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Advice for request AP expedition at local USCIS office!!!

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Hi everyone,

My husband (US citizen) and I plan to request for AP expedition due to an emergency situation at a local USCIS office. My application is pending and so far we haven't heard anything than USCIS received our case. We booked an appointment from Infopass this Thursday morning. We will bring:

- plan ticket confirmation

- approval of my diploma

- 2 passport photos

- my passport

Can anyone please advice us what we should do and any additional thing that we should bring.. etc.. to maximize our chance of approval?

I'm so nervous and this trip means so much to us.

Thank you so much, everyone!


Jul 1, 2015 sent application (I-485, I-130, I-131, I-765)

Jul 2, 2015 arrived at Chicago Lockbox

Jul 9, 2015 received texts and emails that case processing

Jul 10, 2015 checks cashed

Jul 16, 2015 received NOA (post marked 07/10/2015) and biometric appointment (7/31/2015)

Jul 20, 2015 did walk-in biometrics for both I-485 and I-765 forms.

Jul 22, 2015 request to expedite EAD by phone at 2 pm, REF at 8:30 pm by email

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If you mention specifics of what the emergency travel is due to then members would be better able to advice you.

If you mention specifics of what the emergency travel is due to then members would be better able to advice you.


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NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
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My sister was approved within 2 hrs but it was her mom with terminal cancer, she brought passport, birth certificate (had to drive home to get to show relationship), treatment statement and translation. Not sure if your reason is qualified for emergency AP.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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Here are the USCIS criteria for emergency AP documents:

Emergency Advance Parole Documents

If you are experiencing an extremely urgent situation, you may visit your local office to request an emergency advance parole document. When visiting a local office to request emergency advance parole, you should bring the following items:

  • A completed and signed Form I-131, Application for Travel Document
  • The correct I-131 filing fee
  • Evidence to support the emergency request (e.g. medical documentation, death certificate)
  • Two passport-style photos.

Ref: http://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/travel-documents/emergency-travel

As has mentioned by others before, please elaborate on the evidence you will provide to support the emergency request.

~Moved from Fam.-based AOS to Working and Traveling During US Immigration Forum~

~Inquiry about emergency AP request~

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Thank you everyone for your inputs! We went to Infopass in Virginia because we couldn't book the date we wanted in our local Baltimore office. The Infopass assistant was very nice to us. However, they couldn't grant us Emergency Advance Parole. They can only grant the Emergency Advance Parole in case of death or major health issue, none of which was our situation.

Regardless, my AP and EAD was approved in August 4 (I applied both I-765 and I-131 concurrently in July, see my timeline). So I hope I will get the card soon before our travel time.... Just praying at this point!


Jul 1, 2015 sent application (I-485, I-130, I-131, I-765)

Jul 2, 2015 arrived at Chicago Lockbox

Jul 9, 2015 received texts and emails that case processing

Jul 10, 2015 checks cashed

Jul 16, 2015 received NOA (post marked 07/10/2015) and biometric appointment (7/31/2015)

Jul 20, 2015 did walk-in biometrics for both I-485 and I-765 forms.

Jul 22, 2015 request to expedite EAD by phone at 2 pm, REF at 8:30 pm by email

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