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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Can conditional GC holder go visit other countries? like for example Canada, Mexico and Europe countries? What should a CGC need to do in order to visit?

Thanks!


(AOS Sent 12/31/09)

AOS NOA letter received 1/12/10

1/6/10 received date

1/8/10 notice date

Biometrics letter received 1/25/10

01/14/10 notice date

02/04/10 appointment date

(AED Sent 1/19/10)

AED NOA letter received 1/29/10

1/21/10 received date

1/27/10 notice date

Biometrics letter received 2/2/10

1/29/10 notice date

2/17/10 appointment date

(RFE med exam)

RFE letter received 1/25/10

Notice dated 1/22/10

2/08/10 RFE response sent

2/16/10 received date by uscis MO

(Interview)

Appointment letter received 3/17/2010

Notice dated 3/10/2010

Interview date 4/14/2010

Approved GC 4/14/2010

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Can conditional GC holder go visit other countries? like for example Canada, Mexico and Europe countries? What should a CGC need to do in order to visit?

Thanks!

This really should have been posted in another forum since it's not "off topic", but here goes...

Most countries will require you to have a passport to enter. Some countries will additionally require you to have a visa. The requirements are generally the same as they would be for anyone else from the same country as the LPR. In other words, just because a country would permit a US citizen to visit without a visa does NOT mean that the country will allow a legal permanent resident of the US the same privilege. On the other hand, your foreign passport may allow you to visit some countries without a visa where a US citizen would require a visa to enter.

An LPR requires only their green card to enter the US, since a green card is considered by CBP to be a valid entry permit. However, you should have your passport anyway. In fact, you should never leave the US without it. If you're outside the US for less than 6 months then re-entry should be relatively simple. Between 6 months and 1 year the CBP may screen you for inadmissibilities. Between 1 year and 2 years of absence they may be presume you've abandoned your residency in the US unless you applied for a re-entry permit before leaving (they could take your green card away). After 2 years of absence you'll need a returning resident visa in order to return to the US.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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It depends upon each country and you want to check with the embassy of each. A Phil passport holder with a Conditional GC can show up at the Canadian Border with the GC and passport and go to Canada and return to the US. We did this back in Nov.


Love forever,

Dale & Trisha

Married: 9/29/2008

K3 Visa

POE-MSP: 3/13/2009

AOS/EAD

Greencard received: 08/29/2009

Removal of Conditions:

Approved: 10/20/2011

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9/19/2012

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I'm sorry about this being posted in the off topic. I just don't see in the list of the forums on where I should post this. Maybe I'm not paying so much attention on the list or didn't understand at all.

But thanks for your answers. I appreciate it.

dale_trisha thank you.


(AOS Sent 12/31/09)

AOS NOA letter received 1/12/10

1/6/10 received date

1/8/10 notice date

Biometrics letter received 1/25/10

01/14/10 notice date

02/04/10 appointment date

(AED Sent 1/19/10)

AED NOA letter received 1/29/10

1/21/10 received date

1/27/10 notice date

Biometrics letter received 2/2/10

1/29/10 notice date

2/17/10 appointment date

(RFE med exam)

RFE letter received 1/25/10

Notice dated 1/22/10

2/08/10 RFE response sent

2/16/10 received date by uscis MO

(Interview)

Appointment letter received 3/17/2010

Notice dated 3/10/2010

Interview date 4/14/2010

Approved GC 4/14/2010

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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US Green Card holders can get into Canada, Mexico, and a good-sized chunk of the Caribbean islands with only their normal non-US passport and their US green card. Going anywhere else may also require a visa from the destination country. Each country has a list, on their consulate's website, of countries whose citizens require visas for entry. If your country of citizenship is on that list, you need a visa, regardless of whether you have a US green card or not.


DON'T PANIC

"It says wonderful things about the two countries [Canada and the US] that neither one feels itself being inundated by each other's immigrants."

-Douglas Coupland

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