This is attorney Bill offering assistance to your immigration law question today.
In order to give up your green card status in the US you need to file the following:
Applying for travel permission alone doesn't result in automatic loss of green card status unless you have an intention to live abroad permanently and not in the US.
USCIS can request information when your status has come into question.
Because you applied for a travel document or a re-entry permit it is likely that you were viewed to not have abandoned your status. You should file the above form with USCIS when you have no intention of living permanently in the US.
USCIS outlines the following in relation to abandonment of status :
Abandoning Permanent Resident Status
You may also lose your permanent resident status by intentionally abandoning it. You may be found to have abandoned your status if you:
- Move to another country, intending to live there permanently.
- Remain outside of the United States for an extended period of time, unless you intended this to be a temporary absence, as shown by:
- The reason for your trip;
- How long you intended to be absent from the United States;
- Any other circumstances of your absence; and
- Any events that may have prolonged your absence.
- Note: Obtaining a re-entry permit from USCIS before you leave, or a returning resident visa (SB-1) from a U.S. consulate while abroad, may assist you in showing that you intended only a temporary absence.
- Fail to file income tax returns while living outside of the United States for any period.
- Declare yourself a “nonimmigrant” on your U.S. tax returns."
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