If you’re a Vietnam vet having trouble returning to the United States on a travel green card, there are a few things you can do to improve your chances. Check out this blog post for more information.
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Applying for a travel green card
If you are a Vietnamese citizen who is currently in the United States on a travel green card, you may have trouble renewing your green card when it expires. This is because the Trump administration has placed new restrictions on travel green cards, making it more difficult for Vietnamese citizens to obtain them.
If you are planning to renew your travel green card, you will need to submit an application to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In order to be eligible for a renewal, you must prove that you continue to meet the requirements for holding a travel green card. This includes showing that you have strong ties to your home country and that you do not pose a threat to the United States.
If you are unable to renew your travel green card, you may be required to leave the United States. If you want to avoid this, you can try applying for a different type of visa, such as a tourist visa or a business visa. However, it is important to note that these visas come with their own restrictions and requirements, so they may not be suitable for everyone.
The process of returning from Vietnam
If you are a Vietnamese national and you wish to return to the United States after traveling abroad, you must follow a specific process in order to do so. First, you must obtain a travel green card, also known as a reentry permit, from the US Embassy in Vietnam. This permit allows you to stay in the United States for up to two years. Once you have obtained your travel green card, you will need to apply for a visa at a US Consulate or Embassy in Vietnam. After your visa has been approved, you will be able to return to the United States.
What to expect when returning from Vietnam
If you are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card holder) who has been living in Vietnam, you may be wondering what to expect when returning to the United States.
First, it is important to note that there is no formal process for returning to the United States after living in Vietnam. You will not need to obtain a visa or green card prior to your return. However, you may be asked by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers to provide proof of your U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence status.
If you are a U.S. citizen, you can show your passport as proof of citizenship. If you are a lawful permanent resident, you can show your green card as proof of residency status. If you do not have your passport or green card with you, CBP officers may ask you additional questions to verify your status.
It is also important to note that, as a general rule, CBP officers are required to admit any individual who presents themselves at a port of entry and declares themselves to be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (assuming the individual is not subject to any inadmissibility grounds). Therefore, even if CBP officers have doubts about your claim of citizenship or residency status, they will generally allow you into the United States pending further investigation.
However, please keep in mind that if CBP officers determine that you are not a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, they may refuse to admit you into the United States and place you in removal proceedings before an immigration judge.”
Tips for a smooth return trip
The process of returning to the United States after traveling abroad can be complicated, especially if you are returning on a green card. If you are a lawful permanent resident or have a valid green card, there are a few things you can do to make the process go more smoothly.
First, it is important to have all of your documents in order. Make sure you have your green card, passport, and any other required documentation with you when you travel. It is also a good idea to make copies of all of your documents in case you lose anything while you are abroad.
Second, be sure to keep track of your passport stamps and exit/entry dates. These will be important if you need to apply for a new Green card or other immigration benefits in the future.
Finally, remember that it is always a good idea to check with the US Embassy or Consulate in the country you are visiting before you travel. They can provide important information about the entry requirements for that country and can help if there are any problems with your travel plans.
Dealing with customs and immigration
If you are a Vietnam War Veteran who was born in Vietnam and later acquired U.S. citizenship, you may be eligible to apply for a travel green card. This will allow you to travel to and from the United States without having to obtain a visa.
When returning to the United States from Vietnam, you will need to present your travel green card and passport to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers. You may also be required to present other documentation, such as your military discharge papers or proof of U.S. citizenship.
You will be subject to the same inspection as other travelers, which may include a questions about the purpose of your trip, your background, and your travel documents. In some cases, you may undergo additional security screening.
When returning from Vietnam, it is important to remember that you are subject to the same immigration laws as other travelers. If you are found to be inadmissible to the United States, you may be denied entry and placed into removal proceedings.
Adjusting to life back home
For many Vietnam veterans, coming back home can be a difficult transition. There are a number of things that can make it hard to readjust to life in the United States, including:
– feeling like you don’t belong in either culture
– not being able to talk about your experiences with people who haven’t been to Vietnam
– feeling like you can’t relate to your friends and family anymore
– having trouble finding a job
– dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
readjusting to American culture
It was difficult for me to readjust to American culture after returning from Vietnam. I had been away for so long, and the things that were important to me had changed. I was no longer the same person I was when I left, and I didn’t know how to connect with the people around me.
Struggles of returning veterans
As many as 500,000 veterans of the Vietnam War may have difficulty returning to the United States on their green cards, according to a new study.
The study, conducted by the Rand Corporation, found that nearly one in four Vietnam veterans who served in-country between 1964 and 1975 have died since the war ended. However, even more – 41 percent – are living outside the United States, many of them in Vietnam.
The report’s authors say that the majority of these veterans will likely never return to the United States due to the hassle and expense of getting a new green card. In addition, many of them have families and jobs in Vietnam that they don’t want to leave behind.
This could create a problem for the U.S. government if these veterans ever need assistance, such as during a medical emergency. It could also mean that fewer veterans are available to testify about their experiences during the war.
Help and support for returning veterans
The United States government provides a number of resources to help veterans returning from Vietnam. If you are having trouble readjusting to civilian life, there are a number of government agencies that can help you. The Department of Veterans Affairs provides health care and counseling services, and the Department of Labor can help you find a job. There are also a number of private organizations that provide support for veterans.
Reuniting with family and friends
It can be difficult to readjust to life at home after serving in the military, and it can be especially hard to readjust after serving in a combat zone. If you’re having trouble readjusting to civilian life, don’t hesitate to seek out counseling or other support. There are many organizations that can help you reconnect with your family and friends and adjust to life back at home.