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OK... So I came to Venezuela for the holidays (hehe, I stayed around 3 months), but before coming, I was scared because I hadn't received the provisional letter that would extend my residence for another year. I got an InfoPass, they told me that was very common; they took my expired greencard and stamped my passport.

The stamp (a kind of form, what's not in cursive was handwritten by the officer; some parts are to light-inked to be read) says the following:

Upon endorsement, (impossible to read)

temporary I-551 evidencing (impossible to read)

permanent residence for one year.

Issue Date: Oct. 7, 2008

Officer: BLICISO BAL (God knows what that is)

EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZED

Valid Until: Oct. 6, 2009

Axxxxxxxxxx (my alien registration number) I751 pending

EACxxxxx

xxxxx

I557 lifted

Now, she wrote my ARN, an EAC code (like it was a new application number) that is not the number of my initial case, the one that appears at the USCIS site where we can check our status online. I entered that EAC thing, and it says that such case does not exist. And what the heck is the "I557 lifted" thing?

I asked her, in VERY GOOD ENGLISH, whether I'd have trouble traveling and entering the country. She told me that with that stamp on my passport I could travel, work and do whatever I was able to do when I had the card.

I guess I'm just a bit freaked out by that new "non-existent" EAC.

If anyone has some explanation, it'll be highly appreciated, as usual.

Cheers and Happy New Year for everyone!


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CORRECTIONS, CORRECTIONS!!!

The last thing she wrote was I-551 (it looked like 557) and I forgot to say that I have not received any welcome letter yet, only the appointment for my biometrics, which I already attended before getting my passport stamped.


LIFE IS WHAT WE MAKE IT (E. Dickinson)

PREFIERO SER CABEZA DE RATÓN QUE COLA DE LEÓN.

L'HOMME EST CE QU'IL SE FAIT (J.P. Sartre)

ON NE NAÎT PAS FEMME; ON LE DEVIENT (S. De Beauvoir)

ALEA IACTA EST (I. Caesar)

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:goofy: Danke shön!!!!

LIFE IS WHAT WE MAKE IT (E. Dickinson)

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L'HOMME EST CE QU'IL SE FAIT (J.P. Sartre)

ON NE NAÎT PAS FEMME; ON LE DEVIENT (S. De Beauvoir)

ALEA IACTA EST (I. Caesar)

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OK... So I came to Venezuela for the holidays (hehe, I stayed around 3 months), but before coming, I was scared because I hadn't received the provisional letter that would extend my residence for another year. I got an InfoPass, they told me that was very common; they took my expired greencard and stamped my passport.

The stamp (a kind of form, what's not in cursive was handwritten by the officer; some parts are to light-inked to be read) says the following:

Upon endorsement, (impossible to read)

temporary I-551 evidencing (impossible to read)

permanent residence for one year.

Issue Date: Oct. 7, 2008

Officer: BLICISO BAL (God knows what that is)

EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZED

Valid Until: Oct. 6, 2009

Axxxxxxxxxx (my alien registration number) I751 pending

EACxxxxx

xxxxx

I557 lifted

Now, she wrote my ARN, an EAC code (like it was a new application number) that is not the number of my initial case, the one that appears at the USCIS site where we can check our status online. I entered that EAC thing, and it says that such case does not exist. And what the heck is the "I557 lifted" thing?

I asked her, in VERY GOOD ENGLISH, whether I'd have trouble traveling and entering the country. She told me that with that stamp on my passport I could travel, work and do whatever I was able to do when I had the card.

I guess I'm just a bit freaked out by that new "non-existent" EAC.

If anyone has some explanation, it'll be highly appreciated, as usual.

Cheers and Happy New Year for everyone!

Hi Camifree, I heard that the stamp on your passport is like having the letter that extends the 2 yr GC for one year, so you should be ok when you come back to the USA. Since you are in your country during the removing process, & I'll be doing the same in about 3 months for about 7 weeks I'll be gone in my country what you suggest me to do before leaving USA? For exemple did you ask to some of your friends to check the mail while you are away in order to know what's going on with the Immigration?

Have a nice vacation in your country :star:


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OK... So I came to Venezuela for the holidays (hehe, I stayed around 3 months), but before coming, I was scared because I hadn't received the provisional letter that would extend my residence for another year. I got an InfoPass, they told me that was very common; they took my expired greencard and stamped my passport.

The stamp (a kind of form, what's not in cursive was handwritten by the officer; some parts are to light-inked to be read) says the following:

Upon endorsement, (impossible to read)

temporary I-551 evidencing (impossible to read)

permanent residence for one year.

Issue Date: Oct. 7, 2008

Officer: BLICISO BAL (God knows what that is)

EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZED

Valid Until: Oct. 6, 2009

Axxxxxxxxxx (my alien registration number) I751 pending

EACxxxxx

xxxxx

I557 lifted

Now, she wrote my ARN, an EAC code (like it was a new application number) that is not the number of my initial case, the one that appears at the USCIS site where we can check our status online. I entered that EAC thing, and it says that such case does not exist. And what the heck is the "I557 lifted" thing?

I asked her, in VERY GOOD ENGLISH, whether I'd have trouble traveling and entering the country. She told me that with that stamp on my passport I could travel, work and do whatever I was able to do when I had the card.

I guess I'm just a bit freaked out by that new "non-existent" EAC.

If anyone has some explanation, it'll be highly appreciated, as usual.

Cheers and Happy New Year for everyone!

Hi Camifree, I heard that the stamp on your passport is like having the letter that extends the 2 yr GC for one year, so you should be ok when you come back to the USA. Since you are in your country during the removing process, & I'll be doing the same in about 3 months for about 7 weeks I'll be gone in my country what you suggest me to do before leaving USA? For exemple did you ask to some of your friends to check the mail while you are away in order to know what's going on with the Immigration?

Have a nice vacation in your country :star:

Hi Daphne,

Well, I signed up for the Online Status Notification at www.uscis.gov. You get a username and a password, and you can enter the case numbers you have pending. Then you activate e-mail notifications, so whenever there is a change or a "touch" on your case, you'll know immediately. I got separated almost a year ago, but all my mail is getting to the house I used to share with my husband, who still lives there. All my bills and other things are sent to me by e-mail (I'm a paperless freak), but he usually keeps me up to date with everything I get. I hope he doesn't hide anything, LOL!!! Separations can get so nasty... But anyway, I'd end up knowing whatever happens on the USCIS website.

Don't worry about anything, enjoy your trip and good luck! :luv:


LIFE IS WHAT WE MAKE IT (E. Dickinson)

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L'HOMME EST CE QU'IL SE FAIT (J.P. Sartre)

ON NE NAÎT PAS FEMME; ON LE DEVIENT (S. De Beauvoir)

ALEA IACTA EST (I. Caesar)

Afortunado aquel

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The number that you can't use to look up information is the number that would have been on the back of your cheque and the NOA receipt if you had received one. I didn't receive one either and my I-551 stamp looks the same. The Officer is the name of the person who put the stamp into your passport. The illegible part reads 'Upon endorsement serves as a temporary I-551 evidencing permanent residence for one year." Below the bottom of mine it also includes "I-751 filed on and then the date they received it.


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PS - I have used mine to travel outside of the country and return - had absolutely no problems. You won't either. The passport stamp is as good as the green card.


“...Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?”

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PS - I have used mine to travel outside of the country and return - had absolutely no problems. You won't either. The passport stamp is as good as the green card.

THANKS! I arrived yesterday, and I had absolutely no problems. Well, the only thing the airline and customs complained about was how cheap the ASC was on ink, hehe, because it's almost impossible to read, but they never implied it was my fault. Everyone was really nice :)


LIFE IS WHAT WE MAKE IT (E. Dickinson)

PREFIERO SER CABEZA DE RATÓN QUE COLA DE LEÓN.

L'HOMME EST CE QU'IL SE FAIT (J.P. Sartre)

ON NE NAÎT PAS FEMME; ON LE DEVIENT (S. De Beauvoir)

ALEA IACTA EST (I. Caesar)

Afortunado aquel

Who understands

Le langage secret

Das estrelas,

Der blumen

Et delle cose mute

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Officer: BLICISO BAL (God knows what that is)

The surname of the officer who stamped your passport and BAL for Baltimore, I'd imagine?


Adjustment of Status from K-1 (Very abridged version)

05/20/08 - POE: Chicago O'Hare

07/18/08 - Married

08/30/08 - I-485/I-765 mailed...

03/17/09 - Card production ordered (no notification received!)

03/26/09 - Green card received (196 days)

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09/20/11 - Service Request #1

10/26/11 - Service Request #2

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Officer: BLICISO BAL (God knows what that is)

The surname of the officer who stamped your passport and BAL for Baltimore, I'd imagine?

Yeah, the BAL is obviously for Baltimore, but the surname is almost like Basiliscus if you say it fast, lol!!

:blush: I know.. silly joke...


LIFE IS WHAT WE MAKE IT (E. Dickinson)

PREFIERO SER CABEZA DE RATÓN QUE COLA DE LEÓN.

L'HOMME EST CE QU'IL SE FAIT (J.P. Sartre)

ON NE NAÎT PAS FEMME; ON LE DEVIENT (S. De Beauvoir)

ALEA IACTA EST (I. Caesar)

Afortunado aquel

Who understands

Le langage secret

Das estrelas,

Der blumen

Et delle cose mute

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