If you plan to stay outside of the U.S. for more than one year but less than two years in duration, a reentry permit is needed for readmission. You must be physically present in the U.S. when you file the application (Form I-131). A reentry permit may be sent to a U.S. Embassy or consulate abroad for you to pick up, if you request it when you file your application.
To check the status of your re-entry permit application with USCIS, see here
To check if the Embassy/Consulate-General has received your re-entry permit, you should submit this form.
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PURPOSE: We are requesting this information in order to review your visa case, to facilitate activities such as scheduling your appointment for a service, and conducting administrative processing for services including immigrant visa appointments, returning resident visas and boarding foils.
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