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Can we travel to the US while Greencard is processing?

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Hi everyone!

 

My husband and I have filed our I-130 form and have just reached the first step of them receiving our forms. We are living in Denmark. He is Danish and I am a US citizen. We are planning to come to the US in November for 2 weeks for my best friend's wedding will this be an issue since we have started applying for his greencard? Are we allowed to enter the US while it is process, if we are only staying for a short amount of time?

 

We appreciate any advice! 

 

Sincerely,

 

Ali & Alex

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Yes, travel is possible to the Us while the spousal petition is being processed.  Make sure you bring evidence of his ties to Denmark that shows he will return.

 

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2 minutes ago, Ali & Alex said:

Hi everyone!

 

My husband and I have filed our I-130 form and have just reached the first step of them receiving our forms. We are living in Denmark. He is Danish and I am a US citizen. We are planning to come to the US in November for 2 weeks for my best friend's wedding will this be an issue since we have started applying for his greencard? Are we allowed to enter the US while it is process, if we are only staying for a short amount of time?

 

We appreciate any advice! 

 

Sincerely,

 

Ali & Alex

In theory yes, you can visit as often you like, however there can be extra scrutiny when entering the US while having a pending petition. Prepare some documents proving your husband has intent to go back to Denmark, just in case they ask (work note, upcoming bills or payments, etc), and always be open and honest with the CPB on anything they ask. Your husband can disclose to them that you do have a pending visa petition for him, that you both live in Denmark, and that he is only attending a wedding with you, before going back to Denmark to continue waiting out the visa process.

Also just as a side note, you have not "applied" for anything yet; you have petitioned for a visa, there is no applying to anything until your husband fills out DS-260 at the NVC phase.


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28 minutes ago, Ali & Alex said:

Hi everyone!

 

My husband and I have filed our I-130 form and have just reached the first step of them receiving our forms. We are living in Denmark. He is Danish and I am a US citizen. We are planning to come to the US in November for 2 weeks for my best friend's wedding will this be an issue since we have started applying for his greencard? Are we allowed to enter the US while it is process, if we are only staying for a short amount of time?

 

We appreciate any advice! 

 

Sincerely,

 

Ali & Alex

Yes, you can travel to the US during the visa process, but you have not yet "applied for" anything at all, certainly not a green card.  You, the US Citizen have filed a petition for alien relative.  When that petition is approved, your husband can begin to apply for a visa.  Once he has the visa, pays the new immigrant fee and uses the visa to enter the US, he will become a lawful permanent resident.  Lawful Permanent Residents receive green cards in the mail.  They do not "apply for" them.  Time to do some more homework.


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The fact that you are living together in Denmark works strongly in your favor. Take evidence of this and your need to return. CBP officers are less interested in your reasons for entering the country than they are in your reasons for leaving. 


 

 

 

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