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Can i travel with valid B1/B2 visa while waiting for adjustment of status,

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i recently applied for green card through marriage i want to know if i can travel outside the United States with my valid b1/b2 visa without applying for advanced parole

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No. If you travel outside the US while your application for permanent residence is pending, and if you have not been granted advance parole, then your application will likely be denied as abandoned because of your departure from the US. Please consult with an immigration attorney for more details.

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In general, it is not advisable to travel outside of the U.S. with a green card application pending. Even if you are granted advance parole, there is no guarantee that you will be permitted re-entry upon your arrival (as border officials have discretion to deny you regardless). If you MUST travel, advance parole is your best bet.


My colleagues are correct. It is not advisable to travel while your case is still pending. You may however travel but only if you have ADVANCE PAROLE. If you do not have advance parole, then stay put and wait for your residency card.

Good luck.

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Congratulations on your recent marriage! As for your question, no, you cannot travel in this situation. You would need an advance parole.

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NO. If you leave you will abandon your submission.

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