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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Hey guys,

I know I won't be able to leave the States before getting all the proper documents (I will apply for the AP for traveling), however I was just wondering if right after the wedding we could travel to Puerto Rico since it's US Territory. Can it be a problem to me since they can consider I am resigning my 129F Petition?

I guess a cruise to the Bahamas would actually be more complicated even though I have no idea how's the passport control at the Port (We would leave from Miami Port).

Thanks y'all!

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Filed: Country: Monaco
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So long as you fly nonstop from the mainland to PR you will be ok. Have your passport handy for it is common for ICE to be present at the gates in PR for flights bound to the mainland. Until you have your AP on hand you shouldn't leave the US otherwise you won't be able to return.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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A cruise is problematic. Going to the Bahamas is leaving the US so it would be a bad idea if you plan to return to the US. Even if you choose a cruise where the ship may not plan on entering foreign territory or docking outside of the US, 'stuff' happens and the ship may end up having to dock outside of US territory for repairs or bad weather or other unexpected situations - which means that you would have left the US and will not be allowed to re-enter. As John R. mentioned, flying to Puerto Rico on a non-stop flight would mean you haven't left the US (it would be the same thing as flying to Hawaii), and you would be able to return to the continental US without a problem as long as you have proof of your valid I-129f status in your passport to show that you are not a foreign national trying to enter mainland US via this route.


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Have with you a copy of your I-94 since K-1 visa on your passport is expired when you enter the US. Keep in mind that, although most people have returned succesfully, AP is supposed to be used in case of needing to travel on an emergency, there have been some that were given a hard time when returning using AP


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11 Feb 2014: Visa APPROVED!

20 May 2014: Wedding!

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31 Jul 2014: Mailed AOS Packet

12 Feb 2015: AOS Interview - Approved

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Thanks guys!! I will wait for my AP tho and look for another destination within the States!! :)

Puerto Rico is the U.S. and non-stop flights from and to the mainland U.S. are just like any other domestic flights. Like others have said, travel with your passport and I-94 wherever you go.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Thailand
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once you have you`re EAD/AP combo card, you can travel to any country that allows you entry with you`re Brazilian passport and then you re-enter U.S. using the U.S. issued combo card. AP while adjusting status (AOS) from K-1 visa is NOT only for emergency use, vacation travel is fine.


9/16/2013-I-129-F Petition Rec`d-(Dallas lockbox, transfered to CSC)
9/19/2013-Notice Date- NOA-1
10/1/2013-Notice Date- NOA-2-I-129-F Petition Approved!
11/1/2013-NVC Rec`d I-129-F Petition
11/14/2013- U.S.Consulate- BKK Rec`d I-129-F
11/23/2013-Rec`d Packet 3
12/1/2013-Medical Exam
12/9/2013-Packet 3 sent to U.S. Consulate-BKK
12/16/2013-Rec`d Packet 4
1/22/2014-Interview/Approved!
1/25/2014-Rec`d Visa/Passport (Korat)

4/30/2014-POE-Chicago-O`Hare
5/1/2014-Successful S.S.# Application(Chicago office)Marriage License(Cook County)
5/2/2014-Married!
5/16/2014-AOS,I-765,I-131 package received by U.S.C.I.S.
5/19/2014-Notice Date- NOA-1`s
5/23/2014-Rec`d Biometrics Appointment Notice
5/30/2014-Early Biometrics(Chicago location)
7/26/2014-I-765 and I-131 Approved (card production)
8/01/2014-Rec`d Combo Card
9/10/2014-Rec`d Potential Interview Waiver Letter
3/20/2015-Filed form with CIS Ombudsman requesting assistance with AOS.
3/21/2015-Rec`d case# from Ombudsman.
4/03/2015-Sent I-765/I-131 renewal documents to U.S.C.I.S.
4/9/2015- NOA Notice Dates-I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/10/2015-NOA Notice Date-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/27/2015-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.

5/22/2015-Rec`d RFE for expired Medical Exam.

5/23/2015-Rec`d Renewal Combo Card.

6/8/2015-Updated I-693 Medical Exam sent to U.S.C.I.S. (New York office)

6/20/2015-Rec`d Welcome Letter.

6/24/2015-Rec`d Green Card via U.S.P.S.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Thanks guys!! I will wait for my AP tho and look for another destination within the States!! :)

This is by far the safest plan.

Until you have your green card, keep a copy of your marriage certificate with you at all times. We found that this was crucial when the wife traveled on AP, and when we encountered inland CBP checkpoints.


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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