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So I have a few questions about using my AP when I come back from my trip.

Do I have to stop at the USA border on my way there to tell them anything?

From what I understand, when CSC approves my GC, my AP becomes void. If it's approved between now and Friday, I won't be able to go right?

What if my GC gets approved while I'm in Canada?

If I can't leaved the country while in "limbo" between getting approved and actually getting my GC, what happens if I get approved on Friday while in route?

Thanks for your help!


12/31/2009 - Marriage

07/21/2010 - AOS approved

08/04/2010 - Green Card received (and it's actually green!)

05/30/2012 - Sent ROC packet to VSC

06/08/2012 - Received NOA1 for ROC (Dated 06/04/2012)

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No, you don't have to stop at the US border on your way there.

Your AP is valid until the expiry date. I was in Canada when my AOS was approved and the card sent. I just returned using the AP. It wasn't a problem.

Have a great trip!


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Have a great trip! Safe travels. :)


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Thanks for the info Krikit!

And for the well wishes OBX!


12/31/2009 - Marriage

07/21/2010 - AOS approved

08/04/2010 - Green Card received (and it's actually green!)

05/30/2012 - Sent ROC packet to VSC

06/08/2012 - Received NOA1 for ROC (Dated 06/04/2012)

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Since you've been transferred to CSC they can't necessarily assume that you've set up email updates, so it wouldn't matter whether you were approved or not while travelling, it's when it reaches your mailbox that counts.

When you use your AP, give yourself lots of extra time at the border because you'll have to go through secondary.

Have fun!


Removing Conditions

Sent package to VSC - 8/12/11

NOA1 - 8/16/11

Biometrics - 9/14/11

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When you use your AP, give yourself lots of extra time at the border because you'll have to go through secondary.

Word. I was there for over two hours. They made me miss my flight. mad.gif


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Word. I was there for over two hours. They made me miss my flight. mad.gif

I think we were there around 1.5-1.75 hours, it was brutal. A lot of people were missing their flights. We were lucky that we got there about 3.5 horus early so we were okay.


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Sent package to VSC - 8/12/11

NOA1 - 8/16/11

Biometrics - 9/14/11

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Ok so that was easy. I waited in line in my car at the border for half an hour, then went inside for half an hour. Everyone was very nice. I guess I looked really bored in the waiting room because the officer processing my AP explained in detail that it takes like 15 minutes to verify everything on my file so that I "plan better for next time".

He took my original I-94 out of my passport and put in an I-94a. I guess that's normal? Meh, he let me come back, that's what matters. Keeping my fingers crossed for my Green Card now.


12/31/2009 - Marriage

07/21/2010 - AOS approved

08/04/2010 - Green Card received (and it's actually green!)

05/30/2012 - Sent ROC packet to VSC

06/08/2012 - Received NOA1 for ROC (Dated 06/04/2012)

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