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Examples of successful AP expedite due to work travel

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Anyone have been successful in expediting AP to travel for work purposes?

We submitted our AOS in early May w/ AP, and then submitted an AP expedite request (he needs to go to Australia in early July for some collaboration with colleagues and I am travelling with him) mid last week. Yesterday we got a letter asking for evidence to support severe financial loss (our expedite reason) - I have printouts for the travel arrangements and letter from the University he will be visiting, but all of a sudden I feel like it might not be enough...

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So, to be clear, the US citizen is traveling and you, the immigrant want to tag along?

And you claimed 'severe' financial loss?

Quick question - where is the severity?

good luck - I hope you get your expedite


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
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Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

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HI canadian_wife! Thank you for replying to my post.

Vice versa, I am the US Citizen, my husband has J-1, we currently adjusting his status. I frequently travel with him when he travels for work. The financial loss is all the expenses for the planned travel - plane tickets, etc.

I guess the question is ultimately what is "severe" in the eyes of USCIS. Would be nice if they provided some guidance.

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My concern is that you planned and paid for the trip prior to USCIS approval for AP right? That does not sound like severe loss, it sounds like poor planning.

I'm just asking you to be clear on the severity, that is what they are asking for right? So aside from the poor planning, how does impact your family financially?

good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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people in warzones can't get expedites.

Hi hanniel, I am not surprised at that at all, sadly.

However, I've seen a few posts where people got expedited AP for business reasons, like this one:

http://www.trackitt.com/usa-discussion-forums/i131-fb/1491449939/my-i-131-expedited-advance-parole-timeline

So I am just trying to understand what distinguishes the successful ones.

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From what I've seen, people have more luck getting expedited APs with in-person INFOPASS appointments than through USCIS.


The K1 journey:

11/09/2013 - I-129F Packet mailed to Dallas Lockbox

02/14/2014 - Case shipped to Embassy, where it waited for over a year at my request

05/21/2015 - Interview - Approved.

06/19/2015 - Wedding (L)

The K1-AOS journey:

06/22/2015 - AOS packet mailed to Chicago Lockbox

11/07/2015 - AOS approved (EAD and AP had already been approved) - there was no interview

The K2-AOS journey:

03/04/2017 - AOS packets mailed to Chicago Lockbox

09/26/2017 - Email notifications - both cards in production! AOS approved with no interview (EAD and AP already approved)

 

The ROC journey:

10/12/2017 - ROC packet mailed to VSC

 

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From what I've seen, people have more luck getting expedited APs with in-person INFOPASS appointments than through USCIS.

Hi SparklePony, thank you for your reply! I was thinking of info pass if you USCIS would did not get back to us (or flat out said "no-go" on the phone). I will keep it in mind if the evidence doesn't work.

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His work is not paying for his travel expenses?

He's a scientist. You make reservations and then get reimbursed. But it will be kind of difficult to get reimbursed if you actually did not go.

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I think they'd be more interested in a letter from his employer indicating that he HAS to be on this trip or risks his future with the company. Prove why the trip has to be now and why he is an integral part of said trip. I don't think they're going to care about the pre-paid stuff since they tell you not to book or plan to travel until you have AP.


K1 Visa Process AOS Process

Mar 18 2013: I-129F mailed to CSC Nov 15 2013: I-485 with EAD/AP filed at Chicago Lockbox

Sept 19 2013: Interview - Approved!! Jan 25 2014: EAD/AP Card Received

Oct 6 2013: POE - Chicago O'Hare June 2 2014: Permanent Resident Card Received!

Oct 27 2013: Wedding!

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