If you are a permanent resident, you need an additional document to travel outside the U.S. for extended periods of time. For help getting your reentry permit in Florida, or nationwide, contact our experienced immigration law firm at the Law Offices of Robert M. Bell, P.A.
At our firm, located in Hollywood, FL, we strive to provide our immigration clients with experienced guidance, professionalism, and attention to detail. Call us at 954-241-4209 to schedule your consultation to update your immigrant status, complete new immigration applications, and navigate removal proceedings.
What Is an I-131 Reentry Permit?
An I-131 reentry permit allows a permanent resident green card holder or permanent resident applicant to travel outside the U.S. for up to two years without U.S. Customs and Border Protection considering your residence to have been abandoned.
If you attempt to leave the country for over one year without filing for an I-131 reentry permit, you may be placed into removal proceedings upon your return. U.S. Customs and Border Protection take this as evidence that you abandoned permanent resident status.
How to Apply for an I-131 Reentry Permit in Florida
You must file Form I-131 along with a check made out to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. You must be present in the U.S. at the time of filing and submit to biometrics. USCIS may take up to six months or even longer to process your application for an I-131 reentry permit.
Contact a Knowledgeable Florida Law Firm for Help Applying for Your Reentry Permit
At the Law Offices of Robert M. Bell, P.A., we are a bilingual firm serving clients nationwide. We strive to help Florida immigrants and their families deal with immigration issues for new opportunities in the U.S. Call us today at 954-241-4209 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation for a reentry permit in Florida.