Is travel outside the US on a R1 allowed?

Asked 11 months ago - Newark, NJ

I am currently on a R1 visa but need to leave for a brief period. Is this allowed? What will happen upon my departure and reentry to the US?

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Yes, absolutely, so long as your consular visa stamp is valid when you seek readmission, your passport still valid, and THE VISA IS FOR MULTIPLE ENTRIES (Very important!)

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. F. J. Capriotti III

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . As long as the visa stamp in the passport is unexpired and valid for multiple entries .... and the passport is still valid ... it should be OK.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- -- -- This blog posting... more
  3. Elizabeth Guckes Heetderks

    Contributor Level 10


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Yes, you can use your valid visa for entry and admission to the U.S. after travel abroad.

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