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Hi, i'm sorry if I am in the wrong category, I appreciate if I am moved to the right one. :)

I paid my greencard fee last june 5 before I flew here and the last USCIS ELIS update was July 4 and in process.. but whenever I try to check the status on the other site, their USCIS landing page, it says receipt number does not exist! I even tried calling USCIS and every operator would say my case number couldn't be found.. and then they escalate me to a supervisor.. but the last supervisor told me to call after a month.. I don't understand.. will someone enlighten me?

I understand it takes sometimes months, but does it also take a receipt number months to reflect on the status check site? I am getting worried.

thank you!


CR1

  • Consulate : Manila, Philippines
  • Marriage: 2014-10-01
  • I-130 Sent : 2014-10-16
  • I-130 NOA1 (Email) : 2014-10-22
  • I-130 NOA1 (Hardcopy) : 2014-10-26
  • I-130 NOA2 (Email) : 2014-11-26
  • I-130 NOA2 (Hardcopy) : 2014-12-03
  • NVC Case Received : 2014-12-10
  • Case Number Received : 2015-01-15
  • Submitted DS-261 : 2015-01-20
  • NVC Received AOS and IV Packages : 2015-02-25
  • Case Completed at NVC: 2015-03-30
  • Interview Scheduled: 2015-04-18
  • Interview Date: 2015-05-27
  • Interview Result: Approved
  • Visa Received: 2015-06-05
  • POE: 2015-07-03 (JFK)
  • Received Greencard: 2015-08-15
  • Returned Greencard: 2015-08-23
  • Recieved Corrected Greencard: 2015-11-16 (JFK)

 

ROC

  • Sent I-751 Packet: 2017-05-19
  • VSC Received: 2017-05-22
  • Check Cashed: 2017-05-26
  • NOA1 Received2017-05-30
  • Biometrics Letter Received2017-06-16
  • Biometrics Appointment2017-06-27

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*** Thread moved from Working & Traveling forum to the General Immigration Discussion forum, where similar matters are discussed. The large thread therein might be of interest. ***


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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USCIS website doesn't recognize some receipt numbers but that's just the way it is it's not a 100% reliable website in the first place. You should probably get your card within 1 to 3 months. Focus more on your USCIS ELIS status once it jumps after optimized then you're at the finishing line. For the meantime you can still use your endorsed machine readable I-551 visa as proof of permanent residence for employment and travel purposes. Go apply for a social security card in person just in case you haven't received it yet so you can get plugged in the system and get your life moving.


Adjustment of Status From F-1 Visa.

8/14/2014: Mailed AOS package: I-130, I-485, I-765.

8/18/2014: Accepted in Chicago. Transferred to Nebraska Service Center.

8/21/2014: Received NOA 1. I-130, I-485, I-765 in mail.

8/25/2014: Received biometrics in mail. Scheduled for 9/8/2014

9/8/2014: Went in for biometrics.

9/24/2014: EAD approved. 36 Days!

10/01/2014: EAD mailed.

10/03/2014: Received EAD card.

10/14/2014: I-485 moved to testing and interview.

1/28/2015: Interview scheduled for 3/4/2015.

1/31/2015: Received interview notice.

3/4/2015: Interview completed and APPROVED!

3/5/2015: Welcome notice mailed and I-130 Approved.

3/10/2015: Welcome notice and I-130 approval notice received.

3/12/2015: Green card mailed.

3/14/2015: Green card delivered.

 

Removal of Conditions: 

12/14/2016: Mailed I-751.

12/19/2016: NOA issued.

01/26/2017: Biometrics.

05/03/2018: I-751 transfered to NBC.

 

Naturalization:

12/02/2017: Mailed N 400 to Phoenix, AZ Lockbox. (I-751 still pending)

12/05/2017: Package delivered in Phoenix, AZ. Transferred to Harrisonburg Processing Center.

12/07/2017: Notice of action issued. (IOE)

12/26/2017: Biometrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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USCIS website doesn't recognize some receipt numbers but that's just the way it is it's not a 100% reliable website in the first place. You should probably get your card within 1 to 3 months. Focus more on your USCIS ELIS status once it jumps after optimized then you're at the finishing line. For the meantime you can still use your endorsed machine readable I-551 visa as proof of permanent residence for employment and travel purposes. Go apply for a social security card in person just in case you haven't received it yet so you can get plugged in the system and get your life moving.

thank you! I already have my ssn card, it arrived exactly 2 weeks after my POE. I still have to fix that issue as my name is too long so my second birth name is missing one letter. I called SSA but the person couldn't tell if it just ran out of characters as to why it's missing a letter.

Oddly enough, and this is true, right before I posted this I checked first on ELIS the status of my greencard and the latest update was July 4. And AFTER I have posted I once again checked ELIS and USCIS Landing Page, and update was now July 24 and the staus on the landing page says it was being produced. I guess I was too antsy to get it, I tried opening a bank account, it gave me a hard time as they didn't want to recognize my temporary greencard when I have explained to them it should be recognized as such. Luckily, I love to print government letters and put them in one envelop and showed the ELIS receipt I have and they recognized that one for some weird reason. The manager did say because of the official government logo....

anyway, thank you for the reply! I appreciate it very much!


CR1

  • Consulate : Manila, Philippines
  • Marriage: 2014-10-01
  • I-130 Sent : 2014-10-16
  • I-130 NOA1 (Email) : 2014-10-22
  • I-130 NOA1 (Hardcopy) : 2014-10-26
  • I-130 NOA2 (Email) : 2014-11-26
  • I-130 NOA2 (Hardcopy) : 2014-12-03
  • NVC Case Received : 2014-12-10
  • Case Number Received : 2015-01-15
  • Submitted DS-261 : 2015-01-20
  • NVC Received AOS and IV Packages : 2015-02-25
  • Case Completed at NVC: 2015-03-30
  • Interview Scheduled: 2015-04-18
  • Interview Date: 2015-05-27
  • Interview Result: Approved
  • Visa Received: 2015-06-05
  • POE: 2015-07-03 (JFK)
  • Received Greencard: 2015-08-15
  • Returned Greencard: 2015-08-23
  • Recieved Corrected Greencard: 2015-11-16 (JFK)

 

ROC

  • Sent I-751 Packet: 2017-05-19
  • VSC Received: 2017-05-22
  • Check Cashed: 2017-05-26
  • NOA1 Received2017-05-30
  • Biometrics Letter Received2017-06-16
  • Biometrics Appointment2017-06-27

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thank you! I already have my ssn card, it arrived exactly 2 weeks after my POE. I still have to fix that issue as my name is too long so my second birth name is missing one letter. I called SSA but the person couldn't tell if it just ran out of characters as to why it's missing a letter.

Oddly enough, and this is true, right before I posted this I checked first on ELIS the status of my greencard and the latest update was July 4. And AFTER I have posted I once again checked ELIS and USCIS Landing Page, and update was now July 24 and the staus on the landing page says it was being produced. I guess I was too antsy to get it, I tried opening a bank account, it gave me a hard time as they didn't want to recognize my temporary greencard when I have explained to them it should be recognized as such. Luckily, I love to print government letters and put them in one envelop and showed the ELIS receipt I have and they recognized that one for some weird reason. The manager did say because of the official government logo....

anyway, thank you for the reply! I appreciate it very much!

Sounds like things are moving pretty quick for you...congratulations on that!! Can I ask what was your point of entry date? And did you apply for ss at local office or checked the box on visa app to have it assigned automatically?

Thanks

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Sounds like things are moving pretty quick for you...congratulations on that!! Can I ask what was your point of entry date? And did you apply for ss at local office or checked the box on visa app to have it assigned automatically?

Thanks

thank you! :)

POE was July 3 and I applied for my ss by checking the box on the visa app.

my next goal would be a state ID.


CR1

  • Consulate : Manila, Philippines
  • Marriage: 2014-10-01
  • I-130 Sent : 2014-10-16
  • I-130 NOA1 (Email) : 2014-10-22
  • I-130 NOA1 (Hardcopy) : 2014-10-26
  • I-130 NOA2 (Email) : 2014-11-26
  • I-130 NOA2 (Hardcopy) : 2014-12-03
  • NVC Case Received : 2014-12-10
  • Case Number Received : 2015-01-15
  • Submitted DS-261 : 2015-01-20
  • NVC Received AOS and IV Packages : 2015-02-25
  • Case Completed at NVC: 2015-03-30
  • Interview Scheduled: 2015-04-18
  • Interview Date: 2015-05-27
  • Interview Result: Approved
  • Visa Received: 2015-06-05
  • POE: 2015-07-03 (JFK)
  • Received Greencard: 2015-08-15
  • Returned Greencard: 2015-08-23
  • Recieved Corrected Greencard: 2015-11-16 (JFK)

 

ROC

  • Sent I-751 Packet: 2017-05-19
  • VSC Received: 2017-05-22
  • Check Cashed: 2017-05-26
  • NOA1 Received2017-05-30
  • Biometrics Letter Received2017-06-16
  • Biometrics Appointment2017-06-27

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