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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Romania
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Hey guys so we are waiting for our AP/EAD combo pack, but I want to make sure of something. When we do receive the AP card we went to go on our honeymoon since we want to go outside the U.S. Will we be questioned about "emergency use" or related to that? I don't want any trouble getting back in the US. Any advice?! Or did someone wait till their AP card came in to go on their honeymoon. What was your experience of this? Thanks!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from main AOS/Family-Based forum to the Working & Traveling forum. ***


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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This was my experience and may not reflect that of the others:

Went home so my husband and I could have a wedding celebration there because my family were not able to go to our wedding here. Used my AP. I brought my marriage certificate since I used my passport still with my maiden name. At POE (LAX) I was not even asked why I traveled out of the US, nor did they ask for the marriage certificate. They did ask who I traveled with.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Romania
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So I'm assuming that they won't question us if we went for an emergency purpose or not. AP is meant to travel outside the US and get back in at anytime no matter of the number of trips until green card arrives right? Im just trying to make sure that I have this right before making I make mistake.

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There's a possibility that they won't question you about the nature of your trip, like in my situation. I've heard of people here in VJ who went on non-emergency trips, like visiting family back home or short vacations. Personally I wouldn't make too many trips outside the US while on AOS. The AP is not a guarantee for re-entry, so I think It would best to keep the number of trips to a minimum.

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