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Hi, I am new to this forum and after looking through some posts I would like to say what a great community everyone here has created.

I have a question in ref. to my AP that I havent found the answer to, perhaps someone here can help me.

I checked the receipt number today on the USCIS Status page and it reads the following:

"Post-Decision Activity

On April 1, 2010, we mailed you a notice that we have approved this I131 APPLICATION FOR USCIS TRAVEL DOCUMENT. Please follow any instructions on the notice. If you move before you receive the notice, call customer service at 1-800-375-5283."

I ask beacuse I really have to leave the country urgently due to a severe illness in my family and I had actually schedualed a Infopass appointment for the 13th of this month. I am wondering if I should cancel the appointment? Also does this mean that I should have my AP in the mail in the next couple of days? What happens if I leave and my AP arrives could my spouse just bring it to me when she travels here?

Thanks for any feedback.

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It does mean you should have the AP documents in the mail soon (when, I don't know, but soon I would think). I would not cancel the infopass appointment until you have the AP in your hands.

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if it helps, mine was approved/sent on the 30th of March and got here yesterday, the 5th of april, so a 5 day transit. You could have yours the end of this week, beginning of next hopefully.


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Hi, I am new to this forum and after looking through some posts I would like to say what a great community everyone here has created.

I have a question in ref. to my AP that I havent found the answer to, perhaps someone here can help me.

I checked the receipt number today on the USCIS Status page and it reads the following:

"Post-Decision Activity

On April 1, 2010, we mailed you a notice that we have approved this I131 APPLICATION FOR USCIS TRAVEL DOCUMENT. Please follow any instructions on the notice. If you move before you receive the notice, call customer service at 1-800-375-5283."

I ask beacuse I really have to leave the country urgently due to a severe illness in my family and I had actually schedualed a Infopass appointment for the 13th of this month. I am wondering if I should cancel the appointment? Also does this mean that I should have my AP in the mail in the next couple of days? What happens if I leave and my AP arrives could my spouse just bring it to me when she travels here?

Thanks for any feedback.

Under no circumstances should you leave without it.


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Under no circumstances should you leave without it.

If she just got a notice that it's being sent to her, and it's a dire emergency, there's no reason she can't leave earlier without it. The AP will be checked when she get's back into the country, not when she leaves. They can forward the AP notice to her overseas address (with a more reliable service like Fedex..). If it's an emergency... otherwise I'd tend to agree.

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My AP didnt arrive today, suppose my AP dosent get her before the 13th and I go to my infopass meeting, would they give it to me there on the spot since it is a emergency?

We had some friends that got emergency AP (via an infopass appointment) - even then it was sent by mail within several days. They had to show evidence of the emergency (medical emergency in their case) - but it wasn't issued on the spot.

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I was wondering what would happen in my case since its already approved? If I would still have to bring all the medical emergency paperwork, I guess worst case I can have the doctor fax a letter from his hospital. Would they mail it from my local USCIS office?

Well... if you do end up going to the infopass appointment, you should certainly bring with you any proof of the emergency.

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I got my AP today Hurray, but it was stamped the 5th, not the 1st as stated on the USCIS website. There were two copies so how do I use it? Do I take both copies or should I leave one here in the states? There was also a side next to my foto that says National Service center with a square that didnt have anything in it normal?

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I got my AP today Hurray, but it was stamped the 5th, not the 1st as stated on the USCIS website.

Good to hear.

There were two copies so how do I use it? Do I take both copies or should I leave one here in the states?

Take both with you when you travel. When you return, you will present both copies (and passport too, of course) to CBP. They will inspect/stamp them, keeping one and returning the other remaining to you.

There was also a side next to my foto that says National Service center with a square that didnt have anything in it normal?

Its all good.

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I have a similar case here:


I applied for I-131 (Employement Based) in July 2018, and also received the approval notice for the same on Aug 23, 2018 but I have yet not received my travel document in mail, and it has already been more than 3 months now since my approval.

 

My address is same, and I also contacted USCIS customer service multiple times to that they submitted service request. I received a standard mail from USCIS that they will now review my case, and wait for 60-90 days. I contacted USCIS customer service again, and spoke to Tier2 Officer a few times in last 1 month. Since they can access to my case history, they confirmed that my I-131 application is approved, but they are not sure what is current status. They suggested to put another Service Request, and I did that on Nov 21. When I spoke to Tier2 office yet again this week, he told me to wait for that service request response. As of today, my online case status history says that an officer is assigned for my last submitted service request. 


I do not know, why it is taking this long (3 months since my approval notice) to send a travel document in mail. Is this normal? Can you please suggest me the next steps.

 

I have travel plan end of Dec, and I do not want to cancel my trip because of this. Can I just travel along with my approval notice? Is it risky or do the port of entry office will have access to my case history and allow me to enter US again?

Awaiting for your quick response please.
Thank you, & regards

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20 hours ago, Bhav208 said:

I have a similar case here:


I applied for I-131 (Employement Based) in July 2018, and also received the approval notice for the same on Aug 23, 2018 but I have yet not received my travel document in mail, and it has already been more than 3 months now since my approval.

 

My address is same, and I also contacted USCIS customer service multiple times to that they submitted service request. I received a standard mail from USCIS that they will now review my case, and wait for 60-90 days. I contacted USCIS customer service again, and spoke to Tier2 Officer a few times in last 1 month. Since they can access to my case history, they confirmed that my I-131 application is approved, but they are not sure what is current status. They suggested to put another Service Request, and I did that on Nov 21. When I spoke to Tier2 office yet again this week, he told me to wait for that service request response. As of today, my online case status history says that an officer is assigned for my last submitted service request. 


I do not know, why it is taking this long (3 months since my approval notice) to send a travel document in mail. Is this normal? Can you please suggest me the next steps.

 

I have travel plan end of Dec, and I do not want to cancel my trip because of this. Can I just travel along with my approval notice? Is it risky or do the port of entry office will have access to my case history and allow me to enter US again?

Awaiting for your quick response please.
Thank you, & regards

No you can't travel with just an approval notice.

 

I was going to ask if you're 100% sure that it's actually an approval notice and not just the acceptance notice, since it came so soon after you applied. But you're probably sure. 

 

You need to get an infopass appointment to which you bring your passport, plane tickets, passport style photos etc, tell them about your situation and try to have them fix an AP for you. It's not a guarantee, but definitely worth a shot.


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Yes, it is the approval notice with approved time period stated as well.

 

I took InfoPass early November for my local office where they said that since they do not process I-131 applications here, they cannot help me. I also told about my international flight, and so the officer submitted yet another service request for me, and that was it. I received email from USCIS as a response to send me scan copies of documents since they want to REVIEW my case. I sent all scan copies but no response after that!

 

I spoke to Tier2 officer on call to follow up about that, and he asked me to disregard that since my case is already approved. So asked me to wait for document to arrive. :(

 

But yes, I did not take my passport & plane tickets during my last infopass appointment. Do you think that worth a try even when last time they told me that they do not process this type of application?

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