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Navigating Travel Restrictions While Your Adjustment of Status Application Is Pending

When it comes to traveling outside the United States while your adjustment of status application is pending, it’s crucial to understand the potential implications and restrictions. At Jeelani Law Firm, we’re here to provide guidance and support through this process.

Traveling Outside the U.S.:

If you haven’t received a decision on your application, it’s generally advisable to avoid traveling outside the United States. Departing the country while your application is under review may be deemed as abandoning it by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), leading to denial.

Traveling Inside the U.S.:

On the bright side, traveling within the U.S. is typically permissible while your adjustment of status application is pending. Whether you’re visiting family members in different states or enjoying a vacation within U.S. borders, such trips won’t impact your case with USCIS. However, it’s essential to ensure that any domestic travel during this period is solely for leisure purposes, as employment-related trips are prohibited until you receive your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) or your green card application is approved.

If Travel Is Necessary:

In cases where temporary travel outside the United States is unavoidable, it’s essential to apply for advance parole through Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. Without an advance parole document, departing the U.S. while your Form I-485 is pending may result in the abandonment of your application.

At Jeelani Law Firm, we understand the complexities surrounding adjustment of status applications and travel restrictions. Our experienced immigration attorneys are here to assist you every step of the way, providing personalized guidance and ensuring compliance with all necessary procedures. If you have any questions or need assistance with your adjustment of status application, don’t hesitate to contact us for support.

Jeelani Law Firm, PLC

JEELANI LAW FIRM, PLC is regarded as one of the top immigration law firms in the industry. We handle all immigration matters including family based adjustment of status/green card cases, citizenship filings, representation of businesses and employees when filing L1A/B Petitions, H1B petitions, and Permanent Labor petitions. Our firm also litigates immigration cases dealing with delayed adjudications as well as appellate matters before the U.S. Federal Courts, U.S. Immigration Courts, USCIS and the BIA. Given the complex nature of immigration law, inexperience can lead to many mistakes which may result in delays, denials, and loss of filing fees and valuable time. Contact our office and we will take care of the rest.