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Our POE was in Newark/New York - the experience wasn't quite what we were expecting - the guy hardly said a word to us - just did our finger prints onto this form which we signed afterwards.

My question is - was this the I-551 which we need for our green card (we are parents of a USC - so we get permanent residence - not conditional pr) which so far has not arrived (5 weeks since POE). We have received our SSN's.

I thing it must be as he said the stamp in our passports is our temp green card and good for 12 months - but my husband is unsure. We never looked at the form so don't know if it had a number.

If no-one can answer the question - any idea who we should try to contact to find out if our green card is in the system? :unsure:

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Our POE was in Newark/New York - the experience wasn't quite what we were expecting - the guy hardly said a word to us - just did our finger prints onto this form which we signed afterwards.

My question is - was this the I-551 which we need for our green card (we are parents of a USC - so we get permanent residence - not conditional pr) which so far has not arrived (5 weeks since POE). We have received our SSN's.

I thing it must be as he said the stamp in our passports is our temp green card and good for 12 months - but my husband is unsure. We never looked at the form so don't know if it had a number.

If no-one can answer the question - any idea who we should try to contact to find out if our green card is in the system? :unsure:

The visa in your passports was endorsed at entry. That is your current evidence of PR status/substitute for your Green Card.

Immigrant Visa I-551 cards are all produced in Texas, and typically arrive within 4 weeks. If you have rc'd your SS cards (how did you apply for them, on the DS-230 or at the SSA office?) but not your Green CArds, that is very unusual.

Are you names on the physical mail box where you receive mail? Some mail carriers are funny about that.

Anyway, husband can rest easy; the stamped visa in the passport is the same as a Green Card, but bigger for carrying around. You should do some follow up on the cards, for sure after 8 weeks. If possible, at that point, go to your District Office instead of calling 1-800-Frustration.

Oh yeah, Welcome to America!!! :)


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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jenart,

I-551 is the Green Card, I don't know what the form number is for the fingerprint and signature card used to make it. Maybe it does carry the same designation, but I seem to remember from a few years back that it had its own designation.

Yodrak

Our POE was in Newark/New York - the experience wasn't quite what we were expecting - the guy hardly said a word to us - just did our finger prints onto this form which we signed afterwards.

My question is - was this the I-551 which we need for our green card ....

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I-551 is the "stamp" and the card itself. I think I-89 is the card order form (like we completed after approval of I-751).

jenart,

I-551 is the Green Card, I don't know what the form number is for the fingerprint and signature card used to make it. Maybe it does carry the same designation, but I seem to remember from a few years back that it had its own designation.

Yodrak

Our POE was in Newark/New York - the experience wasn't quite what we were expecting - the guy hardly said a word to us - just did our finger prints onto this form which we signed afterwards.

My question is - was this the I-551 which we need for our green card ....


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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meauxna,

Yes, that's it - I-89 Data Collection Card. Thank you.

Yodrak

I-551 is the "stamp" and the card itself. I think I-89 is the card order form (like we completed after approval of I-751).

jenart,

I-551 is the Green Card, I don't know what the form number is for the fingerprint and signature card used to make it. Maybe it does carry the same designation, but I seem to remember from a few years back that it had its own designation.

Yodrak

Our POE was in Newark/New York - the experience wasn't quite what we were expecting - the guy hardly said a word to us - just did our finger prints onto this form which we signed afterwards.

My question is - was this the I-551 which we need for our green card ....

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