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How many reentry permits can a green card holder get?

I got my green card through the EB-5 program. Due to my business in my home country, I am only able to stay in the U.S. for at most one month every two years. To keep my status, I understand that I will need to apply for reentry permits. How long is a reentry permit usually valid for? How many reentry permits can one apply for?

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    There is no limit to applying for reentry permits.

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    Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    It is valid for two years. There is no limit on how many; however, you might run into lack of immigrant intent and abandonment of residency issues.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Unlimited, but one must keep ties to the U.S. and pay taxes here to show you have not abandoned the green card.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    The re-entry permit is valid initially for two years and can usually be renewed once for two years. Thereafter, it is only one year at a time. Not sure how many times they will renew it. This depends on the reasons provided.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Generally, a re-entry permit is valid for a period of two years. However, if you applied and obtained a re-entry permit for two successive times, which would have resulted in four years, the third successive application will only be approved for just one year. In essence, in a period of 5 years, you can get two entry permits back to back for a period of two years per application and the successive third application will only be approved for just a one-year entry permit. Advisably, consult an attorney on this issue before you put your plan in operation.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    I am not aware of a limit to obtain a new re-entry permit. Please keep in mind you need to be in the U.S. to apply for one and get biometrics handled. That said, your time spent out of the U.S. will affect when you can apply for U.S. citizenship.

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