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  1. Hi, If you are doing aos from k1 and haven’t received green card, what should you put as (P1Q6) immigration admission status on renewal i-131 form? We applied for 485/765/131 last June and ead/card received and will expire in Oct., was told to fill out renewals 120 days in advance. Also, for P3Q4a, what should we put - not sure “reentry permit” is applicable? Same questions on 1-765 too (P2 Q24 & 25) Thank you in advance for assistance.
  2. Hi Guys, I'm a little confused after reading contradicting answers online. My situation in short- I filed for AOS/EAD/AP based on a K1 visa on Feb 2018 shortly after I got married. I received my EAD/AP combo card on July 2018 and it is valid until July 2019 (1 year).  Meanwhile, since I reside in NYC, the AOS(I-485) takes much much longer than expected. I'm waiting for them to schedule an interview since September 2018 ("Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview"). Last month I filed for an EAD renewal and received a 797C notice therefore automatically extending my EAD card by 180 days. My main question is regarding my advance parole (I-131)- 1. Is it true that it is valid for 2 years and not 1 year? (my current combo card specifically mentions that the card itself expires on July 2019 without distinguishing between my EAD and AP) 2. If it does expire on July 2019, can I file for a renewal in similar way to my EAD renewal? (I read somewhere that AP cannot be extended) 3. I traveled abroad in December 2018 and returned on Jan 3rd 2019. Upon return the border patrol officer stamped my foreign passport, and wrote under "Paroled" the date of Jan 2nd 2020 (which is 1 year ahead). So my question here is what does this mean? Is my AP valid until July 2019 or Jan 2020? I'm sorry for my very long question Thanks, Dave
  3. Good afternoon, I just wanted to fill you guys in on my experience renewing my MO drivers license today. I filed for EAD/AP/AOS early November and it's still pending. I took my US MO Drivers test in November using my I-94, Passport and K-1 Visa page but my license was only valid for the length of the I-94 document. Of course this expired a little while ago, and I have been unable to drive. So my wife emailed the DMV requesting information as to whether or not we'd be able to renew my license for the time being. There is very little information out there in this. I have included the e-mail below. I walked into the DMV today, and brought the following documents with me: Marriage Certificate Passport AOS Receipt (With stamped biometrics) EAD Receipt (The DMV scanned this document) Utility Bill (Something with my name on it tying me to the address I live) It took her a few tries of various numbers on the EAD receipt but it was approved for renewal of my DL. The process took about 10 minutes once I was at the desk. So those of you wondering about drivers licenses, e-mail the DMV and ask about your state's laws regarding it. Remember: Not all DMV staff are competent. I hope this helps someone out there!
  4. Hi, My EAD/AP runs out on August 28th so I was starting the renewal process today and planning to send everything by tomorrow or the next day. However, as I've been doing all the paperwork I've discovered that I've lost NOA1 for the I-485 and I need this for the renewal (and yes, I've 100% lost it). I need to send the renewal stuff by the end of this week because it's now 6 months until my EAD/AP runs out, can anyone please tell me how I can get another NOA1 for I-485 quickly??? Thank you in advance!!
  5. Hey guys! My driver's license is expiring March 1st and I am trying to figure out a way to renew it. On the DMV website it says that I need verification of legal status but I still don't have my EAD card and I don't even have an approval notice yet. The only thing I have is the I-797C receipt. But they don't mention anything about them accepting that as proof. What can I do? Anyone had the same issue before? I live in California. Thanks for your help!
  6. Hi Guys! I filed for AOS/EAD/AP based on a K1 visa on Feb 2018 shortly after I got married. I received my EAD/AP combo card on July 2018 and it is valid until July 2019 (1 year). Meanwhile, since I reside in NYC, the AOS(I-485) takes much much longer than expected. I'm waiting for them to schedule an interview since September 2018 ("Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview"). USCIS is saying it takes 15-31.5 (AOS) months for NYC - https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/ It looks like my current EAD/AP will expire (July 2019) before I'll receive my green card. What are my options? - Is it true that I can submit for a renewal up to 6 months before it expires? - Will they waiver the EAD/AP fee since it's based on a AOS? - Will it be quicker this time since it's a renewal? (It took me 5.5 months to get my current combo card) Thank you all so much, this forum kicks ###! -David
  7. Hello my friends... I just finally got a job in a bank with my EAD card.... after finishing all the paperwork I realize that I will need to renew my card in a few months because still no interview notice yet. When I Initially fill my case, only did: I485. I765 and I130 I didnt file advance parole, I just tough It wasn't necesary, but at this time I really dont know how long will take the proccess and may be need advance parole to travel to my country. my question is: Can I subbmit the renewal of my EAD and submit the ADVANCE PAROLE form as well? how is the proccess to Renew the EAD? if you have some similar experiences please share it with me. thank you so much guys! down here you all can see my timeline. I fill my case in Houston.
  8. Hi everyone! We are currently waiting for our NOA2 but we have a doubt and we cant find much information about it. I (beneficiary) travel a lot and my current passport only has 2 blank pages and I might need more for my job. I was thinking of renewing my passport before the case is sent out to the NVC. Do you think I can just update my passport information? Or will this be an issue? My us tourist visa is stamped in my current passport. Thanks in advance for your kind replies!
  9. Hello. Do I need to print/fill out the Social Security replacement card application before I go to the Social Security Administration office or Do I need to fill one out there in person? This is for a lost SS card. I have a valid EAD based on category 09. Is showing the EAD enough to get a replacement SS card or do I need to also show my Birth Certificate? My EAD is valid from 8/8/18 - 8/17/19. Which day will I be eligible to renew if there is no decision on my AOS pending application at that time? Do I renew 6 months before expiration date and is the EAD extended for 6 months from expiration date?
  10. Hello! I'm currently filing for my EAD/AP combo card renewal and I'm stuck at the last port/date of entry question in the application. I initially entered the US on k1 visa on July 3rd, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. However, I also went on a 5 day cruise (New Orleans - Mexico - New Orleans) that lasted from Jan 29, 2018 to Feb 3, 2018. The travel history in my I-94 shows my initial port of entry (Atalanta, GA) and the departure in January 2018 for my cruise (doesn't say the specific location though, it just says "unknown") but it doesn't show the arrival. The thing is when I arrived in New Orleans from the cruise, they never checked any of my documents. They didn't scan anything or ran anything through their system so this whole situation is really confusing to me. Now I'm not sure what to say on my application. Do I put July 3rd, 2017, Atlanta, GA or do I put Feb 3, 2018 , New Orleans, LA? I'd really appreciate any help! Thank you!
  11. Hi all! My AOS is in process right now today i received a status update about my AOS is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview. Since my Hong Kong passport going to expire May 2019, I think for safety I should renew it first right? I think I have two options, 1) Go back to Hong Kong to do it after I got my AP 2) Go to the Chinese embassy to do it Just wondering if anyone have experience of renewing your passport in the Chinese embassy in the US?
  12. Hello beautiful peeps!!! First things first please forgive me if this topic has been already created so many times before, however my one and only question is: I have a pending AOS application (which is family based) and I’ve got my initial EAD which has expired already. I’m seeking for some help, trying to renew it. As far as I’m concerned I do not have to pay any kind of renewal fees. But I’m so confused by reading different articles about it. Please let me know what to do. I would also appreciate comprehensive information. Instructions and all of that. Yours truly Danishboi
  13. Hi everyone I am really shocked to receive news my petition to renew my EAD was rejected due to missing fees and outdated form. The form I understand I used mostly the one I sent long ago with my original AOS package. But it is to my understanding I do not have to pay a fee if my AOS is pending. Three days ago I received an e-mail that my interview was scheduled. But I haven't received anything in the mail. My renewal AP was approved and is now in processing and I didn't send any fees for it. My questions are: is a c9 category still valid for renewal of EAD? I sent the proof my AOS was pending. What else do they need to show I don't have to pay for it. Would it be wise not to send it and wait for the AOS interview and just wait for the GC ? Please help!
  14. Ive seen many posts requiring a ton of stuff that the instructions never mention so i'm confused whether or not we need all of this documentation. In the instructions from USCIS, https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-765instr.pdf on page 13, it says you need these things Application filled out a copy of your EAD (the card i assume) 2 identical passport style photos that's all i see for filing documentation. can someone point me to other official uscis documentation stating other required paperwork? I see plenty of posts saying we need the i765 NOA1 and NOA2 and a g1145 form but that's not listed here..
  15. Hey guys! We're currently in the process of waiting for our NOA2 (which hopefully should be approved within the next couple months!) I just wondered if anyone had any experience with renewing passports in this period, and if this has any adverse effect on the process? To clarify, it will be the beneficiary who is renewing their passport in this instance. While it does have a few years left on it, I thought it best to renew it now so it has a fresh 10-year validity so I don't have to worry about having to renew it when (hopefully) having moved to be with my fiancé in the US. Will this be a problem? The only bit of evidence that we supplied USCIS with which contained the passport number was a copy of the I-94, a copy of a U.S entry visa, and a copy of the biographical page of the beneficiary passport. Other than that, we did not list the passport number on the actual application form. My worry is that they might see it, do their background searches, and see its invalid as I will have acquired a new one. Could this cause us issues? Also, if I do renew my passport, would I have to let them know I have a new passport as the beneficiary, or do I just continue the process? Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!
  16. Hello everyone! Soon I will renew my EAD (I cannot do that before 180 days before expiring as their website says) and for those who did so, I was wondering if you had to go through the fingerprint thing again (biometrics). Thank you!
  17. Hi all, I sent in my EAD/AP renewal on May 21st. It says it was delivered on the 29th. Last time it took a week to get a notification but I still haven't heard anything and it's been 10 days since they received it. I attached the G-1145 for both packets. I sent it to: For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries: USCIS Attn: FBAS 131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60603-5517 Are they just really backed up? I thought I would at least get the notification by now.
  18. For those who are planning to apply or renew their Philippine passport, the DFA would accept online appointments only until June 30, 2018.
  19. So I am in the 180-day window of EAD/AP Renewal and currently processing with an employer. I have passed the requirements and the interview and am pending background check for the permanent job offer. My EAD/AP expires in late August and the local office seems really far behind for AOS interviews. I would like to apply now so that I can be a little secure in case the interview is delayed beyond the expiration of my EAD/AP. I was going to attach an email from HR congratulating me for passing the interview. Would that expedite my EAD/AP renewal application? Here is my Checklist: "Tear-off portion" sheet with 3 barcodes from previous EAD approval attached to the front of my packet(Photocopy) EAD/AP Renewal Cover Letter with an explanation for the renewal. G-1145 EAD G-1145 AP Copy of EAD/AP Combo Obverse and Reverse 2 passport photo's (Name and Alien Number written on back) Photocopy of i-797c for my i-485 Photocopy of i-797c biometrics appointment notice Electronic I-94 And then as a side note, to my knowledge-- since I'm (c)(9), I don't need to pay a filing fee. The address would be: USCIS Chicago Lockbox For U.S. Postal Service: USCIS P.O. Box 805887 Chicago, IL 60680-4120 For Express mail and courier deliveries: USCIS Attn: FBAS 131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60603-5517 Am I missing something? Please critique my checklist.
  20. I am adjusting status from a K1 visa and my combo EAD/AP expires on 15th September. I was hoping to travel home from 1-11th September for a wedding. Firstly, is this foolish to apply for re-entry so close to the expiry date of the AP document? I understand I have to allow for unforeseen circumstances, hence why I was planning to leave the 4 day gap. Secondly, I was planning applying for renewal of the EAD/AP combo card this week, as the processing times at my field office are very long so it looks entirely unlikely I will have my GC by September. Let's assume the renewal wasn't processed in time for my travel in September. Is it possible to use the current EAD/AP while I have a renewal application pending? And what would happen if the new document were approved when I was outside the US - would this invalidate the document I had in hand?
  21. Hi - I would like to seek an advice. I am a B1/B2 10yr visa holder from the Philippines. I was married but separated when my visa was granted 2016 and will expire 2026. I was married to a Filipino citizen/visa-non holder. A year after my visa was granted, annullment papers was released - year 2017. My passport is about to expire. Should i renew it using my married name for the meantime to avoid change name issues at the US port of entry? Currently, my visa holds a married name. Or do i need to re-apply a new visa as single? In addition, i was petitioned year 2018 for L-130. Would it affect the status of my petition? Can i update my passport using maiden name before the visa expires or before my immigrant interview? I would greatly appreciate everyone’s response.
  22. Hi guys. I have some questions. I got my Combo Card ( EAD with advance parole) last November. And I need it to renew before 180 days of EAD expiration. What happen if you already applied for the renewal process and then suddenly your Green card arrived, is it possible to cancel the processing and refund the renewal fee? And how long it will takes to get your greencard?
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