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When can I travel internationally after my I-131 biometrics appointment?

I am a conditional green card holder. Once I have completed my biometrics appointment for the reentry permit (Form I-131), can I leave the country before receiving an approval if I have noted on the form to have it sent to the country I will travel to?

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should only travel with the approval of your advance parole document.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, once you have done your biometrics, you can leave. Make sure the approved document will reach you, though.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Yes, you can travel abroad before receiving the approval, after filing the re-entry permit/biometrics completed.

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    Hassan Elkhalil

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Wait until the I-131 is approved before you travel.

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    Belma Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Yes, you can leave after the biometrics appointment.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, you can leave after taking the biometrics.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Immediately.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Yes, you can leave the country and be readmitted within six months or two years after a U.S. re-entry permit is issued.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
    Answered on

    You can travel abroad since you already have a conditional green card as long as you do not plan to be away for more than six months. If you plan to be away for more than a year, you do need a re-entry permit. If that is the case, you should wait until your re-entry permit is issued.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Yes, your summary is correct.

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