Travel as a LPR
This guide is intended for Lawful Permanent Residents who intend to travel internationally.
Documents for DepartureGenerally, you should carry your passport from your country of citizenship and state-issued identification with you upon leaving the United States. Additionally, you may need to travel with a country-issued visa for entry into your final destination.
Documents for ArrivalWhen returning to the U.S. after a temporary stay abroad, you will need to present a valid, unexpired Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card. When arriving at a port of entry, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer will review your permanent resident card and any other identity documents you present, such as a passport, and foreign national I.D. card to determine if you can enter the United States.
Lost Green CardIf you lose your green card or reentry permit or it is stolen or destroyed while you are abroad, you may need to file a Form I-131A, Application for Travel Document before travel.