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    Folks,

    Last year when I got my first Advance Parole (I-512L) based on my pending EB2 NIW Adjustment of Status, the document stated that immigration officer at PoE will parole the bearer into the US after an overseas travel for bonafide business or personal reasons. I have used my first AP twice this year without any problems. The form version was from 2003.

    I just received my second AP, but it states immigration officer to parole the named bearer into United States upon urgent humanitarian reasons or signficant public benefit. This is the confusinng part. The version of this I-512L is from 8/30/05 is it is probably the newest form.

    I need to use the new AP for business travel next month. Has anyone who applied for AP recently gotten this 8/31/2005 version of I-512L? Is it a cause for concern?

    Thanks in advance for your replies.

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    Advance Parole Document

    Originally posted by EB2_012004
    Folks,

    Last year when I got my first Advance Parole (I-512L) based on my pending EB2 NIW Adjustment of Status, the document stated that immigration officer at PoE will parole the bearer into the US after an overseas travel for bonafide business or personal reasons. I have used my first AP twice this year without any problems. The form version was from 2003.

    I just received my second AP, but it states immigration officer to parole the named bearer into United States upon urgent humanitarian reasons or signficant public benefit. This is the confusinng part. The version of this I-512L is from 8/30/05 is it is probably the newest form.

    I need to use the new AP for business travel next month. Has anyone who applied for AP recently gotten this 8/31/2005 version of I-512L? Is it a cause for concern?

    Thanks in advance for your replies.
    Yes I also received I-512L with this new wording ( 2nd AP ). The first one is just I-512. These form versions and wordings are confusing. After discussing with other people I concluded that the first one is a simpler form and when INS issues a second AP they word the AP differently which alarms us. By the by can any one point me to the format of employment verification letter to be carried while travelling on AP.

    Thanks,
    Goodyearahead

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    • #3
      Originally posted by goodyearahead
      Yes I also received I-512L with this new wording ( 2nd AP ). The first one is just I-512. These form versions and wordings are confusing. After discussing with other people I concluded that the first one is a simpler form and when INS issues a second AP they word the AP differently which alarms us. By the by can any one point me to the format of employment verification letter to be carried while travelling on AP.

      Thanks,
      Goodyearahead
      Thanks for your reply. What I also would like to find out from other AP applicants whether all the recent I-512L say "urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit"?

      I have traveled twice now on AP. I was never asked for employment verification letter, but of course it is good to carry. I don't think there is a standard format for the letter. At minimum it should list your position and how long you have been employed.

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      • #4
        I-94 card

        I got my AP recently and don't remember I get the same message on mine. I'll go back home to get the exact messge on mine. Meanwhile, I have a question on using AP --When you use AP to travel abroad, did you give your I-94 card to the airline? Did you get a new one from the airline when returning back to US?

        Thanks,

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 2005perm
          I got my AP recently and don't remember I get the same message on mine. I'll go back home to get the exact messge on mine. Meanwhile, I have a question on using AP --When you use AP to travel abroad, did you give your I-94 card to the airline? Did you get a new one from the airline when returning back to US?

          Thanks,
          Thanks! Please do let me know the text on your AP.

          When you travel overseas, you should surrender your current I-94 to an airline official just before boarding the plane. When you check in for your return flight, you need to pick up white I-94 along with customs declaration. Make sure you fill both these before you exit the plane. When you approach the immigration officer at the port of entry, you need to hand over your passport, original AP, I-94 and customs declaration. After doing initial formalities, the officer will ask for an escort to take you to secondary processing where another immigration officer will stamp your passport, I-94, and the AP document and then send you on your way to baggage claim and customs. This has been my experience. Your mileage may vary.

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          • #6
            Advance Parole Document

            Originally posted by 2005perm
            I got my AP recently and don't remember I get the same message on mine. I'll go back home to get the exact messge on mine. Meanwhile, I have a question on using AP --When you use AP to travel abroad, did you give your I-94 card to the airline? Did you get a new one from the airline when returning back to US?

            Thanks,
            Hello 2005perm is your AP the first one or you have a renewal. If it is first one you may not have this wording just check and let us know.

            Goodyearahead

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            • #7
              Advance Parole document

              Originally posted by EB2_012004
              Thanks for your reply. What I also would like to find out from other AP applicants whether all the recent I-512L say "urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit"?

              I have traveled twice now on AP. I was never asked for employment verification letter, but of course it is good to carry. I don't think there is a standard format for the letter. At minimum it should list your position and how long you have been employed.
              Hello EB2_012004 from your nick name it looks like you are EB2 with a PD of Jan 2004 am I right?....I am also very close to you EB2 with May 2004 PD got stuck in retor..let us keep in touch.

              Goodyearahead

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              • #8
                Same wording...my concern

                Hello All,
                Just noticed that my family got the same wording ("urgent humanitarian or significant public benefit") in their AP approval . They are in India now. I am concerned do they need to prove this criteria to the immigration officer? How they can?
                Pleease let me know...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kesab
                  Hello All,
                  Just noticed that my family got the same wording ("urgent humanitarian or significant public benefit") in their AP approval . They are in India now. I am concerned do they need to prove this criteria to the immigration officer? How they can?
                  Pleease let me know...
                  All:

                  Could the reason for the curious wording be that USCIS is using the same form for all types of advance paroles as stated in the USCIS memo I found here? http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/lawsre...memo063005.pdf

                  Thanks.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by EB2_012004
                    Thanks! Please do let me know the text on your AP.

                    When you travel overseas, you should surrender your current I-94 to an airline official just before boarding the plane. When you check in for your return flight, you need to pick up white I-94 along with customs declaration. Make sure you fill both these before you exit the plane. When you approach the immigration officer at the port of entry, you need to hand over your passport, original AP, I-94 and customs declaration. After doing initial formalities, the officer will ask for an escort to take you to secondary processing where another immigration officer will stamp your passport, I-94, and the AP document and then send you on your way to baggage claim and customs. This has been my experience. Your mileage may vary.
                    Thanks for the reply. I did go back reading the words more closely, it did say the same thing --immigration officer to parole the named bearer into United States upon urgent humanitarian reasons or signficant public benefit.

                    This is my first AP. So looks like they changed the wording for all. I asked my lawyer's assistant, she said she never saw anybody having problem for coming back on AP. For those who travelled lately on AP with this message, they may be able to provide more accurate information.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 2005perm
                      Thanks for the reply. I did go back reading the words more closely, it did say the same thing --immigration officer to parole the named bearer into United States upon urgent humanitarian reasons or signficant public benefit.

                      This is my first AP. So looks like they changed the wording for all. I asked my lawyer's assistant, she said she never saw anybody having problem for coming back on AP. For those who travelled lately on AP with this message, they may be able to provide more accurate information.
                      Thanks 2005perm. It does look like USCIS is using the same I-512L for all types of Advance Paroles as I found in a USCIS memo (please see my earlier post). So there is probably nothing to worry about.

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                      • #12
                        Use AP recently

                        Has anyone used AP recently with this new confusing message? Could you please share your experience?

                        Thanks.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 2005perm
                          Has anyone used AP recently with this new confusing message? Could you please share your experience?

                          Thanks.
                          my wife and i just returned from Sweden. we entered at different POEs self in atlanta and she in DC. No problem
                          infact i didnt even know this change existed
                          BTW i was asked to wait in a secondary area while they checked my criminal background ( LOL) and whola i missed my flight, but apparently they have informed all airlines of delays and they will put u on another flight.

                          bottom line travel on AP no issues for me

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                          • #14
                            My wife and kids just returned from India (last week) without any problem. Officer at POE asked for only AP and Passport. So COOL.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks.

                              Thanks, masala dosa and kesab. That's great to hear.

                              Don't know if anybody used AP to enter US when AOS/green card was approved while the applicant was abroad? My lawyer said technically the person can't use AP to enter in that case, but in reality people got in with AP. Anyone who had such experience, please share.

                              Thanks,

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                              • #16
                                My Ap is expired.

                                Does I need to reappy new one for next year My H1 is getting exired in next year, and I do have planes to go to India.
                                5 Years Based(GC):
                                VA Resident (Fairfax Field Office)

                                09/26/2011 N400 Regular Mail to TX Lockbox
                                09/30/2011 Delivered to the Lock box, TX office
                                10/03/2011 USCIS text and email confirmations received
                                10/04/2011 Check cashed
                                10/05/2011 FP letter mailed
                                10/07/2011 FP Letter recived.
                                10/31/2011 FP FP done on 10/31/2011 .
                                11/02/2011 Online Status changed to Testing and Interview
                                02/10/2011 IL received
                                03/13/2011 Interview scheduled
                                xx/xx/2011 Oath Ceremony

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by USCIS_GC_APPRO
                                  Does I need to reappy new one for next year My H1 is getting exired in next year, and I do have planes to go to India.
                                  yep, this needs to be renewed every year (takes 4 months to renew AP)

                                  Also, I have come back into USA 2 times this year with AP (new one) and had no issues/problems getting in. Only pain in *** is that they send you to secondar inspections and then stamp/update passport/AP documents.

                                  thanks

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