Immigration Law Questions? Ask an Immigration Lawyer.
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I'm sorry to hear you've been getting conflicting information. To clarify-- yes, you need to file for Advanced Parole in order to travel once you've filed your adjustment of status. It's just a weird technicality in the immigration laws, but yes, you need to file it, otherwise your application for adjustment of status is viewed as having been abandoned, and you will have to re-start the entire petition process. Not only that, but you could also face being denied re-entry into the US. My recommendation therefore, would be to apply for advance parole, and make sure you've got all the necessary documentation before travelling outside of the country.
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