A Olusanjo OmoniyiImmigration Attorney
You are required to be in the U.S. to file for a new re-entry permit. As a matter of rule, the current re-entry permit must be returned when you file for the new permit. You do not wait until the new permit is approved. You can pick up the new permit up from the U.S. consulate or embassy in the country where you will be residing. Also, it is advisable that you should wait for at least few actions on the new application before you leave the U.S. again, such as waiting for your biometrics appointment or waiting for the receipt of your filing from the USCIS.