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All,

My wife landed on Dec 20th but we are still waiting for the physical green card.

What is the average time to get the physical green card in the mail from the day of landing?

Also, can you travel out of the country without the physical greencard?

Thanks..


12/16/2011 : I-130 Sent to USCIS

12/21/2011 : I-130 NOA1

05/14/2012 : I-130 NOA2

06/04/2012 : Received at NVC

06/13/2012 : Case number issued by NVC

06/13/2012 : DS-3032 Choice of Agent Email Sent to NVC

06/15/2012 : AOS Bill Issued

06/15/2012 : AOS Bill Paid

06/16/2012 :I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC

06/18/2012 :AOS Payment status: PAID

06/21/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC

06/20/2012 - DS-3032 accepted

06/21/2012 - IV bill invoiced & paid in PROCESS

06/22/12 - IV bill shows PAID

06/21/12 - Mailed IV packet to NVC

06/25/12 - IV packet received @ NVC

06/28/2012- AOS packet Reviewed & Accepted

7/18/2012 - Case Complete at NVC

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Mine took four weeks. The I-551 stamp put in her passport at POE acts as a temporary green card for up to a year so she can travel with that.


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09/30/2011 - Interview date assigned
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11/10/2011 - Visa in hand
12/04/2011 - POE in Atlanta
12/12/2011 - SSN number received in mail
12/12/2011 - Welcome notice received
01/06/2012 - Green card received
09/06/2013 - File for Removal of Conditions
10/01/2013 - Biometrics for ROC
02/03/2014 - Card production email received

02/17/2014 - 2nd card production email received

02/28/2014 - 10 year Green card received

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within 45 days, usually.

for now, call into USCIS,

inquire about greencard issuance and shipment,

ask about the USPS tracking number,

as greencards are sent out USPostal Service, first class mail with tracking.

Call each day till you know the tracking number,

then once you have it,

track it at www.usps.com

Good Luck !


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Mine took four weeks. The I-551 stamp put in her passport at POE acts as a temporary green card for up to a year so she can travel with that.

It's a combination of the visa itself endorsed with a standard entry stamp placed on the page next to the visa by a CBP Officer that acts as a temporary green card. CBP is no longer placing special stamps in passports of CR-1 and IR-1 visa holders.


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Hi,

Mine took two weeks to arrive. You may travel with the immigrant visa that has the entry stamp, however some immigration officers are not aware of the importance of the stamp and you might be refused to leave the country you are visiting. Please wait for the physical green card.

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I called them to request the greencard status.. they said they want my wife on the phone.


12/16/2011 : I-130 Sent to USCIS

12/21/2011 : I-130 NOA1

05/14/2012 : I-130 NOA2

06/04/2012 : Received at NVC

06/13/2012 : Case number issued by NVC

06/13/2012 : DS-3032 Choice of Agent Email Sent to NVC

06/15/2012 : AOS Bill Issued

06/15/2012 : AOS Bill Paid

06/16/2012 :I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC

06/18/2012 :AOS Payment status: PAID

06/21/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC

06/20/2012 - DS-3032 accepted

06/21/2012 - IV bill invoiced & paid in PROCESS

06/22/12 - IV bill shows PAID

06/21/12 - Mailed IV packet to NVC

06/25/12 - IV packet received @ NVC

06/28/2012- AOS packet Reviewed & Accepted

7/18/2012 - Case Complete at NVC

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Called USCIS. Greencard was mailed to my former address... What should I do?


12/16/2011 : I-130 Sent to USCIS

12/21/2011 : I-130 NOA1

05/14/2012 : I-130 NOA2

06/04/2012 : Received at NVC

06/13/2012 : Case number issued by NVC

06/13/2012 : DS-3032 Choice of Agent Email Sent to NVC

06/15/2012 : AOS Bill Issued

06/15/2012 : AOS Bill Paid

06/16/2012 :I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC

06/18/2012 :AOS Payment status: PAID

06/21/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC

06/20/2012 - DS-3032 accepted

06/21/2012 - IV bill invoiced & paid in PROCESS

06/22/12 - IV bill shows PAID

06/21/12 - Mailed IV packet to NVC

06/25/12 - IV packet received @ NVC

06/28/2012- AOS packet Reviewed & Accepted

7/18/2012 - Case Complete at NVC

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