How can EB-5 investors travel with expired green cards and I-797 receipts? - EB5Investors.com

How can EB-5 investors travel with expired green cards and I-797 receipts?

We just submitted our I-829 application and received our I-797 receipt. The receipt states that one is authorized to work with this receipt and the expired conditional green card. What about the travel authorization? I need to travel abroad soon. As a dependent applicant of our EB-5 application, will this receipt and my expired green card be sufficient for me to travel, or do I need to apply for a separate travel document or a stamp on my passport?

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Ed Beshara

Ed Beshara

Immigration Attorneys
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The I-829 receipt notice should allow travel.

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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You can travel with the original receipt for the period of its validity. That is 18 months now, but after that you need to get a temporary travel stamp.

Salvatore Picataggio

Salvatore Picataggio

Immigration Attorneys
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You may need a stamp from the local USCIS office.

Ying Lu

Ying Lu

Immigration Attorneys
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When you travel internationally, please bring your I-797 receipt notice for the I-829 petition and your expired green card. To make it more secure, you can also visit your local USCIS and ask an officer to give you an I-551 stamp on your passport.

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

Immigration Attorneys
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Those two documents are all you need to travel.

Ting Geng

Ting Geng

Immigration Attorneys
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Using your expired green card along with the original I-829 receipt notice is sufficient for you to travel overseas.

Marko Issever

Marko Issever

EB-5 Broker Dealers
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As long as you have a valid passport, your I-797 receipt that you already filed, the I-829 and your expired green card you should be in good shape to travel. Even though your green card is expired, the fact that you have your I-797 receipt as proof that you have filed the I-829 grants you one additional year for the green card beyond the card expiration date.

BoBi Ahn

BoBi Ahn

Immigration Attorneys
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The Form I-797 receipt notice of filing I-829 can be presented with your expired permanent resident card as evidence of continued status for 18 months past the expiration date on their conditional permanent resident card. You may travel using these documents, remain and work in the U.S. until the new card is issued for those 18 months.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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You may travel with your passport, expired green card and the receipt that the I-829 is on file.

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