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Hello,

I wanted to come USA after i receive my immigrant Visa and come back to work overseas. i could probably stay in USA 2 to 3 weeks. my Question is if i didn't receive my green card within this time, is the green card will be delivered to the address or no? and can i go USCIS office and ask for permission to travel?

I still have tourist visa valid for 10 years.

thanks for advise

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2 hours ago, Haithem said:

Hello,

I wanted to come USA after i receive my immigrant Visa and come back to work overseas. i could probably stay in USA 2 to 3 weeks. my Question is if i didn't receive my green card within this time, is the green card will be delivered to the address or no? and can i go USCIS office and ask for permission to travel?

I still have tourist visa valid for 10 years.

thanks for advise

If you have an immigrant visa (IV) and enter the US, then the entrance stamp along with the IV functions as a temporary green card for up to a year (should be noted at the bottom of the IV in your passport).  Therefore at that point, you will be an LPR so your tourist visa will be void.  How long do you plan to be out of the US after your initial entry on the IV?

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Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

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I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

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Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

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1 hour ago, Bill & Katya said:

If you have an immigrant visa (IV) and enter the US, then the entrance stamp along with the IV functions as a temporary green card for up to a year (should be noted at the bottom of the IV in your passport).  Therefore at that point, you will be an LPR so your tourist visa will be void.  How long do you plan to be out of the US after your initial entry on the IV?

I plan to stay from 6 to 8 or 9 months as i work abroad. My question is will green card be delivered in the mail box after i leave. I will be able to stay 2 to 3 weeks and maybe i can get sick leave for 1 week.

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8 minutes ago, Haithem said:

I plan to stay from 6 to 8 or 9 months as i work abroad. My question is will green card be delivered in the mail box after i leave. I will be able to stay 2 to 3 weeks and maybe i can get sick leave for 1 week.

It is possible that the physical GC will arrive in 2-3 weeks.  I know our cousins who arrived on DVs back in January had their physical GCs in about 3 weeks, but there is no guarantee.  Do you have someone in the US who is able to collect your mail while you will be back working outside the US?


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

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1 hour ago, Bill & Katya said:

It is possible that the physical GC will arrive in 2-3 weeks.  I know our cousins who arrived on DVs back in January had their physical GCs in about 3 weeks, but there is no guarantee.  Do you have someone in the US who is able to collect your mail while you will be back working outside the US?

Yes there is someone to receive the mail. Do you know if i can request social security card as soon as i reach there from social security offiice? Also in case i didnt received GC within my stay in usa, should i walk to uscis local office and request travel permission so i can return.

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Your stamped passport at POE will serve like a GC for one year that allows you to return back to US. However, expect some questioning when you return back after 6-8 months.


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2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

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1 hour ago, Haithem said:

Yes there is someone to receive the mail. Do you know if i can request social security card as soon as i reach there from social security offiice? Also in case i didnt received GC within my stay in usa, should i walk to uscis local office and request travel permission so i can return.

As to the SSA, you can try by using your stamped visa.  For our cousins, they waited to get the physical GC before going to the SSA office.  As long as you are going to be back in 6-8 months, you should not need a re-entry permit. 

 

I guess my big question is why not wrap up your work and then come to the US?  An IV is valid for 6 months or so depending on the medical timing, and if your plan is to permanently relocate, why make a short trip just to activate the LPR status.

 

Good Luck!


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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5 hours ago, Bill & Katya said:

As to the SSA, you can try by using your stamped visa.  For our cousins, they waited to get the physical GC before going to the SSA office.  As long as you are going to be back in 6-8 months, you should not need a re-entry permit. 

 

I guess my big question is why not wrap up your work and then come to the US?  An IV is valid for 6 months or so depending on the medical timing, and if your plan is to permanently relocate, why make a short trip just to activate the LPR status.

 

Good Luck!

Thank you so much for taking time helping me. I will try to apply SSA with my stamped immigrant visa. How i should not need re entry permit if i will be back in 6 month? By that time my immigrant visa will be already expired so i need authorization from immigration to enter usa again after 6 months.

The reason thay i need to go bqck is that i dont have secured job in usa yet and i work currently in UAE. I need to get some more money. Also my health condition do not permit now that i do lower job which need hard activity.

So if i want to go back  from usa after my 2 or 3 weeks stay and didnt receive green card yet how i will be back to usa? By there way my wife will be receiving the green card in our address.

 

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1 hour ago, Haithem said:

Thank you so much for taking time helping me. I will try to apply SSA with my stamped immigrant visa. How i should not need re entry permit if i will be back in 6 month? By that time my immigrant visa will be already expired so i need authorization from immigration to enter usa again after 6 months.

The reason thay i need to go bqck is that i dont have secured job in usa yet and i work currently in UAE. I need to get some more money. Also my health condition do not permit now that i do lower job which need hard activity.

So if i want to go back  from usa after my 2 or 3 weeks stay and didnt receive green card yet how i will be back to usa? By there way my wife will be receiving the green card in our address.

 

Again, the stamped visa in your passport functions as a GC so that should allow you back into the US.


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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