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Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer
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My husband is a Jamaican Citizen, but has been in US since

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My husband is a Jamaican Citizen, but has been in US since 1981 with a green card. I unfortunately let his passport expire, and have applied for a renewal, however, it is taking a very long time to get the new one. We have planned and paid for a trip to Jamaica to leave US June 22 for just one week. Can he travel out of US and back into US on his green card alone, or is the passport required?
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Does he still have his old passport?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No, sent that with all the other material April 5 to Miami consulate.

Ok. I have good news for you. All he needs is his green card to enter the U.S. Take a look at this official link:

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Well, that is good news, but still not clear about getting through immigration at Jamaican airport.

Well, that's why I asked if he had his old passport. I can only tell you about coming back into the U.S. The part about Jamaica letting him in I cannot answer for you. Maybe if he has his birth certificate with him, that will help him get through faster.

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