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My wife has had her application for a Green Card on file for two years without a decision from the government. We have been told she should not leave the USA while the application is pending. Now she has a family medical emergency. if she goes to Mexico to deal with this emergency does she jeopardize her permanent resident application?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?

Yes, all paperwork has been filed and fees paid. We had a personal meeting with the USCIS Office. They said all the paperwork is complete and they sent the file to the Department of State a year ago.

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We spoke to an Immigration lawyer before we started the process ourselves. He wanted a $3,500 fee, even though I am also a lawyer

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Dear Customer ,

Thank You for posting your immigration law question this evening. I'm attorney Bill an experienced immigration lawyer assisting you this evening.

While your wife's green card application is pending she needs to apply for travel authorization so that her application won't be deemed as abandoned; this will allow her to renter the US and keep her current application.

She should file this application with USCIS:

https://www.uscis.gov/i-131

The entire process is explained further here:

https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/while-application-is-pending

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you.
How long does it take to get the travel authorization?

USCIS processes these applications in order of submission and they take a few months to process.

To receive an e-Notification when your Form I-131 has been accepted, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance and clip it to the front of your application.

Thank You for your positive rating today.

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