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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom

Hi all,

So yesterday I received my EAD/AP card in the mail. Success!

I managed go get it expedited because I had a job offer & my mother is sick back in the UK.

Now, I plan to go visit my mum, but that's going to happen until around Christmas time, because my wife cannot take holidays until then, & also with starting a new job, I also can't take vacation straight away.

We plan on being out the country for 10 days during which time my mum will be undergoing treatment (which is the reason for me going to the UK)but also I will be able to support her and my dad.

Does anyone see any issues with this? Will it be a problem at re-entry?

Aside from the EAD and I-94, what else is required, documentation wise?


Edited by Mbrennan

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Just your EAD and passport. No need for the I-94.

Just so you're prepared, if you are flying back into O'Hare, they will most likely pull you into secondary inspection when entering on the EAD. They did this to my husband last year (you could tell the guy thought it was somewhat silly but required). They let me go with him....we sat in a room for about half an hour while they ran everything. Handed him back his passport and EAD no questions asked. Not a big deal, but something we weren't expecting.

If you have your EAD, you have no need to worry about a 10 day trip.

K1 Visa Process AOS Process

Mar 18 2013: I-129F mailed to CSC Nov 15 2013: I-485 with EAD/AP filed at Chicago Lockbox

Sept 19 2013: Interview - Approved!! Jan 25 2014: EAD/AP Card Received

Oct 6 2013: POE - Chicago O'Hare June 2 2014: Permanent Resident Card Received!

Oct 27 2013: Wedding!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia

The purpose of the AP is to be able to travel. I am not sure what problems you are anticipating.

5/2/14 - Marriage to USC (Australian citizen on E-3 visa)

6/20/14 (Day 0): AOS package received at Chicago Lockbox
6/24/14 (Day 4): Text notification of receipt (I-130, I-131 and I-765 "Initial Review", I-485 "Accepted")
6/30/14 (Day 10): Received NOAs and biometrics notice for 7/24
7/7/14 (Day 17): Walk-in biometrics at Pittsburgh ASC
7/30/14 (Day 40): Email update: I-485 has moved to "Testing and Interview" stage

8/20/13 (Day 61): Text notification: I-131 and I-765 approved, "Card Production" status

8/28/14 (Day 69): Text notification: EAD/AP card mailed

8/29/14 (Day 70): EAD/AP card received

9/10/14 (Day 82): Text msg of case update - interview date notice mailed

10/16/14 (Day 118): Interview - approved. Text update of "card production" status
10/20/14 (Day 122): Received welcome letter

10/23/14 (Day 125): Received green card

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