Seattle, WA asked in Immigration Law for Washington

Q: My wife is waiting for her adjustment of status and she has an advance parole document. Is she able to travel to canada

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Lana Elliott
Lana Elliott
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Spokane Valley, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: Yes, she is able to travel abroad as long as she not only filed her I-131 (Document for advance parole), but also received it. If she just filed and is waiting for it while her AOS is pending, if she travels, her adjustment of status application is considered to be abandoned, and unfortunately, she will need to re-file it (and other negative immigration consequences might apply).

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: Arguably, but it’s an issue more complicated by changes in what constitutes unlawful presence prior to departure and subsequent parole into the U. S. This can cause an indefinite bar to lawful immigration.

I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications.

The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

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