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Hi. I am in a dilemma. I have applied for EAD and AP along with AoS. I needed to travel urgently outside US for some family related stuff, and when I thought about getting the expedite, the status of my AP changed to approved and new card is in production. My tickets are already done hoping for the card, but i'm a little worried now what if the card doesn't reach me on time.

Can I travel outside and re-enter US on the NOA2 of approved Advance Parole? 

Anybody else with a similar experience?

 


09 Dec 2016 - i-129F Package Sent
12 Dec 2016 - Case Received
17 Dec 2016 - NOA - 1

20 Mar 2017 - NOA - 2 Approved! 

06 Apr 2017 - NVC Receive and Case Number # 

11 Apr 2017 - Case In Transit

13 Apr 2017 - Case 'Ready'

20 Apr 2017 - Medical Checkup Done

03 May 2017 - Visa Interview - Approved

17 May 2017 - Visa Ready for Pickup! 

12 June 2017 - Port of Entry

*************** AOS **************

02 Aug 2017 -  Case Received for I-485, AP and EAD

08 Aug 2017 - NOA-1

28 Aug 2017 - Biometrics Appointment

01 Nov 2017 - EAD 'New card is being produced'

03 Nov 2017 - Card is mailed

08 Nov 2017 - Combo Card receieved

 

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When are you traveling? Usually it doesn't take long to receive the card if it says " in production".

 

Don't travel without, they do check the card when you come back and if you don't have it on you you might run into unwanted complications.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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54 minutes ago, Ray&Ash said:

Hi. I am in a dilemma. I have applied for EAD and AP along with AoS. I needed to travel urgently outside US for some family related stuff, and when I thought about getting the expedite, the status of my AP changed to approved and new card is in production. My tickets are already done hoping for the card, but i'm a little worried now what if the card doesn't reach me on time.

Can I travel outside and re-enter US on the NOA2 of approved Advance Parole? 

Anybody else with a similar experience?

 

You need to have the card physically in your presence. I believe on exit, the EAD/AP card is scanned into the PNR as a record you have left. (someone add on here if I am incorrect)

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It is very likely you would need to actually talk to CBP when coming back into they US, they can see easily if it would have been possible for you to have the card in hand before you left the US

Do not leave without either the card or a stamp in your passport to let you back in


Spoiler

 

Married December 19, 2014

I-130 Petition sent January 14, 2015
NOA1 date January 20, 2015 (NSC)

NOA2 date May 28, 2015 :dance::dance::dance:

Mailed to NVC June 4, 2015

NVC Received June 10, 2015

NVC Case Number Assigned June 23, 2015

NVC AoS Invoice via Mail June 24, 2015

NVC Selected Agent Over Phone June 30, 2015 (Unable to logon to CEAC)

NVC IV Invoice via email received July 1, 2015

NVC AoS/IV Package Mailed July 2, 2015

NVC AoS & IV Fee Paid Online (CEAC is working) July 6. 2015

NVC Document Scan Date July 6, 2015

NCV AoS & IV Fee marked as paid in CEAC July, 7 2015

NVC DS 260 Completed July 8, 2015

NVC CC July 30, 2015 (24 days after scan date, about 2 months post NOA2)

Interview Scheduled on August 26, 2015

Interview P4 Email Received August 27, 2015

Medical in Islamabad September 2, 2015

Interview Date September 22, 2015 CANCELLED (Embassy is Over scheduled) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Interview Scheduled on September 10, 2015

Interview Date October 14, 2015 APPROVED

Visa Issued October 16, 2015, 9 months start to finish

POE JFK October 26, 2015

GC in Hand Jan 8, 2016

RoC I-751 NOA1 August 31, 2017 (Vermont Service Center)

Biometrics October 2, 2017

I551 Stamp in Passport August 2, 2018

18 Month Extension Letter August 3, 2018

Applied for Naturalization N-400 Online July 30, 2018

Biometrics August 23, 2018

10 year GC is in production September 17, 2018

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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18 hours ago, Kastrs said:

It is very likely you would need to actually talk to CBP when coming back into they US, they can see easily if it would have been possible for you to have the card in hand before you left the US

Do not leave without either the card or a stamp in your passport to let you back in

Just had a friend come back from the middle east into JFK with a GC. Said immigration was FAST!!...

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I'm also in the same situation. I've filed AoS, EAD and AP by Nov'17  with EB1C category. I have valid visa (L1A) till May2018.  I need to travel this December and returning by end of Jan.  Can I travel with my valid visa  and return back though my AP is still pending? Appreciate your quick response.

 

Thanks much.

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29 minutes ago, Mahesh121977 said:

I'm also in the same situation. I've filed AoS, EAD and AP by Nov'17  with EB1C category. I have valid visa (L1A) till May2018.  I need to travel this December and returning by end of Jan.  Can I travel with my valid visa  and return back though my AP is still pending? Appreciate your quick response.

 

Thanks much.

No Please dont travel without AP . A new ruling doesnt allow reentry without AP(no matter which visa you have). Please check latest uscis news. If already filed for AP you may expedite it if its business reasons and say that you didnt expedite earlier because you thought you could travel on L1. If its a business reason see if your employer can give you a letter as proof for your travel. 

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09 Dec 2016 - i-129F Package Sent
12 Dec 2016 - Case Received
17 Dec 2016 - NOA - 1

20 Mar 2017 - NOA - 2 Approved! 

06 Apr 2017 - NVC Receive and Case Number # 

11 Apr 2017 - Case In Transit

13 Apr 2017 - Case 'Ready'

20 Apr 2017 - Medical Checkup Done

03 May 2017 - Visa Interview - Approved

17 May 2017 - Visa Ready for Pickup! 

12 June 2017 - Port of Entry

*************** AOS **************

02 Aug 2017 -  Case Received for I-485, AP and EAD

08 Aug 2017 - NOA-1

28 Aug 2017 - Biometrics Appointment

01 Nov 2017 - EAD 'New card is being produced'

03 Nov 2017 - Card is mailed

08 Nov 2017 - Combo Card receieved

 

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32 minutes ago, Mahesh121977 said:

I'm also in the same situation. I've filed AoS, EAD and AP by Nov'17  with EB1C category. I have valid visa (L1A) till May2018.  I need to travel this December and returning by end of Jan.  Can I travel with my valid visa  and return back though my AP is still pending? Appreciate your quick response.

 

Thanks much.

http://www.brownimmigrationlaw.com/urgent-update-for-individuals-who-travel-on-or-file-advance-parole-requests/

 


09 Dec 2016 - i-129F Package Sent
12 Dec 2016 - Case Received
17 Dec 2016 - NOA - 1

20 Mar 2017 - NOA - 2 Approved! 

06 Apr 2017 - NVC Receive and Case Number # 

11 Apr 2017 - Case In Transit

13 Apr 2017 - Case 'Ready'

20 Apr 2017 - Medical Checkup Done

03 May 2017 - Visa Interview - Approved

17 May 2017 - Visa Ready for Pickup! 

12 June 2017 - Port of Entry

*************** AOS **************

02 Aug 2017 -  Case Received for I-485, AP and EAD

08 Aug 2017 - NOA-1

28 Aug 2017 - Biometrics Appointment

01 Nov 2017 - EAD 'New card is being produced'

03 Nov 2017 - Card is mailed

08 Nov 2017 - Combo Card receieved

 

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