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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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I am not sure which of the forums this should go under, but I am in a panic as I have realized that I can't find my passport or greencard. I am a conditional permanent resident, due to file to lift the conditions in the winter (I was granted the card in March 09.) My wife and myself went on a trip to New Orleans, and now back home can't find our documents - they might have been stole or we have stupidly mislaid them. Needless to say we are turning our apartment upside down but if we don't find them then how bad is it - can I just apply for new passport and greencard or is it more complicated than that? Shoudl I be finding a good lawyer...

Thanks in anticipation for your responses.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I am not sure which of the forums this should go under, but I am in a panic as I have realized that I can't find my passport or greencard. I am a conditional permanent resident, due to file to lift the conditions in the winter (I was granted the card in March 09.) My wife and myself went on a trip to New Orleans, and now back home can't find our documents - they might have been stole or we have stupidly mislaid them. Needless to say we are turning our apartment upside down but if we don't find them then how bad is it - can I just apply for new passport and greencard or is it more complicated than that? Shoudl I be finding a good lawyer...

Thanks in anticipation for your responses.

A lawyer to get a replacement greencard? Not needed... you report the stolen/lost GC and file an I-90 and pay the fee

Edited by payxibka

YMMV

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Panic over - thanks for your quick responses.

This might be a good time to consider scanning and saving copies of your greencard, social security card, passport, birth certificate, and marriage certificate. I have a copy of each in multiple locations, just in case.

Good luck.


**** filed K3/CR1 concurrently. My wife and I both work/live overseas. The following timeline continues from the approval of the K3 VISA.


Our journey
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=115855

NVC rec'd 130/ assigned case# 5-15-08
Called to request online payment ID# 5-18-08
Rec'd ds 3032/AOS bill by USPS 5-19-08
Rec'd email Online ID# for payment of AOS and DS3032 5-21-08
Returned ds 3032 by USPS during wife visit to U.S. on K3--5-29-09
Paid AOS online: 7-05-09 ( While in Cambodia )
Rec'd email to pay IV bill 7-7-09
Paid IV bill online 7-08-09
Mailed I-864 2-16-10
I- 864 delivered 2-18-10
Mailed DS 230 2-22-10
Ds 230 delivered 2-24-10
AVR says "NVC is awaiting biographic info from petitioner" 2-24-10
AVR says, "NVC has received the info checklist requested." NVC HAS ENTERED DS-230 INTO COMPUTER 3-01-10
SIF: 3-08-10
AVR Case Complete: 3-09-10
Rec'd interview email/date: 3-15-10
Medical: 4-09-10
INTERVIEW( less than 5 minutes ): 4-26-10 APPROVED
Pickup Visa: 4-30-10
POE: LAX 5/31/10
Overnight REENTRY Permit app: 6/01/10
Rec'd SS: 6-10-10
Rec'd Welcome to USA Letter + Green Card Tracking #: 6-14-10
Rec'd NOA1 letter + receipt # for reentry permit: 6-14-10
Rec'd 10 Yr. GC: 6-21-10
Rec'd Bio appt for reentry permit 7-18-10 but changed to 6-28-10 thru INFOpass: 6-25-10
REentry touches: 9-6-10, 9-29-10, 10-4-10
Rec'd email Reentry mailed 10-07-10
Rec'd reentry permit 10-09-10 ( 4 mths 1 wk )

Naturalized 04/2016

Received US Passport 05/2016

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Filed: Other Timeline

It might be a good time for a document safe. No more searching for your documents: they are in the document safe.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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It might be a good time for a document safe. No more searching for your documents: they are in the document safe.

Agreed. Keep the original cards and passports in the safe. Keep high quality copies in your wallet or purse. Just take the original when traveling or going to the immigration office.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Keep the original cards and passports in the safe. Keep high quality copies in your wallet or purse. Just take the original when traveling or going to the immigration office.
The passport is another matter, but it's against the law not to carry your actual green card on your person at all times.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Yes, there are two conflicting laws here.

1) The stupid one, that requires LPRs to carry their GC on them at all times. I tried that for a while, had it wrapped in a plastic bag around my neck when taking a shower and in a tube up my a** when having sex with the wife. When going for a swim in the ocean or pool I taped it to my private part, totally invisible yet still uncomfortable.

2) The common sense one that tells LPRs to keep it in a safe place and only carrying it with them when needed, i.e., when traveling uproad, as losing the GC costs hundreds of Dollars and cause unspeakable aggravation while waiting months for a replacement.

I chose # 2. Any day. Over and over and over again.

Edited by Just Bob

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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