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I-90 & N-400

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I'm helping my best friend on getting a new green card as he came over on a IR-2 in 1978 and has an older version of the green card. So he applied for the I-90 last week and I noticed he can apply for citizenship once he has the receipt from the I-90. This is all good and he has everything he needs for the N-400. My question is really about travel. Last year he went on a cruise and had an issue re-entering the US as his green card is so old and he didn't realize he needed a new one as it has no expiration date. Well he has another cruise booked for November this year, and I realized both the I-90 & N-400 are taking over 9 months to process. What is he to do about his green card until it's approved, Will he be able to go on his cruise in November? TIA


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Rugby, England >> Harrisburg, PA.

Summer 2005 -- Met on Pokerstars.com

June 15th, 2006 -- Met in Person

Feb 1st, 2008 -- Filed I-129F

May 2nd, 2008 -- Visa Interview = Approved. (91days)

May 27th, 2008 -- Damian moves to America!

July 23rd - 30th, 2008 -- Damian's Mum Comes to the US for our wedding.

July 25th, 2008 -- Wedding Day!

March 16th, 2009 -- AOS Sent

May 8th, 2009 -- EAD & AP Approved (51days)

July 14th, 2009 -- AOS Approved!! (118days)

July 21st, 2009 -- Green Card Received (125days)

No RFEs the whole process :) All done myself.

December 4th - 30th, 2009 -- Visited England

April 8th - 30th, 2010 -- Damian's Brother visits us here in PA.

January 19th, 2010 -- Damian got his PA license.

December 10th - 19th, 2010 -- Visited England

September 16th - 30th, 2011 -- Damian's Parents came to visit us here in PA.

June 1st, 2011 -- Mailed ROC to Vermont.

February 21st, 2012 -- 10 Year Green Card Received

April 14th, 2012 -- N-400 Sent to Dallas Lockbox

November 26th, 2012 – Damian Became a US Citizen!!!

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17 minutes ago, Damian&Kelly said:

I'm helping my best friend on getting a new green card as he came over on a IR-2 in 1978 and has an older version of the green card. So he applied for the I-90 last week and I noticed he can apply for citizenship once he has the receipt from the I-90. This is all good and he has everything he needs for the N-400. My question is really about travel. Last year he went on a cruise and had an issue re-entering the US as his green card is so old and he didn't realize he needed a new one as it has no expiration date. Well he has another cruise booked for November this year, and I realized both the I-90 & N-400 are taking over 9 months to process. What is he to do about his green card until it's approved, Will he be able to go on his cruise in November? TIA

When he receives the receipt for the I-90, he can make an appointment to go to the nearest USCIS Office to get a I-551 stamp in his foreign passport.  That’ll allow him to travel without problems

Edited by USS_Voyager

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Thanks for the quick reply. I thought this was the case. I was just worried about his travel.  Thanks again!!


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Rugby, England >> Harrisburg, PA.

Summer 2005 -- Met on Pokerstars.com

June 15th, 2006 -- Met in Person

Feb 1st, 2008 -- Filed I-129F

May 2nd, 2008 -- Visa Interview = Approved. (91days)

May 27th, 2008 -- Damian moves to America!

July 23rd - 30th, 2008 -- Damian's Mum Comes to the US for our wedding.

July 25th, 2008 -- Wedding Day!

March 16th, 2009 -- AOS Sent

May 8th, 2009 -- EAD & AP Approved (51days)

July 14th, 2009 -- AOS Approved!! (118days)

July 21st, 2009 -- Green Card Received (125days)

No RFEs the whole process :) All done myself.

December 4th - 30th, 2009 -- Visited England

April 8th - 30th, 2010 -- Damian's Brother visits us here in PA.

January 19th, 2010 -- Damian got his PA license.

December 10th - 19th, 2010 -- Visited England

September 16th - 30th, 2011 -- Damian's Parents came to visit us here in PA.

June 1st, 2011 -- Mailed ROC to Vermont.

February 21st, 2012 -- 10 Year Green Card Received

April 14th, 2012 -- N-400 Sent to Dallas Lockbox

November 26th, 2012 – Damian Became a US Citizen!!!

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