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How long does it take for my fiance to get a US passprt

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Laos
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Does anybody know how long it will take for my fiance to get an alien passport so we can travel out of country.

We are hoping for him to get here by late january 2015-februaury 2015.

And our trip is going to be in december 2015-january 2016

Will that be enough time for him to file all his necessary documents and get a passport or travel outside of the US

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Do you mean a US passport? He will not be eligible for US citizenship (and thereby a US passport) until he's been a permanent resident for 3 years (and married to you for that long too).

If you get married right away and file for AOS, along with the combo EAD/AP he can travel as soon as he receives the EAD/AP. EAD/AP should arrive within 90 days of applying.


I'm the USC petitioner.

Timeline:

10/06/2005 Met in Ireland while I was on a study abroad

03/15/2010 K-1 NOA1

05/27/2010 K-1 NOA2

09/10/2010 K-1 Interview

09/22/2010 POE

10/01/2010 Wedding

10/27/2010 AOS/EAD/AP NOA1s

12/22/2010 EAD/AP Approved

04/05/2011 AOS Approved - no interview

04/09/2011 Green Card received

01/24/2013 ROC NOA1

06/28/2013 ROC Approved - no interview

07/05/2013 10-year Green Card received

08/19/2014 N-400 NOA

12/06/2014 N-400 Interview

01/09/2014 Naturalization ceremony

My husband is now a US Citizen! Our journey is over!

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thanks.

So does that mean he will be able to apply for a passport (probably alien passport????) and we are

able to travel out of the country right.

They will not be applying for a new passport. They should be using their existing passport from their home country. If that passport has expired, then they need a new one (also from their home country). I'm not sure what you mean by "alien passport" but you will need to apply for AP/EAD to allow them to travel during Adjustment of Status. They cannot apply for a US passport for another three years.

Hope that makes sense. Good luck :)


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Laos
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SO even though he have became a permanent resident in my home state he is still able to use his country's passport and use it to travel.

Sorry for asking so much, because we want to solve this before purchasing tickets for the bahamas.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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No new passport. He uses his Laos passport until (years down the line) he is able to apply for US citizenship. He will need AP (Advance Parole) in order to be allowed to leave and return to the US while waiting for his green card. Once he has his green card he travels with that and, again, his Laos passport.

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I'm the USC petitioner.

Timeline:

10/06/2005 Met in Ireland while I was on a study abroad

03/15/2010 K-1 NOA1

05/27/2010 K-1 NOA2

09/10/2010 K-1 Interview

09/22/2010 POE

10/01/2010 Wedding

10/27/2010 AOS/EAD/AP NOA1s

12/22/2010 EAD/AP Approved

04/05/2011 AOS Approved - no interview

04/09/2011 Green Card received

01/24/2013 ROC NOA1

06/28/2013 ROC Approved - no interview

07/05/2013 10-year Green Card received

08/19/2014 N-400 NOA

12/06/2014 N-400 Interview

01/09/2014 Naturalization ceremony

My husband is now a US Citizen! Our journey is over!

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8PEOm5.png

 

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SO even though he have became a permanent resident in my home state he is still able to use his country's passport and use it to travel.

Sorry for asking so much, because we want to solve this before purchasing tickets for the bahamas.

Once he has advanced parole, yes. Also, when he has his green card, yes.

Then after three years he can apply for his own US passport, and if his home country allows, become a dual citizen (with a passport from each country).


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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You also need to check to see if he needs a visa for someone from his Country to where you are going, and apply for it before you travel.


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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

My Filipino wife has been here two years, and still using her Filipino passport in a recent trip we took. It expired last spring, and we had to travel to Philippines Outreach to get her passport re-newed, butt next time if all goes well, it will be a USA passport.

So travel on the Laos passport, as long as you have EAD/AP combo card, make sur the passport has not expired!

Good Luck!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Thailand
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with the dates you posted you will have no problem with receiving his I-131/I-765 combo card, (good for travel) which you will file for together with the I-485 AOS package, your fiancé will have to request a visa from a Bahamian embassy a couple of months before travel with at least 6 months validity left on his passport, a Laotian citizen requires a visa to enter the Bahamas.


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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with the dates you posted you will have no problem with receiving his I-131/I-765 combo card, (good for travel) which you will file for together with the I-485 AOS package, your fiancé will have to request a visa from a Bahamian embassy a couple of months before travel with at least 6 months validity left on his passport, a Laotian citizen requires a visa to enter the Bahamas.

If he has the green card by then, though, he will not need a visa. Just his Laotian passport and U.S. green card for trips of thirty days or less to the Bahamas. More info here.

OP, to echo what others have said. The U.S. won't issue any sort of refugee travel document to your fiancé since he is not eligible. Three years after getting the green card he is eligible for U.S. citizenship and thus a U.S. passport. In the meantime, after arriving in the U.S. he can travel abroad when he has the EAD/AP combo card (the work permit with advance parole, fill in forms I-130 and I-131) in hand, which may be two or three months after applying for AoS. Once he has the green card, he can even travel abroad to some countries where he would normally need a visa.

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