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Hey everyone

I have just lost my 2-yr conditional green card. It expires at the end of next month (April), and I have already filed my I-751 to remove conditions and have received my NOA. I am traveling overseas in 3 weeks (the week before my lost green card would have expired).

  • Having just paid the $590 for the 10-yr greencard and assuming I'm doing biometrics for that in the next month or two, do I now also have to submit a $450 I-90 (green card replacement) as well? It seems like a strange result, as I would have biometrics for the replacement expired card most likely after the biometrics for my new 10 year greencard. It looks like a replacement card can take over 4 months to receive.
  • In this scenario, can I get an Infopass appointment to get an I-551 stamp without submitting a receipt for submitting the Form I-90 (replacement green card)? Perhaps by submitting my NOA Receipt Notice for the I-751?
  • And can anyone confirm what I need in order to travel overseas without my lost green card (expired or not expired) before a replacement is given to me. Would I need (i) an I-551 stamp, (ii) my NOA (I-751 Receipt Notice), (iii) a police report for the lost card???

Many thanks!!!!


AOS for marriage from E3 work visa
11/09/12, Day 0-Mailed AOS package (I-130, I-131, I-485, I-765) to Chicago lockbox.
11/14/12, Day 4- Text & email received for all 3 forms.
11/16/12, Day 6- I-130 & I-485 checks cashed.
11/20/12, Day 10- NOAs received for I-130, I-131, I-485, I-765.
11/29/12, Day 19- RFE notification on USCIS website for I-130.
12/15/12, Day 35- Receive RFE in the mail (17 days later).
12/15/12, Day 35- Receive Biometrics in the mail (Appointment for 12/27).
12/17/12, Day 37- RFE response sent to USCIS.
12/19/12, Day 39- RFE response received by USCIS. USCIS website case status updated.
12/19/12, Day 39- Successful Walk-in biometrics @ NYC ASC.
01/09/13, Day 60- Online case status update for I485- testing and interview (no date given)
01/14/13, Day 65- Online case status update for I131- Decision - Approved
01/17/13, Day 68- Online case status update and Text for I765- Card Production
01/22/13, Day 73- EAD/AP Combo Card arrived

03/25/13, Day 135 - Received txt msg, online update and letter in mail of interview date - April 30th

04/30/13, Day 171 - Interview - approved.

05/01/13, Day 172 - Online case status update for Card Production

05/09/13, Day 180 - Green Card received.

For those looking at my timeline, I believe why mine took 6 months was partly due to Hurricane Sandy in NYC causing delays in interview scheduling.

Application for Removal of Conditions:

03/10/15 - Filed I-751 to Vermont Services Center

03/16/15 - Received NOA

04/30/15 - Conditional Green Card will expire

Date Filed : 2015-03-10 NOA Date : 2015-03-16

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Make an Infopass appointment at your local office, taking your valid foreign passport and your I-751 NOA and ask for an I-551 stamp. They may or may not give you one, because you don't have your original green card any longer. They may require you to file an I-90 before they'll give you a stamp.


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AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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Really appreciate the reply Hypnos. The question of whether they may require me to file the I-90 before they give me a stamp is the key question. Could they even issue me a "replacement" green card under this timeline using an I-90 if my conditional green card would have expired? For instance, if in 4 months time I got a replacement green card in the mail, wouldn't it still be a replacement of my 2-yr conditional green card which would have expired 3 month earlier?

I'm trying to figure this out without having to make two Infopass appointments (ie, a second one if they don't give me a stamp without the I-90) because my local office (NYC) only has appointments in 2 weeks time, and I need to leave the country in 3 weeks, so I won't be able to have two appointment by then.

Thank you!!


AOS for marriage from E3 work visa
11/09/12, Day 0-Mailed AOS package (I-130, I-131, I-485, I-765) to Chicago lockbox.
11/14/12, Day 4- Text & email received for all 3 forms.
11/16/12, Day 6- I-130 & I-485 checks cashed.
11/20/12, Day 10- NOAs received for I-130, I-131, I-485, I-765.
11/29/12, Day 19- RFE notification on USCIS website for I-130.
12/15/12, Day 35- Receive RFE in the mail (17 days later).
12/15/12, Day 35- Receive Biometrics in the mail (Appointment for 12/27).
12/17/12, Day 37- RFE response sent to USCIS.
12/19/12, Day 39- RFE response received by USCIS. USCIS website case status updated.
12/19/12, Day 39- Successful Walk-in biometrics @ NYC ASC.
01/09/13, Day 60- Online case status update for I485- testing and interview (no date given)
01/14/13, Day 65- Online case status update for I131- Decision - Approved
01/17/13, Day 68- Online case status update and Text for I765- Card Production
01/22/13, Day 73- EAD/AP Combo Card arrived

03/25/13, Day 135 - Received txt msg, online update and letter in mail of interview date - April 30th

04/30/13, Day 171 - Interview - approved.

05/01/13, Day 172 - Online case status update for Card Production

05/09/13, Day 180 - Green Card received.

For those looking at my timeline, I believe why mine took 6 months was partly due to Hurricane Sandy in NYC causing delays in interview scheduling.

Application for Removal of Conditions:

03/10/15 - Filed I-751 to Vermont Services Center

03/16/15 - Received NOA

04/30/15 - Conditional Green Card will expire

Date Filed : 2015-03-10 NOA Date : 2015-03-16

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Yes it would be a replacement of your old conditional green card, but that plus your I-751 NOA / extension letter will be enough to get you back into the country.

It's really going to depend upon how flexible your local office is going to be. They may give you a stamp without an I-90 filing or they may not.

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Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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OH this stinks! I'm sorry you have to deal with this. I'm curious to see how it is handled. I got my passport stamped but i had to hand in the green cards (me and kids) in order to do so. I would certainly think you need to submit for the card replacement. The 10 year card is going to take quite some time to get to be complete and in your hands.

Do you still have a VALID Australian passport? You'd be able to go THERE with it but how can you get back into America without a stamp in it? Can you book yourself two appointments? I don't know if it lets you do that but what if you book two appointments back to back in case they don't let you get the stamp?

You have photocopies of your green card to present. What if you take that, you take the application for the replacement with you and the check. Tell them you'll submit it immediately if you have to but you need to travel and can they please stamp your passport?

I don't know! Grasping at ideas for you.


USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email

MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 160 DAYS NATURALIZATION
2013-02-13: Medicals 2014-12-17: Delivered to California Lockbox 2015-12-15: Delivered to Phoenix Lockbox
2013-03-06: Interview 2014-12-19: 1 I-751 + 3 Biometrics Fees debited from our account 2015-12-16: Fees charged to Credit Card
2013-03-08: Visas in-hand 2014-12-22: Received NOA1 by mail. Receipt Date: 2014-12-17 2015-12-17: NOA
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 2014-12-24: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter 2016-01-02: Biometrics Letter 2016-01-11: Biometrics
2013-03-14: POE 2015-01-06: Biometrics 2016-02-15: In Line for Interview 2016-02-19: Letter
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived 2015-05-27: Approved 2016-03-22: Interview
2013-04-01: Green Cards arrived 2015-06-03: New Green Cards arrived 2016-04-15: Oath Ceremony

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Bring a police report of GC loss to infopass.


Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey

3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED

6/29/2010 US Citizen

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Hey everyone

I have just lost my 2-yr conditional green card. It expires at the end of next month (April), and I have already filed my I-751 to remove conditions and have received my NOA. I am traveling overseas in 3 weeks (the week before my lost green card would have expired).

  • Having just paid the $590 for the 10-yr greencard and assuming I'm doing biometrics for that in the next month or two, do I now also have to submit a $450 I-90 (green card replacement) as well? It seems like a strange result, as I would have biometrics for the replacement expired card most likely after the biometrics for my new 10 year greencard. It looks like a replacement card can take over 4 months to receive.
  • In this scenario, can I get an Infopass appointment to get an I-551 stamp without submitting a receipt for submitting the Form I-90 (replacement green card)? Perhaps by submitting my NOA Receipt Notice for the I-751?
  • And can anyone confirm what I need in order to travel overseas without my lost green card (expired or not expired) before a replacement is given to me. Would I need (i) an I-551 stamp, (ii) my NOA (I-751 Receipt Notice), (iii) a police report for the lost card???

Many thanks!!!!

please let me know what do they tell you. I have a similar problem and I don't know what to do?

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please let me know what do they tell you. I have a similar problem and I don't know what to do?

I actually ended up finding my Green Card!! So I never ended up having to go to an infopass appointment, so I can't tell you what would have happened unfortunately... I'm so sorry to hear you are in a similar position; it is really frustrating! I would book an infopass appointment asap (you can always cancel it if the card turns up). Good luck!


AOS for marriage from E3 work visa
11/09/12, Day 0-Mailed AOS package (I-130, I-131, I-485, I-765) to Chicago lockbox.
11/14/12, Day 4- Text & email received for all 3 forms.
11/16/12, Day 6- I-130 & I-485 checks cashed.
11/20/12, Day 10- NOAs received for I-130, I-131, I-485, I-765.
11/29/12, Day 19- RFE notification on USCIS website for I-130.
12/15/12, Day 35- Receive RFE in the mail (17 days later).
12/15/12, Day 35- Receive Biometrics in the mail (Appointment for 12/27).
12/17/12, Day 37- RFE response sent to USCIS.
12/19/12, Day 39- RFE response received by USCIS. USCIS website case status updated.
12/19/12, Day 39- Successful Walk-in biometrics @ NYC ASC.
01/09/13, Day 60- Online case status update for I485- testing and interview (no date given)
01/14/13, Day 65- Online case status update for I131- Decision - Approved
01/17/13, Day 68- Online case status update and Text for I765- Card Production
01/22/13, Day 73- EAD/AP Combo Card arrived

03/25/13, Day 135 - Received txt msg, online update and letter in mail of interview date - April 30th

04/30/13, Day 171 - Interview - approved.

05/01/13, Day 172 - Online case status update for Card Production

05/09/13, Day 180 - Green Card received.

For those looking at my timeline, I believe why mine took 6 months was partly due to Hurricane Sandy in NYC causing delays in interview scheduling.

Application for Removal of Conditions:

03/10/15 - Filed I-751 to Vermont Services Center

03/16/15 - Received NOA

04/30/15 - Conditional Green Card will expire

Date Filed : 2015-03-10 NOA Date : 2015-03-16

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I-551 stamp in your current valid foreigh passport does work. Go in with a very neat looking appearance, but do not over dress. Be very polite, show what paper work you do have, very politely explain your situation. If you get negative results, request to see a supervisor. Never get angry, only hurting yourself. May help to have your spouse with you.

My wife at this stage would get very nervous and even braindead with all those guards carrying side arms. And the ROC is kind of a joint application, and she is my family kind of thing.

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