I am on H1B and I just filed my I-485, along with applications for EAD and AP. Am I allowed to travel now, or do I have to wait for my AP?


Ordinarily, if you are travelling on H1B (i.e., will be returning with a valid H1B petition and H1B visa “stamp,”) this will not impact the pending I-485 or the pending EAD application. However, the AP application will normally be denied if you travel before it is issued, unless you have an AP document that is valid for the entire duration of the time abroad. A more detailed discussion of this can be found here. (25.Nov.2020)

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