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Travel during adjustment of status WITHOUT AP

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9 minutes ago, bansa said:

Hey guys

 

I did not apply for advance parole during my adjustment. Is it possible to travel to US territories (Puerto Rico, US virgin Islands, Guam...) without this? 

 

Thanks

Without AP this is not advised. While they are a territory, going outside the actual US states (including Alaska and Hawaii) is not advised. People have run into issues trying to re-enter as you technically still have to go back through customs. Even cruises in the Carribean are not advised without proper documentation like AP.

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10 minutes ago, bansa said:

Hey guys

 

I did not apply for advance parole during my adjustment. Is it possible to travel to US territories (Puerto Rico, US virgin Islands, Guam...) without this? 

 

Thanks

If you travel outside of the US without a valid AP USCIS will cancel your Green Card process and the PoE officer won't let you in to the US after your travel.

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1 minute ago, Becci391 said:

If you travel outside of the US without a valid AP USCIS will cancel your Green Card process and the PoE officer won't let you in to the US after your travel.

 

3 minutes ago, Ben&Zian said:

Without AP this is not advised. While they are a territory, going outside the actual US states (including Alaska and Hawaii) is not advised. People have run into issues trying to re-enter as you technically still have to go back through customs. Even cruises in the Carribean are not advised without proper documentation like AP.

Thanks guys!

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2 minutes ago, Becci391 said:

You can apply for your AP since your Green Card application is still pending. :)

 

1 minute ago, Georgia16 said:

You can still apply for the AP card. Just send the application with the NOA1 from your AOS then you will get the fee waived. 

Yeah i was just confused about reason for travel during the application process so i didn't send one.

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5 minutes ago, NDB052714 said:

HI. I don't understand why you are advising not to visit Hawaii and Alaska? I understand an Alaskan cruise could be a problem cause of Canada...but flights to/from Hawaii from the mainland do not require any immigration procedures. And neither do flights to/from Alaska from the lower 48. 

 

I said "Travel within  the US States(including Alaska and Hawaii)" as in they are part of the 50 states. Those are fine to travel to, it's the territories that are not advised to go to without AP.

 

Hawaii and Alaska are perfectly fine. Some people may think they aren't because they are not connected to the continental portion.

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6 minutes ago, neilsqueen said:

Directly from USCIS:

 

Do I need advance parole if I am flying from the continental United States to Puerto Rico?  What about Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, or the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands?

No, advance parole would not be needed if you travel directly between parts of the United States, which includes Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Swains Island and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), without entering a foreign port or place.

Can I travel outside of the U.S. when my application for advance parole is pending?

If you travel outside the United States while your Form I-485 application is pending and you do not have a valid advance parole, your case may be denied for abandonment.  There is a narrow exception for individuals maintaining certain nonimmigrant statuses. 

 

thanks! could you send me the link

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2 minutes ago, bansa said:

 

thanks! could you send me the link

https://www.uscis.gov/archive/blog/2014/05/five-questions-about-advance-parole_9

 

As said, you might run into some troubles but you may not.  It's kind of a gamble with immigration officers.  Some seem to not know proper procedures.  You should probably just submit your paperwork for the advanced parole to be on the safe side.  If you're not planning to travel right away, it will give you more peaceful travels having the AP.  Best wishes!

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