Are you a green card holder who’s been stuck outside of the United States during the pandemic? Good news, you can now travel back to the US!
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As of October 1st, 2019, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will now allow eligible lawful permanent residents (LPRs), also known as green card holders to travel back to the United States after traveling abroad for up to one year without obtaining a new green card.
This change is based on a recent DHS rule that allows LPRs to maintain their status even if they are outside of the United States for more than one year, as long as they have not abandoned their residency.
To be eligible for this benefit, LPRs must meet the following requirements:
– They must have been lawfully admitted to the United States as permanent residents.
– They must have a valid Green Card.
– They must not have been absent from the United States for more than one year at a time.
– They must not have abandoned their residency in the United States.
What is a Green Card?
A Green Card is an identification card that allows a person to live and work permanently in the United States. If you have a Green Card, you are known as a permanent resident. Permanent residents are given many rights in the United States, including the right to live and work permanently in the country.
Who is Eligible for a Green Card?
If you have a green card, you are considered a lawful permanent resident of the United States. You have the right to live and work permanently in the United States. You can also apply for U.S. citizenship after five years of being a green card holder.
Who is eligible for a green card?
You may be eligible for a green card if you are:
-A family member of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
-A student or worker with an approved visa
-A refugee or asylee fleeing persecution in your home country
-Someone with special humanitarian status
The Benefits of a Green Card
As a green card holder, you are now able to travel back and forth to the United States as often as you like. You can also work and live in the United States indefinitely. In addition, you may be eligible for certain government benefits, such as Social Security and Medicare.
How to Get a Green Card
If you’re a green card holder, you now have the ability to travel back to the United States after being away for up to one year. There are a few things you’ll need to do in order to make sure the process goes smoothly, however. First, you’ll need to apply for a re-entry permit from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This permit will allow you to re-enter the US after an absence of up to two years. You’ll need to submit a form along with your application, and there is a fee for the permit. Once you have your permit, you can then travel freely in and out of the US for the next two years. After that, you’ll need to apply for a new re-entry permit.
The Process of Applying for a Green Card
Obtaining a green card is a lengthy process that can take anywhere from two months to over a year. The first step is to file an application with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This can be done online or by mail.
Once the application is received, USCIS will send a notice of receipt and an interview appointment notice to the applicant. The interview is conducted at a local USCIS office and will include questions about the applicant’s background, their reasons for wanting to obtain a green card, and their plans for living in the United States.
After the interview, USCIS will make a decision on the application. If it is approved, the applicant will receive their green card in the mail. If it is denied, the applicant can appeal the decision or file a new application.
The Different Types of Green Cards
There are a few different types of green cards that allow foreign nationals to live and work in the United States. The most common type is the immigrant green card, which allows someone to live and work permanently in the United States. There are also non-immigrant green cards, which allow foreign nationals to live and work in the United States for a specific period of time. Finally, there are also refugee and asylee green cards, which allow people who have fled their home countries to seek safety in the United States.
The Cost of a Green Card
The cost of a green card varies depending on the type of green card you are applying for. For example, an immigrant who is sponsored by a family member will have a different green card application fee than an immigrant who is sponsored by their employer. The cost also varies depending on whether you are applying for a green card from inside or outside of the United States.
Generally, the total cost of getting a green card ranges from $1,000 to $4,000. This includes the application fee, which is $475, as well as other fees associated with the background check, medical exam, and traveling to the United States.
The Renewal Process for a Green Card
If you are a green card holder, you may travel freely within the United States and its territories, although you must carry your green card with you at all times to show proof of your status. If you travel outside of the country you will need to present your green card to the Customs and Border Protection officer upon your return to the United States.
If your green card expires, or is about to expire, you will need to renew it. The process for renewing a green card is generally the same as the process for applying for one, and you will need to submit a new Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. You will also need to pay the associated fees. In some cases, you may be able to renew your green card online.
If your green card has been lost or stolen, you will need to replace it. You will need to submit a new Form I-90, as well as any supporting documentation that may be required. You will also need to pay the associated fees.
The US government has announced that green card Holders Can Now Travel back to the United States, provided they meet certain requirements. This is good news for many people who have been stranded outside the country since the pandemic began.