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Old Sep 14th 2005, 2:01 pm
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if someone goes back to the UK with no intention of returning to the US to live, therefore abandoning there green card. would they then have to apply for a visa to enter the US for holidays? or could they still use the VWP?
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My daughter had an L2 visa which was no longer valid when she turned 21. She is at university in London and had no problem entering the States on a visa waiver.

It might be worth asking to speak with an immigration officer at the US airport before departure asking what they would advise (they're very helpful at Newark believe it or not LOL!).

I reckon it would be fine if you can prove your intention to return to the UK if an Immigration Officer asks at the port of entry eg. if you things you could show them like a mortgage or rental lease, council tax payment record, job in the UK (perhaps a letter from your employer stating when you're expected back at work after your holiday) and of course a valid return air ticket back to Blighty!
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Old Sep 14th 2005, 2:24 pm
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Default Re: will a visa be required?

Originally Posted by candy wy.
if someone goes back to the UK with no intention of returning to the US to live, therefore abandoning there green card. would they then have to apply for a visa to enter the US for holidays? or could they still use the VWP?

You could always email the Embassy in London.
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Originally Posted by candy wy.
if someone goes back to the UK with no intention of returning to the US to live, therefore abandoning there green card. would they then have to apply for a visa to enter the US for holidays? or could they still use the VWP?
Get a re-entry permit before you go ... give you more time ..
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Get a re-entry permit before you go ... give you more time ..
that is something that i have thought about.
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that is something that i have thought about.
Re-Entry Permit
Lawful Permanent Residents (green card holders) use re-entry permits to re-enter the U.S. after travel of one year or more. For LPR’s returning to the U.S., re-entry permits are generally valid for two years from the date of issuance of the re-entry permit. The LPR should apply for this benefit before leaving the U.S.
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Re-Entry Permit
Lawful Permanent Residents (green card holders) use re-entry permits to re-enter the U.S. after travel of one year or more. For LPR’s returning to the U.S., re-entry permits are generally valid for two years from the date of issuance of the re-entry permit. The LPR should apply for this benefit before leaving the U.S.
But you still have to maintain the US as your permanent place of residence, I thought?
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But you still have to maintain the US as your permanent place of residence, I thought?
There is more to the story ..not told here ...
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Originally Posted by Boiler
But you still have to maintain the US as your permanent place of residence, I thought?
maintaining residency is not a problem the reentry permit seems the best way for now, after the 2 years i will have to check with the embassy if a visa is required.
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