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I-551 and biometrics?

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My wife has her biometrics scheduled for next week. We have a foreign trip planned for next month, returning after her conditional GC has expired. I realize that the receipt letter you get after submitting the I-751 counts as a one year extension of the GC, but I am worried that this might cause problems when we travel. For example on boarding the plane to come home it might not be recognized by the airline staff.

I have read that you can also get an I-551 stamp in your passport that gives you temporary permission to be in the US. It seems like traveling with that would cause less hassle. Does anyone know if they might give her this stamp if she asks at the biometrics appointment? The USCIS office is 150 miles away, so we really don't want to make a separate trip just to get the stamp.

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My wife has her biometrics scheduled for next week. We have a foreign trip planned for next month, returning after her conditional GC has expired. I realize that the receipt letter you get after submitting the I-751 counts as a one year extension of the GC, but I am worried that this might cause problems when we travel. For example on boarding the plane to come home it might not be recognized by the airline staff.

I have read that you can also get an I-551 stamp in your passport that gives you temporary permission to be in the US. It seems like traveling with that would cause less hassle. Does anyone know if they might give her this stamp if she asks at the biometrics appointment? The USCIS office is 150 miles away, so we really don't want to make a separate trip just to get the stamp.

Thanks

Hi

I got an I 551 stamp and it works. You simply need to make an info pass appointment to your local office. Go there with your letter and passport. They will emboss a stamp in your passport.

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My INFOPASS appointment to get my stamp was not at the same location as where our biometrics were done. I'm not sure if that's how it is everywhere but that was our situation. As the previous poster said, you need to make that INFOPASS appointment and request it specifically when you are there. They may or may not give it to you but it is worth a try.


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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