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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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So my wife's greencard finally arrived in the mail yesterday but it shows an expiration date of 11/03/14, one week from tomorrow?! That will be our second wedding anniversary. I thought that the card would be valid for two years from the date our application was approved not two years from our marriage.

Is this a mistake or are we supposed to start the removal of conditions step immediately?

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It's a mistake; you will need to file an I-90 to get the issue corrected.


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It happens a lot with USCIS card printing, please schedule an info pass to get an I-551 stamp (to work, travel) and find i90 to get a corrected card (it is free) good luck.


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Unfortunately, now they're going to make you go through the hassle of fixing their mistakes. Yes, the I-90 is free to submit because it was their mistake, but you still have to do the leg work.

I believe you have to send in the actual card with the I-90, so be sure to insure the envelope and make a copy of the GC for yourself. I wonder if you can do the infopass first? That way you don't have to wait for the NOA1 in order to get the ADIT stamp.


Also when you fill out the I-90 you be sure to select boxes 1c and 3d, in part 2.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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So my wife's greencard finally arrived in the mail yesterday but it shows an expiration date of 11/03/14, one week from tomorrow?! That will be our second wedding anniversary. I thought that the card would be valid for two years from the date our application was approved not two years from our marriage.

Is this a mistake or are we supposed to start the removal of conditions step immediately?

I suggest this:

1. get into an infopass appointment NOWish (see https://infopass.uscis.gov ) and once there, ask for I-551 stamp in passport, showing the incorrectly printed green card (another I-551 document) then

2. file the I-90 . fee is waived, it's USCIS error.

do these in sequence...


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: China
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Unreal...if we made this sort of mistake, it would set us way back...

but if they make this make....uhhhh...it would still set us back. Dang... :bonk:

Hope all goes well.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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Thank's Darnell, two more questions. We won't be able to get to an infopass appointment for a couple of weeks. The card "expired" yesterday. If we go ahead and mail in the card with the I-90 do you think we will have trouble getting the I551 stamp in her passport when we go for the infopass appointment? I made a photocopy to keep with us while we wait. Also does anybody know how long the I551 stamp will remain valid? My wife has some travel planned after Christmas so if we get it now I'm worried it may expire while she is out of the country. I have read people complaining that it can take 90 days or more to get the corrected greencard after filing the I-90.

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You probably may still be able to get the stamp at the infopass since you should have the NOA2 for the AOS, I can't be 100% on that though, but I don't know if they would want to see the card.

I do know that once you get the ADIT stamp (that's what it's called now) at the infopass, it's valid for one year.

To be on the safe side wait for the infopass before sending in the card, it doesn't matter if they take months to send a new one because the ADIT stamp is valid for one year, and it serves all the purposes of a GC.

By the way, keep checking the infopass page regularly, sometimes sooner appointment windows show up.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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As stated, make the InfoPass appointment to get the 551 stamp. Make sure the USCIS officer knows how long the replacements take. The first one we saw said 4-6 months so we only got a 6 month stamp. After 6 months at or second InfoPass appointment the officer said replacement cards take 9-12 months. Yes, 9-12 months for a replacement after you do another biometrics. We got the replacement about 9.5 months after we filed. And traveling internationally on 551 is a real joy coming back into the states!

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i say do the stuff i listed, in sequence. Sometimes can sweet talk the security guards into letting you in, at the Irving Office - I've done it before for other stuff. must be nice about it. but firm, waving the expired green card around.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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