Green card expired, emergency return to the U.S. passed customs smoothly
Overseas, green card expired, return to the United States,
If a U.S. green card holder finds that his green card has expired overseas but needs to return to the U.S. in a short period of time, let’s take a look at a case from Tsang & Associates to see how Joseph Tsang Zang’s lawyer team helped the client achieve his goal in a short period of time.
What should U.S. green card holders do if their green card has expired overseas and they need to return to the U.S. in a short period of time? How long can I go back? Let’s take a look at a case of Tsang & Associates law firm and see how Joseph Tsang Zang’s lawyer team helped this client achieve his goal in a short period of time:
Party: Ms. Wu
Application matters: green card expired emergency return to the United States to apply for a new green card
Difficulties in this case:
• When Ms. Wu arrived in Guangzhou, China, she found that her green card had expired for more than 4 months and she was unable to board the plane;
• Ms. Wu needs to return to the US urgently. If you apply for a Transportation Letter from the US Consulate in Guangzhou, the current processing cycle will take 2 months. Miss Wu couldn’t wait so long.
Ms. Wu’s green card expired in January 2016, but she didn’t notice the problem until she returned to China in April. When Tsang & Associates law firm received the entrustment from Ms. Wu, Ms. Wu was unable to board the plane due to the invalidation of her green card. With our assistance, we contacted the local airports and airlines in China as soon as possible to explain Ms. Wu’s condition so that Ms. Wu boarded the plane smoothly, and assisted Ms. Wu to report the expiration of the green card to the US Immigration Service and apply for a new green card.
The key to the success of the case
Considering Ms. Wu’s urgent need to return to the U.S., we did not use the method of applying for a Transportation Letter, but directly contacted local airports and airlines in China to assist Ms. Wu to return to the U.S. first, and then apply for a green card renewal to ensure Ms. Wu is legally residing in the United States.
Contact Chinese local airports and airlines as soon as possible
In the process of contacting local airports and airlines on behalf of Ms. Wu, Joseph Tsang Zang’s lawyer team provided all detailed information such as: flight number, applicant’s passport and valid certificates, and even put forward the information guide (Carrier Information Guide) of the passenger transport company. Exception: Applicants may enter the United States without penalty after their permanent residency expires. Under the detailed instructions of lawyer Zang, Ms. Wu successfully boarded the plane and returned to the United States.
Assist Ms. Wu to apply for a new green card
After Ms. Wu returned to the United States, we also assisted her green card renewal application with the highest efficiency.
During the interview between Ms. Wu and the US Immigration Service, we are also ready to represent Ms. Wu and the US Customs to explain Ms. Wu’s own situation and her intention to renew her permanent residence.
Ms. Wu arrived in the United States on 5/5/2016 and got her green card renewed.
Lawyer Zang urged:
If a green card holder loses his or her green card overseas, or if his or her green card has expired, he usually needs to apply for a Transportation Letter from the US embassy or consulate overseas, and then he can board the plane back to the US.
Therefore, green card holders should always pay attention to the validity date of their visa or green card when entering or leaving the United States to ensure their legal right of residence in the United States. If you have a situation similar to the above story, please contact Tsang & Associates Law Firm.
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