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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Hi there!

We just had our AOS Interview a couple of weeks ago. I received the Green Card shortly after the interview, however, I was quite surprised to see it's a normal 10-year Green Card.

I came on a K-1 visa and we got married right after my arrival - so I should have gotten a conditional 2-year Green Card, right? I am not complaining about the 10-year GC, but I am just wondering if I still need to apply to lift conditions after 2 years?

An other issue is the EAD/AP: I never received anything.. why did I spend $350 on these applications? How can I apply for reimbursement?

Thanks!


*USA+Germany*

12-16-2005 I-129F sent

12-28-2005 NOA1

03-07-2006 NOA2

03-24-2006 Packet 3 received

05-11-2006 Packet 4 received

05-31-2006 Interview

06-14-2006 Visa received

06-22-2006 Married

06-28-2006 AOS, EAD, AP sent

07-25-2006 Biometrics taken

09-12-2006 AOS Interview

09-22-2006 Green Card received (10-year GC !!!)

08-18-2008 I-751 "Removing Conditions" sent

08-26-2008 I-751 Rejection Notice - "You do not have conditional status"

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First congrats on a sucessful interview.... I would make an infopass appointment to check if you need to lift conditions or not.... as for getting your money back for EAD and AP forget it it is non-returnable...

Kezzie

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
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Congrats! Don't complain about the EAD and AP ;) I'd be happy to get anything (Greencard, AP or EAD)!

I'd call USCIS or make an Infopass to find out about the 10 year card, maybe it's a typo and they still want you to lift conditions...

Viel Spass mit der Greencard!

Anna


AOS

8-4-2006 Date of NOA's

1-4-2007 Green Card in mail

Removal of conditions

9-29-2008 I-751 delivered to CSC

12-29-2008 Green Card ordered :)

Citizenship

10-15-2011 Package sent to NSC

10-17-2011 NOA Priority Date

11-25-2011 Biometrics done

11-29-2011 In line for interview scheduling... woohoo!

12-20-2011 Interview scheduled ...received letter 3 days later

01-24-2012 Interview & Oath

Done!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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Congrats (F) on your approval!


*Karen -- Jamaica ....... Courtney -- New Jersey*

09-12-05 - AOS filed

04-21-06 - AOS Interview

04-27-06 - Approval

05-17-06 - Green Card in hand

02-11-08 - File to remove conditions

03-15-08 - Biometrics

03-18-09 - Approved - No interview (Card production ordered)

03-24-09 - 10-year card arrives!

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I would just shut up and do nothing until the time for "lifting conditions" comes. You never know if they take your GC back for correction and you wait and wait for the new one to arrive... you can expect anything from CIS


JD AND JIYA ( K1 Journey)

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : London, United Kingdom

I-129F Sent : 12-05-2005

NOA1 : 12-13-2005

I-129F NOA2 : 02-09-2006

Estimates/Stats : I-129f was approved in 66 days.

NVC Received : 02-16-2006

NVC Left : 02-22-2006

Consulate Received : 02-25-2006

Packet 3 Received : 03-03-2006

Packet 3 Sent : 03-04-2006

Packet 4 received : 04-10-2006

Interview: 04-27-2006 APPROVED

Visa Arrived: May 4th, 2006 YAY

AOS

8/8/2006: Sent AOS

08/29/2006: Transferred to CSC

09/06/06: Biometric done

09/06/06: CSC recieved case (email notification)

09/08/2006: Touched

09/19/2006: Touched

09/20/2006: Touched

01/15/2007: Touched

02/07/2007: Touched RFE Notice via email :(

03/01/2007: Touched RFE recieved notice

03/02/2007: GC Approved

03/07/2007: GC sent to me

03/09/2007: GC in hand

AP AND EAD

8/8/2006: Sent

10/26/2006: AP Approved

10/26/2006: EAD touched

10/27/2006: EAD touched

10/31/2006: EAD Approved

11/07/2006: EAD recieved in the mail

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Thilo,

Yes, you do. An card with an error on it does not change what your status is.

As for what to do about the erroneous card. I can think of 3 things that I might do.

- Ask an immigration attorney what I should do.

- Send an I-94 requesting a corrected card, no fee due to USCIS error.

- Make an InfoPass appointment and ask someone in my Sub Office what to do.

Yodrak

Hi there!

We just had our AOS Interview a couple of weeks ago. I received the Green Card shortly after the interview, however, I was quite surprised to see it's a normal 10-year Green Card.

I came on a K-1 visa and we got married right after my arrival - so I should have gotten a conditional 2-year Green Card, right? I am not complaining about the 10-year GC, but I am just wondering if I still need to apply to lift conditions after 2 years?

....

Thanks!

Edited by Yodrak

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Colombia
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Congratulations you are very luck. :dance: I do not believe you will get your money back for the EAD and AP.

Peter Miami


Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Hi there! Thanks for the comments!

Well, I think I shouldn't stir up things right now. I am interviewing for jobs at the moment and don't want to risk that USCIS confiscates my Green Card... who knows how long it takes them to issue the new GC? I experienced enough unexplainable delays... and my future employer would not be satisfied with the Welcome Notice as work authorization... also, I haven't received my EAD yet...

I might tackle the issue next year when I am settled in... Personally, I figure nothing would happen if I just keep the 10-year GC and apply for citizenship after 3 years...

This is just an other example how unorganized and sloppy this government agency is.. they do way to many mistakes.. I suggest they should hire a McKinsey team to change their organizational design.. :yes:

Thilo,

Yes, you do. An card with an error on it does not change what your status is.

As for what to do about the erroneous card. I can think of 3 things that I might do.

- Ask an immigration attorney what I should do.

- Send an I-94 requesting a corrected card, no fee due to USCIS error.

- Make an InfoPass appointment and ask someone in my Sub Office what to do.

Yodrak

Hi there!

We just had our AOS Interview a couple of weeks ago. I received the Green Card shortly after the interview, however, I was quite surprised to see it's a normal 10-year Green Card.

I came on a K-1 visa and we got married right after my arrival - so I should have gotten a conditional 2-year Green Card, right? I am not complaining about the 10-year GC, but I am just wondering if I still need to apply to lift conditions after 2 years?

Thanks!


*USA+Germany*

12-16-2005 I-129F sent

12-28-2005 NOA1

03-07-2006 NOA2

03-24-2006 Packet 3 received

05-11-2006 Packet 4 received

05-31-2006 Interview

06-14-2006 Visa received

06-22-2006 Married

06-28-2006 AOS, EAD, AP sent

07-25-2006 Biometrics taken

09-12-2006 AOS Interview

09-22-2006 Green Card received (10-year GC !!!)

08-18-2008 I-751 "Removing Conditions" sent

08-26-2008 I-751 Rejection Notice - "You do not have conditional status"

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Thilo,

If you do just keep the 10-year Green Card and do not apply to adjust status, when you apply for citizenship in 3 years you may find yourself facing removal - you will have been out of status for a year.

At a minimum, as soon as you have a job and your employer has taken a photocopy of your Green Card, take steps to clear up this situation without further delay.

(You aren't likely to receive an EAD now - you don't need one, there's no reason to issue one to you.)

Yodrak

Hi there! Thanks for the comments!

Well, I think I shouldn't stir up things right now. I am interviewing for jobs at the moment and don't want to risk that USCIS confiscates my Green Card... who knows how long it takes them to issue the new GC? I experienced enough unexplainable delays... and my future employer would not be satisfied with the Welcome Notice as work authorization... also, I haven't received my EAD yet...

I might tackle the issue next year when I am settled in... Personally, I figure nothing would happen if I just keep the 10-year GC and apply for citizenship after 3 years...

....

Thilo,

Yes, you do. An card with an error on it does not change what your status is.

As for what to do about the erroneous card. I can think of 3 things that I might do.

- Ask an immigration attorney what I should do.

.....

Yodrak

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nepal
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Thilo,

Yes, you do. An card with an error on it does not change what your status is.

As for what to do about the erroneous card. I can think of 3 things that I might do.

- Ask an immigration attorney what I should do.

- Send an I-94 requesting a corrected card, no fee due to USCIS error.

- Make an InfoPass appointment and ask someone in my Sub Office what to do.

Yodrak

Hi there!

We just had our AOS Interview a couple of weeks ago. I received the Green Card shortly after the interview, however, I was quite surprised to see it's a normal 10-year Green Card.

I came on a K-1 visa and we got married right after my arrival - so I should have gotten a conditional 2-year Green Card, right? I am not complaining about the 10-year GC, but I am just wondering if I still need to apply to lift conditions after 2 years?

....

Thanks!

If you make an Infopass appt and the IO says not to worry, you're OK for 10 years, I wouldn't believe it.

Just my $.02, but I like the suggestion to get it corrected as soon as you are settled in a new job, or at the very least file for lifting of conditions 90 days before your 2 years are up.

:unsure:

Maya

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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I might tackle the issue next year when I am settled in... Personally, I figure nothing would happen if I just keep the 10-year GC and apply for citizenship after 3 years...

Not so. The burden is on you to follow the law, no matter what error the Service makes.

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/howdoi/remcond.htm

Background

A lawful permanent resident is given the privilege of living and working in the United States permanently. Your permanent residence status will be conditional if it is based on a marriage that was less than two years old on the day you were given permanent residence. You are given conditional resident status on the day you are lawfully admitted to the United States on an immigrant visa or receive adjustment of status. Your permanent resident status is conditional, because you must prove that you did not get married to evade the immigration laws of the United States.

Your card is evidence, not the same as status. Under the law, you have conditions on your residency, no matter what your card says.

The EAD and AP are no longer valid, even if they do arrive in the mail. There will be no refund, and there shouldn't be any complaining, either. :) They were insurance policies that you didn't need to collect on, whew.


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Germany
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If you make an Infopass appt and the IO says not to worry, you're OK for 10 years, I wouldn't believe it.

Just my $.02, but I like the suggestion to get it corrected as soon as you are settled in a new job, or at the very least file for lifting of conditions 90 days before your 2 years are up.

:unsure:

Maya

I agree, don't risk anything.... I would get it corrected also after you got settled in your new job.


I-129F PETITION FOR FIANCE(E) Vermont Service Center

05/12/2006 Petition

05/27/2006 NOA 1

06/22/2006 RFE received & sent back (IMBRA)

07/10/2006 Case has been approved

07/14/2006 NOA 2

07/14/2006 NVC forwarded case to FRA

07/18/2006 Medical exam Hamburg

07/22/2006 Package 3

07/22/2006 Sent forms & checklist back to FRA

08/23/2006 Interview

08/25/2006 Picked up visa

08/26/2006 Flying home

09/08/2006 Applied for SSN

09/18/2006 Received SSN

09/23/2006 Wedding

AOS

09/26/2006 Filed AOS

10/06/2006 NOA

10/17/2006 Case transferred to CSC (email)

10/23/2006 Case arrived at CSC (email)

10/24/2006 Touched

10/25/2006 Touched

11/02/2006 Biometrics

11/08/2006 Touched

11/14/2006 GC approved (email)

11/18/2006 GC & Welcome letter in mail

08/09/2008 File for Removal of Conditions

ERIC & JENNIFER

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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:D Congratulations! :dancing:

Hope it works out for you...


K-1 Timeline

11-29-05: Mailed I-129F Petition to CSC

12-06-05: NOA1

03-02-06: NOA2

03-23-06: Interview Date May 16

05-17-06: K-1 Visa Issued

05-20-06: Arrived at POE, Honolulu

07-17-06: Married

AOS Timeline

08-14-06: Mailed I-485 to Chicago

08-24-06: NOA for I-485

09-08-06: Biometrics Appointment

09-25-06: I-485 transferred to CSC

09-28-06: I-485 received at CSC

10-18-06: AOS Approved

10-21-06: Approval notice mailed

10-23-06: Received "Welcome Letter"

10-27-06: Received 2 yr Green Card

I-751 Timeline

07-21-08: Mailed I-751 to VSC

07-25-08: NOA for I-751

08-27-08: Biometrics Appointment

02-25-09: I-751 transferred to CSC

04-17-09: I-751 Approved

06-22-09: Received 10 yr Green Card

N-400 Timeline

07-20-09: Mailed N-400 to Lewisville, TX

07-23-09: NOA for N-400

08-14-09: Biometrics Appointment

09-08-09: Interview Date Oct 07

10-30-09: Oath Ceremony

11-20-09: Received Passport!!!

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