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Travel on AP / ESTA needed?

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Good morning all,

 

I recently had my interview but my status hasn't changed yet. I do have the EAD/AP combo card and will be traveling outside the country next week. Other than the combo card, marriage certificate and passport I was wondering if I need an ESTA as well? Or will it be fine without ESTA?


❥ K1 Visa Timeline                                                                            ❥ AOS Timeline

2017-06-02 | I-129F sent                                                                                                  2018-06-12 | AOS / EAD / AP sent

2017-06-07 | I-129F NOA1                                                                                               2018-06-25 | AOS / EAD / AP NOA1

2018-01-04 | I-129F NOA2                                                                                               2018-07-20 | Biometrics 

2018-01-25 | NVC received                                                                                             2018-07-25 | Case is ready to be scheduled for an Interview

2018-02-06 | NVC case number assigned                                                                   2018-11-08 | EAD / AP approved

2018-02-12 | NVC left                                                                                                      2018-11-17 | EAD / AP card received

2018-02-22 | Consulate received

2018-02-27 | Packet 3 received

2018-03-01 | Packet 3 sent

2018-03-05 | Packet 4 received

2018-03-12 | Interview ❥ APPROVED!

2018-03-17 | Visa received

2018-03-26 | POE

2018-05-01 | Marriage ❥ Best day of my life!

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ESTA is a travel authorization to board the plane. Your AP also lets you board, so there is no need for an ESTA.


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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