After the I-485 Adjustment of Status application is filed, can I travel internationally?

Yes, travelling internationally while an Adjustment of Status application is pending is possible. At the time the I-485 Adjustment of Status application is filed, an individual may also seek an Advance Parole (AP) document. The issuance of the AP document by the USCIS will allow the individual to travel internationally while an I-485 Adjustment of Status application is pending with the USCIS. Please keep in mind that the issuance of the AP document may take some time so it is important for individuals to plan accordingly. Individuals maintaining valid H or L status have a bit more freedom to travel internationally while an Adjustment of Status application is pending with the USCIS. They may travel internationally with a valid AP document; alternatively they may opt to travel internationally and return to the U.S. in H or L status. For more detailed information on international travel please see our International Travel Advisories and Requirements page.

 

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