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Hi guys,

So I entered the USA from Canada on a K-1 visa in November, got married in January and just received my EAD/AP combo card yesterday.

I already had a job offer on the table from a company here in New York and am moving forward with it. They want me to start training on May 18th (in 10 days).

I want to go see my mom and grandmother (who is not doing very well) in Canada for a week before starting my new job but I am a bit uneasy about all the warnings on my AP card about possibly not being able to re-enter. I was never here unlawfully but it would screw up my entire life if I wasn't allowed back in. Anyone has experiences or insight to share, either positive or negative about re-entering on AP?

I'm super stressed about it. I would go alone because my husband cannot take time off from work and would be going by car and re-entering at a land border.

Thanks in advance!!!



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  • Service Center : Texas Service Center
  • Transferred? No
  • Consulate : Montreal, Canada
  • I-129F Sent : 2014-02-13
  • I-129F NOA1 : 2014-02-18
  • I-129F NOA2 : 2014-08-07
  • NVC Received : 2014-08-25
  • Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2014-08-27
  • NVC Left : 2014-08-29
  • Consulate Received : 2014-09-02
  • Packet 3 Received : 2014-09-04
  • Packet 3 Sent : 2014-09-05
  • Packet 4 Received : 2014-09-09
  • Interview Date : 2014-10-17
  • Visa Received : 2014-10-25
  • US Entry : 2014-11-14
  • Marriage : 2015-01-16

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You should have no issues.


Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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Hi guys,

So I entered the USA from Canada on a K-1 visa in November, got married in January and just received my EAD/AP combo card yesterday.

I already had a job offer on the table from a company here in New York and am moving forward with it. They want me to start training on May 18th (in 10 days).

I want to go see my mom and grandmother (who is not doing very well) in Canada for a week before starting my new job but I am a bit uneasy about all the warnings on my AP card about possibly not being able to re-enter. I was never here unlawfully but it would screw up my entire life if I wasn't allowed back in. Anyone has experiences or insight to share, either positive or negative about re-entering on AP?

I'm super stressed about it. I would go alone because my husband cannot take time off from work and would be going by car and re-entering at a land border.

Thanks in advance!!!

no worries at all. even if you have unlawful presence, that is rarely an issue. Besides, if you go through the land borders, they often times just wave you through.

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Like I said on another post, the only thing you have to do is bring your marriage certificate, NOA2 for AOS and AP. Some immigration officers are not familiar with the combo card yet so keep those documents with you. I traveled using the AP/combo card 2 months ago. I know that its scary that your future depends on the immigration officers discretion. But there really is no reason why you cant be allowed back in.


My K1 timeline (4 months/NO expedites): http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?cfl=0&id=163489

My AOS timeline (10 months):

08/16/2014 - Sent in AOS package

08/18/2014 - Delivered per USPS website

08/22/2014 - Text of receipt numbers received

08/27/2014 - NOA hard copies received (dated 08/19 and 08/21)

08/29/2014 - Notice date of Biometrics letter

09/11/2014 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

09/18/2014 - Biometrics completed at USCIS Raleigh, North Carolina

11/08/2014 - EAD / Travel Document approved and went to card production

11/19/2014 - Received EAD/AP combo card (dated 11/14/2014)

12/16/2014 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter dated 12/11/14

06/24/2015 - AOS approved! Card picked up by USPS KY for delivery

06/26/2015 - Received green card by mail (Yay I can rest for 2 years!)

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Hahahahaha thanks so much to all of you. I'm packing my things and I leave on Saturday morning!! You all rock!



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  • Service Center : Texas Service Center
  • Transferred? No
  • Consulate : Montreal, Canada
  • I-129F Sent : 2014-02-13
  • I-129F NOA1 : 2014-02-18
  • I-129F NOA2 : 2014-08-07
  • NVC Received : 2014-08-25
  • Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2014-08-27
  • NVC Left : 2014-08-29
  • Consulate Received : 2014-09-02
  • Packet 3 Received : 2014-09-04
  • Packet 3 Sent : 2014-09-05
  • Packet 4 Received : 2014-09-09
  • Interview Date : 2014-10-17
  • Visa Received : 2014-10-25
  • US Entry : 2014-11-14
  • Marriage : 2015-01-16

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Don't forget to bring marriage certificate, I-485 receipt, AP (of course!!!) Bon Voyage!!!


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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Marriage certificate is only required if the name on the passport and EAD/AP differ.

Edited by Hypnos

Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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