Huntington, WV asked in Immigration Law for Virginia

Q: Does a valid advance parole allow you to enter the U.S. without a valid I-20?

I am an F1 international student who has applied for marriage-based green card. I am set to receive my advance parole soon and I intend to go abroad over the summer. My I-20 expires in May, and the earliest I can get another one from my new school is in July. My f1 expires next year. If I travel with a valid advance parole, am I legally allowed back in the US even if I do not have an i-20?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Adan Vega
Adan Vega
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: The advance parole document issued by USCIS will allow you to present yourself at a U.S. port of entry to request entry and admission to the U.S.

CBP will assess at that time if you are admissible to the U.S.

The FORM I-20 may be immaterial if you are not seeking entry as an F-1 visa holder.

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