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2 questions about I-751

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Hi all,

 

We are approaching the time when we will need to file our I-751, and I have two questions:

 

  1. I'm going to be leaving on a work trip on Monday, November 12th, and our 90 days till expiration is Sunday, November 11th. Do you think it will be OK to go ahead and mail our package on Friday, November 9th? Just don't want to get it kicked back for sending it in too soon. But I also don't want to wait any longer than we have to because...
  2. We want to visit my husband's family for Christmas. I'm not sure if we will get his notice that extends his green card for a year by the time we leave. Do you think his green card expiring in February would pose any issues with us traveling to and from Canada? It would only be for about a week.

 

Thanks all!


(L) Married: April 23, 2016 (L)

 

CR-1 Timeline

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USCIS Timeline
2016-04-30     Filed I-130
2016-05-02     Received NOA1
2016-08-31     Received NOA2
2016-09-27     Case sent to the NVC (151 days at USCIS)
 
NVC Timeline
2016-10-03     NVC Received Case
2016-10-14     Received Welcome Letter and Case Number via Email
2016-10-14     AOS Fee Invoiced, Paid AOS Fee
2016-10-14     Submitted Choice of Agent (DS-261)
2016-10-22     IV Fee Invoiced, Paid IV Fee
2016-10-25     Emailed AOS Package
2016-10-26     Submitted IV Application (DS-260)
2016-10-27     Scan Date
2016-12-07     Received Checklist via Phone, Emailed Checklist Documents
2016-12-08     Case Entered Supervisor Review
2016-12-13     Case Complete Received via Phone
2016-12-15     Interview Date Received via Phone
2016-12-16     Received Interview Letter via Email (Packet 4)
2016-12-16     Case sent to Embassy (75 days at NVC)
 
Montreal Embassy Timeline
2016-12-19     Embassy Received Case
2017-01-03     Medical
2017-01-26     Interview! (272 days from filing date)
2017-01-26     Interview Results - Approved!
2017-01-27     Visa Issued
2017-01-30     Visa Received
 
USA Timeline
2017-02-09     POE

2017-02-21     Received SSN
0000-00-00     Received Green Card

 

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4 minutes ago, hollycenations said:

I'm not sure if we will get his notice that extends his green card for a year by the time we leave.

I-751 data entry process is getting back to normal: https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-continuing-form-i-751-data-entry

6 minutes ago, hollycenations said:

We want to visit my husband's family for Christmas. I'm not sure if we will get his notice that extends his green card for a year by the time we leave. Do you think his green card expiring in February would pose any issues with us traveling to and from Canada? It would only be for about a week.

His 2 year GC will be valid when he travels for Christmas, thus the notice is not needed for travel.


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  1. I'd personally wait until the 11th or after to send it. If it arrives 1 day early, they will reject it. I do think sending on the 9th would probably be fine assuming you don't get weekend delivery on it, but personally I would just wait the extra 2-3 days. Anybody can mail it for you, if you are concerned about not doing so yourself due to your trip on the 12th.
  2. You may also get an I-551 stamp in your passport to act as a green card for 1 year. This is obtained via an Infopass appointment. I'm not sure how willing they would be to do so with the extension letter arriving soon, but it is an option if it gets too close and thee is no letter yet.
    1. The timeline you stated indicates the card will still be valid for Christmas. SO no issue there.
    2. If the card were to expire and if traveling by land, they should allow you back in with the expired green card still. The green card is only evidence of your LPR status...they should still be able to see that you are an LPR and let you in that way. But I would avoid having to go through this, if possible, obviously.

Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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8 hours ago, NikLR said:

How long is your trip? 

5 days. We just booked it last night!


(L) Married: April 23, 2016 (L)

 

CR-1 Timeline

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USCIS Timeline
2016-04-30     Filed I-130
2016-05-02     Received NOA1
2016-08-31     Received NOA2
2016-09-27     Case sent to the NVC (151 days at USCIS)
 
NVC Timeline
2016-10-03     NVC Received Case
2016-10-14     Received Welcome Letter and Case Number via Email
2016-10-14     AOS Fee Invoiced, Paid AOS Fee
2016-10-14     Submitted Choice of Agent (DS-261)
2016-10-22     IV Fee Invoiced, Paid IV Fee
2016-10-25     Emailed AOS Package
2016-10-26     Submitted IV Application (DS-260)
2016-10-27     Scan Date
2016-12-07     Received Checklist via Phone, Emailed Checklist Documents
2016-12-08     Case Entered Supervisor Review
2016-12-13     Case Complete Received via Phone
2016-12-15     Interview Date Received via Phone
2016-12-16     Received Interview Letter via Email (Packet 4)
2016-12-16     Case sent to Embassy (75 days at NVC)
 
Montreal Embassy Timeline
2016-12-19     Embassy Received Case
2017-01-03     Medical
2017-01-26     Interview! (272 days from filing date)
2017-01-26     Interview Results - Approved!
2017-01-27     Visa Issued
2017-01-30     Visa Received
 
USA Timeline
2017-02-09     POE

2017-02-21     Received SSN
0000-00-00     Received Green Card

 

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1 minute ago, hollycenations said:

5 days. We just booked it last night!

Send it when you get back IMHO. 


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