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Application for a Reentry Permit


Green Card holders who travel abroad are subject to different regulations from U.S citizens. USCIS considers time spent abroad a factor in determining whether a Green Card holder intends to retain their permanent resident status. A reentry permit may also be required depending on how long the trip was. Failure to follow the regulations of the United States can lead to severe consequences, including deportation. To ensure compliance, you should review the Reentry Permit For Green Card Holders Information Guide and Application Guide.

  • Start Application Immediately
  • Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Apply Online or by Mail
  • Pricing and Fee Information Included
  • Checklist of Required Documents
  • Unlimited Online Support

What's included

What's included

  • Overview of Reentry Permit
  • Traveling with a conditional green card
  • A Green Card Permanent Card is required to travel
  • How to Apply for a Reentry Permit
  • How to Apply for a Reentry Permit Visa From Abroad
  • Explanation of the differences between 6 and 12-month stays abroad
  • What is the maximum time that Green Card holders can stay in the United States?

  • Information about eligibility
  • List of Documents Required
  • Information about Filing Fees
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
  • List of all USCIS Offices in the Nation
  • Directory of U.S. Consulates and Embassies
  • How to get the most recent United States immigration forms
If a Reentry Permit is granted or an Application to Preserve Residence For Naturalization Purposes, Green Card holders can stay longer abroad. It is best to apply early as the reentry application process can take some time. The United States does not require that travelers have a Reentry Permit when they travel outside the country. However, it is mandatory that travelers apply for the permit prior to leaving the United States. There is a risk that your application for a Reentry Permit may not be approved and you could lose your passport. This could lead to additional problems when you return to the United States.

Important Notice to Green Card Holders:

Before they can apply for U.S citizenship, Green Card holders must meet a residency requirement. The time spent abroad is not considered towards this requirement. Green Card holders can submit the “Application To Preserve Residence For Naturalization Purposes” The
Reentry Permit For Green Card Holders Application Guide provides more information on traveling with a Green Card.