When can I apply to extend my I-797 receipt? - EB5Investors.com

When can I apply to extend my I-797 receipt?

I filed my I-829 application and received the I-797 receipt, which will expire July 28, 2019. What is the earliest possible time for me to make an InfoPass to extend my legal status? I would like to travel abroad this summer and will not be back until July.

Answers

Salvatore Picataggio

Salvatore Picataggio

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

Most things like this should be done within 90 days of expiration.

Julia Roussinova

Julia Roussinova

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

Generally, within 30 days of expiration.

Marko Issever

Marko Issever

EB-5 Broker Dealers
Answered on

Since you will be traveling in the summer and not be around for an appointment with USCIS 30 days prior to the expiration of your I-797, you could try to make an InfoPass appointment now and obtain I-551 stamp to extend your status as early as they will allow it. The key here is to make sure that you do extend your conditional resident status due to your pending I-829 application.

Barbara Suri

Barbara Suri

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

Normally between 90 to 120 days before the expiration.

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

It is advisable you should seek an extension at least between 60 and 90 days before the expiration date. Also, with your current document not expiring until July 28, 2019, you should be okay and you can travel and return into the U.S. without any problem.

BoBi Ahn

BoBi Ahn

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

Since getting an InfoPass appointment can take time, you can start trying to get an appointment date one to two months prior to expiration to get an extension stamp in your passport at the USCIS district office near you.

Ying Lu

Ying Lu

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

You can go to your local USCIS before you leave. The officer there will give you an I-551 stamp on your passport, which usually will be valid for a year.

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

If you got the 12-month receipt, and it&#39s about to expire, ask for the 18-month receipt. Generally, you can get a travel stamp one month before expiration, but you need an InfoPass appointment, which is now hard to get in some areas.

Charles Foster

Charles Foster

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

I would make your InfoPass to extend your evidence of your legal status at least within six months of the expiration date.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

Assuming you received an 18-month extension receipt, you may call USCIS customer service when your receipt (or existing extension stamp) is within 30 days of expiration. Otherwise, the customer service is reluctant to schedule InfoPass appointments unless there is an emergency.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

Usually they like to do these no sooner than 30 days prior to expiration, but if you show travel plans they may do sooner discretionary.

DISCLAIMER: the information found on this website is intended to be general information; it is not legal or financial advice. Specific legal or financial advice can only be given by a licensed professional with full knowledge of all the facts and circumstances of your particular situation. You should seek consultation with legal, immigration, and financial experts prior to participating in the EB-5 program. Posting a question on this website does not create an attorney-client relationship. All questions you post will be available to the public: do not include confidential information in your question.