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Hello,

It seems like I am in trouble and I would like to ask for your help.

I applied to the reentry permit in May 2015 and got my biometrics done on June 15, 2015. Since I needed to leave the US shortly, in my original application form, I chose to pick up my permit in Tokyo, Japan. When I looked up my case status at the end of July, 2015, it said that "My document was delivered to me by post office" and gave a USPS tracking number. The USPS tracking website shows, however, that the mail was delivered in Washington DC. I am currently in Tokyo and certainly did not receive anything from the USCIS yet. Plus, I did not list any DC address in my application. Has anyone had a similar problem before? In which case, how did you handle the problem?

Any advice will help. Thank you very much!

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Advances Parole?

I did not know you could have it sent to a non US address. Was it issued before you left.


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Hello Boiler,

On the application form, there are several options for how you want to receive your permit. Pick up at your local embassy (in my case, the US embassy in Tokyo) is one of the options. I checked with the USCIS customer support about this, and, in my understanding, as long as I have my biometrics taken before I leave the US, all I need to do is to wait to hear from the USCIS about when the permit is ready for pick-up at a local embassy. So I left the States after my biometrics was done, but before the permit was issued.

Any idea about what is happening in my case?

Thank you!!

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I do not know where you are in the process so difficult to comment with any certainty but I would mention that is a multi purpose document and AP needs to be issued prior to departure when adjusting status.


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If DC is not your US address anyways, then it should be returned to the sender i.e.

I would first call USPS and check its current location then ask them to send it back to sender (if they accepted).

And call USCIS immediately, they should be able to send you a replacement to Tokyo.

PS You have a re-entry permit and not AP so its their fault if you chose to send it to Tokoy. Good luck.

Hello,

It seems like I am in trouble and I would like to ask for your help.

I applied to the reentry permit in May 2015 and got my biometrics done on June 15, 2015. Since I needed to leave the US shortly, in my original application form, I chose to pick up my permit in Tokyo, Japan. When I looked up my case status at the end of July, 2015, it said that "My document was delivered to me by post office" and gave a USPS tracking number. The USPS tracking website shows, however, that the mail was delivered in Washington DC. I am currently in Tokyo and certainly did not receive anything from the USCIS yet. Plus, I did not list any DC address in my application. Has anyone had a similar problem before? In which case, how did you handle the problem?

Any advice will help. Thank you very much!


If DC is not your US address anyways, then it should be returned to the sender i.e. USCIS

I would first call USPS and check its current location then ask them to send it back to sender (if they accepted).

And call USCIS immediately, they should be able to send you a replacement to Tokyo.

PS You have a re-entry permit and not AP so its their fault if you chose to send it to Tokoy. Good luck.

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I was thinking of your situation and was not able to sleep but I think I found an interpretation.

It is possible that they sent the re-entry permit to the department of foreign affairs in DC (or similar) and then it will be forwarded to the US embassy in Japan.

This is the only explanation if DC was not your address listed on the application.

Hello,

It seems like I am in trouble and I would like to ask for your help.

I applied to the reentry permit in May 2015 and got my biometrics done on June 15, 2015. Since I needed to leave the US shortly, in my original application form, I chose to pick up my permit in Tokyo, Japan. When I looked up my case status at the end of July, 2015, it said that "My document was delivered to me by post office" and gave a USPS tracking number. The USPS tracking website shows, however, that the mail was delivered in Washington DC. I am currently in Tokyo and certainly did not receive anything from the USCIS yet. Plus, I did not list any DC address in my application. Has anyone had a similar problem before? In which case, how did you handle the problem?

Any advice will help. Thank you very much!

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Hello is63,

Thank you so much for spending your time to figure out what is going on with my case!

I looked into the possibility you mentioned; It turned out that the zip code of the delivered address shown on the USPS website matched the zip code of the USCIS Seoul Field Office in DC where they deal with immigration cases of South Korea and JAPAN. It is highly possible that my reentry permit was sent there. Hopefully they did that because they were going to forward it to Tokyo soon? I will check with the US Embassy in Tokyo. I will keep you posted.

Thank you again for your advice!!!

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Hello all,

This is just to follow up.

My reentry permit seems to have been processed properly and is ready for pick up at the US Embassy in Tokyo.

After I started the conversation at this forum, I found this website where the US Embassy in Tokyo updates the reentry permit status for each applicant.

http://japan2.usembassy.gov/e/visa/tvisa-iv-reentry-status.html

I've been checking it everyday, and today, I found my receipt number on the list. Is63 was so right! USCIS was transferring my permit to Tokyo through their DC hub.

Thank you all very much for the advice! I will go and pick up my permit soon!

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Thanks for your update with the great news.


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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Hello all,

Final update: I went to the US Embassy in Tokyo today, and, my permit was peacefully waiting for me there. What they required include my passport, green card, and I797 with an ASC stamp on it (The US local ASC where I had my biometrics appointment stamped on my I797 appointment notice). Entering into the Embassy took some time, because they did baggage check twice (once at the gate, and the second time at the entrance). The process inside went rather smoothly and I didn't need to wait at all.

Hope this information will be helpful to somebody someday!

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Nothing like a happy ending. :thumbs:


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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Hello All,

I have the same problem now. I had applied for a reentry permit in July, finished an early walk in for biometrics in Aug and had left to India to finish my studies. I had indicated in my application that I want the permit delivered to the US consulate in India but the permit seems to have been delivered to Washington DC (there is also no delivery address, just Washington DC, zipcode). I contacted USCIS regarding this and they said that the package has left them and has not been returned to them so they don't know what happened. I am currently enrolled in school in india and am not sure what happened and not sure how to proceed. Any help in this would be greatly appreciated.

As suggested previously in the post, I tried looking for a similar site in the US embassy in India which lists the receipt numbers for reentry permits but haven't found any. Does anyone know if such a site exists?

Thank you!

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Hi misc111,

I would imagine it depends on the local embassy whether or not they give your the receipt number information on their website. Is there a way to contact your local embassy in India about your case? Phone calls, emails, or walk-ins? If your permit is being transferred to the US embassy in India through D.C., the USCIS in the US probably won't be able to help you, most likely.

Hope this helps.

Best regards.

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