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When I got my Idaho license, they would only let it go until the expiry of my green card. I have my NOA now, for an 18 month extension, and I wondered what peoples' experiences with going to the DMV and trying to renew their license using their expired green card + NOA? I'm in Idaho, so I'm sure it's different everywhere, but I'm curious. 

 

I know I've seen people say you should get the Info-Pass stamp, but I hear that then they take your green card from you, and I think I'd feel better keeping my expired green card 😕

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Got mine renewed just fine and with no questions with GC + extension letter. 


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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My husband went in with his NOA 2 months prior to his driver's license/green card expiration. The first worker told him she could renew his license, but that because he had 2 months left until the expiration she would only be able to renew it for 16 months (September 1 2020 as opposed to November 1 2020). She encouraged him to come back closer to the expiration date and then she would be able to renew it for the full 18 months with no issue (but you can renew 120 days prior to your license expiration so I have no idea what she was talking about). 

My husband left the DMV and called me in the parking and I told him to go back in and see a different worker or ask to speak to the supervisor (he also forgot to change the name on his title so he had to go back anyway).  He said he got a new number, went to another worker, and they renewed his license without issue. Go figure :whistle:


Our Green Card Journey

 

Started dating: Nov 2010, Engaged: 4/20/2014, and Married: 11/3/2015 :wub:
I-130 sent: 12/16/2015
NOA1:12/21/2015
I-130 approved: 3/28/16
NOA2:4/1/16
NVC received:4/19/16
Case Number and Invoice Number received:4/28/16
AOS Bill and IV Bill received:4/29/16
AOS Bill and IV paid:5/2/16
Submitted 1-601a: 6/18/16
Received rejection notice of I-601a was "missing" the fee receipt: 7/6/16  :ranting:
Re-submitted I-601a: 7/11/16
Submitted AOS, IV, and DS-260 packages: 7/12/16
NVC scan date: 7/18/16
USCIS accepted waiver:7/19/16
Biometrics letter received:7/28/16
NVC case "complete" pending waiver approval: 8/4/16
Biometrics scheduled for:8/10/16
Biometrics done:8/10/16
Waiver decision: 12/8/16 Approved!!! :dancing:
Case complete at NVC: 12/13/16
Appointment notification: 12/27/16 (I called lol)
E-mail notification from NVC of appointment: 12/30/16
Medical scheduled: 02/20/16
Fingerprints scheduled: 02/21/16
Appointment at Mexican Consulate:02/22/16 Placed in AP due to unresolved court case in U.S that we were assured was no longer an issue😭
U.S judge finally accepted plea in absentia and signed paperwork arrived at Mexican Consulate:04/20/17
Visa approved: 04/25/17
Visa ready for pick up in Mexico City: 04/28/17
Hubby is home!!!: 05/01/17😊

Our Removing Conditions Journey

 

Package sent:1/27/19.
Package delivered :1/30/19 :dead: Should have been delivered 1/31/19
Package rejected: 2/15/19 (We called on 2/21/19)
Package arrived home and resent with updated date on check/signed application: 2/25/19
Package arrived at Lewisville Texas: 2/26/19 10:25 a.m. signed by T. Edwards
Text stating case was received, (case number SRCXXX): 3/1/19 at 4:34 p.m.

 

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On 3/11/2019 at 7:45 PM, CanadaCasey said:

When I got my Idaho license, they would only let it go until the expiry of my green card. I have my NOA now, for an 18 month extension, and I wondered what peoples' experiences with going to the DMV and trying to renew their license using their expired green card + NOA? I'm in Idaho, so I'm sure it's different everywhere, but I'm curious. 

 

I know I've seen people say you should get the Info-Pass stamp, but I hear that then they take your green card from you, and I think I'd feel better keeping my expired green card 😕

I had a stressed out call from my husband when he was at the DMV in California because the person was super confused and didn't want to approve him.  I sent him a link to the actual DMV website which explicitly listed the documents acceptable to prove identity including Unexpired Permanent Resident Card or valid/expired Permanent Resident Card with Notice of Action (I-797 C) or Approval Notice (I-797).   He showed this to the front line agent who became convinced he wasn't crazy. A supervisor got involved and all was quickly settled.  

 

I'm sure Idaho has a similar document on their website you could print in advance.


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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