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Anyone reading this, please understand I'm in a state of shock (and Peace :star: ): so I hope I'm coming thru clear. If you can decipher my time line we're between EAD/AP approval and green card. I checked online with State and they received our paper work 2/27/15.

It appears I have been diagnosed with an 'agent orange' related cancer; in two weeks I meet with my oncology team in Boston. I've heard about 'emergency expediting' Green Card petitions, but I'm in a fog as to how I should proceed...?

The second issue is getting my wife a drivers license, She filed and was issued a SS card in her maiden name. We went to the DMV with all our documentation to get her a driving learners permit and was told all the documentation was in order except her SS card. She was told to go to the SS and apply for a card in her married name. She applied 2/14 and was told call back in a few days, then 'keep checking'...nothing yet. Getting her drivers license is critical, as I might be spending a lot of time at the hospital and she would be home alone without a means of transportation. Sorry for combining questions but the clock is ticking...



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My apologies, but I do not believe your wife will qualify for an expedite due to you being ill. If it were her, you would certainly have a case to try.

It's important that you realise that if the absolute worst were to happen, your wife would still be able to obtain permanent residency through being an immediate relative (widow) of a US citizen. I dislike going there, and I have no idea on your condition, and indeed hopefully this is something you will beat. I wanted to make sure you knew that a path remains open to her though, even were something to happen to you.

Provided she has her EAD in her newly-married name then she can obtain a new social security card in that name.

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Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card



Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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