If you are a permanent resident of the U.S. (not a conditional resident), your status does not expire -- you are a U.S. permanent resident for life (or until you do something that causes your residence rights to be taken away, such as committing a crime or living for too long outside the U.S.). However,
Question I have completed the process of gender reassignment (including surgery and so forth), and I now dress and present myself to the world as a woman. However, my green card, under “Sex,” still has an “M” for male. I imagine I will have trouble presenting this card to U.S. government officials,
Question My wife, a U.S. citizen, sponsored me for a green card many years ago. We lived in the United States for a long time and then moved to my home country. After a few years, I made an appointment at the local U.S. embassy to surrender my green card, because we didn't think we would return. We now
Question I had a green card while I was working in the United States. My employer sponsored me. I since have retired and am living in my home country. After about five years abroad, without a trip to the U.S., I surrendered my green card to the U.S. consulate to improve my tax situation. I now have another
Once you receive a green card, there are a few conditions required for you to keep it for life. For one thing, you must not violate certain criminal or immigration laws -- including one law that requires you to advise the immigration authorities within ten days if you change addresses. For another, you must not abandon the United States as your permanent residence.