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My husband is returning home next week for a visit with his family. He received his green card the end of June 2011. Are there any potential issues he should be concerned about with re-entry to the US? What travel documents do you advise he brings? And when he returns does he use the US residence line? (I had to asked)

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Debbie & Dave

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7/23/2010 NVC received

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8/31/2010 Packet 3 sent

10/13/2010 Packet 4 received

11/15/2010 Interview London--APPROVED

11/30/2010 Visa received

12/16/2010 POE - Chicago

02/18/2011 Married

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05/09/2011 Biometrics Appt

05/31/2011 EAD approved

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06/08/2011 EAD card received

06/20/2011 AOS Interview - APPROVED !!!

06/29/2011 Green Card Received

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My husband is returning home next week for a visit with his family. He received his green card the end of June 2011. Are there any potential issues he should be concerned about with re-entry to the US? What travel documents do you advise he brings? And when he returns does he use the US residence line? (I had to asked)

Thanks :)

GC and valid passport,

of course, it's the best feeling in the world when the officer stamps the passport and says welcome back.

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What travel documents do you advise he brings? And when he returns does he use the US residence line? (I had to asked)

He'll already have his green card, that's what he needs to re-enter the US. Call CBP and ask if he can use the US Resident line.


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Every airport is different. Just read the signs and follow them. Some put all US residents together, others separate out US citizens from green card holders.

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Thank you everyone.


Debbie & Dave

4/12/2010 Filed I-129F

4/15/2010 Recvd NOA1

7/20/2010 Recvd NOA2

7/23/2010 NVC received

7/28/2010 NVC left

7/31/2010 Consulate received

8/03/2010 Packet 3 received

8/31/2010 Packet 3 sent

10/13/2010 Packet 4 received

11/15/2010 Interview London--APPROVED

11/30/2010 Visa received

12/16/2010 POE - Chicago

02/18/2011 Married

_______________________________________________________________

AOS

03/30/2011 Filed AOS paperwork

04/08/2011 NOA1 received

05/09/2011 Biometrics Appt

05/31/2011 EAD approved

06/06/2011 AP Approved

06/08/2011 EAD card received

06/20/2011 AOS Interview - APPROVED !!!

06/29/2011 Green Card Received

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