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Question about travel before green card.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Thailand
Timeline

First, for anyone wondering about this, we returned in Sept. from a one month trip to Thailand with combo card, no interview or problems at POE (O'Hare) EXCEPT the almost 2 hour wait for songsang to receive her passport and combo card back from BP...we have since learned that this is a one time only occurrence and any subsequent re-entries do not require a secondary inspection.

Our question....we are planning for her to go to Thailand early December, I will go to Thailand in January (for our ceremonial wedding) and we will return to Chicago the end of February. We received an interview waiver letter Sept.10...we understand if I receive an interview appt. while she is in Thailand that we will have to change plans and flights to get her home for the interview...but....Scenario 1-what if I receive her green card in Chicago while she is gone, do I just bring it to Thailand with me, no problem at POE? Scenario 2-what if her green card arrives in Chicago while we are both in Thailand...any potential POE problems? thx... stevie n songsang


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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First thing is you will go to secondary immigration for subsequent entries on AP, I used AP 4 or 5 times and always went to secondary, allbeit for 10- 15 mins or so. You're supposed to, they're not supposed to let you in on AP without them taking you there.

If the GC arrives while you are still in the US then just bring it with you, I see no problem there. Not sure about if it has been issued and you dont have it, probably OK as long as AP is still valid and you just tell them it's (GC) waiting for you at home.

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