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Hey all,

So the USPS lost my wife's green card in the mail. We waited the 30 days or whatever USCIS requires and we have a letter from the USPS saying that they lost the letter with the green card. I spoke with an immigration officer at USCIS and he said that it's not USCIS' fault if it's lost - they sent it, it's on the postal service.

When I asked about waiving the I90 fee, he said that wasn't going to happen, even with a letter from USPS. Then, he said that since my wife doesn't work, we could file an I-912 and send it in with the I-90 (without a $400 check) and they'd probably waive the fee. Now that I'm looking at the I-912, it seems like that's also a fallacy, since it asks for my income information.

Does anyone have any experience with this? My wife's very concerned about her GC (obviously) plus she was planning on going to visit her family back home late summer/early fall and now that's kind of up in the air, at least until we get a receipt from the I-90 filing so she can do an InfoPass and get her passport stamped.

Also, either way, I suppose now would be a good time to change the name of the green card from her maiden name to her married name, fee or no fee. Suggestions?

Thanks!

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*** Thread moved from US Citizenship forum to the General Immigration Discussion forum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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