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Biometrics 5 months ago, still no answer

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Hey guys,

I sent in my wifes I-751 to remove conditions off of her 2yr initial green card at the end of August or beginning of September of last year.  we got a response right away and went in for the biometrics appointment the second half of September.  the month of October we received a letter from USCIS that said her new green card expiration (which expired the end of october last year) will be extended 18 months, and that the letter along with her passport and green card can be used for travel if necessary during that extension period.  They said to wait to hear back to see if we needed to come in for another interview or not.   But we have not heard anything back from USCIS since.  as previously explained, and in past experiences too, they usually have been pretty prompt about this stuff and getting back to us and scheduling interviews if necessary.    what are your experiences with removing conditions on the initial green card?  will they use most or all of these 18 months to process it?   we are planning some travel in the second half of the year, and i would just like some assurance (not that you are able to offer it to me, haha) that she will either have her green card by then, or that we wont at least miss the appointment for an interview if it takes that long to come in the mail.

 

thanks for your help and thoughts guys!

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you can follow other September filers to see where others are. 

 

But as of right now it is taking 1 - 1 1/2 years so you have some time to wait yet.


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 minutes ago, AJParry89 said:

Hey guys,

I sent in my wifes I-751 to remove conditions off of her 2yr initial green card at the end of August or beginning of September of last year.  we got a response right away and went in for the biometrics appointment the second half of September.  the month of October we received a letter from USCIS that said her new green card expiration (which expired the end of october last year) will be extended 18 months, and that the letter along with her passport and green card can be used for travel if necessary during that extension period.  They said to wait to hear back to see if we needed to come in for another interview or not.   But we have not heard anything back from USCIS since.  as previously explained, and in past experiences too, they usually have been pretty prompt about this stuff and getting back to us and scheduling interviews if necessary.    what are your experiences with removing conditions on the initial green card?  will they use most or all of these 18 months to process it?   we are planning some travel in the second half of the year, and i would just like some assurance (not that you are able to offer it to me, haha) that she will either have her green card by then, or that we wont at least miss the appointment for an interview if it takes that long to come in the mail.

 

thanks for your help and thoughts guys!

From what I've seen on here and heard from people it takes about 1-2 years to process the I-751 cause USCIS is so backlogged. So don't expect to hear anything anytime soon. You can check the current processing times of the SC the petition is at via https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/

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1 hour ago, AJParry89 said:

will they use most or all of these 18 months to process it?

Yes, sometimes even more. So no, you won't miss the interview (if any). The expired GC and the letter is enough for traveling. People do that all the time. 

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Ok, thank you guys for your responses, I did not realize there would be such a huge difference between the original application for the 2 yr green card vs the I-751.  patience i can do, just want to make sure I am not missing something.

 

so, if we plan to travel for a few months the end of the year, will we have any problem at customs as long as we show her expired green card and the letter they sent?  the 18 month extension would put the "new expiration" to April 2020.   

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5 hours ago, AJParry89 said:

Ok, thank you guys for your responses, I did not realize there would be such a huge difference between the original application for the 2 yr green card vs the I-751.  patience i can do, just want to make sure I am not missing something.

 

so, if we plan to travel for a few months the end of the year, will we have any problem at customs as long as we show her expired green card and the letter they sent?  the 18 month extension would put the "new expiration" to April 2020.   

you would be fine. just make sure that you have the extension letter with you.


Removal of Conditions

CIS Office :California Service Center

Receipt #: WAC18096XXXXX

Date Filed :2018-01-02

NOA Date :2018-01-04

18 month courtesy copy: 2018-08-18

18 month official copy: 2018-10-22

Approval: 2019-02-01

GC received : 2019-02-08

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