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Shannon And Marco

Getting ready to file! Few questions..

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Hello there VJers!

So we're ready to dive again into this ocean of bureaucracy..

The countdown to the expiration of the GC started yesterday. So, as now we have 89 days to file. We saw on the forum that other couples sent the package earlier, although on the guide there's something that talks about the "appropiate: time to file: not too early but not too late.

So, what would be the right time to mail the package out?

Consider that we'll probably be able to mail out everything the next week, we'd have a trip planned in mid september. Will the USCIS send us a letter to prove the 1 year extension status soon enough?

Or will they update the extension straight on the GC so the custom can see it on their computers?

Thank you so much in advance for your help! :)

Removing of Conditions

06/20/2011 - I-751 Package sent to VSC. Certified Mail.

06/22/2011 - VSC Received the package

06/23/2011 - NOA Receipt Date

06/27/2011 - NOA Arrived in the Mail

06/27/2011 - Check is cleared

07/15/2011 - Biometrics Appointment Letter in the Mail

08/10/2011 - Biometrics Appointment

03/05/2012 - Approved

03/08/2012 - Green Card has been mailed out to me

03/10/2012 - 10y Green Card Received

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Anytime after that 90 days before the green card expires. WE filed ours about 3 weeks after our 90 day window opened. There is no right answer to this, it is when you have yoru documents ready to send.

We got that extension letter about 7 days after our packet was sent, about 3 days after the packet was accepted

There was a review on the Canada forum that a girl got hauled into secondary because she traveled with an expired green card and her extension letter, which tells me nothing is updated on the green card or their computer : See the link below


Good luck

August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2

February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete

May 4, 2009

May, 26, 2009

POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011


April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony


September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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