Applying for Status

If you wish to apply for Returning Resident Status, you are required to take the following steps:

  • Complete form DS-117 and bring it to the appointment;
  • Email to schedule an appointment to attend a preliminary interview with a consular officer who will determine your eligibility for returning resident status. Include the following information in your email:
    • Name;
    • Date of birth;
    • A” number;
    • Kosovo biometric passport number, issuance and expiration dates;
    • Contact telephone number while you are in Kosovo;
    • If green card was lost or stolen, a short explanation of what, when, and where it happened;
    • If green card is expired, date of last exit from the U.S. and explanation of why you did not return to the U.S. prior to expiration.
  • At the time of your appointment, you will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of $180.00 to the Embassy cashier. Fees must be paid in cash, either dollars or euros but not a combination of both.