Westwood, NJ asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey

Q: I have applied my green card and recently received SSN and EAD as a L2 visa holder. Can I travel outside of the US?

When I read through USCIS website, it seems fine if I have a valid L visa. However, I do not know if it is possible for me to travel outside of the US with an EAD card or when my green card is under processing.

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John Alexander Bates
John Alexander Bates
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Bridgeport, CT

A: You should apply for advanced parole if you want to leave while your green card is pending.

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Adan Vega
Adan Vega
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: You should not travel abroad and return to the U.S. with the L-2 visa if you have filed the FORM I-485 requesting adjustment of status.

You will need to file the FORM I-131 with USCIS and request an advance parole document to allow you to travel abroad without interrupting the adjudication of the FORM I -485.

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