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Are there any consequences for green card holder to come back to USA by advance parole issued prior to green card issuance?

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My friend filed EB I-485. He received Advance Parole Document and left USA a few days ago. His I-485 was approved without interview and green card arrived today. Should I Fedex green card to him to allow him to come back to USA by green card or should he come back to USA by advance parole document?

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On the facts given, either one should work.

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Yes. In this limited circumstance, it should be ok.

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I wouldn't risk losing the green card during delivery and having to pay for another. He should be fine. If anything, scan and email the approval notice.

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