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My wife's green card expires 2/8/19(and subsequently driver's license expires same day), we sent I-751 last week, haven't gotten any updates to it being received yet. 

Is she able to renew her driver's license in the meantime or do we need to wait for the receipt # from USCIS? I've seen conflicting information that some states will renew it without the # while others require it. 

Anyone have any Arizona specific information on the process?

Thank you!

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Just now, ErinTaylor5178 said:

My wife's green card expires 2/8/19(and subsequently driver's license expires same day), we sent I-751 last week, haven't gotten any updates to it being received yet. 

Is she able to renew her driver's license in the meantime or do we need to wait for the receipt # from USCIS? I've seen conflicting information that some states will renew it without the # while others require it. 

Anyone have any Arizona specific information on the process?

Thank you!

Quick search on the Arizona DMV led me to this (I didn't do an in dept search) Your Driver License or Identification Card expiration date will match the expiration date of your Authorized Presence Document.

 

So I don't think she's able to renew her license without the extension letter of her Green Card since she has no proof that it's actually extended and her DL expiration date has to match her GC.

 

Also, I assume you're typing in USA date right? (M/D/Y)? Just checking since I-751 can only be filed 90 days before expiration of the current GC (what you prob already knew lol) 

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You have to have the extension letter not just the case number to do it. 

 

Guess once accepted and you got case number you can try to make an infopass and get her passport stamped and that way get her DL. 

 

You did file file very close to When the GC expires which is also one of the reasons they recommend to file as soon as you can. 


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, ErinTaylor5178 said:

My wife's green card expires 2/8/19(and subsequently driver's license expires same day), we sent I-751 last week, haven't gotten any updates to it being received yet. 

Is she able to renew her driver's license in the meantime or do we need to wait for the receipt # from USCIS? I've seen conflicting information that some states will renew it without the # while others require it. 

Anyone have any Arizona specific information on the process?

Thank you!

If renewing the DL really a big deal for her like she would lose her job or won't be able to drive the kids to school, your best shot is to make an info pass apt at your local office and get her passport stamped as a proof of status, with it you'll be able to renew the DL for at least a year and then you'll get the 18 month extension which will allow her to renew it again


I-751 #1 - March 2015 (Jointly filed)

April 2015: Bio-metrics completed

11/30/2018 Interview Notice for 01/07/2019

01/07/2019: Withdrawn at the interview due to divorce and another 751 filed after the divorce and switched to the waiver case

 

I-751 #2 - March 2017 (Waiver)

April 2017: Bio-metrics completed

01/07/2019: Interview

01/14/2019: Approval Notification via Email

 

N-400 Feb 2016( Pending)(3-year Rule) 

February 2016: N-400 filed with the 3 year rule.

February 2016: Bio-metrics completed

04/29/2016: Interview Notice in the mail For 06/08/2016

06/01/2016: Interview was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances (probably cause the 751 was still pending)

01/16/2019: Case changed online again to interview was scheduled for 03/06/2019

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6 hours ago, ErinTaylor5178 said:

My wife's green card expires 2/8/19(and subsequently driver's license expires same day), we sent I-751 last week, haven't gotten any updates to it being received yet. 

Is she able to renew her driver's license in the meantime or do we need to wait for the receipt # from USCIS? I've seen conflicting information that some states will renew it without the # while others require it. 

Anyone have any Arizona specific information on the process?

Thank you!

It's been taking a month for the receipt letters lately to arrive.  As others have said, your only certain process to avoid a lapse in driving privileges is to make an Infopass appointment and get the stamp.  


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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19 hours ago, Georgia16 said:

You have to have the extension letter not just the case number to do it. 

 

Guess once accepted and you got case number you can try to make an infopass and get her passport stamped and that way get her DL. 

 

You did file file very close to When the GC expires which is also one of the reasons they recommend to file as soon as you can. 

I agree, it's important to file early on in the 90 day window so greencard AND drivers license are still valid the whole time until the extension letter shows up. Let this be a heads-up to anyone filing in the future. Plan the filing wisely, it'll make your life so much easier.


K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC: 04-19-2019 earliest filing date

 

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