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swati yadav     04/08/2020 03:49 AM

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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grk2020     04/03/2020 13:48 PM

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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Denverfiler     04/01/2020 16:32 PM

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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wonderer7     03/19/2020 21:57 PM

I just received this document today, it is an actual piece of paper looking somewhat like a certificate.
All of the information is correct except above my picture at the bottom is someone else's name and signature. I chatted with an agent online with USCIS and they said I have to re-apply for the I-131 starting over from the beginning and send the document with wrong info to prove it's their error. That's just not right to submit everything all over again which will probably require fingerprints again. Also my AED just updated to being mailed to me, I sure hope it is correct or I'll have a big paperwork mess to figure out.

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DOOM85     03/14/2020 13:04 PM

Hello. I have been reading experiences on this platform for a while now, I decided to share mine.

So, I just came in from my home country Nigeria. I was there for 2 weeks. Left end of Feb...came in mid March. I live in NYS...flew out of JFK...came in through JFK...both non stop.

My flight came in really early in the morning. Airport was virtually empty that early. At the first check point I gave the officer my passport and AP card. He asked a few questions: where I travelled to, how long, any other country visited, coming in with food, $ up to 10,000, etc...and said I would have to go to another officer...expected. He walked me there...he had my passport and card with him. I had to leave my hand luggage at the entrance...couldn’t take it into the room. We get into the room...it looked split into two. The far side from the door had more people...about 7 or so...most were sleeping. The side (bigger) closer to the door had about 3 or 4 people...myself included. There were 2 officers attending to people. The initial officer dropped of my passport on the counter and told me to sit. I think I saw them take my passport and AP card to a closed off office behind the counter. I’m guessing my info was checked out there...just guessing.

After I was taken to secondary inspection as expected, I waited about 5 mins or less before my name was called. I was asked about 4 questions: where I flew to, how long, why, and my address in the States. Lasted about 2 mins. After, the officer gave me my passport, AP card and a long laminated card inside my passport and said welcome to the United States. At the door, another officer asked for my passport...took the laminated card and said I could go.

Checked my passport, it was stamped...paroled.

That was it. I grabbed my hand luggage...picked up my checked in luggages and left.

Entire process less than 10mins.

A little about myself...came in on F1...never out of status...no criminal records...adjustment through marriage to another Nigerian.

Happy to answer any questions.

Thanks and good luck y’all.

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Tinarg1     03/11/2020 00:53 AM

Hello, has anyone recently traveled using AP? If so can you please share your experience!

Thank you!

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Marcelo     03/02/2020 00:37 AM

Hello everyone.
I’ve been waiting anxiously for my case to be over for a long time.
I’m married to to a US citizen, we applied for a green card back in August 2019. But before that , I had to clear some records that I had back in the days. We sponged those records before applying which took another year and a half prior to apply.
Just the beginning of February of 2018, I received my combo card. My interview was held in Santa Clara office on February 18th 2020. My I130 got approved maybe a week later. Now, just waiting for approval for my I485.
Since I have the combo card I would love to go and visit my family overseas, but because of my records I’m debating if I should live the country. I came here in a student visa back in 2005 and over stayed for about 10 years illegal.
Has anyone here had any convictions and traveled on AP? If so please give some light. Because seems like I can’t make up my mind yet.
Thanks for reading
Wish you the best!!!

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Joeboyyy     02/28/2020 02:13 AM

Hey guyz. Do you think it’s safe to use my advance parole to travel to Nigeria considering the fact that Nigeria has been added to the Travel Ban List? Do you think it affects Nigerian Citizens here in America with Advance Parole? What do you all think guyz?

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olusc.newyork     02/27/2020 22:02 PM

My husband returned today from his country where he had been for 2 weeks.
Had no issues on a border control. They just ask where he have been.

So, don’t be scarred of traveling with AP. I was so much worried about it, but after reviews those who made it, he decided to go. And I am happy that he had a chance to see his family.

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nono85     02/27/2020 16:03 PM

I'm new here, and not sure where to post.
I applied for I-131 advance parole in August, on Jan 24 / 2020 it got approved. A month later I did not get it, so called USCIS the officer said I have to wait as my application is still within normal processing time even though it was approved. Today the status changed to status updated to show fingerprints were taken.
What should I do? Is this normal?

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