A Green Card is Not a Visitor’s Visa.
(Updated 25 July 2019)
This article was published some years back. I’ve significantly updated it and added material, because the issue has become much more critical, given the focus of the current administration.
Many of my readers either already have, or plan in the future to become quite well acquainted with the United States Permanent Resident Card, commonly known as the “Green Card” (government form number I-551)
Many folks I have chatted with in the past 17 or 18 years of being intimately interested in moving to the Philippines, living in the Philippines, bringing a Philippine citizen to the US, and other related matters, do not know much about this card, legal permanent residency status itself, and the rules, both written and unwritten that apply.