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Hi people! It is really nice to have all of you here asking questions and giving suggestions, because this is how we can help each other!
I"m looking for advise too.
Me and my spouse are from different countries, I got my asylum as derivative from him. So received my RTD and went to my home country, which is not COP of my spouse. The lawyer we worked with told me that it is Ok for me to go home to visit beacause I am a derivative asylee. She also said that I could even use my NP if it is still valid. At that time I wasn't aware of rule that asylees are not allowed to use/renew their NPs. Or maybe it is different for derivative asylee?
So I wet home using my NP. That is funny how easy it is to leave the US! Nobody even asked me about RTD or anything. They didn't even stamp my NP when I left. The airline only took my I-94 Departure Record and said they were needed it and that they report it to DHS or something. This was second time in my life travelling internationally, first one was when I left to US in 2005.
I am getting very nervious about the fact that I used my NP. If I knew it wasn't ok to do so, I would try to get a visa. I wonder if my country would issue me a visa. I don't have a CG yet. Only asylum approved and RTD to travel.
I should've got visa for sure! At the time of my departure my NP was expired by one year. To enter my home country with expired passport I had to obtain some kind of Reentry Certificate which was easy to get and I did it.
Now I am wondering how I go back. Someone told me that when I leave my home country at the airport I should show my NP, and when arrived to US point-of-entry - show RTD. Seems easy, but then my RTD doesn't have any stamps in it at all to say where I traveled. They are going to realise that I used my NP to enter and leave home country. As the derivative asylee am I allowed to use/renew my NP? any thoughts?
I am stucked here at home for 6 month already because I'm undergoing some medical treatment here. I cannot afford it in US, I don't have an insurance. My home country still provides free medical service to their residents. I want to go back to US ASAP! My spouse is freaked out that I'm here so long and because I was stupid using NP. He never traveled outside of US and doesn't know how to deal with this situation.
I don't care about my NP I can leave it here. But I don't think I will be able to leaave without it.
Do you think if I show only RTD at the airport in my country they will let me to board? Will they stamp it? Do I actually need this stamp? My RTD is completely clear right now. That is why I don't think my country will take it. They will say:" Ok, where is you visa then? how did you enter etc. show as your NP!"
Please someone had a similar experience? How should I act at the point of entry? which document to show and where? should I tell them I renewed my NP? Technically, in my country you have to present your NP + public insurance card to get medical service anywhere in the country. So, that means there is no point in lying that I don't have an NP? Am I gona get in trouble then?
I am an asylee from Russian Federation. I also have pending I-485 application for a green card. I need to travel abroad (not the country of persecution or any close to it) urgently. I have been in touch my congressman's office who helped me expedite my application for a Refugee Travel Document. According to them it is currently being printed and it will be mailed to me by the end of this week.
My question is whether I can leave the country with my national Russian passport before the RTD arrives. My plan was to have my friend mail it to me by the time I have to travel back to the U.S. Aside from the risks of having the RTD lost during mailing, what are the other risks, if any?
Many thanks in advance!
Even if you are thinking about considering this option then just forget about it.Dnt try to play the system because if they played back you will be left with nothing and you can see your family permanently in your home country.Hi ,
I have the same situation , I wonder how does it go with you ? , I am an asylee with pending GC case for over a year , I am desperate to see my family in third country , I have valid NP and RTD , can i leave with NP and return with the RTD , as the country I am planning to go to doesn't accept the RTD " Lebanon "
Am I allowed to use my NP before getting my GC ?
Thanks in advance
Even if you are thinking about considering this option then just forget about it.Dnt try to play the system because if they played back you will be left with nothing and you can see your family permanently in your home country.
What i am doing is calling my family to a third country which accepts RTD like thailand as you and your family can get a visa without any problem and meet them there.
As a follow asylee thats what i would suggest you dont even think of trying to do what you thinking as the result would be 100% deportation because according to them this a fraud which you are trying to do.
Another option wait for your GC and then travel to lebanon and you will not have any problem.
There's several threads with recent posts about this. It all depends on your case and what your asylum is based on. If it's based on government persecution, then no. If it's based on anything else. it's risky but doable. Consult with an attorney. Look through the threads for more in-depth answers to this question.So after having a GC, can asylee use their original passport to travel to other countries? (not the country of persecution, but any other country)
I agree with you.If you need an excuse to use your passport, CBP officers always tell ex-asylees/refugees to use their passport after they get a green card. If you're not afraid to use your passport (like, you don't expect your govenment to find and render you, in a manner that would end up slightly better for you than it did for Jamal Kashoggi, for example), then go ahead and use it. Only YOU know if it is risky for you to travel on your passport. For most, I expect your government would not know/care, unless they have cancelled the passport or put out a cross-border warrant for your arrest.