Fresh Meadows, NY asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: waiting for green card to be renewed. had biometrics appt already. My card is expired. Can still travel to Europe?

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Rachel Einbund
Rachel Einbund
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Hi,

It is always risky to travel outside the country with expired documents - If it is an emergency, I would suggest going to your local USCIS Office to do an in-person request for Emergency Travel Documents, or get a stamp in your passport showing your currently valid status. Or, if you decide that you want to just risk it, definitely take along a copy of your I-797C Receipt Notice showing that you filed for the I-90, and hopefully the CBP Officer at the airport will let you pass. Please feel free to contact me directly for more detailed advice.

Best regards,

Rachel Einbund, Esq.

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