Need a reentry permit?

Reentry Permit Form: 3 Critical Forms to Include with Your Application

Reentry Permit Form


A reentry permit is a highly important document for US permanent residents that must leave the US for 6 months or longer.


If you are applying for your reentry permit, you should know which forms to include with your case.


In this guide, I’ll explain 3 important forms to include with your reentry permit application. If you have questions or if you’d like me to prepare and file your reentry permit application, feel free to email me at I’d be happy to help you.




1. Background on Reentry Permits

2. Form I-131

3. Form G-1145

4. Form G-28

5. Additional Documents for Your Case

6. Conclusion



1. Background on Reentry Permits




A reentry permit is a travel document for US green card holders. The primary function of a reentry permit is that it helps to protect your status from abandonment based on long absences from the US.


As a permanent resident, you are required to maintain your status in the US. Trips outside of the US for 6 months or longer can create a risk of abandonment of your green card. A reentry permit helps protect your status by creating a legal presumption that you do not intend to abandon your permanent resident status.


A reentry permit can also serve as a passport if you are unable to get a passport from your country of citizenship.



  • You must be a US permanent resident
  • Application must be filed while you are physically present in the US
  • Attend a biometrics appointment in the US
  • Intend to temporarily depart the US
  • File a Form I-131 with all supporting documentation


Now that we have a general understanding of reentry permits, lets discuss some important forms.


2. Form I-131


  • The Form I-131 is also titled the “Application for Travel Document.”


  • Filing this form is mandatory to apply for your reentry permit



  • You must be physically present in the US from the time your I-131 is filed until it is accepted by USCIS.


  • In addition to your personal and biographic information, the Form I-131 asks what the purpose of your trip is and the anticipated length of your trip.


  • The Form I-131 must be signed by you by hand, preferably in black ink.



3. Form G-1145


  • The Form G-1145 is also titled the E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance.


  • As I mentioned earlier, you are required to be physically present in the US from the time you submit your reentry permit application, until the time it is received and accepted by USCIS.


  • Many reentry permit applicants have immediate travel plans and must leave the country as soon as they are eligible to do so.


  • Without filing a Form G-1145, it may take several days to be notified that your application has been accepted by USCIS.


  • By including a Form G-1145 with your reentry permit application, USCIS will send you an electronic notification (email or text message) within 24 hours of USCIS acceptance of your application.




4. Form G-28


  • The Form G-28 is also titled the “Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney of Accredited Representative.”


  • If you hire an immigration lawyer to prepare and file your reentry permit application, this form must be included with your application.


  • The G-28 is used to establish your attorney’s eligibility to represent you in an immigration matter.




5. Additional Documents for Your Case


In addition to the above-referenced forms, there are additional documents that should be included with your reentry permit application. Here is a general list of some of the documents that should be included:


  • Passport style photos


  • Copy of passport


  • Any previous reentry permits


  • Copy of permanent resident card


6. Conclusion


A reentry permit is a travel document for US permanent residents. If you are a permanent who will be  leaving the US for 6 months or longer, you should strongly consider getting a reentry permit.


To apply for your reentry permit there are 3 forms you should be familiar with:


  • Form I-131


  • Form G-1145


  • Form G-28


In addition to these forms, there are a number of documents that should be included with your application.


If you have any questions, or if you’d like my help to prepare and file your reentry permit application, feel free to email me directly at I’d be happy to help you.







Posted in

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Need A Reentry Permit?

Mohammad Al Nahedh
17:50 21 Dec 18
We had a great experience with Mr. Ashoori. His responses were quick and professional. He was always helpful in giving updates and answers
Suparna D
19:26 11 Nov 18
Michael is a very knowledgeable and helpful lawyer. My husband and I used his law firm for an NIV US visa application, and Michael made the entire process hassle free and smooth. He was always available to answer any questions that we had, and guided us through the entire process. I recommend him!read more
Sanjeewa Ranatunga
16:04 26 Oct 18
I came to know Michael Ashoori through one of his YouTube videos as I needed information on applying for a travel document. That was the best video or source of information I could find online. I contacted Michael 3 months ago. I was running out of time. He was prompt to act and filled my case within a couple of days. It was easy to work with him, and he was quick to respond to any question. His fee was extremely reasonable. I contacted several other lawyers, and their fees were much higher than his. Overall, I'm impressed with his work ethic. More importantly, my case got approved within three months, and I already have my document. If you have any immigration related issue, please do not hesitate to contact Michael. Thank you, Michael, for keeping things simple and getting things done in more
Emma Wallace
08:08 15 Oct 18
Michael was extremely helpful in assisting my re entry permit application. He made the whole process very easy and straightforward. As I was based overseas we mostly corresponded by email and he always responded extremely promptly. I’ve recommended Michael to a friend and would recommend him for immigration assistance and legal advice. Thanks for your help, Michael!read more
Dawa Torbert
14:37 01 Aug 18
Michael offers exceptional customer service. He did a great job helping me with my re-entry permit. He always kept me updated on the progress both via email and by phone. The entire progress took less than 2 months. I highly recommend Ashoori more
20:59 23 Jul 18
He replies attentively and from the messages he sends, it shows how accommodating and concern he really is about any issues you have or information you need. Definitely worth every penny!read more
Yogesh Kandlikar
20:57 20 Jul 18
Thanks Michael for your help. It was pleasure working with Michael, i strongly recommend Michael to anyone who is looking to apply for re entry more
Adil Khan
11:41 12 Jul 18
It was indeed an eye opening consultation I had with Michael. He was very patient and well versed with the L1 Visa option I discussed with him. I truly endorse him for his services as an immigration Attorney and I wish him success in his future more
Muhammad Fahad Ashraf
00:14 26 Jun 18
Like any foreign investor to make his dream come ture, I was looking for the best yet the most-affordable Lawyer with E2 specialization to ensure the visa approval at the very 1st attempt. Not being satisfied with local legal firms especially for E2 Visa, we were referred to MICHAEL ASHOORI; known to be a Subject Matter Expert in E2. Our whole relation with Michael was over the phone but we NEVER felt at-distance due to his professional communication and collaboration skills. We were really impressed with his subject-related knowledge and his exceptional approach.At very 1st engagement with him over the phone,he walked us step-by-step through the standard process for E2 submission and answered all of our questions till our full satisfaction. Upon his analysis of our case, he customized his approach as per our legal situation and reccommended us the best fit-solution for our investment goals. He made the preparation of business/invetment documentation super-easy for me by providing the customized and easy-to-use templates. Him and his team frequently reviewed our documents and provided professional assistance to make appropriate enhancments as needed per USCIS standards. I have never experienced anyone as prompt professional towards his clients as he was. No matter, what time (business/after-business hours) I called him, received immediate & welcoming response. Michael kept me posted with status updates till I received Approval Notice from USCIS :)I am Glad MICHAEL represented me for my case. I WOULD RECCOMMEND MICHAEL TO ANYONE WHO WANTS SUCCESS IN E2 VISA APPROVAL AT THE VERY 1ST more
01:40 25 Jun 18
I took a consulting session from Michael, and he was simply spectacular. I found him very knowledgeable about the whole L1 process and about the options available for individuals who are interested to go via this option for their immigration. He clearly highlighted the challenges and opportunities regarding my case and pitfalls that need to be avoided. He took this call on a Sunday! I would recommend these guys for any of your L1 related work. Do try out the consulting session he offers so you get first hand view of more
ניסים חסיד
03:29 19 Jun 18
I would highly recommend him, he responds timely and very polite. Michael explains everything in easy to understand terms and will go over anything you do not understand. My process was taken care of faster !than I had expected. Great person to work withread more
Guru Kalle
17:13 06 Jun 18
Mr. Michael Ashoori is a great professional and immigration lawyer. Mr. Michael is knowledgable and advised me regarding my immigration situation. He was able to understand my case and he offered to contact my employer and help with my immigration matter. He is very professional and more
Matthew Khalili
01:06 04 Jan 18
Outstanding law firm. The attorney Michael Ashoori helped get a TN visa approval for me very smoothly. Michael was extremely attentive and offered considerable amount of his time to help me understand the process. He is not only extremely talented and knowledge in the field of immigration, he is also a great work ethic and integrity .read more
Arleo Dordar
18:15 27 Dec 17
Michael is thorough, patient, and puts in extra time to make sure you get approved. He works purely for results. I have a great experience with Michael and would recommend everyone to work with more
See All Reviews

Need A Reentry Permit?

U.S. Immigration Lawyer

Michael Ashoori, Esq.

I’m a U.S. immigration lawyer and I help families, professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs get visas, green cards, and citizenship to the United States.

Since starting my law firm, I’ve helped people from all over the world with their immigration needs. I’m very passionate, hard-working, and committed to my clients.

Got a question? Send us an email.

Need A Reentry Permit?