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Reentry Permit - Frequently Asked Questions


What are the documents required to file for Re-entry Permit?

If you are a permanent resident or conditional resident, you must attach any one of the following documents along with Form I-131, Application for a Travel Document:

  • A copy of the alien registration receipt card, or
  • If you have not yet received your alien registration receipt card, a copy of the biographic page of your passport and the page of your passport indicating initial admission as a permanent resident, or other evidence that you are a permanent resident, or
  • A copy of the approval notice of a separate application for replacement of the alien registration receipt card or temporary evidence of permanent resident status

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What is the purpose of Re-entry Permit?

A Re-entry Permit allows a permanent resident to apply for admission to the U.S. upon return from abroad during the period of the permit's validity without the necessity of obtaining a returning resident visa.


What is the processing time for a Re-entry Permit?

The Reentry Permit processing time is generally between 8 to 16 months.

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