Options for Green Card Holders Residing Abroad
U.S. permanent resident – commonly known as the green card – allows a citizen of another country to reside in the United States on a permanent basis. The resident is free to work (or not work), attend school, start a business, and/or otherwise do anything he or she wants to do. Permanent residents are also free to travel outside the United States. However, problems may arise if the resident stays outside the United States for an extended duration.