11. Does Re-entry Permit guarantee me admission into the U.S.?
No, Re-entry Permit does not guarantee you admission into the U.S. Foreign nationals with Re-entry Permit are still subject to the immigration inspections process at the port of entry.
Note: Travel outside of the U.S for more than one year will under most circumstances break the continuous residence requirement for later Naturalization purposes.
12. How can I check the status of my Re-entry Permit application?
You may check status by using VisaPro’s free visa status service.
13. Can I be denied issuance of a Re-entry Permit?
Yes, a Re-entry Permit may not be issued if:
- You have already been issued such a document and it is still valid, unless the prior document has been returned to the USCIS, or you can demonstrate that it was lost
- A notice was published in the Federal Register that precludes the issuance of such a document for travel to the area where you intend to go
14. How can I appeal a denial of Re-entry Permit?
If your Reentry Permit application is denied, the denial letter will tell you how to appeal.
- Generally, you may appeal within 33 days of receiving the denial
- Your appeal must be filed on Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal to the Administrative Appeals Unit
- The appeal must be filed with the office that made the original decision
Note: After your appeal form and a required fee are processed, the appeal will be referred to the Administrative Appeals Unit (AAU) in Washington, DC.
15. What is the difference between an Advance Parole and a Re-entry Permit?
The differences between Advance Parole and Re-entry Permit are:
- Advance Parole is issued to a foreign national who does not have permanent resident status. A Re-entry Permit is issued to a permanent resident of the U.S.
- On the appearance, an Advance Parole document is a piece of paper with the foreign national’s photograph whereas a Re-entry Permit looks like a passport
- Advance Parole is valid for one year whereas a Re-entry Permit is valid for two years