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My husband and I went to the BMV to get new plates. The last car broke down and we were able to get a new one. We took our title down to the title office and had them add my name to it. I should mention that I don't drive and don't have a license. I showed my passport and we got our title.

We drove down to the BMV and told the person we needed new plates. She asks for my husband's license and mine. I explain that I don't have one. She ask for my SSN. Again, I say that I don't have one. I show her my passport and explain that I am a Canadian visitor. She asks if I have a visa, to which I answer No. She then tries to proceed on the computer without an SSN for me and cannot do it. She grabs the phone and calls "someone". At that moment, the worst images go trough my mind. I imagine ICE breaking down the door, pistol drawn... Anyway, while waiting on the phone, she asks me what my status is and how long I will be here... At that point, I'm getting annoyed and say "Look, I'm a visitor and I will be here until my immigration paperwork goes trough. If all this is going to be an issue, we'll have the title remade and come back". She smiles, says Ok, that'll work! and gives me back everything.

As I said, I've never driven before, so I wasn't aware of what I needed to show if my name was on the title. So, take this a cautionary tale. I did not need that stress. Furthermore, to those who know how much I worry.... Should I be worried? Is BMV in the habit of calling USCIS and telling them "look, this lady came in today, wanted new plates and only had a passport"?


Adjustment of Status

11/03/10 ------- AoS (I-130/I-485) Package mailed out (Priority Mail)

11/07/10 ------- AoS Package received and singed for

11/10/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (emails)

11/12/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (hard copies)

11/12/10 ------- Touches on I-130, I-485 and I-765

11/19/10 ------- Biometrics appointment letter received

12/06/10 ------- RFE for I-693 (I think the issue is that it was not signed. Called USCIS and will receive a letter in a few days explaining)

12/13/10 ------- Biometrics done

12/16/10 ------- EAD card in production (email)

12/20/10 ------- Received "Letter of Explanation" for RFE (Service Request to expedite my case. Called USCIS and was told to ignore that and just send in response to RFE.)

12/22/10 ------- Touch (Email for Post Decision Activity on EAD saying that a letter of approval has been mailed out)

12/24/10 ------- Received EAD in the mail

12/27/10 ------- Applied for SSN

12/31/10 ------- Received Interview letter

01/03/11 ------- Received SSN card in the mail

01/07/11 ------- Mailed out response to RFE (I-693)

01/15/11 ------- Email confirming USCIS received RFE response

01/31/11 ------- Approved!

Pre-Adjustment of Status:

2006 -------- Met Online

02/07 ------- Visited him in the U.S. for what was suppose to be a few weeks (Came in with birth certificate and health card. Health card expired a few months after)

08/07 ------- Decided to get married because we didn't want to be apart (in the U.S.)

10/10 ------- USCIS Medical Done

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Pls stop bad mouthing every agency.

There is nothing wrong in your exp with DMV, all the lady was asking was to provide her some proof about your identity, if you dont like that and get annoyed at someone asking to prove wh u say ur then sorry its your problem.

You dont have lic, no ssn and no visa, then how do you expect her to process your request.

But your husband has driven and he knows wht is req, and if u in habit of being stressed out quickly then you should blame your hubby for butting you thru the ordeal and not DMV.

Good news for you is in most cases I have never heard DMV call USCIS and report anyone and if you have not done anything wrong you need not worry. (you did not mention wht your status was while you are in country. so guessing you are in country legally) :)

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Filed: Country: Canada
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Pls stop bad mouthing every agency.

There is nothing wrong in your exp with DMV, all the lady was asking was to provide her some proof about your identity, if you dont like that and get annoyed at someone asking to prove wh u say ur then sorry its your problem.

You dont have lic, no ssn and no visa, then how do you expect her to process your request.

But your husband has driven and he knows wht is req, and if u in habit of being stressed out quickly then you should blame your hubby for butting you thru the ordeal and not DMV.

Good news for you is in most cases I have never heard DMV call USCIS and report anyone and if you have not done anything wrong you need not worry. (you did not mention wht your status was while you are in country. so guessing you are in country legally) :)

I believe this is actually the first time I speak out about any agency... Actually no, that's not true. I did talk about the IRS in the past and all I had to say was that they provide very good service and hardly ever interact with USCIS. So, I'm not sure where you saw me "bad mouth agencies". Furthermore, not once in my post did I mention anything regarding the BMV doing anything wrong. I simply stated that I had a bad experience (or situation if you prefer) at the BMV. The lady doing the work was actually quite nice and seemed to be genuinely sorry that she could not help us. I simply stated that it was a bad experience because it was a bad experience. I never said it was their fault, her fault or anyone's fault.

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Adjustment of Status

11/03/10 ------- AoS (I-130/I-485) Package mailed out (Priority Mail)

11/07/10 ------- AoS Package received and singed for

11/10/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (emails)

11/12/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (hard copies)

11/12/10 ------- Touches on I-130, I-485 and I-765

11/19/10 ------- Biometrics appointment letter received

12/06/10 ------- RFE for I-693 (I think the issue is that it was not signed. Called USCIS and will receive a letter in a few days explaining)

12/13/10 ------- Biometrics done

12/16/10 ------- EAD card in production (email)

12/20/10 ------- Received "Letter of Explanation" for RFE (Service Request to expedite my case. Called USCIS and was told to ignore that and just send in response to RFE.)

12/22/10 ------- Touch (Email for Post Decision Activity on EAD saying that a letter of approval has been mailed out)

12/24/10 ------- Received EAD in the mail

12/27/10 ------- Applied for SSN

12/31/10 ------- Received Interview letter

01/03/11 ------- Received SSN card in the mail

01/07/11 ------- Mailed out response to RFE (I-693)

01/15/11 ------- Email confirming USCIS received RFE response

01/31/11 ------- Approved!

Pre-Adjustment of Status:

2006 -------- Met Online

02/07 ------- Visited him in the U.S. for what was suppose to be a few weeks (Came in with birth certificate and health card. Health card expired a few months after)

08/07 ------- Decided to get married because we didn't want to be apart (in the U.S.)

10/10 ------- USCIS Medical Done

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France
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Hi Kittyfang,

You may be able to get everything changed over at the DMV once you receive your EAD. I see from your timeline that you were about to see a CS. When is your appointment? The sooner you can do your AOS, the sooner things will move along smoothly.

Good luck!


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Filed: Country: Canada
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Hi Kittyfang,

You may be able to get everything changed over at the DMV once you receive your EAD. I see from your timeline that you were about to see a CS. When is your appointment? The sooner you can do your AOS, the sooner things will move along smoothly.

Good luck!

Hi Lili!

My appointment was supposed to be on August 4th. Unfortunately, I called in the morning to confirm the address and the receptionist told me that the doctor I was supposed to see didn't even do CS appointments. So, I had to reschedule. I will be going at the end of the month.

And yes, I cannot wait to get get EAD. This little experience today reminded us of how uncomfortable the current situation is.

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Adjustment of Status

11/03/10 ------- AoS (I-130/I-485) Package mailed out (Priority Mail)

11/07/10 ------- AoS Package received and singed for

11/10/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (emails)

11/12/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (hard copies)

11/12/10 ------- Touches on I-130, I-485 and I-765

11/19/10 ------- Biometrics appointment letter received

12/06/10 ------- RFE for I-693 (I think the issue is that it was not signed. Called USCIS and will receive a letter in a few days explaining)

12/13/10 ------- Biometrics done

12/16/10 ------- EAD card in production (email)

12/20/10 ------- Received "Letter of Explanation" for RFE (Service Request to expedite my case. Called USCIS and was told to ignore that and just send in response to RFE.)

12/22/10 ------- Touch (Email for Post Decision Activity on EAD saying that a letter of approval has been mailed out)

12/24/10 ------- Received EAD in the mail

12/27/10 ------- Applied for SSN

12/31/10 ------- Received Interview letter

01/03/11 ------- Received SSN card in the mail

01/07/11 ------- Mailed out response to RFE (I-693)

01/15/11 ------- Email confirming USCIS received RFE response

01/31/11 ------- Approved!

Pre-Adjustment of Status:

2006 -------- Met Online

02/07 ------- Visited him in the U.S. for what was suppose to be a few weeks (Came in with birth certificate and health card. Health card expired a few months after)

08/07 ------- Decided to get married because we didn't want to be apart (in the U.S.)

10/10 ------- USCIS Medical Done

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Filed: Country: Canada
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[quote name=NVC FAN :(' timestamp='1281649681' post='4126046]

better get used to it, after november things will change

I'm sorry, I haven't had the chance to follow the news much. What is happening in November?


Adjustment of Status

11/03/10 ------- AoS (I-130/I-485) Package mailed out (Priority Mail)

11/07/10 ------- AoS Package received and singed for

11/10/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (emails)

11/12/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (hard copies)

11/12/10 ------- Touches on I-130, I-485 and I-765

11/19/10 ------- Biometrics appointment letter received

12/06/10 ------- RFE for I-693 (I think the issue is that it was not signed. Called USCIS and will receive a letter in a few days explaining)

12/13/10 ------- Biometrics done

12/16/10 ------- EAD card in production (email)

12/20/10 ------- Received "Letter of Explanation" for RFE (Service Request to expedite my case. Called USCIS and was told to ignore that and just send in response to RFE.)

12/22/10 ------- Touch (Email for Post Decision Activity on EAD saying that a letter of approval has been mailed out)

12/24/10 ------- Received EAD in the mail

12/27/10 ------- Applied for SSN

12/31/10 ------- Received Interview letter

01/03/11 ------- Received SSN card in the mail

01/07/11 ------- Mailed out response to RFE (I-693)

01/15/11 ------- Email confirming USCIS received RFE response

01/31/11 ------- Approved!

Pre-Adjustment of Status:

2006 -------- Met Online

02/07 ------- Visited him in the U.S. for what was suppose to be a few weeks (Came in with birth certificate and health card. Health card expired a few months after)

08/07 ------- Decided to get married because we didn't want to be apart (in the U.S.)

10/10 ------- USCIS Medical Done

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By bad mouthing you said you had bad exp at DMV.

Your exp was not a bad one, just your did not hae enough documentation, so your title to post itself was wrong.

It would be bad exp if you took all the right documentation and even though they gave u hard time, that would be bad exp.

And Nov, well holiday season starts and most ppl will be on holidays, which would slow down everything.

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No where in Kitty's post was there any "badmouthing" of the BMV. I don't know what some people are reading. :wacko:

Be nice. Stop being so judgmental over such a little thing. Sometimes people just need to vent their experiences.


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Filed: Country: Canada
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No where in Kitty's post was there any "badmouthing" of the BMV. I don't know what some people are reading. :wacko:

Be nice. Stop being so judgmental over such a little thing. Sometimes people just need to vent their experiences.

I'm not interested in starting a war of semantics so I will just stick by my original post and state that Trillium13 understood what I meant. B-)


Adjustment of Status

11/03/10 ------- AoS (I-130/I-485) Package mailed out (Priority Mail)

11/07/10 ------- AoS Package received and singed for

11/10/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (emails)

11/12/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (hard copies)

11/12/10 ------- Touches on I-130, I-485 and I-765

11/19/10 ------- Biometrics appointment letter received

12/06/10 ------- RFE for I-693 (I think the issue is that it was not signed. Called USCIS and will receive a letter in a few days explaining)

12/13/10 ------- Biometrics done

12/16/10 ------- EAD card in production (email)

12/20/10 ------- Received "Letter of Explanation" for RFE (Service Request to expedite my case. Called USCIS and was told to ignore that and just send in response to RFE.)

12/22/10 ------- Touch (Email for Post Decision Activity on EAD saying that a letter of approval has been mailed out)

12/24/10 ------- Received EAD in the mail

12/27/10 ------- Applied for SSN

12/31/10 ------- Received Interview letter

01/03/11 ------- Received SSN card in the mail

01/07/11 ------- Mailed out response to RFE (I-693)

01/15/11 ------- Email confirming USCIS received RFE response

01/31/11 ------- Approved!

Pre-Adjustment of Status:

2006 -------- Met Online

02/07 ------- Visited him in the U.S. for what was suppose to be a few weeks (Came in with birth certificate and health card. Health card expired a few months after)

08/07 ------- Decided to get married because we didn't want to be apart (in the U.S.)

10/10 ------- USCIS Medical Done

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Brazil
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I'm sorry, I haven't had the chance to follow the news much. What is happening in November?

mid-terms in November ,thinks can change ... :(


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05/24/10 biometrics appt letter, dated 05/14 appt 06/03 :) ( day 20)

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Filed: Country: Canada
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Awww, thx for the info. Well, here's hoping my stuff is in the mail... Seems to be getting pushed back a little more every day. :huh:


Adjustment of Status

11/03/10 ------- AoS (I-130/I-485) Package mailed out (Priority Mail)

11/07/10 ------- AoS Package received and singed for

11/10/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (emails)

11/12/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (hard copies)

11/12/10 ------- Touches on I-130, I-485 and I-765

11/19/10 ------- Biometrics appointment letter received

12/06/10 ------- RFE for I-693 (I think the issue is that it was not signed. Called USCIS and will receive a letter in a few days explaining)

12/13/10 ------- Biometrics done

12/16/10 ------- EAD card in production (email)

12/20/10 ------- Received "Letter of Explanation" for RFE (Service Request to expedite my case. Called USCIS and was told to ignore that and just send in response to RFE.)

12/22/10 ------- Touch (Email for Post Decision Activity on EAD saying that a letter of approval has been mailed out)

12/24/10 ------- Received EAD in the mail

12/27/10 ------- Applied for SSN

12/31/10 ------- Received Interview letter

01/03/11 ------- Received SSN card in the mail

01/07/11 ------- Mailed out response to RFE (I-693)

01/15/11 ------- Email confirming USCIS received RFE response

01/31/11 ------- Approved!

Pre-Adjustment of Status:

2006 -------- Met Online

02/07 ------- Visited him in the U.S. for what was suppose to be a few weeks (Came in with birth certificate and health card. Health card expired a few months after)

08/07 ------- Decided to get married because we didn't want to be apart (in the U.S.)

10/10 ------- USCIS Medical Done

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Kitty- all your problems will be solved once you get your EAD. When you get your GC it will get even better.

I don't know what's coming up in mid-November, I wouldn't wait for it if I were you. However the sooner you mail the applications, the safer you will be. (F)


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Filed: Country: Canada
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Kitty- all your problems will be solved once you get your EAD. When you get your GC it will get even better.

I don't know what's coming up in mid-November, I wouldn't wait for it if I were you. However the sooner you mail the applications, the safer you will be. (F)

I agree wholeheartedly. Medical is in two weeks. We might need a few more days after to scrounge up the last of what we need, but are getting very close.


Adjustment of Status

11/03/10 ------- AoS (I-130/I-485) Package mailed out (Priority Mail)

11/07/10 ------- AoS Package received and singed for

11/10/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (emails)

11/12/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (hard copies)

11/12/10 ------- Touches on I-130, I-485 and I-765

11/19/10 ------- Biometrics appointment letter received

12/06/10 ------- RFE for I-693 (I think the issue is that it was not signed. Called USCIS and will receive a letter in a few days explaining)

12/13/10 ------- Biometrics done

12/16/10 ------- EAD card in production (email)

12/20/10 ------- Received "Letter of Explanation" for RFE (Service Request to expedite my case. Called USCIS and was told to ignore that and just send in response to RFE.)

12/22/10 ------- Touch (Email for Post Decision Activity on EAD saying that a letter of approval has been mailed out)

12/24/10 ------- Received EAD in the mail

12/27/10 ------- Applied for SSN

12/31/10 ------- Received Interview letter

01/03/11 ------- Received SSN card in the mail

01/07/11 ------- Mailed out response to RFE (I-693)

01/15/11 ------- Email confirming USCIS received RFE response

01/31/11 ------- Approved!

Pre-Adjustment of Status:

2006 -------- Met Online

02/07 ------- Visited him in the U.S. for what was suppose to be a few weeks (Came in with birth certificate and health card. Health card expired a few months after)

08/07 ------- Decided to get married because we didn't want to be apart (in the U.S.)

10/10 ------- USCIS Medical Done

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