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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Hello, I have a general question about travel.

My fiancee should arrive in late May. We will marry shortly after that (about 1 week). How long before we can travel back to Thailand together? Seems I've heard travel is restricted while you're going through the steps following K1. Any input is appreciated!


David and Pu's Timeline

10/20/2006 Submitted I129F to TSC

10/23/2006 Transferred to CSC

10/26/2006 NOA1 sent snail mail

11/13/2006 Received NOA1 - (Late due to my changing residences on 11/1. FYI, move before you file!)

11/13/2006 Called Customer Service to change address

11/29/2006 Touched!

12/02/2006 Received verification of Change of Address - snail mail

01/10/2007 Bought ticket to visit Pu on Valentines Day!

01/17/2007 NOA2!! via email

01/29/2007 NVC Left - Headed for Bangkok!

02/07/2007 Packet 3 mailed from US Embassy!

02/10/2007 Packet 3 received

02/20/2007 Packet 3 mailed (EMS Next Day)

02/21/2007 Packet 3 Received at Embassy (no signature)

03/06/2007 Received response from Embassy - Packet 4 mailed 02/28/07. Interview scheduled 5/16/2007!

05/16/2007 Interview. Embassy requests passport amended. Luckily the turnaround time is two days in Bangkok.

05/21/2007 Pu returns to Embassy with new passport, visa granted. Visa issued the following day.

05/26/2007 Pu arrives in USA!

05/30/2007 Married!

06/26/2007 Overnighted AOS petition to Chicago Lockbox

06/27/2007 AOS petition delivered to Chicago lockbox, signed for by V Bustamante

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With the AOS paperwork you can apply for advanced parole (AP). As soon as you receive that you can travel otherwise you will have to wait until your fiancee has received her green card.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Germany
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it will take a while.....


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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it will take a while.....

I'm sure no one can give me an exact answer, but roughly how long does it usually take for them to receive a greencard? I know that AOS takes ROUGHLY 3 months....is that the same thing?

thanks!

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After arriving on a K-1 Visa, and marrying, you apply for AOS. Some people at that time also apply for AP= Advanced Parole. This entitles the beneficiary to travel outside the US and return, prior to receiving a greencard. I believe the fee is approximately $170.00 to apply for this, which you do at the same time as your Adjustment of Status. Often you get your AP, prior to receiving your greencard. There is no set guideline as to when you receive your greencard, some people get it in 90 days, some 5 months, others yet, have been caught up in name checks for a year or more. Just from reading the forums, it would appear that AP's have been coming in 60 days or so. This would allow your new wife and yourself to travel back to Thailand, and return....but again, not until you have the AP after marriage.

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After arriving on a K-1 Visa, and marrying, you apply for AOS. Some people at that time also apply for AP= Advanced Parole. This entitles the beneficiary to travel outside the US and return, prior to receiving a greencard. I believe the fee is approximately $170.00 to apply for this, which you do at the same time as your Adjustment of Status. Often you get your AP, prior to receiving your greencard. There is no set guideline as to when you receive your greencard, some people get it in 90 days, some 5 months, others yet, have been caught up in name checks for a year or more. Just from reading the forums, it would appear that AP's have been coming in 60 days or so. This would allow your new wife and yourself to travel back to Thailand, and return....but again, not until you have the AP after marriage.

Carla (F)

Carla..I love answers like this. You're so thorough! I was wondering this myself.

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it will take a while.....

I'm sure no one can give me an exact answer, but roughly how long does it usually take for them to receive a greencard? I know that AOS takes ROUGHLY 3 months....is that the same thing?

thanks!

That's a very optimistic time-estimate for AOS to complete.

More likely is 3 months to get AP, and 6-12 for AOS completion.

AP application (I-131) is an optional (you CAN skip it if you're ABSOLUTELY SURE you won't travel outside US till AOS is completed) part of AOS app.

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2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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Well right now it seems like some AOS and AP's are coiming in REALLY fast, but some are taking forever, it really depends.


K-1 visa issued: 12/15/2006

107 days from mailing AOS package to receiving green card! Received 6/27/07 dated 6/20/07

Removing conditions:

mailed 5/22/2009

Recieved at CSC 5/23/2009

Check cashed 5/27/09

NOA date 5/26/09 - still not received

I-551 stamp in passport 6/19/09

Biometrics notice date 6/16/09

Biometrics received 6/20/09

Biometrics apt date 7/9/09

Biometrics cancellation notice 6/27/09

Biometrics apt notice date 6/26 recieved 7/7

Biometrics apt 7/22/09

Touch 7/22/09

Finally able to see online info 7/22/09

Card production email 8/19/09 date ordered 8/18

Recieved approval letter in mail 8/19/09 date 8/13!

Touch 8/19

Email stating approval notice sent 8/24/09

Green card in hand!! 8/24/09

Husband joined army and moved from San Diego to Ft. Benning GA! 8/30/11

Filed N400 based on 5 years of residency 9/12/12

Recieved email notifcation recieved package 9/19/12

Biometrics 10/22/12

Early Biometrics 10/04/12

In line for interview 10/8/12 for 8 days

Interview 11/20/12 PASSED!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Hello, I have a general question about travel.

My fiancee should arrive in late May. We will marry shortly after that (about 1 week). How long before we can travel back to Thailand together? Seems I've heard travel is restricted while you're going through the steps following K1. Any input is appreciated!

David

There is a form that you can fill out that you and prepare if you know the dates which should allow Pu to travel with you. I am not sure how long the process is.

Congrate with the interview.

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Filed: Country: Canada
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Well right now it seems like some AOS and AP's are coiming in REALLY fast, but some are taking forever, it really depends.

This is why a lot of us on here suggest that you file EAD and AP if you want to work and/or travel while waiting for AOS. If you get approved for AOS and don't need either of the other, then think of it as insurance...just in case you are one of the unfortunate ones that wait....and wait....and wait.


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