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Hello fellow visajourneyers! I'd like to get some help with this. Perhaps some of you had similar situations and experiences.

So. I totally ****** up. Sent my application I-751 to the wrong location (California) as I had prepared it early September, didn't check the website for any changes but the filing location had changed in the meantime (am now supposed to send it to Dallas).

It's a bit of a mess. Here are my options:

1. Wait and see if they return my application to me and file it again at the right location. Drawback on this: my gc expires the 4th of November so that leaves me a bit nervous.

2. Send in a new application, which I have already prepared, with a note attached about the earlier application sent to the wrong location. Drawback: if they don't send the first application back but forward it to the right location it would be confusing to have two applications out there. Might even be a reason to be rejected? And they might cash two checks. Unless I cancel the first one but then I miss the chance of it being forwarded.

What is wisdom in a situation like this? I have a few more hours to decide..... If I send the second application in today it would get there the 2nd of November, just in time.

I wonder if they have a window in which they allow errors like this. I saw they did allow for some time after a location change in 2015 but I could not find anything on that about the September 2018 change.


AOS/EAD/AP application

05/07/2016 - Marriage
06/04/2016 - AOS & EAD & AP sent

06/07/2016 - files were received by USCIS [day 0]
06/13/2016 - USPS return receipt received [day 6]
06/16/2016 - NOA received (by text and email) [day 9]
06/21/2016 - NOA received (by mail for I130, I485, I765 and I131) [day 14]

06/24/2016 - Biometrics letter received: appointment for 07/08/2016 [day 17]
06/27/2016 - Did walk-in for Biometrics but were sent away: office too busy for walk-ins. [day 20]

07/08/2016 - Biometrics taken [day 31]
08/03/2016 - Received notice about RFIE by text [day 57] {official counting stops here}

08/12/2016 - Received RFIE by mail [day 66/57]

08/18/2016 - Sent response to RFIE by certified mail [day 72/57]

08/22/2016 - Requested expedite on AP [day 77/58]

08/22/2016 - Expedite on AP could not be processed as case is on hold [day 77/58]

08/24/2016 - Response to RFIE was received by USCIS [day 79/58]

08/29/2016 - Requested expedite on AP [day 84/63]

08/29/2016 - Request was completed: they sent a response [day 84/63]

09/02/2016 - Received response by mail: they are reviewing the request [day 88/67]

09/06/2016 - Received NOA for both AP and EAD: both are approved!! :)[day 92/71]

09/07/2016 - Received text: case is updated. EAD card was mailed to me today [day 93/72]

09/09/2016 - Received EAD/AP card! [day 95/74]

11/03/2016 - Interview!! [day 150/129]

11/04/2016 - Updates: I485: approved. I130: approved. Card is being mailed to me! [day 151/130]

11/16/2016 - Received Green Card [day 163/142]

I-751/ROC application

10/22/2018 - Filed I-751 to remove conditions (to what turned out to be the wrong location, filing location had changed since I prepared the app; file was forwarded from California to Texas by USCIS)

11/01/2018 - Fingerprint fee accepted.

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I would wait to see whether they send you a receipt notice or they reject it and return it to you.  If they return it to you, just resubmit to the correct address with an explanation......


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Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
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33 minutes ago, missileman said:

I would wait to see whether they send you a receipt notice or they reject it and return it to you.  If they return it to you, just resubmit to the correct address with an explanation......

Thank you for taking the time to answer. I would be okay with that time wise? As they have received it before the deadline, even if it was in the wrong location? 


AOS/EAD/AP application

05/07/2016 - Marriage
06/04/2016 - AOS & EAD & AP sent

06/07/2016 - files were received by USCIS [day 0]
06/13/2016 - USPS return receipt received [day 6]
06/16/2016 - NOA received (by text and email) [day 9]
06/21/2016 - NOA received (by mail for I130, I485, I765 and I131) [day 14]

06/24/2016 - Biometrics letter received: appointment for 07/08/2016 [day 17]
06/27/2016 - Did walk-in for Biometrics but were sent away: office too busy for walk-ins. [day 20]

07/08/2016 - Biometrics taken [day 31]
08/03/2016 - Received notice about RFIE by text [day 57] {official counting stops here}

08/12/2016 - Received RFIE by mail [day 66/57]

08/18/2016 - Sent response to RFIE by certified mail [day 72/57]

08/22/2016 - Requested expedite on AP [day 77/58]

08/22/2016 - Expedite on AP could not be processed as case is on hold [day 77/58]

08/24/2016 - Response to RFIE was received by USCIS [day 79/58]

08/29/2016 - Requested expedite on AP [day 84/63]

08/29/2016 - Request was completed: they sent a response [day 84/63]

09/02/2016 - Received response by mail: they are reviewing the request [day 88/67]

09/06/2016 - Received NOA for both AP and EAD: both are approved!! :)[day 92/71]

09/07/2016 - Received text: case is updated. EAD card was mailed to me today [day 93/72]

09/09/2016 - Received EAD/AP card! [day 95/74]

11/03/2016 - Interview!! [day 150/129]

11/04/2016 - Updates: I485: approved. I130: approved. Card is being mailed to me! [day 151/130]

11/16/2016 - Received Green Card [day 163/142]

I-751/ROC application

10/22/2018 - Filed I-751 to remove conditions (to what turned out to be the wrong location, filing location had changed since I prepared the app; file was forwarded from California to Texas by USCIS)

11/01/2018 - Fingerprint fee accepted.

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1 hour ago, Soley said:

Thank you for taking the time to answer. I would be okay with that time wise? As they have received it before the deadline, even if it was in the wrong location? 

Even late filing is accepted with a good explanation.  If you send another one now, there is a chance that your original one would be accepted along with the 2nd one......Personally, I would just wait a few weeks to see if you get a receipt.  If my memory is correct, someone else mailed their I-751 to the wrong place not long ago, but they received a receipt for acceptance.  Did you send a check?  If so, I would watch my bank account to see if they take the money.....


First career- 20 year Retired E-8, USAF Missileer,

Second career-Retired Registered Nurse, experience in Labor& Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent & Adult Psych

Third career-Retired IT Developer & Database Administrator for surgical services dept.

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
 

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8 minutes ago, missileman said:

Even late filing is accepted with a good explanation.  If you send another one now, there is a chance that your original one would be accepted along with the 2nd one......Personally, I would just wait a few weeks to see if you get a receipt.  If my memory is correct, someone else mailed their I-751 to the wrong place not long ago, but they received a receipt for acceptance.  Did you send a check?  If so, I would watch my bank account to see if they take the money.....

I tend toward waiting, as I understand that the moment they receive the application - even if it’s filed to the wrong location - counts as the moment they received it. So time wise I should be good, I hope.

 I did send a check and so far it hasn’t been cashed. It has been 8 days and I have read that others are waiting for their checks to be cashed. I will continue watching. 😰


AOS/EAD/AP application

05/07/2016 - Marriage
06/04/2016 - AOS & EAD & AP sent

06/07/2016 - files were received by USCIS [day 0]
06/13/2016 - USPS return receipt received [day 6]
06/16/2016 - NOA received (by text and email) [day 9]
06/21/2016 - NOA received (by mail for I130, I485, I765 and I131) [day 14]

06/24/2016 - Biometrics letter received: appointment for 07/08/2016 [day 17]
06/27/2016 - Did walk-in for Biometrics but were sent away: office too busy for walk-ins. [day 20]

07/08/2016 - Biometrics taken [day 31]
08/03/2016 - Received notice about RFIE by text [day 57] {official counting stops here}

08/12/2016 - Received RFIE by mail [day 66/57]

08/18/2016 - Sent response to RFIE by certified mail [day 72/57]

08/22/2016 - Requested expedite on AP [day 77/58]

08/22/2016 - Expedite on AP could not be processed as case is on hold [day 77/58]

08/24/2016 - Response to RFIE was received by USCIS [day 79/58]

08/29/2016 - Requested expedite on AP [day 84/63]

08/29/2016 - Request was completed: they sent a response [day 84/63]

09/02/2016 - Received response by mail: they are reviewing the request [day 88/67]

09/06/2016 - Received NOA for both AP and EAD: both are approved!! :)[day 92/71]

09/07/2016 - Received text: case is updated. EAD card was mailed to me today [day 93/72]

09/09/2016 - Received EAD/AP card! [day 95/74]

11/03/2016 - Interview!! [day 150/129]

11/04/2016 - Updates: I485: approved. I130: approved. Card is being mailed to me! [day 151/130]

11/16/2016 - Received Green Card [day 163/142]

I-751/ROC application

10/22/2018 - Filed I-751 to remove conditions (to what turned out to be the wrong location, filing location had changed since I prepared the app; file was forwarded from California to Texas by USCIS)

11/01/2018 - Fingerprint fee accepted.

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You can wait and see and they will probably forward it to the right location. But for peace of mind, if I were you, I would cancel the first check and send a new application. 


07/09/2018: ROC packet sent with USPS 2-day priority shipping

07/11/2018: ROC packet delivered to the Vermont Service Center

07/16/2018: NOA1 received by mail with 18 months extension (notice date 7/12 and check cashed)

08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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I agree with above. Cancel the first check and they will have no choice but to reject your first application. Get your second one to the correct location. Then you don't have to wait and hope they figure it out. 


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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They should send it back or reroute. Late filling is acceptable with explanation, too. Call them up and ask to speak to an officer and explain the story, they might be able to tell you what will happen to the package.


AOS i-130, i-485 & i-765 in New York (Queens field office)

12/29/2014 - Priority Date; receipt number starting with MSC

1/2/2015 - Fingerprint fee accepted

1/26/2015 - Case suspended - RFE sent out

2/3/2015 - Fingerprint done at Jamaica Center, Queens

2/11/2015 - RFE received - Case resumed

3/2/2015 - EAD ordered

3/13/2015- EAD card mailed out -- received it 3 days later

7/8/2015 - AOS interview ready to be scheduled for an interview

9/27/2015 - AOS Interview scheduled for Nov 3

11/3/2015 - AOS interview

12/11/2015 - APPROVED!!!

ROC (Vermont Service Center)

10/3/2017 - Sent out ROC package to VCS

10/6/2017 - Date on NOA (Received NOA on 10/16/2017)

11/6/2017 - Biometrics done

8/15/2018 - Extension letter for 18 months received

Now waiting patiently... :whistle:B-)

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18 hours ago, p-ana said:

You can wait and see and they will probably forward it to the right location. But for peace of mind, if I were you, I would cancel the first check and send a new application. 

 

15 hours ago, Ketsuban said:

I agree with above. Cancel the first check and they will have no choice but to reject your first application. Get your second one to the correct location. Then you don't have to wait and hope they figure it out. 

 

14 hours ago, AlluringSoul said:

They should send it back or reroute. Late filling is acceptable with explanation, too. Call them up and ask to speak to an officer and explain the story, they might be able to tell you what will happen to the package.

Thank you all so much for your input.

I have good news. Called USCIS again just now; they have forwarded my case to Texas, accepted my fee and I should get a notice within the next 7 days.

Soooooo relieved and glad I decided to wait and not complicate the matters by sending a new application out! Phew, wiping the sweat from my brow!

My guess is that they allow for some time after a location change has been made for applications sent to a former location. I did read that was their policy in 2015 but couldn't get any information for the recent change.

Thanks again 🙋‍♀️


AOS/EAD/AP application

05/07/2016 - Marriage
06/04/2016 - AOS & EAD & AP sent

06/07/2016 - files were received by USCIS [day 0]
06/13/2016 - USPS return receipt received [day 6]
06/16/2016 - NOA received (by text and email) [day 9]
06/21/2016 - NOA received (by mail for I130, I485, I765 and I131) [day 14]

06/24/2016 - Biometrics letter received: appointment for 07/08/2016 [day 17]
06/27/2016 - Did walk-in for Biometrics but were sent away: office too busy for walk-ins. [day 20]

07/08/2016 - Biometrics taken [day 31]
08/03/2016 - Received notice about RFIE by text [day 57] {official counting stops here}

08/12/2016 - Received RFIE by mail [day 66/57]

08/18/2016 - Sent response to RFIE by certified mail [day 72/57]

08/22/2016 - Requested expedite on AP [day 77/58]

08/22/2016 - Expedite on AP could not be processed as case is on hold [day 77/58]

08/24/2016 - Response to RFIE was received by USCIS [day 79/58]

08/29/2016 - Requested expedite on AP [day 84/63]

08/29/2016 - Request was completed: they sent a response [day 84/63]

09/02/2016 - Received response by mail: they are reviewing the request [day 88/67]

09/06/2016 - Received NOA for both AP and EAD: both are approved!! :)[day 92/71]

09/07/2016 - Received text: case is updated. EAD card was mailed to me today [day 93/72]

09/09/2016 - Received EAD/AP card! [day 95/74]

11/03/2016 - Interview!! [day 150/129]

11/04/2016 - Updates: I485: approved. I130: approved. Card is being mailed to me! [day 151/130]

11/16/2016 - Received Green Card [day 163/142]

I-751/ROC application

10/22/2018 - Filed I-751 to remove conditions (to what turned out to be the wrong location, filing location had changed since I prepared the app; file was forwarded from California to Texas by USCIS)

11/01/2018 - Fingerprint fee accepted.

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4 minutes ago, Soley said:

 

 

Thank you all so much for your input.

I have good news. Called USCIS again just now; they have forwarded my case to Texas, accepted my fee and I should get a notice within the next 7 days.

Soooooo relieved and glad I decided to wait and not complicate the matters by sending a new application out! Phew, wiping the sweat from my brow!

My guess is that they allow for some time after a location change has been made for applications sent to a former location. I did read that was their policy in 2015 but couldn't get any information for the recent change.

Thanks again 🙋‍♀️

See, sometimes being patient is all you need 🙂 Didnt need to cancel! :))


AOS i-130, i-485 & i-765 in New York (Queens field office)

12/29/2014 - Priority Date; receipt number starting with MSC

1/2/2015 - Fingerprint fee accepted

1/26/2015 - Case suspended - RFE sent out

2/3/2015 - Fingerprint done at Jamaica Center, Queens

2/11/2015 - RFE received - Case resumed

3/2/2015 - EAD ordered

3/13/2015- EAD card mailed out -- received it 3 days later

7/8/2015 - AOS interview ready to be scheduled for an interview

9/27/2015 - AOS Interview scheduled for Nov 3

11/3/2015 - AOS interview

12/11/2015 - APPROVED!!!

ROC (Vermont Service Center)

10/3/2017 - Sent out ROC package to VCS

10/6/2017 - Date on NOA (Received NOA on 10/16/2017)

11/6/2017 - Biometrics done

8/15/2018 - Extension letter for 18 months received

Now waiting patiently... :whistle:B-)

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16 minutes ago, AlluringSoul said:

See, sometimes being patient is all you need 🙂 Didnt need to cancel! :))

Yes :) I was a bit worried though.... but canceling might have complicated matters more.


AOS/EAD/AP application

05/07/2016 - Marriage
06/04/2016 - AOS & EAD & AP sent

06/07/2016 - files were received by USCIS [day 0]
06/13/2016 - USPS return receipt received [day 6]
06/16/2016 - NOA received (by text and email) [day 9]
06/21/2016 - NOA received (by mail for I130, I485, I765 and I131) [day 14]

06/24/2016 - Biometrics letter received: appointment for 07/08/2016 [day 17]
06/27/2016 - Did walk-in for Biometrics but were sent away: office too busy for walk-ins. [day 20]

07/08/2016 - Biometrics taken [day 31]
08/03/2016 - Received notice about RFIE by text [day 57] {official counting stops here}

08/12/2016 - Received RFIE by mail [day 66/57]

08/18/2016 - Sent response to RFIE by certified mail [day 72/57]

08/22/2016 - Requested expedite on AP [day 77/58]

08/22/2016 - Expedite on AP could not be processed as case is on hold [day 77/58]

08/24/2016 - Response to RFIE was received by USCIS [day 79/58]

08/29/2016 - Requested expedite on AP [day 84/63]

08/29/2016 - Request was completed: they sent a response [day 84/63]

09/02/2016 - Received response by mail: they are reviewing the request [day 88/67]

09/06/2016 - Received NOA for both AP and EAD: both are approved!! :)[day 92/71]

09/07/2016 - Received text: case is updated. EAD card was mailed to me today [day 93/72]

09/09/2016 - Received EAD/AP card! [day 95/74]

11/03/2016 - Interview!! [day 150/129]

11/04/2016 - Updates: I485: approved. I130: approved. Card is being mailed to me! [day 151/130]

11/16/2016 - Received Green Card [day 163/142]

I-751/ROC application

10/22/2018 - Filed I-751 to remove conditions (to what turned out to be the wrong location, filing location had changed since I prepared the app; file was forwarded from California to Texas by USCIS)

11/01/2018 - Fingerprint fee accepted.

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40 minutes ago, Soley said:

 

 

Thank you all so much for your input.

I have good news. Called USCIS again just now; they have forwarded my case to Texas, accepted my fee and I should get a notice within the next 7 days.

Soooooo relieved and glad I decided to wait and not complicate the matters by sending a new application out! Phew, wiping the sweat from my brow!

My guess is that they allow for some time after a location change has been made for applications sent to a former location. I did read that was their policy in 2015 but couldn't get any information for the recent change.

Thanks again 🙋‍♀️

Great news! Glad to see it finally worked out.


I-129F sent: 2016-01-09

NOA1: 2016-01-15

NOA2: 2016-03-04

Received by NVC: 2016-03-31

Case # assigned: 2016-04-01

Case sent to consulate: 2016-04-05

Case ready: 2016-04-06

AOS Packet sent: 2016-10-08

AOS Packet received: 2016-10-11

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Text messages): 2016-10-14

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Hardcopy mail): 2016-10-17

Biometrics Letter: 2016-10-28

Biometrics Walk-in: 2016-10-28

I-131 and I-765 approved: 2017-01-04 (Day 85)

I-485 approved: 2017-01-19 (Day 100)

EAD/AP Combo card received: 2017-01-20

Green Card received: 2017-01-25

ROC I-751 Packet sent: 2018-10-26

ROC I-751 Packet received: 2018-10-29

ROC I-751 NOA1 (Text message): 2018-11-02

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