Reentry After 2 Years Away From U.S. Without Re-entry Permit
Applicant. Mr. Zhou
– After receiving her green card in 2014, the applicant returned to China in 2016 and then 2 years without returning to the United States that significantly exceeds the length of time a green card holder can stay abroad
– Applicant has previously No Return Permit
– As a permanent resident, the applicant has only A small amount of documentation to prove their connection to the United States
– The wife lives in the United States, and the two of them have been separated for a long time, so it is difficult to communicate with each other and to contact the wife in the United States in the short term.
– Applicant enters from Los Angeles and has a physical address in another state
– The applicant has only a little bit of simple English, and there is a problem with customs Communication barriers
In May 2016, Mr. Zhou returned to China for family reasons. Before he left, Mr. Zhou did not have any knowledge about the Re-entry Permit, so Mr. Zhou returned to China directly without the Re-entry Permit. It wasn’t until February of this year that Mr. Zhou realized that without a Re-entry Permit, it would be difficult to pass customs inquiries without returning to the U.S. for 2 years, and there was even a high chance that his green card would be confiscated. Mr. Zhou felt very anxious about this because he did not intend to give up his green card and planned to return to the U.S. in May. After searching online and reading articles and successful cases from Tsang & Associates, Mr. Zhou contacted us to help him return to the United States.
KEYS TO SUCCESS
First, Tsang & Associates provided Mr. Zhou with a mock and question-and-answer communication for his entry interview. A face-to-face interview with a customs officer is a big hurdle within many foreign entrants. To help our clients better overcome this challenge We make sure our clients are familiar with all the data and questions they may encounter before entering the country. We developed a mock scenario Q&A for Mr. Zhou to address the questions that he is likely to be asked. In addition, to address any communication barriers that may arise due to Mr. Zhou’s poor English, we Instructed him to familiarize himself with the detailed customs entry process We also sought the help of a customs interpreter to prepare Mr. Zhou for the difficult entry interview.
Second, Tsang & Associates helped Mr. Zhou prepare the supporting documents. The documents were divided into three main sections. The first part of the document mainly proves Mr. Zhou’s financial and family binding in the United States The first part of the document proves Mr. Zhou’s financial and family binding status in the U.S., including his real estate license, bank card, driver’s license, tax returns, and other important documents that prove Mr. Zhou’s intention to reside in the U.S. and perform his duties as a resident. The second part of the document mainly explains the reason for Mr. Zhou’s 2 years in the country Mr. Zhou’s father passed away several years ago, and his mother and sister subsequently became ill. By presenting his mother’s and sister’s hospital certificates, Mr. Zhou’s long stay in China for family reasons is Reasonable Mr. Zhou’s special circumstances should be given special consideration. The third part of the document focuses on Mr. Zhou’s plans to reside in the United States in the future. For example, Mr. Zhou’s one-way airline ticket, U.S. company documents The third part of the document shows Mr. Zhou’s plan to reside in the United States in the future.
Most importantly, Tsang & Associates helped Mr. Zhou prepare a well-reasoned letter of counsel and appointment letter that succinctly set forth the background of Mr. Zhou’s return to China and his strong desire to reside in the United States upon his return. We skillfully applied the relevant laws and regulations to prove the legality of Mr. Zhou’s entry into the U.S. as a green card holder, and to eliminate the negative effects of his prolonged stay abroad. At the same time, we also emphasized that Mr. Zhou would learn from his mistakes and would indeed comply with the law to live in the U.S. as a resident for a long time; he would apply for a Re-entry Permit when he returned to China to visit his mother. Not only that, during the entry interview, Mr. Zang was ready to represent Mr. Zhou with Customs and provide him with support.
Mr. Zhou’s flight arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on a sunny morning in May and cleared immigration without incident. Mr. Zhou had been very worried that he would be subject to difficulties with customs and even have his green card confiscated, which would affect his future plans and life in the United States. After clearing customs, Mr. Zhou breathed a huge sigh of relief and immediately shared the good news with Tsang & Associates, and he was in the country within an hour. Mr. Zhou was especially grateful for the guidance and communication he received from his attorney, and the mock interview and materials he prepared for him came in handy, so that he could handle the customs officers without panic.
Many green card holders take their green cards lightly and do not realize that they still need to comply with the rules after they have a green card, or else they can cause unexpected problems or even lose their hard-earned green card. As a legal permanent resident of the United States, green card holders must be aware of the length of their stay abroad. If you need to travel frequently and stay abroad for a longer period of time, a return card has become a necessity. document The
In addition to this, it is also important to prepare data that maintains strong ties with the U.S., such as U.S. relatives data, tax returns, banks, real estate, etc. If you have more questions or need to expedite the process, please feel free to contact us for professional information.
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