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Hi!

So I have a pending I-751, I was sent the green card letter of extension.  My husband and I are going to visit the Philippines by December. We already booked our tickets. Can we travel outside the US with just the letter of extension from USCIS?

 

Any help will be much appreciated.

 

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3 minutes ago, mqmendoza said:

Hi!

So I have a pending I-751, I was sent the green card letter of extension.  My husband and I are going to visit the Philippines by December. We already booked our tickets. Can we travel outside the US with just the letter of extension from USCIS?

 

Any help will be much appreciated.

 

Yes


YMMV

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You can re-enter the US with your expired Green Card and a valid extension letter.....


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3 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Yes

Thank you. I was just so worried that I might have a problem re-entering US. Because I've read somewhere that I will need to file for advance parole or something like that in order to travel outside the US.

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2 minutes ago, mqmendoza said:

Because I've read somewhere that I will need to file for advance parole or something like that in order to travel outside the US.

Where did you read this ?   


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5 minutes ago, mqmendoza said:

Thank you. I was just so worried that I might have a problem re-entering US. Because I've read somewhere that I will need to file for advance parole or something like that in order to travel outside the US.

You are a green card holder .  Reentry permit if you will be going for more than a year 

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11 minutes ago, payxibka said:

You are a green card holder .  Reentry permit if you will be going for more than a year 

Thank you. Now I am relieved. I was just so worried that I might not be able to return back.

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1 hour ago, mqmendoza said:

Thank you. Now I am relieved. I was just so worried that I might not be able to return back.

You will be fine, but one suggestion, take a few copies of your extension letter.  One time my wife was asked by the airlines at check-in to keep a copy of her letter.  Luckily we had copies, as you need the original when you re-enter the US.

 

Good Luck and Safe Travels!


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15 hours ago, Bill & Katya said:

You will be fine, but one suggestion, take a few copies of your extension letter.  One time my wife was asked by the airlines at check-in to keep a copy of her letter.  Luckily we had copies, as you need the original when you re-enter the US.

 

Good Luck and Safe Travels!

I will. Thank you so much!

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