Answered on Apr 07th, 2015 at 4:03 PM
Filing a reentry permit is something that is always optional. However, it is definitely recommended if you were going to be outside United States for the period of time you have specified in your query. However, please note that having close ties to the United States to show that you have not relinquished your lawful permanent residence there is just as important. For example, it is recommended that you file US tax returns with US address on an annual basis. They should not be the nonimmigrant tax returns. Also, be sure to be receiving mail had a US address. It is also helpful if you have a deed or lease to property in the US. Also, bank account information and utility information is generally helpful. This information is provided to you as a courtesy and should not be construed as legal advice by our law firm.