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I really want to visit the UK for christmas this year, but I didnt apply for advanced parole. We have our interview coming up Nov 7th, and Im just wondering some details. I know the FBI name checks can be the crucial pain in the neck- but Ive heard of people getting their passports stamped at interview- what does this stamp enable them to do?? And should we be approved, will I get this stamp?

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I really want to visit the UK for christmas this year, but I didnt apply for advanced parole. We have our interview coming up Nov 7th, and Im just wondering some details. I know the FBI name checks can be the crucial pain in the neck- but Ive heard of people getting their passports stamped at interview- what does this stamp enable them to do?? And should we be approved, will I get this stamp?

Thanks :thumbs:

We are going back as well, but to N. Irleand. From what I understand is that there is no issues with nations that cooperate with the FBI. The UK has a free flow of info with the US. So, thereorectically, we should have no problems. We did wind up filing for AP, you know, sods law.

Good Luck


2005 Aug 27 Happily Married

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If you get approved you could get it if you ask and the officer and if he is a nice person. Most of the people do not get it but there has been some people that get the stamp. I am not sure if you still have to wait for a FBI check. Hopefully someone here that is going through that issue can answer the question.

Good luck,

Peter Miami

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Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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I would apply for AP, just incase. It is not the norm anymore to have your passport stamped at the interview. It will all depend on your service area. We didn't get ours stamped. I think they are getting away from doing that because of the background checks taking so long.


Traveled to Morocco on Aug 3rd, 2005

Got Engaged on Aug 16th, 2005

Left Morocco on Aug 19th, 2005

08-29-05 Filed I129F

01-09-06 Interview Date (9am) We were not approved today, I guess we got a 221g of the damn S. Korea Police Certificate that Casablanca said we didn't need.

03/03/06 Turn in Passport at 9am

03/15/06 Visa Issued

03/31/06 Enter USA via JFK

05/15/06 Wedding for Visa

06/10/06 Mailed AOS papers

07/06/06 Biometerics Apt

07/15/06 My offical wedding day....I know .....:-)

07/10/06 Touched

08/25/06 EAD Approvel

09/01/06 EAD in Hand

09/26/06 AOS Interview (Recommend for Approval)

10-05-06 Received Welcome Letter

10-10-06 Green Card Arrived.

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There's no guarentee you'll get an I-551 stamp at the interview nor if you file for AP is there a guarentee that it'll arrive before Christmas allowing you to travel whilst you are waiting the FBI namecheck. I'd wait to see what happens at the interview before buying any tickets to the UK. The alternative is to apply for AP now and wait until you receive it, but by then it could be very close to Christmas and flight prices will have increased somewhat.

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"We don't do that any more, you'll get your card in 2 weeks" was what I was told when asking about the passport stamp yesterday.

This happens to most people but there has been a few people that did get it. Some of them ask for it, some did not.

Peter Miami


Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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Just an FYI ...

The FBI Name Check thing going quickly has nothing to do with the country you are from. I and a number like me are from Canada. We have no criminal history ... or anything that would be a red flag ... yet we sit in the Name Check purgatory.

My interview was April 13, 2006 ... where I was told everything looked fine and IF the name check had been back he was going to approve me. But it wasn't and I was told I have to wait ... and wait ... and wait ... and wait.

My AP from last year will run out this December, along with my EAD ... so I renewed those this week.

Don't assume you will get your GC right away. Hopefully you will ... but there are no guarantees ... and with the USCIS there is no "normal".

Good Luck to you !!!!! :yes:


Jan. 18, 2005 ..... I 129F mailed

June 3, 2005 .... Interview success ... we got our visa !!!

July 15, 2005 ..... Kelly moved into our new house

July 29, 2005 ..... Crossed into the USA and got temp.

August 2, 2005 ... Got married in a civil service :-)

October 2005 ... Sent in AOS, EAD and AP for both myself and my son

November 22, 2005 ... Received Biometrics Appointment for AOS

Chicago finally admits they lost all my sons paperwork have to re-file everything of his !!!!

December 17, 2005 ... Biometrics Appointment

April 13, 2006 ... AOS Interview ... told everything looks good but have to wait for the darn name check!!!

Infopass Appointment Oct. 10th - Told to keep on waiting for Name Check

Oct. 10, 2006 ... EAD Renewal and AP Renewal eFiled

November 7, 2006 ... GREEN CARDS ARRIVE !!!!!

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In my interview in Detroit, the officer told me that the good news is that my background check is done. I was approved, but he didnt get my I-94, I didnt have any evidence that I got approved, just wait for the GC within 4 weeks. But before I stepped out of the room, I asked him if I can apply for a job the next day, and he said that he would stamp my passport for an authorization. That's the time that he took the I-94 and stamped my passport, and even told me that I can go out of US, but only to Canada. I received the GC in 10 days.

If I were you, I would ask the officer about the background check and also going out of the country while waiting for the GC.

Goodluck.

Marissa


6/08/05......Embassy received papers

11/09/05....Interview!! Approved!

11/24/05.....Received visas

11/30/05.....Arrived in America

12/14/05.....Married

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Mar '06.......mailed AOS

Apr '28.......Biometrics

Aug. 17......AOS Interview..approved

Aug. 28...Green cards received

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If you do get approved and pass the mulder and skully test could i possibly hide in your hand luggage on the plane home for xmas? We "passed" our interview in september, but despite being "english" and never having as much as a speeding ticket, we are still being investigated by the x-files crew :(

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My interview was in Atlanta and the man did stamp my passport with out me having to ask.

So I think it just depends on the office you go too.

Good luck, just tell him you plan on traveling for Christmas and he might stamp it for you.


PEGGY & ROGER

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K-1/K-2 VISA'S APPROVED IN MONTREAL MAY 2, 2005

K-1/K-2 AOS APPROVED IN ATLANTA MAY 17, 2006

10 year GC Approved - APRIL 16th ,2009 - Peggy and Jonathan's......

Still waiting for our cards...Had to file I-90 as they sent them to the wrong address.

March 9th, 2010, Received GC that has been lost in the mail for 10 months. Still waiting for my son's that is lost as well.

Filed Waiver for my son's 10 year GC and it was approved. He finally received his GC after its been missing for 2 years.

Thanking God this is over for 10 years.

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"We don't do that any more, you'll get your card in 2 weeks" was what I was told when asking about the passport stamp yesterday.

That's exactly what we were told!


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05/29/2007 - Sent package to NSC

05/31/2007 - Package received by NSC

06/01/2007 - Date on NOA (1 day after they received our package!)

06/11/2007 - NOA and Biometrics notice received via snail-mail

06/21/2007 - Biometrics taken

04/03/2008 - Transferred to CSC

05/14/2008 - Approved (notified via email)

05/21/2008 - Card received

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