I want to know if my EAD would be still valid if I travel to Bahamas or Puerto Rico? During this travel will there be a stamping on my passport and will my EAD be still valid upon travel to these places?
Yes, your EAD is unrelated to any travel. It's work authorization not a travel permit. If you travel outside the US, like to the Bahamas, you will need a valid L-2 visa stamp in your passport in order to be readmitted to the US. Your passport will also need to be valid. Upon your return from the Bahamas you will go through US customs and immigration. Puerto Rico is US territory so that would be considered domestic travel, however, you do still need a valid ID to travel. Check http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/acceptable-ids for a list of valid IDs.
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it will be valid for the duration indicated on the card or the validity of your status whichever ends first. It is regardless of your vacation travel.
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Leaving and re-entering the U.S. does not affect the validity of your EAD, as long as you re-enter the U.S. in L-2 status.
Yes, your EAD will still remain valid for its full duration after you travel to PR and/or Bahamas. There will be no "stamping" on your passport while travel to PR, but one for when you enter Bahamas and come back to the USA.
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It should remain valid once your return to U.S. from PR and Bahamas, assuming it has not expired. No stamping should be expected upon your re-entry.
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You can travel to either the Bahamas or Puerto Rico and re- enter the U.S with your valid L-2 visa. Your trip will not have any effect on your EAD.
Enjoy your trip as it will not affect your status or your EAD. No stamping required for pr but there will be stamps at entry in Bahamas and on your return. Be sure the stamp reflect your current status. Sometimes CBP does make error and stamp you as a different status holder. Be aware and have fun.
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