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Hey guys, I’m about to file ROC and my GC expires 9/13.

 

Background: I’m a Delta flight attendant and travel internationally a lot.

 

Question: I know I can still travel with the extension letter for a year, but does that mean I can still use the kiosk when I arrive back in the US with the expired GC and do I have to go through secondary every single time? And can I still use the crew line to expedite the process?

 

I ask this because it would not be ideal for me to spend a lengthy time at immigration every time I get back to the US from overseas.

 

thanks for your help people.


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3 minutes ago, Marc_us82 said:

Hey guys, I’m about to file ROC and my GC expires 9/13.

 

Background: I’m a Delta flight attendant and travel internationally a lot.

 

Question: I know I can still travel with the extension letter for a year, but does that mean I can still use the kiosk when I arrive back in the US with the expired GC and do I have to go through secondary every single time? And can I still use the crew line to expedite the process?

 

I ask this because it would not be ideal for me to spend a lengthy time at immigration every time I get back to the US from overseas.

 

thanks for your help people.

 

I don't know the answer to the crew line part, but I do know you can't use the kiosk. You need an unexpired GC in order to use the kiosk.

 

 


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29 minutes ago, usmsbow said:

 

I don't know the answer to the crew line part, but I do know you can't use the kiosk. You need an unexpired GC in order to use the kiosk.

 

 

Ok, that was my fear. I will check with the other crew with a similar situation. Thanks for responding!


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You will have to keep the original NOA extension letter with you AT ALL times. It can't be a copy.

Every time you would re-enter you would have to show your expired GC and the Extension letter.

So you would have to go through the line, can't use the kiosk.


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2 hours ago, Marc_us82 said:

does that mean I can still use the kiosk when I arrive back in the US with the expired GC

Nope.

 

2 hours ago, Marc_us82 said:

do I have to go through secondary every single time?

Yep. Maybe occasionally you won't, but that will be the exception rather than the norm.

 

2 hours ago, Marc_us82 said:

And can I still use the crew line to expedite the process?

I see no reason why not.


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17 minutes ago, mindthegap said:

Nope.

 

Yep. Maybe occasionally you won't, but that will be the exception rather than the norm.

 

I see no reason why not.

Thanks heaps! If I can still use the crew line and bypass the general public I guess I’m all set!


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15 hours ago, Marc_us82 said:

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Thanks heaps! If I can still use the crew line and bypass the general public I guess I’m all set!

As long as you go through an actual officer who looks at your documents you're all set. Just no automated kiosks.

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