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I'm not sure if many people have had this problem.  I wasn't able to find anything searching the site . . . my wife and step-daughter had their green card interviews in Baltimore on Tuesday, 10/23.  We are still waiting for an approval as the status is "Interview was completed and my case must be reviewed."  From what I understand, this is standard in Baltimore as is waiting for the approval for days, weeks, or even months.

 

Because the interview was just 3 months after we filed for AOS, they have not received their AP or EAD yet.  Visa Journey estimated they would receive their AP/EAD in mid- November, so my wife was hoping to return to Vietnam to bring her son to the U.S. before the end of the year.  However, because their green cards have not been approved, will the service center continue processing their AP/EAD even though they have had their interviews?  Is there any problem traveling with advance parole if the green card is approved and issued while she is overseas?

 

Jason

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, JasonGG said:

I'm not sure if many people have had this problem.  I wasn't able to find anything searching the site . . . my wife and step-daughter had their green card interviews in Baltimore on Tuesday, 10/23.  We are still waiting for an approval as the status is "Interview was completed and my case must be reviewed."  From what I understand, this is standard in Baltimore as is waiting for the approval for days, weeks, or even months.

 

Because the interview was just 3 months after we filed for AOS, they have not received their AP or EAD yet.  Visa Journey estimated they would receive their AP/EAD in mid- November, so my wife was hoping to return to Vietnam to bring her son to the U.S. before the end of the year.  However, because their green cards have not been approved, will the service center continue processing their AP/EAD even though they have had their interviews?  Is there any problem traveling with advance parole if the green card is approved and issued while she is overseas?

 

Jason

 

 

 

a SS# is not needed to travel with GC. they can get SSA and explain that they applied with EAD and they can issue a number with GC. 


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

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1 hour ago, WandY said:

I wouldn't leave the country without GC.

I wouldn't either. It clearly states in the I485 instructions that if you leave the US before GC or AP approval you would have abandoned your AOS petition.

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9 hours ago, Alabamak1 said:

a SS# is not needed to travel with GC. they can get SSA and explain that they applied with EAD and they can issue a number with GC. 

I think you misunderstood my question.  My wife has her SSN.  I was referring to her EAD and AP while waiting for the green card approval.

 

8 hours ago, WandY said:

I wouldn't leave the country without GC.

She won't be leaving without her green card or AP.  However, if the green card approval takes months (as many have in Baltimore), would NBC continue processing her AP/EAD applications so she could travel with AP while waiting for the green card approval.

 

Jason

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@JasonGG sorry didn't read your whole last question. In my case....i had a AOS interview before I got EAD first, and few days later got my GC.  You should be able to fly away no problems, there is no way to know when your GC will be coming. 


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

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2 hours ago, JasonGG said:

I think you misunderstood my question.  My wife has her SSN.  I was referring to her EAD and AP while waiting for the green card approval.

 

She won't be leaving without her green card or AP.  However, if the green card approval takes months (as many have in Baltimore), would NBC continue processing her AP/EAD applications so she could travel with AP while waiting for the green card approval.

 

Jason

No. They wont continue to process the EAD/AP

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Jason please keep us updated as I'm wondering about this too.

 

We filed AOS in July 2017 and my husband received his EAD on 11/2/2017. We renewed EAD/AP on 6/19/2018. We got our interview scheduled for November 13th. We got the automatic 180 day extension for the EAD but not for AP. I'm expecting not to get approved at the interview right away so I'm wondering if there is still a possibility to receive the renewed combo card. 

 

BTW my husband and I traveled on AP and he was paroled in just fine. Of course at that time it wasn't expired.

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2 minutes ago, little immigrant said:

BTW my husband and I traveled on AP and he was paroled in just fine. Of course at that time it wasn't expired.

Big difference between Germany and Vietnam. I have traveled to Vietnam many times and each experience (ingress/egress) is different. You are entering America from a communist nation known for fraudulent behavior. We're experiencing a chaotic, confusing time with our immigration/border issues. I've noticed a higher scrutiny of documents, people, luggage, etc. This is not the time to trust your entry to a piece of paper. Having the GC in hand gives you a bit more security - that's my opinion.

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12 hours ago, Alabamak1 said:

@JasonGG sorry didn't read your whole last question. In my case....i had a AOS interview before I got EAD first, and few days later got my GC.  You should be able to fly away no problems, there is no way to know when your GC will be coming. 

IF the GC or AP is in hand!

 


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10 hours ago, K1visaHopeful said:

No. They wont continue to process the EAD/AP

Interesting. Thank you for the information. 6 years and still learning from everyone. Good luck OP!!


Mahalo/Salamat!

Steve and Joan
Met on Facebook 2/24/12
Met in person 6/5/12
Second visit 10/2/12
Engaged 10/3/12
NOA10/15/12
Third visit 12/10/12
Joan got her passport! 2/20/13
NOA2 4/24/13
Fourth visit 5/28/13
CFO 5/30/13
Embassy Interview APPROVED 6/6/13

Joan passed through immigration in Hawaii! She's home! 6/13/13

MARRIED 8/24/13

AOS, EAD and AP petitions sent to Chicago via Express Mail

EAD/AP Received 11/13/13

AOS Interview APPROVED 11/26/13

2-year Green Card in hand 12/5/13

ROC (I-751) sent to CSC via USPS Express Mail 8/31/15

ROC check cashed 9/4/15

ROC Biometrics 10/1/15

ROC Approval 4/6/16 (waiting for actual card)

Permanent Green Card Arrived 4/14/16
Naturalization Interview 2/22/17 APPROVED!

Oath Ceremony 3/21/17--Joan is a US Citizen!

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