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So, I have read a lot about re-entry permits, but I am a bit confused as to who applies for them and for what purposes. I am currently a greencard holder living in the US, and am thinking of returning to Europe to be closer to my sister and parents so I can take care of them - temporarily. At this point in my life, its something I would like to do, but it necesarily does not have to be for more than 1 or 2 years - which is why the re-entry permit has caught my attention.

If I did apply for a re-entry permit, I would obviously have to change my address to the country I move to, get a job, and live there, for 1-2 years. Is this possible? What is a "legit" purpose to have a re-entry permit acepted?

I would still have my credit account, but would obviously have to give up my lease and my job here in the US, if I am gone for a year or more. I suspect everyobody would have to do this if they aim to leave the country for a year, which is why I am asking. 

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15 minutes ago, hwbertel said:


If I did apply for a re-entry permit, I would obviously have to change my address to the country I move to, get a job, and live there, for 1-2 years. Is this possible? What is a "legit" purpose to have a re-entry permit acepted?

Applying for reentry permit doesn’t mean you have to do any of the above. You can have a reentry permit but return in 1 week or 3 months if you no longer intend to stay abroad.
 

Reentry permit is applied if one is intending to stay abroad for more than a year to show that you did not intend to abandon status. Without reentry permit, anyone entering after one year would be considered abandoning the resident status and would probably be referred to immigration judge for final verdict.

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Thanks for quick response.

I guess I am also just looking to see which cases are legitimate reasons to be granted a re-entry permit, as I dont want to be rejected. It just says if you plan to travel but what is a legitimate purpose for travel? If I put that I expect I will be gone for 1- 2 years and the reason is to be closer to my family for x reasons, will that qualify? I cant seem to find a lot of information on this permit.

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7 hours ago, hwbertel said:

Thanks for quick response.

I guess I am also just looking to see which cases are legitimate reasons to be granted a re-entry permit, as I dont want to be rejected. It just says if you plan to travel but what is a legitimate purpose for travel? If I put that I expect I will be gone for 1- 2 years and the reason is to be closer to my family for x reasons, will that qualify? I cant seem to find a lot of information on this permit.

You really should fill out a timeline so you can get accurate answers.

 

It would appear that you have a conditional green card.  The re-entry permit would expire when the green card expires.  You would still be responsible for timely filing for ROC.  

 

In section 4 just list the purpose of your trip.

 

File for the re-entry permit and do biometrics prior to departing the US.


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On 4/16/2020 at 7:21 PM, hwbertel said:

Thanks for quick response.

I guess I am also just looking to see which cases are legitimate reasons to be granted a re-entry permit, as I dont want to be rejected. It just says if you plan to travel but what is a legitimate purpose for travel? If I put that I expect I will be gone for 1- 2 years and the reason is to be closer to my family for x reasons, will that qualify? I cant seem to find a lot of information on this permit.

It’s very rare to be refused a re+entry permit from my understanding. 
 

Can you clarify what visa you are on, CR or IR? 

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On 4/17/2020 at 3:15 AM, Paul & Mary said:

You really should fill out a timeline so you can get accurate answers.

 

It would appear that you have a conditional green card.  The re-entry permit would expire when the green card expires.  You would still be responsible for timely filing for ROC.  

 

In section 4 just list the purpose of your trip.

 

File for the re-entry permit and do biometrics prior to departing the US.

How does ROC work if the person has been residing overseas/not with spouse? 

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4 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

How does ROC work if the person has been residing overseas/not with spouse? 

Is cohabitation required for ROC?  Lots of other evidence available to show comingling of lives.


YMMV

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57 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Is cohabitation required for ROC?  Lots of other evidence available to show comingling of lives.

I don’t know, I was asking, partly on the basis of CR being a family reunification visa, implying purpose is to be with spouse. If still CR implies hasn’t been in US long and now going back for at least a year, possibly all the way till ROC time, I would think there would be at least some questions about this in the interview? Unless of course spouse is moving with for the duration.
 However - OP talks about giving up “my lease” so it’s not clear to me that s/he is living with a spouse anyway. Hence why I asked for clarification of visa type.

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Thanks for your responses. I'm not a CR I am a IR, been here a year. What is ROC ?

 

Have recently moved seperate from my spouse however, which is why our future is a bit uncertain unfortunately, and I am considering moving closer to my family.

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1 hour ago, fiskefillet said:

I am a IR, been here a year. What is ROC ?

ROC wouldn't apply

1 hour ago, fiskefillet said:

Have recently moved seperate from my spouse however, which is why our future is a bit uncertain unfortunately

Doesn't matter since you have a 10 year green card.

 

2 years is what you would get for a re-entry permit unless your green card will expire before then.


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3 hours ago, fiskefillet said:

Thanks for your responses. I'm not a CR I am a IR, been here a year. What is ROC ?

 

Have recently moved seperate from my spouse however, which is why our future is a bit uncertain unfortunately, and I am considering moving closer to my family.

As above, ROC doesn’t count in this case then.

 

sorry about your separation, totally understandable you’d want to be with family now, and a re-entry permit makes sense to preserve your green card in case you decide you want to return to the US. You need to file the form while in the US and to do biometrics before you go, but if you want to go ASAP after that you can get the permit sent to your closest consulate.

Good luck.

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On 4/16/2020 at 9:21 PM, fiskefillet said:

Thanks for quick response.

I guess I am also just looking to see which cases are legitimate reasons to be granted a re-entry permit, as I dont want to be rejected. It just says if you plan to travel but what is a legitimate purpose for travel? If I put that I expect I will be gone for 1- 2 years and the reason is to be closer to my family for x reasons, will that qualify? I cant seem to find a lot of information on this permit.

We put that I would be working overseas and she would accompany me

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