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Urgent Advice for traveling to Pakistan on expired GC and I-797 NOA

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Pakistan

VJers - I have to schedule emergency travel on account of death in the family and wanted input on the following situation:

I currently have an expired green card along with a I-797 Notice of Action of I-751 Receipt Notice stating my status is extended by one year for employment and travel.

There was a death in my family. I have to travel JFK-LHE via Doha on Qatar Airways. Can anyone provide input on the following:

- Has anyone specifically flown Qatar Airways on the expired GC/I-797 NOA1 combination? Were there any issues at the check-in desk to allow boarding?

- Has anyone specifically flown from Lahore to United States on expired GC/I-797 NOA1 combination (regardless of airline)? Any issues or considerations, or specific pieces of evidence?

- I'm flying out in 48 hours. Is it worth trying to get the I-551 stamp on my passport in lieu of my GC/I-797

As always, thank you for being incredibly helpful.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Kenya

The letter serves as an extension of your GC. Therefore, technically, your GC is NOT expired. There is nothing to worry about here. Ensure you have that letter with you in addition to the GC.


[02/23, 2012]  - DAY 001  (day 0001) (AOS) Mailed package to Chicago Lockbox via USPS overnight
[06/01, 2012]  - 
DAY 099  (day 0099) 2-year Conditional GC in hand
[05/05, 2014]  - DAY 001  (day 0802) (ROC) Mailed package to Vermont Service Center via USPS overnight

[05/14, 2014]  - DAY 009  (day 0811) Received NOA1 (GC Extended for 1 year)

[01/14, 2016]  - DAY 620  (day 1421) 10-year GC in hand

[02/22, 2017]  - DAY 001  (day 1826) (N-400) Mailed package to Lewisville, TX, via USPS overnight

[01/10, 2018]  - DAY 323  (day 2149) (N-400) Naturalization Oath Ceremony (5 years, 10 months, 19 days)

[01/10, 2018]  - DAY 001  (day 2149) (US Passport) Applied for US Passport, regular processing

01/25, 2018]  - DAY 015  (day 2164) (US Passport) Passport in hand (5 years, 11 months, 3 days from start of Journey.)



[06/14, 2013] - DAY 001 Mailed package to Chicago Lockbox via USPS overnight
[11/21, 2013] - Day 153 SSN and 10-year GC in hand

[08/10, 2018] - Naturalization (N-400) 90-day window for daughter opens



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I am sorry for your loss. I'm not sure of how it works, but if the letter specifically says that your status is valid for one year and is valid for employment and travel, then that should be all you need.

Getting an infopass appt at the last minute could prove difficult. You could try walking in, but I'm not sure if they will see you. The letter should be sufficient because when they give AP without the EAD it's also a letter.

The airline should be aware that this letter is perfectly valid for travel. Good luck.

This does not constitute legal advice.

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