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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hello, 

 

My AP card (by VJ estimate/timeline) should come around end of June or early July. I am so homesick and eager to go home for a visit. I’m just wondering what if any are the consequences of leaving without AP if you have it when going back to US? As in if I left sometime soon without my AP card and my husband just brought it to me when it arrived in the mail? Is this a stupid idea? 

 

Thanks

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12 minutes ago, Mrsjackson said:

Is this a stupid idea?

What would happen if there was a problem issuing the AP Card?   CBP will also know if you left before the AP is issued if you flew and they also have access to Canadian records.

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September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Haiti
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13 minutes ago, Mrsjackson said:

Hello, 

 

My AP card (by VJ estimate/timeline) should come around end of June or early July. I am so homesick and eager to go home for a visit. I’m just wondering what if any are the consequences of leaving without AP if you have it when going back to US? As in if I left sometime soon without my AP card and my husband just brought it to me when it arrived in the mail? Is this a stupid idea? 

 

Thanks

Wow, I wouldn't do. 

So what will happen if you don't get the AP then and you have an interview for the AOS

 I think since one doesn't have the AP, they basically shouldn't leave the country. 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Unfortunately yes. Very.

Your AP needs to be approved and in your hands prior to leaving the US and has to be valid the entire time you are out of the US. (CBP records exits too remember?). 

The consequences? You most likely would be denied entry upon readmission, sent back to your country and not be able to return to the US until an I130 Consular Spousal petition was filed, approved and the subsequent Spousal Visa approved and on hand. 

 

https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/travel-documents/emergency-travel

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Czech Republic
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22 minutes ago, Mrsjackson said:

Hello, 

 

My AP card (by VJ estimate/timeline) should come around end of June or early July. I am so homesick and eager to go home for a visit. I’m just wondering what if any are the consequences of leaving without AP if you have it when going back to US? As in if I left sometime soon without my AP card and my husband just brought it to me when it arrived in the mail? Is this a stupid idea? 

 

Thanks

Honestly, first of all, I would not rely on VJ timelines, and second I wouldn't leave US until I´ll have the card in hand, because you can spoil your immigration process and it is clearly stated that if you want this process to lead to a successful conclusion, you can´t leave without the card. It is hard for everybody, the process is unfair to all of us, but this is how it is. It's a cliché, but YOU CAN DO IT, EVERYBODY CAN, everything will be over soon and then you will just relief and hopefully forget how difficult this time was.(L)

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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18 minutes ago, Mrsjackson said:

Hello, 

 

My AP card (by VJ estimate/timeline) should come around end of June or early July. I am so homesick and eager to go home for a visit. I’m just wondering what if any are the consequences of leaving without AP if you have it when going back to US? As in if I left sometime soon without my AP card and my husband just brought it to me when it arrived in the mail? Is this a stupid idea? 

 

Thanks

To be blunt, yes, it is a stupid idea.  Why would you risk abandoning your adjustment?  You would have to start over, outside the US.  

 

I get the homesick - I’ve been here 2.5 years AND I’m only about an hour over from my family and friends, and I still do get homesick.  The waiting for AP was only 100 days for me, but those were a LONG 100 days, so I empathize with the longing to visit, but the risk is just too great, especially with everything you have invested thus far. 

 

Due to the time of year I arrived, I missed Christmas, which is a big holiday in my family, and that was awful, but I was on FaceTime with everyone and that helped.  

 

It DOES get easier being away from the comforts of home, but you gotta give yourself that time to readjust and settle in.  It’s hard as a K1 because you have the change of scenery AND a marriage that’s new.  Very difficult things to suddenly find yourself facing, but know, it will improve :)

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I’ve been here since Feb 1st and I am extremely homesick too so you’re not alone ♥️ Your AP will be here before you know it then when you’re back with your family you’ll be looking forward to coming back home to the states! 

 

Stay strong you are almost there ♥️

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Leaving without an approved AP = automatic abandonment and denial of your AOS application. You almost certainly would not be permitted entry without obtaining an immigrant visa abroad. ETA: ~12-14+ months. All fees paid to date would be wasted.

Technically you can leave with an approved AP but not the card in hand yet. But this is typically such a short period of time and not something I would rely on.

 

Wait for AP or be ready to start over from scratch.


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

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: 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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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34 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

 

What would happen if there was a problem issuing the AP Card?   CBP will also know if you left before the AP is issued if you flew and they also have access to Canadian records.

Yeah so what I was confused about was whether or not they would care if I had left before it was issued. If they do then I definitely won’t. 

4 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Leaving without an approved AP = automatic abandonment and denial of your AOS application. You almost certainly would not be permitted entry without obtaining an immigrant visa abroad. ETA: ~12-14+ months. All fees paid to date would be wasted.

Technically you can leave with an approved AP but not the card in hand yet. But this is typically such a short period of time and not something I would rely on.

 

Wait for AP or be ready to start over from scratch.

Okay thanks. So definitely a stupid idea. Will be waiting for AP haha. 

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I wouldn't do it! Just wait it out! I know you may be really homesick, trust all of us, we understand. 💜 But it would be a dumb idea to ruin all of the hard work you guys have already done for the AOS process thus far. 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I think you have been given some good advice. Do not leave without your AP. I remember being in your shoes about 5 years ago. I had just got married and filed all of my paperwork. Not able to work or really do anything because I did not have my driver's license. As others have said here, it does get better. Find things to do for the time being to keep your mind off being homesick. As one other poster put it, your AP will be here before you know it. I also have to agree that it is not worth the money or time to have to start all over again. I am now at the end of my journey and have a citizenship interview next month. I can safely say that I go to visit friends and family in Canada but when I return I am glad to be back home in the good ole USA. Hope that everything works out for you and that you find something to do like a hobby to pass the time. 


 

 

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Aug 11, 2018 (Day 6): Recvd notification that Biometrics appointment scheduled  Oct 17, 2019 (Day 17) : Received Passport

Aug 13, 2018 (Day 8): Received biometrics appt letter online                                      Oct 21, 2019 (Day 21) : Received Naturalization Cert. back

Aug 28, 2018 (Day 23): Biometrics Appt

May 06, 2019 (Day 274): In Line For Interview

Jun 11, 2019 (Day 311): Interview Date

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On 5/8/2019 at 8:01 PM, Mrsjackson said:

Hello, 

 

My AP card (by VJ estimate/timeline) should come around end of June or early July. I am so homesick and eager to go home for a visit. I’m just wondering what if any are the consequences of leaving without AP if you have it when going back to US? As in if I left sometime soon without my AP card and my husband just brought it to me when it arrived in the mail? Is this a stupid idea? 

 

Thanks

It certainly does not sound wise 

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