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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: France

I have a question.

I moved to the US as an immigrant on March 8th. I received my Green Card after a month, which seems to be pretty fast. The problem is that it says that I was born in France (I am a French citizen) and I was born in Germany. Is that a big deal? We called USCIS and they said it could take up to 6 months to redo my card and when my visa in my passport expires, I have to drive 1,5 hours to the nearest USCIS office to have it stamped again.

Since living here I realized that this card is extremely useful. People don't really understand the visa in my passport as a form of ID and since i got this card, things have been 100% easier. This is why I am reluctant to send it back to change my country of birth. Would it be a problem later on?

N-400 process started 09/2017

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France

In this thread: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=113053

They mentioned that they went to the local USCIS office to get a i-551stamp in the passport that "stands" for the Green Card. It's at least that while you're waiting for it.


And here is a thread about someone who had a similiar problem: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...p;#entry1557878

Sounds like you need to send it to get it corrected.

Now I'm curious, on the gallery, the GC picture (http://www.visajourney.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=12&pos=0) does not mention the nationality, only the country of birth. You would think the nationality matters more than where you were born. Do they mention your nationality anywhere? Or do they consider the country you were born in to be the one of your nationality?

Edited by Cécy

08.2006: Entered with a B-2 visa.

07.06.07: Civil Wedding

07.17.2008 AOS approved with interview. It took 367 Days!

11.08.08: Big family wedding

09.18.09-10.03.09: First trip to France with Hubby


04.19.10: Package sent to Vermont

04.21.10: Delivered in Vermont

04.22.10: NOA date

04.23.10: Check cashed

05.17.10: Received biometrics appointment letter

06.07.10: Biometrics Appointment

06.26.10: Touched

07.07.10: Card Production Ordered!

07.17.10: Card in the mail :) Done until citizenship

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: France

Yeah I know for the stamp. They ###### up my Green Card so I don't want to have to drive 1,5 hours to get my passport stamped again just because they made a mistake.

It doesn't say your nationality on the Green Card. Just the country where you were born, which I think is ridiculous. I was born in Germany but both my parents are French. They lived there for 4 years for my dad's job.

Thank you for the links.

I think I'll send it back when I get my driving license. I need a second form of US ID otherwise it will be hard to get things.

N-400 process started 09/2017

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
I think I'll send it back when I get my driving license. I need a second form of US ID otherwise it will be hard to get things.

You could also get a State ID if the driver's license is not something you are eligible for (because of non experience etc.) Most states issue a state ID at the MV office and its as good as a drivers license for ID purposes in Banks, Airports etc. etc. They generally issue it on the spot if you have your greencard or EAD (you get it in the mail in 3 or 4 days). Good Luck



March 2 Filed I-129 F

July 21 Interview in Bogota ** Approved ** Very Easy!


Oct 19 Mailed AOS Packet to Chicago


Feb 17 AOS interview in Denver. Biometrics also done today! (Interviewing officer ordered them.)

Apr 25 Green card received


Removal of conditions

March 17 Refiled using new I-751 form

April 16 Biometrics done

July 10 Green card production ordered



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