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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: China
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Hi, so last week, I sent in my i-130 and i-485 without the 131 because I did not think I needed to leave the country.

Is there any way to submit an i-131 by itself? Or is that not allowed?

Also, without the advanced parole, when can I leave the country and be allowed back after NOA 2 maybe? OR do I have to wait out the entire process?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Kenya
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Without the AP, you have to wait until you have your Legal Permanent Resident [green card] card in hand.


AOS, ROC, N-400, & PASSPORT, FOR HUSBAND TO USC

[02/23, 2012]  - DAY 001  (day 0001) (AOS) Mailed package to Chicago Lockbox via USPS overnight
[06/01, 2012]  - 
DAY 099  (day 0099) 2-year Conditional GC in hand
[05/05, 2014]  - DAY 001  (day 0802) (ROC) Mailed package to Vermont Service Center via USPS overnight

[05/14, 2014]  - DAY 009  (day 0811) Received NOA1 (GC Extended for 1 year)

[01/14, 2016]  - DAY 620  (day 1421) 10-year GC in hand

[02/22, 2017]  - DAY 001  (day 1826) (N-400) Mailed package to Lewisville, TX, via USPS overnight

[01/10, 2018]  - DAY 323  (day 2149) (N-400) Naturalization Oath Ceremony (5 years, 10 months, 19 days)

[01/10, 2018]  - DAY 001  (day 2149) (US Passport) Applied for US Passport, regular processing

01/25, 2018]  - DAY 015  (day 2164) (US Passport) Passport in hand (5 years, 11 months, 3 days from start of Journey.)

 

AOS, N-400, & PASSPORT FOR DAUGHTER [OF HUSBAND TO USC]

[06/14, 2013] - DAY 001 Mailed package to Chicago Lockbox via USPS overnight
[11/21, 2013] - Day 153 SSN and 10-year GC in hand

09/01, 2021]  - (day 3001) (US Passport) Passport in hand (8 years, 2 months, 18 days from start of Journey.)

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Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. Psalm 127:1

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to Adjustment of Status from Work, Student, & Tourist Visas forum; concurrent filing of an I-130 and I-485 begins the AOS process from one of the afore mentioned visas.


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: Citizen (pnd) Country: Japan
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From what I hear, you can wait till you get your NOA1, make a copy and include it in the packet with the I-131. I didn't do it myself, but there are people on VJ that have done that. You won't need to pay for the AP that way.


Day 0 - 2 May 2012 Mailed AOS package overnight delivery
Day 139 - 17 September 2012 Interview & APPROVED on the Spot!! :)
Day 145 - 23 September 2012 Received Green Card!

ROC - Eligible June 19 2014

Day 0 - 18 June 2014 Mailed ROC package via 2 day priority

Day 42 - 29 July 2014 Approval and Card Production Email

Day 49 - 5 August 2014 Received Green Card

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Hi, so last week, I sent in my i-130 and i-485 without the 131 because I did not think I needed to leave the country.

1. Is there any way to submit an i-131 by itself?

2. Or is that not allowed?

3. without the advanced parole, when can I leave the country and be allowed back after NOA 2 maybe?

4. OR do I have to wait out the entire process?

1. Yes. Once you get the NOA1 send a copy of that together with the I-131 and its supporting documents. I suggest you file the I-765 as well. Sending it with the copy of the NOA1 will mean you don't pay a fee

2. It's fine, per above

3. No not after NOA2. If you want to be able to get back in you need AP. it's not only just about getting back in either, leaving without AP means you have abandoned your GC process and will need to start again

4. You will need to wait until you have the GC (unless you get AP).

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: China
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Hi guys,

I just got off the phone with USCIS and they said that I can't apply for the i-131 if it's a short term leaving the country. All I have to do is to goto the local immigration bureau and get a stamp in my passport. Does that sound wrong?

Although the weird thing is they don't know anything about my application and I had to tell them and read all my notices. Is that normal as well? Or do you think I should send in the 131 anyways with my NOA1 which I have received now?

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That's wrong. Sounds like they thought you already had a green card. You should send in the I-131 and I-765 with your receipt notice (NOA1), no fee.


Spouse-based AOS from out-of-status H-1B, May - Aug 2012

Removal of conditions, Aug - Nov 2014

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Hi guys,

I just got off the phone with USCIS and they said that I can't apply for the i-131 if it's a short term leaving the country. All I have to do is to goto the local immigration bureau and get a stamp in my passport. Does that sound wrong?

Although the weird thing is they don't know anything about my application and I had to tell them and read all my notices. Is that normal as well? Or do you think I should send in the 131 anyways with my NOA1 which I have received now?

That is wrong. Apply for AP and include the receipt from your I-485 (a copy). There is no stamp in your passport for a AOS-pending person.


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: China
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Actually, I have another question now.

For the Advanced Parole, my F visa is currently set to expire by the end of the year. I am planning on staying until Febraury before I need to leave.

When I come back, I won't have a visa, but only the advanced parole. That is okay right?

Or would I have needed an active F visa?

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Your F visa is useless at this point because it's a nonimmigrant visa and you've filed for adjustment to immigrant status. When you have advance parole, you don't need a visa.

If you're planning to travel in February, file the I-131 (and I-765) ASAP! It often takes 2-3 months to be processed and delivered. Don't leave the country without it (or at least without receiving the approval notice) or your adjustment of status application will be considered abandoned.


Spouse-based AOS from out-of-status H-1B, May - Aug 2012

Removal of conditions, Aug - Nov 2014

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Yes, your F1 is now dead, and you cannot leave and reenter the country until you get approved AP.


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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