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Question related to Form I-131 and procedure

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Hi Everyone,

 

I have a general question related to filing of I-131 Re-entry Permit.

I am a U.S. Citizen and I have a Japanese wife who obtained the residency I--551 through our marriage 8 years ago.

She needs to go back to Japan for about a year to take care of her mother's medical situation.  From what I have read

in various forums, we can file I-131 so she can obtain the reentry permit which will allow her to stay there over 6 months.

My main question is can she leave the county after the I-131 filing and the biometrics gets done?

Next question:  Can the reentry permit be mailed to her in Japan after I receive it here?  Or do I have to request the

permit sent to a U.S. consulate office in Japan?

Last question:  Is it better to leave U.S. after the reentry permit is received?

 

Thank you for reading.

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2 minutes ago, Hachi130 said:

My main question is can she leave the county after the I-131 filing and the biometrics gets done?

Next question:  Can the reentry permit be mailed to her in Japan after I receive it here?  Or do I have to request the

permit sent to a U.S. consulate office in Japan?

Yes, as soon as biometrics are captured she can leave.

 

On the I-131 there is a section where she can request that the re-entry permit be sent to a US post in her home country. She then makes an appointment with the embassy to collect it from them.


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