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Leaving your opinions about the feasibility of this plan out of it, consider the following series of events.

An immigrant spouse with an AOS pending and waiting for AP,

1) leaves the country,

2) the AP comes in the mail, and

3) the AP is thereafter put in the hands of the spouse while out of the country (through mail or by it being brought to him/her), and

4) they come back with the AP and attempt to clear customs.

I have already spoken with a few people who suggested that this is possible so long as the CBP officer is not too inquisitive. Has anyone actually been through this, and what are your thoughts?

Thanks!!


I-130, AOS, AP, & EAD

2008-02-07 - Filing Date

2008-02-13 - NOA1 Date (NBC - Everything)

2008-02-28 - Biometrics Appt.

2008-03-03 - RFE (Medical Exam)

2008-03-10 - Medical Exam

2008-03-21 - Exam Received at CIS

2008-04-14 - EAD card production ordered

2008-04-14 - AP Approval Notice Sent

2008-04-16 - EAD card production ordered AGAIN?

2008-04-18 - AP received in the mail

2008-04-21 - EAD approval notice sent

2008-04-21 - EAD card received in the mail

2008-04-24 - Notice of Interview Received

2008-05-02 - 06-03 Interview Cancelled (#######?!)

2008-06-03 - WE WENT ANYWAY - APPROVED! (stamp in passport)

I-751

2010-03-06 - Sent I-751

2010-03-09 - NOA1 Receipt Date

2010-03-16 - Received NOA1 in mail

2010-03-19 - Biometrics Notice Date

2010-03-27 - Received Biometrics Notice in mail

2010-04-14 - Biometrics Appointment

2010-04-27 - Card Production Ordered

2010-05-02 - Approval Notice Received

2010-05-05 - Card in Hand

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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I would assume that the date of approval of AP would be critical. If it's after she left the country - then the immigration/POE officer would easily catch it - those are the kind of things they look for (I assume). If the date of approval is before she left - in other-words the AP was in the mail when she left - I believe she would be quite OK. Hopefully someone who did this can chime in. Good Luck


2005

K1

March 2 Filed I-129 F

July 21 Interview in Bogota ** Approved ** Very Easy!

AOS

Oct 19 Mailed AOS Packet to Chicago

2006

Feb 17 AOS interview in Denver. Biometrics also done today! (Interviewing officer ordered them.)

Apr 25 Green card received

2008

Removal of conditions

March 17 Refiled using new I-751 form

April 16 Biometrics done

July 10 Green card production ordered

2009

Citizenship

Jan 20 filed N400

Feb 04 NOA date

Feb 24 Biometrics

May 5 Interview - Centennial (Denver, Colorado) Passed

June 10 Oath Ceremony - Teikyo Loretto Heights, Denver, Colorado

July 7 Received Passport in 3 weeks

Shredded all immigration papers Have scanned images

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Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I agree, I assume everything would depend on how carefully the CBP officer looks at the paperwork. Does anyone have a copy of what AP documentation actually looks like, or a link to an example? Just to get an idea. I have the feeling that a CBP officer might not even care that much so long as the beneficiary has it upon reentry, especially if he has a soul. What would be the purpose of enforcing the dates like that anyway. I cannot for the life of me think of any valid reason other than robotically following a rule that has little or no justification.


I-130, AOS, AP, & EAD

2008-02-07 - Filing Date

2008-02-13 - NOA1 Date (NBC - Everything)

2008-02-28 - Biometrics Appt.

2008-03-03 - RFE (Medical Exam)

2008-03-10 - Medical Exam

2008-03-21 - Exam Received at CIS

2008-04-14 - EAD card production ordered

2008-04-14 - AP Approval Notice Sent

2008-04-16 - EAD card production ordered AGAIN?

2008-04-18 - AP received in the mail

2008-04-21 - EAD approval notice sent

2008-04-21 - EAD card received in the mail

2008-04-24 - Notice of Interview Received

2008-05-02 - 06-03 Interview Cancelled (#######?!)

2008-06-03 - WE WENT ANYWAY - APPROVED! (stamp in passport)

I-751

2010-03-06 - Sent I-751

2010-03-09 - NOA1 Receipt Date

2010-03-16 - Received NOA1 in mail

2010-03-19 - Biometrics Notice Date

2010-03-27 - Received Biometrics Notice in mail

2010-04-14 - Biometrics Appointment

2010-04-27 - Card Production Ordered

2010-05-02 - Approval Notice Received

2010-05-05 - Card in Hand

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I used my AP twice and both times, they checked all dates carefully including passport stamps and everything. THe second time I even had to answer a lot of questions about my AOS process and all the good stuff (which could have been curiosity from the IO, but I figured I better answered him).

I would not risk leaving the country without having the AP in my hands.

From your previos post I remember your wife plans a trip in June? I think you will have it by then, I wouldn't worry too much yet.


Nadine & Kenneth

Our K-1 journey

02/06/2006 filed 129F

07/01/2007 recieved visa via "Deutsche Post"

08/27/2006 POE Dallas

->view my complete timeline

AOS, EAD and AP

12/6/2006 filed for AOS & EAD

1/05/2007 AOS transfered to California Service Center

2/26/2007 EAD recieved!

7/20/2007 filed for AP

8/20/2007 AP recieved

01/16/2008 letter to Congressman

03/20/2008 card production ordered---no interview!!!

03/24/2008 Welcome letter arrived

03/27/2008 my GREENCARD arrived!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!! No more USCIS for about two years!:-))

Removal of Conditions

02/02/2010 filed I-751

02/19/2010 check cashed

02/22/2010 NOA1

05/15/2010 touched

06/10/2010 online update:card production ordered

06/17/2010 approval letter in mail

07/01/20010 Greencard arrived

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Vielen Dank for your reply! It's great to be able to hear people's experiences about how that process works, since for so many of us it's just a black hole. I really hope that you're right and that we get the AP well in advance, since it sounds like they're pretty strict.


I-130, AOS, AP, & EAD

2008-02-07 - Filing Date

2008-02-13 - NOA1 Date (NBC - Everything)

2008-02-28 - Biometrics Appt.

2008-03-03 - RFE (Medical Exam)

2008-03-10 - Medical Exam

2008-03-21 - Exam Received at CIS

2008-04-14 - EAD card production ordered

2008-04-14 - AP Approval Notice Sent

2008-04-16 - EAD card production ordered AGAIN?

2008-04-18 - AP received in the mail

2008-04-21 - EAD approval notice sent

2008-04-21 - EAD card received in the mail

2008-04-24 - Notice of Interview Received

2008-05-02 - 06-03 Interview Cancelled (#######?!)

2008-06-03 - WE WENT ANYWAY - APPROVED! (stamp in passport)

I-751

2010-03-06 - Sent I-751

2010-03-09 - NOA1 Receipt Date

2010-03-16 - Received NOA1 in mail

2010-03-19 - Biometrics Notice Date

2010-03-27 - Received Biometrics Notice in mail

2010-04-14 - Biometrics Appointment

2010-04-27 - Card Production Ordered

2010-05-02 - Approval Notice Received

2010-05-05 - Card in Hand

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Mexico
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Vielen Dank for your reply! It's great to be able to hear people's experiences about how that process works, since for so many of us it's just a black hole. I really hope that you're right and that we get the AP well in advance, since it sounds like they're pretty strict.

Since we've been pending for 4 years we've had 3 APs. We always sailed right through when we crossed the border in Tijuana. We flew from Tijuana to visit his mom further south and then walked across the border. When we flew through LAX the officer asked a few more questions but not much. He wanted to know my husband's SS#. We had the card with us (we always traveled with extra proof). He told us not to carry it with us and reminded us to renew the AP soon. I found a supervisor so I could complement the agent. The supervisor was clearly surprised when I wanted to say something nice about an agent...

Anyway, when we drove across in Nogales, AZ, we had to answer a few more questions. But honestly, the only agent who looked at other paperwork was at LAX, and he only looked at the SS card.

But I know that every POE is different. and every agent.


Summer 2001--we met in Manzanillo, Mexico

10/02--129F submitted (We had 1 RFE)

7/03--Interview in Ciudad Juarez

2/15/04--Married

4/2/04--AOS submitted

8/23/04--Interview in Chula Vista, CA (approved pending name check)

5 EADs, 3 APs, multiple Senators' inquiries and infopass appts, 2 AOS biometrics,

and one move to Seattle later...

3/3/08--AOS Biometrics renewal in Seattle

6/9/08--10 year green card arrived in the mail. My husband is no longer in immigration limbo and is a realio, trulio permanent resident! It says he's been a resident since 04/17/2008.

1/17/11--Apply for Citizenship

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