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Hi all,

 

My green card is expired in April 2019, I'm working on ROC now, been reading a lot of threads about it ---- so much information !!!

 

In Feb, 2019: Traveling internationally for 10 days.

 

I have couple of questions:

 

1. Should I wait till after my trip in Feb to submit documents for ROC?  If I apply for ROC in Jan and go on my trip Feb, I'm worried that the immigration officer might get confused, chances to go to secondary is high. 

 

2. Once my green card is expired in April, 2019. I don't think the extension letter will be arrived by then (looking at a lot of people's timeline, extension comes in few months after). I have a full time job, can I still work? What documents do I show HR when GC is expired? 

 

Thank you so much,

Edited by ilovepho

1/12/2019: 90- ROC filing window open
1/17/2017: Mail I-751 Package via USPS Certified Mail 
...waiting...
 

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Just go on your trip as planned.   Submit the ROC when you get back.  You don't want a biometrics appointment while you are gone.

 

As for after expiration you can continue to work with a new I-551 stamp in your passport. I've had employees with this issue before.  It is no big deal.  DMV may be a different issue depending on the state.

 

I believe it is good now for 18 months - or that's the extension letter

http://myattorneyusa.com/obtaining-i-551-stamp-as-proof-of-conditional-lpr-status-with-long-pending-form-i-751


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Thank you!

 

I would think to send ROC, then wait for ROC receipts, then go get I-551 stamp (late Feb, early March 2019) ??

 

When I check Infopass for my local office in San Francisco, they no longer accepting appointments anymore. Do you have any idea on where else to get I-551 stamp? 


1/12/2019: 90- ROC filing window open
1/17/2017: Mail I-751 Package via USPS Certified Mail 
...waiting...
 

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7 minutes ago, ilovepho said:

Thank you!

 

I would think to send ROC, then wait for ROC receipts, then go get I-551 stamp (late Feb, early March 2019) ??

 

When I check Infopass for my local office in San Francisco, they no longer accepting appointments anymore. Do you have any idea on where else to get I-551 stamp? 

You can't get an I-551 stamp until your extension letter expires. 

ROC is currently taking 17+ month to be processed. I would file sooner than later. bio letters are currently take two to three months after filing,  from what I've seen. 

My wife has traveled several times with ROC pending and have had no issues returning to the US, not once gone to secondary.

You can still work after you GC is expired. If you are currently employed, it is highly unlikely they will want to see anything when your GC is expired. If you are going to be looking for new work, all you really need is your drivers license and social security card.

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I see few threads and look like a lot of people been going to get stamp I-551 (mainly for travel purpose). But I'm worried about my job. 


1/12/2019: 90- ROC filing window open
1/17/2017: Mail I-751 Package via USPS Certified Mail 
...waiting...
 

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For your job there shouldn't be any issues. I've had LPR employees with expired green cards. 

 

Just need to have proof that you have applied. 


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August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

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When you send in your ROC packet, you will get an I-797 extension letter.  This will extend your green card (April 2019) for 18 months until October 2020.  Your expired green card AND your extension letter are the equivalent of an I-551 stamp in your passport.  After your green card expires, you will need to provide BOTH expired green card AND the extension letter when you travel.  If you have not received your new green card by September 2020, THEN you can get an I-551 stamp in your passport.


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Definitely encourage you to apply sooner rather than later as this process is slow.  Several suggestions because you're in CA, especially:

  • Your CA driver's license expiration is tied to the end of your immigration.  If you don't bring in the I-797 receipt before it expires, you'll have to apply from scratch including taking the driving test again.
  • The CA service center hasn't scheduled anyone for biometric in the last half year...you don't have to worry about biometrics being scheduled while you're gone.
  • Prior to the expiration of your green card, you don't have to worry at all about returning to the US.  The sooner you file, the sooner you'll have get the receipt so that you can travel after your green card is expired and not worry about InfoPass appointments.

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On 12/21/2018 at 10:10 PM, AstroCanada said:

Your CA driver's license expiration is tied to the end of your immigration.  If you don't bring in the I-797 receipt before it expires, you'll have to apply from scratch including taking the driving test again.

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffdl32/

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If the DL says "LIMITED-TERM" in between CLASS and END (Endorsements), then what are the last 2 digits of the DD (Document Discriminator) code? For example, if the last 2 digits are "21" (as in the year 2021) then the DL fee is valid until your birthday in the year 2021. So no need to pay any fees when you renew the limited-term license.

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11 hours ago, lummo said:

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffdl32/

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If the DL says "LIMITED-TERM" in between CLASS and END (Endorsements), then what are the last 2 digits of the DD (Document Discriminator) code? For example, if the last 2 digits are "21" (as in the year 2021) then the DL fee is valid until your birthday in the year 2021. So no need to pay any fees when you renew the limited-term license.

Oh this is interesting.  Maybe this explains why husband did not get charged a fee when he just renewed his license with the ROC receipt.


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May 20, 2016: NOA1 Notice Date with priority date of May 18. Sent to Nebraska Service Center

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Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App

Nov 2, 2016: USCIS sent to NVC

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Nov 23, 2016: IV Fee Invoiced and paid

Nov 30, 2016: IV and AOS Packages Sent (EP)

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Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Jan 30, 2017: POE Toronto Pearson Airport

 

Removing Conditions

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Nov 7, 2018: Apparent receipt date (SMS notification on 11/9)

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