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I-485 and other forms "went missing" does my Wife have to leave after getting married?

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Sorry for the title gore, but we only recently found out that USCIS has never even received the paperwork we submitted. 

 

We ended up getting Married in September when she arrived, and we're worried she might have to go back to her home country since her visa states it expires November 11th.

 

What should we do in this case? Is there an expedition process? Is there anything we should prepare for?

 

We're about to send another batch of paperwork and money order with an overnight ( as well with all the same verification we used before ).

 

Just  a little shaken up and worried about what's to happen- we don't want to interfere with anything and we certainly don't want ICE banging down our door..

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Has the check/money order been cashed? Re-send everything. DO NOT LEAVE THE COUNTRY. If she leaves the country, you will be starting over from scratch with the CR-1. You NEED advance parole before leaving the country.


 

 

 

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1 minute ago, britishandusa said:

Has the check/money order been cashed? Re-send everything. DO NOT LEAVE THE COUNTRY. If she leaves the country, you will be starting over from scratch with the CR-1. You NEED advance parole before leaving the country.

Hello, thank you for replying so quickly. My bank reported the money order had not been cashed yet. 

 

But we also haven't received a notification or receipt of acceptance/delivery. USPS doesn't have any idea where it went.

 

Even if we submit the paperwork now ( there's no way it'd be completed in time? ), is she ok to stay in the country without issue? We had an issue where she couldn't get her driver's license without having her change of status done yet- and we're worried she'll end up being deported or taken.

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10 minutes ago, VJAlaRu said:

Hello, thank you for replying so quickly. My bank reported the money order had not been cashed yet. 

 

But we also haven't received a notification or receipt of acceptance/delivery. USPS doesn't have any idea where it went.

 

Even if we submit the paperwork now ( there's no way it'd be completed in time? ), is she ok to stay in the country without issue? We had an issue where she couldn't get her driver's license without having her change of status done yet- and we're worried she'll end up being deported or taken.

Yes, she will be fine. Stay put. ICE has bigger fish to fry.

 

Re-send everything in the post again. She probably will not be able to get her driver license until she gets her EAD (depends on the state you live in) which is currently taking 4-6 months. 


 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, MikeMc said:

She won't be deported or taken out of the country, she's technically in a loop hole at this point and her status is in limbo land.

 

Do not leave the country though, else she won't be allowed back in.

 

21 minutes ago, britishandusa said:

Yes, she will be fine. Stay put. ICE has bigger fish to fry.

 

Re-send everything in the post again. She probably will not be able to get her driver license until she gets her EAD (depends on the state you live in) which is currently taking 4-6 months. 

Thank you both for your replies, we're getting it all sent in again tonight. 

 

You both have really helped us take a load off as we've been panicking the past few days!

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