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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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I was reading up on what my husband needs to be able to get a New Jersey license and two of the options under the "MUST HAVE" category were "passport w/ I-94" or "passport with I-551 stamp". I called USCIS customer service and asked the guy what I needed to do because Adam came in as a visitor from Canada and we dont have anything like that. He said to make an infopass appointment with our local office and they will give him the stamp.

Did he give me the right information and its really that easy? Do we need to wait for him to get his EAD before we can make the appointment? What documents do we have to bring? And actually, I have no idea what an I-551 stamp is....can someone explain for me?

Thanks :)

-Erin

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I was reading up on what my husband needs to be able to get a New Jersey license and two of the options under the "MUST HAVE" category were "passport w/ I-94" or "passport with I-551 stamp". I called USCIS customer service and asked the guy what I needed to do because Adam came in as a visitor from Canada and we dont have anything like that. He said to make an infopass appointment with our local office and they will give him the stamp.

Did he give me the right information and its really that easy? Do we need to wait for him to get his EAD before we can make the appointment? What documents do we have to bring? And actually, I have no idea what an I-551 stamp is....can someone explain for me?

Thanks :)

-Erin

The I-551 Stamp is the LPR stamp, that's the end of this whole adjustment process. The person was misinformed.

Wait til the EAD card arrives.


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08/02/2010 - ROC Packet received

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08/05/2010 - Check cashed

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08/13/2010 - Biometrics appointment letter received

09/01/2010 - Biometrics taken

09/01/2010 - Case status appears online

11/08/2010 - Card production ordered

11/13/2010 - I-751 Approval Letter received

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08/05/2011 - Received email/text confirming application receipt

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08/12/2011 - NOA received for N400

08/12/2011 - Biometrics appointment letter received

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08/31/2011 - Case Status Notification: Placed in line for interview scheduling

10/11/2011 - Received yellow letter

01/11/2012 - Interview letter sent

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02/16/2012 - Interview & received Oath letter

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An I-551 stamp is a stamp that is given by few offices, but can be obtained, after a successful AOS interview. I got one in my passport in my interview, that basically allowed me to leave the country, and apply for things, by "officially" indicating that I was approved for a GC, but just hadn't received it yet. If you haven't had an EAD appointment, I assume that you just applied for your AOS, in which case you won't be getting a I-551 stamp.

Each state DMV has different rules about obtaining a drivers license. I'm from Canada, and until I had my GC, I wasn't able to obtain a Missouri DL. I just drove on my Canadian one until I got my GC, then went down with that to obtain my license. I then had to do a written test, a road sign test, and a driving road test. I don't know what the rules are in NJ for transferring a Canadian license for a NJ one are.

There should be a I-94 in his passport, however it will expire 3 months from his arrival in the US. If he took that down to DMV, they would most probably just give him a license until it expires, then he would have to wait until he has his GC, or I-551 stamp at the interview (if you even get an interview and it's not just transferred to California instead).


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

He doesnt have an I-94. He came in as a visitor on vacation just to meet my parents and see where I lived but obviously things progressed from there after we stayed here for a little while. He didnt need an I-94 to come through to visit or a tourist visa or anything. And the NJ DMV says you HAVE to have a passport with either a I-94 or a I-551.

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I just looked up the New Jersey requirements. He will be able to get a drivers license with the EAD and social security card.

http://www.dmv.org/nj-new-jersey/apply-lic...or_Non-Citizens


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

This is from the site that was quoted above:

You must show at least ONE of the following documents. Select your document(s) by checking the appropriate box to the left. When finished, press "Next" to continue.

4 Point Documents:

Foreign passport with INS or USCIS verification and valid record of arrival/departure (Form I-94)

Foreign passport with INS or USCIS verification and valid Form I-551 stamp

Current alien registration card (new Form I-551) with expiration date and verification from INS or USCIS

Refugee travel document (Form I-571)

US re-entry permit (Form I-327)

Valid I-94 stamped "Refugee," "Parolee," "Asylee" or "Notice of Action" (Form I-797 approved petition) by INS or USCIS

Valid I-94 with attached photo stamped "Processed for I-551…" by INS or USCIS

We have none :(

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
Timeline

I-551 = GREEN-CARD A person who enters the USA on an IMMIGRANT visa like CR-1 or IR-1 will get an I-551 stamp to indicate that they are an LPR Green-card Holder the moment they entered the USA.


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

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Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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This is from the site that was quoted above:

You must show at least ONE of the following documents. Select your document(s) by checking the appropriate box to the left. When finished, press "Next" to continue.

4 Point Documents:

Foreign passport with INS or USCIS verification and valid record of arrival/departure (Form I-94)

Foreign passport with INS or USCIS verification and valid Form I-551 stamp

Current alien registration card (new Form I-551) with expiration date and verification from INS or USCIS

Refugee travel document (Form I-571)

US re-entry permit (Form I-327)

Valid I-94 stamped "Refugee," "Parolee," "Asylee" or "Notice of Action" (Form I-797 approved petition) by INS or USCIS

Valid I-94 with attached photo stamped "Processed for I-551…" by INS or USCIS

We have none :(

There is a total ID point system (6 total points) There are 4 point documents, 3 point documents, 2 point documents listed under primary ID. The 3 point document is EAD. Under secondary ID is a marriage certificate for another 3 points.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Mexico
Timeline
This is from the site that was quoted above:

You must show at least ONE of the following documents. Select your document(s) by checking the appropriate box to the left. When finished, press "Next" to continue.

4 Point Documents:

Foreign passport with INS or USCIS verification and valid record of arrival/departure (Form I-94)

Foreign passport with INS or USCIS verification and valid Form I-551 stamp

Current alien registration card (new Form I-551) with expiration date and verification from INS or USCIS

Refugee travel document (Form I-571)

US re-entry permit (Form I-327)

Valid I-94 stamped "Refugee," "Parolee," "Asylee" or "Notice of Action" (Form I-797 approved petition) by INS or USCIS

Valid I-94 with attached photo stamped "Processed for I-551…" by INS or USCIS

We have none :(

I really don´t know how it works with Canadien citizens but I assume that at least you get a stamp on your passport saying when you came in and when you have to leave. That is what the I-94 pretty much is, so if you do have something like that on his passport I would at least give it a shot. About the I-551 like everyone else said that is pretty much the temporary Permanent Resident Card and there is no way you would get it by just going for an infopass. When I had the AOS appointment the officer stamped my passport with I-551 so I wouldn´t have to wait for PR card to come in the mail since my Employment Document was lost in the mail.

Here in Wisconsin you are allowed to drive with a foreign driver´s license for up to 6 months or 1 year (can´t remember) check into that in your State.

Good luck with everything!


12/13 - Filed AOS, AP & EAD

12/14/07 - Received in Chicago Lockbox

12/19/07 - Checks cashed

12/21/07 - Received NOA´s 1 in the mail for all three apps

12/27/07 - Received appointmet for Biometrics

-------------------2008 Happy NY----------------------------

01/10/08 - Biometrics appointment Milwaukee

01/22/08 - AP Approved and in the mail

02/12/08 - Touch on EAD Card production orderd

02/15/08 - Touch on EAD Approval notice sent in the mail

03/10/08 - Infopass because never received EAD =/ Was told I have to re-file, re-pay fee and re-wait (LMAO)

03/13/08 - Contacted congresswoman over EAD issue

03/27/08 - AOS Interview Approved I-551 stamped on passport since EAD got lost in the mail

03/27/08 - Applied for SSN

03/31/08 - Approval Notice for I-130 and I-485 in the mail

04/05/08 - Received Green Card in the mail

04/10/08 - Received SS card in the mail

12/27/10 - Remove conditions

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Okay I see now, the one page was more confusing and the other page was clear. This is the clear one http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/pdf/Licenses/id..._posterpint.pdf

On the other one I thought it was trying to tell me i HAD to choose a four point document but on the chart I see the EAD also counts as a "primary".

Well that makes things easy :) Thanks guys! Now just have to wait for the EAD....

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