Legal Permanent Residents
Important Notice for Legal Permanent Residents (LPR): Effective April 16, 2012, LPRs who have lost their green card will be issued a boarding foil instead of a transportation letter.
Boarding Foils in lieu of Transportation Letters
If you have lost your green card, the U.S. Consulate General may be able to issue you a Boarding Foil (formerly known as transportation letter) that will permit you to return to the United States. In order to apply for a boarding foil at the U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad, you must schedule an appointment by sending an e-mail to HydCEA@state.gov with your contact information (subject line should have your full name and “Appointment for Boarding Foil”). We will send you an appointment confirmation e-mail. When you arrive at our office, please join the line for non-immigrant visa queue. Please note that completing the process at the Consulate may require several hours.
All boarding foils issued by our office are valid for 30 days. If your application for a boarding foil is approved and you fail to travel within the 30 day window, you will have to follow the same process to obtain a new boarding foil.