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Green Card Expires in a couple of weeks - got the NoA extending it for one year - can you travel abroad?

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Hi, my Green card expires in a couple of weeks (I entered with a K-1 visa).

I applied for the AOS within the 3 months prior to the expiration date, got my biometrics as well as the NoA saying that my Green Card has been extended for a year.

I might need to go to Canada for work in November.

Is it ok to leave the States as long as I bring with me the Green card (although expired at that point) and the NoA I received?

Anyone with a similar experience?

I don't feel very comfortable leaving the country with an expired document and a piece of paper...

Thank you so much

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I've read on this forum that that is indeed the correct procedure. It does feel weird that a piece of paper is what in essence validates another document that itself is showing as expired.

If I were you, I would see if I could find any USCIS or CBP website that states that the NoA extension letter acts as a legitimate indicator of the new expiration date, just in case you come across someone that thinks otherwise.

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Yes, you carry the original (expired) green card and the original extension letter.


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AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

Day 376 (1/14/19) Interview

Day 385 (1/23/19) Denied

Day 400 (2/7/19) Denial revoked; N-400 approved; oath ceremony set for 2/14/19

Day 407 (2/14/19) Oath ceremony in Dallas, TX

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People do it all the time. I had no issues doing it when returning from the UK and from Australia.


01/27/2011 - Trevor's N400 submitted
02/18/2011 - Married
04/02/2011 - NOA1 hard copy received - priority date 03/30/2011
07/08/2011 - Trevor is now a USC - called USCIS to request upgrade of the petition.
08/02/2011 - NOA2
09/08/2011 - LND case number received, medical booked
09/26/2011 - Case complete at NVC
09/30/2011 - Interview date assigned
11/08/2011 - Interview - approved!!
11/10/2011 - Visa in hand
12/04/2011 - POE in Atlanta
12/12/2011 - SSN number received in mail
12/12/2011 - Welcome notice received
01/06/2012 - Green card received
09/06/2013 - File for Removal of Conditions
10/01/2013 - Biometrics for ROC
02/03/2014 - Card production email received

02/17/2014 - 2nd card production email received

02/28/2014 - 10 year Green card received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Italy
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Thanks everyone! That's what I was looking for...similar experiences...

It's just that in 2014 you would think that we can receive something better than a piece of paper...(I don't know, like a sticker to put on top of the Green card...or something less fragile and easy to lose :dancing: ).

Anyway, I'm relieved now!

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