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Waiting on green card in mail. How long?

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So I had a whole world of issues with my application, from beginning to end.

Firstly, they lost my work permit so I never received approval to work.

Then I didn't hear anything for months after my biometrics.

I was then called up for an interview but never received the letter as the post office lost my letter.

Got a denial letter, went up to USCIS and they said they'd re-open the case and to wait 30 days for a new interview.

Waited 30 days called USCIS and they told us the case was never opened. So we went to our local office the next day and we're interviewed there and then (turns out only needed the interview because they forgot to get me to sign a piece of paper at the biometrics!)

Got approved on that day and told green card takes 5 days to arrive! Officer then called and said I needed a medical, told him mine was valid for two years and he said it should override what the system wanted.

My app then changed to case approved. However I feel as though it is supposed to say "card processing".

Basically I want to know how long it took people for their cards to arrive and when I should start questioning if it's late?

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You can try calling USCIS after the 5 days have passed. The actual process and the website update are VERY different from each other though. You may see "Your card is being produced" when it's actually picked up by USPS for delivery to you.

I am speaking from experience but your situation may work out differently.

No worries, all will be well. :)


IR-1/CR-1

GOT MARRIED: 3-APR-2015 :wub:

HUSBAND FILED I-130: 29-MAY-2015

VISAS IN HAND; GREEN CARD FEES PAID: 21-JUN-2016

PORT OF ENTRY - FT. LAUDERDALE INTL AIRPORT: 06-AUG-2016
GREEN CARDS RECEIVED: 23-SEP-2016
 
I-751 FILER   event.png

 

FILED REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS: 25-JUN-2018

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UPDATE: I got my card yesterday in the mail!!! :dance:

The ELIS site still said "Your card has been mailed out". Again, just to show the delays with updating the site. :)


IR-1/CR-1

GOT MARRIED: 3-APR-2015 :wub:

HUSBAND FILED I-130: 29-MAY-2015

VISAS IN HAND; GREEN CARD FEES PAID: 21-JUN-2016

PORT OF ENTRY - FT. LAUDERDALE INTL AIRPORT: 06-AUG-2016
GREEN CARDS RECEIVED: 23-SEP-2016
 
I-751 FILER   event.png

 

FILED REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS: 25-JUN-2018

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That's great news!

*** Thread is moved from the AOS/Family-Based main forum to the 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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