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Hello Guys,

 

We have AOS pending since February 12th with "Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview" status. We are planning a wedding in May 202, but our fear is that interview would not be scheduled by then and my wife would not have her green card. As we called USCIS we were told that processing times increased from 6-8 months to 10-22 months. Therefore we are planing to apply for travel parole(I-131). My question is since Travel Parole documents takes 3-5 months should we apply for it in the begging of December or even earlier, so we can have our wedding abroad? 

 

PS When should we also apply for Employment Authorization renewal?

 

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You can file for EAD renewal up to 180 days before it expires. Since the processing time is so bad it's advised to file as soon as you are eligible for it. Also after you file the will extend your EAD automatically for another 180 days....

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10 minutes ago, Epix said:

I've been reading the instructions for both AP and EAD, but I am little confused. Should I submit filing fee or not?

It's free: https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-485instr.pdf Page 16: "If you properly file Form I-485 and pay the required fees, you may file Form I-765 and Form I-131 without paying additional fees. You may file these forms together, or if you choose to file Form I-765 or Form I-131 separately, you must also submit a copy of your I-797C, Notice of Action, receipt as evidence that you filed and paid for Form I-485." My recent renewal was free.

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23 minutes ago, HRQX said:

It's free: https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-485instr.pdf Page 16: "If you properly file Form I-485 and pay the required fees, you may file Form I-765 and Form I-131 without paying additional fees. You may file these forms together, or if you choose to file Form I-765 or Form I-131 separately, you must also submit a copy of your I-797C, Notice of Action, receipt as evidence that you filed and paid for Form I-485." My recent renewal was free.

Thanks for the response HRQX. We will get the forms prepared in the next couple and apply. 





 

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16 hours ago, Epix said:

Hello Guys,

 

We have AOS pending since February 12th with "Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview" status. We are planning a wedding in May 202, but our fear is that interview would not be scheduled by then and my wife would not have her green card. As we called USCIS we were told that processing times increased from 6-8 months to 10-22 months. Therefore we are planing to apply for travel parole(I-131). My question is since Travel Parole documents takes 3-5 months should we apply for it in the begging of December or even earlier, so we can have our wedding abroad? 

 

PS When should we also apply for Employment Authorization renewal?

 

Thank you

The slick way to do it is to concurrently file for AOS/EAD/AP (I-485/I-765/I-131). This is constantly being mentioned in the AOS forums, and also in the Special Instructions tab in the USCIS Form I-485 link: https://www.uscis.gov/i-485 . The Special Instructions also mention a method for you to now file for AP and not pay a fee. The Form I-131 is a snap if you follow the VJ filled in example: https://www.visajourney.com/content/examples/ .

 

As others have said, file for EAD renewal 180 days prior to its expiration.

 

Good luck on your immigration journey.


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49 minutes ago, Pitaya said:

The slick way to do it is to concurrently file for AOS/EAD/AP (I-485/I-765/I-131). This is constantly being mentioned in the AOS forums, and also in the Special Instructions tab in the USCIS Form I-485 link: https://www.uscis.gov/i-485 . The Special Instructions also mention a method for you to now file for AP and not pay a fee. The Form I-131 is a snap if you follow the VJ filled in example: https://www.visajourney.com/content/examples/ .

 

As others have said, file for EAD renewal 180 days prior to its expiration.

 

Good luck on your immigration journey.

Thank you Pitaya.

 

We did file AOS and EAD concurrently like you mentioned, but I never imagined that AOS would take so long. That's why we decided not to file for AP. I am now planning to prepare both EAD renewal (since it expires in April) and AP, so we will have some chance to have everything ready as soon as possible and travel in May 2020. Thanks again.





 

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