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Hey guys, i would like to tell u my situation real quick and then id love some advice :( idk what to do. this whole process confuses me

 

 

soooo...i came to the US on a k1 visa, got married, applied for the green card, i got it...for two years....then re-applied for the 10 year green card last March, which is also when my initial green card expired. they sent me a notice l797 that stated that they received my application and will extent my green card for a year so i can work and travel, but this notice is my ONLY proof of that extension...obviously my first initial green card is expired now. 

 

so yeah, my removal of conditions petition is being processed...this extension will expire in March...where do i go from here? will they send me another notice with another extension or i need to do something about it??

 

i also have a job that wants to hire me but requires that i proof that i am authorized to work in the US....but the only proof i have is this l797 notice...i asked them if thats good enough and they havent replied and im freaking out

 

any help is much appreciated

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Just now, mushroomspore said:

Make an Infopass and get the I-551 stamp in your passport. That will prove your status for another year. Hope your RoC gets approved soon.

what if my passport is expired? or i cant find it?

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Just now, mushroomspore said:

Then get your passport renewed?? 

i have a polish passport and i have no clue how to do that, i am far from any bigger city or any kind of an embassy. that is why i made this thread, because im confused.

 

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as far as i can see you are in illinois.

 

https://chicago.mfa.gov.pl/en/consular_information/passports/passports

 

im sure you have your birthcertificate on hand, correct? you needed that for your temp. GC application.

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2015-08-28 : I-129F Sent

2015-09-01 : I-129F NOA1 (Received) (Transferred to CSC)

2015-09-03 : I-129F NOA1 (E-Notification)

2015-09-08 : I-129F NOA1 (Hardcopy)

2015-10-07 : I-129F NOA2 (E-Notification)

2015-10-13 : I-129F NOA2 (Hardcopy)

2015-10-30 : NVC Received

2015-11-05 : called NVC, Received Case Number ( https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker )

2015-11-07 : NVC Sent (checked status via CEAC Stat Tracker "in Transit" - it's not the official Transit Date, probably sent on 11-06)

2015-11-09 : Embassy Received (Frankfurt, Germany)

2015-12-01 : Package 3 Received ( http://germany.usembassy.gov/visa-application ), ( DS-160 )

2015-12-08 : Medical (Hamburg, Germany) ( German panel physicians )

2015-12-15 : DS-3025 (Hardcopy) in the Mail

2016-01-09 : Package 3 Sent to Embassy (Frankfurt, Germany)

2016-01-14 : Package 4 Received (E-Mail)

2016-01-27 : Interview (Frankfurt, Germany) - Approved

2016-01-29 : Visa Received in the Mail

 

2016-03-22 : POE (Detroit, United States)

2016-03-24 : Applied for SSN

2016-03-28 : Received SS Card in the Mail

2016-06-04 : Marriage

 

2016-07-20 : AOS Package sent

2016-07-22 : NOA1 (E-Notification)

2016-07-27 : NOA1 (Hardcopy)

2016-08-15 : Biometrics in Charleston, WV

2016-09-30 : EAD Approved and Card in Production

2016-10-20 : EAD Card received in Mail

2016-12-27 : New Card is being produced (No Interview)

2017-01-05 : GC received in Mail

 

2018-12-18: ROC Package shipped via USPS

2018-12-20: Delivered to P.O. Box in Dallas

2018-12-26: Text Message & Email Notification (G-1145) with Case Number routed via LIN (Nebraska Service Center)

2018-12-29: Received NOA 1 in the Mail

 

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5 minutes ago, Katherina14 said:

Hey guys, i would like to tell u my situation real quick and then id love some advice :( idk what to do. this whole process confuses me

 

 

soooo...i came to the US on a k1 visa, got married, applied for the green card, i got it...for two years....then re-applied for the 10 year green card last March, which is also when my initial green card expired. they sent me a notice l797 that stated that they received my application and will extent my green card for a year so i can work and travel, but this notice is my ONLY proof of that extension...obviously my first initial green card is expired now. 

 

so yeah, my removal of conditions petition is being processed...this extension will expire in March...where do i go from here? will they send me another notice with another extension or i need to do something about it??

 

i also have a job that wants to hire me but requires that i proof that i am authorized to work in the US....but the only proof i have is this l797 notice...i asked them if thats good enough and they havent replied and im freaking out

 

any help is much appreciated

The I797, SSN, and expired GC is the only proof you need to work in the USA. Once it gets close to expiration you can schedule a Infopass appointment to get the stamp in your passport to extend it even further. Have you done biometrics yet?

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2 minutes ago, timmons said:

as far as i can see you are in illinois.

 

https://chicago.mfa.gov.pl/en/consular_information/passports/passports

 

im sure you have your birthcertificate on hand, correct? you needed that for your temp. GC application.

thank you, ill look into it. do you know if Chicago is the only city i can do that in?

 

and i think i do.

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Hi I think you should always have a passport and not expired try to renew it as soon as possible. You don't want to put yourself in critical situations.

Good luck.


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02/17/2019 90 days window open

 

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1 minute ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

The I797, SSN, and expired GC is the only proof you need to work in the USA. Once it gets close to expiration you can schedule a Infopass appointment to get the stamp in your passport to extend it even further. Have you done biometrics yet?

thank you. ill look into that...

 

no, i havent, this l797 notice states that they will send another notice to inform me of that if they do want me to do them.

 

ive done it a long time ago before 

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8 minutes ago, Katherina14 said:

thank you, ill look into it. do you know if Chicago is the only city i can do that in?

 

and i think i do.

yes, Illinois belongs to the Chicago -  Poland Embassy and Consulate Service Area.


2015-08-28 : I-129F Sent

2015-09-01 : I-129F NOA1 (Received) (Transferred to CSC)

2015-09-03 : I-129F NOA1 (E-Notification)

2015-09-08 : I-129F NOA1 (Hardcopy)

2015-10-07 : I-129F NOA2 (E-Notification)

2015-10-13 : I-129F NOA2 (Hardcopy)

2015-10-30 : NVC Received

2015-11-05 : called NVC, Received Case Number ( https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker )

2015-11-07 : NVC Sent (checked status via CEAC Stat Tracker "in Transit" - it's not the official Transit Date, probably sent on 11-06)

2015-11-09 : Embassy Received (Frankfurt, Germany)

2015-12-01 : Package 3 Received ( http://germany.usembassy.gov/visa-application ), ( DS-160 )

2015-12-08 : Medical (Hamburg, Germany) ( German panel physicians )

2015-12-15 : DS-3025 (Hardcopy) in the Mail

2016-01-09 : Package 3 Sent to Embassy (Frankfurt, Germany)

2016-01-14 : Package 4 Received (E-Mail)

2016-01-27 : Interview (Frankfurt, Germany) - Approved

2016-01-29 : Visa Received in the Mail

 

2016-03-22 : POE (Detroit, United States)

2016-03-24 : Applied for SSN

2016-03-28 : Received SS Card in the Mail

2016-06-04 : Marriage

 

2016-07-20 : AOS Package sent

2016-07-22 : NOA1 (E-Notification)

2016-07-27 : NOA1 (Hardcopy)

2016-08-15 : Biometrics in Charleston, WV

2016-09-30 : EAD Approved and Card in Production

2016-10-20 : EAD Card received in Mail

2016-12-27 : New Card is being produced (No Interview)

2017-01-05 : GC received in Mail

 

2018-12-18: ROC Package shipped via USPS

2018-12-20: Delivered to P.O. Box in Dallas

2018-12-26: Text Message & Email Notification (G-1145) with Case Number routed via LIN (Nebraska Service Center)

2018-12-29: Received NOA 1 in the Mail

 

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guys, i just found another notice l797 that is my most recent notice and it said that instead of extending my expired green card for 12 months, they are extending it for 18 months from its expiration date, which means its good until september of this year. im so relived. i got so nervous...

 

i will definitely renew my passport within the next few months though because thats important but im glad im like 8 months away from actually expiring.

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Just make sure your potential employer is educated on proper work authorization documents. We have seen several members here who had problem getting hired because employer was not fully satisfied with either EAD or extension letter. You can reference instructions to form I9.


4/12/13 - sent I-485 package

4/15/13 - USCIS Chicago Lockbox received package

4/22/13 - got email and txt

4/29/13 - received NOA in mail

5/08/13 - received biometrics appointment for 5/22

5/09/13 - successful early walk in at Port Chester, NY office

5/22/13 - I-485 updated to Testing & Interview

6/18/13 - EAD went to production

6/21/13 - Card/Document Production for EAD - second email

6/24/13 - EAD mailed

6/26/13 - EAD arrived

7/18/13 - got email about interview

7/20/13 - got hard copy interview letter

08/23/13 - interview - Approved dancin5hr.gif(card production & decision email)

08/28/13 - card production - second email

08/29/13 - card mailed

09/03/13 - card arrived

*********************************************************************************

05/27/2016 - N-400 mailed

06/02/2016 - NOA date

06/24/2016 - biometrics appointment

11/28/2016 - interview scheduled for January 9th, 2017

01/09/2017 - interview passed

01/20/2017 - Oath Ceremony

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Do you have a valid state ID or driver's license? That serves as your identity or type B document. Your expired green card and that I-797 18 month extension serve as a type C document. They have to accept those two documents.


I-751 Removal of Conditions

-01/15/18 Mailed I-751

-01/18/18 Arrived at California Service Center

-01/18/18 NOA 1 Date

-01/22/18 NOA Received

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