Author Topic: Maintaining US permanent residency  (Read 559 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ebarb002

  • *
  • Posts: 43
  • Joined: May 2016
  • Location: Oklahoma
  • Liked: 4
Maintaining US permanent residency
« on: July 27, 2016, 12:10:32 AM »
I'm USC and wife is UKC with US permanent residency. We are expecting to move back to UK in September once my spousal visa comes thru.
How long will her US residency remain valid? I know for the UK, it's 2 years before it becomes invalid, but wondered about the 'flip-side'.
Can she maintain her US residency by frequent trips back to US?
Thank you

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Application submitted: June 20th
Biometrics: June 27th
Package in Sheffield: July 4th

Offline KFdancer

  • *
  • Posts: 11332
  • Joined: Jun 2012
  • Location: Wokingham
  • Liked: 2354
Re: Maintaining US permanent residency
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2016, 12:05:32 PM »
It's one year in the US.

No, you can only be a resident of one country.  If she applies for US citizenship before you leave, then you won't have to go through the immigration/visa process again in the future.