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Hi. I am a K-1 filer. I have some quick questions about the AOS. I have read that there is a single price that covers the AOS, Employment Authorization and Travel authorization fees. However, me and my fiance do not intend to file for the Travel authorization. My question is: Am I going to pay a different amount with the exclusion of that form? What would that current fee be? and If so can I still make the payment on one money order? Any information is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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3 minutes ago, CaseyBorne88 said:

Hi. I am a K-1 filer. I have some quick questions about the AOS. I have read that there is a single price that covers the AOS, Employment Authorization and Travel authorization fees. However, me and my fiance do not intend to file for the Travel authorization. My question is: Am I going to pay a different amount with the exclusion of that form? What would that current fee be? and If so can I still make the payment on one money order? Any information is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

$1225 with or without I765 or I131.

If you file I765 or I131 BEFORE you file I485 is when you pay those fees separately.

One money order but most money orders can be only obtained for $500 or $1000 max so you'll usually have to get two or three to make $1225.

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9 minutes ago, CaseyBorne88 said:

Hi. I am a K-1 filer. I have some quick questions about the AOS. I have read that there is a single price that covers the AOS, Employment Authorization and Travel authorization fees. However, me and my fiance do not intend to file for the Travel authorization. My question is: Am I going to pay a different amount with the exclusion of that form? What would that current fee be? and If so can I still make the payment on one money order? Any information is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

EAD and AP are freebies...  You never know if interim travel would be required


YMMV

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4 minutes ago, payxibka said:

EAD and AP are freebies...  You never know if interim travel would be required

 

4 minutes ago, CaseyBorne88 said:

Thank you for the information. I appreciate it 👍

I agree it is all one price if you file for AP or don't. Looking back I wish we file for AP/EAD when I filed for my asawa's AOS in 2013 

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4 minutes ago, payxibka said:

EAD and AP are freebies...  You never know if interim travel would be required

Yeah. We have considered that certain situations might warrant necessary travel, but after reading that the document is no guarantee for reentry into the US and that it has happened to others before; we both decided that we would not want to risk that considering everything that we have put into getting this far.

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3 minutes ago, CaseyBorne88 said:

Yeah. We have considered that certain situations might warrant necessary travel, but after reading that the document is no guarantee for reentry into the US and that it has happened to others before; we both decided that we would not want to risk that considering everything that we have put into getting this far.

Exception rather than the norm


YMMV

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15 minutes ago, CaseyBorne88 said:

Yeah. We have considered that certain situations might warrant necessary travel, but after reading that the document is no guarantee for reentry into the US and that it has happened to others before; we both decided that we would not want to risk that considering everything that we have put into getting this far.

File the I-131 along with the I-485 and the I-765.........there is ABSOLUTELY no reason to omit it.!!  I'm not sure why you think filing it is risky, but you are 100% incorrect....Just file it!!

Edited by missileman

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  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
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Edited by missileman

                               :idea:MSC (National Benefits Center) I-751 filers- Please add your data :idea:                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Id1duRRByZHJmhEzl9N25GqwzcnUyLCR4e4N9W6zGLg/edit#gid=0

 

Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
  • "..case ready to be scheduled for interview" on 5/29/2019
 

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19 minutes ago, missileman said:

 

File the I-131 along with the I-485 and the I-765.........there is ABSOLUTELY no reason to omit it.!!  I'm not sure why you think filing it is risky, but you are 100% incorrect....Just file it!!

If I mistyped I apologize. I don't think "filing it is risky". It is the part where it is no gauruntee of reentry in the US that is enough to make me not want to take that risk in ever using it; no matter how small that risk is. It's how me and my fiance both feel after all the hoops we had to jump through.

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25 minutes ago, CaseyBorne88 said:

no guarantee for reentry into the US

Only US Citizens are guaranteed reentry to the US. 


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4 minutes ago, CaseyBorne88 said:

If I mistyped I apologize. I don't think "filing it is risky". It is the part where it is no gauruntee of reentry in the US that is enough to make me not want to take that risk in ever using it; no matter how small that risk is. It's how me and my fiance both feel after all the hoops we had to jump through.

What happens if a family member becomes sick? What if she needs life saving treatment in another country? 

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2 minutes ago, CaseyBorne88 said:

If I mistyped I apologize. I don't think "filing it is risky". It is the part where it is no gauruntee of reentry in the US that is enough to make me not want to take that risk; no matter how small. It's how me and my fiance both feel after all the hoops we had to jump through.

Re-entering the US via a valid Advance parole document is not normally an issue.  That is the purpose of the documentEven residents with a valid green card are not guaranteed entry into the US.   In addition, filing the I-131 has no impact on the AOS process.........as I said, there is no reason to omit filing it.......good luck.


                               :idea:MSC (National Benefits Center) I-751 filers- Please add your data :idea:                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Id1duRRByZHJmhEzl9N25GqwzcnUyLCR4e4N9W6zGLg/edit#gid=0

 

Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
  • "..case ready to be scheduled for interview" on 5/29/2019
 

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There have been many posters here who failed to file the I-131, then regretted that decision later when the new immigrant had a real need to travel outside the US prior to receiving their GC.  I have NEVER seen a poster regret filing the I-131..

 

Edited by missileman

                               :idea:MSC (National Benefits Center) I-751 filers- Please add your data :idea:                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Id1duRRByZHJmhEzl9N25GqwzcnUyLCR4e4N9W6zGLg/edit#gid=0

 

Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
  • "..case ready to be scheduled for interview" on 5/29/2019
 

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You may not want to use it but at least get it.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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