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Old Apr 23rd 2019, 9:33 pm
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Hi all,
been a while since I have been on here!!

I am going back to UK for a short visit later this week.

I am a permanent resident in the US with a 10 year green card. Does anyone know if I will require an ESTA to return to the US when I come ome back in 2 weeks?

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Old Apr 23rd 2019, 9:34 pm
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No just GC and passport.
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Old Apr 23rd 2019, 9:37 pm
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And BA will let me on the plane ok?
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Old Apr 23rd 2019, 9:44 pm
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And BA will let me on the plane ok?
Yep. ESTAs are for people without status in the US. You’re a permanent resident.
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Old Apr 23rd 2019, 9:56 pm
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Excellent, thank you everyone.
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Old Apr 24th 2019, 2:27 am
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And BA will let me on the plane ok?
They will want to see your green card, on UA once they had it saved in the system I was able to online checkin, but they would still want to see it at the gate before boarding. One of the requirements of VW (visa waiver) is that you have onward travel (most commonly a return flight), so as a GC holder you would not have that anyway as the US is your home.
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And BA will let me on the plane ok?
If you show them your green card, as Lansbury mentioned, which evidences your permanent residence status in the US, why wouldn't they?
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As a GC holder I travelled many times between the US and UK. Just show your GC at check-in and also at immigration in the USA. I would also keep a copy of your GC (and your passport) somewhere accessible should your passport and/or GC get lost or stolen while travelling outside the USA. Much easier to get temporary travel documents at a US consulate or embassy if you can show them copies.
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