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we are 9n the process of getting my wife her green card and we want to travel back to her country, i found this and wondering if its correct?

If you are a green card holder, you may not apply for a US passport. A passport issued by the US identifies you as a US citizen, either by naturalization or by birth. Instead, if you are a permanent resident, you will need to have a passport from your birth country or country of origin. If you have an old passport from your home country, you can visit a consulate or embassy in the US to be issued a new passport. You will need to follow the regulations of your home country for applying for a passport. When you leave the US, you will use that passport and your US green card to leave the US and to re-enter the US.

so my question is.. my wife has to get a new thailand passport and that along with the green card will be allowed reentry? no need for a visa stamp?

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we are 9n the process of getting my wife her green card and we want to travel back to her country, i found this and wondering if its correct?

If you are a green card holder, you may not apply for a US passport. A passport issued by the US identifies you as a US citizen, either by naturalization or by birth. Instead, if you are a permanent resident, you will need to have a passport from your birth country or country of origin. If you have an old passport from your home country, you can visit a consulate or embassy in the US to be issued a new passport. You will need to follow the regulations of your home country for applying for a passport. When you leave the US, you will use that passport and your US green card to leave the US and to re-enter the US.

so my question is.. my wife has to get a new thailand passport and that along with the green card will be allowed reentry? no need for a visa stamp?

She does not need a stamp. Only her Thai passport and the Green Card.






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Green card is a form of permanent visa to the US as long as you abide by its rules. so no stamp.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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A green card isn't a visa, permanent or otherwise.

In fact, an LPR doesn't even need to show CBP their passport to re-enter the country, just their green card. The airline may well want to see a passport, however.


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A green card isn't a visa, permanent or otherwise.

In fact, an LPR doesn't even need to show CBP their passport to re-enter the country, just their green card. The airline may well want to see a passport, however.

For International travel you need to show them your passport. On the way to the US you will have to show both as you are going to have to prove you have authorization to enter the country in some way.






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You said you are "in the process of getting my wife her green card" which means she doesn't have a green card. Your timeline shows she is on K-1 and married in April. Even if she filed AOS right after that she probably won't get a green card until next year. Are you asking about future travel?

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For International travel you need to show them your passport. On the way to the US you will have to show both as you are going to have to prove you have authorization to enter the country in some way.

You are mistaken.

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1191/~/traveling-outside-of-the-u.s.---documents-needed-for-lawful-permanent-residents :

"LPRs do not need a passport to enter the United States as per (8 CFR 211.1(a))".

As I said though, the airline may have their own requirements, which may include wanting to see your passport. CBP don't, however.

Edited by Hypnos

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AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

Day 376 (1/14/19) Interview

Day 385 (1/23/19) Denied

Day 400 (2/7/19) Denial revoked; N-400 approved; oath ceremony set for 2/14/19

Day 407 (2/14/19) Oath ceremony in Dallas, TX

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You are mistaken.

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1191/~/traveling-outside-of-the-u.s.---documents-needed-for-lawful-permanent-residents :

"LPRs do not need a passport to enter the United States as per (8 CFR 211.1(a))".

As I said though, the airline may have their own requirements, which may include wanting to see your passport. CBP don't, however.

Sorry for being unclear but I meant to the airline not CBP. You mentioned airline so I figured it was clear that is what I meant.

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You are mistaken.

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1191/~/traveling-outside-of-the-u.s.---documents-needed-for-lawful-permanent-residents :

"LPRs do not need a passport to enter the United States as per (8 CFR 211.1(a))".

As I said though, the airline may have their own requirements, which may include wanting to see your passport. CBP don't, however.

In my all (8 or so) international trips as a LPR, i have been asked to show the Passport and GC by CBP at POE and they have been stamping the arrival record on my passport each time. I wonder what they will say if i show that article instead of the passport next time....


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Indeed, they often seem to ask. They cannot deny you entry if you refuse to provide your passport, however (or at least, not for that).


Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

Day 376 (1/14/19) Interview

Day 385 (1/23/19) Denied

Day 400 (2/7/19) Denial revoked; N-400 approved; oath ceremony set for 2/14/19

Day 407 (2/14/19) Oath ceremony in Dallas, TX

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yes, im looking into everything for future travel.

is the passport that she came in on with her k1 stamp no good now? does she have to get a new one?

She can use that passport as long as its not expired. The k1 stamp is no longer good though.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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yes, im looking into everything for future travel.

is the passport that she came in on with her k1 stamp no good now? does she have to get a new one?

The passport is fine. But more importantly, she can't leave while AOS is pending unless she has Advance Parole, or she will abandon her AOS.

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yes, im looking into everything for future travel.

is the passport that she came in on with her k1 stamp no good now? does she have to get a new one?

Her passport is fine as long as it's unexpired.

If she is changing her last name to yours however, she may will want to travel internationally with her marriage certificate or get a new passport to match.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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