If you are a Green Card holder and need to travel outside the United States, you will need to carry a Green Card Extension Letter.
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Applying for a Green Card Extension
If you are travelling with a Green Card Extension Letter, you will need to apply for a Green Card Extension at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. You will need to provide the following documents:
-Your extension letter
-A completed Application for Extension of Stay (Form I-539)
-The fee for the extension (currently $370)
Once you have submitted your application, the Embassy or Consulate will review it and decide whether to grant you an extension. If your extension is approved, you will be issued a new Green Card valid for another two years.
Preparing for your Trip
If you are a permanent resident of the United States, you may want to travel outside of the country and return at a later date. In order to do this, you will need a green card extension letter. This document proves that you are allowed to return to the United States after traveling abroad.
There are a few things you should do before you leave the country:
-Make sure your passport is up to date. You will need a valid passport in order to return to the United States.
-Apply for a green card extension letter from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You can do this by mail or online.
-Make copies of your green card extension letter and keep them in a safe place. You will need to present this document when you return to the United States.
-Pack yourGreen Card Extension Letter with your other travel documents.
What to Pack
Assuming you have all of the proper documentation, there are a few other things you should remember to pack for your trip. If you take medication, be sure to bring enough for the entire length of your trip, as well as any prescription information in case you need to replenish your supply while abroad. It’s also a good idea to make copies of all of your important documents, including your passport and green card and leave them with a trusted friend or family member in case of an emergency.
And finally, don’t forget to pack your sense of adventure! Travelling is an amazing way to learn about new cultures and gain a new perspective on the world. Enjoy every minute of it!
If you have a green card, you may leave the United States and return as often as you wish. However, if your green card will expire while you are outside the country, you will need to obtain a green card extension letter before returning to the United States.
You can apply for a green card extension letter at your local U.S. embassy or consulate. The application process is usually fairly straightforward, but it is important to follow the instructions carefully and to submit all of the required documentation.
Once you have obtained your green card extension letter, be sure to keep it with your passport and other important travel documents. You will need to present the letter to U.S. immigration officials when you return to the United States.
Arriving in the US
When you enter the United States, you will need to present your passport and Green Card Extension Letter to the Customs and Border Patrol officer at the port of entry. The officer will likely ask you some questions about your trip and may need to see additional documentation, such as proof of financial resources or a return ticket.
Once you are cleared by the Customs and Border Patrol officer, you will be able to enter the United States and continue on with your travels. Keep in mind that you will need to carry your Green Card Extension Letter with you at all times while you are in the country, as it is proof of your legal status.
Going through Customs
If you are requesting an extension of your stay in the United States on your green card, you will need to present a formal request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) upon your return to the United States. Although it is not required, we recommend that you also carry with you a copy of the original I-797C, Notice of Action form that was sent to you approving your extension request. This will help facilitate your reentry into the United States.
Visiting the US
If you are a lawful permanent resident of the United States and you need to travel outside the country, you will need to carry a few documents with you in order to be able to return.
First, you will need your Green Card, which is your permanent residence card. If your Green Card has expired, you will need to carry a Green Card extension letter with you, along with your unexpired passport. You will also need to have proof of onward travel, such as a return ticket or an itinerary for continued travel. If you do not have proof of onward travel, you may be denied boarding by the airline.
It is always a good idea to carry copies of important documents like your Green Card and extension letter, in case you lose the originals while travelling.
If you are a returning resident with a green card extension letter, you will need to travel with the following documents:
-Your green card
-Your valid passport
-Your green card extension letter
-Any other supporting documentation that was originally submitted with your application for the green card extension
Applying for a New Green Card
If your current green card will expire soon, you may be able to apply for a new one. To do so, you will need to submit a green card extension letter along with your application.
A green card extension letter is a document that proves you are eligible to extend your stay in the United States. It is typically issued by your employer or an organization you are affiliated with.
The letter should state the reasons why you need to extend your stay in the United States. It should also explain how long you need to stay and what your plans are for during that time.
If you are applying for a new green card, you will need to submit your extension letter along with your application. Be sure to include all the required supporting documents.
Renewing your Green Card
If you are a permanent resident of the United States, you will need to renew your Green Card every ten years. You can begin the renewal process by filing form I-90 with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Once you have filed Form I-90 and paid the necessary fees, you will receive a notice in the mail that your renewal has been processed. Along with this notice, you will also receive an extension letter that allows you to continue to live and work in the United States while your application is being processed.
It is important to keep this extension letter with you at all times when travelling, as it is proof that you are in the process of renewing your Green Card. If you are stopped by authorities without this letter, you may be detained or deported.
If your extension letter expires before you receive your new Green Card, you can apply for a new extension by filing Form I-766 with USCIS.