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Re-entry Permit - Permanent resident

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Hi all,

My mother is a Permanent Resident, she received her greencard in 2017. She needs to travel back to my country next month (urgent matter due to medical reasons) I don't know how long she will stay there, probably a year and a half or so. 

 

What  is the fastest way to process Re-entry Permit?

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Only 1 way..file the I-131 while still in the US. Once filed she can leave the US, but she needs to do the biometrics within the US...typically this is within a month or so. The card can be sent to the consulate abroad (as noted on the I-131).

 

The card will be valid for up to 2 years, and can be renewed (but again, from within the US).

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Summer1375 said:

Hi all,

My mother is a Permanent Resident, she received her greencard in 2017. She needs to travel back to my country next month (urgent matter due to medical reasons) I don't know how long she will stay there, probably a year and a half or so. 

 

What  is the fastest way to process Re-entry Permit?

This will be helpful for you , any Green Card Holder travelling out of the US :

 

Left: “Advised residency requirements.” Right: “Out 5 months, 29 days.” Unlike the green card, which is valid for return after an absence of up to one year, the reentry permit is valid for up to two years. This is still no guarantee that you will be able to reenter the U.S.

 

If you are a lawful permanent resident (green card holder), you may leave the U.S. multiple times and reenter, as long as you do not intend to stay outside the U.S. for 1 year or more.

Edited by Moses Bee

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5 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Only 1 way..file the I-131 while still in the US. Once filed she can leave the US, but she needs to do the biometrics within the US...typically this is within a month or so. The card can be sent to the consulate abroad (as noted on the I-131).

 

The card will be valid for up to 2 years, and can be renewed (but again, from within the US).

What about 551 stamp? 

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2 minutes ago, Rah8392 said:

What about 551 stamp? 

The stamp just acts as a green card. Her current green card does exact the same thing, unless it will expire in less than a year (the stamp is valid for 1 year max).

She should have a 10 year green card, so expiration in the next few years isn't an issue...making the stamp useless. Edit: Unless she got the green card due to a marriage of under 2 years at the time...I assumed she got it via you but I realize this was not explicitly stated.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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13 hours ago, geowrian said:

The stamp just acts as a green card. Her current green card does exact the same thing, unless it will expire in less than a year (the stamp is valid for 1 year max).

She should have a 10 year green card, so expiration in the next few years isn't an issue...making the stamp useless. Edit: Unless she got the green card due to a marriage of under 2 years at the time...I assumed she got it via you but I realize this was not explicitly stated.

Yes, I petitioned her. She has a 10 years grencard.

 

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