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Going back home with AP in France for family visit and mental health
Hello everyone,

I would really appreciate some advice on a using my EAD/AP combo card to go back to my country (France), to visit my family.

I came here on a K1 visa last October. I applied for AOS on December 23rd, 2019. My EAD/AP was approved a couple days ago (May 27th), and I should receive my combo card anytime now.

I have been struggling a lot mentally for a few months now, even before the whole COVID-19 thing. Our « big » wedding was supposed to be celebrated with my family coming from France on April 5th, but was cancelled. My grandmother passed away 2 weeks ago, and I wasn’t able to go back to my country for the funeral. And in general, I have been struggling here as a foreigner, with big relationship issues with my mother in law and feeling very very homesick. I am very close to my family and leaving them to come here was a huge sacrifice for me, but I did it for love. I now have severe anxiety and panic attacks and have had to see a therapist. Thanks to this therapist, we got a letter explaining our situation and my husband is going to get special/emergency unpaid time off so that him and I can go visit my family for 6 weeks, from July 10th to August 23rd. We already booked plane tickets a while ago, knowing that we could cancel if I didn’t get my AP in time, but now I will get it soon (if there’s no issue with postal service).

Those 6 weeks are not just important to me, I need this time with my family for my mental health, and that will always come first.

I am very well aware that there is no guarantee that I will be let back in the US. My husband will be with me and we would make sure we have a copy of the letter from our therapist as well as a copy of my husband’s employer explaining our situation.

This forum/topic is the only place I have found positive things about using AP for « non emergency » reasons. I have asked for advice on so many different Facebook groups and people just tell me it’s too risky and that they won’t let me back in. I don’t know what to believe anymore.

Thank you for reading me and thank you in advance for your help and advice.
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Renewal of Combo Card
Hi Everyone,

I filed for AOS (through marriage) and my interview has been completed last Sept 2019 and I haven’t received any new information, but online, it says pending for review.

My combo card is expiring on Sept 2020.

Can someone help me or tell me the steps on how to renew it? Do I need to have a cover letter? Which forms shall I need to fill up?

I read a lot while researching but I want to know it from someone who did it.

I want to do it myself since I have no extra funds to pay for a lawyer.

Thank you so much for your help and may God bless us all.
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I have received this letter regarding my I-765/I-131 applications. This letter also makes reference of my current status and want to know if someone has received a letter like that.

April 7, 2020
My name
My Address
RE:My Name
I-131/I-765, Application for Travel Document and Advance Parole
Combination Employment Authorization
And Advance Parole Request
Now that you have become a Permanent Resident of the United States we would like to welcome you and congratulate you. You should have received, or will soon receive, your approval notice followed by either your permanent resident card, form I-551, or instructions on when and where to go to have your biometrics (photograph, fingerprint and signature) taken so that we can produce your I-551.
As a permanent resident, you can travel to a foreign country and freely reenter the united states. All that you will normally need is a permanent resident card and passport from your country of citizenship. You don’t need and Advanced Parole travel document to reenter the united states. Also, as a permanent resident, you may be used to prove employment eligibility when you start new employment. You do not an employment authorization document to prove employment eligibility in the united states. Consequently, the application for travel document and the application for employment authorization that you had filed no longer serve a purpose and, as such, have been denied.
There is no appeal from this decision. You may file a motion to reopen or reconsider. Your motion to reopen or reconsider must be filed on form I-290B, notice of appeal or motion, within 30 days of the date of this notice (33 days if this notice is received by mail). For the latest information on filing location, fee, and other requirements, please review the form I-290B instructions provided at http://www.uscis/gov.forms, call our USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283, or visit your local USCIS Office. If USCIS doesn’t receive a properly filed motion, this decision will become final.
This decision does not prevent you from filing any petition or application in the future. Again, congratulations on your accomplishment of becoming a permanent resident of the united states.

Gregory A Richardson
Director, Texas Service Center
Office: XM1533
my I-485 is pending and hasn’t updated since feb, 4th or at least This is what the online case status shows.

My I-140 has been approved in Jan, biometrics were done by Jan as well, I’m pretty much waiting on the 485 interview which makes me think it has been waived due to COVID-19 and what this letter says.

my attorneys haven’t received anything yet just me.

Please, if someone has received a decision letter like that, let me know.
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Travel with EAD combo to Russia/Kazakhstan
Hello everyone!
I got my EAD combo recently and planning to go see my family... but I’m from Kazakhstan and I don’t know if kazak or Russian airlines accept this EAD combo, scared to travel there therefore..
If there’re anyone who traveled to Russia or Kazakhstan recently on AP, please share experience with me, so I know what to expect..???
Thank you and be safe!!!
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Traveling on Emergency Advance Parole during COVID
Hello all,

I am currently trying to figure out how risky it is to travel internationally right now.

I sadly had a death in the family, obtained an emergency AP through USCIS and am now planning on traveling to Germany to be there for a very small “service” as well as to support my mother. I am planning on leaving the Us on Friday and return 3 weeks later. I am currently on AOS (married to USC) and should thus be excluded from the travel ban and/or EO as I fall into the immediate family category.

My question is if anybody has recently traveled on AP and what their experiences were? I read of people getting stuck in their home country due to canceled flights, but as of rn, it seems that flights from Germany are still departing fairly regularly. I just don’t know if I will run into issues upon reentry, even though I have the correct documentation. I originally arrived on F1 Visa and didn’t overstay it or anything.

I am torn because 50% of what I have read or found out through conversations with USCIS, CBP, etc. is that I should be just fine, while another 50% say it’s too risky in the current climate.

Thank you for reading my post and thank you in advance any advice or experience. I appreciate it!
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Executive order impact

I have applied for family based green card and I have received Advance Parole document and my application is pending with USCIS.

I came to India and got stuck here as the international flights got cancelled. I have my advance parole valid untill Feb 2021.

My query is , can I travel back to United states once the lockdown is over or does the immigration ban for 60 days will affect me as well?

Appreciate your inputs!

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Lockdown India
Hi I am stuck in India and now I hear this lockdown will not be lifted for international travel until June 30, my flight back to US was on march 18.
Any one know if theres any way to depart the country?
Visiting home was my dream but now I'm tired already and can't wait to be in US asap.
I'm holding a combo card.
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advance parole getting expired
Hello everyone. hope all are staying safe!!!!!!!!

 I have a query and would really appreciate help.

 I have a pending AOS and my combo card EAD and AP getting expired in may 2020. my problem is m in INDIA at present and unable to reach US due to lockdown , flights not working due to Covid 19 pandemic. If i dont reach US before may then my green card application will be rejected. Is there anyway I can apply for renewal of AP/EAD if at all i m not able to reach US on time?

how can i convey/explain this to USCIS that this isnt my mistake but a global pandemic and emergency situation

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AP after receiving EAD
Hii guys I hope you are all well.
I wanted to ask if anyone here had their EAD and after they decided to apply for advance parole.

Is it possible??
 Do you have to pay a fee and how long does it take?

My attorney did not tell us about advance parole and since the GC proceedings will take too long as it seems im thinking of applying for AP if it is possible since I already have the EAD.

Many thanks
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Temporary travel suspension
Hello family!!!
I hope all are safe on this horrible situation in the present world.
I applied for AOS on 11/22/19
EAD 04/01
I had interview on 3/31/2020 which got cancelled due to pandemic and online status again case is ready to schedule for an interview!!

I had flight on 03/22/2020 which got cancelled due to outbreak of COVID-19
my concern is I had emergency parole which got expired on 3/31/2020 and I'm still in india due to temporary travel suspension and I got my EAD with me. Will it be ok if i travel with combo card or should i need to explain them a situation coz it wasn't my mistake it was national emergency!!!

Suggestions and opinions will be highly appreciated.

STAY SAFE and pray for each other!!!
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