I am filing for my parents I-130 when they are in the United States. I am not going for adjustment of status. Instead of doing that, I am going for consular filing. This is because they do not want to be here in United States for 1-2 years when Adjustment of status procedures are taking place(We are in California and processing times are longer here).
Anyways, so we decided that we will file for consular filing when they are in United States. Now, I know there are some travel restrictions when I file for Adjustment of status. One of them is that they can not travel outside the United States once I-485 is filed.
My question here is that are there any similar travel restrictions when we go for consular filing? Because we have only filed I-130. SOme of the particular questions being
- Can they be in USA when I file for I-130 for consular processing?
- If they are, can they stay in USA for a couple of months after filing I-130
- Suppose they go back to their home country and they still don't have approval for I-130, can they come back to USA for a couple of days while waiting for I-130 approval?