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My experience with Emergency AOS and re-entry

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Hi Guys,

I posted a thread before about getting emergency advance parole via infopass and I guess I am one of the success stories. My father is ill and not being able to see him was something that hurt me everyday. I made an appointment with the Santa Ana infopass guys and got the advance parole within two hours. I left a few days later for the United Kingdom to see my dad.

On the way back home i landed at LAX and presented my advance parole document along with customs form to immigration in the "US Citizen/Residents" line only to be quickly escorted to the interrogation room I like to call it at LAX. Inside the room were around 45-50 people who were also summoned to the room and I knew i would be in for a wait. Finally around 1 hour and 45 mins later the officer calls me to the desk and asked a few short questions :

1. What was the purpose of your visit to the UK?

2. Do you have a copy of your AOS application with you?

3. Did you fill in a white I-94 departure record?

I answered all the questions and she sat me down again while she attended to about 7 other people. 2 hours later she calls me back and says that she needs to take copies and 45 mins after that I was allowed to collect my lugage and leave. The waiting time was not to be desired, however i knew i would get some grief so I smiled and waited.

I just wanted to give anyone who has advanced parole and is flying into LAX :

1. Make sure you fill in an I-94 (White) form before you get to the immigration desk.

2. Choose a flight that lands in the early afternoon and not early evening otherwise you will have a LONG LONG wait like i did. LAX is busiest between 3.00pm and 9.00pm every day as all the European flights land around this time along with some from Asia. I have been in this situation before and usually catch a connecting flight to a less busy airport like Phoenix or Boston and then on to LA.

3. Take copies of your whole AOS application and approval notices with you.

Hope this info helps anyone in the same predicament as me.

Regards and best of luck


3-17-2004 - Met in London at Kingston University

3-25-2006 - I-129F sent off

3-27-2006 - Recieved at notorious CSC

3-31-2006 - NOA1

5-11-2006 - Amie moves to London to wait until visa approved

6-28-2006 - Received IMBRA RFE

7-12-2006 - Sent off RFE (from London)

7-24-2006 - CSC received RFE

9-01-2006 - NOA2 (5 MONTHS LATER.... LITERALLY 5 MONTHS LATER)

9-14-2006 - NVC received case

9-30-2006 - Packet 3 received

10-4-2006 - Packet 3 sent out

10-17-2006 - Medical appointment

11-3-2006 - Packet 4 received

12-1-2006 - INTERVIEW - approved

12-14-2006 - Amie moves back home

1-1-2007 - Martin moves over

1-16-2007 - SSN received

3-18-2007 - MARRIED!

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Thanks for the details..I hope your dad is doing well..


Mom sponsoring for her son(my brother)

06/15/2010 : I-130 for son
06/23/2010 : Check Cashed
06/26/2010 : Received NOA
03/20/2012 : Received RFE(I-797E)
05/23/2012: Application approved after RFE response
06/29/2012: Received letter from NVC

06/03/2015: Change petition from F1 to F3 category


Checklist :
1. I-751(ROC)
2. Parents AOS
3. I-130(Son)
4. N-400(Spouse)

5. N-400(Parents)

6. K-1 & AOS & ROC TimeLine

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my wife will be returning to the usa in a few weeks. i did not send her with copies of her aos application or notice of actions. i'm surprised to hear that they ask for them. she only has her ap. (i don't see why she'd need anything else ... you don't get the ap unless you've applied to adjust status?? right???) i guess we'll have to see what happens. i hope they simply let her move along and i hope at one point ..... that things will be free of these endless curveballs!!!!!!!!!

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my wife will be returning to the usa in a few weeks. i did not send her with copies of her aos application or notice of actions. i'm surprised to hear that they ask for them. she only has her ap. (i don't see why she'd need anything else ... you don't get the ap unless you've applied to adjust status?? right???) i guess we'll have to see what happens. i hope they simply let her move along and i hope at one point ..... that things will be free of these endless curveballs!!!!!!!!!

They probably won't ask for her AOS documents but it doesnt hurt to have them in case. Better to be prepared for anything one of these immigration officers come up with than not.


3-17-2004 - Met in London at Kingston University

3-25-2006 - I-129F sent off

3-27-2006 - Recieved at notorious CSC

3-31-2006 - NOA1

5-11-2006 - Amie moves to London to wait until visa approved

6-28-2006 - Received IMBRA RFE

7-12-2006 - Sent off RFE (from London)

7-24-2006 - CSC received RFE

9-01-2006 - NOA2 (5 MONTHS LATER.... LITERALLY 5 MONTHS LATER)

9-14-2006 - NVC received case

9-30-2006 - Packet 3 received

10-4-2006 - Packet 3 sent out

10-17-2006 - Medical appointment

11-3-2006 - Packet 4 received

12-1-2006 - INTERVIEW - approved

12-14-2006 - Amie moves back home

1-1-2007 - Martin moves over

1-16-2007 - SSN received

3-18-2007 - MARRIED!

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