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Hello anyone with a good responds please advice thanks

Now that i got the advance parole to travel outside the States what the limitations on my staying outside the States 

as my I-485 is pending can i travel before my interview or i have to wait after the interview?

i don't have a date yet for this interview for i-485

what are my chances as i don;t want to dis obey any laws  Thanks to you all

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You can travel whenever you want to with the AP. As for how long can you, I always say keep it reasonable. Point is to live in the US not live elsewhere and just return when needed or in future just to maintain residency. That being said, if you went for a few weeks or even a month shouldn't be an issue.


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You are free to travel; however, it is worth noting that many lawyers often recommend immigrants, who have pending cases, to not travel outside of the United States.  This often tends to be problematic for several reasons discussed hereafter. 

 

Your USCIS I-485 application has not been adjudicated.  Therefore, there is no way to know for certain that USCIS has finalized the investigation necessary to adjudicate the case, or when USCIS might come across something that may warrant a denial.

 

However, Customs and Border Protection Officers have broad discretion to investigate and adjudicate whether you qualify for entry based on current laws, the Immigration and Naturalization, and information available to them.  If such investigation reveals ANY fact(s) that give them the authority to deny your entry into the U.S., they have the authority to do so.  An Advance Parole simply informs such officer that you have a pending with USCIS and should be allowed entry -- assuming that you qualify for it. 

 

It is also worth noting that Customs and  Border Protection Officers have broad discretion.  For instance, when the Travel Ban was effective, such Officers denied the entry of Lawful Permanent Residents simply because the law was unclear and silent in many scenarios.  I would imagine that such a situation would be economically and emotionally challenging.

 

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Thanks for your good advice i appreciate your time

 

On 10/11/2018 at 1:08 PM, ImmHelp123 said:

You are free to travel; however, it is worth noting that many lawyers often recommend immigrants, who have pending cases, to not travel outside of the United States.  This often tends to be problematic for several reasons discussed hereafter. 

 

Your USCIS I-485 application has not been adjudicated.  Therefore, there is no way to know for certain that USCIS has finalized the investigation necessary to adjudicate the case, or when USCIS might come across something that may warrant a denial.

 

However, Customs and Border Protection Officers have broad discretion to investigate and adjudicate whether you qualify for entry based on current laws, the Immigration and Naturalization, and information available to them.  If such investigation reveals ANY fact(s) that give them the authority to deny your entry into the U.S., they have the authority to do so.  An Advance Parole simply informs such officer that you have a pending with USCIS and should be allowed entry -- assuming that you qualify for it. 

 

It is also worth noting that Customs and  Border Protection Officers have broad discretion.  For instance, when the Travel Ban was effective, such Officers denied the entry of Lawful Permanent Residents simply because the law was unclear and silent in many scenarios.  I would imagine that such a situation would be economically and emotionally challenging.

 

Thank you so much for your responds i appreciate your time

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On 10/11/2018 at 1:34 PM, Larindra said:

Hi there I was able to travel on AP and I came back without problem. 

 

I wouldn't stay outside the US for too long though. I only left for 2 weeks. 

Thank you so much for your advice i appreciate your time

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