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A few questions about the AOS and what happens after

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Forgive me if these questions have been (repeatedly) answered, I am terrible at searching on forums :blush:

My husband just filed for his AOS last week. He arrived on a K-1 visa. We didn't file the advanced parole because he has no true need to leave the US. We do want to plan a vacation back over in Great Britain to do a wedding reception for those who can make it, and we were wondering if anyone knows when he can leave and re-enter the US without needing advanced parole. Is it after the I-485 is approved? After he receives his greencard? We are in no rush, but we want to make sure we don't mess anything up and he winds up at customs & immigration unable to re-enter the US because we screwed up.

Also, when is he eligible to apply for a US passport? We don't know if he will need to use a UK or US passport to leave/re-enter when we do plan our wedding reception.

We already got caught in the lovely embassy server crash a few months ago that almost caused us to have to cancel our wedding and don't want any more delays or surprises :)

Thank you in advance!! Any other helpful general information about what to do after the AOS & AOS approval would be appreciated. I will keep digging around the forum.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Spain

If he didn't aplly for advance parole he has to wait until he has his green card. That's what AP is for to be able to travel before you have the green card that's why people apply for it in case of emergency or something weeding related, and it's free.

You can still aplly for it once you get the NOA make a copy and send with AP forms. It's free. Usually takes less than 90 days. Isn't bad to have. :) if you two arent in a rush then just wait until GC

About the American passport that's when he becomes a US citizen. Will happen for a few years so he will just use his UK passport to travel and at POE here in the states he will show his green card to be allowed in the country. ( that's why you need advance parole if not green card yet )

Good luck with all your process!!

Edited by IRIScv


---------------------------------- Pre I-130 ----------------------------------------

Feb- 25- 2009 - Met in Barcelona Spain thanks to a friend in common ???

11 visits in the next 5 years........ ????????????

Apr - 23 - 2014 - My last entry in the US to visit ✈️

Jul - 18 - 2014 - finally proposes and ask me to stay forever!!!! ❤️??

Jul- 20 - 2014 - I don't get in the flight back to Spain ( that means my ESTA will expire the next day )

Jul - 22 - 2014 - wedding ❤️??

---------------------------I-130, I-485, EAD, AP ----------------------------------

Sep- 12- 2014 - AOS sent to Chicago ?? ( delivered sept 15 )

Sep - 18 - 2014 - AOS texts/ emails received with case number ??

Sep- 19 - 2014 - checks cashed ?

Sep - 21 - 2014- hard copies of NOA received in the mail!!! ??

Sep - 26 - 2014- biometrics letter received!! Appointment for Oct 7

Sep - 30 - 2014 - succesful early walk in biometrics ??

Nov - 22 - 2014 - EAD/AP approved ?? ( 71 days )

Nov - 24 - 2014 - card in production

Dec - 1 - 2014 - card mailed ??

Dec - 3 - 2014 - Combo card received ??

Dec - 15 - 2014 - email received with interview date for Jan 15 2015! ??

Jan - 15 - 2015 - Approved!! ???? Here is our interview experience --> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/531853-aos-interview-from-esta-approved/

Jan - 24 - 2015 - Green card received

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He has only applied to be a permanent resident of the US. Once he gets approved, his greencard will say "resident since [date]". If he remains married to you, he is eligible for US citizenship three years after that date. If he does not remain married to you, he is eligible five years after his greencard date. It is very important that you understand he is not a US citizen or eligible for a passport. . If he ever claims to be or ticks any box on any form, application, social media, etc indicating he is a US citizen, then he will never be allowed citizenship.

England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted


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