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I'm married to a USC and we filed for AOS in August 2017 and are still waiting for the interview to be scheduled. I was approved for EAD/Travel in November and had to travel earlier this year to visit family for an emergency and ended up staying for a few months. Long story short, the day of my flight I realized I didn't have my combo card (advance parole) and was unable to board the flight. The US Embassy said they could not issue a transportation letter since I am not a Lawful Permanent Resident and the USCIS field office told my husband they could not issue an emergency parole document without me being present. Has anyone been in a similar situation? Please advise, as AOS is kind of a grey area the embassy won't touch the case. I have a picture of the card and my approval notices for travel and employment but they seem to be of no use. PLEASE HELP.

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K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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If you can get back to the US somehow, you may be able to be granted entry still. However, getting on a plane is the biggest hurdle.

 

It's a bit of a long shot, but can you get to a nearby country and try to enter by land?


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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1 hour ago, Damara said:

 

Looks like the embassy wont be able to help you. You need to deal with the airlines and get yourself on a plane.

 

I already tried dealing with the airlines and they would not take the risk of boarding me with just my copy. They all kept telling me to talk to the embassy so it's just a vicious cycle at this point 

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41 minutes ago, geowrian said:

If you can get back to the US somehow, you may be able to be granted entry still. However, getting on a plane is the biggest hurdle.

 

It's a bit of a long shot, but can you get to a nearby country and try to enter by land?

Yes the USCIS indirectly advised that I just try my luck with getting on a flight and that it should be sufficient once I reach Customs and Border Patrol in the US but getting on the flight has been the issue. 

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where are you exactly? which airport? i was thinking if the airport has pre-clearance, then maybe you can get to CBP that way (ie without yet actually boarding the plane yet).

 

there was also another member here who managed to get back by having the airline staff call a CBP hotline. i will try and find that thread.


I-129F     17-Feb Petition sent via FedEx ~ 21-Feb Case received ~ 24-Feb NOA1 ~ 30-May NOA2 12-Jun NVC received / Case and Invoice numbers assigned ~ 20-Jun NVC left

K1 Visa   28-Jun Case ready (No packet 3 received) ~ 22-Jul Medical ~ 02-Aug Interview (APPROVED!) ~ 03-Aug Visa "Issued" ~ 08-Aug VOH ~ 14-Sep POE (Abu Dhabi) ~ 01-Oct Got married! 

EAD/AP   13-Oct Application sent via FedEx ~ 17-Oct Case received ~ 25-Oct NOA1 ~ 17-Nov Biometrics ~ 09-Jan Approved ~ 13-Jan Notice received ~ 18-Jan Combo card received

AOS         13-Oct Application sent via FedEx ~ 17-Oct Case received ~ 24-Oct Fingerprint fee received ~ 25-Oct NOA1 ~ 17-Nov Biometrics ~ 23-Nov Status "We are scheduling your interview" 

                 24-Jul-18 Status "We have scheduled your interview" ~ 28-Jul-18 Interview notice received in the mail ~ 29-Aug-18 Interview 30-Aug-18 Status "Case was approved"

 

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11 minutes ago, doggieandsam said:

where are you exactly? which airport? i was thinking if the airport has pre-clearance, then maybe you can get to CBP that way (ie without yet actually boarding the plane yet).

 

there was also another member here who managed to get back by having the airline staff call a CBP hotline. i will try and find that thread.

Edit: Found it! The thread I remembered was the same one posted above. Read the post from member @marc941 on page 2!


I-129F     17-Feb Petition sent via FedEx ~ 21-Feb Case received ~ 24-Feb NOA1 ~ 30-May NOA2 12-Jun NVC received / Case and Invoice numbers assigned ~ 20-Jun NVC left

K1 Visa   28-Jun Case ready (No packet 3 received) ~ 22-Jul Medical ~ 02-Aug Interview (APPROVED!) ~ 03-Aug Visa "Issued" ~ 08-Aug VOH ~ 14-Sep POE (Abu Dhabi) ~ 01-Oct Got married! 

EAD/AP   13-Oct Application sent via FedEx ~ 17-Oct Case received ~ 25-Oct NOA1 ~ 17-Nov Biometrics ~ 09-Jan Approved ~ 13-Jan Notice received ~ 18-Jan Combo card received

AOS         13-Oct Application sent via FedEx ~ 17-Oct Case received ~ 24-Oct Fingerprint fee received ~ 25-Oct NOA1 ~ 17-Nov Biometrics ~ 23-Nov Status "We are scheduling your interview" 

                 24-Jul-18 Status "We have scheduled your interview" ~ 28-Jul-18 Interview notice received in the mail ~ 29-Aug-18 Interview 30-Aug-18 Status "Case was approved"

 

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7 hours ago, Francyn said:

Thanks unfortunately I already tried dealing with the embassy and had no luck since I'm not a green card holder yet. I think some people just have better luck or if I were traveling with my husband it would've been easier.

Please, do keep us posted.  If you were able to solve this problem it might be useful to other people.

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17 hours ago, doggieandsam said:

Edit: Found it! The thread I remembered was the same one posted above. Read the post from member @marc941 on page 2!

Thank you so much!! The nearest USCIS office to me is in Rome Italy, I contacted them and they mentioned they have CBP officers in the Immigration Advisory Program at their airport so that will probably be my last resort to just show up. For now, my husband contacted our congressman and hopefully they will have a solution for us by tomorrow, they are speaking to their USCIS liason in DC. Will keep you all posted.

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2 hours ago, Francyn said:

Thank you so much!! The nearest USCIS office to me is in Rome Italy, I contacted them and they mentioned they have CBP officers in the Immigration Advisory Program at their airport so that will probably be my last resort to just show up. For now, my husband contacted our congressman and hopefully they will have a solution for us by tomorrow, they are speaking to their USCIS liason in DC. Will keep you all posted.

Excellent! Hang in there, I know how difficult your situation feels because I once lost my purse (with my passport, visas, wallet!) while traveling internationally a few years go and i remember what a nightmare it was to get everything sorted out.


I-129F     17-Feb Petition sent via FedEx ~ 21-Feb Case received ~ 24-Feb NOA1 ~ 30-May NOA2 12-Jun NVC received / Case and Invoice numbers assigned ~ 20-Jun NVC left

K1 Visa   28-Jun Case ready (No packet 3 received) ~ 22-Jul Medical ~ 02-Aug Interview (APPROVED!) ~ 03-Aug Visa "Issued" ~ 08-Aug VOH ~ 14-Sep POE (Abu Dhabi) ~ 01-Oct Got married! 

EAD/AP   13-Oct Application sent via FedEx ~ 17-Oct Case received ~ 25-Oct NOA1 ~ 17-Nov Biometrics ~ 09-Jan Approved ~ 13-Jan Notice received ~ 18-Jan Combo card received

AOS         13-Oct Application sent via FedEx ~ 17-Oct Case received ~ 24-Oct Fingerprint fee received ~ 25-Oct NOA1 ~ 17-Nov Biometrics ~ 23-Nov Status "We are scheduling your interview" 

                 24-Jul-18 Status "We have scheduled your interview" ~ 28-Jul-18 Interview notice received in the mail ~ 29-Aug-18 Interview 30-Aug-18 Status "Case was approved"

 

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