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There seems to be some confusion recently with many new arrivals claiming they did not receive an I-551 stamp at POE. In my experience the entry stamp endorsement you receive IS the I-551 stamp.

It should look like this:

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AUG 24 2008 = my arrival date

CR1 = my visa class

AUG 23 2010 = expiration date before which I need to apply to remove conditions (IR1 holders won't need to do this)

Blanked section = alien registration number written in by CBP officer

This stamp should be on the same/adjacent page to your visa and correspond with the "UPON ENDORSEMENT SERVES AS TEMPORARY 1-551 EVIDENCING PERMANENT RESIDENCE FOR 1 YEAR" instruction printed on the visa under your photo.

I hope this makes sense and eases some confusion. (and if anyone had a different experience or received a different stamp please share it)

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DCF Timeline here

POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
Timeline

Yes, true.. My husband has the same stamp... CR-1 status


CR-1 Timeline

12/06/2007: I-130 petition sent to Chicago Lockbox.

01/30/2008: Received NOA 1.

04/25/2008: I-130 APPROVED.

06/04/2008: Came to know about Visa Journey.com.

07/02/2008: CASE COMPLETED.

07/14/2008: Case transferred to Mumbai.

08/27/2008: Interview - Visa Approved

09/03/2008: POE-Chicago

09/04/2008: Applied for SSN

09/11/2008: Received SSN

10/27/2008: Received "Welcome Letter"

11/04/2008: USCIS mailed the approval notice

11/06/2008: Green Card Received !!!

I-751 Timeline

07/02/2010: I-751 mailed to CSC

07/06/2010: CSC received I-751 application

07/06/2010: Check cashed

07/09/2010: CSC mailed the NOA1. Dated: 07/06/2010

07/13/2010: NOA1 Notice received

07/28/2010: Biometrics Appointment Letter received. Dated: 07/20/2010

08/17/2010: Biometrics appointment--- Done

10/07/2010: Approved- Green card production ordered

10/08/2010: Touched

10/15/2010: Green Card Received

N-400 Timeline

06/06/2011: N-400 mailed to AZ Lockbox

06/08/2011: AZ Lockbox received N-400 application

06/13/2011: Check cashed

06/13/2011: NOA1 Notice mailed & received the text

06/23/2011: Biometrics Appointment Letter Mailed

06/27/2011: Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

07/06/2011: Biometrics Appointment-Done

07/08/2011: Placed in line for Interview

08/29/2011: Interview Letter received

10/04/2011: Interview

11/15/2011: Placed in line for Oath Ceremony

06/01/2012: Oath Ceremony.. Finally...

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: India
Timeline

Good to know that this is what the stamp should look like. Thank you for posting this.


The Journey Home
04/27/2009 - POE at JFK (Quick and Easy!!!!)
05/07/2009 - Applied for SSN
05/09/2009 - Welcome Letter Received
05/14/2009 - SSN Received
05/11/2009 - GC Production Ordered
06/12/2009 - GC Production Ordered (AGAIN ?!?!?!)
06/19/2009 - Alien Registration Approval notice email
06/22/2009 - 2 Year Green Card Received!!!!!!

Naturalization
02/06/2013 - Application Sent
02/13/2013 - NOA (Priority Date Feb 8th)
02/13/2013 - Biometrics Appt. Letter Received
02/21/2013 - Early Bio Appt. (Original March 15th)
02/26/2013 - Place Inline for Interview

04/24/2013 - Interview scheduled

05/31/2013 - Interview - Recommended for Approval

XX/XX/2013 - Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Thanks for posting the photo. :star: It helps to know what to expect.


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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There seems to be some confusion recently with many new arrivals claiming they did not receive an I-551 stamp at POE. In my experience the entry stamp endorsement you receive IS the I-551 stamp.

It should look like this:

post-47657-1235761393_thumb.jpg

AUG 24 2008 = my arrival date

CR1 = my visa class

AUG 23 2010 = expiration date before which I need to apply to remove conditions (IR1 holders won't need to do this)

Blanked section = alien registration number written in by CBP officer

This stamp should be on the same/adjacent page to your visa and correspond with the "UPON ENDORSEMENT SERVES AS TEMPORARY 1-551 EVIDENCING PERMANENT RESIDENCE FOR 1 YEAR" instruction printed on the visa under your photo.

I hope this makes sense and eases some confusion. (and if anyone had a different experience or received a different stamp please share it)

Thanks for photo. It will help us.


*IR-1 Visa* VSC

I-130 (IR-1):

07/22/2008: NOA1

02/17/2009: I-130 NOA2: Approved in 210 days from NOA1 date

I-129F (K-3):

08/11/2008: NOA1

02/17/2009: I-129F NOA2: Approved in 190 days from NOA1 date

<not pursuing I-129F petition further but NVC forwarded case to Consulate on 02/24/2009>

NVC Journey:

02/19/2009: NVC Received/Case number assigned for I-130

02/20/2009: DS-3032 sent by e-mail and 03/04/2009: DS-3032 sent by regular mail

02/26/2009: NVC received DS-3032 Choice of Agent selection

02/26/2009: DS-3032 accepted and AOS Bill Generated but not IV Bill

02/28/2009: AOS Bill Package received in mail

02/28/2009: Paid AOS Bill and IV Bill (as it was available) online

03/03/2009: Both AOS and IV Bill Show as Paid and Coversheet Printed

03/04/2009: Mailed I-864 and IV (DS-230) Packages

03/06/2009: I-864 and IV Packages Received by NVC and Scanned on 03/10/2009

03/13/2009: Case completed at NVC (in 17 working days from date NVC Received)

03/25/2009: Interview date assigned by NVC

US Consulate @ Mumbai, India

04/02/2009: Medical Exam (based on NVC e-mail for interview)

04/13/2009: Interview Packet Received from US Consulate

04/16/2009: Documents submitted at VFS office

[Classified]: Date of Interview

USA Journey

02/21/2009: Permanent Resident # Received (Ref: NOA2 of USCIS)

05/2009: POE

##/##/2009: Permanent Resident Card

##/##/2009: SSN

Love must be sincere............Roman 12:9

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You're welcome :) I'm glad this has helped


DCF Timeline here

POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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bumping this thread for new users


DCF Timeline here

POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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We had POE through Newark yesterday. They put the stamp in the passport and not on the visa. The office wrote CR1 on it but did not put an expiration date or sign it. We did not realize it until we were through check in for the second leg of our flight. How do we resolve this or is it a problem?


TIME LINE.. CR1 VISA JOURNEY

USCIS STAGE

Send I-130 by USPS : 26th January 2009

NOA1 : 3rd February 2009

I-130 APPROVED : 25th March 2009 [56 Days]

NVC STAGE

Case transfered to NVC : 06th April 2009

CASE COMPLETE : 04th June 2009 [22 Days]

Email with Interview date : 09th June 2009

Medical : 30th June 2009...Passed

28th July 2009 : "Visa is Approved"....Thanks to God and VJ!!!

POE at Newark : 2nd August 2009

ROC STAGE I-751

Package sent to VSC : 05/17/2011

Receipt Date on NOA : 05/20/2011

Check cashed : 05/24/2011

NOA received : 05/26/2011

Biometric letter Dated : 06/06/2011

Biometric letter Received : 06/09/2011

Biometrics Appointment : 06/23/2011

Approved : "We are Approved" 02/10/2012

NOA received : 02/15/2012

GC Arrived : 02/24/2012.....Thanks to God and VJ!!!

N-400 CITIZENSHIP

Package sent to VSC : 09/06/2012

Recieved Date on NOA : 09/07/2012 [Cashiers Check]

NOA received : 09/13/2012 [Dated 09/10/2012]

Biometric letter Received :09/15/2012 [Dated 09/12/2012]

Biometrics Appointment :09/26/2012

Interview scheduled:10/29/2012 [inline for interview 10/02/2012]

Interview Letter Received:11/01/2012

Interview Date:12/03/2012....APPROVED...Thanks to God and VJ!!!

Oath Ceremony on:01/03/2013...Almost done.

Passport Application:01/04/2013....Passport in hand....Yahoo...it feels surreal...this Journey is finally over....God Bless The USA...Proud to be An American!!!!!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Thanks for sharing this.

I have this stamp but the only thing they wrote is "CR1". Nothing else.

Should I be worried? IF something happens back home, am I allowed to travel if I have not received the GC yet?


CR-1 Journey - California Service Center

I-130 timeline:
I-130 NOA1 - 05th Nov, 2009
I-130 NOA2 - 10th February, 2010 Yay!!!!
"Your I-130 was approved in 97 days from your NOA1 date."


NVC Journey:
02-16-2010: NVC Case # Assigned
03-31-2010: Case Complete!!
04-12-2010: Interview date assigned by NVC.
05-11-2010: Medical appointment in Rio

05-13-2010: Interview in Rio - APPROVED!!!

06-02-2010: POE in Washington DC - Finally home!

July 30, 2010 - Received the Green Card after receiving 4 welcome letters! USCIS see ya later!

2 YEARS LATER......

03-02-2012: Elegible to lift conditions
06-02-2012: Temporary GC expires

12-20-2012: Permanent GC received

6 MONTHS LATER......

06/03/2013: n400 Filled

10/22/2013: Citizenship test and oath ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Thanks for sharing this.

I have this stamp but the only thing they wrote is "CR1". Nothing else.

Should I be worried? IF something happens back home, am I allowed to travel if I have not received the GC yet?

That is all I had on mine as well and I had no issues at all travelling out of and back into the US prior to the arrival of my green card.


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Thank you so much! What a relief :thumbs:


CR-1 Journey - California Service Center

I-130 timeline:
I-130 NOA1 - 05th Nov, 2009
I-130 NOA2 - 10th February, 2010 Yay!!!!
"Your I-130 was approved in 97 days from your NOA1 date."


NVC Journey:
02-16-2010: NVC Case # Assigned
03-31-2010: Case Complete!!
04-12-2010: Interview date assigned by NVC.
05-11-2010: Medical appointment in Rio

05-13-2010: Interview in Rio - APPROVED!!!

06-02-2010: POE in Washington DC - Finally home!

July 30, 2010 - Received the Green Card after receiving 4 welcome letters! USCIS see ya later!

2 YEARS LATER......

03-02-2012: Elegible to lift conditions
06-02-2012: Temporary GC expires

12-20-2012: Permanent GC received

6 MONTHS LATER......

06/03/2013: n400 Filled

10/22/2013: Citizenship test and oath ceremony

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Filed: Country: Italy
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<!--quoteo(post=2691001:date=Feb 27 2009, 02:12 PM:name=kaffy)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (kaffy @ Feb 27 2009, 02:12 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=2691001"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->There seems to be some confusion recently with many new arrivals claiming they did not receive an I-551 stamp at POE. In my experience the entry stamp endorsement you receive IS the I-551 stamp.

It should look like this:

post-47657-1235761393_thumb.jpg

AUG 24 2008 = my arrival date

CR1 = my visa class

AUG 23 2010 = expiration date before which I need to apply to remove conditions (IR1 holders won't need to do this)

Blanked section = alien registration number written in by CBP officer

This stamp should be on the same/adjacent page to your visa and correspond with the "UPON ENDORSEMENT SERVES AS TEMPORARY 1-551 EVIDENCING PERMANENT RESIDENCE FOR 1 YEAR" instruction printed on the visa under your photo.

I hope this makes sense and eases some confusion. (and if anyone had a different experience or received a different stamp please share it)<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

<!--coloro:#8B0000--><span style="color:#8B0000"><!--/coloro--><b>Thanks for photo. It will help us.</b><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

So does this stamp allow you to travel abroad even before you get your plastic green card? Is this a I-551 and hence as vaid as a gree ncard? thanks!


12/07/2009 - I-130 and supporting documents sent to USCIS office in Rome

12/16/2009 - USCIS office received the form

02/16/2010 - NOA1

02/22/2010 - I-130 Approved

05/27/2010 - DS-230 sent

07/19/2010 - Medical exam in Napoli

07/20/2010 - Interview

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