Q: Traveling abroad while waiting for 10 years green card?
Hello great lawyers,
I have received a letter I-797 saying that I got approved and the 10 years green card will be mailed to me within 60 days. But since the day I received that notice, I have not received anything else. I called to the USCIS they said that my card has not been producing. Also I went to the local office and asked for the passport stamp I-551 due to the need of school and the office gives me a 1 year stamp. The problem here is that I bought a ticket to travel outside the country for 1 month but I do not know will I be able to enter the country through the Border Custom or not and the country (VIETNAM) I visit would let me boarding or not? (Cuz I hold nothing beside the passport and the notice)
May I travel outside the States with that passport stamp and the notice?
Thank you Lawyers
A: If you have been approved for a ten-year green card, you have the approval notice, I-797 and you have a stamp I-551 on your passport from the local USCIS office, you should be able to travel without any problems. The CBP may give you a hard time for not having the plastic card, but if they look up your A# in the system, you should appear as a legal permanent resident. Therefore, you should are able to travel without problems.
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