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I've researched EAD/AP renewal here on VJ and there's one thing I can't figure out regarding the AP. I'm preparing to file to renew my combo card in a few weeks as my current card expires in 09/19/2019. I know AP is not automatically extended, and I'm not planning to travel overseas after that date, but I am planning to travel before that date.

 

First of all - when I get the new card, will it be valid from the date of approval, or from the date of my current card's expiration date?

 

Second of all - if the first option applies and the card is valid from the day it's approved, and it's approved before my current card expires, does it invalidate my current AP?

 

I just want to make sure that I can travel safely on my current AP, even though my renewal card is processing and may be approved while I'm abroad. 


Swedish/American couple, met at university, eventually filed the I-129F petition in 2017.

K1 NOA1: 9/12/2017. NOA2: 3/10/2018. Case # Assigned: 3/28/2018. Embassy Received: 3/29/2018. Medical: 4/18/2018. Interview: 5/3/2018. VOH: 5/8/2018. US Entry (POE JFK): 5/24/2018.

 

AOS Package Sent: 6/4/2018. NOA1/Received Date: 6/5/2018. e-Notified: 6/11/2018. NOA1 Hardcopy: 6/14/2018. Biometrics Appt: 6/28/2018. I-485 Ready to be Scheduled for Interview: 7/25/2018. I-765 Card in Production: 9/19/2018. I-765 Card Mailed: 9/21/2018. I-765/I-131 Combo Card Received: 9/25/2018. I-765/I-131 Renewal Sent: 4/2/2019. NOA1/Received Date: 4/3/2019.

GC Interview Scheduled: X/XX/2019. GC Interview: X/XX/2019.

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52 minutes ago, LizM said:

I've researched EAD/AP renewal here on VJ and there's one thing I can't figure out regarding the AP. I'm preparing to file to renew my combo card in a few weeks as my current card expires in 09/19/2019. I know AP is not automatically extended, and I'm not planning to travel overseas after that date, but I am planning to travel before that date.

 

First of all - when I get the new card, will it be valid from the date of approval, or from the date of my current card's expiration date?

 

Second of all - if the first option applies and the card is valid from the day it's approved, and it's approved before my current card expires, does it invalidate my current AP?

 

I just want to make sure that I can travel safely on my current AP, even though my renewal card is processing and may be approved while I'm abroad. 

It will be valid for 1 year from the date it got approve. not from your first EAD/AP card expired.

 

Usually K1 visa holder will get their Conditional Green Card before EAD/AP card expired. Seem like you have another 6 months on your card.

 

Since you Alien Registration Number A-xxxxxxxxx doesn't change, I guess only one card will be valid.

Edited by samuelam

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If it's true that it's valid from approval, then what happens if it's approved while I'm abroad?

 

I'm in New York and only 50% of cases are finished by 19 months of AOS processing. So chances are small that I will have my GC before EAD/AP expires.


Swedish/American couple, met at university, eventually filed the I-129F petition in 2017.

K1 NOA1: 9/12/2017. NOA2: 3/10/2018. Case # Assigned: 3/28/2018. Embassy Received: 3/29/2018. Medical: 4/18/2018. Interview: 5/3/2018. VOH: 5/8/2018. US Entry (POE JFK): 5/24/2018.

 

AOS Package Sent: 6/4/2018. NOA1/Received Date: 6/5/2018. e-Notified: 6/11/2018. NOA1 Hardcopy: 6/14/2018. Biometrics Appt: 6/28/2018. I-485 Ready to be Scheduled for Interview: 7/25/2018. I-765 Card in Production: 9/19/2018. I-765 Card Mailed: 9/21/2018. I-765/I-131 Combo Card Received: 9/25/2018. I-765/I-131 Renewal Sent: 4/2/2019. NOA1/Received Date: 4/3/2019.

GC Interview Scheduled: X/XX/2019. GC Interview: X/XX/2019.

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11 minutes ago, LizM said:

If it's true that it's valid from approval, then what happens if it's approved while I'm abroad?

 

I'm in New York and only 50% of cases are finished by 19 months of AOS processing. So chances are small that I will have my GC before EAD/AP expires.

Your Alien Registration Number A-xxxxxxxxx doesn't change. DHS will have your record when you return to US with an invalid card.

 

I think AOS is not depended on which state you are located at but when you submit your I485 application.

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