Excessive or long-term absences from the U.S. places your permanent residency at risk. Generally, leaving the U.S. for more than 6 months may result in a presumption that you intend to abandon your permanent residency. Establishing binding ties to the U.S. (home ownership, bank accounts, taxes, owning a business, attending school, etc.) is an important task to undertake while a conditional permanent resident.
It is not recommended to remain outside the country for longer than 6 months when under permanent residence status. Permanent residence implies an intent to reside in the U.S. Buying a home, car, taxes filed, employment and children attending American schools are ways to prove you reside in the U.S However, being absent for longer than 6 months may suggest abandonment of permanent resident status. Please consult an experience Immigration attorney to assist you.
Conditional permanent residency means it is your intent to reside in the U.S. and spend most of your time in the US. It is also your intent to establish binding ties in the U.S. such as a personal bank account, a car , a house, a business etc. It is advisable that if you have you to leave the U.S. you are not away from the US for more than 6 months. If you are away from the U.S. for more than 6 months and return to the U.S. the USCBP inspectors may make the presumption that you have abandoned your residency and you will have to show documentary evidence to show you have still binding ties to the U.S.