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CamillaAuch93 posted a topic in General Immigration-Related DiscussionHi all, I've lurked on these forums for months and finally need some advice. I'm getting ready to file I-751 but do NOT have a physical green card as it went missing overseas in December 2016, I immediately filed an I-90 but they are so backlogged. I'm STILL waiting to receive it but it could be a while (Current processing times are in Sept 2016, so still 3 months out from me). I'm expecting my I-90 will be approved in Nov/Dec Anyway- I can file my I751 Mid October and I'm already worried about not having enough supporting evidence. But my major concern is I do not have a physical green card, nor do I have anything besides a picture of the front of green card before it went missing, I don't have a back copy (my PC died and it wasn't backed up, luckily had a photo of the front on husband's old phone). Everywhere I've read you have to submit front and back copy of card. Another thing I need advice on- if I file I-751 at 90 days before GC expires, and my I-90 to replace hasn't been approved, will it cancel it and I won't get my physical GC because it's so close to expiration? If that happens, I will get the stamp to travel. But, I'm just worried because then when I want to file next October 2018 for N400, I doubt i will be able to because I will have NO physical green card or real copy..... Filed I-90: December 2016 (Still pending and only processing Sept 2016 currently, so I expect another 3-4 month wait) Filing I-751 October 2017 (Will this cancel my I-90? I don't want to not file my I-751 to close to deadline but also I want physical green card back even if it will expire so soon) Filing N-400 October 2018 ??? I feel like I'm in such a difficult position with my I-90 hoping to be approved so close to I-751 filing time. I've dreaded this moment since my GC went missing and now having to face reality head on. Any advice anyone can provide will be great. I have spoken to a few immigration lawyers in my area who honestly have no idea what to do either, alot of them said I know more about the process than them
I'm starting a thread for folks who have filed an I-90 for a replacement green card which is processed at the Potomac Service Center. Please post up here if you are waiting for a replacement card and the date you filed so we can track the progress of I-90s being processed. Our story - My wife's green card was mailed to us in early January and arrived at our local post office a few days later. Unfortunately we did not receive a tracking notice after the card was sent through Priority Mail so we had no way to know that it had arrived. Our mail was being held at the local post office around the time the card arrived due to theft from the central mail box at our development. My suspicion is that a postal employee saw that mail for our address was being held at the post office so they used the opportunity to steal my wife's green card. By the time I got the tracking notice a month later, it showed that a delivery attempt was made but the "business was closed" so the envelope was returned to the local post office. Obviously my residence is not a business but it made the post office records show that a delivery attempt had been made. By this time my wife's green card was long gone. I suspect it fetched a pretty penny because inauguration day was approaching and we all know how the Obama replacement feels about immigrants. Unfortunately the post office took no responsibility for the theft of our card due to obvious reasons. USCIS policy is that a lost card regardless of how it was lost requires an I-90 be filed, a new fee paid and a new biometrics taken. The only exceptions to not paying the fee is if the information on the card due to USCIS error is wrong or if the card was actually returned to USCIS. Currently the processing time for I-90s shows that they are processing applications submitted back in August of 2016. In May the USCIS rolled out a new green card design which may have played into the delay but it would seem they should be catching up on processing applications. We filed online and paid our fee back on March 2, 2017. My wife attended a biometrics a few weeks later on March 21. We attended an INFOPASS appointment in May and the officer told us that it is taking up to a year to receive replacement cards. So that my wife could prove permanent residency, the officer put a stamp in her passport which shows permanent residence and that an I-90 has been filed. Best wishes to those who wait with us for their replacement green cards.