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My GC interview is coming up tomorrow and my anxiety is over the roof. I'm having some questions and hoping to get answers before it drives me crazy.

 

1. Do they take my advance parole away at the interview?

2. If they do, can I obtain any temporary doc to leave the country? I booked a trip home for August 17 before I knew my interview date, having my AP in hands. Now I may potentially be in a situation when I have no document to leave the country again, for several weeks.

3. how long does it usually take to get GC in hands after the interview if everything goes smoothly and no RFE?

 

Thanks!

 

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EAD/AP is cancelled until the GC is approved.

If you're approved right after the interview, you can ask for an I-551 stamp on your passport -that serves as proof of residence-.

The card arrives in around 7-9 days after approval. 

 

 

 

Edited by Allaboutwaiting

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1 No

2 Doesn’t apply since you would still have AP

3 usually a week or two, but I think the standard approval NOA says up to 60 days.

 

 

Hopefully all goes well for you, try and relax a little.  I know easier said than done.


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Hi, reading the answers to your question, I am a little confused.  Do they take the EAD/advance parol card away at the green card interview?

 

My husband has his EAD/advance parole card, and his interview is scheduled for Aug 22.  Would they take that card away during the interview?  If so, is he still able to work?

 

Thanks

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46 minutes ago, rebnoe said:

My husband has his EAD/advance parole card, and his interview is scheduled for Aug 22.  Would they take that card away during the interview?  If so, is he still able to work?

The EAD card is invalidated once permanent residence status is granted.  That means if he gets approved on the spot USCIS might keep his card.  In that case he could ask to get his passport stamped.  If they don't make a decision right away he can keep his EAD card.  Either way he will remain legally authorized to work during the whole time (unless they deny his Greencard).  

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55 minutes ago, rebnoe said:

Hi, reading the answers to your question, I am a little confused.  Do they take the EAD/advance parol card away at the green card interview?

 

My husband has his EAD/advance parole card, and his interview is scheduled for Aug 22.  Would they take that card away during the interview?  If so, is he still able to work?

 

Thanks

I’m out of the interview with questions answered:)

so the advance parole and AP is valid until the status changes to approved. After that, you’re officially a resident and don’t need your AP even if you haven’t received the card in hand yet (you’re approved and it’s underway).

as far as traveling, if by the time you live the country the status changes to approved but you don’t have a card in hand, they said to set up infopass and get passport stamped. If it doesn’t change to approved yet, AP card is valid for traveling.

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Just now, LarryHickman said:

So how did it go? What did they want to see and ask?

I had like 1000500000 page file and she was nice enough to say “I’ll take anything you want to give me” lol. We submitted a lot of evidence with the original petition, so she didn’t really need anything, she just wanted some additional evidence. She went through our application and updated any questions that changed since we applied, such as my employment, and a few other things. She asked how we met, some stuff about our families, about our wending , looked at our pictures and asked about that situation, and that was it. It was very chill. She didn’t say you’re approved but everything indicated that we’re fine. I say, if you’re truly married and your finances are in order than there’s nothing to worry about 

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4 minutes ago, stacyt said:

I had like 1000500000 page file and she was nice enough to say “I’ll take anything you want to give me” lol. We submitted a lot of evidence with the original petition, so she didn’t really need anything, she just wanted some additional evidence. She went through our application and updated any questions that changed since we applied, such as my employment, and a few other things. She asked how we met, some stuff about our families, about our wending , looked at our pictures and asked about that situation, and that was it. It was very chill. She didn’t say you’re approved but everything indicated that we’re fine. I say, if you’re truly married and your finances are in order than there’s nothing to worry about 

So basically she took nothing you brought or looked any documents she just asked about the relationship, viewed some current pictures and made a few updates about your lives? 

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Just now, LarryHickman said:

So basically she took nothing you brought just asked about the relationship and made a few updates about your lives? 

No she actually took everything that I brought that I haven’t already submitted (I had everything from day 1 of meeting my husband so hat was already on file). I know some officers don’t want any more evidence if they have enough to make a decision, but this lady saw me super prepared with color coded stickers and tons of stuff and said “I’ll take anything you want to give me” so I gave her everything I could lol, about 3/4 of my file 

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2 hours ago, stacyt said:

No she actually took everything that I brought that I haven’t already submitted (I had everything from day 1 of meeting my husband so hat was already on file). I know some officers don’t want any more evidence if they have enough to make a decision, but this lady saw me super prepared with color coded stickers and tons of stuff and said “I’ll take anything you want to give me” so I gave her everything I could lol, about 3/4 of my file 

That’s actually so cute!

 

i was like “hey look at my folder I brought all these for you!” 😂😂 


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7 hours ago, stacyt said:

No she actually took everything that I brought that I haven’t already submitted (I had everything from day 1 of meeting my husband so hat was already on file). I know some officers don’t want any more evidence if they have enough to make a decision, but this lady saw me super prepared with color coded stickers and tons of stuff and said “I’ll take anything you want to give me” so I gave her everything I could lol, about 3/4 of my file 

We did the same thing, brought our entire K1 file (copy) as well as anything updated since we filed the AOS.  Heck, when my wife had her N400 interview, we brought a copy of each submission up to then (K1, AOS, ROC and N400).

 

I am glad your interview went well, and hopefully you see an approval soon.  When Katya had her AOS interview, we had the same outcome, no decision at the end, but positive.  She got her approval three days later.

 

Good Luck!


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8 hours ago, RLA said:

Legally yes, but if they take away her EAD/AP card she wouldn't have any document to prove that she has AP. 

Kind of a moot point, but in reality, USCIS does not strip EAD at the AOS interview, so there is no reason to take the card.  If the AOS is denied, then EAD would end.  As to the physical card, if you do continue to naturalization, then you will turn in the card at the oath ceremony.


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