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Some questions about the I-131

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First, a thank you to all the VJ members who have helped me so far... I couldn't do this without you :)

I am finally finishing up my wife's AOS application and should be sending it out in the mail in the next day or two. I'm currently filling out the I-131 for advance parole, and see that on Part 7, it says the following: "On a separate piece of paper, explain how you qualify for an advance parole document, and what circumstances warrant issuance of advance parole. Include copies of any documents you wish considered. (See instructions.)"

The way that is worded brings about my first question... Do they (USCIS) require a very strong and specific reason/circumstance(s)? My wife mainly just wants to reserve the right to travel to her home country in case of family emergency or anything unforeseen (and not have to pay an extra fee if she has to apply later). For "Purpose of Trip," I simply put "To visit family," but I'm now wondering if we need to make it sound a little more important or have a better reason...

My second question and most important question... In the instructions, it says, "If you are in the United States, you must attach: a copy of any document issued to you by USCIS showing your present status in the United States..." The thing is, her I-94 expired about a week ago, so until she gets the NOA1 for AOS mailed to her, she is "out of status." So, does this mean we've already missed our window of opportunity to file the I-131 concurrently with the other AOS paperwork? (And if not, what document can be used?)

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First, a thank you to all the VJ members who have helped me so far... I couldn't do this without you :)

I am finally finishing up my wife's AOS application and should be sending it out in the mail in the next day or two. I'm currently filling out the I-131 for advance parole, and see that on Part 7, it says the following: "On a separate piece of paper, explain how you qualify for an advance parole document, and what circumstances warrant issuance of advance parole. Include copies of any documents you wish considered. (See instructions.)"

The way that is worded brings about my first question... Do they (USCIS) require a very strong and specific reason/circumstance(s)? My wife mainly just wants to reserve the right to travel to her home country in case of family emergency or anything unforeseen (and not have to pay an extra fee if she has to apply later). For "Purpose of Trip," I simply put "To visit family," but I'm now wondering if we need to make it sound a little more important or have a better reason...

My second question and most important question... In the instructions, it says, "If you are in the United States, you must attach: a copy of any document issued to you by USCIS showing your present status in the United States..." The thing is, her I-94 expired about a week ago, so until she gets the NOA1 for AOS mailed to her, she is "out of status." So, does this mean we've already missed our window of opportunity to file the I-131 concurrently with the other AOS paperwork? (And if not, what document can be used?)

For documentation, attach a copy of your petition approval (NOA2), her visa and her I-94. She is eligible for an AP up to 180 days after her I-94 expires. I would also attach a copy of your marriage licens to show you were married within the 90 days.

I did not attach any expanation and we received the advance parole with no problems. If I were to write something it would be "K-1 in process of adjusting status"


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For documentation, attach a copy of your petition approval (NOA2), her visa and her I-94. She is eligible for an AP up to 180 days after her I-94 expires. I would also attach a copy of your marriage licens to show you were married within the 90 days.

I did not attach any expanation and we received the advance parole with no problems. If I were to write something it would be "K-1 in process of adjusting status"

Thanks for the reply... In regards to the documents named above, I'm assuming you mean attach additional copies to the I-131 itself? (When I say "additional," I mean in addition to the copies of these same documents already required for the AOS filing).

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