View Full Version : Any problem if my wife stays 8 months in a 12 month period outside the US?

03-27-2012, 02:02 PM
My wife and I are green card holders. My wife is staying with our two kids in india for past 5 months and she is returning with me to the US just one to two weeks before the completion of 6 months (from date of arrival in india). Since our two kids are very small we are leaving our kids (US citizens) back in India
After 14 days of arrival in US she plans to go back to India for another two month visit to take care of the kids after which she will be back to US.
We are making sure she is not outside for more than 6 months at a time. But she may be outside the US for a total of 8 months in the 12 month period between oct 2011 and oct 2012
Is there any risk involved in this in terms of hassles at POE or repercussions during citizenship application etc?
Please help us by sharing your advice.

07-12-2012, 04:00 PM
I am in the same situation. Did you get your answer of weather its ok to be out for 8 month in 12 months. Did you wife go back and enter back fine?