Lost Green Cards and Transportation Letters
A permanent resident located abroad who loses or has had his/her
Another purpose of the Transportation Letter is to facilitate the travel of an individual who has been granted humanitarian parole by the USCIS. Instead of a visa, the individual applies to the nearest USCIS/consulate with the original approval notice and is issued the Transportation Letter.
In addition, a Transportation Letter can also be issued to a child, newly born in a foreign country, of a US Legal Permanent Resident mother. In order to apply, it is necessary to present a copy of the green card (if available), international passport, 2 photographs, and proof that he/she has not been outside the US for more than one year.
A USCIS refusal to issue the Transportation Letter can have serious consequences because it may strand the permanent resident outside the United States without any recourse, in effect, depriving him or her of status as a US permanent resident. For example, a problem may arise with issuance of the Letter if permanent residency status was gained as a refugee, and the
Because of the problems and severe consequences that can arise when applying for a Transportation Letter, one should contact the experienced professionals at White & Associates before applying for a Transportation Letter or if you have been refused a Transportation Letter.