Last month, we came to US using our Advance Parole. I had a paper version of Advance Parole and Aditi had the new card version -- which is both EAD and Advance Parole.
This is the first time, we are entering in Advance Parole. We got out of the plane last and we in the line for immigration at EWR -- Newark Liberty International airport. I was watching the people at different immigration counters talking to CBP officers. Whoever has advance parole were taken somewhere by the immigration officer.
When our turn came, I wished the officer and said, "Another Advance Parole". He gave a great sigh. He asked us to do the finger prints and took our picture and said, "walk with me". I asked him what the procedure is. He said he will take us to another floor, where there will second level of immigration check by special officer who handles advance parole cases. He said it is a very normal process for all the "Parolee" to check if everything is ok and valid in our case. He took us to a room in another floor, where there were about 30-35 people waiting -- mostly from India. He asked us to sit in waiting area and he gave our papers to one of the two officers there and left. We were waiting there, while our papers are being processed. After some time, one the officers called my name, we went there and he just gave us the papers. No questions. Nothing. I opened the advance parole paper and saw it had a stamp with last date in advance parole as the validity date. Both our passports where stamped. We are good to go.
I was worried after reading lot of forums and seeing lot of people had mentioned that they were questioned, scrutinized for 45 minutes and all that. But, this was rather smooth, except the extra time to wait.