I received my conditional green card in February 2019. My travel document was granted in the summer of 2019 with a validity of two years. I am currently out of the U.S. and will need to prepare my I-829 soon. Can this be done while I am abroad? What happens if I cannot travel to the U.S. due to Covid-19 for biometric processing?
You do not need to be in the U.S. to file an I-829, but if you miss the fingerprinting appointment, you can request rescheduling. But eventually, the application will be denied unless they agree to waive the fingerprinting.
Yes, you can file it. Advisably, work with an attorney familiar with your case.
Yes, it can be filed while you are abroad.
You can file it from abroad. If the US consulates ever open, you may be able to do the biometrics there.
Yes, you need to be in the U.S. to do that.
You can file your I-829 petition while outside of the United States. USCIS may waive your biometrics, but if not, you will have to reschedule the appointment for a time when you are able to return to the United States.
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