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Hi fish fam! After applying for H1b in April, can I travel to Puerto Rico? Is it considered international travel or does it cause i94 to get updated?

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I did Orlando to San Juan and back. No passport control. Just went through normal security lines. Only weird thing was customs like check for any animals or plant products for passengers going to USA at SJU airport

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Yeah don’t carry any flora fauna from these islands. Quarantine doesn’t want you to spread any plant diseases across. Similar from Hawaii too. Be gentle on this guys. Don’t try to hide and bring stuff that will be expensive for inland folks to control if it spreads

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PR is a domestic flight! No checks. I went back and forth like for 2 months (without having stamped visa)

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My immigration lawyers said PR does NOT count as international travel.

It doesn’t

Thank you for that!

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Isn’t PR part of the US?

It’s an unincorporated US territory

You can travel. I’ve done it back in 2017. I also just came back from USVI ( at the connecting airport as I type this, and faced no issues at border control in USVI). Yes - there is border control and yes they ask for a passport. But it’s not a full fledged immigration and customs check in situation as it would be if you came from an international trip.

They asked me my visa or I 797 in San Juan airport. Just random check. Same thing happened to my friend too.

No, they just verify that you are not an illegal immigrant. Carry your I-797 and your passport just in case. I visited PR two times and they checked during one of my visit. It happened at the gate while waiting to board. Enjoy your trip. PR is really wonderful and hope you enjoy.

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