I am certain that I will return to India this year without completing the green card process. Do I need to withdraw the application? What are the implications of this? Will I have issues coming to U.S. on a nonimmigrant visa in future?


If you are planning to abandon the permanent resident process, it may be wise to withdraw the I-485 application; that way you will have a better chance of obtaining a nonimmigrant intent visa (e.g., B-1/B-2, F-1) in the future. Before making a decision about withdrawing a pending I-485 application, it would be wise to consult with an attorney as, once a withdrawal request is made, it cannot be taken back. (10.Feb.2014)

In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law in real time. For details on chat participation, click here. Access more FAQs here.

Copyright © 2014, MURTHY LAW FIRM. All Rights Reserved

Disclaimer: The information provided here is of a general nature and may not apply to any specific or particular circumstance. It is not to be construed as legal advice nor presumed indefinitely up to date.