Reentry permit

Aibolit

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Question to anyone who has seen Reentry Permit: how does it look, i.e. passport-like, or like a regular approval notice from INS, or else? Does it have spaces for other countries' visas?
 

baikal3

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I just got my reentry permit today (took about 5 months from the time of application). It looks exactly like a passport:

it has white hard cover, a passport-like first page with my photo, name, date of birth, country of citizenship, expiration date (2 years from the date of issue), A-number and book number (like a passport number). On the opposite page there is a space for the signature and a long text saying that "... this permit is issued to the person named herein, an alien previously lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence, to re-enter the United States.."

The first two numbered pages have the headers "Admission Stamps". Then pages numbered three trough twenty two have headers "Visas".

The white cover page says:
"United States Department of Justice

Immigration and Naturalization Service

Permit to reenter the United States".

So the reentry permit is essentially of the same design as a passport and I know quite a few people who use it as such.


Interestingly, INS decided to assign me a middle name: they transliterated (surprizingly correctly, but preserving its Russian conjugated form with an -vich at the end) my patronimic from the title page of my Russian passport whose copy I submitted with the application, and put it under "middle name" rubric in the permit.
 

Aibolit

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Thanks

Thank you, baikal3. I just submitted my reentry permit application to the INS. I plan to use it in lieu of the national passport.
 
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