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OK, I am officially confused. I thought that AP was something I could apply for so that I can travel freely before I get my GC. I was also under the impression that getting AP was not a big problem.

However, I have read the instructyions accompanying form I-131, and...

Advance parole is an extraordinary measure used sparingly to bring an otherwise inadmissible alien to the United States for a temporary period of time due to a compelling emergency.
You may apply if you have an adjustment of status application pending and you seek to travel abroad for emergent personal or bona fide business reasons

...and in Part 7:

On a separate sheet(s) of paper, please explain how you qualify for an advance parole document and what circumstances warrant issuance of advance parole. Include copies of any documents you wish considered.

Does it all mean that I need a really good reason to travel if I want to apply for AP ? Won't "I might want to go abroad some day" be enough ?

Thanks !

Bartek

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OK, I am officially confused. I thought that AP was something I could apply for so that I can travel freely before I get my GC. I was also under the impression that getting AP was not a big problem.

However, I have read the instructyions accompanying form I-131, and...

Advance parole is an extraordinary measure used sparingly to bring an otherwise inadmissible alien to the United States for a temporary period of time due to a compelling emergency.

You may apply if you have an adjustment of status application pending and you seek to travel abroad for emergent personal or bona fide business reasons

...and in Part 7:

On a separate sheet(s) of paper, please explain how you qualify for an advance parole document and what circumstances warrant issuance of advance parole. Include copies of any documents you wish considered.

Does it all mean that I need a really good reason to travel if I want to apply for AP ? Won't "I might want to go abroad some day" be enough ?

Thanks !

Bartek

That is what is says, but from what I understand most people that apply get it. They do not check the dates of your travel.


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brtlmj,

With regard to 'extraordinary measure', note that a K1 who has left the USA prior to adjusting status is an inadmissible alien if they have not obtained a new visa, and that having their application for adjustment dismissed on the basis of abandonment is apparently considered to be a compelling emergency.

Note also that "I might want to go abroad some day" fits nicely with the meaning of the word 'emergent'.

Yodrak

OK, I am officially confused. I thought that AP was something I could apply for so that I can travel freely before I get my GC. I was also under the impression that getting AP was not a big problem.

However, I have read the instructyions accompanying form I-131, and...

Advance parole is an extraordinary measure used sparingly to bring an otherwise inadmissible alien to the United States for a temporary period of time due to a compelling emergency.

You may apply if you have an adjustment of status application pending and you seek to travel abroad for emergent personal or bona fide business reasons

...and in Part 7:

On a separate sheet(s) of paper, please explain how you qualify for an advance parole document and what circumstances warrant issuance of advance parole. Include copies of any documents you wish considered.

Does it all mean that I need a really good reason to travel if I want to apply for AP ? Won't "I might want to go abroad some day" be enough ?

Thanks !

Bartek

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That is what is says, but from what I understand most people that apply get it. They do not check the dates of your travel.

Good :) Do you know what is the validity of a typical AP ? Will it cover multiple trips until I get my GC ?

Note also that "I might want to go abroad some day" fits nicely with the meaning of the word 'emergent'.

Fortunately, my dictionary says that you are right :) I was pretty sure that it had something to do with family emergencies and so on...

Bartek

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You'll be able to use it for multiple trips for a 12 month period and if you haven't been given your GC by then, you'll have to apply for Advance Parole a second time. The document allows you to travel, so you are not stranded or 'held' in the US whilst your application is processed.

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Same here. We applied..got it...and hope we won't need to use it. However, Joel does have a grandfather who could at any time fall ill. We just said "in case I need to go home due to family illness".


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Aren't all K-3 multiple entry visas with unlimited travel? Why did your husband have to get AP then?

my husband just wrote he wanted to go see his family which he hasnt done since coming here 2 years ago. he was approved and traveled on it with no problems.

I-130...CR-1

02/27/06 Filed CR-1, I-130 thru TSC

07/26/06 NVC assigns case #, Wife e-mails choice of agent to NVC

10/10/06 Receive, complete and submit I-864 and DS-230

04/02/07 Back to Taiwan for visit and Interview

04/06/07 Received CR-1 visa

04/10/07 POE through Detroit

04/30/07 2 Year Green Card Received

Lifting Conditions

01/10/09 File I-751 at VSC

06/24/09 Received 10 year GC

Citizenship

07/27/10 Filing Date for N-400

08/03/10 Check cashed - as of 8/26 never received NOA so made InfoPass

08/31/10 InfoPass for Biometrics

11/10/10 Interview Date, Passed

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miker32us,

Look at the dates.

Yodrak

Aren't all K-3 multiple entry visas with unlimited travel? Why did your husband have to get AP then?

my husband just wrote he wanted to go see his family which he hasnt done since coming here 2 years ago. he was approved and traveled on it with no problems.

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Yodrak,

So even if you are a K-3, once AOS starts you cannot leave the country? I should have been clearer in my question. If his passport is stamped with K-3 and it is a multiple entry visa why would they need AP?

miker32us,

Look at the dates.

Yodrak

Aren't all K-3 multiple entry visas with unlimited travel? Why did your husband have to get AP then?

my husband just wrote he wanted to go see his family which he hasnt done since coming here 2 years ago. he was approved and traveled on it with no problems.


I-130...CR-1

02/27/06 Filed CR-1, I-130 thru TSC

07/26/06 NVC assigns case #, Wife e-mails choice of agent to NVC

10/10/06 Receive, complete and submit I-864 and DS-230

04/02/07 Back to Taiwan for visit and Interview

04/06/07 Received CR-1 visa

04/10/07 POE through Detroit

04/30/07 2 Year Green Card Received

Lifting Conditions

01/10/09 File I-751 at VSC

06/24/09 Received 10 year GC

Citizenship

07/27/10 Filing Date for N-400

08/03/10 Check cashed - as of 8/26 never received NOA so made InfoPass

08/31/10 InfoPass for Biometrics

11/10/10 Interview Date, Passed

02/18/11 Scheduled oath ceremony

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...That is what is says, but from what I understand most people that apply get it. They do not check the dates of your travel.

:yes: Basically, all one has to do is supply some (maybe bakvas, as I did for Pras) dates of travel.


2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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miker32us,

Look at the dates. Visas are not open-ended, they expire.

Yodrak

Yodrak,

So even if you are a K-3, once AOS starts you cannot leave the country? I should have been clearer in my question. If his passport is stamped with K-3 and it is a multiple entry visa why would they need AP?

miker32us,

Look at the dates.

Yodrak

Aren't all K-3 multiple entry visas with unlimited travel? Why did your husband have to get AP then?

my husband just wrote he wanted to go see his family which he hasnt done since coming here 2 years ago. he was approved and traveled on it with no problems.

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