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EMERGENCY: Husband stuck in France without Green Card to return to USA

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This isn't the trip report I was anticipating, but I need some Fodorite help.

My husband (a Canadian) and I went to Paris for a week, we had no problems leaving the States or getting to France from London, but upon arrival at CDG to leave Sunday morning, discovered they would NOT let him leave without his Green Card to the USA. He forgot it and left it at home. He does have copies of the "resident alien card" (aka green card) with him, and is now in Paris waiting for the offices to open to find out what's going on and how to get documents to leave the country.

Where does he go and who does he talk to? Embassy or consulate office? All the online info about getting travel permits/etc. without passports applies to US residents. The guy at the airport who wouldn't let DH leave said he has to go to the US Embassy on Monday (which was closed Sunday).

I left the country with my Mom and Aunt so I could help them get through Houston Airport (we weren't sure how it would be post-hurrican Rita, so I didn't want to leave them alone given their limited mobility).

Please help if you have any information about losing your green card before trying to get back into the states. DH will be checking in here to read your answer.

I'll post a more positive trip report later. Got to meet a couple of Fodorites for a Paris GTG last week, which was lovely.

Thanks,

Jules

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