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My approval of form I-751 was dated April 19 but I haven't received my card yet. I am being hired into a great job soon, and I'd rather show my new employer the actual card rather than the expired card, the extension and approval letter. I am not concerned but it is inconvenient if there is no new card soon.

Most people on here report that they receive the actual card about a week after receipt of the approval letter. Was this true for you?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

You 'should' get it in 2-3 weeks of approval. Maximum 30 days for delivery.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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I got approved on April 10th and have not had a card production e-mail yet. There's quite a few of us i've seen on these boards in the last few weeks who are having to wait longer than usual for the card. Looks like there may be some card production delays?!? Though the approval letter I got said within 60 days... So we may just have to be patient a little while longer. Fingers crossed the card production speeds back up and we all get our cards soon :blush:


Nov 6, 2012 N-400 mailed

Nov 7, 2012 N-400 delivered to Phoenix lockbox, signed by Arndt & case priority date

Nov 9, 2012 Case Touched, NOA date

Nov 13, 2012 Got text/e-mail with case number & the check was cashed :)

Nov 14, 2012 Case updated online to say biometrics apt. notice is on its way!

Nov 16, 2012 Received NOA & biometrics apt. letter

Nov 28, 2012 Biometrics apt.

Jan 4, 2013 In line for interview!

Jan 5, 2013 Scheduled for interview!

Jan 10, 2013 Received interview letter

Jan 19, 2013 Received yellow letter dated 1/16 asking me to bring more passport pics to the interview

Feb 11, 2013 Interview

Mar 8, 2013 Got an online update - oath scheduled!

Mar 13, 2013 Oath letter received

Mar 22, 2013 Oath! Officially an American citizen!

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Yeah, 60 days for delivery. 4/16, still waiting. Starting getting nervous :)


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10. 10. 2008 - sent the petition

10. 16. 2008 - NOA1

04. 10. 2009 - sent letters to senators and asked for help

04. 17. 2009 - service request

04. 20. 2009 - filled senator's form which we got from him

04. 30. 2009 - another senator called us up

05. 04. 2009 - NOA2

05. 08. 2009 - NVC

06. 16. 2009 - interview (8 months since NOA1) passed

07. 03. 2009 - leaving for Texas. Go Rangers

07. 25. 2009 - officially married

08. 28. 2009 - AOS process started

09. 08. 2009 - NOA1

09. 30. 2009 - AP approved

10. 02. 2009 - I485 was forwarded to California, yay!

10. 13. 2009 - biometrics

10. 13. 2009 - EAD production was ordered

01. 04. 2010 - AOS approved

Done till Oct 2011!

11. 11. 2011 - I 751 filed

11. 16. 2011 - NOA1

12. 16. 2011 - Biometrics

04. 16. 2012 - ROC Approved

10. 10. 2012 - N 400 filed

10. 15. 2012 - NOA1

11. 15. 2012 - Biometrics

12. 04. 2012 - In line for the interview

01. 14. 2013 - Interview

01. 25. 2013 - Oath ceremony

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Yeah, 60 days for delivery. 4/16, still waiting. Starting getting nervous :)

Me too! Still there's safety in numbers right? :blink:


Nov 6, 2012 N-400 mailed

Nov 7, 2012 N-400 delivered to Phoenix lockbox, signed by Arndt & case priority date

Nov 9, 2012 Case Touched, NOA date

Nov 13, 2012 Got text/e-mail with case number & the check was cashed :)

Nov 14, 2012 Case updated online to say biometrics apt. notice is on its way!

Nov 16, 2012 Received NOA & biometrics apt. letter

Nov 28, 2012 Biometrics apt.

Jan 4, 2013 In line for interview!

Jan 5, 2013 Scheduled for interview!

Jan 10, 2013 Received interview letter

Jan 19, 2013 Received yellow letter dated 1/16 asking me to bring more passport pics to the interview

Feb 11, 2013 Interview

Mar 8, 2013 Got an online update - oath scheduled!

Mar 13, 2013 Oath letter received

Mar 22, 2013 Oath! Officially an American citizen!

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Me too! Still there's safety in numbers right? :blink:

Hopefully so!

I started getting paranoid, reading the approval letter over and over :wacko: It also doesn't feel better knowing that they never updated my status online, it's still under "Initial review" :hehe:


My Art and Handmade Gifts

10. 10. 2008 - sent the petition

10. 16. 2008 - NOA1

04. 10. 2009 - sent letters to senators and asked for help

04. 17. 2009 - service request

04. 20. 2009 - filled senator's form which we got from him

04. 30. 2009 - another senator called us up

05. 04. 2009 - NOA2

05. 08. 2009 - NVC

06. 16. 2009 - interview (8 months since NOA1) passed

07. 03. 2009 - leaving for Texas. Go Rangers

07. 25. 2009 - officially married

08. 28. 2009 - AOS process started

09. 08. 2009 - NOA1

09. 30. 2009 - AP approved

10. 02. 2009 - I485 was forwarded to California, yay!

10. 13. 2009 - biometrics

10. 13. 2009 - EAD production was ordered

01. 04. 2010 - AOS approved

Done till Oct 2011!

11. 11. 2011 - I 751 filed

11. 16. 2011 - NOA1

12. 16. 2011 - Biometrics

04. 16. 2012 - ROC Approved

10. 10. 2012 - N 400 filed

10. 15. 2012 - NOA1

11. 15. 2012 - Biometrics

12. 04. 2012 - In line for the interview

01. 14. 2013 - Interview

01. 25. 2013 - Oath ceremony

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Hopefully so!

I started getting paranoid, reading the approval letter over and over :wacko: It also doesn't feel better knowing that they never updated my status online, it's still under "Initial review" :hehe:

I've given up on the online tracker. Never worked for me to begin with. What a waste if time. I obsessed about my I-485 but strangely am completely cold-blooded about the current process. Except for that one moment when I opened the approval letter that looked like a RFE and my heart sank.

I assume that before 14 days are out, I'll have the card. We'll see if it holds true.

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Hopefully so!

I started getting paranoid, reading the approval letter over and over :wacko: It also doesn't feel better knowing that they never updated my status online, it's still under "Initial review" :hehe:

DITTO LOL. Hope it gets here soon.


03/26/2009: NVC in
04/08/2009: Learned we are being screened for Additional Processing 'AP'
05/09/2009: Arrived at the US consulate in Bangkok
05/15/2009: Medical Passed
05/20/2009: Packet 3 received
05/21/2009: Packet 3 returned

07/08/2009: Interview
07/08/2009: issued 221(g) due to proof of single status document missing a stamp
07/20/2009: Resubmitted document with missing stamp. Accepted
07/23/2009: Visa issued


07/28/2009: POE JFK
07/31/2009: Married
09/02/2009: AOS submitted
09/10/2009 NOA1
09/25/2009: Case Transfered to CSC
10/13/2009 Biometrics
10/26/2009: Received EAD card
11/30/2009: RFE Delayed Birth Registration
12/31/2009: USCIS receives RFE reply
1/07/2010: Green Card Delivered
1/15/2010: Green Card Arrived

10/10/2011: Mailed in I-751 to remove conditions
10/20/2011: NOA1
11/28/2011: Biometrics
03/29/2012: RFE USCIS wants more proof of a bona fide relationship
04/03/2012: USCIS receives RFE reply
04/10/2012: Approval Letter
5/18/2012: Email notice that Green Card is being produced
5/24/2012: Green Card Arrived

10/07/14: N-400 mailed

11/12/14: Biometrics

12/5//14: In Line

03/25/15: Naturalization Ceremony: Journey Complete

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Tomorrow it will be a month since my approval... I guess they really meant the card production within 60 days in the approval letter :( Oh well at least we're not Vermont filers... :huh:


Nov 6, 2012 N-400 mailed

Nov 7, 2012 N-400 delivered to Phoenix lockbox, signed by Arndt & case priority date

Nov 9, 2012 Case Touched, NOA date

Nov 13, 2012 Got text/e-mail with case number & the check was cashed :)

Nov 14, 2012 Case updated online to say biometrics apt. notice is on its way!

Nov 16, 2012 Received NOA & biometrics apt. letter

Nov 28, 2012 Biometrics apt.

Jan 4, 2013 In line for interview!

Jan 5, 2013 Scheduled for interview!

Jan 10, 2013 Received interview letter

Jan 19, 2013 Received yellow letter dated 1/16 asking me to bring more passport pics to the interview

Feb 11, 2013 Interview

Mar 8, 2013 Got an online update - oath scheduled!

Mar 13, 2013 Oath letter received

Mar 22, 2013 Oath! Officially an American citizen!

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I hope there are no significant delays, I will be traveling for work from 5/19 to 5/27 internationally, and am really not looking forward to have to bring my expired card, extension letter and the approval letter. Last time the POE officer kept on asking me if I had filed the ROC application, when did I file it and why it was taking so long??? I don't know, I thought you guys all worked together, shouldn't you know more than me??? :blink:

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I hope there are no significant delays, I will be traveling for work from 5/19 to 5/27 internationally, and am really not looking forward to have to bring my expired card, extension letter and the approval letter. Last time the POE officer kept on asking me if I had filed the ROC application, when did I file it and why it was taking so long??? I don't know, I thought you guys all worked together, shouldn't you know more than me??? :blink:

The card production delays seem to be random and seem to be just those of us approved In April who found out we were approved by mail. I'm not sure if they had computer problems in April, but those of us stuck waiting for our cards have had no online updates and our cases still say "initial review" online. I've noticed people approved in the last week or two have had their card approval e-mails right away - so like anything with immigration, luck has a lot to do with it.

Fingers crossed since you're traveling soon that you're in the lucky group who aren't stuck waiting and you get your card before your trip. We're moving next month 59 days after my approval date so hoping the card production hurries up...


Nov 6, 2012 N-400 mailed

Nov 7, 2012 N-400 delivered to Phoenix lockbox, signed by Arndt & case priority date

Nov 9, 2012 Case Touched, NOA date

Nov 13, 2012 Got text/e-mail with case number & the check was cashed :)

Nov 14, 2012 Case updated online to say biometrics apt. notice is on its way!

Nov 16, 2012 Received NOA & biometrics apt. letter

Nov 28, 2012 Biometrics apt.

Jan 4, 2013 In line for interview!

Jan 5, 2013 Scheduled for interview!

Jan 10, 2013 Received interview letter

Jan 19, 2013 Received yellow letter dated 1/16 asking me to bring more passport pics to the interview

Feb 11, 2013 Interview

Mar 8, 2013 Got an online update - oath scheduled!

Mar 13, 2013 Oath letter received

Mar 22, 2013 Oath! Officially an American citizen!

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My approval of form I-751 was dated April 19 but I haven't received my card yet. I am being hired into a great job soon, and I'd rather show my new employer the actual card rather than the expired card, the extension and approval letter. I am not concerned but it is inconvenient if there is no new card soon.

Most people on here report that they receive the actual card about a week after receipt of the approval letter. Was this true for you?

We got the letter and the cards at the same time. :blush: But we also got the origianl green cards before the EAD and received TWO green cards for everyone without asking! :wacko:

what you have is plenty for employment. I would expect card delivery in 30 days or less.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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here's a tidbit since you got the last card ;)

USCIS will give you THE TRACKING NUMBER of the green card letter, if you call in and ask for it.


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The card production delays seem to be random and seem to be just those of us approved In April who found out we were approved by mail. I'm not sure if they had computer problems in April, but those of us stuck waiting for our cards have had no online updates and our cases still say "initial review" online.

wow I am not alone then. I got approved on April 18th and still no card:( and no update online. I am getting a little paranoid even had a crazy thought that USCIS played a prank on me :wacko:

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