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Hello :  
We are awaiting final decision on I 751 filed on Dec 08, 2017 filed by US Citizen  for spouse on Conditional Residence post marriage : 
- Bio-Metrics done in Jan 2017
- Current Processing Date is July 29, 2017
- One Year Extension to Conditional Residence is Expiring on Jan 15, 2018
- In Sept 2017, We were told during on Phone Inquiry to USCIS that : we should get Infopass Appointment on Local USCIS Office and get the Further Renewal stamp on spouse's Passport

   for another One year 
- Since 23rd Sept 2017, I have tried every "odd time" to get that damn Infopass appointment from local USCIS Office but, No luck in last 45 days 
My Q is : 
- Can we go to other than the Local USCIS Office to get that Renewal Stamp on my spouse's passport ? 
If Not : Then, what are the options as USCIS Customer Services Person keeps parroting on the phone inquiry : "Keep Trying" !!! and despite "Keepin' Trying" we are NOT getting
               that damn Infopass appointment at local USCIS Office even after 45 days !!?? 
              As Extension of Conditional Perm Residence is expiring on Jan 15, 2018 - is there anything we can do to wake up USCIS ??

Thanks for your time and help
- Achillus

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Keep trying.




Honestly, I have probably had more infopass appointments in the past 2.5years than most, and I have done them all over the US.

I did three in two weeks recently, at one of the hardest offices to get an appointment, and all were made online,


Midnight - just before or after, is the usual time of release, on sunday thru thursday nights. I have also seen them released as early as 9pm, and as late as 8am, and at random times like 1 or 2am, or 4am, and sometimes at 1pm. 

The NY office did a few weeks ago oddly release two weeks worth of appointments all at once on a monday morning, but that is the exception.

There are infopass appointment kiosks at USCIS offices, but these usually only show the same availability as online, so aren't much help either.

You could always put in a different zip and go to a different office.


Bottom line, keep trying, but don't keep trying the same method, as it obviously isn't working.




4 hours ago, Achilus said:

As Extension of Conditional Perm Residence is expiring on Jan 15, 2018 - is there anything we can do to wake up USCIS ??

The extension letter is your proof of status and not the status itself. If it expires without a stamp, you remain a LPR. There is nothing you can do until you are considered outside of normal processing time.

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Dear MindTheGap : 


Thanks much for the inputs ; Finally at 3 am in the morning, I was able to get the appointment !!

However : 

   - Yet, another bad surprise (beside having to put so much efforts just to get the Infopass appointment!!) from USCIS : 

                  After checking  all relevant documents,  following was the conversation with USCIS Officer 

                    ( Through out the conversation, I have maintained Absolute Calm composure - just for the record !! )  : 

                  USCIS Officer to me : Does she have any Travel plan in next 2 months ? 

                  Me : Yes, she wants to Travel to UK but, she is stuck without this renewal ( which is fact as she plans to travel to UK during X'mas!) 

                  USCIS Officer :  I am sorry I can not do anything today, As I do NOT have the Stamp which is to put on  her (my Wife's) 

                                              Passport !!!????!!!??

                  Me : Is it because, that, we are missing any documents or is there anything missing from our  end  ? 

                 USCIS Officer : No, you are not missing anything but, since I don't have any stamp as of now, you should come back Post 

                                            Thanksgiving !!

                 Me   : Would you have Stamp by then ? 

                 His Answer :  We will see !!??!!

                 And adding  Insult to "Injury" ..He says : By January 15, 208 ( it is a date when the Conditional PR of my wife expires as per One Year

                                                                                           extension !! )  she can apply for citizenship !! 

                  My Reminder to him :  My Wife's Employment is at stack ( which is fact, as HR Person keeps asking about further renewal post

                                                            01/15/18 !! every few days since last 1.5 months !! ) as  the expiration date is coming near !!? And she Needs

                                                             Proof of LPR ASAP !! 

                   USCIS Officer :  Come back Post Thanksgiving and we will see what we can do !! 

      - And that was it !!  AFTER  enormous effort of  just to get that damn appointment !! --- No solution at all !!

      - After reaching to home : It took me only 10 minutes to find out  USCIS Circular to Its own officer  Directing them to Put the Renewal 

         Stamp on Peron's Passport who is in similar condition ( 2 PDFs attached with highlighted text of that circular !!)  !!! 

      - Rather than putting renewal stamp - why would he talk ir-relevantly about My wife's eligibility to apply for US Citizenship where as

                                                                         technically (although NOT  out of LPR  beyond 01/15/18 even that stamp is not there on her

                                                                         Passport !!)  she has NO proof of her LPR status in US Post Effective 01/15/18 ??

         - And that too : After reminding him that, my wife's employment is at stake ??

 Again after Few Late Night / early morning 'endeavors' ...I just now got another appointment post Thanksgiving ..

 My Q Is : What that USCIS Officer is Up to ? Is it possible that in this Good Old USofA ..the Govt. USCIS Office would NOT have a Renewal


               - Should I show him the Print out with highlighted text where US Dept. of Homeland Security is asking its Officer to put the Renewal 

                  Stamp on Applicant's  Passport in such cases IF he  again refuses to put that stamp on her passport for some non-sense reason ? 

                           OR It would be kinda Offending him  : I do NOT even care if he feels offended .. !!

                                 What I care is  DO I HAVE Right to  Push back such nonsense if it happens again  during next appointment ?  

                                       ...by showing him his own Agency's  Circular which clearly states what he supposed to do in such cases ??

Sorry for the long post -- I am REALLY Pissed off !!  We have a feeling that, he was just fooling with us !!  I neither have time nor tolerance for such kind of  'who cares' attitude from USCIS Officer even when nothing is missed / in violation from our end he knows that my wife's hard

earned employment is at stack and her travel plan is in limbo  !!  


Your thoughts / opinion  is  highly appreciated .. ( I am in this country since 20 years ..everything's going down here for sure !! ) 


Thanks a Lot,

Warm Regards,

- Achillus    



Edited by Achilus
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