French spouse applying for US green card while maintaining main residence in france
Hello and thank you for your time. To quickly explain our situation, my husband (a French national) and I (a US citizen) are currently processing his K3 (spousal visa) and are working towards getting him a green card. It’s what our lawyer advised us to get but we are starting to think that maybe it wasn’t the best option for us. We have an apartment in France and a growing business that we eventually want to spread to the USA but we do not want to live there.
As we were doing our research on green cards, we realized that in order to keep it, he must live at least 6+ months out of the year in the States. Otherwise, he will have been recognized by the government as abandoning residence... Our intention was never to live permanently in the States, but to be able to come and go as we please, be able to work in both the USA and in France, and to perhaps one day own property in both countries. We are aware that the best option may be to apply for dual citizenship but seeing as our life and business is in France, we cannot afford to live in the US for the time leading up to that status.
Is there any way that he can maintain his residency in France while being a green card holder in the USA?
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