I have an approved I-140 and at the time of filing, opted adjustment of status.
Is it true that if you leave US while I-485 is still in process, it is assumed you withdrew your application?
If yes, is there a way to expedite I-485?
If no, can I change to consular processing? What is the process and how long does it take?
The reason I am trying to weigh both options is that I need to visit my home country in September. Would you suggest I-485 or consular processing assuming my priority date is current in May 2013?
File for adjustment in May, when your priority date is current. At the same time, you'll file an application for an advance parole document. The advance parole should be approved in 60-90 days. Which should be before your September trip. If you travel on advance parole, you won't be deemed to have abandoned your green card application.
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