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Hello,

I received my permanent residency status last year and I am visiting my home country for a couple of weeks this month. When I received my green card, I was living in Florida. I just moved to Virginia just a few days ago. Since I am departing to visit my country in the next couple of days, there was no time to switch my FL driver's license to VA license. VA law requires you to change license within 60 days of moving. After I return to the US later this month, I am still within the 60 days to change my license.

Now that you know my situation, here is a simple question... re-entry to the US requires my permanent resident card and a passport or U.S. Driver's license. I plan to use my permanent resident card and my FL license to re-enter. In the immigration form (if there is one that I need to fill out)/ customs form I will have to fill out on the plane, I will have my Virginia address as the home address. Will having a Florida Driver's License and a Virginia home address cause any problems during re-entry? Basically I am wondering if the immigration offer will question why I have a FL license when I live in Virginia.

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Hello,

I received my permanent residency status last year and I am visiting my home country for a couple of weeks this month. When I received my green card, I was living in Florida. I just moved to Virginia just a few days ago. Since I am departing to visit my country in the next couple of days, there was no time to switch my FL driver's license to VA license. VA law requires you to change license within 60 days of moving. After I return to the US later this month, I am still within the 60 days to change my license.

Now that you know my situation, here is a simple question... re-entry to the US requires my permanent resident card and a passport or U.S. Driver's license. I plan to use my permanent resident card and my FL license to re-enter. In the immigration form (if there is one that I need to fill out)/ customs form I will have to fill out on the plane, I will have my Virginia address as the home address. Will having a Florida Driver's License and a Virginia home address cause any problems during re-entry? Basically I am wondering if the immigration offer will question why I have a FL license when I live in Virginia.

Thank you

DL is not a document to use to enter the US.

You shouldn't have problem to enter US, BUT later on you need to change your DL to VA DL to comply with the state law.


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Hello,

I received my permanent residency status last year and I am visiting my home country for a couple of weeks this month. When I received my green card, I was living in Florida. I just moved to Virginia just a few days ago. Since I am departing to visit my country in the next couple of days, there was no time to switch my FL driver's license to VA license. VA law requires you to change license within 60 days of moving. After I return to the US later this month, I am still within the 60 days to change my license.

Now that you know my situation, here is a simple question... re-entry to the US requires my permanent resident card and a passport or U.S. Driver's license. I plan to use my permanent resident card and my FL license to re-enter. In the immigration form (if there is one that I need to fill out)/ customs form I will have to fill out on the plane, I will have my Virginia address as the home address. Will having a Florida Driver's License and a Virginia home address cause any problems during re-entry? Basically I am wondering if the immigration offer will question why I have a FL license when I live in Virginia.

Thank you

No, because you will not re-enter with a drivers license. You will re-enter with a green card. They don't ask you where you live. They don't ask you anything unless you have been gone more than 6 months. Put your license away. Enjoy your trip.

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1191/kw/documents%20required%20for%20us%20entry/related/1

What documents, identification, and paperwork does a legal permanent resident (LPR) or Green Card holder need to travel internationally?

Lawful Permanent Residents of the U.S. must present a Permanent Resident Card ("Green Card", INS Form I-551), a Reentry Permit (if gone for more than 1 year), or a Returning Resident Visa (if gone for 2 years or more) to reenter the United States. U.S. LPRs do not need a passport to enter the United States as per (8 CFR 211.1(a)), however, they may need a passport to enter another country.

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