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HELP- F1 holder applied marriage green card. Just got RFE for I-131, Advance Parole, due to departure of US prior to approval of I131 which i didn't!

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Filed: F-1 Visa Country: Taiwan
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Hello everyone!

I am a F1 student visa holder and my visa expires in may 2015. Got married in July 2014 and sent out all the documents and form i485, i130 and i131 on September 2014. Got a notification for Finger Prints on 10/10 and went to get the biometrics taken on 10/21 as scheduled. Received a RFE for i485 on 10/20 and sent back all the documents they asked for on 10/24.

On 12/5 I received a RFE for I131 saying that USCIS is unable to complete the processing of my application for advance parole because I departed prior to the approval of Advance Parole which it never happened.

My husband and I initially planned to travel overseas to Asia for a honeymoon. Airline tickets were booked and purchased but were ultimately cancelled once we learned that we could not leave the country. Instead, we decided to take a trip to Puerto Rico, which we first confirmed with a USCIS employee was not considered traveling out of the U.S., before booking the flight.
Now, I am very worried about not being able to obtain my advance parole. I can provide my Puerto Rico boarding pass and the hotel booking record that I didn't leave the country. and also my passport pages to prove that I didn't leave the US since traveling to Puerto Rico didn't require me to show my passport so I assume it's considered domestic flight.
Can someone please help me with this issue? What is the best method to explain and clarify our situation to the USCIS?
I would be very appreciated if anyone could give me some advice. Thank you very much!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Most likely they had you down as going to Asia.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Filed: F-1 Visa Country: Taiwan
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Thank you guys! So what do I do to clarify the situation? Also, does anyone know if traveling to Puerto Rico is considered internationally or domestic? Please let me know if anyone has an answer! Thank you so much!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Follow the advice provided in the referenced thread. Puerto Rico is a US territory.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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