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Traveling to Czech Republic with USA Refugee Travel Document $ Ukrainian biometric passport

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Hi everyone!

Here is the thing: I'm a USA asylee from Ukraine. I've got my Refugee Travel Document and updated my passport to biomentic passport, which allows traveling to EU without a Shenzen visa. Just have a few questions: 

1.Will I need to have my original form for asylum status approval  with me during a travel, or my Refugee Travel document should be enough to successfully get back to USA?
2. I'm going to use my Ukrainian Passport upon entering Czech republic. Would that be a problem that there will be no stamps in my Refugee travel document when I'll return to USA airport? Would I need any stamps for that trip in my Refugee travel Document?

Thank you so much in advance for your help!

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Anyone? Really need to know that it would be ok if I'll use my refugee travel document only upon returning to USA in the end of my trip and there will be no other stamps there from Europe.

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What stamps are you talking about exactly? I'm not sure there are a lot of active users here on VJ who know much about the refugee process. Have you consulted with your local USCIS office about this?


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I'm talking about to I need to actually use Refugee travel document upon entering EU (and get a stamp that I've entered EU country using it) or I just can use my Ukrainian passport for traveling abroad? In the second scenario I'll show my refugee travel document only upon returning to USA.

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12 hours ago, IgorB said:

I'm talking about to I need to actually use Refugee travel document upon entering EU (and get a stamp that I've entered EU country using it) or I just can use my Ukrainian passport for traveling abroad? In the second scenario I'll show my refugee travel document only upon returning to USA.

The second scenario sounds more logical to me. You could show them the refugee document if they need proof of your ability to travel to the US, but for entering the EU, I don't see why there should be any issues. Again, I'm just conjecturing here and don't speak from experience, but this seems like it would make sense to me.


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21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview - approved! 🎉

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02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

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31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sept-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!! 😂

 

📑 I-751 Removal of Conditions (2019-???) 📝

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On 1/22/2019 at 1:00 AM, IgorB said:


2. I'm going to use my Ukrainian Passport upon entering Czech republic. 

I'm not an expert, but I was reading somewhere that it is risky to travel on asylee status, using your country of origin passport. 


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43 minutes ago, Kiolas said:

I'm not an expert, but I was reading somewhere that it is risky to travel on asylee status, using your country of origin passport. 

Well, USCIS states that it's not even necessary to be in United States for receiving refugee travel document -- you can go to different country before that and they can ship you that document to their embassy in that country. Therefore they assume you can use other documents to travel abroad.

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