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Travelling to USA 10 months after first entry on CR-I

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hi folks

Hope you are all doin very well... I entered in USA last year in march on my CR-I visa and left USA after two weeks to wind up some imported busines. I am planning to enter the United States again in order to file re-entry permit and leave again for a while. Questions im pondering about...

1. What should I expect at the POE? could I be denied entry?

2. Are they going to ask for any proof of what I'd been doing during last 11 months since I entered the USA last time?

2. My Green Card arrived after I left USA, so my wife brought it for me. I heard someone saying that it is illegal to carry someone's Green Card or send oversea by post; so is it something legal she did? Should I present my Green Card or just the CR-I visa?


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well my sister was in exactly same situation. At the first visit she stayed there for 2 weeks and after her mother in law mailed the green to her. So i dont think there was anything illegal or she just wasn't caught.

She did go back after 12 months. They didn't ask any questions. But before that we found out that there is a 6 months rule. You shouldn't be outside of the USA for more than 6 months.

Now she travels to the US every 6 months, but last time she was questioned why she is not living in the USA. She told them that her USC husband works overseas and she stays with him.

So I really doubt that they will deny you entry even though you stayed outside of the US for more than 6 months, but at the same time just be prepared to answer few questions.

good luck


07/05/2006. Married in Anniston, AL, USA


02/06/2008. Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lockbox

02/08/2008. I-130 delivered to Chicago Lockbox. Signed by V BUSTAMANTE

02/20/2008. I-130 NOA1 date. Vermont Service Center

08/26/2008. Touched. (I-130 transferred to California Service Center)

08/27/2008. Touched.

08/28/2008. Touched. (This case is now pending at the office to which it was transferred)

08/29/2008. Touched.

09/26/2008. Touched.

09/27/2008. Touched.

10/16/2008. Touched.

10/17/2008. Touched.

11/12/2008. Touched.(Senator inquired on case status. Case with FBI. Was told not to inquire again for 90 days)

11/13/2008. Touched.

11/26/2008. Touched.

02/18/2009. Touched.(Senator inquired on case status again. Case still with FBI. Was told not to inquire for another 180 days)

02/24/2009. Touched.

03/10/2009. Received letter from USCIS requesting evidence to prove citizenship.

04/04/2009. Approved!! Received letter. Case status online didn't change.


04/17/2009. Case number received.

04/22/2009. DS-3032 and AOS bill generated.

04/28/2009. Emailed DS-3032

05/04/2009. Paid AOS bill online.

05/07/2009. DS-3032 accepted.

06/23/2009. AOS mailed received by NVC on 06/26/2009

06/25/2009. Mailed DS-230 package form Azerbaijan received by NVC on 06/30/2009

07/09/2009. False RFE (ds-230 wasn't in the system yet)

07/14/2009. Case Completed!!!

07/30/2009. Got the interview date.

08/27/2009. Medical Passed.

09/29/2009. Interview Passed.

09/30/2009. Visa issued.

10/25/2009. POE Atlanta, Georgia

11/07/2009. 10 year Green Card received!!!!

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If you are living and working outside the U.S., they can decide at any time that you have abandoned your permanent residence in the U.S.--even for periods of less than 6 months. The GC is for residing in the U.S. and you are not doing that.

05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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