If you’re planning on travelling outside the United States while your I-751 Green Card Extension is pending, there are a few things you need to know. Read on for more information.
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If you are a lawful permanent resident of the United States, you may travel outside of the country and re-enter using your Green Card. However, if your Green Card is set to expire within the next six months, you will need to take some extra steps to ensure a smooth return trip back into the States.
Before travelling, you should first check the expiration date on your Green Card. If it is set to expire within six months, you will need to apply for a Green Card renewal before travelling. You can do this by filing form I-90 with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Once your renewal application has been approved, you will be issued a new Green Card with a new expiration date.
Once you have a valid Green Card, you can then begin making travel plans. When booking your flight, be sure to double check the requirements of the airline you are flying with. Some airlines may require that you have a passport that is valid for at least six months after your planned return date. If this is the case, you will need to renew your passport before travelling.
Once everything is in order, enjoy your trip! But keep in mind that even with a valid Green Card, you may still be subject to additional screening upon returning to the United States. For example, all visitors returning by air are required to go through customs and immigration screening at their port of entry. During this process, officials may ask to see your Green Card again as well as your passport and travel itinerary. Be prepared for this possibility by having all of these documents readily available.
What is an I-751?
An I-751 is a form that must be filed by certain permanent residents in order to extend their green card. The I-751 is also known as the Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence.
The I-751 must be filed by those who obtained their green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and who have been married for less than two years at the time their green card was issued.
If you are filing an I-751, you will need to provide evidence that your marriage is still bona fide, or genuine. You will also need to provide evidence of your financial ties to your spouse, such as joint ownership of property or joint bank accounts.
If you are unable to file an I-751 with your spouse, you may request a waiver of the joint filing requirement. In order to do this, you will need to prove that your marriage was bona fide, but that it has since ended due to divorce or annulment, or that you would face extreme hardship if you were removed from the United States.
It is important to note that if you do not file an I-751, or if your I-751 is denied, you could lose your permanent resident status and be deported from the United States.
The Process of Applying for an I-751
The I-751 is a form that must be filed by certain permanent residents of the United States who obtained their status through marriage to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. The I-751 is used to petition the USCIS to remove the conditions on your residence.
If you are still married to and living with your spouse, you will file a joint petition on Form I-751. If you are divorced or widowed, you may file a waiver of the joint filing requirement.
You must submit evidence that you entered into your marriage in good faith, and that your marriage has not ended. You will also need to provide evidence of your relationship, such as joint ownership of property, birth certificates of children born to the marriage, financial records, and copies of any leases or mortgages in which you and your spouse are named.
You will need to submit photographs, taken within 30 days of filing your petition, which show you and your spouse together. The photographs should show both of you from the waist up and should be taken against a light background.
You may be required to appear for an interview with a USCIS officer at a later date. The officer will ask questions about your marriage and relationship, and may ask to see additional evidence at that time.
Once your I-751 is approved, you will be issued a new permanent resident card valid for 10 years.
Tips for Applying for an I-751
If you are a lawful permanent resident of the United States and you wish to travel outside of the country before your green card expires, you will need to apply for an I-751 waiver. The I-751 waiver allows you to extend your green card for up to another two years, provided that you can show that you have a valid reason for traveling outside of the United States.
There are three general categories of reasons that may be considered valid for requesting an I-751 waiver:
1. You need to travel for work or business purposes.
2. You need to travel to visit sick or elderly family members who live outside of the United States.
3. You are experiencing unusual or extraordinary circumstances that prevent you from complying with the requirements of the I-751 application process.
If you are planning on applying for an I-751 waiver, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. First, you will need to submit evidence to support your request for a waiver. This evidence can include things like your employment contract, proof of family relationships, or court documents related to your unique circumstances. Second, you should be prepared to show that you have ties to the United States that would make it difficult for you to permanently relocate if your green card application is denied. Examples of such ties include property ownership, close family ties, or significant professional or financial commitments in the United States. Finally, remember that even if your I-751 waiver is approved, your green card will still only be valid for another two years. After that time, you will need to reapply for permanent residency if you wish to remain in the United States on a long-term basis.
How to Extend Your Green Card
If you have a green card, you may be wondering how to extend it. The answer is that it depends on the type of green card you have. If you have a tourist green card, for example, you will need to apply for an extension at least 30 days before your current green card expires. You can do this by mail or in person at a U.S. embassy or consulate. If you have a business or student green card, you may be able to extend your stay by request through the nearest U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office.
It’s important to note that if yourgreen card expires while you are outside of the United States, you will need to reapply for a new one. You cannot renew your green card from outside of the country; you must be inside the United States in order to do so. If your green card expires while you are inside the United States, however, you may still be able to extend your stay or even change your status to another type of visa if desired.
If you plan on travelling just before your Green Card extension expires, it is recommended that individuals take certain precautions in order ensure hassle-free travel back into the United States. For one, always make sure to keep a copy of the extension request and approval notice with you when travelling as this can act as supporting documentation in the event that any questions should arise at the port of entry upon return into the United States. Additionally, because admission into the United States with an Expired Green Card is technically considered “unlawful presence”, which could jeopardize future immigration aspirations, it is always best to err on the side of caution and renew your Green Card well in advance of its expiration date if travelling outside of the United States is something that is being contemplated within its validity period.
The I-751 Timeline
The I-751 timeline can be confusing for couples who are planning on traveling outside the United States before their green card expires. Here is a breakdown of what you need to know in order to avoid any complications:
The I-751 is a form that needs to be filed jointly by married couples who are seeking to extend their green card. The form is typically filed 90 days before the green card expires.
However, if you are planning on traveling outside the United States before your green card expires, you will need to file the I-751 early. You should file the I-751 no later than 60 days before your planned trip.
If you do not file the I-751 early, you will need to apply for a waiver. The waiver will allow you to leave the country without having to file the I-751.
It is important to note that if you are planning on traveling outside the United States, you should have all your documents ready before you leave. This includes your passport, green card, and travel itinerary.
Can I travel outside the United States after I file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, but before USCIS makes a decision on my case?
Yes. You may travel if you obtain advance parole by filing Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, before you leave the United States. If you do not have advance parole and depart the United States, your petition will be considered abandoned.
How do I get advance parole?
You must file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, and request advance parole. You may include your spouse and any unmarried children under 21 years of age who are included in your petition on the same form. Include the filing fee and 2 passport-style photographs of each person requesting travel permission. Be sure to complete all questions fully and accurately. The instructions will tell you where to mail your form and supporting documents. USCIS will review your Form I-131 and supporting documentation to determine whether to grant your request for advance parole. If approved, USCIS will issue you an advance parole document in the form of a paper card or an electronic document (e-Parole). The e-Parole system is currently available only at certain airports. You should ensure that both CBP officers at the port of entry and airline personnel are aware that you are travelling using e-Parole before boarding your flight. For more information about e-Parole, please see Advance Parole on uscis.gov or refer to the Form I-131 instructions.
What should I do if my spouse and I have separated or divorced since we last filed our joint petition?
If you have divorced or legally separated since you last filed your joint petition, you may file a new individual petition under section 216(c) of the Act (as opposed to section 216(b)). You must submit evidence that demonstrates that:
1) The marriage was entered into in good faith by both spouses;
2) The marriage has not been judicially annulled or terminated other than through death of a spouse; and
3) During the marriage either you or your spouse resided in the United States pursuant to a lawful admission for permanent residence status (a green card).
If you are a permanent resident with a conditional green card that will soon expire, you may be wondering what your options are for travel. The I-751 is a form that is used to extend or remove the conditions on your green card, and it must be filed within 90 days of your green card expiration date.
There are a few different ways to travel while your I-751 is pending:
Option 1: Find an unexpired passport from your home country and use that to travel. If you have an unexpired passport from your home country, you do not need a visa to re-enter the United States as a returning resident. However, you should carry evidence of your pending I-751 petition, such as a copy of the petition receipt notice or a letter from USCIS confirming that the petition has been received and is pending.
Option 2: Apply for a reentry permit. A reentry permit allows you to leave the United States for up to two years without abandoning your permanent resident status. To apply for a reentry permit, you must file Form I-131 with USCIS. You will need to submit evidence of your intended travel plans, such as plane tickets or proof of employment outside the United States.
Option 3: Apply for advance parole. Advance parole allows you to leave the United States and return without having to obtain a returning resident visa or advance parole document. To apply for advance parole, you must file Form I-131 with USCIS. You will need to submit evidence of your intended travel plans, such as plane tickets or proof of employment outside the United States.
The I-751 is a long and difficult process, and it can be even more complicated if you need to travel during the process. If you are a permanent resident with a green card that is about to expire, you may be considering traveling outside the United States. However, there are some things you need to know before you travel.
If your green card will expire within the next six months, you should renew it before you travel This can be done by filing an I-751 application with USCIS. If your green Card has already expired you will need to get a new one before you can return to the United States.
If you are planning to travel while your I-751 application is pending, you will need to get advance parole from USCIS before you leave the country. Advance parole allows you to come back into the United States after traveling abroad. Without it, you will not be able to reenter the country and your I-751 application will be considered abandoned.
If your I-751 application is denied, you will lose your permanent resident status and will have to leave the United States. You may be able to appeal the decision or apply for a waiver, but this can be a complicated process. It is important to talk to an experienced immigration attorney before making any decisions about your case.
If you are planning to travel outside the United States before your green card extension expires, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, it is important to make sure that you have a valid passport and that your green card is up-to-date and will not expire while you are away. You should also check with the embassy or consulate of the country you will be visiting to find out if there are any special requirements for entry. Finally, be sure to allow plenty of time for your green card extension application to be processed before you travel, as it can take several months.