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I-131 Renewal - Worried

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Folks,

I'm hoping to lean on this community for a bit of advice / support, as it's been so helpful to me over the past few years. A brief background:

 

July 17 - Entered the US on a K1

Aug 17 - Married in August 2017,

Sep 17- Filed for my AOS

12/23/17 - Received I-131 

 

In July 2018, we had our friends & family wedding, and booked a honeymoon for April 2019, we're booked to leave for Japan on April 24th 2019.

 

I realized the timeline for an Advance Parole has almost doubled, and I applied for my renewal in late September 2018, getting an NOA1 date of October 1 2018. What I did not realize is that at that time, if one leaves (and then returns to the US) using a valid AP, while another AP is pending, the pending AP was deemed abandoned. I returned to the UK for 10 days at the end of October to attend a family wedding. I'm really concerned about how this might affect my application. I know that around November time (certainly after I'd already returned to the US), the USCIS reversed their policy on travel out of the US nullifying an existing application, but I'm concerned that because I travelled before this change was announced, that it may affect my renewal.

 

The application still shows as 'Case Received' in MyUSCIS, I'm not sure whether I'd have heard by now if the application was deemed abandoned, or if that's a call made at processing time, and whether they'll apply the new or old protocol.

 

 Does anybody have any advice/thoughts? 

 

Many thanks in advance,

Chris

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Just now, UKLDNChris said:

Folks,

I'm hoping to lean on this community for a bit of advice / support, as it's been so helpful to me over the past few years. A brief background:

 

July 17 - Entered the US on a K1

Aug 17 - Married in August 2017,

Sep 17- Filed for my AOS

12/23/17 - Received I-131 

 

In July 2018, we had our friends & family wedding, and booked a honeymoon for April 2019, we're booked to leave for Japan on April 24th 2019.

 

I realized the timeline for an Advance Parole has almost doubled, and I applied for my renewal in late September 2018, getting an NOA1 date of October 1 2018. What I did not realize is that at that time, if one leaves (and then returns to the US) using a valid AP, while another AP is pending, the pending AP was deemed abandoned. I returned to the UK for 10 days at the end of October to attend a family wedding. I'm really concerned about how this might affect my application. I know that around November time (certainly after I'd already returned to the US), the USCIS reversed their policy on travel out of the US nullifying an existing application, but I'm concerned that because I travelled before this change was announced, that it may affect my renewal.

 

The application still shows as 'Case Received' in MyUSCIS, I'm not sure whether I'd have heard by now if the application was deemed abandoned, or if that's a call made at processing time, and whether they'll apply the new or old protocol.

 

 Does anybody have any advice/thoughts? 

 

Many thanks in advance,

Chris

If I were you I would just call USCIS. I would think that, since you traveled with pending AP on a valid AP before the new policy started, they don't count yours as abandoned, but the only one who would really know is USCIS. Don't wait until it's too late to find out what's going on.

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I need to clarify. Your AP already expired but you made plans to leave this April? 

 

Have you already received an interview notice by chance? 

 

My husband was a July 2017 filer and he received his green card a month ago. We renewed as well but then we got the interview and Green Card already before the renewal could get approved. 


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2011-10-31 US Entry with CR1
2013-09-02 ROC filed
2013-09-12 NOA
2014-03-05 Biometrics
2014-03-24 Approved
2014-05-05 Green card received
2016-08-02 N400 filed
2016-08-12 NOA
2016-09-02 Biometrics
2017-05-04 Interview
2017-07-05 Oath Ceremony

 


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2 minutes ago, little immigrant said:

I need to clarify. Your AP already expired but you made plans to leave this April? 

 

Have you already received an interview notice by chance? 

 

My husband was a July 2017 filer and he received his green card a month ago. We renewed as well but then we got the interview and Green Card already before the renewal could get approved. 

Hi,

Yes, my first AP expired Dec 24 2018. I filed for renewal and got an NOA1 date of October 1. My concern is more around whether my trip back to London in Nov would affect the pending AP application.

Thanks for your updates - glad you got the GC. Unfortunately, I think things are moving exceptionally slowly in NYC. 

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I can't really advice much else than what was already provided. But I hope you will get your interview and Green Card before you travel. :)


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2011-10-31 US Entry with CR1
2013-09-02 ROC filed
2013-09-12 NOA
2014-03-05 Biometrics
2014-03-24 Approved
2014-05-05 Green card received
2016-08-02 N400 filed
2016-08-12 NOA
2016-09-02 Biometrics
2017-05-04 Interview
2017-07-05 Oath Ceremony

 


s-event.png

 

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