Washington, DC asked in Immigration Law for District of Columbia

Q: Is there a new update or exception on green-card holder’s laws for staying abroad during the pandemic time?

If i stay outside of The united states under 6 months should i prepare any proof or document about the traveling purpose?

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Licensed in District of Columbia

A: Hi, as of right now, there is no new law regarding long stays outside the U.S.for GC holders. There is no harm in gathering documents regarding your travels. It could come handy when you apply for Naturalization.

Besides, staying outside the U.S for less than 6 months will typically not affect your residency requirements. In light of Covid-19 and several travel bans around the world, you will most likely have a valid explanation if ever questioned by DHS.

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