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Hey guys, I applied a couple weeks ago for my wife (immigrant). I thought I (US Citizen) was the Petitioner from having done the I-130 two years ago. And I just found out that on the I-751 it's my wife who now is the petitioner, and I understand why that's the case, I saw a discussion on facebook an hour ago and that's how I found out I had messed up. And yes I feel incredibly stupid now.

 

Although I filled out everything as petitioner and my wife as spouse, they cashed our check and we got the 18 month extension letter, we also received our biometrics appointment for next week. The two year green will expire on Feb 28th 2019. 

 

I have no idea what I should do at this point and would like some guidance. What could/should I do? Should I just sit quietly and let it play out and see what happens? Should I reach out? Should I send a new form?


USCIS

Feb 16th 2016 - Mailed Out I-130 (filed from abroad) :rolleyes:

Feb 22th 2016 - NOA1 (Potomac)

 

Jul 25th 2016 - NOA2- 154 days :dancing:

NVC

Aug 22nd 2016 - Case number assigned

Aug 23rd 2016 - received case number

Aug 24th 2016 - submitted DS-261

Aug 24th 2016 - Paid AOS fee

Sep 8th 2016 - Paid IV fee

Oct 3rd 2016 - submitted DS-260

Oct 31st 2016 - Sent NVC packages (e-mail processing)

Nov 3rd 2016 - received checklist

Nov 21st 2016 - Sent document on checklist
Dec 15th 2016 - CC
Jan 13th 2017 - Interview (approved)
Jan 24th 2017 - Visa received

Entry in US - Feb 28th

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4 minutes ago, Groogrux108 said:

Hey guys, I applied a couple weeks ago for my wife (immigrant). I thought I (US Citizen) was the Petitioner from having done the I-130 two years ago. And I just found out that on the I-751 it's my wife who now is the petitioner, and I understand why that's the case, I saw a discussion on facebook an hour ago and that's how I found out I had messed up. And yes I feel incredibly stupid now.

 

Although I filled out everything as petitioner and my wife as spouse, they cashed our check and we got the 18 month extension letter, we also received our biometrics appointment for next week. The two year green will expire on Feb 28th 2019. 

 

I have no idea what I should do at this point and would like some guidance. What could/should I do? Should I just sit quietly and let it play out and see what happens? Should I reach out? Should I send a new form?

Not an expert, but this seems like something that could easily trigger an RFE or put you in a higher fraud category if not addressed.

 

One suggestion is to write a short letter indicating your typo and citing your case number.  Include a corrected version of the form with signatures.  It definitely can't hurt.  


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

May 18, 2016: Chicago Lockbox received package.

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

May 23, 2016: NOA1 E-mail

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)

Dec 4, 2016: DS-260 Submitted

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Dec 15, 2016: Found out interview date by phone

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Jan 30, 2017: POE Toronto Pearson Airport

 

Removing Conditions

Nov 2, 2018: Sent I-751 to Arizona Lockbox

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

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Your  wife has to remove conditions on her residency, if she fails to do so her residency is jeopardized. Better not to let it play out. 

 

Was the extension letter addressed to her? Does it have her a-Number? If yes, maybe it can be salvaged.

 

If not,  I would go ahead and file a new one, with the correct info. I’ve never seen this happening before, so that’s my best guess.


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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2 minutes ago, p-ana said:

Your  wife has to remove conditions on her residency, if she fails to do so her residency is jeopardized. Better not to let it play out. 

 

Was the extension letter addressed to her? Does it have her a-Number? If yes, maybe it can be salvaged.

 

If not,  I would go ahead and file a new one, with the correct info. I’ve never seen this happening before, so that’s my best guess.

Yes the extension letter mentions her name and A-number. The mistake was on Part 7 and Part 8.


USCIS

Feb 16th 2016 - Mailed Out I-130 (filed from abroad) :rolleyes:

Feb 22th 2016 - NOA1 (Potomac)

 

Jul 25th 2016 - NOA2- 154 days :dancing:

NVC

Aug 22nd 2016 - Case number assigned

Aug 23rd 2016 - received case number

Aug 24th 2016 - submitted DS-261

Aug 24th 2016 - Paid AOS fee

Sep 8th 2016 - Paid IV fee

Oct 3rd 2016 - submitted DS-260

Oct 31st 2016 - Sent NVC packages (e-mail processing)

Nov 3rd 2016 - received checklist

Nov 21st 2016 - Sent document on checklist
Dec 15th 2016 - CC
Jan 13th 2017 - Interview (approved)
Jan 24th 2017 - Visa received

Entry in US - Feb 28th

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@Groogrux108 I can only imagine how you feel right now! 😱

The I-751 application is a bit confusing. I'm sure many people made the same mistake.

 

I would recommend to write a letter to USCIS and explain the situation. If the error is not fixed right now, then your wife may have a big issue during her citizenship interview. 

 

When they conduct a citizenship interview they review everything from the A-file (the big file that has all information about a person, including all previous filing for AOS, petitions, visas, etc.). During that review they will discover the error and the discovery of error may lead to denial of citizenship. So, please, do not take this lightly.

 

Try to send them a letter and explain the error. Another option is to schedule InfoPass appointment.


ROC

12/11/2018 - I-751 mailed (requested a fee waiver) to Lewisville, TX via FedEx

12/13/2018 - package delivered 

01/02/2019 - received text message from USCIS with case number starting with EAC

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I'm thinking about sending a letter explaining the situation with the 2 pages corrected and attached requesting they replace those two pages in my application. Is this reasonable?


USCIS

Feb 16th 2016 - Mailed Out I-130 (filed from abroad) :rolleyes:

Feb 22th 2016 - NOA1 (Potomac)

 

Jul 25th 2016 - NOA2- 154 days :dancing:

NVC

Aug 22nd 2016 - Case number assigned

Aug 23rd 2016 - received case number

Aug 24th 2016 - submitted DS-261

Aug 24th 2016 - Paid AOS fee

Sep 8th 2016 - Paid IV fee

Oct 3rd 2016 - submitted DS-260

Oct 31st 2016 - Sent NVC packages (e-mail processing)

Nov 3rd 2016 - received checklist

Nov 21st 2016 - Sent document on checklist
Dec 15th 2016 - CC
Jan 13th 2017 - Interview (approved)
Jan 24th 2017 - Visa received

Entry in US - Feb 28th

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Have you tried scheduling an infopass appointment? There’s only a few offices left with slots available, but it’s worth a try.

 

even though it sounds like a good idea, and there’s nothing to lose doing it, A letter may never reach and be merged with the existing file. 

 

A walk in to the nearest field office is a long shot, but oh well, doesn’t hurt to try


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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22 hours ago, p-ana said:

Have you tried scheduling an infopass appointment? There’s only a few offices left with slots available, but it’s worth a try.

 

even though it sounds like a good idea, and there’s nothing to lose doing it, A letter may never reach and be merged with the existing file. 

 

A walk in to the nearest field office is a long shot, but oh well, doesn’t hurt to try

Thanks I will try that but seems like there is no availability. If I send in a letter with the correct pages and call their customer service can they check if it's been fixed or not?


USCIS

Feb 16th 2016 - Mailed Out I-130 (filed from abroad) :rolleyes:

Feb 22th 2016 - NOA1 (Potomac)

 

Jul 25th 2016 - NOA2- 154 days :dancing:

NVC

Aug 22nd 2016 - Case number assigned

Aug 23rd 2016 - received case number

Aug 24th 2016 - submitted DS-261

Aug 24th 2016 - Paid AOS fee

Sep 8th 2016 - Paid IV fee

Oct 3rd 2016 - submitted DS-260

Oct 31st 2016 - Sent NVC packages (e-mail processing)

Nov 3rd 2016 - received checklist

Nov 21st 2016 - Sent document on checklist
Dec 15th 2016 - CC
Jan 13th 2017 - Interview (approved)
Jan 24th 2017 - Visa received

Entry in US - Feb 28th

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