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Hi guys,

I work as a television broadcaster (freelance). I've been given a contract to work on the 2016 Rio Olympics. However, I have a few questions before I sign. So I am currently waiting for my NOA2, it should be with us sometime this month if the timelines are anything to go by. If everything goes to plan, I should be over in the US around end of December, January 2016 time when I can marry my fiance and apply for AOS/EAD/AP.

However, will the EAD/AP, if approved, let me travel to Brazil and work for 27 days or is it simply an 'emergency' parole if you NEED to leave?

Would really love to take this job as it sets me up for future Olympics, however, I don't want to leave the US and not be readmitted as I was still waiting for the GC.

Any help will be appreciated.


Relationship Updates

06/25/2013 - First met in person whilst working in Orlando, FL

12/30/2013 - 01/14/2014 - Trip to FL, USA

02/19 - 02/28/2014 - Trip to London, UK

05/14 - 05/24/2014 - Trip to FL, USA

08/07 - 08/20/2014 - Trip to Palestine, TX and Orlando, FL to meet family

12/07 - 12/21/2014 - Trip to London, UK

12/21/2014 - Decided to file for I-129F

04/16 - 04/28/2015 - Trip to San Francisco, CA for Casey's 30th birthday

10/20 - 10/30/2015 - Trip to London, UK

12/28/2015 - 01/11/2016 - Trip to Orlando, FL and Palestine, TX

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02/20/2015 - I-129F file sent to Dallas Lockbox (Day 1)

02/25/2015 - I-129F file received (Day 5)

03/02/2015 - NOA1 electronic notification with receipt # (Day 10)

03/10/2015 - NOA1 hard copy received in mail (Day 18)

12/24/2015 - NOA2 hard copy received in mail (Day 307)

12/28/2015 - Case sent to DOS (Day 311)

01/07/2016 - NVC Received (Day 322)

01/08/2016 - Case sent to London Embassy (Day 323)

01/13/2016 - London Embassy Received (Ready) (Day 328)

01/14/2016 - Packet 3 Sent Off (Day 329)

01/21/2016 - Medical (Day 336)

02/03/2016 - Packet 4 (Day 349)

02/24/2016 - Interview (RESULT: Approved) (Day 370)

03/20/2016 - POE (Orlando, FL) (Day 395)

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04/04/2016 - Marriage (Day 15 from POE) [Day 410 Overall]

04/11/2016 - I-485 file sent (Day 22 from POE) [Day 417 Overall]

04/13/2016 - I-485 file received (Day 24 from POE) [Day 419 Overall]

04/19/2016 - NOA1 Electronic (Day 30 from POE) [Day 425 Overall]

04/25/2016 - NOA1 Paper (Day 36 from POE) [Day 431 Overall]

05/16/2016 - Biometrics Appointment (Day 57 from POE) [Day 452 Overall]

06/28/2016 - Created Approaching Regulatory Timeframe service request for EAD (Day 100 from POE) [Day 495 Overall]

07/01/2016 - Expedite Request Created with USCIS and Congressman (Day 103 from POE) [Day 498 Overall]

07/13/2016 – Service request for Outside of Regular Processing Times – 90 Days (Day 115 from POE) [Day 510 Overall]

07/13/2016 - EAD/AP approved (Day 115 from POE) [Day 510 Overall]

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*** Thread moved from AOS/Family-Based main forum to the Working & Traveling forum. ***

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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