i had my GC interview last week and officer told us that she has to further review because there are two alien #s
I have with me the EAD/Advanced parole card with me, i would like to travel outside US next month to visit family, is there any risk in returning back ? i have a valid I-797 with an expired H1B visa
officer was reading out her template on how long the review might take and told us not to travel outside
1. "......is there any risk in returning back ?" Not when one is maintaining a valid H-1B status/visa, as well as has a valid AP travel document - can return on either.
2. "........and told us not to travel outside" - now here you have to be careful - you seem to have already been warned and admonished by the officer "not to travel outside" - ignore that at your own risk and peril - could face admissibility issues upon return, among others.
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You can travel for a short trip. I do not think you will see the case approved that fast anyway.
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There is always a risk when traveling while an adjustment of status is pending.
Your 797 is no good without a valid H-1B stamp in your passport.
If you really, really, really must take this trip ... go ahead and take your chances.
Otherwise, I suggest you wait.
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