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Dear All,

When your priority date becomes current and you are now in the final stages to get your green card...is it possible to wait out the time for the processing of your green card in the states? Or will you be required to remain in your home country until you receive your green card?

Any input will help at this time.

Thanks.

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Dear All,

When your priority date becomes current and you are now in the final stages to get your green card...is it possible to wait out the time for the processing of your green card in the states? Or will you be required to remain in your home country until you receive your green card?

Any input will help at this time.

Thanks.

Which process are you talking about?

If you are in the US and in status, and your priority date is current, you can apply for Adjustment of Status. You can remain in the US as long as Adjustment of Status is pending, and in fact, you cannot leave the US without H or L status or Advance Parole or green card or you will abandon the Adjustment of Status.

If you are in the process of doing Consular Processing outside the US, it grants you no particular ability to enter or stay in the US.

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I am not in the US at this time but I do have a visitor's visa. My status is currently inactive but my priority date is in October 2009 and currently they are selecting applicants for 1 October 2009 according to January 2016 Visa Bulletin.

What I'm asking is, lets say for example I receive my notification from the counsel informing me that my status is now current and I have to submit my remaining documents. After doing so can I wait in the states for my advance parole card since I do have a visa? Or, do I have to wait in my respective country to follow through at the council in my country until the process is complete?

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I am not in the US at this time but I do have a visitor's visa. My status is currently inactive but my priority date is in October 2009 and currently they are selecting applicants for 1 October 2009 according to January 2016 Visa Bulletin.

What I'm asking is, lets say for example I receive my notification from the counsel informing me that my status is now current and I have to submit my remaining documents. After doing so can I wait in the states for my advance parole card since I do have a visa? Or, do I have to wait in my respective country to follow through at the council in my country until the process is complete?

You don't have Advance Parole and have no basis to get one. The pending immigrant visa application doesn't grant you any benefits for entering or staying in the US. You may visit on your visa (if they let you in), and then leave within the time given, just like any other foreigner. Other than that, you wait in your country.

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Hello fellow Trini! :)

You have to wait in TnT. Advanced Parole (AP) is something you apply for if you are currently in the US and need to travel out of the US before your application is complete and you have your green card in hand. AP is not for foreign nationals to enter the US, then leave and re-enter at will. I hope this helps!


 

 

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