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AP quicker way? AOS

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Hey everybody,

I have a question about the AP. My husband and I filed for my AOS on April 16th and I received an email on April 25th that they have received it and the check is cashed (of course that part is quick!!). (Btw does the 25th now count as NOA1 or when we receive it as a Hardcopy in the mail?)

Any way we would like to go to Germany in June, around the 16/17th and if I read it correctly the time between NOA1 and receiving of an AP is 59 days(average). Well that wouldn't be enough or cutting it REAL close (52 days)

It's my grandmothers 80s birthday and she has asked us if we would have another little wedding ceremony since she wasn't able to come to our wedding in the US. So she can see me in my dress and also my extended family will be there due to her birthday so we'd do it like on 2 days while everybody is in town.

Therefore it's not an emergency or anything for me to go...but I would really want to.

Is there any way to speed up the AP process? Or any other ideas?

Thanks guys!

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We did the same thing with AP - We counted the average and figured we would have it a little early. Boy were we wrong.

Do not expect that you will have AP in 60 days - that is actually quite fast, and furthermore, it takes about a week to be mailed to you. In other words, you aren't going to make it for June.

We tried an expedite; we contacted the congressman, we figured "it's just AP!" but nothing worked. It was like banging a head against a brick wall.

If your trip is in 52 days you will not make it. No way. Your AP won't be approved by then let alone in your hand. AP takes 90 days and to expect it sooner is going to lead to disappointment.


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8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

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An advice. Don't make travel plans until you have the AP in hand or you know it's been approved and its on the way. In my case it took me almost 3 months to receive it.

Edited by Chris & Isa

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Wow...that's terrible. What does one do if it is an emergency? Like a sick family member?

I currently am still employed at an airline and can just hop on a plane basically, therefore I don't need to make any set travel arrangements until I do have the AP.

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Wow...that's terrible. What does one do if it is an emergency? Like a sick family member?

I currently am still employed at an airline and can just hop on a plane basically, therefore I don't need to make any set travel arrangements until I do have the AP.

In case of emergencies, there is an option to apply for an emergency AP at your local USCIS office. Your situation does not qualify for an emergency though.


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