Cedar Falls, IA asked in Immigration Law for Iowa

Q: Is it safe to travel with expired conditional greencard and the receipt that indicates my status is extended for 18 mo.?

Removing conditions on greencard now is taking longer, I have received two receipts that has renewed my status but not my card. My greencard is based on marriage, I want to travel to Iran to visit my family but am scared because I am not sure if the airports recognize the receipt!?

We also have been married for 3.5 years, being I don’t have permenant greencard, can I still apply to become a citizen?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: Travel overseas, as an Iranian, on a card that hasn't been reissued? From one of the six banned countries? Sorry, you are looking at possibly being held, if not excluded on your return trip. What you need to do is speak with an attorney--they should be a member of AILA or have an immigration specialization certification from the Pennsylvania Courts.


Ms Grace I Gardiner and Gunda Yohanna Brost agree with this answer

Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY

A: Yes you can travel with you expired green card and receipts but under the current conditions I would not risk traveling to Iran unless it was absolutely necessary

Gunda Yohanna Brost agrees with this answer

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