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Processing times for I-131 Advanced Parole

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Hello, we submitted the I-131 for advanced parole and have receipt date April 24, 2018.



1/ Anyone else submit around that time or the months before that? I am curious to see who has gotten approvals. 

2/ Our “USCIS Office” is the National Benefits Center (NBC) and we have filed a family-based Form I-485 and then it says we should check processing times for our local field office > we are in Boston. Does that mean we check the field office in Boston or the service center Vermont? I am guessing Boston but they don't list any processing times


Main purpose of this question is to 'meet' others who have submitted I-131 and are waiting so that I can get an idea of how long it might be.


Thank you!

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AP is averaging 3-5 months right now. I got mine in exactly 4 months earlier this year.


In terms of processing times, look up the I-765 at the National Benefits Center (NBC) for their estimate of when you get employment authorization/advance parole but I don't think they are very accurate. For the actual interview, look up the I-485 with your local field office, in your case Boston. It is saying 8.5 Months to 24.5 Months, but again I do not think they are very accurate. For busy field offices, it is looking like 12-14 months. 

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15 hours ago, RickyD said:

According to the USPS, the NBC received our application on 7-5-18.  So far, we have not received our NOA and the check has not cleared my bank...

Wait you sent it to NBC directly and not Chicago lockbox?

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