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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: South Africa
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Hoping someone can help me with this.

I see that if AP is needed quickly one can request for an info pass and get it quicker. If I need to be back in my home country for a wedding (I'm a bridesmaid), is that "classified" as a reason to get my AP quicker? If so, how do you go about getting an info pass?

Hope I'm making sense.

Thanks. :thumbs:


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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http://www.infopass.uscis.gov/

You can always ask, all they can do is say no! click on the link to book an info pass apt.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: South Africa
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http://www.infopass.uscis.gov/

You can always ask, all they can do is say no! click on the link to book an info pass apt.

Good luck

Thank you so much for this.

Do you know if I would have to book before I send my AOS papers in, or only after I have sent it in and received my NOA1?


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05.28.2011 - Off to Detroit
07.09.2011 - Our Wedding wub.png

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Probaby after you have your NOA 1, you can't apply for AP until you apply for AOS and you can't get emergency AP until you've applied for AP

Good luck


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Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: South Africa
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Probaby after you have your NOA 1, you can't apply for AP until you apply for AOS and you can't get emergency AP until you've applied for AP

Good luck

Thanks :thumbs:

Question: How close are you cutting this?

(As in - you're getting married June 02 - so you could file AOS shortly thereafter - when is this out of country wedding?)

My friends wedding is in October


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P.O.E

05.27.2011 - Flying to Michigan
05.28.2011 - P.O.E in New York - had no problems at all smile.png
05.28.2011 - Off to Detroit
07.09.2011 - Our Wedding wub.png

AOS Journey

3 MONTHS 4 DAYS (From Filing AOS to Interview Approval)
3 MONTHS 9 DAYS (From Filing AOS to Receiving GC)

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Thanks :thumbs:

My friends wedding is in October

If you apply now, there is a good chance you will have your AP by then. If not, you can make an InfoPass, but I'd be surprised if a friend's wedding is considered enough of an emergency for an expedited AP.


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I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: South Africa
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If you apply now, there is a good chance you will have your AP by then. If not, you can make an InfoPass, but I'd be surprised if a friend's wedding is considered enough of an emergency for an expedited AP.

I know, that's why i'm trying to see if anyone else has tried to ask with a wedding as a reason. The other option i have is to get married on Monday and get the forms sent overnight the next day and then there will be 4 full months to hope to get it in the 3rd month? I think i will just go with the flow.

Thanks for the responses.


Dustin USA (Petitioner)
Kirsty SA (Beneficiary)


K-1 Journey

7 MONTHS 20 DAYS.. (From Start to Finish)

P.O.E

05.27.2011 - Flying to Michigan
05.28.2011 - P.O.E in New York - had no problems at all smile.png
05.28.2011 - Off to Detroit
07.09.2011 - Our Wedding wub.png

AOS Journey

3 MONTHS 4 DAYS (From Filing AOS to Interview Approval)
3 MONTHS 9 DAYS (From Filing AOS to Receiving GC)

ROC Journey

.. MONTHS .. DAYS (From Filing ROC to Receiving 10 Year GC)

.. MONTHS .. DAYS (From Responding to RFE to Receiving 10 Year GC)

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I know, that's why i'm trying to see if anyone else has tried to ask with a wedding as a reason. The other option i have is to get married on Monday and get the forms sent overnight the next day and then there will be 4 full months to hope to get it in the 3rd month? I think i will just go with the flow.

Thanks for the responses.

If you search back a few pages, there was someone who asked for advanced AP for their own wedding (they were legally married but returning to their home country for the a ceremony with family) and they were denied.

I didn't realize you were not already married - when are you planning to get married? If you were to get married soon and send in your forms (even regular, not overnight mail), you would still most likely have enough time to get your AP. To give you an idea, we live in an area where AOS was taking 5+ months and we waited 2.5 months for biometrics, and my husband still got AP after about 2 months.


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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If you search back a few pages, there was someone who asked for advanced AP for their own wedding (they were legally married but returning to their home country for the a ceremony with family) and they were denied.

I didn't realize you were not already married - when are you planning to get married? If you were to get married soon and send in your forms (even regular, not overnight mail), you would still most likely have enough time to get your AP. To give you an idea, we live in an area where AOS was taking 5+ months and we waited 2.5 months for biometrics, and my husband still got AP after about 2 months.

OP is already married, she is going to be brides maid and that’s the reason she wants her AOS expedited.

It is not for her own wedding……..

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OP is already married, she is going to be brides maid and that’s the reason she wants her AOS expedited.

It is not for her own wedding……..

I know it isn't for her own wedding, but her reply said that her other option was to "get married on Monday" and send her paperwork in overnight, which makes it sound like she is not married or ready to apply for AOS at this time.


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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My AP document showed up in 45 days. Even if yours takes fully twice that, that's 3 full months. Don't rush your wedding unnecessarily, but if you were planning on a courthouse wedding anyways, then your best bet is exactly what you've proposed - get married soon and send off the AOS papers as soon as humanly possible after that. [You will almost certainly not get expedited AP for being a bridesmaid in a wedding - typically USCIS need to see documented proof of a dying relative before they'll expedite AP documents.]

I had my entire AOS packet filled out and ready to go the day before my wedding, with everything post-dated to the day after my wedding. When we got our marriage certificate back all I had to do was literally slip it into the folder, put the folder in an envelope and mail it. I strongly recommend this approach - believe me, no one wants to deal with immigration paperwork immediately after they're married! :D

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: South Africa
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My AP document showed up in 45 days. Even if yours takes fully twice that, that's 3 full months. Don't rush your wedding unnecessarily, but if you were planning on a courthouse wedding anyways, then your best bet is exactly what you've proposed - get married soon and send off the AOS papers as soon as humanly possible after that. [You will almost certainly not get expedited AP for being a bridesmaid in a wedding - typically USCIS need to see documented proof of a dying relative before they'll expedite AP documents.]

I had my entire AOS packet filled out and ready to go the day before my wedding, with everything post-dated to the day after my wedding. When we got our marriage certificate back all I had to do was literally slip it into the folder, put the folder in an envelope and mail it. I strongly recommend this approach - believe me, no one wants to deal with immigration paperwork immediately after they're married! :D

Thank you so much for you response! It has made me "stress less" a bit...

Is there a place on VJ where i can see how fast (or slow) the AOS / EAD / AP processes are taking by any chance?

I thought that being a bridesmaid might not be a good reason for it, but just thought i'd try and ask anyways and see what responses i get :)

You seem to be like me in the way you organize things - i like to be prepared and ready to do / send things off BEFORE the time so when what i need to do is done, all i need to do is SEND it off - thank you, i will do definitely be doing that...

Just as a matter of interest, do i need to get an I-693 or is the DS (vaccination) form okay to send off with AOS papers?


Dustin USA (Petitioner)
Kirsty SA (Beneficiary)


K-1 Journey

7 MONTHS 20 DAYS.. (From Start to Finish)

P.O.E

05.27.2011 - Flying to Michigan
05.28.2011 - P.O.E in New York - had no problems at all smile.png
05.28.2011 - Off to Detroit
07.09.2011 - Our Wedding wub.png

AOS Journey

3 MONTHS 4 DAYS (From Filing AOS to Interview Approval)
3 MONTHS 9 DAYS (From Filing AOS to Receiving GC)

ROC Journey

.. MONTHS .. DAYS (From Filing ROC to Receiving 10 Year GC)

.. MONTHS .. DAYS (From Responding to RFE to Receiving 10 Year GC)

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