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Temp. Perm. Res. Card lost/stolen and Biometrics appt soon!

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Hello All!

I am posting on behalf of my husband, who came over on a K-1 from the Philippines in 2012. It took us 2.5 years, but we did it!

Now, it was time to file his I-751 to adjust his status from Temporary to Permanent.

We sent in his paperwork in early May, and got a letter the first week of June telling him that his temporary Perm. Resident Card was renewed for a year and to wait for a biometrics appointment.

However, his wallet was lost/stolen including his card a couple of days after we got the extension letter. I wasn't sure whether to report it to USCIS (we did file with the police) because a replacement costs around $400 and we just had our check cashed for $600 to get the new card.

Unfortunately, we got his letter for a biometrics apt this week and he needs to have the card!

It's pretty much my fault, since I used a lawyer for his K-1, but we didn't this time around. They would have known what to do, and I simply didn't.

So... what do we do???! If I report and order the card now, it won't come in time. I am so angry about the extra cost, but obviously keeping him here with me and our daughter is more important.

Any advice or comments would be really appreciated!

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Actually he can use his state ID or driver's license for the biometrics.

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Actually he can use his state ID or driver's license for the biometrics.

Really?

The letter said something like "all applicants filing for a change of status must bring their Permanent Resident Card".

Maybe that was referring to becoming a citizen, and not removing his temporary status?

Gosh, that would be fantastic news!

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Really?

The letter said something like "all applicants filing for a change of status must bring their Permanent Resident Card".

Maybe that was referring to becoming a citizen, and not removing his temporary status?

Gosh, that would be fantastic news!

Ooops, my bad. I thought any government issued ID will do. ?

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I just did my Biometrics today and they only asked for a photo ID (government issued). I know the letter does state to bring the green-card with you but most people there with me had just their Driver's license. I won't necessarily panic yet; maybe he can try doing an early walk-in and see if they'll accept him with just the ID. Good luck!

Hello All!

I am posting on behalf of my husband, who came over on a K-1 from the Philippines in 2012. It took us 2.5 years, but we did it!

Now, it was time to file his I-751 to adjust his status from Temporary to Permanent.

We sent in his paperwork in early May, and got a letter the first week of June telling him that his temporary Perm. Resident Card was renewed for a year and to wait for a biometrics appointment.

However, his wallet was lost/stolen including his card a couple of days after we got the extension letter. I wasn't sure whether to report it to USCIS (we did file with the police) because a replacement costs around $400 and we just had our check cashed for $600 to get the new card.

Unfortunately, we got his letter for a biometrics apt this week and he needs to have the card!

It's pretty much my fault, since I used a lawyer for his K-1, but we didn't this time around. They would have known what to do, and I simply didn't.

So... what do we do???! If I report and order the card now, it won't come in time. I am so angry about the extra cost, but obviously keeping him here with me and our daughter is more important.

Any advice or comments would be really appreciated!

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I just did my Biometrics today and they only asked for a photo ID (government issued). I know the letter does state to bring the green-card with you but most people there with me had just their Driver's license. I won't necessarily panic yet; maybe he can try doing an early walk-in and see if they'll accept him with just the ID. Good luck!

Thanks! That was really helpful.

I think we will just try the walk-in.

Worst case scenario is we have to start over, and we know he is approved for another year.

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Don't replace lost green card, but please file police report to prove if they might ask later. If you need proof for travel, schedule infopass to get a stamp with I-751 receipt.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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The letter states if filed an N-400 to bring the card, not if it's just ROC. At least mine does.

The stamp you would acquire would be an I-551 fyi. :)


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