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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ukraine
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Hello, we have just been notified online of Approval of AP, and EAD Approved and sent. When we receive the AP paper/ certificate, do we have to do anything specific before we go? My wife was J1 and we have been married for almost a year and a half now, we have a baby boy whom is 7 months now. She over stayed her visa when we met. I have done all the proper paper work to get her legal here in the US. I-130- approved, i-485 pending, i-765 approved, i 131- approved. We haven't had an interview yet for greencard but I think it will be soon. I want to make sure that we have done everything we can to return all as a family. Does customs give people a hard time with this i-131 documents? Do they always let you back in? I just want to make sure before I make a huge family mistake.

If you have ever left the US with AP, and you held a J1 visa prior, and you returned safe to the US please let us know. Thank you to who ever could help us.

We are trying to leave the US and goto Ukraine on July 29 - August 25.


Overstayed J1 Visa.

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate :

Marriage : 2008-04-11

I-130 Sent : 2008-08-11

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-08-21

I-130 Approved : 2008-12-26

I-765 Approved : 2009-06-26

I-131 Approved : 2009-06-26

I-485 Approved : 2009-08-20

Green Card Received: 2009-08-27

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Don't know the answer, but wanted to wish you luck. I am curious about the AP generally, since it looks like Vika will be using hers when she returns to Ukraine in September.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ukraine
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Don't know the answer, but wanted to wish you luck. I am curious about the AP generally, since it looks like Vika will be using hers when she returns to Ukraine in September.

I will let you know how everything goes when "we" return!!


Overstayed J1 Visa.

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate :

Marriage : 2008-04-11

I-130 Sent : 2008-08-11

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-08-21

I-130 Approved : 2008-12-26

I-765 Approved : 2009-06-26

I-131 Approved : 2009-06-26

I-485 Approved : 2009-08-20

Green Card Received: 2009-08-27

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Don't know the answer, but wanted to wish you luck. I am curious about the AP generally, since it looks like Vika will be using hers when she returns to Ukraine in September.

I will let you know how everything goes when "we" return!!

I appreciate it!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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She over stayed her visa when we met.
I'm uncertain whether J-1 status has any impact, but ANY overstay risks problems upon return at POE, including denied re-entry and bans. Perhaps reliable VJ members (not just anyone) can comment. I would personally consult an attorney.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: Other Country: Afghanistan
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I wouldn't use AP in your position if the overstay was 180 or greater. Unlike a Green Card your entry into the US is at the discretion of the officer.

Here's some info for your reading pleasure :

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/men...00045f3d6a1RCRD

Here's an Extract :

Note:

Under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, aliens who depart the United States after being unlawfully present in the United States for certain periods can be barred from admission to lawful permanent resident status, even if they have obtained Advance Parole. Aliens who have been unlawfully present in the United States for more than 180 days, but less than one year, are inadmissible for three years; those who have been unlawfully present for one year or more are inadmissible for 10 years. Aliens who are unlawfully present, then depart the United States and subsequently reenter under a grant of parole, may still be ineligible to adjust their status.

Edited by lancer1655

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Perhaps reliable VJ members (not just anyone) can comment.

You realize that you have just challenged the entire peanut gallery to comment (and thread jack)?


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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You realize that you have just challenged the entire peanut gallery to comment (and thread jack)?
One Kiev respondent is enough, si man. :)

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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You realize that you have just challenged the entire peanut gallery to comment (and thread jack)?
One Kiev respondent is enough, si man. :)

Call me Legion, for we are many. No man.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Any exorcists around?
I exorcist daily, si man -- sit-ups, push-ups...

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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