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Hi everyone,

My husband and I have started our I-485 package and are thinking about applying for AP. We are planning on going back to Canada for our honeymoon in July, but I (Kristina) am not sure if we will get approved for AP for that sort of reason. On the I-131 instructions page it says that AP is usually only approved for "humanitarian" reasons (i.e. Death in the family) or business reasons. I'm not sure if our honeymoon will be a good enough reason for USCIS.

Additionally, I just wanted to confirm - if we do get AP and Mike is let back into the U.S. with the document after our trip, will his green card (LPR) application continue to be processed? My biggest fear is that AP will slow his application down or abandon his application altogether. I think I'm just being paranoid about it.

Thanks!
Kristina

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Are you saying that your not anticipating being able to leave the country before July!? Yikes. I guess I may have a skewed idea of wait times. We are also planning our honeymoon back to Canada during the summer and plan to get our AOS package(s) finalized over the holidays...

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There's no reason to be worried about it :)

You are allowed to file for advance parole (as well as employment authorization) for free along with your I-485. There is really no reason not to go ahead and do it. On the form, check box 1.d in section 2. Your answers for "date of intended departure", "length of trip", "purpose of travel", and "countries to visit" don't really matter, but answer in accordance with your current upcoming travel plans.

You will be issued a combination Employment Authorization/Advance Parole card that will say "serves as I-551 Advance Parole document" on it. It will include some scary language that says "entry to the US is not guaranteed" etc, etc, but basically as long as your husband doesn't commit any felonies between now and then, there will be no problem :)

Just be sure on your re-entry, that you inform the primary CBP officer that he needs to enter using advance parole. If you are entering by land, they will send you inside the building for secondary; they will just fill out some paperwork and put a "paroled into the US" stamp and new I-94 card inside his passport. This may take an extra 30-60 minutes depending on the time of day, so plan your trip accordingly.

It will not have any effect on the processing of the application. My wife used her AP to re-enter in June, and she received her green card a month later :)

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