Missouri City, TX asked in Immigration Law for Missouri

Q: Can holders of L1A/L2 travel abroad without penalty while I-485 is being processed?

I am currently on L1A and my spouse L2 and living in the US. We have already submitted I-485, I-795 (work authorization) and I-131 (advance parole) for green card application. However we might need to travel abroad before our applications are approved. My understanding is that L visa holders do not need to apply for advance parole (we did anyway) for reentry. A valid L visa alone is sufficient for reentry and our I-485 applications are still valid. Is my understanding correct?

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Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA

A: An L-1 visaholder can travel abroad while their AOS application is pending.

Please see https://www.shusterman.com/l1-visa-executives-managers/

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