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    Hi,

    How many times can you apply for multiple re-entry permits?

    say you apply today, the permit is issued in 3 months so effectively I could live abroad for 2 years and 3 months.

    Afterwards, could I apply for a second re-entry permit of say 1 year, and then after that year or year and something apply for another 1 year permit?

    The total would 2+1+1 (years abroad) excluding delays in processing and issuing visa

    Thanks

  • #2
    Hi,

    How many times can you apply for multiple re-entry permits?

    say you apply today, the permit is issued in 3 months so effectively I could live abroad for 2 years and 3 months.

    Afterwards, could I apply for a second re-entry permit of say 1 year, and then after that year or year and something apply for another 1 year permit?

    The total would 2+1+1 (years abroad) excluding delays in processing and issuing visa

    Thanks

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    • #3
      What visa?

      Multiple Entry visa for tourist?

      If you're granted a multiple entry like say
      5 years or 10 years..that means you can go in and out of the US within 5 years or 10 years.

      It doesn't mean you can stay for 5 years or 10.
      The period of stay will be decided by the immigration on your Fort of Entry they will give you a I-94.

      And as far as I know the maximum stay given for tourist is 6 months or 1 year ( if you apply for extension of stay).

      Note: you have to exit the US before your 1-94
      will expire. But you can go back again with the same visa ( multiple Entry Visa)

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      • #4
        As GC holder, one can and should apply for re-entry permit if he/she plans to spend more than 1 year outside USA.

        WC, you can apply for re-entry permit more than once. It will be up to USC to issue it or not. There is a question on the form how much time one has spent outside the USA...

        It used to be that one can send the form and leave immediately. I hear now applicants are called for fingerprinting, so they have to wait in the USA for that...

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        • #5
          Here is some more information about it, you should read it all because it could affect your future regarding the GC and Naturalization.


          http://www.immihelp.com/greencard/reentry-permit.html
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          • #6
            Thanks to you all,

            Another scenario

            1) if I re-apply for a re-entry permit (I am a GC holder) which lasts for two years, then return to the States and reside for another two years, could I re-apply for a second two-year re-entry permit in say 4 years (2 years living abroad and two in the States?

            2) What is the maximum amount of re-entry permits that a GC holder could obtain in his life, on the basis that he did not naturalize?

            Many thanks again.

            PS: I also heard that I can have my re-entry permit filled out, present to it to US customs officers if necessary, then once in the States apply for the permit, but no fingerprints are necessary. Is that true?

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