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Hey! I'm writing this to get your guys opinions on my advance parole situation - and sorry if this isn't in the right place, I'm new to this forum. My fiancé's visa was approved and he's coming to the USA from Sweden this week (8 months to the day from when we sent the I-129F), we're getting legally married at the NYC courthouse 3/1. We're having a big wedding in Iceland in August 2019 - before you guys comment, we're not getting legally married in Iceland, just ceremonially, and we're doing it because we weren't sure about the timing with the visa and wanted to have a big party with all of our friends from NYC and Sweden 🤷‍♀️

 

Anyway, August 3 is almost exactly 5 months from our legal wedding in NYC. We had assumed that we would be getting the K1 visa much earlier than 8 months, and also assumed that advance parole would take 2-3 months. It seems that advance parole is taking much longer than that, with an average of 5-6 months. I know it's highly unlikely we'd get approved for emergency advance parole, because a wedding is not an emergency.

 

We've already paid for the entire wedding in full, so rescheduling it will definitely be a financial burden, but we obviously can't have a wedding without the groom. Is there anything we can do to make sure we get his advance parole before 5 months, or do we eat our money and reschedule the whole wedding to a date we know will be 100% okay? 

 

Insane that it could take up to 16 months with no RFEs and everything done correctly.... 

 

Anyway, would be eternally grateful for any advice and we're quite unsure of what to do. Thank you in advance!

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7 minutes ago, jwilson2468 said:

Hey! I'm writing this to get your guys opinions on my advance parole situation - and sorry if this isn't in the right place, I'm new to this forum. My fiancé's visa was approved and he's coming to the USA from Sweden this week (8 months to the day from when we sent the I-129F), we're getting legally married at the NYC courthouse 3/1. We're having a big wedding in Iceland in August 2019 - before you guys comment, we're not getting legally married in Iceland, just ceremonially, and we're doing it because we weren't sure about the timing with the visa and wanted to have a big party with all of our friends from NYC and Sweden 🤷‍♀️

 

Anyway, August 3 is almost exactly 5 months from our legal wedding in NYC. We had assumed that we would be getting the K1 visa much earlier than 8 months, and also assumed that advance parole would take 2-3 months. It seems that advance parole is taking much longer than that, with an average of 5-6 months. I know it's highly unlikely we'd get approved for emergency advance parole, because a wedding is not an emergency.

 

We've already paid for the entire wedding in full, so rescheduling it will definitely be a financial burden, but we obviously can't have a wedding without the groom. Is there anything we can do to make sure we get his advance parole before 5 months, or do we eat our money and reschedule the whole wedding to a date we know will be 100% okay? 

 

Insane that it could take up to 16 months with no RFEs and everything done correctly.... 

 

Anyway, would be eternally grateful for any advice and we're quite unsure of what to do. Thank you in advance!

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Unfortunately there’s nothing you can do to expedite your AP based on this situation, as you already know weddings don’t count as an emergency. All you can do is hope and pray you get it before the due date. Lesson learnt is never make plans with USCIS, this agency is notorious for backloggs and uncertainties. 


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The clock for waiting for his AP does not start ticking from the time of marriage you have to file AOS first.  So if you get married 3/1 but don't send out his AOS until 4/1 then you aprox 5 month wait for AP starts 4/1.  If you live in NYC fat chance of anything happening quickly. 

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On 2/17/2019 at 10:30 PM, jwilson2468 said:

Hey! I'm writing this to get your guys opinions on my advance parole situation - and sorry if this isn't in the right place, I'm new to this forum. My fiancé's visa was approved and he's coming to the USA from Sweden this week (8 months to the day from when we sent the I-129F), we're getting legally married at the NYC courthouse 3/1. We're having a big wedding in Iceland in August 2019 - before you guys comment, we're not getting legally married in Iceland, just ceremonially, and we're doing it because we weren't sure about the timing with the visa and wanted to have a big party with all of our friends from NYC and Sweden 🤷‍♀️

 

Anyway, August 3 is almost exactly 5 months from our legal wedding in NYC. We had assumed that we would be getting the K1 visa much earlier than 8 months, and also assumed that advance parole would take 2-3 months. It seems that advance parole is taking much longer than that, with an average of 5-6 months. I know it's highly unlikely we'd get approved for emergency advance parole, because a wedding is not an emergency.

 

We've already paid for the entire wedding in full, so rescheduling it will definitely be a financial burden, but we obviously can't have a wedding without the groom. Is there anything we can do to make sure we get his advance parole before 5 months, or do we eat our money and reschedule the whole wedding to a date we know will be 100% okay? 

 

Insane that it could take up to 16 months with no RFEs and everything done correctly.... 

 

Anyway, would be eternally grateful for any advice and we're quite unsure of what to do. Thank you in advance!

170 days no end and AP here.. I mean things can always change but I didn't see a change to the better for a long time. Imo 5 months with today's estimates can be really risky.


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Thanks for the advice... we ended up postponing it. Costing us quite a bit but it would be way worse to have the groom miss the wedding!!! FWIW, we thought 13 months would be more than enough time based on friends who have gone through the same process in 2017. Looks like we were very, very wrong 😥 Again, thanks for the advice!

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