My Green card interview is on Aug 30th. I've applied for work permit and travel document same time with my green card on May 30th. I called USCIS on Aug 14 to expedite my travel doc as I want to leave the country on Aug 31 for a family emergency. I got an email same day (Aug 14) with a reference number to my request of expedition, that my work authorization/advances parole combo card has been sent. I got my work permit and a letter that says this is not a combo card and I can't travel with this card.
After I get my interview on Aug 30, Will I get any stamp on my passport to be able to come back to the US or I have to wait until I get my travel doc?
You cannot travel without Advance Parole unless your case is APPROVED on the day of your adjustment of status interview, and the officer gives you a temporary I-551 stamp in your passport: if your case remains pending after the interivew, then any foreign travel will be deemed abandonment of your application.
This is general information only. It is not intended as a substitute for legal advice, and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
You would only get a stamp in your passport in USCIS knows you need to travel immediately. You will probably need to do an InfoPass after the approval of the case. If the case is approved, you can no longer use advance parole.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer, whether myself or one of my colleagues, to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case.
J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship. Answers on Avvo can only be general ones, as specific answers would require knowledge of all the facts. As such, they may or may not apply to the question.
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