Returning Resident Visa

A permanent resident (called lawful permanent resident or LPR) or conditional resident (CR) who has remained outside the United States for longer than one year, or beyond the validity period of a Re-entry Permit, will require a new immigrant visa to enter the United States and resume permanent residence.

You can learn more about Returning Resident Visas on If you are in need of a boarding foil for a lost/stolen Green Card or are requesting consideration for an SB-1 returning resident visa, please email

Please include the notation SB1 in the subject of the email and your A-Number in the email.

Please see additional information on what forms to complete prior to your interview here.