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My husband is in the process of removing conditions on his greencard. We filed in August and his Green card expired on October 14th. We are flying to Cancun Mexico for a 1 week vacation in December and was wondering if anyone on here has had similar experience travelling to Mexico with the extension letter.

I called the Mexican consulate here in Chicago and they do not know for sure if airport officials will accept an extension letter. :unsure:

I reseacred a bit online and found some people that said they did not have problems but I was wondering if anyone here has had a similar experience and can share with me.

Thanks

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Service Center : CSC

Consulate : Lagos, Nigeria

K-I Visa

I-129F Sent : 2009-09-14

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-09-18

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-12-14

NVC Received : 2009-12-17

NVC Left : 2009-12-22

Consulate Received : 2009-12-28

Packet 3 Received : 2010-02-01 Via Email

Packet 4 Received : 2010-02-01 Via Email

Medical Exam 1: 2010-02-06

Medical Exam 1 Results: 2010-02-15 (Passed)

Police Report: 2010-04-22

Interview Date : 2010-05-04 Approved

Visa Pick up date: 2010-05-11

POE: ORD 2010-05-31

Civil Ceremony: 2010-06-11

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

AOS and EAD Package mailed to Chicago : 2010-07-30

NOA1 Date: 2010-08-05

Check cashed: 2010-08-09

Biometrics: 2010-08-26

Church Wedding: 2010-09-18

EAD Received Card Received: 2010-09-30

AOS Interview: 2010-10-14 Approved

Green Card received: 2010-10-23

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

I-751 PACKAGE SENT: 2012-08-21

NOA1:2010-08-24

Biometrics: 2012-11-23. Walk in 2012-11-13

ROC Approved, Green Card Ordered: 2010-10-14e-mail from USCIS

Green Card received: 2013-03-28

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from ROC forum to "Working & Traveling" forum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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I don't have any experience, but they HAVE to accept the letter. It is your green card for the time being. If someone does not accept it, ask for a supervisor. Allow extra time, though, because if it comes to that it may take awhile!


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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My husband is in the process of removing conditions on his greencard. We filed in August and his Green card expired on October 14th. We are flying to Cancun Mexico for a 1 week vacation in December and was wondering if anyone on here has had similar experience travelling to Mexico with the extension letter.

I called the Mexican consulate here in Chicago and they do not know for sure if airport officials will accept an extension letter. :unsure:

I reseacred a bit online and found some people that said they did not have problems but I was wondering if anyone here has had a similar experience and can share with me.

Thanks

I apologize for not being of any help but I would like to know if you succeed. I too am waiting on an I-751 and want to travel to mexico soon. And like you the only way I can enter Mexico without a Mexican visa is by showing proof of US residency. I just fear that the extension letter (a long rambling thing in english) will not be accepted by Mexican border patrol as a legitimate US government document.

There is one option that should work. Make an InfoPass appointment and get an I-551 passport stamp. Mexican border officials will definitely recognize that as proof of US residency.

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I don't have any experience, but they HAVE to accept the letter. It is your green card for the time being. If someone does not accept it, ask for a supervisor. Allow extra time, though, because if it comes to that it may take awhile!

They do not HAVE to accept the document. US border patrol must accept it but Mexico may or may not. No country MUST accept a document from somewhere else. The trouble could be in getting to the vacation or in leaving. The stamp is a better idea if you can get it.


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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They do not HAVE to accept the document. US border patrol must accept it but Mexico may or may not. No country MUST accept a document from somewhere else. The trouble could be in getting to the vacation or in leaving. The stamp is a better idea if you can get it.

Oh, I was assuming the OP had a visa to enter Mexico and was concerned about an airline not letting her back on the plane because they didn't think she was legally allowed to re-enter the US. I see now that is not the concern.


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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Both Mexico and Canada have conditions where they let green card holders enter without the visa they would normally require for their passport. But it is up to the country if they accept the expired greencard and the extenstion letter.


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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Both Mexico and Canada have conditions where they let green card holders enter without the visa they would normally require for their passport. But it is up to the country if they accept the expired greencard and the extenstion letter.

Gotcha. I knew about Canada but not Mexico.


OUR TIMELINE

I am the USC, husband is adjusting from B2.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

08.06.2010 - Sent off I-485
08.25.2010 - NOA hard copies received (x4), case status available online: 765, 131, 130.
10.15.2010 - RFE received: need 2 additional photos for AP.
10.18.2010 - RFE response sent certified mail
10.21.2010 - Service request placed for biometrics
10.25.2010 - RFE received per USCIS
10.26.2010 - Text/email received - AP approved!
10.28.2010 - Biometrics appointment received, dated 10/22 - set for 11/19 @ 3:00 PM
11.01.2010 - Successful biometrics walk-in @ 9:45 AM; EAD card sent for production text/email @ 2:47 PM! I-485 case status now available online.
11.04.2010 - Text/Email (2nd) - EAD card sent for production
11.08.2010 - Text/Email (3rd) - EAD approved
11.10.2010 - EAD received
12.11.2010 - Interview letter received - 01.13.11
01.13.2011 - Interview - no decision on the spot
01.24.2011 - Approved! Card production ordered!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

11.02.2012 - Mailed I-751 packet to VSC
11.08.2012 - Checks cashed
11.10.2012 - NOA1 received, dated 11.06.2012
11.17.2012 - Biometrics letter received for 12.05.2012
11.23.2012 - Successful early biometrics walk-in

05.03.2013 - Approved! Card production ordered!

CITIZENSHIP

Filing in November 2013

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So I called the mexican consulate again and asked to talk to the supervisor. The lady I talked to was really nice and told me they would call me back. To my surprise, they did and they explained to me that I would need a visa. So My husband just got a visa last week. It was a really easy process and cost only $30. We just wanted to be on the safe side. :)


Service Center : CSC

Consulate : Lagos, Nigeria

K-I Visa

I-129F Sent : 2009-09-14

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-09-18

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-12-14

NVC Received : 2009-12-17

NVC Left : 2009-12-22

Consulate Received : 2009-12-28

Packet 3 Received : 2010-02-01 Via Email

Packet 4 Received : 2010-02-01 Via Email

Medical Exam 1: 2010-02-06

Medical Exam 1 Results: 2010-02-15 (Passed)

Police Report: 2010-04-22

Interview Date : 2010-05-04 Approved

Visa Pick up date: 2010-05-11

POE: ORD 2010-05-31

Civil Ceremony: 2010-06-11

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

AOS and EAD Package mailed to Chicago : 2010-07-30

NOA1 Date: 2010-08-05

Check cashed: 2010-08-09

Biometrics: 2010-08-26

Church Wedding: 2010-09-18

EAD Received Card Received: 2010-09-30

AOS Interview: 2010-10-14 Approved

Green Card received: 2010-10-23

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

I-751 PACKAGE SENT: 2012-08-21

NOA1:2010-08-24

Biometrics: 2012-11-23. Walk in 2012-11-13

ROC Approved, Green Card Ordered: 2010-10-14e-mail from USCIS

Green Card received: 2013-03-28

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