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Hello everyone,

 

Quick question. I had Green Card Interview this morning based on marriage (started from K1 visa). My Green Card had been approved and she gave me the paper and it stated:

 

"A permanent Resident Card will be mailed to you within 60 days to your address shown above.

 

If you have an immediate and justifiable need to travel outside the United States and cannot wait to receive your PRC, you may obtain temporary evidence of your lawful permanent residence by making an InfoPass appoinment through www.uscis.gov and appearing at USCIS office with this letter and a valid, unexpired passport. You will be required to present documentation to justify your departure from the U.S. Examples may include plane tickets, a doctor's letter describing the critical conditiion of a family member abroad or a written order assigning you overseas."

 

Should I do as per state above ? since I already have Advance Parole Card and I already bought the ticket to Singapore and Indonesia round trip? i am a little bit worried they will not let me in as I heard story from my friend that even his green card is on the mail, but he went home and they didn't let him in enter US.

 

I thought my green card will take longer that is why I intended to use my Advance Parole Card to go home to see my unwell dad.

 

Any thoughts? 

 

 

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Suggest that you follow the printed instructions given to you at your AOS interview. The first thing to do is to get on the stick and make an InfoPass appointment.

 

Good luck.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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On 8/14/2019 at 12:40 PM, Pitaya said:

Suggest that you follow the printed instructions given to you at your AOS interview. The first thing to do is to get on the stick and make an InfoPass appointment.

 

Good luck.

i called them and it waited 30 minutes long until i can talk with someone and she said their representative will call me back in 48-72 hours. My departure will be on 23 August. 

 

I wish that i can get an answer soon if my Advance Parole Card will be fine as i assumed if my green card is not in my hand yet, it means that the Advance Parole card is fine... i saw some youtubers share their stories about AP card and almost everyone said they let them in.

 

 i assumed the statement on the paper is for people who didnt apply for AP yet.. but i just need assurance.... 

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With these current days of "enhanced enforcement" and heightened awareness of immigration practices by CBP and ICE, it is my impression that what was allowed before may not be OK now. You really need to get more confirmation of your documentation from the official agency, USCIS, rather than some online bloggers talking about times gone by.

 

It may be time to get the Federally elected official for your area involved in this affair. Many of these officials have liaison staffers that can contact and perhaps facilitate your GC, or a I-551 stamp in your passport. Often having documentation of the uncertain health of your parent may facilitate the process.

 

Good luck on your immigration journey.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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18 hours ago, adri80 said:

i called them and it waited 30 minutes long until i can talk with someone and she said their representative will call me back in 48-72 hours. My departure will be on 23 August. 

 

I wish that i can get an answer soon if my Advance Parole Card will be fine as i assumed if my green card is not in my hand yet, it means that the Advance Parole card is fine... i saw some youtubers share their stories about AP card and almost everyone said they let them in.

 

 i assumed the statement on the paper is for people who didnt apply for AP yet.. but i just need assurance.... 

Schedule an INFOPASS appointment through the following link:  https://my.uscis.gov/appointment  or

 

https://infopass.uscis.gov/

 

Or here.

 

http://www.uscis.gov/news/fact-sheets/your-guide-infopass

 

 

InfoPass is a free service that lets you schedule an appointment with a USCIS Immigration Officer by using the Internet at any time of day or night. If you have an immigration issue that is best handled by a trained USCIS Immigration Officer, InfoPass will let you schedule your appointment online instead of requesting it in person at your local USCIS office.

InfoPass makes your life easier:

  • It’s free: Scheduling your own appointment costs you nothing
  • It’s convenient: Make your appointment via the Inter

Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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6 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

Schedule an INFOPASS appointment through the following link:  https://my.uscis.gov/appointment  or

 

https://infopass.uscis.gov/

 

Or here.

 

http://www.uscis.gov/news/fact-sheets/your-guide-infopass

 

 

InfoPass is a free service that lets you schedule an appointment with a USCIS Immigration Officer by using the Internet at any time of day or night. If you have an immigration issue that is best handled by a trained USCIS Immigration Officer, InfoPass will let you schedule your appointment online instead of requesting it in person at your local USCIS office.

InfoPass makes your life easier:

  • It’s free: Scheduling your own appointment costs you nothing
  • It’s convenient: Make your appointment via the Inter

Thank you. However, I already checked all sites above earlier.

 

if you check at this link https://my.uscis.gov/appointment 

it said: 

Inside the United States

If you are inside the United States, you can no longer schedule an appointment online using InfoPass for domestic offices. However, you can check your case status, see our case processing times, change your address, and use other tools on our website.

 

Thats why i called them and she said somebody will call me back to set up the appointment for me within 48-72 hours. Now is already passed 48 hours but no call yet from them and tomorrow is Saturday so i am guessing they will be off?

 

I might come to USCIS on Monday morning, if this not resolve until my departure, I will take the risk using Advance Parole card, or maybe my husband can go home first here after our trip and ask him to send the greencard to my country after he received it by trusted shipping company such as FedEx or DHL. 

 

That is what I am thinking now. 

 

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Moved from Adjustment of Status from K Visas forum to Working & Traveling During US Immigration forum.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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after a little bit stress here and there i finally got  my green card delivered one day before i have to fly... one thing bothered my mind finally solved. 

 

eventhough im pretty sure EAD + AP combo card would be fine as well if the card didn't delivered before i fly...

 

 

 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Teemo said:

@geowrianis this another case where the OP would be fine using AP instead of waiting for GC in hand, because GC is only evidence of LPR?

It would be preferred to just get an I-551 stamp if possible, but a valid AP would work to board the flight then CBP could see they are an LPR.


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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