My wife is a Philippine citizen. She has completed all of her immigration paperwork and we are currently awaiting her medical exam and interview at the US Embassy in Manila. We have one obligation we have to pay-off and were hoping to be able to "stretch" out our departure for an additional 6 months prior to permanent residence in the USA. (Need to save up more money for relocation.)
Ergo: Can we at the 5th month fly to Guam, with her Greencard, and have her passport stamped for entry into the US, stay for about a week, and then return to the Philippines for another 5 months, and then at that time, leave the Philippines to take up permanent residence on the mainland of the States. We would only do this ONE time. I have to make the decision whether to leave the Philippines with "honor"or to say to hell with it all, skip town, and let the chips fall where they may here.
Thank you for all the correct information you give out.
It sounds like you know you normally have 6 months to enter the US after the visa is issued. Yes, she should be fine. She'll get a temporary I-551 stamp in her passport to show she has been granted lawful permanent residence and can re-enter the US with that stamp.
There will be an expiration date on her immigrant visa. She can indeed enter the U.S. on it and then depart again.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
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