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I'm about to start the K-1 visa process, with intentions to marry in spring next year. Unfortunately, another member of my family has planned their wedding for two months after mine. I hear the advance parole takes around 90 days to process, which means I'd miss their wedding. Is there any way to file for advance parole earlier, or is there anything else I can do?

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You wouldn't be able to file for AP until you enter the US on your K1 and get married however as soon as you are married contact your local field office and they will be able to issue you with a letter that you can show at immigration when re-entering. Write a letter to them explaining your situation, where, why and how long you will be leaving the country if you know (you might want to make an info pass appointment at the time) and they should issue you with permission to do this. This will not effect your AP application which you should start as soon as you are able to do also. The process takes 90 days now but your guess is as good as anyones what the wait might be next spring! This is only an option too - they may refuse to grant you the permission. Other posters probably know more about it than I do.

Obviously you understand how important it is that you DO NOT EXIT the US until you either have a letter from USCIS allowing you to re-enter or your AP. You had better make sure your family are aware of this importance too in case things don't work out. I'm sure they will understand.

Good Luck with your journey!

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You can do a court wedding a week after arriving, file for AOS and AP (and EAD) and then do the fancy wedding a little later - this will hopefully give you enough time to get the AP (sometimes it gets issued faster than 90 days). Make sure and find out if you need to get a SSN before the court wedding (some states require that). Good Luck


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I'm about to start the K-1 visa process, with intentions to marry in spring next year. Unfortunately, another member of my family has planned their wedding for two months after mine. I hear the advance parole takes around 90 days to process, which means I'd miss their wedding. Is there any way to file for advance parole earlier, or is there anything else I can do?

You can make an infopass appointment and request "emergency" AP. From what I've seen your "emergency" qualifies. The problem is you'll pay the separate fee.


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I'm about to start the K-1 visa process, with intentions to marry in spring next year. Unfortunately, another member of my family has planned their wedding for two months after mine. I hear the advance parole takes around 90 days to process, which means I'd miss their wedding. Is there any way to file for advance parole earlier, or is there anything else I can do?

You can make an infopass appointment and request "emergency" AP. From what I've seen your "emergency" qualifies. The problem is you'll pay the separate fee.

I have never seen a family wedding qualify as an "emergency".


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Emergencies for AP to leave and return are different that hardships that would expedite your visa process.


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I'm about to start the K-1 visa process, with intentions to marry in spring next year. Unfortunately, another member of my family has planned their wedding for two months after mine. I hear the advance parole takes around 90 days to process, which means I'd miss their wedding. Is there any way to file for advance parole earlier, or is there anything else I can do?

You can make an infopass appointment and request "emergency" AP. From what I've seen your "emergency" qualifies. The problem is you'll pay the separate fee.

I have never seen a family wedding qualify as an "emergency".

I've seen wanting to accompany a spouse on a business trip, get immediate AP. That's why I put "emergency" in quotation marks.


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