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Hi, Everyone (again!)

I wanted to know if anyone would graciously share a successful statement for the advance parole request for business travel reasons. I am looking for a sample of a letter which actually resulted in receipt of advance parole. My fiance needs to travel for business purposes.

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*** Thread moved from General Immigration Discussion to main AOS/Family-Based forum -- topic involves applying for Advance Parole. ***

Edited by TBoneTX

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Hi, Everyone (again!)

I wanted to know if anyone would graciously share a successful statement for the advance parole request for business travel reasons. I am looking for a sample of a letter which actually resulted in receipt of advance parole. My fiance needs to travel for business purposes.

You will file for AP and the EAD when filing for AOS. There is no need to give an explanation as to why you want the AP when filing with the I-485.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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OP, please read again what Jay-Kay said.

I filed for AOS in September, received my EAD and AP at the beginning of December without including a statement of any kind. There are multiple posts on VJ confirming what Jay-Kay said.

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The I-131 form instructions specifically state you need to provide a statement warranting the issuance of advance parole. Does anyone have a sample of a statement from an application which was approved?

No, it does not. Please see page 4, 1 C. of the instructions: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-131instr.pdf

b. An explanation or other evidence showing the circumstances that warrant issuance of an advance parole document; OR

c. If you are an applicant for adjustment of status, a copy of a USCIS receipt as evidence that you filed the adjustment application

You are filing it with the I-485, so no need for a receipt either.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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