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Clarification about 1yr Visa in Passport

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Hey everybody! Thanks for the help in the past that this forum has provided.

I wanted to clarify something from those people who have already completed the CR-1 process and had their significant others in country with them already.

When we were approved in Lima, my wife received a stamp in her passport that was valid for one year, stating that it "serves as temporary I-551 evidencing permanent residence for 1 year." In the stamp above, it says admitted blah blah blah then a date May 5, 2010.

Now we already have our conditional green card for her with the standard 2 year expiration date that will expire in May of 2011.

My question is, do I need to do anything with the visa in her passport before it expires?

It is my understanding that she can travel freely with the green card and that the stamp is no longer necessary.

Any guidance you can give me would be supremely helpful. Thanks!

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Hey everybody! Thanks for the help in the past that this forum has provided.

I wanted to clarify something from those people who have already completed the CR-1 process and had their significant others in country with them already.

When we were approved in Lima, my wife received a stamp in her passport that was valid for one year, stating that it "serves as temporary I-551 evidencing permanent residence for 1 year." In the stamp above, it says admitted blah blah blah then a date May 5, 2010.

Now we already have our conditional green card for her with the standard 2 year expiration date that will expire in May of 2011.

My question is, do I need to do anything with the visa in her passport before it expires?

It is my understanding that she can travel freely with the green card and that the stamp is no longer necessary.

Any guidance you can give me would be supremely helpful. Thanks!

Correct - once you have a GC you no longer use the visa as the temp I-551.


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Hey everybody! Thanks for the help in the past that this forum has provided.

I wanted to clarify something from those people who have already completed the CR-1 process and had their significant others in country with them already.

When we were approved in Lima, my wife received a stamp in her passport that was valid for one year, stating that it "serves as temporary I-551 evidencing permanent residence for 1 year." In the stamp above, it says admitted blah blah blah then a date May 5, 2010.

Now we already have our conditional green card for her with the standard 2 year expiration date that will expire in May of 2011.

My question is, do I need to do anything with the visa in her passport before it expires?

It is my understanding that she can travel freely with the green card and that the stamp is no longer necessary.

Any guidance you can give me would be supremely helpful. Thanks!

No need to do anything. The Green Card replaces the stamp.


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