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Hello All!

 

Im super happy I got my combo card and got a job! Except only issue is I want to go visit my family and I am too nervous to use the advance parole portion. Anyone have any advice? Is it safe to leave if you have a pending green card application or is it better to just wait until your status is more secure?

 

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AP is what you use to travel, so you are ok using it. Just make sure you carry all necessary documentation to enter the US (advance parole), maybe copy of marriage certificate and also ask the airline that they are aware of AP. 


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1 hour ago, BRENTWOOD said:

I want to go visit my family and I am too nervous to use the advance parole portion.

The purpose of the AP is to allow you to re-enter the US....so enjoy your trip.


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Congratulations on receiving your combo card.

I got mine in December and traveled to Germany for Christmas. I was a little nervous about the re-entry too, but everything worked out fine. I took all the documents with like marriage certificate and all the NOA2s. The experience at customs with re-entering was actually pretty similar to the initial entering with the K1 Visa. They brought me to a separate room, took my passport and my combo card and did some checks. They didn't want to see any document and didn't ask any questions. Very smooth. There´s no need to worry. 

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We have the EAD/AP combo card and are currently outside of the US on advanced parole for a one month vacation to my husband's country. We will re-enter at the end of the month. We aren't worried. This is what it's meant for.

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Adding to the chorus here: my wife (K1 AOS applicant) and I traveled over the holidays for three weeks. She used her AP document on the way back in and everything was smooth at JFK. The most annoying part was the airlines taking a lot of time to understand the AP document when we checked in on the way back.

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On 1/6/2019 at 6:49 AM, ale1189 said:

So Happy for you . How long did you wait for the combo cards ? we are in 5 months waiting for my husband case . Thank you

thank you! hopefully by now you have heard news :) but I filed on July 26th and I got the combo card on December 8th! Hope thats helpful :)

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On 1/6/2019 at 6:56 AM, Alabamak1 said:

AP is what you use to travel, so you are ok using it. Just make sure you carry all necessary documentation to enter the US (advance parole), maybe copy of marriage certificate and also ask the airline that they are aware of AP. 

Ok thank you so much for the added vouch of confidence I'm not sure why I am nervous just seems like a lot of work to potentially walk away from if they denied me but yes I will bring marriage certificate and call ahead! Thanks!

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On 1/7/2019 at 6:35 PM, MaSi said:

Congratulations on receiving your combo card.

I got mine in December and traveled to Germany for Christmas. I was a little nervous about the re-entry too, but everything worked out fine. I took all the documents with like marriage certificate and all the NOA2s. The experience at customs with re-entering was actually pretty similar to the initial entering with the K1 Visa. They brought me to a separate room, took my passport and my combo card and did some checks. They didn't want to see any document and didn't ask any questions. Very smooth. There´s no need to worry. 

Really?? That is awesome! How long were you in Germany for? Were you nervous on your trip about the reentry or were you just so happy to see family and friends that you weren't as concerned?? Also did you by chance ask what they entered as your status when you got back for your I-94?  I'm so happy you had such a great experience thanks for the added confidence it means a lot to me. This journey has turned me into way too anxious of a person clearly.....

On 1/8/2019 at 8:10 AM, Sarah&Facundo said:

We have the EAD/AP combo card and are currently outside of the US on advanced parole for a one month vacation to my husband's country. We will re-enter at the end of the month. We aren't worried. This is what it's meant for.

thank you! I wish I had your confidence haha again I just think this whole journey has made me feel increased anxiety but you are right that's what the card is for! enjoy your trip :)

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On 1/8/2019 at 9:33 AM, kevinnn said:

Adding to the chorus here: my wife (K1 AOS applicant) and I traveled over the holidays for three weeks. She used her AP document on the way back in and everything was smooth at JFK. The most annoying part was the airlines taking a lot of time to understand the AP document when we checked in on the way back.

Oh really? Okay thank you I appreciate you commenting! I guess I will just allot for more time so that the airline and customs can work everything out! :)

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On 1/14/2019 at 3:21 PM, BRENTWOOD said:

Really?? That is awesome! How long were you in Germany for? Were you nervous on your trip about the reentry or were you just so happy to see family and friends that you weren't as concerned?? Also did you by chance ask what they entered as your status when you got back for your I-94?  I'm so happy you had such a great experience thanks for the added confidence it means a lot to me. This journey has turned me into way too anxious of a person clearly.....

thank you! I wish I had your confidence haha again I just think this whole journey has made me feel increased anxiety but you are right that's what the card is for! enjoy your trip :)

Thank you!!! Believe me, this whole process has turned me into a kind of anxious and very, very patient person too. 

I was in Germany for 3 weeks and yes, I was a little nervous about the reentry. But it felt sooo good to see everybody😍 No, I didn´t ask, but I will check online.

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