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I just received my 10 year permanent green card and I was wondering what to do with the old conditional card. Do I need to send it back to USCIS?

Thanks

Keep it as a souvenir? :)

Actually I kept my expired card with me and when I came back from Germany I took out my new Green Card and the old one fell out of my wallet.( I totally forgot it was in there) The officer took it away from me saying "you should not have that".


K-3 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Ukraine

Marriage :

I-130 Sent : 2007-12-04

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-02-03

I-129F Sent : 2008-02-05

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-02-11

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-06-24

NVC Received : 2008-07-01

NVC Left : 2008-07-02

Consulate Received : 2008-07-07

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received : 2008-07-07

Interview Date : 2008-08-20

Visa Received : 2008-08-22

US Entry : 2008-08-27

I-130 Approval : 2008-05-24

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 134 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 111 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 199 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review

Event Date

Port of Entry : Chicago

POE Date : 2008-08-27

Got EAD Stamp : No

Biometrics Taken : No

Harassment Level : 0

Comments :

Adjustment of Status

Event Date

CIS Office : Kansas City MO

Date Filed : 2009-05-18

NOA Date : 2009-05-26

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-16

AOS Transfer** :

Interview Date :

Approval / Denial Date :

Approved :

Got I551 Stamp :

Greencard Received:

Comments :

Employment Authorization Document

Event Date

CIS Office : Chicago National Office

Filing Method : Mail

Filing Instance : First

Date Filed : 2009-05-18

NOA Date : 2009-05-26

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-16

Approved Date : 2009-06-24

Date Card Received :

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your EAD was approved in 37 days.

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Hello

I just received my 10 year permanent green card and I was wondering what to do with the old conditional card. Do I need to send it back to USCIS?

Thanks

Keep it as a souvenir? :)

Actually I kept my expired card with me and when I came back from Germany I took out my new Green Card and the old one fell out of my wallet.( I totally forgot it was in there) The officer took it away from me saying "you should not have that".

They never asked us for that conditional card, but for what I paid for it, would like to keep it, it's worthless with an expired date on it except for the picture of my wife on it and have fond memories of when we first received it, hey, Welcome to the USA! We only had the ten year card for a couple of months now and they are going to take that back with her oath ceremony, no way to get around that, she needs that card to get that oath ceremony, but they can have that one back, her photo isn't very good and it costs only around 500 bucks and a lot a aggravation to get it. That card has a lot of bad memories with it, so they can take that one back.

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Hello

I just received my 10 year permanent green card and I was wondering what to do with the old conditional card. Do I need to send it back to USCIS?

Thanks

Keep it as a souvenir? :)

Actually I kept my expired card with me and when I came back from Germany I took out my new Green Card and the old one fell out of my wallet.( I totally forgot it was in there) The officer took it away from me saying "you should not have that".

They never asked us for that conditional card, but for what I paid for it, would like to keep it, it's worthless with an expired date on it except for the picture of my wife on it and have fond memories of when we first received it, hey, Welcome to the USA! We only had the ten year card for a couple of months now and they are going to take that back with her oath ceremony, no way to get around that, she needs that card to get that oath ceremony, but they can have that one back, her photo isn't very good and it costs only around 500 bucks and a lot a aggravation to get it. That card has a lot of bad memories with it, so they can take that one back.

We haven't gotten any green card or temporary yet, but I think for anything we get like that, once it expires or is no longer of need due to conditions lifted or citizenship, we should frame it and put it up on a wall as a reminder of all the paperwork and stuff we had to go through.

D


D&J

05-26-2006: Engaged!!

DHS/USCIS - I-129F

02-26-2007: Petition Mailed to TSC via Express Mail

03-06-2007: NOA1 "Notice"

03-07-2007: Check cashed (posted 03-12-2007)

03-12-2007: NOA1 Received in Mail from CSC

06-11-2007: NOA2 Received in Mail from CSC

NVC

06-22-2007: NVC Received Case

06-26-2007: NVC Sent to Manila Embassy (got DOS Case #)

07-02-2007: Received Letter from NVC, dated June 27, 2007

USE-Manila

06-26-2007: USE received case electronically

07-05-2007: USE received hard copy of case from NVC

07-31-2007: J receivied Packet 4

08-16/17-2007: J did early Medical Review at St. Luke's

09-10-2007: Interview Approved!

09-14-2007: Visa in HAND!!

02/21/2008: USA Arrival

03/29/2008: Wedding!

05/12/2008: Mailed AOS via Express Mail

05/21/2008: Check clears our bank account

05/22/2008: Touch on all three apps

05/23/2008: NOA1 for AOS, EAD, and AP arrives from MSC (notice date 5/19/08)

05/24/2008: Received Biometrics Appt. Letter

06/16/2008: Biometrics Appt. at Durham Office

06/17/2008: EAD & AOS touched

07/21/2008: AP "Approval Notice Sent" & EAD "Card Production Ordered" via CRIS Email

07/25/2008: 2 copies of AP approval form received in snail mail, dated 7/21/08

07/28/2008: EAD Card arrives in mail; CRIS email sent I765 (EAD) "Approval Notice Sent"

11/25/2008: Received Appt. Letter dated 11/18/2008 (Appt. is 1/13/09)

01/13/2009: AOS Interview approved

01/20/2009: AOS Approval Notice received

01/23/2009: 2-year Green Card received

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Good question,

I think my wife will keep it with all her old expired cards she collects, it's fun looking at her colombian Cedula from when she was 15 and had bangs :)


Removal of Conditions:

7/1/08 - Removal of Conditions Window opens

7/21/08 - Sent paperwork off to CSC

7/23/08 - Paperwork arrived to CSC per Delivery Confirmation

7/28/08 - NOA received, postmarked 7/25/08. $545 Check cashed today also.

8/6/08 - Biometrics Letter received with an appointment date of 8/22/08

8/22/08 - Biometrics appointment completed

8/25/08 - Case status available online

11/11/08 - Approved!! Received GC in the mail today. They didn't change her last name like we asked, but I could care less right now.

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I might put Andre's in one of our scrapbooks when we get that far. Otherwise, I will shred it.


Life's just a crazy ride on a run away train

You can't go back for what you've missed

So make it count, hold on tight find a way to make it right

You only get one trip

So make it good, make it last 'cause it all flies by so fast

You only get one trip

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Hi Everyone,

Was actually wondering the same thing myself, and just found out (someone answered my post about the same subject) that I didn't need to give back the old 2yr conditional card. Lol...it looks like I have another momento/souvenir to keep and add to my ever-growing pile of immigration paperwork and junk. And all this time, I thought they would want this (very expensive) souvenir 2yr green card back. Hmmm..maybe I should frame it or something (just kidding).

Ant

Hello

I just received my 10 year permanent green card and I was wondering what to do with the old conditional card. Do I need to send it back to USCIS?

Thanks


**Ant's 1432.gif1502.gif "Once Upon An American Immigration Journey" Condensed Timeline...**

2000 (72+ Months) "Loved": Long-Distance Dating Relationship. D Visited Ant in Canada.

2006 (<1 Month) "Visited": Ant Visited D in America. B-2 Visa Port of Entry Interrogation.

2006 (<1 Month) "Married": Wedding Elopement. Husband & Wife, D and Ant !! Together Forever!

2006 ( 3 Months I-485 Wait) "Adjusted": 2-Years Green Card.

2007 ( 2 Months) "Numbered": SSN Card.

2007 (<1 Months) "Licensed": NYS 4-Years Driver's License.

2009 (10 Months I-751 Wait) "Removed": 10-Years 5-Months Green Card.

2009 ( 9 Months Baby Wait) "Expected": Baby. It's a Boy, Baby A !!! We Are Family, Ant+D+BabyA !

2009 ( 4 Months) "Moved": New House Constructed and Moved Into.

2009 ( 2 Months N-400 Wait) "Naturalized": US Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization. Goodbye USCIS!!!!

***Ant is a Naturalized American Citizen!!***: November 23, 2009 (Private Oath Ceremony: USCIS Office, Buffalo, NY, USA)

2009 (<1 Month) "Secured": US Citizen SSN Card.

2009 (<1 Month) "Enhanced": US Citizen NYS 8-Years Enhanced Driver's License. (in lieu of a US Passport)

2010 ( 1 Month) "Voted": US Citizen NYS Voter's Registration Card.

***~~~"The End...And the Americans, Ant+D+BabyA, lived 'Happily Ever After'!"...~~~***

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Sell it on eBay.....


Lady, people aren't chocolates. Do you know what they are mostly? Bastards. ####### coated bastards with ####### filling. But I don't find them half as annoying as I find naive bobble-headed optimists who walk around vomiting sunshine.

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ROFL....I don't think anyone would want to buy it. And even if I could sell it, I wouldn't get as much back as I paid for it. Nah, I'll just keep it and invest in a frame to frame it in. Then again, there might be some illegal immigrants who want to buy fake ID on ebay (just kidding, of course).

Sell it on eBay.....
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**Ant's 1432.gif1502.gif "Once Upon An American Immigration Journey" Condensed Timeline...**

2000 (72+ Months) "Loved": Long-Distance Dating Relationship. D Visited Ant in Canada.

2006 (<1 Month) "Visited": Ant Visited D in America. B-2 Visa Port of Entry Interrogation.

2006 (<1 Month) "Married": Wedding Elopement. Husband & Wife, D and Ant !! Together Forever!

2006 ( 3 Months I-485 Wait) "Adjusted": 2-Years Green Card.

2007 ( 2 Months) "Numbered": SSN Card.

2007 (<1 Months) "Licensed": NYS 4-Years Driver's License.

2009 (10 Months I-751 Wait) "Removed": 10-Years 5-Months Green Card.

2009 ( 9 Months Baby Wait) "Expected": Baby. It's a Boy, Baby A !!! We Are Family, Ant+D+BabyA !

2009 ( 4 Months) "Moved": New House Constructed and Moved Into.

2009 ( 2 Months N-400 Wait) "Naturalized": US Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization. Goodbye USCIS!!!!

***Ant is a Naturalized American Citizen!!***: November 23, 2009 (Private Oath Ceremony: USCIS Office, Buffalo, NY, USA)

2009 (<1 Month) "Secured": US Citizen SSN Card.

2009 (<1 Month) "Enhanced": US Citizen NYS 8-Years Enhanced Driver's License. (in lieu of a US Passport)

2010 ( 1 Month) "Voted": US Citizen NYS Voter's Registration Card.

***~~~"The End...And the Americans, Ant+D+BabyA, lived 'Happily Ever After'!"...~~~***

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