Im a wife of USC. I applied for I-485 AOS last April 23,2013. Got my biometrics done on May 28, 2013. Then my EAC arrived last June 18. Im now waiting for the schedule of my interview? I called USCIS and said that it will take 6more months for me to be able to get a schedule. I didnt apply for advance parole and i wanted to go outside US by October because I thought the green card will arrive before then.
I need some advice. Should I apply for an advance parole while waiting for my GC?
Or is there anything else I can do for now?
You already paid for advance parole with the $1070 filing fee so you might as well apply for it to have shoudl you need to travel. There is nothing you can do to control the work load at the NY office except maybe to move to another District. New York city is posting that they are working on October 2012 cases for I-485:
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The New York Field Office is one of the busiest because of the sheer volume of cases. I agree with my colleague about filing for advance parole, you have already paid for it. Why not do it? This assumes however that your case is not complicated by any criminal history or any history of prior immigration violations. In that situation, it is not advisable for you to travel until your adjustment of status application has been resolved.
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Yes, you can apply for it. However, consult an immigration lawyer before traveling on Advance Parole. There is a risk to traveling on Advance Parole that can be eliminated if you speak to an experienced immigration lawyer.
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I would not recommend leaving without first discussing your seemingly innocuous plan with your counsel of record to avoid drastic complications with re-entry.
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