the U.S.; property holding in the U.S.; business affiliations within the U.S.; LPR’s family, property, and business ties in the foreign country.  

Please call Kraft & Associates at (214)999-9999 if you have any questions regarding abandonment of residency.