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Me and my fiance are currently going through the fiance visa process and I was wondering whether when it is time after the wedding is done to leave the country and return as a permanent resident whether I can simply hop over to the canadian border and come back, or whether I must enter the country from the same port of entry as I did when I came in with my fiance visa?

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Hi,

After the wedding, performed no more than 90 days after entry to the U.S. on fiance visa, the adjustment of status application is filed. The advance parole document application should be filed along with the along with the adjustment of status application.

It may take 3 months for advance parole document to be issued. Only after issuance is it OK to travel outside the U.S. as departing prior to issuance of advance parole document will result in abandonment of adjustment of status application. Entry on advance parole document is not restrictive, so you can enter from anywhere outside the U.S.

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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