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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 today. Please check out this sample of approved cases.

What do we need to get started?

Information and Documents needed for Re-entry Permit
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What Our Clients Are Saying

Nov 12, 2017
5.0

Great service!!!!!

Daniel Lee
Daniel Lee Nov 02, 2017
5.0

I can honestly say that Mr. Jang and his team are outstanding and clearly some of the best in the field of immigration law, based on my experience. My family and I recently got our Green cards approved with Mr. Jang’s office representing us. Throughout the course of our consultations, I came to... Read More

Ene Oodo
Ene Oodo Oct 10, 2017
5.0

Before l contacted this professional, humble and kind lawyer, l had missed up my case and had little hope of any positive outcome sine l did my paperwork myself. My first contact with this law firm was impressive. The environment was very welcoming, staff were very hospitable and respectful ! But l... Read More

Denis Wilson
Denis Wilson Oct 06, 2017
5.0

They are always on top of documents that needs to be collected, due dates and also preparing you for anything extra non top of what is required. William and his team are very experienced in working with the local and federal USCIS office. I would highly recommend them.

sampi sasori
sampi sasori Sep 22, 2017
5.0

william jang is the best..HONEST lawyer ever..all the people who works there are so polite & helpful. strongly recomended to any one need help with immigration cases.

LongTran
LongTran Sep 18, 2017
5.0

Very friendly,coutestsy , and helpful. Highly recommended

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