Overland Travel Within the US for green card holders
If you are a green card holder in the United States, you may be wondering if you are allowed to travel within the country. The answer is yes! You are allowed to travel within the United States as long as you have your green card with you.
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US entry for foreign nationals with a green card
All foreign nationals who wish to enter the United States must have a valid passport and a visa. Green card holders are no exception. If you are a green card holder, you should carry your green card with you at all times to show proof of your legal status in the United States.
If you are traveling by air, you will need to present your green card and passport to the airline representative when you check in for your flight. You will also need to present your green card and passport to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer when you arrive in the United States.
If you are traveling by land or sea, you will need to present your green card and passport to a CBP officer when you arrive in the United States. You may also be asked to present other documents, such as your flight itinerary or hotel reservations, to prove that you are only entering the United States temporarily and that you have plans to return home.
US Customs and Border Protection
Green Card holders who wish to travel outside of the United States for any length of time must obtain a Reentry Permit from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This permit allows them to reenter the United States as a permanent resident after an extended absence.
If you are a Green Card holder and you want to apply for a Reentry Permit, you must submit Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. You will need to provide proof of your Green Card status, as well as evidence that you have ties to the United States, such as a job, property, or family. You will also need to have a passport-style photo taken.
Once you have submitted your application, CBP will review it and decide whether or not to issue you a Reentry Permit. If your application is approved, you will be issued a permit that is valid for two years. You can renew your permit by submitting another Form I-131 before it expires.
If you are planning on traveling outside of the United States, it is important to apply for a Reentry Permit in advance. If you do not have a valid Reentry Permit when you attempt to reenter the country, you may be denied entry and may be subject to removal proceedings.
US Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the United States homeland. One of the ways DHS does this is by regulating overland travel within the United States for foreign nationals who are seeking to enter or re-enter the country.
DHS requires that all foreign nationals who are seeking to enter or re-enter the United States have a valid passport and a valid visa. If you are a foreign national who is seeking to enter or re-enter the United States on an overland basis (i.e., by car, train, bus, or boat), you must have a valid passport and a valid visa that allows you to return to your country of origin.
If you do not have a valid passport and visa, you will not be able to enter or re-enter the United States on an overland basis. You may be able to apply for a waiver of this requirement, but there is no guarantee that your waiver will be approved.
If you are a foreign national who is already in the United States and you want to travel on an overland basis to another country, you must have a valid passport and a valid visa that allows you to return to your country of origin. If you do not have a valid passport and visa, you may be able to apply for a waiver of this requirement, but there is no guarantee that your waiver will be approved.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Green Card holders ( lawful permanent residents) may lawfully travel within the United States. In general, they must carry their passport containing their Green Card as well as other identify documents such as a driver’s license.
However, note that the rules have changed recently for some categories of Green Card holders who wish to travel outside the United States and then return. These include, for example, persons with “conditional” Green Cards or those who have been granted deferred action status.
Before traveling, you should check the USCIS website for the most up-to-date information or speak to an immigration attorney.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
All foreign nationals planning to enter the United States must have a valid passport and appropriate travel visa. If you are a green card holder, you are allowed to travel within the United States without a travel visa. However, you must carry your green card with you at all times. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recommends that green card holders also carry a valid ID, such as a driver’s license, as well as proof of residency, such as a utility bill or lease agreement.
US Border Patrol
The United States Border Patrol (USBP) is the primary law enforcement agency charged with preventing illegal immigration, human and drug trafficking, and terrorist activity from entering the United States. The USBP is a part of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the world, with more than 21,000 agents.
The USBP’s mission is to safeguard America’s borders through prevention, detection and apprehending of persons who violate immigration laws. In order to carry out this mission, the USBP employs a variety of methods to patrol the borders, including land vehicles, boats, aircraft and horses. The agency also uses technology such as night vision goggles, cameras and sensors to help detect illegal activity.
Green card holders are allowed to enter the United States from another country without a visa for business or pleasure purposes. However, they must go through US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspection upon arrival. This inspection includes presenting your green card and other required documents, as well as answering questions about your travel plans.
US Department of State
The US Department of State offers a special program for green card holders who wish to travel overland within the United States. This program, known as the Green Card Overland Travel Pilot Program, allows green card holders to travel by land or sea between certain US ports of entry without first applying for a visa.
The program is open to all eligible green card holders, regardless of country of origin. To participate, green card holders must meet the following requirements:
-Be at least 18 years of age
-Have a valid green card
-Have a valid passport from their country of citizenship
-Be traveling to the United States for business or pleasure
-Have a return ticket to their country of citizenship
-Not have any criminal convictions
US Department of Treasury
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States. These sanctions can be with respect to a particular country or entity.
US Department of Justice
The US Department of Justice has announced that it will no longer recognize the validity of green cards issued by the United States to residents of seven Muslim-majority countries. This means that residents of these countries who have green cards will not be able to re-enter the United States if they leave, even for a short period of time.
The countries affected by this decision are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Green card holders from these countries who are currently outside the United States should not attempt to return at this time. If you have family or friends who are green card holders from these countries, please advise them not to travel outside the United States until further notice.
US District Courts
There are four main types of US district courts:
-The District Court for the District of Columbia
-The Northeastern Districts Court
-The Southern District Court
-The Western District Court