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Traveling abroad with GC+Extention letter

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Looking for advice from this great community. I'm planning to travel overseas with my wife and kid. Her GC (came with K1 Visa) expired few months ago, but she got 18 months extension letter while we wait for 10 yr GC (Filed in December, and no updates after biometrics and extension) 

 

I called USCIS to make InfoPass appointment (can't do it online anymore) hoping to get a stamp on her passport and was told she doesn't need it. And as long as we have expired GC + Letter we should not have any issues coming back to the US. Now, long ago I remember reading here it's better to have it than not, wondering what I should do &/ what are your thoughts on this? 

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Shouldn't be an issue with the letter.   Can't tell by your profile what country you are talking about?

 

What airline?


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You’ll be fine with the gc + letter


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You can't get a stamp with a valid extension letter. I believe it has to be within 6 weeks before the expiration of the extension letter before you can get stamp.

My wife travelled many times with the expired GC and extension letter with no issues at all. Just be sure to carry to original letter and not a copy

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Thanks all for prompt replies. I didn't receive email notifications and thought nobody answered 


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On 7/3/2019 at 9:44 PM, Mamed said:

Looking for advice from this great community. I'm planning to travel overseas with my wife and kid. Her GC (came with K1 Visa) expired few months ago, but she got 18 months extension letter while we wait for 10 yr GC (Filed in December, and no updates after biometrics and extension) 

 

I called USCIS to make InfoPass appointment (can't do it online anymore) hoping to get a stamp on her passport and was told she doesn't need it. And as long as we have expired GC + Letter we should not have any issues coming back to the US. Now, long ago I remember reading here it's better to have it than not, wondering what I should do &/ what are your thoughts on this? 

You really should consider filling in your timeline.

 

Assuming that you are speaking about the I-751 Receipt/Extension letter received when starting the ROC process. Be sure to book her ticket in the passport name. Your wife should be fine, with a couple of suggestions. Is her passport in her maiden name or married name? If her passport is in mer maiden name, she should consider carrying a copy of your marriage certificate, with her passport. She should also carry her expired 2-yr conditional GC.

 

Have a pleasant trip.

 


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On 7/5/2019 at 2:46 PM, Pitaya (火龙果) said:

1. You really should consider filling in your timeline.

 

2.... consider carrying a copy of your marriage certificate, with her passport. 

 

3. Have a pleasant trip.

 

1. I don't post here often enough for someone to see and benefit from our timeline. I removed it after we received her GC

 

2. She still has her maiden name. But won't hurt to have MC with us.

 

3. Thank you


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