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CR1 Visa - A bit Confused on the Green Card process after POE

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Hi All,

 

In going through the CR1 process with my wife, I had mostly handled the paperwork and reading through the step by step process. My wife was approved during the Visa interview, and had successfully entered the country with me a few weeks ago. I had paid the USCIS Immigrant Fee a day or two after the visa was at hand nearly two weeks before the POE was made. With that said I am a bit confused on the Green Card process now.

 

At the port of entry, fingerprints and a photo of my wife were already taken. Today we received an I-797c Code 2 Notice of Action (Code 2 meaning Picture, Index fingerprint, and signature taken)  that we need to show up at a scheduled time at an Application Support Center for biometrics to be done. I was under the impression that after paying the USCIS Immigrant fee  the Green Card would just be sent to us in the mail, no need for further input on our end until within 90 days of GC expiration when the I-751 would need to be filed.

 

After reading a few articles, it seems like an I-797c NOA for Biometrics is usually a step requested leading up to a Green Card interview, which in our case should technically be at the point after the I-751 is filed if I'm understanding this correctly. Has something gotten mixed up here and I will be having a Green Card Interview soon or is this notice just a step that needs to be done before they send the 2 year Green Card in the mail?

 

Any information or input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! ☺️

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Sounds like a mix up of some kind.  The Green Card and SS Card (if requested) should have been automatically mailed to your wife after POE since you paid the $220 fee.   No other action should be required until the 90 window prior to expiration.........


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12 minutes ago, ZakMrak said:

Hi All,

 

In going through the CR1 process with my wife, I had mostly handled the paperwork and reading through the step by step process. My wife was approved during the Visa interview, and had successfully entered the country with me a few weeks ago. I had paid the USCIS Immigrant Fee a day or two after the visa was at hand nearly two weeks before the POE was made. With that said I am a bit confused on the Green Card process now.

 

At the port of entry, fingerprints and a photo of my wife were already taken. Today we received an I-797c Code 2 Notice of Action (Code 2 meaning Picture, Index fingerprint, and signature taken)  that we need to show up at a scheduled time at an Application Support Center for biometrics to be done. I was under the impression that after paying the USCIS Immigrant fee  the Green Card would just be sent to us in the mail, no need for further input on our end until within 90 days of GC expiration when the I-751 would need to be filed.

 

After reading a few articles, it seems like an I-797c NOA for Biometrics is usually a step requested leading up to a Green Card interview, which in our case should technically be at the point after the I-751 is filed if I'm understanding this correctly. Has something gotten mixed up here and I will be having a Green Card Interview soon or is this notice just a step that needs to be done before they send the 2 year Green Card in the mail?

 

Any information or input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! ☺️

Same thing happen to my mom on cr1

entry 3/22/18

5/7 ordered card produce

5/31 received notice for code 2 biometric

6/12 biometric take

6/12 change back to case reviewed

a lot emailed and called them

10/25 ordered card produce again

hope she get it this time 

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Sounds like the biometrics was faulty I have seen this posted before where  they are having problems with biometrics or machine didn't scan right. So you go back in. No big deal. Just don't miss the appointment.


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2 minutes ago, dwheels76 said:

Sounds like the biometrics was faulty I have seen this posted before where  they are having problems with biometrics or machine didn't scan right. So you go back in. No big deal. Just don't miss the appointment.

 

I forgot to throw this possibility out there in the OP. I am sort of hoping it's just that, maybe the fingerprints weren't scanned in right at the POE..

 

I tried calling the USCIS while at work, apparently at this stage as the petitioner I no longer have the right to inquire about the case without my Wife's permission and I'd have to put her on the line to grant permission. She only speaks 5% English so good luck with that.. I will wait for this appointment and ask for more info there if anything with my Wife.

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Hey Zakmrak,

 

Me and my wife are in almost the same situation. We had biometrics done upon entry. We've waited over a month for the green card to arrive in the mail, but instead received this i797c with an appointment to do biometrics came in the mail.

 

We're curious as to why they wouldn't have the biometrics already, but we're more concerned about whether or not this is going to cost us any money.

 

Can anyone advise on how long the green card may take to arrive after doing the biometrics?

 

 

Zak please update on your progress.

 

Best.

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On 11/4/2018 at 12:26 AM, Xiao Yi said:

Hey Zakmrak,

 

Me and my wife are in almost the same situation. We had biometrics done upon entry. We've waited over a month for the green card to arrive in the mail, but instead received this i797c with an appointment to do biometrics came in the mail.

 

We're curious as to why they wouldn't have the biometrics already, but we're more concerned about whether or not this is going to cost us any money.

 

Can anyone advise on how long the green card may take to arrive after doing the biometrics?

 

 

Zak please update on your progress.

 

Best.

 

Will keep you posted, our appointment is this Thursday. My only idea is that the fingerprints maybe smudged or blurred when they captured it at the POE as to why they would request it again.

 

I don't believe there is any fee for this, as far as I can see it is just really requesting you to bring the letter and the Visa/Passport as identification. I'm more concerned that this will further hold up receiving the Green Card.

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