Hi Ron: Thanks in advance for your response. Here is my situation: I am currently on EAD. My AP expires AUG1-2011. I need to travel abroad for a family emergency and doubt if I will be back by then. I have already applied for my renewal but not sure if I can get it before I travel. 1) So, is it acceptable to travel on an active AP while my AP is under process. 2) when my renewal gets approved, my friend can mail it to me which I can use to re-enter US. Is this Acceptable? I will have the receipt of my renewal with me though. 3) My 485 date become current on July 1st. If my 485 gets approved, is it ok to mail the Green card overseas, so that I can use it to re-enter. thanks again for your reply on this.