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Travel Abroad while Citizenship application in progress? (green card expiring soon)

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Hi All, 

I recently submitted my Citizenship application since my green card expires in 7 months (October). I have the intention to travel abroad only for the Thanksgiving weekend (November), but it seems like my citizenship application will take longer, so I won't be a citizen on time, and my green card would be expired by then. Does anyone know if there's something like a one-time re-entry permit that would allow me to travel while waiting on my citizenship and my green card is expired? I was thinking on renewing my green card, but I already started the naturalization process and that wouldn't make much sense. ANy suggestions or experiences? Thanks in advance. 

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2 minutes ago, Dan Jr said:

Hi All, 

I recently submitted my Citizenship application since my green card expires in 7 months (October). I have the intention to travel abroad only for the Thanksgiving weekend (November), but it seems like my citizenship application will take longer, so I won't be a citizen on time, and my green card would be expired by then. Does anyone know if there's something like a one-time re-entry permit that would allow me to travel while waiting on my citizenship and my green card is expired? I was thinking on renewing my green card, but I already started the naturalization process and that wouldn't make much sense. ANy suggestions or experiences? Thanks in advance. 

 

There is a I-551 stamp you can get at the local USCIS office. However, you probably has to wait until closer to expiration and make a appointment and bring proof of travel before they will stamp it for you. 

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On 3/25/2019 at 1:38 PM, Dan Jr said:

Hi All, 

I recently submitted my Citizenship application since my green card expires in 7 months (October). I have the intention to travel abroad only for the Thanksgiving weekend (November), but it seems like my citizenship application will take longer, so I won't be a citizen on time, and my green card would be expired by then. Does anyone know if there's something like a one-time re-entry permit that would allow me to travel while waiting on my citizenship and my green card is expired? I was thinking on renewing my green card, but I already started the naturalization process and that wouldn't make much sense. ANy suggestions or experiences? Thanks in advance. 

Stamp is your only option, but for the stamp you will have to get an InfoPass Appointment, Which is not that easy these days. You will have to call the 1-800 number and explain your situation and they will get you in. The problem is they might tell you that you need to file I-90 to renew your GC which doesn't make sense, but they might do it to get the fees. I hope that they will understand the situation and they would see that your naturalization is almost done, so I would advise you to take your receipt with you when you get your infoPass appointment.


I-751 #1 - March 2015 (Jointly filed)

April 2015: Bio-metrics completed

11/30/2018 Interview Notice for 01/07/2019

01/07/2019: Withdrawn at the interview due to divorce and another 751 filed after the divorce and switched to the waiver case

 

I-751 #2 - March 2017 (Waiver)

April 2017: Bio-metrics completed

01/07/2019: Interview

01/14/2019: Approval Notification via Email

 

N-400 #1 Feb 2016 (Pending)(3-year Rule) 

February 2016: N-400 filed under the 3 year rule.

February 2016: Bio-metrics completed

04/29/2016: Interview Notice in the mail For 06/08/2016

06/01/2016: Interview was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances (probably cause the 751 was still pending)

01/16/2019: Case changed online again to interview was scheduled for 03/06/2019

03/06/2019 The Interview (Can't be approved since I'm not eligible for the 3 year rule anymore, will have to file again under the 5 year rule, FML)

03/09/2019: Official Deny letter Via certified mail

 

N-400 #2 March 2019 IOE (Pending)(5-year Rule) 

03/09/2019: N-400 filed online under the 5 year rule (Within 72 hours of the interview)

03/09/2019: NOA1 via web Portal

03/18/2019: NOA1 in the mail

03/19/2019: NOA2 via web Portal. Bio-metrics for 04/02/2019

03/21/2019: Successful early walk-in Bio-metrics

 

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