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Advanced Parole approved, can I leave and have it mailed?

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My advanced parole was approved and my current status on the website says "Advanced Parole Document was produced", it was approved two days ago, and produced today. My questions are 1. does this mean it's mailed and on it's way, or will I get a notice of it being mailed? And 2. Can I leave before receiving the document when I know it's been approved, and just have someone mail it to me? The wording on the website can be tricky, there are sentences that make it seem that as long as it's APPROVED you can leave without endangering your AOS. And others that sound as though you NEED to have it in hand (hard to prove that I didn't have it in hand if it was already produced and possibly sent when I left). I understand that by mailing it you face the risk of it getting lost, I am more concerned with my AOS status. Worst case scenario if it was lost is I just wait for green card, it's my AOS status I am concerned with.

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Personally, I would wait until you have your card in hand before leaving as I think the risks are too great. You can try the mail route, or in the event of an emergency, maybe go down to your local USCIS office with your approval notice to see if there is anything they can do. In our case, the card arrived 5 days after the approval notice, so if you can wait, I would.

Good Luck!


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advanced search tool? when logged in from a pc?


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Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Most people likely don't try. You can if you want to. If you plan on having it mailed I suggest using a courier service with good tracking like Fedex or UPS, for example. I do not suggest USPS (which would turn into Canada Post.) However, the cost of the courier service can be expensive so you have to decide if the reason you're going is worth waiting for or not. Generally cards like that are mailed within a few days of being produced.


Because it's been issued and you'll have it when you return, I don't see how it will affect your AOS. It's not like CBSA will want to see the card. :)


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@ Jessicups

Hi I was just wondering if you had requested expedite your AP at all.

I have a family emergency situation and requested to expedite my AP but took over 11 days to get it approved.

Went down to USCIS field office today to ask for emergency AP (since I need to leave ASAP) and they denied because "Grandma" is not your direct family and thus can't grant me an emergency AP. (WTH)

However, about an hour later got a text msg update stating my AP was approved.

I checked online and it says "Advanced Parole document was produced".

Unfortunately, today is Friday so I need to allow the weekend to pass and start counting the business days....

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The OP (who hasn't logged on to VJ since mid-July) describes it as "expedited advanced parole."

Good luck with being able to see your grandma in timely fashion.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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