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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hey guys! I have a question that hopefully some of you can answer... it's pretty straight forward. If I apply for (can't remember what its called, 'advanced parole'?) permission to leave the US before my Green card is issued after my fiance and I get married in the US, how long on average does it take to be approved? I am waiting on my K1 Visa.

The reason for my wanting to leave would be to do a month and a half long contract with the company I worked for that works with the Canadian Forces overseas (no Visa from another country would be issued). It's just a great opportunity but bad timing... would working for a Canadian company while living in the US on a Visa be a conflicting issue?

Thank you!

T


See profile for our K-1 Visa/AOS story from 2010-2011Apparently we love USCIS/NVC so much we left and are doing it again! This time giving IR-1 a whirl. Rock on immigrators.

07/09/2014 sent in IR-1 packet to Chicago Lockbox

07/16/2014 NOA1

07/17/2014 check cashed by USCIS

10/01/2014 found out we are expecting baby #2 June 2015!

12/15/2014 NOA2

12/30/2014 Case received by NVC

03/23/2015 Received Case and Inv # from NVC after many calls and bogus excuses.

03/24/2015 AOS payment accepted by NVC

04/09/2015 IV payment finally accepted by NVC after the set the wrong fee and took weeks to correct it.

*many more delays thanks to the agency processing my fingers prints to the RCMP and the post office losing our mail*

05/20/2015 Packet sent to NVC via UPS, eta May 28.

06/16/2015 Baby #2 due - homebirth in Scottsdale, AZ

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Check out the AP processing times, too: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/apstats.php


Met: December 2009

Married: April 2015

Received CR-1 visa: February 2017

POE (as IR-1): 2017-04-13

Received 10 year GC: 2017-05-20

 

N400: Detroit Field Office

Filed N400 online: 2020-01-14

Received Biometrics appt letter: 2020-01-18

Biometrics appt: 2020-02-04

Interview notice received: 2020-10-05

Interview date: 2020-11-09

Oath ceremony: 2020-11-20

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Thanks guys! I didn't notice there was a timeline for that.


See profile for our K-1 Visa/AOS story from 2010-2011Apparently we love USCIS/NVC so much we left and are doing it again! This time giving IR-1 a whirl. Rock on immigrators.

07/09/2014 sent in IR-1 packet to Chicago Lockbox

07/16/2014 NOA1

07/17/2014 check cashed by USCIS

10/01/2014 found out we are expecting baby #2 June 2015!

12/15/2014 NOA2

12/30/2014 Case received by NVC

03/23/2015 Received Case and Inv # from NVC after many calls and bogus excuses.

03/24/2015 AOS payment accepted by NVC

04/09/2015 IV payment finally accepted by NVC after the set the wrong fee and took weeks to correct it.

*many more delays thanks to the agency processing my fingers prints to the RCMP and the post office losing our mail*

05/20/2015 Packet sent to NVC via UPS, eta May 28.

06/16/2015 Baby #2 due - homebirth in Scottsdale, AZ

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Many times your AP and actual GC seem to come very close together. Mine were 2 weeks or so apart so kind of lame.

See people's signatures who are more recent

Edited by Udella&Wiz

Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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Hey guys! I have a question that hopefully some of you can answer... it's pretty straight forward. If I apply for (can't remember what its called, 'advanced parole'?) permission to leave the US before my Green card is issued after my fiance and I get married in the US, how long on average does it take to be approved? I am waiting on my K1 Visa.

The reason for my wanting to leave would be to do a month and a half long contract with the company I worked for that works with the Canadian Forces overseas (no Visa from another country would be issued). It's just a great opportunity but bad timing... would working for a Canadian company while living in the US on a Visa be a conflicting issue?

Thank you!

T

You're not supposed to work for any company, regardless of its origin, if you arrive in the U.S. on a K1 visa. That's what AOS and EAD are for. I'm sure someone will turn around and disagree with me, but that's the stance I firmly take on this. Why put the EAD system into place if we're just allowed to work? We're not. That's why. Unless I'm wrong, it's my understanding from your post that you will need to leave the U.S. in order to do this job? You will need to get both AP and EAD to do this if it is indeed outside of the U.S. Keep in mind, you'll more than likely have to go to an interview for AOS (unless your case is transferred to CSC, then you might not), and it would be unfortunate for that to conflict with your month and a 1/2 long time away.

Edited by ashenflowers

For details visit My Timeline or Profile

ROC Timeline:
May 23, 2012 - Mailed I-751
January 7, 2013 - RFE Received
March 26, 2013 - RFE Response Sent
April 11, 2013 - ROC APPROVED

June 8th, 2013 - 10 yr GC Received (FINALLY)

AOS Timeline:
March 23, 2010 - Mailed I-485 (AOS), I-131 (AP), I-765 (EAD)
June 7, 2010 - AP received
June 12, 2010 - EAD received
August 27, 2010 - 2 yr Green Card Received!


K-1 Timeline:
April 22, 2009 - I-129F Sent
November 20, 2009 - Interview in Montreal - Approved!
January 3, 2010 - POE (Ambassador Bridge)
January 20, 2010 - Wedding

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

There are a few people who have came to the US on a K-1 and continued to work for their Canadian employer from the US. There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with this, as no one was ever slapped on the wrist for it. If I remember correctly, a member here even contacted USCIS to confirm this is 100% legal. Was it Krikit perhaps? I'm not sure.

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There are a few people who have came to the US on a K-1 and continued to work for their Canadian employer from the US. There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with this, as no one was ever slapped on the wrist for it. If I remember correctly, a member here even contacted USCIS to confirm this is 100% legal. Was it Krikit perhaps? I'm not sure.

I agree with Huggles...you can't work in the states without EAD or greencard but many people have worked for Canadian companies in one respect or another.


AOS

02/25/08 sent AOS packet

02/26/08 packet received chicago lockbox

03/03/08 NOA(I-485,I765,I131)for daughter and myself

03/09/08 received biometrics appointment letter

03/25/08 RFE recieved for NOA for I129F(USCIS lost it! DOH!)

03/25/08 RFE sent

03/26/08 biometrics appointment(YAY!)

03/26/08 EAD touched(for daughter and myself)

03/28/08 EAD touch again!

04/03/08 RFE received case processing resumes

04/29/08 request AP expedited

05/01/08 AP sent out

05/02/08 case transfered to CSC

05/02/08 EAD card production ordered

05/05/08 EAD card production ordered again

05/10/08 EAD card received

05/16/08 AOS touched

05/18/08 AOS touched again!

06/11/08 AOS card production ordered!

06/16/08 green card received in mail!!

no more USCIS for almost 2 years!!

ROC

04/07/10 sent I-751 to VSC

04/09/10 NOA recieved

04/13/10 cheque cashed

05/17/10 early biometrics

06/29/10 card production ordered

07/10/10 card received

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There are a few people who have came to the US on a K-1 and continued to work for their Canadian employer from the US. There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with this, as no one was ever slapped on the wrist for it. If I remember correctly, a member here even contacted USCIS to confirm this is 100% legal. Was it Krikit perhaps? I'm not sure.

It was me, I called DOS about it. They said it was fine.

Also, don't expect your GC soon after you get your AP. It used to be that way, but they're really slowing down on the GC thing, I've had my AP for 3 months now, still no GC

Edited by Peachey

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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You're not supposed to work for any company, regardless of its origin, if you arrive in the U.S. on a K1 visa. That's what AOS and EAD are for. I'm sure someone will turn around and disagree with me, but that's the stance I firmly take on this. Why put the EAD system into place if we're just allowed to work? We're not. That's why. Unless I'm wrong, it's my understanding from your post that you will need to leave the U.S. in order to do this job? You will need to get both AP and EAD to do this if it is indeed outside of the U.S. Keep in mind, you'll more than likely have to go to an interview for AOS (unless your case is transferred to CSC, then you might not), and it would be unfortunate for that to conflict with your month and a 1/2 long time away.

I don't see why you'd need an EAD to work in Canada... Just like you don't need a SSN. EAD is for working in the US. That being said you'd have to actually be in Canada to work, working remotely would be iffy.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Hey guys, thanks again for the info. I called my previous employer today and turned down the position. It's too bad because I really wanted to do it, the job itself is great, not to mention the pay. It was so flattering to just even be selected, they usually only pick the best of their previous employees :blush: . I requested to be considered for the next tour which would be in 10+ months from now... and I would have the necessary papers by then. Now back to trying to get this Visa thingy approved and marry the man of my dreams!


See profile for our K-1 Visa/AOS story from 2010-2011Apparently we love USCIS/NVC so much we left and are doing it again! This time giving IR-1 a whirl. Rock on immigrators.

07/09/2014 sent in IR-1 packet to Chicago Lockbox

07/16/2014 NOA1

07/17/2014 check cashed by USCIS

10/01/2014 found out we are expecting baby #2 June 2015!

12/15/2014 NOA2

12/30/2014 Case received by NVC

03/23/2015 Received Case and Inv # from NVC after many calls and bogus excuses.

03/24/2015 AOS payment accepted by NVC

04/09/2015 IV payment finally accepted by NVC after the set the wrong fee and took weeks to correct it.

*many more delays thanks to the agency processing my fingers prints to the RCMP and the post office losing our mail*

05/20/2015 Packet sent to NVC via UPS, eta May 28.

06/16/2015 Baby #2 due - homebirth in Scottsdale, AZ

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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It occurred to me too that while you might get your AP - you might be called for an AOS interview. If you were out of the country already, that would make it hard to attend.

Sorry to hear you had to turn down the position though. Honestly - enjoy your few months of freedom if you can - it will be the only time in your adult life you can stay home :)


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

******************

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