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Advance Parole - Potential to expedite for work?

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Hi,

 

I've been here since January 2017, filed for AOS, EAD in May and, a little later (July), AP. 

 

I've been invited to speak at the World Design Summit in Montreal, Canada in October, as a result of work I did in the UK before I came here. The October date is about 2 weeks before my 90 days for AP will be up (and I note they're taking longer than that at the moment anyway). Does anyone know if you can use a work reason (albeit not for an American Company) as a reason to expedite? I know the website talks about 'Humanitarian' or 'Financial' as the two main categories. This is neither.

 

Has anyone here used a work reason as a reason to expedite AP, and been successful? I appreciate that most people apply for AP alongside EAD and so it's unlikely you'll be working, and therefore don't have a 'work reason' to travel, but this is for work I already completed in the UK.

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You can try and I wish you good luck, but I don't see this as meeting any of the expedite criteria.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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My motto is if in doubt expedite, nothing to lose.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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