Hello , mi a US citizen and I married my wife in the US . She came with a tourist visa . I petition for an adjustment of status for her so what I want to know is if she can wait inside the US until she receives her green card or does she have to return to her country and wait ? Thank you .
Having entered with a visa means that she can have her status adjusted (i.e. receive her green card) without having to leave the US. If she needs to leave, however, she cannot do it without first applying for and being granted an Advance Parole (an authorization to travel), otherwise her application will be considered abandoned.
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