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Hi everyone I have a 10 year Green card but me and my wife are hopeing to move back to uk for a while as we have found it hard to get work here in florida since we moved here from massachusetts just would like to know if I can still return to us like in a years time thanks for your help
 

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Be really, really careful with this - there is a lot of misleading information out and about on the subject of Green Card holders and what they are and are not liable for. Best to check with the US government sites for their advice.

The IRS seems to be tightening up their policies - and there are statements on the IRS website and in various instructions for forms that indicates that you may be considered a "US person" for tax purposes long after the Immigration people consider your Green Card invalid.
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If you want to go and live outside the US for 1 year or more, you will need a re-entry permit. And you will need to file taxes during your leave. And I think you alson need to keep a lot of things 'valid' so that you show that you still have the intention of returning (drivers license, bank account, ...)
Leaving the country also means that you defer your citizenship.

Do you think it's much easier to find a job in the UK? Because leaving the country to go to the UK costs a lot of monney and causes stress (what if they don't let me in again, if I loose my green card?). Maybe you can use that monney to relocate within the US?
 

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ipad and posting links does not work. google uscis.gov and green card. the official site will answer your question. one of the requirements for green card holders is that their center of life has to be in the us as green card is considered a step to us citizenship. you can apply for a re entry permit which will potentially allow you a year outside the us. the easiest solution is to go through the naturalization process which is fairly simple and takes four to six months.
 

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Seems like you've been in the US a few years...wouldn't it make sense to get your citizenship before you leave??
If you're married to a USC, you can apply 3 years after you get your green card, otherwise it's 5 years.
To me it makes sense.... because once you've got your US passport, you're free to come and go as you please..... no restrictions or time constraints to worry about!:)
 

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Seems like you've been in the US a few years...wouldn't it make sense to get your citizenship before you leave??
If you're married to a USC, you can apply 3 years after you get your green card, otherwise it's 5 years.
To me it makes sense.... because once you've got your US passport, you're free to come and go as you please..... no restrictions or time constraints to worry about!:)
One issue may be finances; the other time. You can get it all done in three months or it may take a lot longer. Moving to the UK after moving to FL from MA for potential employment - things may be a bit dicey. Would I personally spend the money on a US citizenship before leaving - yes.
 
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