Immigration Issues/I-131

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I have a pending I-485 application but I need to come back to the Philippines to pursue my studies for the coming school year so I also filed form I-131 together. The thing is I should be leaving the US by the last week of May to be able to enroll for the upcoming semester but I am not sure if my Travel Document will come in time. Is there any way to expedite the process? I have heard some cases where they got theirs for only one day or a week, and they just went directly to the local office. How does that work? I don't want to abandon my application and fail to attend the upcoming sem. What are my options? Hoping for your response. Thanks

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Hi Armand,

If there is an "emergency", you can make an appointment with the local USCIS office through Infopass at https://infopass.uscis.gov/info_en.php and take the I-131 and I-485 receipt with you along with evidence of registration for classes in the Philippines. If the USCIS deems it to be an emergency, the local office may grant you advance parole document the same day.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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