Should I still submit form I131 even though I don’t plan to travel in the time and wait for my green card? 7 Answers as of April 25, 2014

I am applying for my green card through marriage with a U.S. citizen. I entered the country legally with a visa.

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Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny | Svetlana Boukhny
You can but you don't have to.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/25/2014
Law Office of Adebola Asekun | Adebola O. Asekun
Didn't submit if you do not want to. Is there a question here?
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 4/14/2014
Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC
Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC | Pho Ethan Tran
You are not required to submit form I-131 when you apply for adjustment of status. The application can be submitted free of charge at any time while your I-485 application is still pending before USCIS. You will also need to submit a copy of the I-485 receipt notice along with the application.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 4/10/2014
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
It is solely your decision. There is no requirement either way. We typically advise people to file Form I-131 in case there is an emergency requiring international travel.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 4/10/2014
Richard S. Kolomejec, Attorney at Law
Richard S. Kolomejec, Attorney at Law | Richard S. Kolomejec
It is probably wise just in case you need to travel prior to receiving your green card.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/10/2014
    Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C. | David Nachman
    We generally recommend that you do so. You are paying for it anyway. The issue is whether or not you should actually use it. If you have accrued 180 (or more days) of unlawful presence then you may end up being barred from re-entry. Be careful and be sure to seek the assistance of qualified immigration counsel here.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 4/10/2014
    Rivas-Rivera Law Offices
    Rivas-Rivera Law Offices | Juan Ramon Rivas-Rivera
    If you do not plan to travel abroad while your petition is pending, do not waste your money on that application.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 4/10/2014
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