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I-751 Late??

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

Hi.....my wifes greencard expires on 12/9/06 and because of various reasons we are sending in the I-751 today ...about 20 days into the 90 day 'window'...ie 70 days to go till expiry. We are sending it to the NSC.

Will this be a problem? Are we late?.....what are the next steps and how long doe it take. Forgive me if I'm asking questions that have aleady been discussed.

HELP!

Thanks

Matt

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

Nope ur not late. You just can't send it in any earlier than 90 days!! Hopefully it wont take to long before u receiev the letter extending it for a yr. best of luck


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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You're OK.

There's a window that opens 90 days before the expiration date printed on the Green Card, and closes on the expiration date printed on the Green Card. You can file any time during that window with no problems. If you waited until after the Green Card expired, you'd be late, and there'd at least be some explaining to do (they sometimes accept late filings, at their discretion, but it's much better to send it in before the GC expiration date).

But it sounds like you're still 70 days early.

A lot of people recommend you file close to the opening date of the window, since it's so important not to miss the window. Filing early gives you plenty of time to take corrective action if you haven't received a receipt in a reasonable amount of time, and also gives you a cushion in case unforseen events (an emergency hospitalization, for example?) put you out of commission for a few weeks.

But there's nothing wrong with filing a few weeks after the window opens.


04 Apr, 2004: Got married

05 Apr, 2004: I-130 Sent to CSC

13 Apr, 2004: I-130 NOA 1

19 Apr, 2004: I-129F Sent to MSC

29 Apr, 2004: I-129F NOA 1

13 Aug, 2004: I-130 Approved by CSC

28 Dec, 2004: I-130 Case Complete at NVC

18 Jan, 2005: Got the visa approved in Caracas

22 Jan, 2005: Flew home together! CCS->MIA->SFO

25 May, 2005: I-129F finally approved! We won't pursue it.

8 June, 2006: Our baby girl is born!

24 Oct, 2006: Window for filing I-751 opens

25 Oct, 2006: I-751 mailed to CSC

18 Nov, 2006: I-751 NOA1 received from CSC

30 Nov, 2006: I-751 Biometrics taken

05 Apr, 2007: I-751 approved, card production ordered

23 Jan, 2008: N-400 sent to CSC via certified mail

19 Feb, 2008: N-400 Biometrics taken

27 Mar, 2008: Naturalization interview notice received (NOA2 for N-400)

30 May, 2008: Naturalization interview, passed the test!

17 June, 2008: Naturalization oath notice mailed

15 July, 2008: Naturalization oath ceremony!

16 July, 2008: Registered to vote and applied for US passport

26 July, 2008: US Passport arrived.

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