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So I have to travel back to Canada for my grandfather's funeral who just passed away...My aos, ap, ead is pending and I should be getting my combo card any day now (PD august 22nd)  but anyway, I don't have it yet and I have to go. When I heard of my grandpa's passing I made an infopass appointment wich was for this morning in lawrence, MA. I also tried my luck to get an expedite on my AP but havent heard anything back after faxing them the evidences they were requesting...

 

So I went to my infopass appointment this morning with the evidences, proof of relationship,as well as a new I 131 and pictures. I explained to the agent the situation and that I wished to be granted an emergency travel document so I could be at the funeral this saturday..Asked me if I had pending applications with them, I said yes and offered the NOA's wich he gladly took. But then he said that if they did approve an emergency travel document, it would be for one time only and it would VOID MY CURRENT AP APPLICATION that is in progress. He added that I couldnt travel again, even in case of an emergency until I get a green card...To make sure, I reitared, 'so what you're saying is that I wont be receiving a combo card' to wich he said 'nop, just the EAD with no travel authorization'. He asked me if I wish to continue with the emergency travel document, to wich I said yes having no other choice..... I was so shocked cause I've never heard anything like that!? Is that even true?? If so, how frustrating, I am just about to get the advance parole...and the office where my interview will be at is one of the slowest 😫. Please share your emergency travel experience with me, this is so discouraging.

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I have no AP experience but it doesn't sound right to me. Hopefully others will soon chime in.


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Not 100% sure....but from what I've come to understand, the regular AP processing is suspended (not voided) if the emergency AP is granted....until the emergency AP is later surrendered to a service center.

 

It makes sense, since an applicant can only hold one AP document at a time.


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5 minutes ago, Going through said:

Not 100% sure....but from what I've come to understand, the regular AP processing is suspended (not voided) if the emergency AP is granted....until the emergency AP is later surrendered to a service center.

 

It makes sense, since an applicant can only hold one AP document at a time.

That would make some sense...and i'll gladly surrender it when I come back even though it has a 30 days validity...but he specifically used the word void. Im hoping he was totally wrong but if I ever receive the combo card, i'll definitly make sure its ok before I travel!!

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Not true at all. I had the exact same situation through unfortunately the same circumstance - so sorry for your loss. I received the emergency AP, have since travelled out of the country on it multiple times, and received my EAD card separately (not combo).

They put a new stamp on the AP with each successful parole in to the US.

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Condolences! 😥

I would really want to know if you will receive the combo card or not.

I got my AP infopass appointment next week. My timeline says I am getting it around end of April, but I have to go to my dentist abroad by the end of February to get my crowns inserted otherwise the gums will cover it and all will be a waste of money. I cannot go to a dentist here because I have started the procedure January last year there and all has been paid for😬.  

 

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6 hours ago, C💏A said:

I cannot go to a dentist here because I have started the procedure January last year there and all has been paid for😬.

You can try getting emergency AP, but they might not deem it an "extremely urgent situation": https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/travel-documents/emergency-travel 

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1 hour ago, accumbyte said:

You can try getting emergency AP, but they might not deem it an "extremely urgent situation": https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/travel-documents/emergency-travel 

I did make an appointment next week. I have an translated copy with Apostille from my dentist and all contact numbers, in which says the procedure and why I need to come there by end of February. I hope they will accept it. 

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6 hours ago, C💏A said:

I did make an appointment next week. I have an translated copy with Apostille from my dentist and all contact numbers, in which says the procedure and why I need to come there by end of February. I hope they will accept it. 

Doubtful they will look at dentistry as a medical reason for emergency AP....especially since there are US-based dentists who can perform that same general procedure (crown work).

 

The monetary loss is something USCIS probably won't care about, unfortunately....but you can always try.  Good luck.

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3 hours ago, Going through said:

Doubtful they will look at dentistry as a medical reason for emergency AP....especially since there are US-based dentists who can perform that same general procedure (crown work).

 

The monetary loss is something USCIS probably won't care about, unfortunately....but you can always try.  Good luck.

Thank you. I will try😥.

I had extractions last January (gaps left to heal) and implants in October( thinking by January, February will have my AP)leaving time to heal again until February as per my dentist. I was thinking no one would have just taken to undergo the next procedure without knowing what happened and without making arrangements for the crowns to be made in short time. But will see. 

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Just giving some feedback after my info pass at Seattle office. They approved my emergency AP today and it is valid a month from today. I asked what will happen with my previous AP application, and I was told nothing will change and I will receive it as a combo card. Also, I don’t need to return it. 

 

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5 hours ago, C💏A said:

Just giving some feedback after my info pass at Seattle office. They approved my emergency AP today and it is valid a month from today. I asked what will happen with my previous AP application, and I was told nothing will change and I will receive it as a combo card. Also, I don’t need to return it. 

 

Good to hear!!!!!!! I really hope he had no idea what he was talking about! Im glad to see you have the one month emergency parole as well as I heard many people experiences with an unlimited one, so I wasnt sure if my case with the 30 days ap was different.... Im supposed to get the combo really soon if all goes well and the agent was sadly mistakenn..i'll make sure to update you guys as soon as something moves on my case!

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