Due to my country of citizenship, I have received a single entry visa stamp. This means that every time I re enter US, I will need a new visa interview and stamp.
I understand everyone who has a visa stamp that expires before they can get a green card is in this situation. However, my visa will not allow me to make a visit outside US for personal, work or recreational reasons.
Is it a risk to enter US with such visa or is it somewhat common situation with some known mitigation?
- I was not under the same situation but I have not gone back to my home country since I arrived, mostly because my immediately family can travel to the US or are already here and I didn't want to risk the Interview /STAMP process under the current anti-immigration sentiment.
I think it depends more on what is the limit of the I-94, my stamp expired in 1 year, but my I-94 was approved for 3, so I was able to get to the point of AOS in that time frame, and now that I got my GC I can finally go back and visit my home country.
- Citadel Securities wagecuck3It's a common situation. Lots of Iranians work in the US. You just need to make sure that every time you leave the US, you plan for enough time to get a new visa stamp before returning.
By the way, you can get the advance parole about 3-5 months after you file the I-485.