Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status

OMB 1615-0130

OMB 1615-0130

The Immigration and Nationality Act provides for the granting to an eligible alien the status of having been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence ("LPR status"). Once an alien acquires LPR status, he or she has "the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant." INA § 101(a)(20), 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(20). Section 101(a)(20) makes clear that this privilege continues so long as the person's status has not changed. INA § 101(a)(13)(C)(i), 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(13)(C)(i), in turn, acknowledges that abandonment of LPR status is one way in which a person's status can change. Neither the INA nor DHS regulations discuss, in detail, how one may abandon LPR status. Instead, this issue is developed through the precedent decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals. The leading cases are Matter of Huang, 19 I&N 749 (BIA 1988) and Matter of Kane, 15 I&N Dec. 258 (BIA 1975). The essential element of abandonment of LPR status is moving abroad with the intent of living abroad permanently and of giving up one's right to live in the United States.

The latest form for Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status expires 2021-05-31 and can be found here.


⏳ Form I-407 Processing Time / Approval Rate - Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status

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