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I am a K1 visa holder, residing as a legal alien in the USA, and currently awaiting my AOS and EAD. I would like to apply for advance parole (AP) so that I have the freedom to visit Canada as I wish until I get my green card.

I have heard that when you apply for AP, your AOS processing times becomes delayed further (??). Is this true? Has anyone experienced this or any other disadvantages to applying for the AP??

Thanks in advance, .. any input would be greatly appreciated before I fork out the new $305 fee.

~linda

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Considering that you are nearly 2 mos. into your AOS application, you might find that, if all goes well, by sending off your AP application now or in the near future, your AOS and AP could quite possibly be approved at or about the same time, therefore not realizing much benefit of a $305 fee payment.


YMMV

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Can someone please comment on the OP's statement that applying for AP delays AOS? I just applied for AP/EAD because I am stuck in namecheck. I don't want that to delay my AOS further!!


AOS

AOS Package received in Chicago 4-25-07 (Day 1)

NOA 1 5-01-07 (Day 7)

Cheque Cashed 5-02-07 (Day 8)

Touched 5-04-07 (Day 10)

Biometrics Appointment 5-18-07 (Day 26)

Touched 5-21-07 (Day 29)

Transferred to CSC e-mail 5-25-07 (Day 33)

Touched 5-28-07 (Day 36)

Touched again...feels niiiice! 5-29-07 (Day 37)

Notice of CSC transfer via reg mail 6-01-07 (Day 40)

Touched; 'pending @ CSC' e-mail 6-07-07 (Day 46)

Touched 6-08-07 (Day 47)

Touched 6-10-07 (Day 49)

Touched 6-19-07 (Day 58)

Touched 6-20-07 (Day 59)

Touched 8-31-07 & 9-3-07

Card Production Ordered 10-01-07

Welcome Notice Sent 10-02-07

Lifting of Conditions

Sent 7/13/09

Received at CSC 7/14/09

NOA Receieved (Dated 7/14) 7/18/09

Biometrics Appointment 8/12/09

Touched 8/13/09

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I don't really see why it would delay the AOS process. Sometimes AP/EAD are even getting processed at different locations.


Nadine & Kenneth

Our K-1 journey

02/06/2006 filed 129F

07/01/2007 recieved visa via "Deutsche Post"

08/27/2006 POE Dallas

->view my complete timeline

AOS, EAD and AP

12/6/2006 filed for AOS & EAD

1/05/2007 AOS transfered to California Service Center

2/26/2007 EAD recieved!

7/20/2007 filed for AP

8/20/2007 AP recieved

01/16/2008 letter to Congressman

03/20/2008 card production ordered---no interview!!!

03/24/2008 Welcome letter arrived

03/27/2008 my GREENCARD arrived!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!! No more USCIS for about two years!:-))

Removal of Conditions

02/02/2010 filed I-751

02/19/2010 check cashed

02/22/2010 NOA1

05/15/2010 touched

06/10/2010 online update:card production ordered

06/17/2010 approval letter in mail

07/01/20010 Greencard arrived

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Actually there is some sort of linkage. There are reports that an RFE on one will stop processing on the others, though I do not know the entire story.

Edited by fwaguy

YMMV

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Where did the OP hear that applying for AP will delay your AOS???

I have never seen any evidence that applying for AP or EAD after AOS is filed causes delays on AOS.... the only evidence for delays come from getting a RFE on AOS, that can cause delays on your EAD and AP...

Kez

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OP here.

One of my best friends went thru the K1/AOS/EAD process back in 2003 and he applied for an AP to go back to Canada for family reasons. Apparently, this caused a further delay in the processing of his AOS. I don't know the details ... am waiting to hear back from him via email. Will post when I do. I thought it was strange too ... because I had not heard of this anywhere else (ie: visajourney).

~l

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Yes, that would be interesting to read...keep us updated please!


Nadine & Kenneth

Our K-1 journey

02/06/2006 filed 129F

07/01/2007 recieved visa via "Deutsche Post"

08/27/2006 POE Dallas

->view my complete timeline

AOS, EAD and AP

12/6/2006 filed for AOS & EAD

1/05/2007 AOS transfered to California Service Center

2/26/2007 EAD recieved!

7/20/2007 filed for AP

8/20/2007 AP recieved

01/16/2008 letter to Congressman

03/20/2008 card production ordered---no interview!!!

03/24/2008 Welcome letter arrived

03/27/2008 my GREENCARD arrived!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!! No more USCIS for about two years!:-))

Removal of Conditions

02/02/2010 filed I-751

02/19/2010 check cashed

02/22/2010 NOA1

05/15/2010 touched

06/10/2010 online update:card production ordered

06/17/2010 approval letter in mail

07/01/20010 Greencard arrived

m_6d36288420d5938301b3093f21f99d98.gif

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