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Does anyone have any suggestions relating to applying for emergency advance parole? (I am pending AOS from a K1). My father passed away unexpectedly yesterday and I am his only family. 

 

Field office will not accept walk ins. I called USCIS and requested emergency AP; said ideally I leave today (obviously it’s out of my hands). The representative I spoke to said someone would call me back (this was about two hours ago). Field office closes at 3:30pm, so if there’s anything I can/should do to improve my chances of getting looked at today, I want to try and do it. I have all the paperwork (and photos, etc.) with me; I just need them to look at it. 

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Sorry for your loss. I can only suggest may be try walking in even if they don’t accept walkins and tell the security guard about your extreme urgency. May be they allow that for extreme urgent case like yours. Call uscis again and mention your urgency again, may be one good agent will let you talk to Tier 2 directly without wait.


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Make sure you have evidence to support the application, do not know how it works in Canada but something official.


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3 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Make sure you have evidence to support the application, do not know how it works in Canada but something official.

I have a signed letter from the funeral home confirming his death and that I am his only family. I can’t get his death certificate from hospital records until at least tomorrow because it’s a holiday in Canada. 

 

It was just so frustrating to go in to the office and be directed to the phone and the forms on the website, when the instructions on the website say to appear in person to try for emergency AP.

 

 

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They have been switching over and it is not unusual for publish information not to be in sync with current practice. Not sure if all offices are now by prior appointment, might be worth checking is there are other ones you can get to where you can walk in.


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In case anyone reads this later looking for advice on emergency AP:

 

We needed to call USCIS first; they would not accept walk in. We called right at 8am; on hold for 20ish minutes. The rep took my information and told me I would receive a call back.

 

We received the call back just before noon. The representative who spoke to me was very kind and helpful. She was able to schedule an InfoPass appointment for 12:30 (so it was good we were sitting outside of the field office). We had to print the confirmation notice, so thankfully there was a library nearby. 

 

In addition to the documents listed as required for emergency AP (new I-131 forms, two passport photos, proof of address, I-797s for both AP and AOS), we were also asked for copies of my birth certificate and for our marriage certificate. We were not expecting this, but were able to print them at the library as well. The letter from the funeral director confirming my father’s death and my status as next of kin was deemed sufficient (which is good, because I cannot get the death certificate until at least tomorrow due to the holiday in Canada). 

 

Total time to arrange everything was 7 hours. 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, d24v said:

In case anyone reads this later looking for advice on emergency AP:

 

We needed to call USCIS first; they would not accept walk in. We called right at 8am; on hold for 20ish minutes. The rep took my information and told me I would receive a call back.

 

We received the call back just before noon. The representative who spoke to me was very kind and helpful. She was able to schedule an InfoPass appointment for 12:30 (so it was good we were sitting outside of the field office). We had to print the confirmation notice, so thankfully there was a library nearby. 

 

In addition to the documents listed as required for emergency AP (new I-131 forms, two passport photos, proof of address, I-797s for both AP and AOS), we were also asked for copies of my birth certificate and for our marriage certificate. We were not expecting this, but were able to print them at the library as well. The letter from the funeral director confirming my father’s death and my status as next of kin was deemed sufficient (which is good, because I cannot get the death certificate until at least tomorrow due to the holiday in Canada). 

 

Total time to arrange everything was 7 hours. 

 

 

Truly sorry for your loss. Thanks for taking the time to share how the process goes when requesting emergency AP,  despite going through such a difficult moment.

I am curious though about the fee: did you pay there, prior or afterwards? 

 

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