Friday, January 27, 2017


In general, a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) is required to present a valid Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card (also known as a “green card”) when seeking admission into the United States.  Form I-551 is the primary evidence of an alien’s LPR status.  The bearer may use this card, in conjunction with his or her national passport, and any other appropriate documentation, to board a U.S. bound flight and apply for admission to the United States. In cases in which the LPR does not in possession of a valid Form I-551 (Green Card) or a passport with a valid Alien Documentation and Identification System (ADIT) stamp demonstrating LPR status, the alien may seek to obtain temporary evidence of his/her status.
Consular Section of U.S. Embassy, Dhaka can issue “boarding foils” to qualified Lawful Permanent Residents, conditional Lawful Permanent Residents and Lawful Permanent Residents who were issued a re-entry permit applying to replace lost or stolen green cards overseas.
You must apply for a boarding foil within (12) months after departing the United States. Before applying, please make an airline reservation as a boarding foil is only valid for thirty (30) days from the date of issuance. Also, you need to pay $360 fee online prior to your interview date. 

Please do not make any final departure plans to the United States until you have your boarding foil in hand. If you have been outside the United States for a year or more and did not obtain a Reentry Permit, you have lost your LPR status. In that case, you would not be eligible for a boarding foil.

The consular officer will inform you as to how and when to pick up your passport with the issued boarding foil. Generally, successful applicants receive their passports back within three working days. The Consular Officer determines the passport delivery date based on travel itinerary.
During the interview with the Consular Officer, you should demonstrate your eligibility for this service given all of the facts and circumstances.  No written decision is required in cases where the applicant is refused this service. Some applicants may be found permanently or temporarily ineligible to enter the United States.  In these cases, the Consular Officer will explain why you are ineligible.
Additional Processing
Some applications require additional processing.  While we realize the associated issuance delays may disrupt your travel plans, we must adjudicate applications in accordance with the provisions of U.S. laws. We cannot predict when the boarding foil will be ready. The Consular Officer will provide you with written instructions as to when to come and collect the boarding foil.

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