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arrowAP - Late Summer Travel Inquiry
April 28, 2015, 7:48 pm Last comment by Gera & Rocio
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Hello there,


I am new to VJ...

I have recently sent off the AOS packet along with the EAD/AP application for my wife K-1, and step daughter K-2.  We were married in California on 4/11/15 and we opted to hold off on our honeymoon for the time being but interested in traveling out of country to enjoy a late honeymoon together around August.  My question relies on my estimated time line to which I am hopeful that my wife and step daughter are approved for EAD/AP in early July (Fingers crossed).  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated on my case relating to a possible approval in July? (God willing)


I will definitely not be purchasing any trip packages until all is said and done (AP/EAD combo card is on-hand) while GC is pending.


Thank you,



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arrowUnemployment while waiting for my interview
April 15, 2015, 7:24 pm Last comment by Vette

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Hello everyone, 

I got married in the state of NY. everything has been going fine. 

Got my Employment authorization document and i am waiting for the interview date to arrive.

However, yesterday i got news that my job might be in danger and i might get laid off. 

is it possible to apply for unemployment in case i dont find a new job soon enough? even if my documents are still in process.


thanks for any advice



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arrowCrossing and returning to Mexico after visa issuance
February 17, 2015, 2:35 pm Last comment by Ryan H

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I wanted to see if people could give me their opinions regarding a plan I have. My husband has his interview next week 2/25. We plan to cross the border in Tijuana as soon as he receives his visa/passport. However, we both live in Tijuana at the moment and won't be ready to move to the U.S. for about a month (end of March). Do you guys think this will be a problem? 


The reason for crossing before actually moving:  I read that the SSN and green card are not mailed until after he does POE. Because the green card can take months for him to receive by mail and he will need to cross into mexico everyday because he is in medical school there, I don't want to wait any days before he does POE to make sure the count starts immediately and he receives his card before his visa expires. 


My concern is that I work in the USA so I have to cross everyday in the morning and I don't want to get him in trouble because we have not moved yet but he did POE already. 


Is this concern valid or should we simply wait until we have a new apartment in the USA and then do POE? This is not my favorite option but will do if the other option will get him in trouble. 


Thanks for any advice/suggestions. 

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arrowDo you have to return your I-94 "paroled" permit if you fly out of the US?
February 9, 2015, 10:28 pm Last comment by Laiza

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Hello there,


I am travelling to Mexico in a few days with EAD-AP combo card. I had already traveled to Mexico twice. First by airplane, and got a stamp at the airport. Second, by land, and got a stamp and a I-94 "paroled" permit when entering the US. Since the permit says it's valid until June 1, 2015, but also says that is for single use, I really don't know if I have to give it to the airline when leaving for Mexico, or should I keep it with me and show it when returning to the US. 


Does anyone here have a similar experience????

Any recommendations??

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arrowLeaving the country after getting married
January 20, 2015, 4:34 pm Last comment by TBoneTX

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Hi everybody.


My fiancee and I would like to get married this year both in Mexico and the United States.  We'd really like to get married through our church in the US December 2015 but also want to get legally married in Mexico beforehand so that her family and friends who aren't able to obtain a visa may at least attend our civil union.  If I were to apply for a K1 visa now, and were then to legally marry my fiancee in the US around October/November 2015 (it would just be a signing ceremony), could we then fly to Mexico, hold another civil wedding there (so that Mexico may recognize us as a married couple), and then return to the US to hold our church wedding in December without running into any issues?  I'm aware that after we get legally married in the US, my fiancee would be required to stay in the country until the adjustment of status process is done, but is there a way around this (such as the advance parole application)? I'd really appreciate any helpful suggestions. 


Thank you!

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