View Full Version : AP Renewal Please Help

03-14-2011, 06:57 PM
I applied for my AP two weeks ago (Sent to Phoenix lock box), got the receipt.
I have an upcoming travel in May which I had not prepared for, I still have a valid H-1B stamp till 2012, I last entered US using H-1B even though I had an AP.
Now, If the AP is not approved by May, can I still leave the country and enter using H-1B? I am still working for the same employer.
If I leave the country without getting AP approved, is it like abandoning pending 485.
Please clarify.


03-14-2011, 07:28 PM
I am in a similar situation. My AP is pending, but I do have a currently valid AP, which I used to enter the US.

According to my lawyer, you have to be in the country when applying for yr AP (ie. when the application is sent ). You don't have to be in the country after that (ie. when they are processing it). Given that you're completely on a H1, I don't think you'd have a problem.

Of course, I am not a lawyer, I am just telling you what I got from my lawyer.

03-15-2011, 03:25 PM
thanks vinzak..