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I am wondering if I am allowed to leave and reenter the US. My situation is as follows - here the events in cronological order:

In the US on H1B - valid until 2013

Got married to a US citizen and applied for permanent residence

Received my Employment Authorization Card

Left employer who sponsored H1B

Immigration interview is scheduled for end of August

So i am entitled to work and live in the US - but I am not sure if I am entitled to traver OUTSIDE the US. I am a EU citizen.

Is my H1B still in effect as I filed BEFORE it expired? Can I leave and reenter as tourist?

Thanks for any guidance.

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I believe while you are waiting for your green card to arrive, you can leave but not re-enter. Not 100% though.


2 0 1 1

3rd Feb - 129f Sent

10th Feb - NOA1

16th May - NOA2

8th August - Interview in London. APPROVED!

29th August - POE at SFO

7th Oct - Married

10th Oct - AOS Filed

17th Oct - NOA Letter(s)

20th Oct - Biometrics Letter (for 14th Nov)

28th Oct - Biometrics (walk-in)

2 0 1 2

3 Jan - Service Request Put In

13 Jan - EAD Approved

17 Jan - Interview Notice Received

24 Jan - EAD in hand

16 Feb - Interview Date. APPROVED!

2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4

21 Nov - ROC Filed

2 Dec - NOA

6 Jan - Biometrics (walk-in)

15 May - Card Ordered / Approved

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Thanks for your reply, but I am not sure my question was perfectly clear. I would think that I am free to leave - but I would like to end up with a green card. So I was wondering if there is any way I can leave the US for a week, re-enter, and get my GC without applying for "Advance Parole".

I thought maybe I could because I hold (held?) an H1B visa?

P.S.: Congrates to your Approval!

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