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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: China
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Hi guys,

I have a quick question regarding the advance parole.

Here is my situation.

I entered in the US based on K1 visa on Apr. 18, 2014. I got married on Jun. 17. My I94 expired on Jul. 16 and I filed AOS on Jul. 24; got the NOA two weeks after filing AOS.

I requested expediting my EAD and got it approved after 34 days of filing AOS. Then I received a EAD and AP combo card from USCIS.

My questions are:

1. I assume that if I received the EAD & AP combo card, it means my AP got approved, but why in the USCIS system, still shows that I131 is on initial review stage? Do you have the similar experience? I attached the screenshot for your reference

2. I'm planning to go back to China on Feb. Can I travel use the AP? Is there any risk at the point of entry based on the fact that I filed the AOS after I94 expired which means I was out of status in the US.

I know this is might be a silly question, but I just want to make sure that I still can come back :P

Thanks so much!

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Hi guys,

I have a quick question regarding the advance parole.

Here is my situation.

I entered in the US based on K1 visa on Apr. 18, 2014. I got married on Jun. 17. My I94 expired on Jul. 16 and I filed AOS on Jul. 24; got the NOA two weeks after filing AOS.

I requested expediting my EAD and got it approved after 34 days of filing AOS. Then I received a EAD and AP combo card from USCIS.

My questions are:

1. I assume that if I received the EAD & AP combo card, it means my AP got approved, but why in the USCIS system, still shows that I131 is on initial review stage? If it says at the bottom of the Card that it serves as Advance Parole than YES. Do you have the similar experience? I attached the screenshot for your reference

2. I'm planning to go back to China on Feb. Can I travel use the AP? Yes, however, as per USCIS, "the document does not entitle you to be paroled into the United States; a separate discretionary decision on a request for parole will be made when you arrive at a port-of-entry upon your return.

It is supposed to be used for emergency purposes while you are pending AOS, but some people have used it for normal travel without an issue, however I've read that some had a hard time returning using AP, but in most cases it was while crossing the border by land.

Is there any risk at the point of entry based on the fact that I filed the AOS after I94 expired which means I was out of status in the US.

I know this is might be a silly question, but I just want to make sure that I still can come back :P

Thanks so much!


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Filed: Country: Mexico
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Yes, you can use the AP, and it does not have to be an emergency to do so.

They don't tend to change the AP status online because it is a combo card and they change the status for the EAD and let you know about card production and mailing it to you. If they updated both that way, it could confuse people into thinking they were receiving 2 cards.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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It just means they haven't bothered to update the status for the i131 process.

If you have your EAD/AP then you have it and can use it.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: China
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Yes, you can use the AP, and it does not have to be an emergency to do so.

They don't tend to change the AP status online because it is a combo card and they change the status for the EAD and let you know about card production and mailing it to you. If they updated both that way, it could confuse people into thinking they were receiving 2 cards.

Thanks for your reply. That makes sense. I just got all worried that I maybe inadmissible back because I filed AOS after 90 days.

It just means they haven't bothered to update the status for the i131 process.

If you have your EAD/AP then you have it and can use it.

Thanks :) It's helpful.

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:time: It helps everyone that uses, or is helped by the forum.

I will add it soon.

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