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Traveling home with my Permanent Residency + Flight Booking Question

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Hi yall!!

The time has come, I'm going back home to visit friends and family for two weeks in March next year.
My question:

Do I need any paperwork? Is my EU passport good? Or do I need a USA one? (I'm assuming I don't because I'm not a citizen but I want to make sure)
Has anyone ever had trouble getting back in, or should I just not be worried at all?

And then one more - maybe random - question:

I still have a Belgian bank account and buying tickets from Belgium is always cheaper for some reason. I can just buy myself a ticket from a Belgian site right? From LAX to Brussels and back to LAX? I mean, I don't see why I couldn't? But in case anyone could confirm this, that would be amazing!

I'm honestly nervous to go back, although I don't know why. hahaha! By the time I get there, it'll be 1 year and 8 months since I left and saw my friends... Crazy.

Thanks so much!!

xo


03/02/2015: filed I-129F at the USCIS Texas

03/13/2015: received confirmation (Form I-797), file will now get routed to the USCIS California Service Center for processing. We wait :)

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You would travel on your EU passport as you cannot get a US passport yet. As to trouble getting in, I cannot speak for the EU, but my wife has had no issues getting into Russia on her trips. I imagine getting into the EU with an EU passport would be a breeze.

Related to your ticket purchasing question, I don't think you will have any issues purchasing tickets from a site in Belgium. We regularly buy tickets from a Russian carrier even using a US credit card with no issues.

Good Luck and Safe Travels!


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You would travel on your EU passport as you cannot get a US passport yet. As to trouble getting in, I cannot speak for the EU, but my wife has had no issues getting into Russia on her trips. I imagine getting into the EU with an EU passport would be a breeze.

Related to your ticket purchasing question, I don't think you will have any issues purchasing tickets from a site in Belgium. We regularly buy tickets from a Russian carrier even using a US credit card with no issues.

Good Luck and Safe Travels!

Aw thank you for your great reply!!!

I'm so stoked to go visit! My goodness!! By the time I get there it will be almost two years since I left... so crazy

<3


03/02/2015: filed I-129F at the USCIS Texas

03/13/2015: received confirmation (Form I-797), file will now get routed to the USCIS California Service Center for processing. We wait :)

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