Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:40 AM
I looked it up last night when I was posting about it, but didn't give the info. I found that the closest deferred inspection stations are in L.A., which as I mentioned, is about an hour and a 1/2 to 2 hour drive from here, depending on traffic. sigh. It's not THAT far, but still. I'm pretty sure that's the nearest infopass location as well. I have not been there yet, as we've been really busy in the past 4 days getting everything together for the house since my fiance didn't live on his own before I got here (he just moved mid-December and the apartment had nothing... no furniture, no food, no shower curtain or dish rack or any accessories like that... $500 later, plus $450 of groceries that his mom bought us, and I think we're good for now, finally...). I'm going to test my luck and call the customer service line, and see if they can help first.
Thanks for the tips everyone. On the instructions for the I-102 it does say that if I'm requesting a correction due to a USCIS error I don't have to pay the fee, but I'm not sure they consider this the same thing. I mean yes, they made an error, but it's not like they issued me something with incorrect info. Either way, it takes 2.5 months to process, according to their time table, and I'd rather not wait that long to file for everything. Though, I guess depending on what they say I'd have no choice. I'm sure though if people have been able to get an I94 from the deferred inspection stations, then I should too. So that gives me some hope.
Luckily I don't need to have a SSN to get a marriage license here, but I do need the I-94 for the EAD and AP application as well, and I don't know if it's possible that ALL forms would be lenient on the lack of I-94. I'm a little hesitant to attempt filing without the I-94. Simply because the instructions flat out ask for a copy of it. Who knows. On the plus side, my passport looks quite new, even though it's a few years old, so it's clear to see that nothing was stapled to it, and they even wrote K1 on the stamp, so they KNEW they were processing me for K-1. I didn't enter via the airport, I entered by driving across the bridge, and was never given anything to fill out. Just one thing I had to sign.
I guess I won't be getting a bank account any time soon.
On top of receiving the 'oops' canceled visa in my passport as well, I should be able to provide some great examples on how people really need to be careful and know the process inside and out (thought I did, but obviously not) and NOT trust anyone working in this process. This is ridiculous. Anyway, I'll let everyone know how it goes.
I'll just toss this in as a side.... the day after we arrived in California (after a 5 day drive here), my fiance went to work and was fired. I was supposed to be able to get a job where he worked once I received my EAD, so basically I've also lost the job I would've had. So.... that's not helping.... I'll post about that on another thread. lol... yeah.....
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May 23, 2012 - Mailed I-751
January 7, 2013 - RFE Received
March 26, 2013 - RFE Response Sent
April 11, 2013 - ROC APPROVED
June 8th, 2013 - 10 yr GC Received (FINALLY)
March 23, 2010 - Mailed I-485 (AOS), I-131 (AP), I-765 (EAD)
June 7, 2010 - AP received
June 12, 2010 - EAD received
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April 22, 2009 - I-129F Sent
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January 20, 2010 - Wedding