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Hello Everyone,

Me and my Wife had a very small wedding at the city hall when she came over. She has a big family back overseas and we have scheduled to have a wedding there at church and with all her family. The thing is that everything is set up and ready to go, we will be married in front of God on July 18th. Her AOS documents are being processed at the moment, so we will need to file for Advance Parole. What shocks me is that the average processing time is 90 days, which is too late for us.

I may have gotten myself into some trouble, I know I should have applied for Advance Parole sooner, but its too late now.

There is an expedited process though, if you qualify. Do you think USCIS will accept an expedited/emergency advance parole application in our case?

We have gotten a letter from the church pastor saying that we have a wedding at a specified date. I am currently getting it translated.

Is there anything else I can do to help myself out in this situation?

Thank you guys,

Igor and Anna

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You have to prove why your case should be expedited, the USCIS website gives you reason why it can be and you must meet one of these requirements. You can give it a go but...............

All expedite requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and are granted at the discretion of the Director. The burden is on the applicant or petitioner to demonstrate that one or more of the expedite criteria have been met.

http://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria

You can make an expedite request by contacting the National Customer Service Center (NCSC) at 1-800-375-5283. The NCSC will take a “service request” and forward your expedite request to the office with jurisdiction over the application or petition. You also have the options of 1). visiting your local office by scheduling an InfoPass appointment or 2). writing a letter to the local office or service center.


Adjustment of Status (AOS) Followed by Removal of Conditions (ROC)

 

03-13-2015: AOS Packet Mailed to Chicago Lockbox Facility via USPS

03-14-2015: Arrived at Post Office Chicago, IL

03-17-2015: AOS Packet received by USCIS

03-23-2015: Text/ Email Notification: Notice of Acceptance

03-28-2015: NOA1 for AOS, AP & EAD received in the mail

04-03-2015: Notice of Appointment for Biometrics on the 14th of April at 9 a.m arrived with lawyer

04-07-2015: Notice of Appointment for Biometrics on the 14th of April at 9 a.m arrived at my address (lot slower)

04-06-2015: Early walk in for Biometrics complete 6th April, walked in at 3pm and spoke with the centre manager

05-14-2015: Expedite request made

05-15-2015: USCIS site says expedite complete but no change.

06-01-2015: Case enquiry opened with USCIS as its passed 75 days.

06-02-2015: EAD/AP card in production and to be distributed.

06-05-2014: Hard copy notice to say EAD approved.

06-08-2015: EAD Card arrived in the mail.

08-25-2015: 161 Days since filing and no interview date.

01-12-2016: 300 Days since filingand no interview date.

02-24-2016: Case scheduled for Interview March 26th 2016 (347 days after filing and will be well over a year come interview date).

04-02-2016: GREEN CARD ARRIVED.
01-02-2018: ROC I-751 package sent
01-03-2018: I-751 signed for in California 
01-08-2018: NOA-1 Received (1 year Extension Letter)

 

 

 

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Delay the wedding, you might get AP by then but pushing it.


“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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Hello Everyone,

Me and my Wife had a very small wedding at the city hall when she came over. She has a big family back overseas and we have scheduled to have a wedding there at church and with all her family. The thing is that everything is set up and ready to go, we will be married in front of God on July 18th. Her AOS documents are being processed at the moment, so we will need to file for Advance Parole. What shocks me is that the average processing time is 90 days, which is too late for us.

I may have gotten myself into some trouble, I know I should have applied for Advance Parole sooner, but its too late now.

There is an expedited process though, if you qualify. Do you think USCIS will accept an expedited/emergency advance parole application in our case?

We have gotten a letter from the church pastor saying that we have a wedding at a specified date. I am currently getting it translated.

Is there anything else I can do to help myself out in this situation?

Thank you guys,

Igor and Anna

I highly doubt that in this given case USCIS would expedite your wife's AP. Concentrate on AOS for now and once she has her AP or green card you two can have a big wedding in her country.

Edited by YouAndMeForever

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I doubt it.


Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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I doubt you will even get an expedite processed within that time frame. I would be betting on the fact that you will not get your AP before you need to leave.

Your AOS is the most important thing to be focusing on right now.


My AOS Journey

11/11/14 - POE

12/12/14 - Married

12/15/14 - AOS/EAD Submitted

12/22/14 - NOA 1

01/13/15 - Biometrics

03/20/15 - Notice Of Potential Interview Waiver Received - 6 Month Delay

09/21/15 - NPIW Expired

10/16/15 - Service Request 1 submitted - Local office past my case

10/17/15 - Service Request Response - Currently being adjudicated, No timeline. Please wait

10/19/15 - Contacted Local Congressman. Request Submitted

11/19/15 - Response from congressman. Currently being adjudicated. Please wait. No Timeline

11/27/15 - Letter from Local Field office requesting missing I-693.

12/21/15 - Infopass Appointment regarding notice - I-693 not required for K1 Visa. Officer stated he would request local officer to contact me

12/22/15 - 1 Year since NOA 1

01/06/16 - Service request 2 submitted

01/19/16 - Interview Appointment Received

02/09/16 - Interview - APPROVED

02/12/16 - Green Card In Hand

12/26/17 - ROC Submitted

01/08/18 - ROC NOA1 Recieved

 

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When did you file AOS? Have you done biometrics?

I filed AOS and EAD but not AP. After a month I decided that AP could be good to have and filed for it. I included my NOA1 for AOS and my stamped biometrics appointment letter with the rest of the required documents and I got approved in 20 days. Did not expedite or call at all. So if you file now you might get it before you leave the country.


POE: LAX January 29th 2015 on K1 status

2/14/2015 - Married

2/26/2015 - AOS package sent via USPS

2/28/2015 - Package delivered according to USPS website

3/02/2015 - Package was received according to USCIS

3/05/2015 - Received NOA1 over text message and email

3/05/2015 - Checks cashed

3/09/2015 - NOA1 hard copy received in the mail

3/14/2015 - Received biometrics appointment letter for 3/27/2015

3/16/2015 - Biometrics done (successful walk in)

4/06/2015 - received RFE

4/10/2015 - RFE received at USCIS

4/20/2015 - AP approved

5/13/2015 - EAD approved

7/20/2015 - Interview scheduled for Aug 25th

8/25/2015 - Interview approved, card ordered

9/04/2015 - GC in hand

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Send that AP application asap and then when everything is in their systems, make an infopass appointment and bring all the proof you have. It HAS happened that some people got approved for emergency AP for weddings but dont get your hopes up. Be prepared with Plan B moving the wedding day) as this is more likely to happen.

Here are some positive threads:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/48490-if-you-need-expedited-advance-parole/

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/300817-emergency-advance-parole-stories/

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/59963-emergency-advanced-parole-approved/

I am really hoping it works out for you.


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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Thanks for your Input guys!

I'm going to try to do everything I can to push it through, my wife is in tears because of this so I just must get that advance parole.

Here is my plan:

-Schedule and Infopass appointment to talk to a rep, try to get an expedited advance parole

-If not granted, I will file for advance parole

-Make more infopass appointments and see if I can get advance parole expedited.

Also I have read that some people left the country during the processing of their advance parole, when coming back they usually had the advance parole done and just shipped it overseas to the applicant so they can reenter the US with it. I this is probably not allowed correct?

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Also I have read that some people left the country during the processing of their advance parole, when coming back they usually had the advance parole done and just shipped it overseas to the applicant so they can reenter the US with it. I this is probably not allowed correct?

That's what I was going to suggest.


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They will know you/your wife departed before having AP approved. That would be very risky to do in my opinion. Most likely you will have to move the date of the wedding. Like others said, Immigration dont work around your plans. You have to adapte your plans to immigration timelines. Sad but true.

File for Advance Parole (that can takes between 1 and 3 months to get approved). I would move the wedding date for later.

Dont leave the country before AP in hand. By the way, did you apply for EAD when you did AOS?

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If you could do us the favor and fill out your timeline and update your local CIS office that might help. I filed for AOS at the end of February and expect to hear from them in the next week hopefully for AP. By my count you have 70 days for them to receive and process your AP w/o expedite. If your case is similar to Washburn (AOS NOA1 received and Biometrics done), I'd get my AP sent in today. Who knows, maybe it will get connected to your EAD processing and your wait will only be 45 days.


K-1 from Haiti - NOA1: 5/27/2014; NOA2: 7/8 USCIS never updated to say that it was sent to the NVC (just in case you're as concerned about your status not updating as I was about mine)
NVC Case Number Received: 7/31; Left NVC: 8/1 - tracked via DHL website; CEAC Status - Ready: 8/7; Packet 3 Received: 9/5 - Beneficiary received packet / Medical Completed: 9/19;
DS-160 Submitted: 9/22 - (CEAC date updated); Packet 3 Submitted: 9/26; Packet 4 Received: 10/24; Interview Date: 11/6 @ 7 am Interview Result: Approved!
CEAC Status Issued: 11/10; USTraveldocs.com finally acknowledged Fiance's passport actually in their system: 11/20; Passport Received: 11/21;

POE: 11/23/2014; Wedding: 2/14/2015

AOS/EAD/AP Filed: 2/21/2015;

USCIS EAD & AP received: 2/25; USCIS AOS received: 2/27; Received NOA1s in mail: 3/5; Biometrics: 3/26; EAD/AP Card in Production: 5/11; EAD/AP Card Mailed: 5/1; EAD/AP Card Received 5/19; NPIW Letter dated: 6/11/15; Green card Approved: 10/1/15;

Green card Received: 10/7/15

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