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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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I am so concerned about my greencard... I'm schedule to travel to my home country on may 18th to pick up my k2 follow to join daughter. I have my AP already, but the fact that I am travelling without a green card still bothers me. I heard from some people that it is "risky" to travel overseas without the greencard.

If you look at my timeline, my case will be on it's 6th month in the next 2 weeks or so. How does that senator/congressman thing work? How can i contact them? And would it help if i call USCIS and ask for a service request? I've spoken to a USCIS rep just once in my life, and it wasn't helpful at all. She just basically read everything that I can see on my end everytime i check my case status online.

:(


ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS (K1) with EAD

Date Filed Nov 10, 2011

Transferred to CSC Dec 05, 2011

Biometrics Dec 13, 2011

EAD in Production Jan 05, 2012

EAD on hand Jan 13, 2012

FILED AP (I-131) Mar 16, 2012

Approval notice for AP Mar 26, 2012

Green Card in Production Aug 14, 2012

Received Green Card in the Mail Aug 16, 2012

9 MONTHS!!!!!!!!!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved to Progress Reports.

I have my AP already, but the fact that I am travelling without a green card still bothers me. I heard from some people that it is "risky" to travel overseas without the greencard.

As you already know, AP allows for international travel prior to being issued a green card. These "some people" may not be familiar with how advanced parole works.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Timeline

I am so concerned about my greencard... I'm schedule to travel to my home country on may 18th to pick up my k2 follow to join daughter. I have my AP already, but the fact that I am travelling without a green card still bothers me. I heard from some people that it is "risky" to travel overseas without the greencard.

If i call USCIS and ask for a service request? I've spoken to a USCIS rep just once in my life, and it wasn't helpful at all. She just basically read everything that I can see on my end everytime i check my case status online.

:(

In your timeline says that your case was transferred to CSC. so I guess its gonna take time.

I am also waiting for my GC, USCIS updated that USPS picked it up already, I hope that post office will work on it blush.gif


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[u]AOS TIMELINE:[/u]

01-30-2012: Submitted AOS application thru USPS (Chicago Lockbox)
02-06-2012: Received Text/Email, application received by USCIS
02-10-2012: Received mail/hard copy of I-131 (NOA)
02-15-2012: Received mails/hard copies of I-765 & I-485 (NOAs) / Mail for Biometrics Appt.
03-06-2012: Biometrics Appointment done
03-14-2012: Received mail for Interview Appt on 16th April 2012.
04-04-2012: EAD/AP approved
04-12-2012: EAD/AP card received ;-)
04-16-2012: Interview day - Approved! (waiting for GC)
04-23-2012: Welcome Letter touched
05-03-2012: GC on hand!


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I am so concerned about my greencard... I'm schedule to travel to my home country on may 18th to pick up my k2 follow to join daughter. I have my AP already, but the fact that I am travelling without a green card still bothers me. I heard from some people that it is "risky" to travel overseas without the greencard.

If you look at my timeline, my case will be on it's 6th month in the next 2 weeks or so. How does that senator/congressman thing work? How can i contact them? And would it help if i call USCIS and ask for a service request? I've spoken to a USCIS rep just once in my life, and it wasn't helpful at all. She just basically read everything that I can see on my end everytime i check my case status online.

:(

Hi there

I'm sorry to hear you're still waiting for your green card - how frustrating for you! I've not contacted a senator/congressman, so can't answer that part of your query.

With regards to travelling with AP - I travelled outside the US for a week with my AP, and I had no difficulties. I took my marriage license in addition to my passport and EAD/AP card to show the name change between the two. I was sent to secondary due to having to be parolled back in, but it was the easiest experience I've had there. Travelling with your AP is no different to travelling with your K1 visa, or your green card for that matter; you are never guaranteed entry (and CBP always say that - a visa is given to allow you to attempt entry, but the final decision always rests with the CBP at POE, even for US citizens), but that didn't stop you when coming on your K1, and I really don't think it should stop you now either. I mean - that was the point of having AP: so that you could travel if your green card hadn't arrived.

Good luck!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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I am so concerned about my greencard... I'm schedule to travel to my home country on may 18th to pick up my k2 follow to join daughter. I have my AP already, but the fact that I am travelling without a green card still bothers me. I heard from some people that it is "risky" to travel overseas without the greencard.

If you look at my timeline, my case will be on it's 6th month in the next 2 weeks or so. How does that senator/congressman thing work? How can i contact them? And would it help if i call USCIS and ask for a service request? I've spoken to a USCIS rep just once in my life, and it wasn't helpful at all. She just basically read everything that I can see on my end everytime i check my case status online.

:(

Go pick up your K2. The AP is for traveling out of the country prior to the arrival of your GC.


STANLEY & KAREN
01/15/2009 - Fedex I-130, I-485, I-693, I-864, I-765, G-325A
01/20/2009 - Received in mail-room and signed for by J CHYBA
01/28/2009 - Checks cashed by Homeland Security
02/02/2009 - Received in mail 3 pcs of NOA1 one each for I-485, I-130, I-765 dated 01/28/2009
02/03/2009 - Received email RFE. What did I not send now, whew!
02/09/2009 - Received mails for initial evidence and Biometric appointment (02/19/2009); mailed evidence
02/19/2009 - biometrics done - in a out in 45 minutes
03/14/2009 - Receive NOA2 dated 03/10/2009. AOS interview April 29, 2009
03/18/2009 - Touched. EAD Card production ordered
03/25/2009 - Touched. EAD approval sent
03/27/2009 - EAD card received in the mail; applied for SS# immediately (office is across the street from my home)
04/02/2009 - Received SS# in the mail
04/29/2009 - Interviewed. I- 130 approved, I-485 pending IO's review
05/05/2009 - Received NOA2. Welcome letter for Permanent Residency. I-130 and I-485 approved 04/30/2009
05/08/2009 - Touched. I-485 approval letter sent
05/11/2009 - GC received in the mail. Expires 2019
05/11/2009 - Applied to remove restrictions on my SS Card
05/18/2009 - Received unrestricted SS card

10/13/2009 - My darling husband of 2 yrs 5 months 3 weeks 3 days passed away :(

Naturalization Process (5 Yrs Later) :goofy:

Mar 28, 2014 - Mailed N-400
Apr 08, 2014 - Check cashed
Apr 09, 2014 - Receive Notice letter Priority date April 3, 2014
Apr 11, 2014 - Touched - Email - Biometrics letter mailed
May 08, 2014 - Biometrics done
May 12, 2014 - Touched - Email - In line for interview scheduling
July 12, 2014 - Pre-interview letter (Yellow letter) received in mail
Aug 20, 2014 - Touched - Email - Interview scheduled
Aug 25, 2014 - Interview scheduled for Sept. 24, 2014
Sept 24, 2014 - Passed interview
Oct 06, 2014 - Touched - Email - In oath scheduling que
Oct 08, 2014 - Touched - Text - Oath ceremony scheduled
Oct 14, 2014 - Received letter - Oath ceremony Oct 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014 - I AM A US CITIZEN! :joy: :joy: :joy:
Nov 12, 2014 - Updated my status from permanent resident to citizen at Social Security
Nov 14, 2014 - Applied for US passport
Nov 29, 2014 - Received US passport book
Dec 01, 2014 - Received Passport card
Dec 04, 2014 - Received Naturalization Certificate

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Filed: Timeline

Girl, I know what you mean! I got my NOA1 for AOS in Oct 14 and my case was transferred in Dec, 2011. This waiting is killing me...I have stuff to do to, like going to back to school, and I can only do that with the GC (I nwill pay less $$ being a resident)> Anyway, I opened a SR but only when they told me the system allowed them to.

Call them and ask for help. Sometimes they are not helpfull, but luckly you will get to talk to someone nice...

Good luck, and let's pray!!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
Timeline

Thanks for everyone's response! I still hope though that I'd get my green card soon... Pretty please!!!! Just to ease my worries... I know the purpose of AP is to travel overseas while waiting for the GC but still......... :wacko:

And one more thing that sucks, comsidering the fact that I don't have a GC yet...... Did apply for jobs with my EAD, got a couple of calls from long term care facilities and guess what, one was asking me to sign a 3yr contract which i don't wanna do, the other one refused to hire me the moment they learned i didn't have a GC yet and they won't accept my working permit... Like, really???!!! :bonk:


ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS (K1) with EAD

Date Filed Nov 10, 2011

Transferred to CSC Dec 05, 2011

Biometrics Dec 13, 2011

EAD in Production Jan 05, 2012

EAD on hand Jan 13, 2012

FILED AP (I-131) Mar 16, 2012

Approval notice for AP Mar 26, 2012

Green Card in Production Aug 14, 2012

Received Green Card in the Mail Aug 16, 2012

9 MONTHS!!!!!!!!!

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Thanks for everyone's response! I still hope though that I'd get my green card soon... Pretty please!!!! Just to ease my worries... I know the purpose of AP is to travel overseas while waiting for the GC but still......... :wacko:

And one more thing that sucks, comsidering the fact that I don't have a GC yet...... Did apply for jobs with my EAD, got a couple of calls from long term care facilities and guess what, one was asking me to sign a 3yr contract which i don't wanna do, the other one refused to hire me the moment they learned i didn't have a GC yet and they won't accept my working permit... Like, really???!!! :bonk:

It's illegal to discriminate between EAD and green card, it says so on right there on the top of the I-9, perhaps you should enlighten them, or better yet report them, the number to call is right at the top of the I-9.

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