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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Burkina Faso
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Hi all,



I apologize in advance if this is the wrong forum - I wasn't quite sure where to put it. My husband adjusted status in 2012 and is currently in his country of origin for some fieldwork (he's a PhD student). I just got a call from him that his wallet has been lost or stolen, he's not sure which, and with it his green card. Luckily he still has his passport, but it's a new one that does not show his K1 visa (don't know if that matters at all). I've been looking on the USCIS website and their procedure to replace a green card looks like it will take months. Does anyone have experience with this - is there a process in place to get a temporary green card of some kind from the consulate so that he can get home? He is there for 3 more weeks so we have a little bit of time.



thanks for any help!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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He needs to go to the US Embassy there and let them know it was lost/stolen. He can file for a transportation letter that will allow him to re-enter the US. When he is back in the US, he will need to file an I-90 to have it replaced. Do you have copies of the green card? You could email him a copy or some other proof of his status to take along with his passport to the embassy when asking about getting the transportation letter.

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/75 >

If your I-551 is stolen while outside the U.S.; please notify the police department in the jurisdiction in which your card was stolen to obtain a police report and contact your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to request a U.S. Government Transportation Letter or Boarding Foil. Please be aware; you may be required to complete their I-90: Application to Replace Permanent Resident and paying the fee at the time of your re-entry to the U.S.

~ Moved from AOS from Family Based Visas to Working & Traveling During US Immigration - topic about travel and not AOS process ~

Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ_Ciudad-Juarez-2-22-2021.pdf

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Burkina Faso
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He needs to go to the US Embassy there and let them know it was lost/stolen. He can file for a transportation letter that will allow him to re-enter the US. When he is back in the US, he will need to file an I-90 to have it replaced. Do you have copies of the green card? You could email him a copy or some other proof of his status to take along with his passport to the embassy when asking about getting the transportation letter.

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/75 >

If your I-551 is stolen while outside the U.S.; please notify the police department in the jurisdiction in which your card was stolen to obtain a police report and contact your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to request a U.S. Government Transportation Letter or Boarding Foil. Please be aware; you may be required to complete their I-90: Application to Replace Permanent Resident and paying the fee at the time of your re-entry to the U.S.

~ Moved from AOS from Family Based Visas to Working & Traveling During US Immigration - topic about travel and not AOS process ~

Thank you!

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