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Re-entry Permit

Basic Requirements:

After a permanent resident of the United States travels abroad, they may re-enter the U.S. with their permanent resident card (green card), so long as they remained abroad for no more than a single year. However, if a permanent resident remains outside of the U.S. for more than a single year, the permanent resident card alone will not be enough for that person to re-enter the U.S., and he or she may be considered to have abandoned his or her permanent resident status.

Accordingly, he or she will need to apply for what is known as a “special immigrant visa” with a U.S. consulate in order to acquire a re-entry permit, which is typically valid for two years. Critically, the re-entry permit does not guarantee re-entry into the U.S., though it does represent certification that the government of the United States does recognize a permanent resident’s trip as temporary. As such, a re-entry permit signifies that an individual has not abandoned their permanent resident status, even if they have traveled abroad for an extended period of time.

It is important to note that a permanent resident must apply for a re-entry permit while still in the United States, as applicants will need to provide their biometrics (fingerprints) to a local Application Support Center (ASC). When valid circumstances demand it, a permanent resident’s biometrics appointment may be expedited in order to accommodate the traveler.

Fees:

The Austin immigration attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC typically charge the following in attorney’s fees when filing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) from within the United States (please read the disclaimer on this page), in addition to the filing fees currently charged by the USCIS:

  • $500 in attorney’s fees
  • $660 for the main petition filing fee USCIS

Experience:

At the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, our Austin immigration attorneys are extensively experienced with the representation of individuals applying for their re-entry permit. To discuss the particulars of your circumstances with one of our Austin immigration lawyers, please call our Austin offices at (512) 323-2333 today. Please check out this sample of approved cases.

What do we need to get started?

Information and Documents needed for Re-entry Permit
Sample Retainer Agreement

What Our Clients Are Saying

Matthew & Doris
Matthew & Doris Jul 01, 2018
5.0

My wife has her green card in hand and William Jang and his crew were there for us every step of the way. William is a top notch, calculated, down to business professional and you would be hard pressed to find another attorney who could match his strength of character and attention to detail. A+... Read More

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A A Jun 26, 2018
5.0

I worked with Mr. Jang for my green card interview. I am lucky that I found and contacted him for help. Mr. Jang is an impeccable immigration attorney. He is honest and caring about his clients. He has always been promptly responding my inquiry. I believe those are great values which help clients... Read More

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ha ba Jun 25, 2018
5.0

I worked with Mr. Jang for my green card interview. I am lucky that I found and contacted him for help. Mr. Jang is an impeccable immigration attorney. He is honest and caring about his clients. He has always been promptly responding my inquiry. I believe those are great values which help clients... Read More

Manu Antony
Manu Antony Jun 15, 2018
5.0

The whole process of obtaining my wife's greencard was smooth with Mr. Jangs help. He's a knowledgeable lawyer with years of experience dealing with Cases like ours.He would always be available to answer all our questions, prepped us well for the interview and we were able to attend our interview... Read More

HN Artistry
HN Artistry Jun 07, 2018
5.0

Mr. Jang is an excellent attorney. He patiently listens and answers any doubts that his clients may have, he's very thorough with everything. The overall experience with him and his staff is very pleasant and reassuring, I would 100% recommend him as your representative.

Matthew Melton
Matthew Melton Jun 05, 2018
5.0

My wife has her green card in hand and William Jang and his crew were there for us every step of the way. William is a top notch, calculated, down to business professional and you would be hard pressed to find another attorney who could match his strength of character and attention to detail. A+... Read More

Boya D.
Boya D. May 15, 2018
5.0

I have been consulting Mr. Jiang regarding immigration issues several times over emails/phone and once in person. He always reply quickly and has been very helpful. I'd recommend him for his excellent work and customer service attitudes.

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