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Late filing I-131 (for travel)

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We already filed for AOS but did not include the I-131 for travel outside of the country. Traveling to another country was the farthest thing from my mind when I brought my wife here. I could not imagine us going ANYWHERE since I could see no need and because we didnt have the money for travel right now anyway.

Recently though my wife learned of a family emergency. A family member is very sick, and she needs to see him. There may not be a lot of time. What do we do now to file for the I-131 late, after already submitting our AOS packet? I saw online that the filing fee is $305 when filed seperately. We dont have that kind of money to spend now. We are still waiting on her temporary work permit, and my income alone doesnt allow for such costs.

Does anyone have any clear answers what to do? If we have to somehow pay that fee, then we have no choice. How do we file for the I-131 late like this now, and how long would it take to be approved?

Thanks for all your help.

Brian in Tennessee

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We already filed for AOS but did not include the I-131 for travel outside of the country. Traveling to another country was the farthest thing from my mind when I brought my wife here. I could not imagine us going ANYWHERE since I could see no need and because we didnt have the money for travel right now anyway.

Recently though my wife learned of a family emergency. A family member is very sick, and she needs to see him. There may not be a lot of time. What do we do now to file for the I-131 late, after already submitting our AOS packet? I saw online that the filing fee is $305 when filed seperately. We dont have that kind of money to spend now. We are still waiting on her temporary work permit, and my income alone doesnt allow for such costs.

Does anyone have any clear answers what to do? If we have to somehow pay that fee, then we have no choice. How do we file for the I-131 late like this now, and how long would it take to be approved?

Thanks for all your help.

Brian in Tennessee

I just talked with the general consul of Philippine Embassy here in Atlanta and Mr. Nolasco of the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC a month ago and the US Embassy will issue an emergency travel permit to those whos AOS are still pending. All you have to do is call and inquire the nearest consulate office in your area. They will issue such emergency travel permit for valid reason and am 100% sure of that as they announced that to the Filipino ppl who were there as well.

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You don't have to go to the embassy - just contact USCIS for an infopass *at your local office* and they will stamp your passport with the emergency AP.


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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