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How long have you been living in the USA as a green card holder? How long do
you plan to live here in the future?
I was in a similar situation and that was one reason why I decided to become
CH-US dual citizen. Now, I am free to leave and return to the USA whenever I
want and do not need to worry about permits, etc. anymore. If you are eligible,
I would suggest you to consider doing this step. If the current government
stays in power, things only get worse for aliens living in the USA.
The following link allows you to determine for yourself, whether you are or
when you will be eligible for naturalization:
Peter R. Buerki, Ph.D.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Geosciences Research Division, Dept. 0244
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0244
858 822-3310 (fax)
Dorothea Beringer <djberinger_at_bluewin.ch> wrote:
>About 15 months ago we applied for a reentry permit because we
>temporarily went back to Europe and didn't know if we would be gone for
>more than one year
>(as a green card holder you need a reentry permit to get back into the
>US if you remain abroad for more than one year). Our application has
>still not been
>processed (during last year, the processing time for reentry permits
>increased from 3 to currently about 18 months...), but in the mean time
>we returned to the US
>and have no longer any need for a reentry permit. Now we think about
>cancelling our application because one can only get one reentry permit
>every five years. So because we don't need it now, we'd like to avoid
>the 5 year period in case we need a reentry permit later.
>Does anybody have any experience or knowledge about cancelling a pending
>application for a reentry permit (or cancelling any other kind of
>application that is pending at the department of homeland security)?
>Does anybody know if trying to cancel a pending application can cause
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Received on Sun Jan 11 2004 - 01:28:19 PST