Jump to content
mscma

RFE + Traveling abroad??

10 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone. Just a quick question again. We received RFE and gathered all that we could to send back (there isn't much, and we have no problem if it comes down to an interview) so the problem is that deadline for RFE response is April 17th. I have to make an emergency trip back home for 2 weeks while my wife has to goto her mother's to take care of some stuff meanwhile. My question is that, should we send in response before I leave to my contry or after I come back?

RFE deadline: April 17th

Traveling: March 20 - April 5th

Any help is appreciated!!!

PS, i should be good traveling with expired GC + NOA right? No need to get a stamp on passport?

Thank you!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You said you are not able to find more evidences then why delaying it? Just send what you have right now and explanation letter.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for answering! Im just not sure if I should send it already because we might get interview letter while we are away from home! And dont wanna miss it.

I thought may be we can send in after we are back home.

Do you guys think that we should send it already?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You should send it now.


Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I-751 interview takes forever to be scheduled so don't worry about it.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in the same boat right now. Received an RFE and have plans to travel home for 1 week. I can't find any solid information about whether or not there will be any problems at border when coming back in with the extension letter and expired green card. Our deadline is in May and I plan to go next week but I still have an uneasy feeling about it. Going to call uscis tomorrow but I've heard so many stories about bad information from them. Does anyone have experience traveling with an Rfe?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The USCIS misinformation line will not be able to tell you anything not already available on www.uscis.gov.

Provided your I-751 is still pending (i.e. hasn't been denied) then you can travel internationally with your original expired green card and the original I-751 receipt / extension NOA.


Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ya I have had bad information from them before. thank you for responding, I swear this process has taken years off my life..I used to never stress about anything. Thanks again!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

UPDATE!!!

So I did travel (Qatar Airlines) from Houston Texas to middle east (Bahrain) while app is pending. Took my expired Green Card along with the extension letter. Everything went really smooooth. No issues at all. They just informed me that my card was expired and then I showed them my extension letter and that was it.

Really happy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×