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Hi all! Happy fourth of July!

My husband immigrated to the U.S. on June 10th. I paid his USCIS/green card fee before he arrived. At the airport when he came in, the customs official confirmed that they had received the payment and would be sending the green card soon.

More than 3 weeks later, we are still waiting for his green card to come. Is that normal? Also, how will the green card arrive? In the regular mail? Will we need to sign for it?

Thanks very much for your insight!

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Hi all! Happy fourth of July!

My husband immigrated to the U.S. on June 10th. I paid his USCIS/green card fee before he arrived. At the airport when he came in, the customs official confirmed that they had received the payment and would be sending the green card soon.

More than 3 weeks later, we are still waiting for his green card to come. Is that normal? Also, how will the green card arrive? In the regular mail? Will we need to sign for it?

Thanks very much for your insight!

Usually takes 4 to 8 weeks some have been waiting longer. Have you been checking the Elis website what does it say? Hopefully it says "Optimizing".

It comes regular mail. No signing. Make sure your postal worker knows your husband is at that address.


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what is ELIS Status?

There's a receipt # there,

you can punch it into the USCIS portal, get some status as well as the tracking number, when issued and out the door.

We've an ELIS topic in the General Immigration sub-forum, please take a look when next logged in from a PC. [handphones are abysmal for this type o research]


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*** Thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the CR-1 Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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