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first of all hey everyone, this is actually Jenn's husband talking, been living in america for 11 months now, i have my work authorization and junk, anyway first of all let me tell you effed up adjustment of status actually is, so back in june my uncle who i was very close with was litterally on his death bed with cancer and was given a week to live, so i start rushing around to get everything together for emergency advance parole, doctors notes, proper papers filled out and the $175 fee, so i got these things together and drove down to philly, i got there and got called up and the lady took one look at my stuff and said "we don't do uncles, not approving you" nice lady eh? so my uncle died 9 days later and i never got to say goodbye or see him again and never got to go to his funeral, anyway onto my question, i still can't officially leave the country i don't think, but i ahve a trip planned to canada at the end of augest for my yearly family vacation that i have went on every year of my life, so i was wondering what are my chances of getting into canada and making it back to the usa if i'm driving there and back? and what exactly do they check for at the border these days? cause i still only have my canadian drivers licesense and everytime i've went through the border there and back they've only quickly checked my licesense and birth certificate, i so desperatly want to do this trip as i have not seen my friends or family in almost a year and especially since my family just lost my uncle, please reply, thank you in advance and i'm sorry for the bad grammer, i'm writing this in a hurry, thanks again


Eric and Jenn's Visa Journey

K-1 Visa Journey

01/08/05: Sent I-129F packet to VSC. The wait begins!

01/10/05 (Day 00): VSC recieved packet.

01/11/05 (Day 01): NOA 1 issued according to paper.

01/13/05 (Day 03): Recieved return receipt.

01/18/05 (Day 08): Received NOA 1 in the mail.

01/20/05 (Day 10): Online approval!!! What a wonderful day!

01/29/05 (Day 19): Received NOA 2 via snail mail.

02/01/05 (Day 22): Email inquiry with NVC - it's been forwarded to Montreal!

02/02/05 (Day 23): Received paper NVC notice that it had been forwarded.

02/03/05 (Day 24): Email inquiry with Montreal - it's been received and packet 3 has been mailed!

02/07/05 (Day 28): Packet 3 arrives at Eric's house!

03/23/05 (Day 72): Packet 3 mailed back to Montreal.

04/05/05 (Day 85): Montreal replies to email - interview set for May 18th!

05/04/05 (Day 114): Eric has medical in Toronto.

05/18/05 (Day 128): Visa appointment in Montreal -- APPROVED!

09/14/05: Eric moves to the USA!

10/20/05: Married!

04/20/2006: Applied for AOS/EAD (Technical difficulties)

06/02/2006: Biometrics

07/10/2006: EAD Approved, recieved card

07/21/2006: Case transferred to CSC

08/09/2006: Last update by CSC according to website. :(

01/15/2007: Touched

Disclaimer: I'm not an attorney. So sue me.

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Eric and Jenn's Visa Journey

K-1 Visa Journey

01/08/05: Sent I-129F packet to VSC. The wait begins!

01/10/05 (Day 00): VSC recieved packet.

01/11/05 (Day 01): NOA 1 issued according to paper.

01/13/05 (Day 03): Recieved return receipt.

01/18/05 (Day 08): Received NOA 1 in the mail.

01/20/05 (Day 10): Online approval!!! What a wonderful day!

01/29/05 (Day 19): Received NOA 2 via snail mail.

02/01/05 (Day 22): Email inquiry with NVC - it's been forwarded to Montreal!

02/02/05 (Day 23): Received paper NVC notice that it had been forwarded.

02/03/05 (Day 24): Email inquiry with Montreal - it's been received and packet 3 has been mailed!

02/07/05 (Day 28): Packet 3 arrives at Eric's house!

03/23/05 (Day 72): Packet 3 mailed back to Montreal.

04/05/05 (Day 85): Montreal replies to email - interview set for May 18th!

05/04/05 (Day 114): Eric has medical in Toronto.

05/18/05 (Day 128): Visa appointment in Montreal -- APPROVED!

09/14/05: Eric moves to the USA!

10/20/05: Married!

04/20/2006: Applied for AOS/EAD (Technical difficulties)

06/02/2006: Biometrics

07/10/2006: EAD Approved, recieved card

07/21/2006: Case transferred to CSC

08/09/2006: Last update by CSC according to website. :(

01/15/2007: Touched

Disclaimer: I'm not an attorney. So sue me.

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You still cant leave the States without AP.... if you do USCIS will consider your AOS abandoned....

you also need to update your timeline so we can see where you are in the AOS journey....

Kezzie

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i already know this, my question was what are my chances of getting caught, driving through the border, cause anytime i've ever driven through the border, they take 2 seconds to look at my licesense and birth certificate and then say go ahead

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Eric and Jenn's Visa Journey

K-1 Visa Journey

01/08/05: Sent I-129F packet to VSC. The wait begins!

01/10/05 (Day 00): VSC recieved packet.

01/11/05 (Day 01): NOA 1 issued according to paper.

01/13/05 (Day 03): Recieved return receipt.

01/18/05 (Day 08): Received NOA 1 in the mail.

01/20/05 (Day 10): Online approval!!! What a wonderful day!

01/29/05 (Day 19): Received NOA 2 via snail mail.

02/01/05 (Day 22): Email inquiry with NVC - it's been forwarded to Montreal!

02/02/05 (Day 23): Received paper NVC notice that it had been forwarded.

02/03/05 (Day 24): Email inquiry with Montreal - it's been received and packet 3 has been mailed!

02/07/05 (Day 28): Packet 3 arrives at Eric's house!

03/23/05 (Day 72): Packet 3 mailed back to Montreal.

04/05/05 (Day 85): Montreal replies to email - interview set for May 18th!

05/04/05 (Day 114): Eric has medical in Toronto.

05/18/05 (Day 128): Visa appointment in Montreal -- APPROVED!

09/14/05: Eric moves to the USA!

10/20/05: Married!

04/20/2006: Applied for AOS/EAD (Technical difficulties)

06/02/2006: Biometrics

07/10/2006: EAD Approved, recieved card

07/21/2006: Case transferred to CSC

08/09/2006: Last update by CSC according to website. :(

01/15/2007: Touched

Disclaimer: I'm not an attorney. So sue me.

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i already know this, my question was what are my chances of getting caught, driving through the border, cause anytime i've ever driven through the border, they take 2 seconds to look at my licesense and birth certificate and then say go ahead

When was the last time you went through the border?

I believe they are in the process of upgrading security at the US/Can border. For example, the new I-94A, which has an RFID chip in it so they can detect if you cross the border. I imagine due to this you're more likely now to get stopped and actually inspected at a border post.

I'm sure it varies from border post to border post, but from what I hear the Border Patrol are trying to plug those holes.

Not worth the risk IMHO.

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i already know this, my question was what are my chances of getting caught, driving through the border, cause anytime i've ever driven through the border, they take 2 seconds to look at my licesense and birth certificate and then say go ahead

If you use your CND license, then you would be entering the country as a Canadian visitor, no? This is inappropriate. You need to be entering the country with your AP as a pending AOS applicant.

I dont know all POE details (although I should by now!), but certainly this would have some sort of paper trail, etc.

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its been less then a year since i went through the border last, i mena they would see my canadian licesense and think i was just returning to my country and then when i come back over i just say i'm visiting a friend and thats it, seems easy enough i never see them take a second glance and yes its innapropriate, but the government is innapropriate and completely screwed me over beyond repair, so yeah


Eric and Jenn's Visa Journey

K-1 Visa Journey

01/08/05: Sent I-129F packet to VSC. The wait begins!

01/10/05 (Day 00): VSC recieved packet.

01/11/05 (Day 01): NOA 1 issued according to paper.

01/13/05 (Day 03): Recieved return receipt.

01/18/05 (Day 08): Received NOA 1 in the mail.

01/20/05 (Day 10): Online approval!!! What a wonderful day!

01/29/05 (Day 19): Received NOA 2 via snail mail.

02/01/05 (Day 22): Email inquiry with NVC - it's been forwarded to Montreal!

02/02/05 (Day 23): Received paper NVC notice that it had been forwarded.

02/03/05 (Day 24): Email inquiry with Montreal - it's been received and packet 3 has been mailed!

02/07/05 (Day 28): Packet 3 arrives at Eric's house!

03/23/05 (Day 72): Packet 3 mailed back to Montreal.

04/05/05 (Day 85): Montreal replies to email - interview set for May 18th!

05/04/05 (Day 114): Eric has medical in Toronto.

05/18/05 (Day 128): Visa appointment in Montreal -- APPROVED!

09/14/05: Eric moves to the USA!

10/20/05: Married!

04/20/2006: Applied for AOS/EAD (Technical difficulties)

06/02/2006: Biometrics

07/10/2006: EAD Approved, recieved card

07/21/2006: Case transferred to CSC

08/09/2006: Last update by CSC according to website. :(

01/15/2007: Touched

Disclaimer: I'm not an attorney. So sue me.

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It sounds as though you have your mind made up, and Im sorry I do NOT know what can happen at the POE.

We do all recognize your frustration with the system, but they can provide you with the appropriate document to help you in this circumstance. If you knew that an important date (reunion) was upcoming in August, what would stop you from applying for the regular AP? I would think that would just be the simplest way to go. Kind of moot now, but sounds like it would have been the logical thing to do.

Good luck, you may need it.

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What you are proposing is illegal.

Are you willing to risk being together for a while?

Do you not think that they ever check to see if your name is in their system? It will be now ... showing that you last entered on a K1. Do you want to risk being turned away at the border and starting over again with an I-130?

You can rationalize to yourself all you want about how righteous it would be for you, but it doesn't take away the poorness of the decision and they won't give you extra credit for what you consider "fair".


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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well i figured that since i got so rudely and coldy rejected for emergency advance parole for my uncle dying, didn't think i'd have a chance in hell to get AP for a family vacation and also how long does it take to get regular advance parol? like 2+ months right?

Edited by auravixen

Eric and Jenn's Visa Journey

K-1 Visa Journey

01/08/05: Sent I-129F packet to VSC. The wait begins!

01/10/05 (Day 00): VSC recieved packet.

01/11/05 (Day 01): NOA 1 issued according to paper.

01/13/05 (Day 03): Recieved return receipt.

01/18/05 (Day 08): Received NOA 1 in the mail.

01/20/05 (Day 10): Online approval!!! What a wonderful day!

01/29/05 (Day 19): Received NOA 2 via snail mail.

02/01/05 (Day 22): Email inquiry with NVC - it's been forwarded to Montreal!

02/02/05 (Day 23): Received paper NVC notice that it had been forwarded.

02/03/05 (Day 24): Email inquiry with Montreal - it's been received and packet 3 has been mailed!

02/07/05 (Day 28): Packet 3 arrives at Eric's house!

03/23/05 (Day 72): Packet 3 mailed back to Montreal.

04/05/05 (Day 85): Montreal replies to email - interview set for May 18th!

05/04/05 (Day 114): Eric has medical in Toronto.

05/18/05 (Day 128): Visa appointment in Montreal -- APPROVED!

09/14/05: Eric moves to the USA!

10/20/05: Married!

04/20/2006: Applied for AOS/EAD (Technical difficulties)

06/02/2006: Biometrics

07/10/2006: EAD Approved, recieved card

07/21/2006: Case transferred to CSC

08/09/2006: Last update by CSC according to website. :(

01/15/2007: Touched

Disclaimer: I'm not an attorney. So sue me.

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well i figured that since i got so rudely and coldy rejected for emergency advance parole for my uncle dying, didn't think i'd have a chance in hell to get AP for a family vacation and also how long does it take to get regular advance parol? like 2+ months right?

I've never heard of a normal AP being rejected for any reason. If you had filed for AOS/AP right after marriage, you would have had it 7 months ago.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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If you had applied for a regular AP when you tried to get the emergancy one then you would have had it by now....

If you do what you are thinking of doing you will be committing visa fraud and will have to face all the repercussions that go with that....

If you get denied at the border then you will have to file for a K3 and well you could well be sitting in canada until next spring.....

Kezzie

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how long does it take for a regular AP and why would a regular AP get approved, isn't an emergency AP just a little more serious then a regular AP


Eric and Jenn's Visa Journey

K-1 Visa Journey

01/08/05: Sent I-129F packet to VSC. The wait begins!

01/10/05 (Day 00): VSC recieved packet.

01/11/05 (Day 01): NOA 1 issued according to paper.

01/13/05 (Day 03): Recieved return receipt.

01/18/05 (Day 08): Received NOA 1 in the mail.

01/20/05 (Day 10): Online approval!!! What a wonderful day!

01/29/05 (Day 19): Received NOA 2 via snail mail.

02/01/05 (Day 22): Email inquiry with NVC - it's been forwarded to Montreal!

02/02/05 (Day 23): Received paper NVC notice that it had been forwarded.

02/03/05 (Day 24): Email inquiry with Montreal - it's been received and packet 3 has been mailed!

02/07/05 (Day 28): Packet 3 arrives at Eric's house!

03/23/05 (Day 72): Packet 3 mailed back to Montreal.

04/05/05 (Day 85): Montreal replies to email - interview set for May 18th!

05/04/05 (Day 114): Eric has medical in Toronto.

05/18/05 (Day 128): Visa appointment in Montreal -- APPROVED!

09/14/05: Eric moves to the USA!

10/20/05: Married!

04/20/2006: Applied for AOS/EAD (Technical difficulties)

06/02/2006: Biometrics

07/10/2006: EAD Approved, recieved card

07/21/2006: Case transferred to CSC

08/09/2006: Last update by CSC according to website. :(

01/15/2007: Touched

Disclaimer: I'm not an attorney. So sue me.

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a regular AP usually gets approved 60 - 90 days. Of course you have some that fall outside the bell curve.

The Emergency AP is usually granted for a specific reason, and unfortunately the person you dealt with didnt't feel it qualified. Its kinda of an on-the-spot processing and is up to the discretion of the officer you speak with.

A regular AP is just a document you would apply for should you need it or if you have an intended need. Like we have said, just because the officer didnt feel as though you qualified for the Emergency does not at ALL mean you would be denied for the regular.

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i'm sooooo effing frustrated with this whole process *bangs head on desk*


Eric and Jenn's Visa Journey

K-1 Visa Journey

01/08/05: Sent I-129F packet to VSC. The wait begins!

01/10/05 (Day 00): VSC recieved packet.

01/11/05 (Day 01): NOA 1 issued according to paper.

01/13/05 (Day 03): Recieved return receipt.

01/18/05 (Day 08): Received NOA 1 in the mail.

01/20/05 (Day 10): Online approval!!! What a wonderful day!

01/29/05 (Day 19): Received NOA 2 via snail mail.

02/01/05 (Day 22): Email inquiry with NVC - it's been forwarded to Montreal!

02/02/05 (Day 23): Received paper NVC notice that it had been forwarded.

02/03/05 (Day 24): Email inquiry with Montreal - it's been received and packet 3 has been mailed!

02/07/05 (Day 28): Packet 3 arrives at Eric's house!

03/23/05 (Day 72): Packet 3 mailed back to Montreal.

04/05/05 (Day 85): Montreal replies to email - interview set for May 18th!

05/04/05 (Day 114): Eric has medical in Toronto.

05/18/05 (Day 128): Visa appointment in Montreal -- APPROVED!

09/14/05: Eric moves to the USA!

10/20/05: Married!

04/20/2006: Applied for AOS/EAD (Technical difficulties)

06/02/2006: Biometrics

07/10/2006: EAD Approved, recieved card

07/21/2006: Case transferred to CSC

08/09/2006: Last update by CSC according to website. :(

01/15/2007: Touched

Disclaimer: I'm not an attorney. So sue me.

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