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Hello, My husband's conditional greencard expires in August. We would like to take a vacation after that point and before he would most likely get his new 10 year greencard. Initially, I thought we would have to apply for advanced parole which I've recieved mixed messages on whether or not that can be used for vacation. However - now I think we can just take the NOA 1 from the i-751 which extends the greencard for another year. Is that correct? You can just take the NOA, expired greencard, passport and you are good to go? If that is the case - why would anyone ever apply for advanced parole? On the Visa Journey timelines they list the I - 131 as though it is a normal part of the process but it doesn't seem like it is necessary.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Ive not looked at the guides on ROC yet, but are you not mixing up ROC and AOS.

I've only witnessed those applying for AP with AOS not ROC.


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We traveled internationally and I was able to get back into the country with my expired GC, passport and the extension letter before RoC. Actually, I took my biometrics appointment as well and produced it when asked when my 10-year green card was coming. We had almost zero hassles.


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When filing for AOS, before becoming a permanent resident, people need the AP to re-enter the US while waiting for their green cards to be approved. The I-131 is a normal part of filing for AOS. You file the I-765 and I-131 at the same time as the I-485, and you will receive an EAD/AP combo card that allows you to work and re-enter the US. The I-131 is not part of the ROC process.

AP is not needed by green card holders. You are a permanent resident and can travel abroad and re-enter using the green card. If you will be out of the country for long periods of time, then you would file for a re-entry permit(which is also the I-131), not AP. Just to travel normally though, re-entry permit is not needed. When filing for ROC, your receipt notice is an extension of the green card for a year. You can re-enter the US using the expired green card along with that extension letter.


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When filing for AOS, before becoming a permanent resident, people need the AP to re-enter the US while waiting for their green cards to be approved. The I-131 is a normal part of filing for AOS. You file the I-765 and I-131 at the same time as the I-485, and you will receive an EAD/AP combo card that allows you to work and re-enter the US. The I-131 is not part of the ROC process.

One can apply for AP during AOS for a non-specific trip, right? My fiance may need to visit back home for his father's bad health, but we would like to be able to visit places like India and Switzerland if we get the chance. Must we be specific with the countries and/or dates of visit or are they flexible with the visits?


K-1 fiance visa journey ~ Our Beginning ~

 

July 22, 2014 - First connection through website ** March 4, 2015 - First meeting in person in a third country (first visa stress!) ** March 18, 2015 - Sent Form I-129F ** March 19, 2015 - Received by Dallas Lockbox at 8:09 AM CST ** March 24, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 9:04 PM CST - NOA1 ** April 7, 2015 - Received USCIS approval confirmation text and e-mail at 9:30 PM CST - NOA2 ** April 24, 2015 - Called NVC and confirmed receipt ** April 25, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In NVC' ** April 29, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In Transit' ** May 5, 2015 - Petition arrived at embassy - 'Ready' status ** June 14, 2015 - Received Packet 3 and 4 (Interview and document list combined) ** June 29, 2015 - Medical exam ** July 7, 2015 - Embassy interview!!...then...CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Administrative Processing' ** August 4, 2015 - Received call from US Embassy to drop off his passport!! ** September 3, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Ready' and Nonimmigrant!!!!!!! TOMORROW!.....no...still waiting... ** October 13, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting 'Administrative Processing' ** October 15, 2015 - CEAC.GOV now says 'Issued' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 10, 2015 - Dallas POE! He's here ** November 16, 2015 - Our marriage :)

Adjustment of Status journey ~ ROC Date December 21, 2017 ~

 

December 9, 2015 - Mailed AOS package (Day 0) ** December 10, 2015 - Received by Chicago Lockbox at 1:06 PM CST (Day 1) ** December 14, 2015 - Initiated county name change petition ** December 22, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 11:34 PM CST - NOA (Day 13) ** January 4, 2016 - Additional information delivered to NBC at 10:10 AM CST (Day 26) ** January 11, 2016 - Fingerprint fee accepted for Form I-485 (Day 33) ** January 19, 2016 - Received Selective Service registration card ** January 20, 2016 - Service request initiated and completed for biometric appointment (Day 42) ** January 23, 2016 - Received biometric letter dated January 16, 2016 (Day 45) ** February 5, 2016 - Biometric appointment (Day 58) ** February 19, 2016 - Request for Initial Evidence for EAD/AP (Day 72) ** February 25, 2016 - Received RFIE (Day 78) ** February 26, 2016 - Mailed response to RFIE (Day 79) ** February 29, 2016 - Response to RFE delivered to NBC at 11:06 AM CST (Day 82) ** March 3, 2016 - EAD status update to RFE response received March 1, 2016 (Day 85) ** March 4, 2016 - EAD/AP approved/card being produced (Day 86) ** March 9, 2016 - EAD/AP card mailed (Day 91) ** March 12, 2016 - EAD/AP received (Day 94) ** March 21, 2016 - GC approved/card being produced (Day 103) ** March 24, 2016 - GC mailed and name change completed (should have been February 4, 2016...) (Day 106) ** March 26, 2016 - Conditional GC received (Day 108)

Removal of Conditions journey ~ USC Date December 21, 2018 ~

Spoiler

December 21, 2017 - Mailed ROC package (Day 0) ** December 26, 2017 - Received by Laguna Niguel Lockbox at 12:40 PM CST (Day 1) ** January 2, 2018 - Check cashed (Day 7) ** January 6, 2018 - Received NOA1 dated December 26, 2017 (Day 11) ** February 13, 2018 - Service request initiated for biometric appointment (Day 49) ** February 23, 2018 - Received service request letter response dated January 19, 2018 instructing us to wait (Day 59) ** March 5, 2018 - Case Received at Local Office (Day 69) ** June 15, 2018 - Case Transferred to Another Office (Day 171) ** June 18, 2018 - Case Transferred and New Office Has Jurisdiction (Day 174) ** August 24, 2018 - Rec'd extended NOA1 dated August 18, 2018 (Day 241) ** October 22, 2018 - Rec'd corrected extended NOA1 dated October 16, 2018 (Day 299) **

 
 

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One can apply for AP during AOS for a non-specific trip, right? My fiance may need to visit back home for his father's bad health, but we would like to be able to visit places like India and Switzerland if we get the chance. Must we be specific with the countries and/or dates of visit or are they flexible with the visits?

When your fiance does his AOS, he has to also apply for the AP (i131) and the EAD (the employment document) along with AOS so they will send him a combo card AP-EAD within 1 - 3 months from the moment he sent his papers. You dont need to specify which country/ies you will be visiting if you dont know for sure, you can do it if you want to but it's not mandatory . The purpose of AP is so you can travel while your AOS is pending.

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One can apply for AP during AOS for a non-specific trip, right? My fiance may need to visit back home for his father's bad health, but we would like to be able to visit places like India and Switzerland if we get the chance. Must we be specific with the countries and/or dates of visit or are they flexible with the visits?

You don't need to be country specific. My wife (Filipina) and I just got back from a trip to Malaysia, Thailand and China. No questions were asked why we went where we went. We did have to a secondary inspection (basically passport was taken, and they stamped something about AP on the back page).

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One can apply for AP during AOS for a non-specific trip, right? My fiance may need to visit back home for his father's bad health, but we would like to be able to visit places like India and Switzerland if we get the chance. Must we be specific with the countries and/or dates of visit or are they flexible with the visits?

No reason needed for an adjustment applicant to receive and use AP. There is no place on the I-131 for an adjustment applicant to list a reason or countries they are visiting. You do not fill out Part 4. You skip from the bottom of page 2 to Part 7, as it tells you on the form. You also do not need to include a statement giving a reason or explanation.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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No reason needed for an adjustment applicant to receive and use AP. There is no place on the I-131 for an adjustment applicant to list a reason or countries they are visiting. You do not fill out Part 4. You skip from the bottom of page 2 to Part 7, as it tells you on the form. You also do not need to include a statement giving a reason or explanation.

Gotcha. Now I just looked up Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). I missed that the first time, so now I know.

Thank you all!!!


K-1 fiance visa journey ~ Our Beginning ~

 

July 22, 2014 - First connection through website ** March 4, 2015 - First meeting in person in a third country (first visa stress!) ** March 18, 2015 - Sent Form I-129F ** March 19, 2015 - Received by Dallas Lockbox at 8:09 AM CST ** March 24, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 9:04 PM CST - NOA1 ** April 7, 2015 - Received USCIS approval confirmation text and e-mail at 9:30 PM CST - NOA2 ** April 24, 2015 - Called NVC and confirmed receipt ** April 25, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In NVC' ** April 29, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'In Transit' ** May 5, 2015 - Petition arrived at embassy - 'Ready' status ** June 14, 2015 - Received Packet 3 and 4 (Interview and document list combined) ** June 29, 2015 - Medical exam ** July 7, 2015 - Embassy interview!!...then...CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Administrative Processing' ** August 4, 2015 - Received call from US Embassy to drop off his passport!! ** September 3, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting embassy number as 'Ready' and Nonimmigrant!!!!!!! TOMORROW!.....no...still waiting... ** October 13, 2015 - CEAC.GOV reflecting 'Administrative Processing' ** October 15, 2015 - CEAC.GOV now says 'Issued' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 10, 2015 - Dallas POE! He's here ** November 16, 2015 - Our marriage :)

Adjustment of Status journey ~ ROC Date December 21, 2017 ~

 

December 9, 2015 - Mailed AOS package (Day 0) ** December 10, 2015 - Received by Chicago Lockbox at 1:06 PM CST (Day 1) ** December 14, 2015 - Initiated county name change petition ** December 22, 2015 - Received USCIS receipt confirmation text and e-mail at 11:34 PM CST - NOA (Day 13) ** January 4, 2016 - Additional information delivered to NBC at 10:10 AM CST (Day 26) ** January 11, 2016 - Fingerprint fee accepted for Form I-485 (Day 33) ** January 19, 2016 - Received Selective Service registration card ** January 20, 2016 - Service request initiated and completed for biometric appointment (Day 42) ** January 23, 2016 - Received biometric letter dated January 16, 2016 (Day 45) ** February 5, 2016 - Biometric appointment (Day 58) ** February 19, 2016 - Request for Initial Evidence for EAD/AP (Day 72) ** February 25, 2016 - Received RFIE (Day 78) ** February 26, 2016 - Mailed response to RFIE (Day 79) ** February 29, 2016 - Response to RFE delivered to NBC at 11:06 AM CST (Day 82) ** March 3, 2016 - EAD status update to RFE response received March 1, 2016 (Day 85) ** March 4, 2016 - EAD/AP approved/card being produced (Day 86) ** March 9, 2016 - EAD/AP card mailed (Day 91) ** March 12, 2016 - EAD/AP received (Day 94) ** March 21, 2016 - GC approved/card being produced (Day 103) ** March 24, 2016 - GC mailed and name change completed (should have been February 4, 2016...) (Day 106) ** March 26, 2016 - Conditional GC received (Day 108)

Removal of Conditions journey ~ USC Date December 21, 2018 ~

Spoiler

December 21, 2017 - Mailed ROC package (Day 0) ** December 26, 2017 - Received by Laguna Niguel Lockbox at 12:40 PM CST (Day 1) ** January 2, 2018 - Check cashed (Day 7) ** January 6, 2018 - Received NOA1 dated December 26, 2017 (Day 11) ** February 13, 2018 - Service request initiated for biometric appointment (Day 49) ** February 23, 2018 - Received service request letter response dated January 19, 2018 instructing us to wait (Day 59) ** March 5, 2018 - Case Received at Local Office (Day 69) ** June 15, 2018 - Case Transferred to Another Office (Day 171) ** June 18, 2018 - Case Transferred and New Office Has Jurisdiction (Day 174) ** August 24, 2018 - Rec'd extended NOA1 dated August 18, 2018 (Day 241) ** October 22, 2018 - Rec'd corrected extended NOA1 dated October 16, 2018 (Day 299) **

 
 

Citizenship Naturalization journey ~ Our Future and Freedom ~

 

Just staging...

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