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Travel out of country and re-entry during/after 485 filing Travel out of country and re-entry after 485 filing. Various options of travelling and issues that need to be taken care of while filing and after filing 485.

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Old 07-23-2007, 08:52 PM
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Default Vacation to Mexico before 485

I have a vacation planned to Cancun, Mexico on the 29th of July. And my question is whether to file the applicaion before or after the vacation. My lawyer tells me that I probably wont get a new I-94 when visiting Mexico. Is this true? And also, that I can travel immediately after filing 485. So, she says it doesnt matter if I do it before or after the vacation. Any similar experiences especially with Mexico?

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I have a vacation planned to Cancun, Mexico on the 29th of July. And my question is whether to file the applicaion before or after the vacation. My lawyer tells me that I probably wont get a new I-94 when visiting Mexico. Is this true? And also, that I can travel immediately after filing 485. So, she says it doesnt matter if I do it before or after the vacation. Any similar experiences especially with Mexico?

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You need at least a 485 receipt and a valid visa before you can travel. My last travel to Mexico was 8 years and then they didnt take the I94 and when I came back they just asked what I had been doing in Mexico... But that might have changed.
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I recently (Apr-07) went on a cruise to Mexico, on my way back, i got a new I94

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I have a vacation planned to Cancun, Mexico on the 29th of July. And my question is whether to file the applicaion before or after the vacation. My lawyer tells me that I probably wont get a new I-94 when visiting Mexico. Is this true? And also, that I can travel immediately after filing 485. So, she says it doesnt matter if I do it before or after the vacation. Any similar experiences especially with Mexico?

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Default I-94 will not change for travel to canada or mexico

HI there,

I-94 will not change if you travel to Mexico or canada ( and donot travel to other countries
from mexico or canda).
Infact one does not even need a valid visa to travel to these countries, just approval letters will
work.

I am on h1 and had expired visa stamp, but a valid approval letter,
I travelled to canada and came back, US immigration only checked my status ( since i had no current visa), they did not make any change to i-94.



HTH

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Old 07-24-2007, 12:31 AM
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Smile Yep I 94 will not change

Yep I 94 will not change if you travle to any NAFTA country (Canada/Mexico) provided you stay less than 30 days and donot enter any other country on the way.
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HI there,

I-94 will not change if you travel to Mexico or canada ( and donot travel to other countries
from mexico or canda).
Infact one does not even need a valid visa to travel to these countries, just approval letters will
work.

I am on h1 and had expired visa stamp, but a valid approval letter,
I travelled to canada and came back, US immigration only checked my status ( since i had no current visa), they did not make any change to i-94.



HTH

within 30 days is they key!
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Which country are you from? All Indians citizens need visa to enter Canada (I thin mexico as well).

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HI there,

I-94 will not change if you travel to Mexico or canada ( and donot travel to other countries
from mexico or canda).
Infact one does not even need a valid visa to travel to these countries, just approval letters will
work.

I am on h1 and had expired visa stamp, but a valid approval letter,
I travelled to canada and came back, US immigration only checked my status ( since i had no current visa), they did not make any change to i-94.



HTH
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