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How can I file an I-131 without a specific travel plan?

I am currently in the U.S. with an E-2 visa. I also filed an I-526 application and recently received an approval notice. I want to file an I-131 along with the I-485 to adjust my status and get advance parole, just in case I need to travel abroad for an extended period of time. However, how can I file an I-131 without a specific travel plan?

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Yes, this is done all the time I indicate multiple trips and travels may be needed for business and personal reasons.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
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    Yes. You can file the I-131 without a specific travel plan. You could put TBD for the date or just put an estimated date of travel. It does not need to be exact. You will be issued a multiple-entry advance parole for a year. Now that your I-526 is approved, you can certainly move forward with the filing of I-485 for adjustment of status, I-131 for multiple entry advance parole and I-765 for employment authorization.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS does not need a detailed travel plan in order to process an I-1311 advance parole travel permit. Tell the truth and provide a reasonable plan and they will likely approve it in four to five months.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    You do not need a specific travel plan. Once you file an application for adjustment of status on Form I-485, you can file for a combination employment authorization document and advance parole. You do not need a detailed travel plan in order to obtain same.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    If you are not from a country subject to an immigrant visa backlog, you can file I-485/I-131/I-765 packet based on an approved I-526. When completing I-131 for advance parole, you can indicate "presently unknown" for your travel dates.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can put an approximate date on the application.

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    Anastasia White

    Immigration Attorney
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    You may put "TBD" (to be determined) in a date section or an anticipated approximate date of future travel and include the attachment explaining that you may need to travel for business/family reasons but do not have specific travel plans at this point. You may include the list of countries you plan to visit (e.g., your home country).

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can estimate or project a date of travel. It does not need to be an specific travel date that is set. You will be issued a multiple-entry advance parole valid for a year.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    An immigration attorney can help you prepare the I-485, I-765 and I-131 in the best way possible.

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