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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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In February of this year, I filled for my wife for Adj of Status, advance Parole, and Permission to work. The process has been painfully long. What I've learned should have been fairly obvious but wan't to me. The adjustment of status got an RFE in May which I responded to quickly. But the other two documents have been stalled.

About three weeks ago I contacted my congressman's office and asked for assistance. They did an inquiry and a week later she got her approval. We were notified by sms msg last Friday and the NOA arrived yesterday.

Am I right in assuming that the NOA is not the actual working papers and Travel document? They don't look like the docs she would take with her when she leaves the country? Am I right to assume the actual documents will come sometime soon? I want to book her a flight back to Colombia but I hesitate to do that till we have the actual documents she needs to travel.

Tony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Romania
Timeline

The NOA is not the travel document. The combo card EAD/AP is used for travel. If the green card was recently approved, then you should be receiving it in the mail soon and the green card is what would be used to travel. Once the green card is approved the EAD/AP card is no longer used.


K1 Visa                                                                 Adjustment of Status                                                             ROC

Service Center : California Service Center                        CIS Office : Kansas City MO Service Center                           California Service Center

Consulate : Bucharest, Romania

I-129F Sent : 2011-11-18                                 Date Filed : 2012-09-04 Date                            Filed: 2015-05-26

I-129F NOA1 : 2011-11-23                                      NOA Date : 2012-09-06                                                             NOA1 Date: 2015-05-28

I-129F RFE(s) : none                                              RFE(s) : NONE                                              RFE(s): NONE

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-04-12                                                 Bio. Appt. : 2012-10-03                                                              BIO. Appt.: 2015-09-15

NVC Received : 2012-04-26

NVC Left : 2012-05-10                                           EAD/AP Approved : 2012-11-08                             ROC APPROVED:2015-10-26      

Consulate Received : 2012-05-14                               EAD/AP Card Received : 2012-11-17                         Green card Received: 2015-11-04    

Packet 3 Received : 2012-05-17                                          Green card Approved : 2013-07-08                        NO INTERVIEW

Packet 3 Sent : 2012-05-20                                                    NO INTERVIEW

Interview Date : 2012-06-26                                                 Green Card Received : 2013-07-15

Interview Result : Approved                                                 

Visa Received : 2012-06-26                                                   

US Entry : 2012-07-05

Marriage : 2012-08-24

 

N-400 Naturalization:

04/25/2016 N-400 sent to USCIS AZ courier address thru FedEx

05/04/2106 NOA I-797 Receipt Notice Date
05/27/2016 Fingerprints Bio-metrics appointment date
06/08/2016 E-notification of interview scheduling
06/13/2016 Received official letter regarding interview
07/18/2016 Date of Interview
08/11/2016 Date Oath Ceremony
Field Office: Kansas City, MO

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
Timeline

No, she doesn't have a green card, we haven't gotten through the adjustment of status process. The question is about what documents you get when you're k1 has expired and you're applying for advance parole and employment authorization. I got the NOAs but I assume other documents are following.

What other documents? Is it the combo card/EAD that you wrote of?

Tony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Romania
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Yes it is the combo work permit/travel card (EAD/AP card). This card is the EAD which is the work permit and also says on it valid for travel which is the travel permit - AP It's all on one card. You will get it in the mail a few weeks after the I-765, and the I-131 are approved. Sounds like you should be getting it in the mail soon. My husband got his about 10 days after it was approved.

Sorry about the confusion on my first reply. I thought the approval was for the green card. She will use the combo card for work and travel until the green card is approved.

I agree with you about the AOS process. Out of the entire immigration journey we found this step to be the most tedious and difficult. It also took the longest for us. Continue to keep copies of everything. Hang in there and good luck!


K1 Visa                                                                 Adjustment of Status                                                             ROC

Service Center : California Service Center                        CIS Office : Kansas City MO Service Center                           California Service Center

Consulate : Bucharest, Romania

I-129F Sent : 2011-11-18                                 Date Filed : 2012-09-04 Date                            Filed: 2015-05-26

I-129F NOA1 : 2011-11-23                                      NOA Date : 2012-09-06                                                             NOA1 Date: 2015-05-28

I-129F RFE(s) : none                                              RFE(s) : NONE                                              RFE(s): NONE

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-04-12                                                 Bio. Appt. : 2012-10-03                                                              BIO. Appt.: 2015-09-15

NVC Received : 2012-04-26

NVC Left : 2012-05-10                                           EAD/AP Approved : 2012-11-08                             ROC APPROVED:2015-10-26      

Consulate Received : 2012-05-14                               EAD/AP Card Received : 2012-11-17                         Green card Received: 2015-11-04    

Packet 3 Received : 2012-05-17                                          Green card Approved : 2013-07-08                        NO INTERVIEW

Packet 3 Sent : 2012-05-20                                                    NO INTERVIEW

Interview Date : 2012-06-26                                                 Green Card Received : 2013-07-15

Interview Result : Approved                                                 

Visa Received : 2012-06-26                                                   

US Entry : 2012-07-05

Marriage : 2012-08-24

 

N-400 Naturalization:

04/25/2016 N-400 sent to USCIS AZ courier address thru FedEx

05/04/2106 NOA I-797 Receipt Notice Date
05/27/2016 Fingerprints Bio-metrics appointment date
06/08/2016 E-notification of interview scheduling
06/13/2016 Received official letter regarding interview
07/18/2016 Date of Interview
08/11/2016 Date Oath Ceremony
Field Office: Kansas City, MO

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