travel FAQs

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Travel on ESTA

Authored on: Tue, 09/21/2021 - 06:20

Question

My parents are both U.K. citizens and don't have any visas apart from just an ESTA; they are in the U.K. However, my wife is American, and I am now a U.S. citizen, and we both live in the U.S. permanently. We just had a baby a few days ago, and we want my parents to travel from the U.K. to the U.S. to help with the baby. Is this possible for them to travel on the ESTA they have? If not, can we apply for a different visa, so they can come to the U.S.?

 

Answer

 It appears they will be able to travel only if they travel to and stay for two weeks in a third country from which travel to the USA is allowed.

Travel During Pendency of I-829

Authored on: Fri, 08/22/2014 - 05:16

Question

Is it a problem to travel outside the US after the temp GC has expired, and assuming the I-829 wouldn't get approved by then ?

Answer

When the I-829 fees receipt is issued, it should state that your green card is extended for one year and travel and work during this time is permitted.

When the I-829 fees receipt is issued, it should state that your green card is extended for one year and travel and work during this time is permitted. - See more at: http://www.immigration.com/comment/14360#comment-14360
When the I-829 fees receipt is issued, it should state that your green card is extended for one year and travel and work during this time is permitted. - See more at: http://www.immigration.com/comment/14360#comment-14360

Travel overseas on F-1

Authored on: Thu, 11/05/2009 - 00:38

Question

I am an international student on F-1 from France, I just finish my semester and I am now transferring to a new school starting classes early October. Since I have almost a month off, I had thought once I get my new I-20, about going back home in France for a couple of weeks, but when I said that to my new school advisor, he suggested that I shouldn't travel overseas until the thanksgiving break comes and after classes start, however; I am not sure that this information is correct. I thought that once I have my new I-20, I could go home and come back without any problem. Should I go or not?

Answer

I do not know the details of your case or your SEVIS status. If your International Students Advisor is experienced in immigration law (most of them are), you should take their advice but ask them to tell you the reason.