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I applied for my AOS last year around October/November and spent Christmas here, but this year I was hoping for us to go to England for Christmas.

Looking at the forms though, it seems like I can only apply if there's an emergency. is this the case? is it possible the green card could come before then so we could travel?

Thanks


May 2012 - Met Online Gaming

November 2012 - Started dating

June 2013 - He visited the UK

August 2013 - She visited the US - got Engaged!

Mar/Apr 2014 - She visited the US

June 2014 - I-129F Sent

June 2014 - NOA1 Received

June 2014 - She visited the US

Jun/Jul 2014 - He visited the UK

Oct/Nov/Dec 2014- He visited the UK

Dec 2014 - NOA2 Received

Dec 2014 - NVC Received

Dec/Jan 2014/15 - She visited the US

January 2015 - Consulate Received

March 2015 - Medical

July 2015 - Interview - Approved!

July 2015 - Visa Received



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You can apply to AP without an emergency while applying with AOS. You can just put your projected leave date as unknown, as you don't know when you would leave, but you have all right to apply for it when you apply for AOS.

Did you apply for EAD? Or JUST the green card?

I'd say your green card should be coming soon based off what you're saying, but have you been checking up on it? Most people start asking questions after 6 months or so.


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Oh man, I didn't apply for the travel at the time because it was asking for the specific date :|

And yes, I applied and received the EAD. Haven't called them yet, do I just start asking what the status is?

Thanks


May 2012 - Met Online Gaming

November 2012 - Started dating

June 2013 - He visited the UK

August 2013 - She visited the US - got Engaged!

Mar/Apr 2014 - She visited the US

June 2014 - I-129F Sent

June 2014 - NOA1 Received

June 2014 - She visited the US

Jun/Jul 2014 - He visited the UK

Oct/Nov/Dec 2014- He visited the UK

Dec 2014 - NOA2 Received

Dec 2014 - NVC Received

Dec/Jan 2014/15 - She visited the US

January 2015 - Consulate Received

March 2015 - Medical

July 2015 - Interview - Approved!

July 2015 - Visa Received



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Apply for AP ASAP, send a copy of your NOA1 for your I-485 with it, this makes it free. You don't have to write in a specific date. It takes 90 days to get AP, you may get the GC in time, but if you don't, you should get AP in time if you file for it ASAP. It's form I-131.

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I'd actually follow up on the status of your AOS case. You should have received something by now. If you get nowhere with a service request, I'd get your elected officials involved immediately.


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Thanks for your advice guys! I will try and follow up with it on Monday and see where my case is at and apply for the AP putting unknown as the dates?


May 2012 - Met Online Gaming

November 2012 - Started dating

June 2013 - He visited the UK

August 2013 - She visited the US - got Engaged!

Mar/Apr 2014 - She visited the US

June 2014 - I-129F Sent

June 2014 - NOA1 Received

June 2014 - She visited the US

Jun/Jul 2014 - He visited the UK

Oct/Nov/Dec 2014- He visited the UK

Dec 2014 - NOA2 Received

Dec 2014 - NVC Received

Dec/Jan 2014/15 - She visited the US

January 2015 - Consulate Received

March 2015 - Medical

July 2015 - Interview - Approved!

July 2015 - Visa Received



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