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My fiancee's K-1 was approved and we will move to the US early next year and marry in March. When we apply for AOS we would also like to submit her Advanced Parole application (i-131). My questions is, once she has received advanced parole, is there any risk for her to actually use it and visit her family in Europe? I noticed on some legal advice sites they said a person can be refused re-entry to U.S. even with advanced parole. I am guessing this is rare? Assuming nothing has changed in our status, she has never overstayed in US, committed any crimes, etc, is it reasonable to assume she would be granted re-entry? 


Any experiences using Advanced Parole while waiting for AOS would be appreciated.

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23 minutes ago, James Joyce said:

is there any risk for her to actually use it and visit her family in Europe? I noticed on some legal advice sites they said a person can be refused re-entry to U.S. even with advanced parole. I am guessing this is rare?

Any risk? Yes. Only USCs are guaranteed entry. AOS could be denied while abroad, in which case AP is revoked.

It's incredibly rare to be denied entry on AP...so much so that I am unaware of it actually happening except possibly in cases of an inadmissibility (i.e. criminal activities abroad, trying to smuggle something/someone into the US, etc.).



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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received





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



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



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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Hi I traveled on AP this August and was let back in without issues. 


2017-07-05 Filed
2017-07-22 Received package back for wrong payment amount
2017-07-24 Sent package back with correct payment amount
2017-07-27 Received by USCIS
2017-08-01 NOA letter dated
2017-08-07 NOA received 
2017-08-11 Biometrics letter received
2017-08-21 RFIE case updated 
2017-08-23 Biometrics appointment 
2017-08-25 RFIE letter received 
2017-08-26 RFIE response sent 
2017-08-30 RFE response received by USCIS 
2017-10-26 Combo Card ordered 
2017-10-27 Case updated 
2017-10-30 Received approval letters for EAD & AP 
2017-10-31 Combo Card was mailed 
2017-11-01 Case updated 
2017-11-02 Received Combo Card 
2018-06-14 Filed Renewal EAD/AP 
2018-06-29 Received NOA with EAD 180-day extension 
2018-07-06 Received letter from USCIS stating biometrics will be reused 
2018-10-09 Interview was scheduled 
2018-11-13 Interview date, rescheduled 
2018-12-13 New Interview date, Approved
2018-12-17 Received approval letter for I-130
2019-01-02 Green Card ordered, case updated
2019-01-07 Infopass: I-551 stamp in passport
2019-01-07 Received approval letter for I-485 
2019-01-07 Green Card was mailed
2019-01-08 Case updated "We mailed your new card your Form I-485"
2019-01-08 Case updated "Card Was Picked Up By The United States Postal Service" including tracking number
2019-01-09 Received Green Card

Total Day count: 553


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