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Biometrics letter is late, no record of me, can I fly domestic?

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Hi folks,

 

I filed my i751 at the end of January and received the NOA extending my green card for a year 4 days later.  I still haven't received my biometrics appointment letter and have had to call and request it twice. My problem is that based off the WAC number on the NOA, USCIS has no record of me and says they won't have me 'in the system' until a number is generated for the biometrics letter. 

 

My wife would like to go on vacation with me within the US soon but I am worried about flying, as I have read on here that TSA often don't recognize the extension letter or think its fraudulent, and have held people and had to call USCIS- and if they do they, they won't have any record of me yet. My wife has suggested getting a state ID would be sufficient, and I also have my British passport. 

 

Any suggestions? 

 

Thanks!

Sofie

 

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35 minutes ago, lesleypowers said:

Hi folks,

 

I filed my i751 at the end of January and received the NOA extending my green card for a year 4 days later.  I still haven't received my biometrics appointment letter and have had to call and request it twice. My problem is that based off the WAC number on the NOA, USCIS has no record of me and says they won't have me 'in the system' until a number is generated for the biometrics letter. 

 

My wife would like to go on vacation with me within the US soon but I am worried about flying, as I have read on here that TSA often don't recognize the extension letter or think its fraudulent, and have held people and had to call USCIS- and if they do they, they won't have any record of me yet. My wife has suggested getting a state ID would be sufficient, and I also have my British passport. 

 

Any suggestions? 

 

Thanks!

Sofie

 

Hi, you can E-request online to get a biometric appointment. If it doesn't sort out your problem you need to schedule an infopass appointment as soon as possible. Lately, USCIS is mailing out biometrics appointments late which was never the case before. See the link below, regards. 

https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/Intro.do;jsessionid=abcZ2AscpAL_Ghl5Q1klw

Edited by Name O Boy

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Whenever I flew domestic in the US, I used my passport or my driver's license. You don't have to use your green card.


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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6 minutes ago, dhon86 said:

Filed last jan.13 till now no biometric appointment, only extension letter.. 

Dhon86- I would possibly suggest calling them as on the phone they told me that it shouldn't take more than 30 days and if it does you're can request that they resend it.

 

Everyone else- seems like I'm safe! Thanks so much for responding.

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I did called them they told me that they were going to make a request regarding the bio.. then after a week i recieved email fron them, bec of the large volume i need to wait and said that they can still use the old boimetric before or they will send an bio appoinment if needed .. :) 

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11 minutes ago, dhon86 said:

I did called them they told me that they were going to make a request regarding the bio.. then after a week i recieved email fron them, bec of the large volume i need to wait and said that they can still use the old boimetric before or they will send an bio appoinment if needed .. :) 

I didn't receive my bio on i-751 since January 19 and the tracking number on my NO1  is not show any history  of my case 

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51 minutes ago, akalee18 said:

Did you get your bio number yet?

Untill now still waiting.. i gotmy extension after a week of filing.. im planning also to take vacation outside the country this coming july hopefuly before tmy vacation i recieve the bio so that i would not reschedule it

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You have nothing to worry regarding flying domestically on your UK passport.  You are not required to show your letters, just a government issued ID..and for domestic that can be US issued OR foreign issued as long the document is still valid.  Whether you are a green card holder, or not, your UK passport will work.  Go on vacation...have a great time...don't fret over this!

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I just flew domestically and showed drivers license. I was a bit surprised they accepted it because it states it is not valid ID document.
But I didn't want the hassle of Greencard plus extension letter, so I just tried that.

I don't know that TSA doesn't recognize extension letters, the Border Patrol is certainly very aware of them. I would think with so many of us running around now with expired greencards (thanks, USCIS!) and the letters they should have become used to them by now...

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