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How can I enter the U.S. border with an expired conditional green card?

I obtained my permanent green card several years ago through the EB-5 program. Recently, while traveling abroad, I lost my green card. However, I happen to have my expired conditional green card with me. Can I enter the U.S. border with it? If not, what should I do?

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    You will likely have trouble boarding a plane with an expired green card. The required procedure is to apply for an entry document at a U.S. consulate or embassy abroad.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should be able to get a stamp at a U.S. consulate allowing for re-entry.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    No, you will not be able to enter on an expired green card or a conditional permanent resident card that is no longer valid. However, you can go to the U.S. embassy and request a temporary travel document.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You will need to get a travel document from the U.S. consulate.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    File an I-131A and get a travel letter from the nearest U.S. consular post.

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    Belma Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    Connect with a USCIS transit center in the country where you are located, and they will issue a travel letter. If you are crossing a land border, you can show up and talk to a Customs and Border Protection officer, but do not do this at an airport.

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    Hassan Elkhalil

    Immigration Attorney
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    File a police report where you lost your green card. Go to the embassy or consulate and inform them of the lost green card. The embassy or consulate will stamp your passport so you may enter the U.S. as a legal permanent resident.

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