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My Green Card got lost in Mail, I did never received. I got a Stamp in My passport with a Temporary I-551, Can I travel out the US and Re-entry with out a problem with this Stamp?

Also, I want to make a trip to Russia, but they are asking for my Green Card, but since the only thing I have is the Stamp for the Temporary I-551, they do not want to accept that as proof of evidence. Anyone know where can I find a full explanation of the Temporary I-551 Benefits?

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My Green Card got lost in Mail, I did never received. I got a Stamp in My passport with a Temporary I-551, Can I travel out the US and Re-entry with out a problem with this Stamp?

Also, I want to make a trip to Russia, but they are asking for my Green Card, but since the only thing I have is the Stamp for the Temporary I-551, they do not want to accept that as proof of evidence. Anyone know where can I find a full explanation of the Temporary I-551 Benefits?

betina,

the I-551 stamp is in every aspect evidence of your lawful permanent residency in the US,so yes whatever you can do with the green card,you can do it with that stamp on your passport. Who's asking for your green card? For Russia you only need your foreign passport,and once you come back to the US you show the I-551 stamp in it to the CBP officer.

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Thanks for your prompt response Mark, The Russian consulate is asking for my green Card, I have already sent them a copy of the Stamped Passport, but they said that that is not enough, that I need to apply for a Travel Permit UCIS...

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Thanks for your prompt response Mark, The Russian consulate is asking for my green Card, I have already sent them a copy of the Stamped Passport, but they said that that is not enough, that I need to apply for a Travel Permit UCIS...

Who's this clueless drunk idiot in the Russian consulate that wants your green card? For which purpose anyway? That's a document that has nothing to do with entering Russian borders since It's a residency permit valid only for the US obviously. Your I-551,in this case in the form of a passport stamp,It's only business for CBP when you're going back to the States. This is totally unreal.. May I ask if you're the Russian citizen?

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Who's this clueless drunk idiot in the Russian consulate that wants your green card? For which purpose anyway? That's a document that has nothing to do with entering Russian borders since It's a residency permit valid only for the US obviously. Your I-551,in this case in the form of a passport stamp,It's only business for CBP when you're going back to the States. This is totally unreal.. May I ask if you're the Russian citizen?

Consular personnel of other nations have every right under international laws, conventions, treaties, bilateral agreements, etc. to ask for whatever documentation they wish when deciding whether or not to issue a visa. If a CO in a Russian Consulate still demands to see the actual green card, even after explaining to them what the I-551 stamp is all about, they have that discretion.


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Consular personnel of other nations have every right under international laws, conventions, treaties, bilateral agreements, etc. to ask for whatever documentation they wish when deciding whether or not to issue a visa. If a CO in a Russian Consulate still demands to see the actual green card, even after explaining to them what the I-551 stamp is all about, they have that discretion.

I think Russian government should select better the burocrats that they send in certain posts around the world,cause I know people who have been travelling all over and this is the first time ever I hear something like that - an incompetent burocrat furthermore,cause despite the CO in question is exercising in the most pathetic way the rights you mentioned, he/she's not even well informed about the documents that prove LPR in the country he/she's in a diplomatic mission with. Betina had the terrible luck to run into an old school USSR-style border/diplomatic idiot who just enjoys making the life of people and simple tourists impossible..

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James Bond's code name is 007. The Green Card's code name is I-551. The Green Card exists in 2 versions: in form of a plastic card, and in form of a stamp. It has nothing to do with "temporary."

An I-551 is a Green Card (which until recently was pink, by the way) whether in plastic or in ink. It's just very difficult to explain that to an idiot whose brain has been damaged by too much Vodka.


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Do you think it would help If I send them a bottle of Tequila?

hahahaha you could try! put a sticker on it with written something nonsense like " DHS - Presidential authorization to travel abroad "..you should be good to go considering the level of that CO ignorance

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Betina,

jokes apart,perhaps you might want to try to go again hoping that you'll interact with a different and hopefully more prepared CO? You could also bring with you the following 2 pages broucher made by USCIS:

http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Verification/SAVE/SAVE_Native_Documents/M786_SAVE_Informational_Brochure.pdf

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Thanks A Lot Max. Since I do not live in Houston, I am trying to get my visa with a Visa Broker agency (Russian Consulate HIGHLY recommends doing that, I just got an email from them saying they are going to try to get it. I will email them the last document that you send me.

Ryan and JustBob, thanks to you as well....

I will keep you posted this coming week....

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betina,

the I-551 stamp is in every aspect evidence of your lawful permanent residency in the US,so yes whatever you can do with the green card,you can do it with that stamp on your passport. Who's asking for your green card? For Russia you only need your foreign passport,and once you come back to the US you show the I-551 stamp in it to the CBP officer.

The above is not necessarily correct. The stamp is all that's needed by the US immigration officer to enter the USA. Other countries can require whatever they wish in order to allow entry. For example, a Mexican Citizen needs a visa to travel to Canada unless they are a US Permanent resident but Canada requires to see the green card for entry. It's up to them whether to accept the stamp instead. Most countries don't.

The OP can enter Russia only with the Russia required documentation. One possibility is to obtain a visa for entering Russia.

hahahaha you could try! put a sticker on it with written something nonsense like " DHS - Presidential authorization to travel abroad "..you should be good to go considering the level of that CO ignorance

Again, the stamp is for entering the USA, not for entering any other country or even for "leaving" the USA.


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Who's this clueless drunk idiot in the Russian consulate that wants your green card? For which purpose anyway? That's a document that has nothing to do with entering Russian borders since It's a residency permit valid only for the US obviously. Your I-551,in this case in the form of a passport stamp,It's only business for CBP when you're going back to the States. This is totally unreal.. May I ask if you're the Russian citizen?

Well....Several countries recognize a US green card in lieu of a visa, for nationals of countries that require a visa to enter said country. That is country specific and an advantage in many cases (no cost, no paperwork, etc)

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James Bond's code name is 007. The Green Card's code name is I-551. The Green Card exists in 2 versions: in form of a plastic card, and in form of a stamp. It has nothing to do with "temporary."

An I-551 is a Green Card (which until recently was pink, by the way) whether in plastic or in ink. It's just very difficult to explain that to an idiot whose brain has been damaged by too much Vodka.

It might be difficult to explain, but....as I said in another posting, many countries accept a US green card in lieu of a visa. For example, Switzerland allows most Latin Americans (and Mexico is one) travelers with a US green card as a "visa". Even when Schweiz is not in the Schengen area mind you and it would not be too hard to cross into Germany for example, without a visa! I am talking 1st hand experience here.

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