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can I travel within 6 months of green card expiration and if so apply to renew before or after the trip?

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Hello,

My 10 year green card expires 11/30, which means I cannot apply to renew the green card until 5/30.  Without thinking much, I booked an overseas trip from 6/8 to 6/22 (entering back to the U.S. on 6/22).  Would it be OK to travel abroad and will I be allowed on the plane and to enter the U.S. with less than 6 months on my current green card?  If that is no problem, would it be better to start the renewal process before I leave for the trip (have the application pending while travel) or after I come back from the trip?

 

I would appreciate your input.  Thank you!

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28 minutes ago, MN_PR said:

Hello,

My 10 year green card expires 11/30, which means I cannot apply to renew the green card until 5/30.  Without thinking much, I booked an overseas trip from 6/8 to 6/22 (entering back to the U.S. on 6/22).  Would it be OK to travel abroad and will I be allowed on the plane and to enter the U.S. with less than 6 months on my current green card?  If that is no problem, would it be better to start the renewal process before I leave for the trip (have the application pending while travel) or after I come back from the trip?

 

I would appreciate your input.  Thank you!

I would apply before I left just to get it in motion. No issue with departing or retuning to the US as long as you GC is valid at that time.

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On 2/11/2019 at 9:50 PM, MN_PR said:

Hello,

My 10 year green card expires 11/30, which means I cannot apply to renew the green card until 5/30.  Without thinking much, I booked an overseas trip from 6/8 to 6/22 (entering back to the U.S. on 6/22).  Would it be OK to travel abroad and will I be allowed on the plane and to enter the U.S. with less than 6 months on my current green card?  If that is no problem, would it be better to start the renewal process before I leave for the trip (have the application pending while travel) or after I come back from the trip?

 

I would appreciate your input.  Thank you!

You can enter the US with your current GC up to the day it expires (or maybe the day before to be safe) You can apply for a renewal 6 months before it expires, not earlier.

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