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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Guatemala
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My wife & I are going in for our AOS appointment today and I'm wondering what she will need to travel out of the country? If the AOS is approved and she receives the 2 yr conditional status green card, is that enough or does she still need the I-551 stamp too?

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K-1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Guatemala

I-129F Sent : 2008-01-15

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-01-17

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-06-05

NVC Received : 2008-06-12

Packet Received : 2008-06-17 only 1 packet total and it included the interview date

Interview Date : 2008-08-28

Visa Received : 2008-09-02

US Entry : 2008-09-26

Marriage : 2008-10-02

Total days from filling 1-129F till Interview: 226 days

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Portland OR

Date Filed : 2008-10-24

NOA Date : 2008-10-29

Bio. Appt. : 2008-11-20

Interview NOA rec'd : 2008-12-24

Interview Date : 2009-02-10 only 109 days since filing!

Approval Date : 2009-02-10

Greencard Received: 2009-02-23

Green card received in 123 days (exactly 4 months) after filing! Fastest AOS EVER!!!

Employment Authorization Document

CIS Office : Chicago National Office

Date Filed : 2008-10-24

NOA Date : 2008-10-29

Bio. Appt. : 2008-11-20

Approved Date : 2008-12-30

Date Card Received :2009-1-10

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

If your district office still gives the I-551 stamp, then that's all your wife needs to return to the U.S. after travelling abroad.

Otherwise, the Green Card usually arrives shortly after the approved AOS interview, and then that's all that is needed.

"THE SHORT STORY"

KURT & RAYMA (K-1 Visa)

Oct. 9/03... I-129F sent to NSC

June 10/04... K-1 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

July 31/04... Entered U.S.

Aug. 28/04... WEDDING DAY!!!!

Aug. 30/04... I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent to Seattle

Dec. 10/04... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport stamped)

Sept. 9/06... I-751 sent to NSC

May 15/07... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Sept. 13/07... N-400 sent to NSC

Aug. 21/08... Interview - PASSED!!!!

Sept. 2/08... Oath Ceremony

Sept. 5/08... Sent in Voter Registration Card

Sept. 9/08... SSA office to change status to "U.S. citizen"

Oct. 8/08... Applied in person for U.S. Passport

Oct. 22/08... U.S. Passport received

DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!!

KAELY (K-2 Visa)

Apr. 6/05... DS-230, Part I faxed to Vancouver Consulate

May 26/05... K-2 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

Sept. 5/05... Entered U.S.

Sept. 7/05... I-485 & I-131 sent to CLB

Feb. 22/06... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport NOT stamped)

Dec. 4/07... I-751 sent to NSC

May 23/08... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Mar. 22/11.... N-400 sent to AZ

June 27/11..... Interview - PASSED!!!

July 12/11..... Oath Ceremony

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Guatemala
Timeline
If your district office still gives the I-551 stamp, then that's all your wife needs to return to the U.S. after travelling abroad.

Otherwise, the Green Card usually arrives shortly after the approved AOS interview, and then that's all that is needed.

Thanks for the info! I was able to verify this yesterday at our interview. No I-551 stamp is needed if you can wait the 2-3 weeks it takes for the green card to arrive.

NO ATTORNEYS & NO RFE's OF ANY KIND!

K-1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Guatemala

I-129F Sent : 2008-01-15

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-01-17

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-06-05

NVC Received : 2008-06-12

Packet Received : 2008-06-17 only 1 packet total and it included the interview date

Interview Date : 2008-08-28

Visa Received : 2008-09-02

US Entry : 2008-09-26

Marriage : 2008-10-02

Total days from filling 1-129F till Interview: 226 days

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Portland OR

Date Filed : 2008-10-24

NOA Date : 2008-10-29

Bio. Appt. : 2008-11-20

Interview NOA rec'd : 2008-12-24

Interview Date : 2009-02-10 only 109 days since filing!

Approval Date : 2009-02-10

Greencard Received: 2009-02-23

Green card received in 123 days (exactly 4 months) after filing! Fastest AOS EVER!!!

Employment Authorization Document

CIS Office : Chicago National Office

Date Filed : 2008-10-24

NOA Date : 2008-10-29

Bio. Appt. : 2008-11-20

Approved Date : 2008-12-30

Date Card Received :2009-1-10

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If your district office still gives the I-551 stamp, then that's all your wife needs to return to the U.S. after travelling abroad.

Otherwise, the Green Card usually arrives shortly after the approved AOS interview, and then that's all that is needed.

Thanks for the info! I was able to verify this yesterday at our interview. No I-551 stamp is needed if you can wait the 2-3 weeks it takes for the green card to arrive.

Congrats :thumbs:

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