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Hi people,

I need some info on the Advanced Parole travel document. I have moved to the US from England about 6 months ago and am happily situated here. I have recveived my EAD and AP card about 2 weeks ago(joint card). I have booked a flight back to the UK in June for a 10 day holiday to see my family and friends, but need to know what documents I need to re enter the US? Obviously I can enter the UK on my English passport, but when entering back into the US do I need to fil in a landing card that they give you on the plane?? Is there anymore paperwork that I need to complete prior to returning the US? Do I need to inform the US authorities that I am going back to the UK for a quick trip? Also, what line do I need to join when I arrive back in the US, do I go in the visitor line or in the Green card/Residents line? The visitor line in Chicago O

'Hare takes forever!!

If anybody can share their experiences with me that would be most helpful.

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Hi people,

I need some info on the Advanced Parole travel document. I have moved to the US from England about 6 months ago and am happily situated here. I have recveived my EAD and AP card about 2 weeks ago(joint card). I have booked a flight back to the UK in June for a 10 day holiday to see my family and friends, but need to know what documents I need to re enter the US? Obviously I can enter the UK on my English passport, but when entering back into the US do I need to fil in a landing card that they give you on the plane?? Is there anymore paperwork that I need to complete prior to returning the US? Do I need to inform the US authorities that I am going back to the UK for a quick trip? Also, what line do I need to join when I arrive back in the US, do I go in the visitor line or in the Green card/Residents line? The visitor line in Chicago O

'Hare takes forever!!

If anybody can share their experiences with me that would be most helpful.

I never saw an AP card, but if you say so I will take your word for it. The AP is usually a letter, two copies of the same thing, which more or less resembles one of the I-797 notices with your copied photo at the bottom. Be SURE your card is for AP also before you leave the US

When returning your present your UK passport and your EAD/AP card or Green card (in the future). No, you do not need to notify anyone you are leaving. You can join either line when you return, the "US Citizens and Residents" line is sometimes (but not always) faster. On the plane you will fill out the declaration card for US citizens and Residents.


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My wife received an ead/ap card about 2 months ago. It looks like a green card.

First I heard of it. Sounds like a good idea. We received separate EAD cards and AP letters. Bt that was the "old days" now. FWIW our EAD and APs came after the green cards. :wacko: Go figure. ??????


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You don't get any sort of letter(NOA2) for the AP other than the approval through email, it's just the combo card with the writing "serves as advanced parole" or something like it. So the only thing worth showing when going through immigration upon return to the US would be the combo card(and passport). You could bring the NOA1s from AOS, EAD and AP. Bring your marriage cert. if your name in passport is different than the one on your EAD/AP.

There's a guy standing at the lines in O'hare, it's better to ask him once you arrive.

Edited by moomin

K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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The new card they have started doing is the combined work and parole card. I think it only came into effect recently. I think it's quite nice and a good idea.

I don't have much faith in the people at O Hare as they didn't have a clue when I arrived in the country, but everything was fine when I saw the immigration officer.

My name has stayed the same it's my wife who has changed hers so the marriage certificate wouldn't really apply.

Thanks for all the info much appreciated.

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First I heard of it. Sounds like a good idea. We received separate EAD cards and AP letters. Bt that was the "old days" now. FWIW our EAD and APs came after the green cards. :wacko: Go figure. ??????

USCIS started issuing EAD/AP combo cards a little over a year ago in Feb. 2011. http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=44028bcbf851e210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=68439c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD


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First I heard of it. Sounds like a good idea. We received separate EAD cards and AP letters. Bt that was the "old days" now. FWIW our EAD and APs came after the green cards. :wacko: Go figure. ??????

Yes, I read many stories like yours. We were crossing our fingers to get surprised like you did. :thumbs:

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First I heard of it. Sounds like a good idea. We received separate EAD cards and AP letters. Bt that was the "old days" now. FWIW our EAD and APs came after the green cards. :wacko: Go figure. ??????

As Jay-Kay said, it's over a year old now called the "combo card". It's a good idea and also not. If you lose the combo card you have to pay the fee for BOTH ($600+) to get a new one.

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