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Old Oct 4th 2015, 11:18 pm
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hey there, i was just wondering before i fly out in a few days, i have my 2 year green card but does anyone know do i need to apply for the visa waiver program for my passport. what will happen upon re entry.


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hey there, i was just wondering before i fly out in a few days, i have my 2 year green card but does anyone know do i need to apply for the visa waiver program for my passport. what will happen upon re entry.


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If you already have a green card, then you no longer need to use the VWP, no. You are no longer a visitor to the USA...you are a permanent resident.

Upon re entry to the USA, you will show your green card, the officer will look at it, verify some things on his computer, and say "Welcome Home".

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thanks Rene, i appreciate it.
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You may not be able to check in online. Depends on the airline, it has got better recently I think.
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... i was just wondering before i fly out in a few days, i have my 2 year green card but does anyone know do i need to apply for the visa waiver program for my passport. what will happen upon re entry.
I have nothing to add to the good advice you've already received, but I note that you're in Barboursville. I live in Kentucky but I work in Huntington. There's another member, although he hasn't posted for a while now, who lives in Chesapeake, but also works in Huntington.

Small world! Welcome home!

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It is a small world indeed Ian. I've also met a person from Scotland who lives in Teays Valley, who I talk to a little bit. I've also chatted to a woman from Wales to, I've got a thick Northern Irish accent and she thought I was from Minnesota lol.
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If you're towards the end of the 2 years and you've sent in the I-751, have the receipt with you.
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You may not be able to check in online. Depends on the airline, it has got better recently I think.
Certainly there's no problem with British Airways and Aer Lingus, so long as you add your A# to your APIS information before checking in.

Also to the OP: when returning to the US, be ready to show your Green Card along with your passport at both check-in/bag-drop, if you use it, and at the gate. If you're travelling hand-baggage only and check-in online and so go straight through security at the airport, you may get paged for a document check ahead of boarding too.

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