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I filled out DS 261 yesterday it said complete and by mistake I went to same page today and it said incompleted.

so had to go and complete it again now

right now i see this on visa journey.

*Important note: Once you fill in the DS-261 and it shows as complete, do NOT go back into the DS-261 as it will re-set the date and start the clock all over again for ~30 business days.

so my process will take 60 days ?????

yesterday 30 days, today again 30 days ?

I am confused. please help.

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Yes you reset it. I suggest calling the NVC and letting them know and asking them to review your ds-261


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You will just have to wait 30 days from today. If one day really matters to you then call NVC.


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

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Yes it was reset but reset to only 30 from today. Not 30 plus 30, that isn't resetting but adding to.

You will just have to wait 30 days from today. If one day really matters to you then call NVC.

You guys are misunderstanding I think.

The OP has already waited 30 days for the NVC to review his DS-261. They have not invoiced the IV fee yet. The IV fee is invoiced when the DS-261 is added to the case file. Because he already resubmitted this, he would have to wait another 30 days (on top of the 30 days he's already waited) because he made a mistake. So the total wait time just for the IV fee would be 60 days (or more.)

Which is why I suggested the OP call the NVC and explain to them his mistake so they can hopefully correct it and invoice his IV fee. You guys really think he should just wait around another month because of an accident like this when he could try to call and correct the problem?


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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You guys are misunderstanding I think.

The OP has already waited 30 days for the NVC to review his DS-261. They have not invoiced the IV fee yet. The IV fee is invoiced when the DS-261 is added to the case file. Because he already resubmitted this, he would have to wait another 30 days (on top of the 30 days he's already waited) because he made a mistake. So the total wait time just for the IV fee would be 60 days (or more.)

Which is why I suggested the OP call the NVC and explain to them his mistake so they can hopefully correct it and invoice his IV fee. You guys really think he should just wait around another month because of an accident like this when he could try to call and correct the problem?

Oh, ok. I was just going by the first post where he/she said they submitted the DS-261 yesterday, then did it again today. I don't see where it says he/she first filled it out 30 days ago.

OP, if you did first submit it 30 days ago, then do call. If you submitted it for the first time yesterday, then you literally only added a day to your wait time.


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

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Oh, ok. I was just going by the first post where he/she said they submitted the DS-261 yesterday, then did it again today. I don't see where it says he/she first filled it out 30 days ago.

OP, if you did first submit it 30 days ago, then do call. If you submitted it for the first time yesterday, then you literally only added a day to your wait time.

You guys are misunderstanding I think.

The OP has already waited 30 days for the NVC to review his DS-261. They have not invoiced the IV fee yet. The IV fee is invoiced when the DS-261 is added to the case file. Because he already resubmitted this, he would have to wait another 30 days (on top of the 30 days he's already waited) because he made a mistake. So the total wait time just for the IV fee would be 60 days (or more.)

Which is why I suggested the OP call the NVC and explain to them his mistake so they can hopefully correct it and invoice his IV fee. You guys really think he should just wait around another month because of an accident like this when he could try to call and correct the problem?

Op's first sentence.... "I filled out DS 261 yesterday it said complete and by mistake I went to same page today and it said incompleted."

That tells me he completed one day and then did it the next. Just a day later.

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if you add punctuation it reads to me:

I filled out DS 261. Yesterday, it said complete, and by mistake I went to same page today and it said incompleted.

so had to go and complete it again now

right now i see this on visa journey.

*Important note: Once you fill in the DS-261 and it shows as complete, do NOT go back into the DS-261 as it will re-set the date and start the clock all over again for ~30 business days.

so my process will take 60 days ?????

yesterday 30 days, today again 30 days ?

I am confused. please help.

I agree it can be read either way and it needs clarification from the OP. I won't post on the subject again until they do.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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