Travel to Abroad or home country on Advance Parole
Hi, I had a green card interview through marriage in December 2020 and my case is still showing as "Interview Was Completed And My Case Must Be Reviewed". And my advance parole is valid till end of this year. I would like to travel abroad or home country sometime soon on advance parole, so i am concerned if this is a good time to travel on advance parole to home country or abroad for about 3 weeks or so. So, please let me know if anyone has recently travelled and how was the situation while travelling back to US. Any suggestions/comments or experiences provided will be helpful and appreciate
Traveling to Brazil with Advanced Parole during Travel proclamation that suspended entry due to Covid
I want to share my story of traveling to Brazil with Advanced Parole during the presidential proclamation that suspended entry of Immigrants and Non-Immigrants who has been during the past 14 days in Schengen Area, the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), Ireland, Brazil, and South Africa.
I went to Brazil on 02/15/21 and was returning on 03/14/21. When I was doing my check in at the airport I was told the advanced parole is not an exemption of this rule. In any case she scanned my card and sent to the US immigration which confirmed that I couldn't fly back with this document, unless I could prove that I'm marriage with an US citizen or green card holder, which was not my case.
So, I booked another flight to Mexico (Cancun) the next day, getting there on 03/15/21. I spent around 2 weeks there before I flew back to US on 03/31/21.
When I got to the immigration in USA (JFK), I was asked if was my first time traveling with advanced parole and I said yes. I was sent straight to a room where I had to wait around 30 min as other people were also waiting at the time. After she took my folder (Passport + Advanced Parole) the agent looked in her computer for around 5 min and called me asking "where I'm coming from?". I said: "Mexico". She asked: "How long did you stay there?", I said: "15 days", then she confirmed I had the Mexican stamp in my passport, asked me to remove the mask to check my passport picture and gave back my documents saying "You are good to go!"
It wasn't that easy coming back through Mexico, but I had a good time there and everything worked fine!
I should add that Mexico did not require any Covid test coming from Brazil, neither quarantine and going back to USA from Mexico I had to do Covid test within 3 days before flight. I paid 20 USD to do the antigen rapid test in "Ahorro" pharmacy that took me 15 min. In Cancun and Playa del Carmen they actually have Covid test sites everywhere and is very easy to do.
Today is march 11 2021, i am traveling back to my home town which is Philippines this coming march 22, and fly back on june 7 . My question is, is it safe to stay Philippine for 75 days? Is CBP will still allow me to enter US without any problems?
Thank you in advance for who will answer my question
I was a DACA recipient before getting married so I will post my timeline here for anyone that is wondering how mine is going. I sent in my application in July 2020, I got my combo card in December 2020 and now my case has been ready to get scheduled for an interview. USCIS used my previous fingerprints from my DACA application so I didn't have to go do them again, but, they didn't refund the biometrics fee. I haven't been to Mexico in about 10 years, I don't have a passport. I see some people get their passport stamped as "PAROLED" wondering if I were to travel outside the US, would I have an issue knowing I don't have a passport? Appreciate your comments and input.
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