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They should not have any trips longer than 180 days and they should not have any multiple trips in any 12 month period that add up to more than 180 days. So in other words, going out for 5 months, coming back for a few weeks and then leaving again for 5 more months is not going to work.
IF they need to stay out longer than that, then they will need to apply for a Re-Entry Permit before leaving the U.S. It can be done on form I-131 which can be found at www.uscis.gov/forms.
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My parents would like to go for only 3 months. They got their GC on July 10. After how many months, do you think, they can leave US for India visit of 3 months, so that they don't face any issues on return?
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