In most situations, if you have a pending I-485 Adjustment of Status with USCIS you are not able to travel outside the US until you have received advanced permission to travel. Travel with a pending adjustment is considered abandonment. We discuss traveling outside the US with a pending adjustment while on an H-1B or L-1 Visa.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can take 6-12 months to approve and issue work and travel authorization documents. In some cases, delays in processing can create significant hardships for organizations, families, and individuals. In qualifying situations, USCIS may expedite the processing of your work and/or travel authorization. Here’s how it works.