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Back story: AOS interview 1/15/13- approved. Got the card and it said resident since 1/15/12, didn't notice it for months. Then after a 5 hour round trip to the only InfoPass available to get an I-551 stamp. Would only give 6 months. Went the I-90 route to correct the date. Since it took 9 months, we had to get another I-551 stamp to travel.

Got the 10 year today, woo hoo!! But checked the card and it had wife's residency since 5/15/13! Huh? Really, again?

My question: Since we'll be applying for naturalization in October, do I go the I-90 route again even though we won't have the corrected GC until like April of 2016. I have color copies of the 2 year GC (the IO took the original at the interview). When we apply apply for naturalization will our file reflect the true residency date as opposed to the 10 year GC date? Can we therefore apply in October even though the card has the wrong date on it?

Thank you in advance for your help, still trying to remain patient.

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If the green card is wrong again then submit an I-90 again to get it corrected. For good measure I would also request an expedite on the basis of a USCIS error (x2) to process the I-90.

You can apply for three years from the approval date of the I-485; no doubt you still have that to look at for your reference. You can still apply for naturalisation in October in spite of USCIS' screwups.


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If the green card is wrong again then submit an I-90 again to get it corrected. For good measure I would also request an expedite on the basis of a USCIS error (x2) to process the I-90.

You can apply for three years from the approval date of the I-485; no doubt you still have that to look at for your reference. You can still apply for naturalisation in October in spite of USCIS' screwups.

Thanks. Only problem is there is no InfoPass appointments anywhere near where we live to get the I-551 stamp (not one of the categories to get one), and I highly doubt asking for an expedite on the I-90 application would do anything. I'm thinking just leave it as is because in their system it's gotta show the right date. Additionally, if things go well my wife may well be naturalized before we get the corrected card. I reckon we'll just keep the wrong card for now, getting the I-551 is a pain and every time through LAX with it was an extra 2 hours in secondary trying to explain why we had a I-551 stamp, once coming back from a cruise they didn't turn the page to see the new I-551 and they started talking about detaining my wife. So ready to be done with this.

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If you've made your mind up then why post the question.

I know what I'd do; what you choose to do is up to you.


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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
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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
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If you've made your mind up then why post the question.

I know what I'd do; what you choose to do is up to you.

Why post the question? No decision made, I was asking for suggestions, I have never done this before and there seem to be some knowledgeable people here who could offer good guidance on the issue. Based on what you said, the option of relinquishing the card, driving for 5 hours to get a 551 stamp and given that we may get the new card after naturalization seemed an unnecessary burden. And our experiences traveling on a 551 has been a pain, how have your's been? Thanks for your help though. I guess I was wanting to know if we put a copy of the 10 year GC in our N-400 app will it get kicked because of the date on the card or will the file reflect the 485 approval date?

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If you do nothing and then apply for naturalisation, it wouldn't surprise me if they rejected it for the wrong date on the green card; USCIS aren't known for their intelligence, as you're finding out.


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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

 

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If you do nothing and then apply for naturalisation, it wouldn't surprise me if they rejected it for the wrong date on the green card; USCIS aren't known for their intelligence, as you're finding out.

That's kind of what I was thinking. Just hoping to see if anybody might have had the same experience that they could share.

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If you do nothing and then apply for naturalisation, it wouldn't surprise me if they rejected it for the wrong date on the green card; USCIS aren't known for their intelligence, as you're finding out.

Problem is, if we go the I-90 route and send in the new card, then when we apply for naturalization, all will have is a copy of the card with the wrong date unless, there is some "expedite" process. I've got a color copy of the 2 year GC with the right date so I could attach copies of both pointing out the wrong date. But, for now, I think I will try and finagle a way into an InfoPass appointment to see what they say. Thanks.

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Yikes, I am so sorry to hear the mess-up.

Actually this happened to one of my friends before though for her it was that she sent in I-90 with her 10 years GC for a name change while travelling with an I-551 stamp; she got the new GC within 6 months but the family and given name were messed up; she sent in another I-90 with the messed up GC and traveled with another an I-551 stamp again. This time it took them 8 months to get the corrected card, she had to stay within US till the corrected card arrived.

She only did her naturalization after all the messes....as they didn't want to complicate the complicated issue....


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Yikes, I am so sorry to hear the mess-up.

Actually this happened to one of my friends before though for her it was that she sent in I-90 with her 10 years GC for a name change while travelling with an I-551 stamp; she got the new GC within 6 months but the family and given name were messed up; she sent in another I-90 with the messed up GC and traveled with another an I-551 stamp again. This time it took them 8 months to get the corrected card, she had to stay within US till the corrected card arrived.

She only did her naturalization after all the messes....as they didn't want to complicate the complicated issue....

Yes, quite a predicament. Since we will be applying for naturalization in 3 months I guess the best we can do is hope to get an InfoPass and see what they say. We don't want to delay the naturalization as we are planning to go to Europe next summer. The I-90 now is running about 9 months which would delay applying for naturalization by 6 months so Europe would out for next summer. Oh well, and how the h**l did they confuse a 1 for a 5? Sheesh.

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This is what happened with me. First I sent I-90 to correct the immigration status to IR-1, then when they fixed the IR-1 but they made an error with resident since date. Then I had re-submit I-90, and this one took them 6-7 months to fix it.

I would suggest you to go ahead to file I-90 to get it fixed, and get I-551 stamp which is good enough as a Green Card. Your naturalization should not be effected if your I-90 remains pending. You can still file N-400 even if your I-90 is pending.


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As I said, asking for an expedite on the I-90 would be what I would do. The worst they can say is "no". I'd file the expedite and then immediately after doing so enlist the aid of one of your congressional representatives to try and push the request along.


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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

 

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

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Involve your congressman's or senator's immigration aide - that's what they're there for. They have direct line with USCIS and can expedite this 2nd snafu correction by USCIS.


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As I said, asking for an expedite on the I-90 would be what I would do. The worst they can say is "no". I'd file the expedite and then immediately after doing so enlist the aid of one of your congressional representatives to try and push the request along.

Sounds like a plan, thanks.

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Back story: AOS interview 1/15/13- approved. Got the card and it said resident since 1/15/12, didn't notice it for months. Then after a 5 hour round trip to the only InfoPass available to get an I-551 stamp. Would only give 6 months. Went the I-90 route to correct the date. Since it took 9 months, we had to get another I-551 stamp to travel.

Got the 10 year today, woo hoo!! But checked the card and it had wife's residency since 5/15/13! Huh? Really, again?

My question: Since we'll be applying for naturalization in October, do I go the I-90 route again even though we won't have the corrected GC until like April of 2016. I have color copies of the 2 year GC (the IO took the original at the interview). When we apply apply for naturalization will our file reflect the true residency date as opposed to the 10 year GC date? Can we therefore apply in October even though the card has the wrong date on it?

Thank you in advance for your help, still trying to remain patient.

Since getting the I-551 stamp is a royal PITA and travelling on the stamp is also a RPITA, why not just wait 90 days before the current GC resident since date and apply for naturalization in February? No where is it written that you must apply 90 days before being a resident for 3 years and married to a USC for the past 3 years. Personally, that is what I would do to avoid any more hassles from the USCIS or CBP should you need to travel between now and becoming a USC.

YMMV,

Dave

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