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Is anyone having any issues trying to leave Philippines if you only have Advance Parole and not a greencard yet?

My wife heard of immigration in Philippines being confused by AP and looking at your US Visa and seeing it expired

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I know of a Filipina that did not just recently, had no issues, but there were a couple moments of confusion, even at POE as the agent had never seen an AP card. :lol:


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I know of a Filipina that did not just recently, had no issues, but there were a couple moments of confusion, even at POE as the agent had never seen an AP card. :lol:

How long have they being doing the AP or combo card?

It used to be a piece of paper they gave you for AP and EAD

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How long have they being doing the AP or combo card?

It used to be a piece of paper they gave you for AP and EAD

Don't know how long. I am betting since 9/11 many things that were simply pieces of paper have changed to something much harder to forge


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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Don't know how long. I am betting since 9/11 many things that were simply pieces of paper have changed to something much harder to forge

2008 was a piece of paper

I wonder if the AOS/AP combo cards or EAD Card with a picture on them are recent, Like in the last year or so....

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2008 was a piece of paper

I wonder if the AOS/AP combo cards or EAD Card with a picture on them are recent, Like in the last year or so....

USCIS to Issue Employment Authorization and Advance Parole Card for Adjustment of Status Applicants

February 11, 2011 USCIS made the announcement that the "Combo" would be available soon.

http://www.uscis.gov/news/uscis-issue-employment-authorization-and-advance-parole-card-adjustment-status-applicants


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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How long have they being doing the AP or combo card?

It used to be a piece of paper they gave you for AP and EAD

My wife got her combo card in 2012.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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Is anyone having any issues trying to leave Philippines if you only have Advance Parole and not a greencard yet?

My wife heard of immigration in Philippines being confused by AP and looking at your US Visa and seeing it expired

I traveled to the Philippines 2 months ago with the AP/combo card. Not too much problems leaving the Philippines. Like Hank said, the customs agent at LAX was not familiar with (or have never seen) the combo card and was asking that old paper with photo from me. Good thing I brought my AP NOA2 letter and that little glossy paper that the combo card was attached to. He said "Ah this I'm familiar with!".... Only then did they lead me into the office to get the form saying I was paroled back into the US. I think it took me about 40 mins to get cleared (and thats with the office being almost empty)


My K1 timeline (4 months/NO expedites): http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?cfl=0&id=163489

My AOS timeline (10 months):

08/16/2014 - Sent in AOS package

08/18/2014 - Delivered per USPS website

08/22/2014 - Text of receipt numbers received

08/27/2014 - NOA hard copies received (dated 08/19 and 08/21)

08/29/2014 - Notice date of Biometrics letter

09/11/2014 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

09/18/2014 - Biometrics completed at USCIS Raleigh, North Carolina

11/08/2014 - EAD / Travel Document approved and went to card production

11/19/2014 - Received EAD/AP combo card (dated 11/14/2014)

12/16/2014 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter dated 12/11/14

06/24/2015 - AOS approved! Card picked up by USPS KY for delivery

06/26/2015 - Received green card by mail (Yay I can rest for 2 years!)

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