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Re-entry permit (I-131) process

Discussion in 'Life After The Green Card' started by whatever4835, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. whatever4835

    whatever4835 Registered Users (C)

    Hi all,

    I've read the many threads related to the reentry permit however, there are a few issues I still haven't clarified. I have been in the US for 10+ years with H1B and my wife and I now have GCs for 1+ year and our baby is a US citizen. We're currently in the US.

    - If we leave the country after submitting the I131 forms, do they schedule a separate appointment for biometrics? What does that entail and where is it done? Is it different from the fingerprints and photo taken at the POE?

    - We are not abandoning our residency. I'll leave my savings/checking/credit accounts as well as 401K here. Would these be sufficient proofs in case our intentions are questioned in the future?

    - What is considered a valid reason to apply for a reentry permit? Can it be a personal/family reason? Is there a catogarization for "reasonable" reasons?

    I would appreciate any input.

    Thanks in advance...
  2. mmed

    mmed Volunteer Moderator

  3. whatever4835

    whatever4835 Registered Users (C)

    Thank you mmed for your post. I was also wondering the chances of the request being rejected but you've answered that too.
  4. whatever4835

    whatever4835 Registered Users (C)

    My wife and I are preparing the forms and the supporting documents. One simple question we have is:

    Can we mail both of our applications, supporting documents and a check for the total processing fee all together in the same envelope?

    Any thoughts on this?

    Thanks in advance..
  5. dms1

    dms1 Registered Users (C)

    It's probably safer to submit two separate envelopes with separate checks otherwise too many trivial things could go wrong. For example, a careless mailroom person might only see the top application and the second one wouldn't get entered into the system.

    Of course, there is nothing to stop you saving a bit of postage by putting both envelopes in another single envelope and sending it as one package. This would be particularly true if you are sending it by Fedex or the like.
  6. mmed

    mmed Volunteer Moderator

    Every application should have separate check or money order. Every appication should have separate set of supporting documents. You can staple each application with its supporting documents and its separate check, then you put the two sets in the same package or in separate packages if you want. Sending them in the same package or separately will not lead to approval in the same day or getting Biometric appointments in the same day. EACH APPLICATION IS COMPLETELY SEPARATE EVEN IF THEY ARE IN SAME PACKAGE. sending one check will lead to denial of both applications because of wrong fees.

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