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Does anyone know if you can leave the US after your AOS interview and reenter on your AP card if your green card hasn’t been approved?


I-129F

17 March 2017 (Fri): USPS Priority Mail to Lewisville, TX

21 March 2017 (Tue): Delivered to Lewisville, TX

27 March 2017 (Tue): NOA1 via SMS and e-mail - petition assigned to CSC 

1   April 2017 (Sat): Received NOA1 I-797C Hard Copy

25 July 2017 (Tue): NOA2 approval 

29 July 2017 (Sat) : NOA2 Approval notice received by mail

8 August 2017 (Tuesday): NVC case number received

9 August 2017  (Wednesday) : Left NVC for Embassy

10 August 2017 (Thursday): Manila Embassy received and ready status on ceac.

5 September 2017 (Tuesday): Medical Exam SLEC.  X-Ray Positive so Sputum test ordered. Appt for Sputum set

27 September 2017 (Wednesday): Sputum exam x 4 days

1 December 2017 (Friday) : Sputum exam Completed and Vaccinations given . Ready for interview .

7 December 2017 (Thursday): Interview and approval

12 December 2017  (Tuesday): Passport with Visa ready to be picked at 2Go.

17 December 2017 (Sunday) : Flight and POE in USA..

 

AOS I-485

 

24 August 2018 (Friday): AOS/EAD/AP packet in mail with USPS tracking number

4 September 2018 (Tuesday): Email and Text of USCIS Acceptance with 3  MSC # for all      (GC,EAD,AP)

8 September 2018 (Saturday):  Received our (3) NOA1 for (GC,EAD,AP)hard copy via mail

25 September 2018 (Tuesday) Biometrics Appointment

02 October 2018 (Tuesday): Case Status updated to Ready to Schedule Interview

28 January 2019: EAD/AP card approved

06 Feb 2019: EAD/AP combo received

09 May 2019: Interview

xx/xx/xxxx: GREEN CARD ISSUED!!!

xx/xx/xxxx: GREEN CARD IN HAND!!!

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18 minutes ago, LionessDeon said:

Yes that is what it’s for. 

 I understand what it’s for . But I mean after you AOS interview , you leave the US and let’s say you green card is approved and sent but you don’t have it , is it ok to re-enter on your AP card or is the AP card cancelled when green card is approved.

 

 


I-129F

17 March 2017 (Fri): USPS Priority Mail to Lewisville, TX

21 March 2017 (Tue): Delivered to Lewisville, TX

27 March 2017 (Tue): NOA1 via SMS and e-mail - petition assigned to CSC 

1   April 2017 (Sat): Received NOA1 I-797C Hard Copy

25 July 2017 (Tue): NOA2 approval 

29 July 2017 (Sat) : NOA2 Approval notice received by mail

8 August 2017 (Tuesday): NVC case number received

9 August 2017  (Wednesday) : Left NVC for Embassy

10 August 2017 (Thursday): Manila Embassy received and ready status on ceac.

5 September 2017 (Tuesday): Medical Exam SLEC.  X-Ray Positive so Sputum test ordered. Appt for Sputum set

27 September 2017 (Wednesday): Sputum exam x 4 days

1 December 2017 (Friday) : Sputum exam Completed and Vaccinations given . Ready for interview .

7 December 2017 (Thursday): Interview and approval

12 December 2017  (Tuesday): Passport with Visa ready to be picked at 2Go.

17 December 2017 (Sunday) : Flight and POE in USA..

 

AOS I-485

 

24 August 2018 (Friday): AOS/EAD/AP packet in mail with USPS tracking number

4 September 2018 (Tuesday): Email and Text of USCIS Acceptance with 3  MSC # for all      (GC,EAD,AP)

8 September 2018 (Saturday):  Received our (3) NOA1 for (GC,EAD,AP)hard copy via mail

25 September 2018 (Tuesday) Biometrics Appointment

02 October 2018 (Tuesday): Case Status updated to Ready to Schedule Interview

28 January 2019: EAD/AP card approved

06 Feb 2019: EAD/AP combo received

09 May 2019: Interview

xx/xx/xxxx: GREEN CARD ISSUED!!!

xx/xx/xxxx: GREEN CARD IN HAND!!!

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I asked the same question at my interview and the officer assured me it is ok to use AP but my GC arrived before my trip so I never checked it at the Point of Entry...


AOS:          Received Date:  April 2      NOA 1:  April 5 2018
Biometrics:  April 27  Fingerprint Review Was Completed:  April 30
Case Ready to be scheduled: May 3
( that update only showed up in August! after being notified about EAD&AP )
EAD&AP  We approved your case:  August 8   /  In the mailbox:  August 16 2018
Interview   -    March 14 2019    (
Notice Date:  February 1)  -   Approved!

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Posted (edited)
5 minutes ago, Tella&T said:

I asked the same question at my interview and the officer assured me it is ok to use AP but my GC arrived before my trip so I never checked it at the Point of Entry...

Same - we asked as well and got the same answer.

If AOS is formally approved before return to the US, just tell the CBP officer so they admit you as an LPR instead of a parolee.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

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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Check your case status at the new website : https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov

USPS INFORMED DELIVERY https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action

 

How to talk to a live person at USCIShttps://goo.gl/54z5bZ

What to do after NOA2 Approval? How to contact NVCClick here for info - https://goo.gl/KggThF

If you cannot get NVC on the phone try this - https://secureforms.travel.state.gov/ask-nvc.php

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What happens if the AOS is denied while out of the country?


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Posted (edited)

Then the person will most likely not be admitted back and will need to apply for a visa if they want to return to the U.S.  

 

However, I don't think that there's a real risk of being surprised by a denial while out of the country.  Firstly, how the interview goes should give you a pretty good impression of how likely USCIS is to approve or deny your application or to request more evidence.  Secondly, I believe they tend to send a NOID before actually denying you. 

Edited by RLA

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On 4/9/2019 at 2:03 PM, Naes said:

Thanks @Naes :) 

 

I got some good news yesterday as i got my AOS notice of approval in the mail. My status changed to card is mailed to me just this morning. I'm hoping i can get it this week so i don't have to worry anymore and i can book my flight home. Just praying my grandma will wait for me. 🙏

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