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  • Sep 25, 2012, 03:47 PM
    ok1102
    Us passport for green card holder
    I am a green card holder.I was married here in USA and my last name not same now.So my last name in passport and green card different and my visa in passport expire.How can I travel out of USA and how I can return back?
  • Sep 25, 2012, 03:59 PM
    smoothy
    Rules for green cards have changed... you can't reside outside of USA most of the time and retain them any longer.

    You also aren't entitled to a US Passport either as a green card holder, you HAVE to become a citizen to get that.
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    Maintaining Permanent Residence

    You may lose your permanent resident status (green card) if you commit an act that makes you removable from the United States under the law, as described in Section 237 or 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (see the “INA” link to the right). If you commit such an act, you may be brought before an immigration court to determine your right to remain a permanent resident.
    Abandoning Permanent Resident Status


    You may be found to have abandoned your permanent resident status if you:

    Move to another country intending to live there permanently
    Remain outside of the United States for more than 1 year without obtaining a reentry permit or returning resident visa. However, in determining whether your status has been abandoned, any length of absence from the United States may be considered, even if less than 1 year
    Remain outside of the United States for more than 2 years after issuance of a reentry permit without obtaining a returning resident visa. However, in determining whether your status has been abandoned any length of absence from the United States may be considered, even if less than 1 year
    Fail to file income tax returns while living outside of the United States for any period
    Declare yourself a “nonimmigrant” on your tax returns

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