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So I sent off my AOS packet this morning, along with the EAD and AP applications. My question is are there any reason why I wouldn't get the combined card and would be denied AP?

My wife was reading up about AP and thought it was a waste of time to even apply for it - but since I joined VJ and have been reading through other people's experiences I didn't see the harm in applying considering it was free along with the EAD and AOS.

On the AP form I filled in "UNKNOWN" for date of travel and "N/A" for length of stay as some people suggested on here, and then wrote a statement that I would be going to Canada and UK at various times in the next year to visit family accompanied by my wife.

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Most people get AP because like you said, it's free. It allows you to travel and come back while waiting for your green card. The I-485 may take a while to be adjudicated and you may be called for an interview and then wait some more. Anyway, AP allows you to travel during all that. What if there is an emergency you have to go back? It is always better to have something ready. 

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1 minute ago, USS_Voyager said:

Most people get AP because like you said, it's free. It allows you to travel and come back while waiting for your green card. The I-485 may take a while to be adjudicated and you may be called for an interview and then wait some more. Anyway, AP allows you to travel during all that. What if there is an emergency you have to go back? It is always better to have something ready. 

I understand that - I'm just asking if there is a reason why I wouldn't be accepted for it? My wife read that you must have exceptional circumstances to be allowed AP.


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4 minutes ago, adamj7 said:

I understand that - I'm just asking if there is a reason why I wouldn't be accepted for it? My wife read that you must have exceptional circumstances to be allowed AP.

Not sure where she read that.  Assuming you filled out the form correctly you should not have a problem being approved.


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I-129F Sent : 2011-11-18                                 Date Filed : 2012-09-04 Date                            Filed: 2015-05-26

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I-129F NOA2 : 2012-04-12                                                 Bio. Appt. : 2012-10-03                                                              BIO. Appt.: 2015-09-15

NVC Received : 2012-04-26

NVC Left : 2012-05-10                                           EAD/AP Approved : 2012-11-08                             ROC APPROVED:2015-10-26      

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Packet 3 Received : 2012-05-17                                          Green card Approved : 2013-07-08                        NO INTERVIEW

Packet 3 Sent : 2012-05-20                                                    NO INTERVIEW

Interview Date : 2012-06-26                                                 Green Card Received : 2013-07-15

Interview Result : Approved                                                 

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1 minute ago, adamj7 said:

I understand that - I'm just asking if there is a reason why I wouldn't be accepted for it?  My wife read that you must have exceptional circumstances to be allowed AP.

No, why wouldn't you be accepted? AP is a routine thing. You do not have to have exceptional circumstances. You just have to give them a reason, could be any reason. Generally "I want to visit my family or my dog or my lover" whatever would be fine

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2 minutes ago, adamj7 said:

Awesome! I guess that means I've won the first "argument" of married life! 😀

LOL - don't get used to that!!!


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I-129F Sent : 2011-11-18                                 Date Filed : 2012-09-04 Date                            Filed: 2015-05-26

I-129F NOA1 : 2011-11-23                                      NOA Date : 2012-09-06                                                             NOA1 Date: 2015-05-28

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Packet 3 Received : 2012-05-17                                          Green card Approved : 2013-07-08                        NO INTERVIEW

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Interview Date : 2012-06-26                                                 Green Card Received : 2013-07-15

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N-400 Naturalization:

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05/27/2016 Fingerprints Bio-metrics appointment date
06/08/2016 E-notification of interview scheduling
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7 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

"I want to visit my family or my dog or my lover" 

Not sure putting that I want to visit a "lover" would be that great for a K1 visa lol 😂


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5 hours ago, adamj7 said:

I understand that - I'm just asking if there is a reason why I wouldn't be accepted for it? My wife read that you must have exceptional circumstances to be allowed AP.

When you file the I-131 together with I-485 you don't need a reason. So you're fine.

 

The I-131 requires a good reason in some other situations though, but not when filed together with a i-485.


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7 hours ago, adamj7 said:

I understand that - I'm just asking if there is a reason why I wouldn't be accepted for it? My wife read that you must have exceptional circumstances to be allowed AP.

No reason why you wouldn't be accepted

 

7 hours ago, adamj7 said:

My wife was reading up about AP and thought it was a waste of time to even apply for it 

People die tragically and unexpectedly. Gran gets diagnosed with cancer.  It's not whether you are planning a trip. It's the unplanned ones that might come up. 

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When my lawyer filed for AP she wrote "Emergency" under which circumstances I would be allowed to leave. Does that mean I cant leave just to visit family or go on a honeymoon outside of USA until I have my GC? If yes, does anyone have a clue how long that takes atm from AOS filing?

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10 minutes ago, EllenE1230 said:

When my lawyer filed for AP she wrote "Emergency" under which circumstances I would be allowed to leave. Does that mean I cant leave just to visit family or go on a honeymoon outside of USA until I have my GC? If yes, does anyone have a clue how long that takes atm from AOS filing?

Without AP or green card or equivalent stamp on your passport, once you leave the USA, you are deemed to have abandoned your application for a green card and must start all over again, this time with the CR-1 visa.  You will not be admitted to the USA again until you have the CR-1 visa. 

 

The AOS interview can take 7 months or more from filing.  Assuming a positive decision, at the time of interview you might get the stamp on your passport that lets you travel. The green card comes a few weeks after the interview.  

 

Thus  getting the AP document is imperative.  

 

If a family emergency happens before the AP document shows up, you can get an emergency AP from USCIS.  

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21 hours ago, adamj7 said:

Awesome! I guess that means I've won the first "argument" of married life! 😀

Lies. She only let you think you won. :P


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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

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

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

 

NVC

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

 

K-1

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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7 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Lies. She only let you think you won. :P

Don't I know it......


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NVC received: 2018-09-04

Interview: 2018-11-14

Visa in hand: 2018-11-22

Entry into US: 2018-12-13

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