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We received my wife's green card this week and it was great to know that step is behind us. Funny thing though, when I looked closely at the card it has an expiration date of 02/26/17. Looks like we got the 10 year green card for some unknown reason. She only arrived last March 29th, and we were married on June 3rd. I had expected a 2 year conditional card and not the 10 year card. I can't imagine that somebody at USCIS could make a mistake.... LOL.

I think I will give this a little time and then maybe later this summer I will make a phone call to the misinformation line and ask for their advice...

Perhaps I will just assume this "legal document" is correct and we will live with it.

Just when you think you are finished with USCIS for a while something else pops up.


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My name is Richard Edward but my friends just call me DickEd

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Wow, that's great and unbelievable! What a lucky you! Maybe they made a mistake, but hey, they issue that GC card with the validity of 10 years....so congratulations!


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That is awesome 10 years what a wonderful mistake :thumbs: . How long have u guys been together before marriage?? :dance: :dance: :dance:


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That is awesome 10 years what a wonderful mistake :thumbs: . How long have u guys been together before marriage?? :dance: :dance: :dance:

Our first meeting was Nov 2003.


If at first you don't succeed, then sky diving is not for you.

Someone stole my dictionary. Now I am at a loss for words.

If Apple made a car, would it have windows?

Ban shredded cheese. Make America Grate Again .

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.  Deport him and you never have to feed him again.

I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

I went bald but I kept my comb.  I just couldn't part with it.

My name is Richard Edward but my friends just call me DickEd

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You should post this "issue" on the main boards. I remember reading somewhere else that this mistake does occur. However, I believe you might still have to do the I-751 and remove conditions, as the printing error might not match what they have in their filr, and at your second anniversary you might still receive an order of termination of conditional residence and the commencement of removal proceedings for not lifting conditions 90 days prior to the granting of permanent residence.

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This is not a 'wonderful mistake' unfortunately. It does happen occasionally, and the legal types advise that you are responsible to file for Removal of Conditions on schedule regardless of what date is on the Green Card.

You can search these answers and find the outcome by reading posts from SecretGarden here: http://britishexpats.com/forum/forumdispla...prune=&f=35

The same thing happened to them--all worked out in the end, but they did file I-751 on time.


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How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

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alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

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Someone correct me if I am wrong. If you are married and wait to file for almost two years and your card is issued after you have been married for two years, then they issue you a 10 year card. At least that is my understanding. If you are married and file and they adjudicate your case before you have been married two years, they issue you a 2 year card.

Have a great day.

John


Russian Fiancee - Moscow Embassy

1/27/06 Mailed I-129F to TSC and forwarded to CSC for K-1 & K-2 Visa

2/1/06 CSC received I-129F

2/7/06 Received NOA1 TSC

4/14/06 I-129F Approved

4/25/06 Received NOA2 TSC

5/12/06 Received at NVC

5/18/06 Mailed to US Embassy, Moscow

8/9/06 Physical Exams for K-1 & K-2

8/11/06 Interview Scheduled

8/11/06 VISA APPROVED

8/17/06 Visa Received

9/12/06 Flight from SVO

12/09/06 MARRIED

2/16/07 Mailed AOS, EAD, and AP

3/15/07 Biometrics scheduled (Had to Re-schedule)

3/22/07 Biometrics completed for K-1 & K-2

4/11/07 Received phone call from USCIS, Interview Scheduled, FBI check completed

4/16/07 AOS Interview, passed pending I-693A

4/16/07 Civil Surgeon completed I-693A, I-693A submitted to USCIS office

4/18/07 Notice mailed welcoming New Permanent Resident

4/19/07 Card production ordered for K-1 & K-2

4/25/07 2 Year Green Card Received dated 4/17/07

1/21/09 Mailed I-751 to VSC for K-1 & K-2

1/24/09 VSC Received I-751

1/31/09 I-797C, Notice of Action Received for Wife

2/20/09 Biometrics Letter Received for Wife, Appt 3/2/09 Completed

2/20/09 I-797C, Notice of Action Received for Step-daughter

2/24/09 Biometrics Letter Received for Step-daughter Appt 3/10/09 Completed

3/2/09 Mailed Wife's Passport to Houston for Renewal - Received 6/5/09

9/15/09 Interview at New Orleans Field Office

1/19/10 Eligible to file N-400 for Citizenship

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I would still act like if it is a 2 year greencard and do the necessary removal of conditions to be on the safe side, because you have been married for under 2 yrs. It's kinda hard to convince the government that they made a mistake, besides you are aware they made the mistake, that means it is your responsiblity to fix it.

BTW: Congratulations, on getting GC!!

Edited by noviademexicano

K-1

09/14/05 sent in petition

12/20/05 case at CDJ

1/09/06 Had interview and placed on Administrative Processing/221(g) for 6 months.

07/06/06 Interview, Successful!!!

07/06/06 Fiance receives Visa and enters U.S.!

09/02/06 Wedding Day!

AOS

12/09/06 Mailed AOS package.

12/11/06 USCIS receives AOS package

12/14/06 NOA1

12/26/06 Rec'd Bio Letter

12/28/06 Rec'd email: Transferred to CSC!!!

12/31/06 *Touched*

01/02/07 Original Biometrics appt. (postponed)

01/05/07 Rec'd email: Case pending at CSC

01/08/07 Infopass for Biometrics *Touched*

01/09/07 Rec'd email Case transferred to CSC(again)

01/15/07 *Touched*

01/17/07 Received email case pending at CSC(again)

01/18/07 *Touched*

01/20/07 *Touched*

06/27/07 Letter welcoming new resident mailed!

07/02/07 Recv'd 2 yr conditional GC!

EAD

02/28/07 efiled

03/01/07 Rec'd at CSC, NOA1

03/01/07 mailed supporting documents to CSC

03/02/07 pending at CSC

03/05/07 Rec'd Bio Letter

03/13/07 *Touched*

03/16/07 Bio Appt. *Touched*

03/17/07 *Touched*

03/20/07 Rec'd approval email

03/23/07 EAD received!

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But how am I to know it is a mistake? The green card clearly states an expiration date 10 years from now. It's a legal document, isn't it? I have to wonder about the first group of people that started getting green cards without interviews. I wonder if they were so quick to call USCIS and complain that their cards were issued without an interview and it must be some kind of mistake. It seems the "rules" are changing all the time.

Of course I will call at some point and see what they want me to do, but I think you can see my point.


If at first you don't succeed, then sky diving is not for you.

Someone stole my dictionary. Now I am at a loss for words.

If Apple made a car, would it have windows?

Ban shredded cheese. Make America Grate Again .

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.  Deport him and you never have to feed him again.

I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

I went bald but I kept my comb.  I just couldn't part with it.

My name is Richard Edward but my friends just call me DickEd

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I can see your point, it is just that this whole process has made me very weary and careful, and it makes me feel like I do not trust all information received by them because they do make many mistakes.

I am glad you have GC in hand, I think that is when I will be better able to inhale a little easier. Best of luck to you, both.

Edited by noviademexicano

K-1

09/14/05 sent in petition

12/20/05 case at CDJ

1/09/06 Had interview and placed on Administrative Processing/221(g) for 6 months.

07/06/06 Interview, Successful!!!

07/06/06 Fiance receives Visa and enters U.S.!

09/02/06 Wedding Day!

AOS

12/09/06 Mailed AOS package.

12/11/06 USCIS receives AOS package

12/14/06 NOA1

12/26/06 Rec'd Bio Letter

12/28/06 Rec'd email: Transferred to CSC!!!

12/31/06 *Touched*

01/02/07 Original Biometrics appt. (postponed)

01/05/07 Rec'd email: Case pending at CSC

01/08/07 Infopass for Biometrics *Touched*

01/09/07 Rec'd email Case transferred to CSC(again)

01/15/07 *Touched*

01/17/07 Received email case pending at CSC(again)

01/18/07 *Touched*

01/20/07 *Touched*

06/27/07 Letter welcoming new resident mailed!

07/02/07 Recv'd 2 yr conditional GC!

EAD

02/28/07 efiled

03/01/07 Rec'd at CSC, NOA1

03/01/07 mailed supporting documents to CSC

03/02/07 pending at CSC

03/05/07 Rec'd Bio Letter

03/13/07 *Touched*

03/16/07 Bio Appt. *Touched*

03/17/07 *Touched*

03/20/07 Rec'd approval email

03/23/07 EAD received!

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We received my wife's green card this week and it was great to know that step is behind us. Funny thing though, when I looked closely at the card it has an expiration date of 02/26/17. Looks like we got the 10 year green card for some unknown reason. She only arrived last March 29th, and we were married on June 3rd. I had expected a 2 year conditional card and not the 10 year card. I can't imagine that somebody at USCIS could make a mistake.... LOL.

I think I will give this a little time and then maybe later this summer I will make a phone call to the misinformation line and ask for their advice...

Perhaps I will just assume this "legal document" is correct and we will live with it.

Just when you think you are finished with USCIS for a while something else pops up.

congratulations to your GC!!! :dance::dance:


06/02/2006 - filed I-129F

12/16/2006 - Enter States thru Atlanta

01/13/2007 - Marriage

01/19/2007 - Filed AOS and EAD to Chicago

02/06/2007 - NOA that AOS has been forwarded to CSC

02/12/2007 - Fingerprinting in St. Louis

03/28/2007 - email notification that card production ordered!!!! (Day 68)

04/20/2007 - GC in the mail.....no more USCIS for 2 years!!!!!

12/29/08 - Filed I-751 to VSC

01/12/09 - NOA in mail

01/24/09 - received ASC notice

02/06/09 - biometrics appointment in Orlando

02/09/09 - touch

06/01/09 - approval letter in mail

12/11/09 - Filed N-400 to NSC

12/14/09 - Package arrived at NSC

12/26/09 - NOA in mail

01/22/10 - Fingerprinting in Orlando

03/08/10 - Interview in Orlando (passed)

03/12/10 - Oath Ceremony

Matthew Quoc-Minh *11/29/08*

7 lbs 6 oz. (3.35 kg) and 20" (51cm)

01/29/09 (2-month-check-up): 11.9 lbs (5.4 kg) and 22" (56cm)

03/30/09 (4-month-check-up): 16.5 lbs (7.5 kg) and 25" (63cm)

05/29/09 (6-month-check-up): 19.2 lbs (8.7 kg) and 26" (66cm)

12/1/09 (12-month-check-up): 22 lbs (10 kg) and 30.3" (77cm)

06/11/10 (18-month-check-up): 27.5 lbs (12.5 kg) and 33.5" (85cm)

12/13/10 (24-month-check-up): 31.7 lbs (14.4 kg) and 35.8" (91cm)

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But how am I to know it is a mistake?

Well, "Everyone is supposed to know the law." I agree with others, you should be careful and ask, would be too bad to have to file tons of papers just because administration made a mistake...

Congarts


- Carole -

K1 journey (2006) - the toughest one!

03/30/06 - I-129F mailed

07/31/06 - NOA2

08/26/06 - Packet 3 received

09/07/06 - Checklist sent back to Embassy

09/16/06 - Packet 4 received

10/03/06 - Interview

10/07/06 - Visa received by post

10/22/06 - Entered USA

01/06/07 - Wedding :-)

AOS journey (2007) - getting easier!

01/18/07 - AOS and EAD applications sent (USPS)

01/23/07 - NOA received

02/14/07 - Biometrics appointment

03/16/07 - Initial interview for AOS

04/08/07 - EAD card received

06/11/07 - CA Driver's License. EAD was needed to be allowed to pass the test in CA :((

07/23/07 - CONDITIONAL GREEN CARD!

I-751 journey (2009) - so much easier!

04/27/09 - Sent I-751 by regular mail

04/29/09 - NOA1 (received by mail on 05/12/09)

07/01/09 - Biometrics appointment (received by mail on 06/20/09)

07/25/09 - Approved - card in preparation (received by mail on 07/31/09)

07/29/09 - Card produced (received by mail on 08/05/09)

Taking a break from USCIS before applying for citizenship...

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But how am I to know it is a mistake?

Well, "Everyone is supposed to know the law." I agree with others, you should be careful and ask, would be too bad to have to file tons of papers just because administration made a mistake...

Congarts

A few people here saw a thread I wrote about our "unpleasant infopass appointment" when our AOS case went past the processing timeline. The officer looked on the computer and then told me "oh, it's only been a little over 6 months. All green cards are taking 18 to 24 months. You have a long wait yet. Go home and wait for at least a year." I told him I thought he was wrong as I knew that most cases were now processing 2 year conditional cards in 6 months time or less, or at least getting a notice of transfer or interview date. They guy went off on me and lost it. He yelled, and asked me if I thought I knew more about immigration than him! Certainly left me with the impression I should not question their actions or decisions.


If at first you don't succeed, then sky diving is not for you.

Someone stole my dictionary. Now I am at a loss for words.

If Apple made a car, would it have windows?

Ban shredded cheese. Make America Grate Again .

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.  Deport him and you never have to feed him again.

I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

I went bald but I kept my comb.  I just couldn't part with it.

My name is Richard Edward but my friends just call me DickEd

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*shakes head*

This is a no-brainer, people.

Follow up on it.

They made a mistake but at the end of the day, a person's immigrant status is their own responsibility, not the responsibility of the US Government.

Fix it now before you have to fix it in an expensive removal hearing (in which you would probably prevail but - eh - who needs it?).

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