Being a Lawful Permanent Resident of the U.S. suggests that once a person gains that status, they will keep it permanently. But in reality, there are ways that a Lawful Permanent Resident (often referred to as an “LPR”) may lose his or her LPR status.
One way an LPR may lose his status is if he ‘abandons’ it. An LPR may be presumed to have abandoned his permanent residence if he remains outside of the U.S. for a long period of time, if he moves abroad with the intent of living there permanently, if he doesn’t file a U.S. tax return while living outside of the U.S., or if he declares himself as a non-immigrant on U.S. tax returns. Continue reading