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  1. IF it gets to the stage where governments, globally and in the US, start taking measures to stop the spread (closing schools, places of work including government offices etc) then Coronavirus is more likely to cause delays to your application, rather than work to your benefit and enable you to "use" it to expedite your case.
  2. I think it took just over a week, but that was 18 months ago so it may be taking a little longer. There was a holiday last week so that will have slowed your husband’s up a little too. I hope it arrives soon!
  3. Assuming your husband applied for AP and EAD together when applying for AOS? If so, then the fact AP was approved on 11th Feb should mean that the EAD was approved at the same time, and the EAD/AP combo card should be on it's way. When my AP and EAD were approved, the case status only changed for the AP and didn't change for my EAD.
  4. I believe that after 10 days of living in California, you can't use your UK license. And even though you don't have a greencard yet, you are still living here. It's annoying, as a tourist from the UK can drive for 3 months in California using their UK license, but the rules are different when you live here. Buying a car shouldn't be an issue, apart from the fact you won't be able to test drive it yourself as they'll ask for a license and won;t accept your UK one. But you won't be able to legally drive it and if you get pulled over by the fuzz then pleading ignorance won't cut it.
  5. As long as she is old enough to legally gamble, then yes absolutely she can gamble in the casino!
  6. It took 7 months for me to receive AP. At the time of applying, it was estimated to take 3 months, so we stupidly arranged a big 'wedding' celebration back in the UK the following summer after I arrived. The wedding was at the end of June, and I received AP just 3 weeks before we were due to fly. I cannot even begin to explain to you just how stressful that whole situation was! Waiting and not knowing if I would receive AP in time, whilst the whole time the clock was ticking down. We got to the point where we were about to cancel the whole thing, and had a very emotional chat late one night where we decided if it hadn't come by the end of the week we would let all our friends and family know that it wasn't going to happen. Luckily, I awoke that next morning to an alert that it had been approved. Like others have said, if his sister's wedding is so important to him, he should delay his entry to the US on the K1 visa until after her wedding. The 4 months between applying for AP and receiving it seems optimistic at best, and in reality unrealistic. He doesn't want to have that constant sick feeling I had for months when you're not sure if it will arrive in time or not. Mine luckily ended in a happy ending, but his may not, and what happens if it doesn't arrive in time? Is he prepared to make the decision between missing his sister's wedding, or going anyway and effectively ending his AOS application? A wedding is not considered reason to expedite AP.
  7. It may be something as simple as they misplaced a document you sent. I received an RFE asking for my birth certificate, even though I'd already sent it in my original application.
  8. I find it surprising that she was advised not to apply for an ESTA because of a DUI. I have two friends in the UK who both have DUIs, and both have been able to apply for and visit the US using an ESTA. Although this is from the NZ embassy, I assume it would apply to the UK too: A special note about applicants with DRINK DRIVING convictions:According to USCBP applicants with a single DIC/DUI conviction is NOT grounds to deny entry into the U.S; however, multiple DIC/DUI convictions or a DIC/DUI conviction in combination with other misdemeanor offenses can make a person inadmissible and require a waiver prior to entering the United States. https://nz.usembassy.gov/visas/criminal-convictions/
  9. The same thing happened to me when I arrived a couple of years ago. I landed around 7pm at LAX on 31st August, but my I-94 said I arrived on 1st September. When I did my AOS, I used the 'correct' date of when I actually arrived, and not the I-94 date. It never came up during the AOS process, but I had copies of my boarding pass and the stamp in my passport to prove when I actually arrived, in case I was challenged during the interview.
  10. I think you'll have to queue up and present your Advance Parole documentation to the border officer. I traveled last year using an AP/ EAD combo card and when I arrived back at LAX and presented my documents, I was sent to secondary processing as according to the agent I was 'one of those funny ones who doesn't have status, but doesn't not have status'. I waited for about 30 mins in secondary processing before being asked some basic questions about when I got married, where I live etc and then was allowed through.
  11. You can order a copy of his birth certificate from the website of whichever county council his birth was registered. It's really straight forward to apply and using the standard service takes about 2 weeks to receive the birth certificate. It costs around 12 pounds. Edit: For some reason when I read your original post I thought you were from the UK. If you're not then ignore this as it may be different for the country you are from.
  12. Why not just get married at the Turkish equivalent of a courthouse without any family there, and then apply for a spousal visa and then do your 'proper' wedding in the US with all your friends and family once the visa is acquired? Family may get offended, but they would most likely be supportive of your decision and understand the reasons why. We did something similar, got married in a courthouse in the US with just our daughter as a witness, and then a year later did a 'proper' wedding celebration in the UK with all our friends and families. Most people attending the wedding in the UK didn't even know we were already legally married as we just kept that info to our family and close friends, as in our eyes the UK wedding celebration with our friends and families was when we were properly married, the courthouse ceremony was to satisfy visa requirements.
  13. Which internet browser are you using? I remember having issues with the DS-160, can't remember the specifics but it was to do with uploading a photo. I tried it in a different browser and it worked.
  14. I visited my wife (then girlfriend) for 3 months around 3 years ago. I too had just quit my job in the UK prior to visiting. I had evidence of my mortgage on the property I owned as proof of my ties to the UK, in case I was questioned. If you have a mortgage or rental agreement, I would suggest those as evidence. Strangely enough, that was the one visit where I wasn't asked any questions by the border officer other than how long I'm visiting for. I told him 87 days and he smiled and waved me through.
  15. I was in a similar situation last year. Applied for AOS/EAD/AP in November 2017 when the estimated time frame was only 3 months. I was expecting to have it by March 2018. March rolled around and no sign of my EAD/AP. I had also planned a wedding celebration for back home (which I know wasn't the brightest idea without having documents in hand) at the end of June 2018. As time ticked by and I was outside the estimated time, I did a couple of online queries and received no response, so I booked an info pass appointment and explained my situation. The officer at my appointment was helpful and was able to look into my case and could see that it had recently been 'touched' and had been worked on. Based on that he expected me to receive it within 4 weeks. He also made it clear that having flights booked and a wedding celebration planned were not acceptable reasons for my case to be expedited. 4 weeks rolled by with still no sign and my wedding celebration fast approaching, so I scheduled another info-pass appointment. Luckily fate would have it my appointment was with the same person, who was surprised that I still hadn't received it. He made some calls and put in a request to the office dealing with my case to see if it could be looked at ASAP. He said there was nothing more he could do, but said he would keep chasing up. A couple of weeks later, and around 3 weeks before I was due to leave for my wedding celebration, I received notification that it had been approved. I'm not sure if it was due to my infopass appointments and the actions the officer took on my behalf, or if my case happened to finally came to the front of the line. But scheduling an infopass appointment may be a good idea for you at this stage (that's if the rules for scheduling an infopass appointment haven't changed since last year).
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