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Soon our CR-1 process has been going on for a year. Next month is my wifes and mine first anniversary but sadly we will not be able to celebrate it together. This is a major disappointment but I'm sure people around here know that nasty feeling of helplessness and dispair very well so I wont ponder on with that.

Our status is as follows. We have sent out both our AOS and IV package about a week ago. My wife is my Agent in the US so she has sent the documents out from there and I might add she's done a great job of compiling everything super neatly and I don't know how often she had checked everything for correctness before sending the packages out. No electronic processing for us, we had to send copies/scans by snail mail. No real difference, as I see it.

So, I'm fairly confident everything is perfect and we also eliminated the usual, unexpected pitfalls that can cause checklists, as stated in the VJ

There is one single detail, however, that is driving me crazier every day.

I have included two police reports. One for the UK and one for Germany, since I used to live there before I had moved to the UK.

It's the German police report in which I had noticed a spelling mistake, just before we've send it out. It had taken several weeks for the report to arrive, hence the decision to send it anyway.

In the document, My first, middle and surname are stated but the second letter is missing in my first name. Since the missing letter is a vowel it is fairly obvious what the name should be, so it doesn't read as a different name or something.

It's correct in all other docs, of course, and common sense wouldn't even let me worry about it but...we all know that common sense is probably not involved when the docs are being processed. Now, I'm aware there's not much I could do now anyway but since I'm about to go crazy I could really do with something that puts my mind at rest. Can someone who had similar errors in their police report (or other docs even) please chime in and let me know if it had caused any checklists or if had gone through the process without causing any delays?

Many thanks!!

Edited by Thatsright

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I would err on the side of caution and obtain a certificate with the correct spelling. I couldn't say for sure whether NVC or ultimately the embassy will accept or reject it. If NVC reject it, you'll get a checklist to submit a correct one, so you'll have to wait for it to come through, then wait the 60 days for them to review it. If the NVC accepts it but the embassy decides to reject it, you'll be put on AP until you submit the correct one, and that can take an undetermined amount of time (but mostly just a couple of weeks - it's rare for it to take months if it's not for security purposes).

Also, you can send things directly to NVC. You don't have to send it all through the assigned agent :)

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. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

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:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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Ah thanks! Yeah I planning to have a correct copy at hand for the interview in good hope that the NVC would have me bring it there instead of me sending it to them. Can't see the missing letter as a non approval reason per se but wouldn't be surprised if they wanted to see it as the interview. Good point about the potential problem the Embassy might have with it.

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