Re-Entry Permit Lawyers
If you have the leave the United States because of an emergency you may need to obtain travel documents to re-enter the country. There are many travel documents that you must obtain if you wish to re-enter the country after traveling outside the United States. One of these documents includes the re-entry permit.
What Is a Re-Entry Permit?
A re-entry permit permits the holder to re-enter the Untied States after travel of one year or more.
Who Uses Re-Entry Permits?
Generally, re-entry permits are used by green card holders and conditional residents. The permit must be applied for before leaving the United States:
- Green Card Holders - Re-entry permits are valid for approximately two years from the date of issuance
- Conditional Residents - Re-entry permits for conditional residents are generally valid for two years from the date of issuance or until the date the conditional resident must apply for the removal of the conditions, whichever comes first
Can I Renew My Re-Entry Permit?
Unfortunately, re-entry permits cannot be renewed or extended. An immigration attorney can advise you of alternate methods to re-enter the country if you re-entry permit has expired.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Because of increased security threats and changes to U.S. immigration law, travel outside the United States may have severe consequences for people adjusting their status or extending their non-immigrant stay. Because you may not be allowed to re-enter the country, an experienced immigration attorney can ensure you have the proper documentation before you leave.
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Last Modified: 12-16-2011 04:03 PM PST
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