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Hi all! Not sure if this is the right place, as I haven't been on in a while. But here it goes. In October of this year my husbands two year green card expires. We know we need to send everything in before then, but my worry is, what happens when October rolls around and his five year card hasn't arrived? I know we will have to do an interview this time as it was waived for us before, and I know we will send everything in on time, but what happens if his green card expires before the new one comes? I know things are taking a lot longer these days. Thanks for any advice! 


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7/22/2016- NOA1, case sent to CSC

7/28/2016- NOA1 by mail

09/06/2016-I-129F Approved

09/12/2016-NOA2 by mail

10/24/2016- Medical Interview

12/12/2016- Visa Interview and approval

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3/1/2017-NOA's via text

3/4/2017-NOA's hard copy-missing all dates!!!!  

3/17/2017- NOA's came with correct info and dates 

3/30-2017-Biometrics in Orlando FL 

4/27/2017-EAD Approved 

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10/14/2017- Received green card w/ no interview 

 

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His GC will definitely expire before he gets the new one, which are taking a year or more. He will receive a piece of paper (I-751) that he will carry along with his expired GC. The I-751 will be good for a period of time - my wife's is good for 18 months beyond her GC expiration. We just returned from a USCIS visit and they said we can travel overseas with the expired GC and the I-751. Contrary to what you may hear on this website, USCIS will not put a stamp in the foreigner's passport UNLESS the I-751 expires before you get the new GC. All of the paperwork is visible (in a computer) to all immigration/border officers. Overseas travel is safe with expired GC and the I-751, which you will be receiving.

 

USCIS said we should make a copy of the I-751, keep a photo of it on our phones, and maybe even mail a copy to our overseas destination (relatives home). I'm not concerned.

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After you file the I-751, Removal of Conditions, your documents will be checked for correct filing window and fees. At this point, USCIS should send you a letter extending the green card for 18 months. Current processing time are 15-18 months. The extension letter may or may not arrive quickly. I have seen some people get them in a week. For my wife, it took an e-request and phone call to finally get it in just over 2 months. 

 

Take a look at the guide and start gathering documents.

https://www.visajourney.com/content/751guide

 

 


Removing Conditions on Green Card

1/02/2019.........90 day ROC window starts

1/18/2019.........Mailed ROC docs on Friday via USPS certified mail to Phoenix, AZ.

1/25/2019.......Delivery accepted in Phoenix, AZ.

1/28/2019.........Received text from USCIS  Case #SRC19901XXXXX

1/28/2019.........$680 bank check was cashed electronically

2/27/2019.........Submitted e-request for non-delivery of receipt notice

3/12/2019.........Scheduled Infopass appointment for March 26

3/15/2019.........Called 800 number to ask about e-request. Told to continue waiting.

3/18/2019........Received email confirmation that a duplicate receipt was in its way

3/22/2019.........Received 18 month extension letter. Cancelled Infopass appointment.

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2 minutes ago, Rick & Apple said:

After you file the I-751, Removal of Conditions, your documents will be checked for correct filing window and fees. At this point, USCIS should send you a letter extending the green card for 18 months. Current processing time are 15-18 months. The extension letter may or may not arrive quickly. I have seen some people get them in a week. For my wife, it took an e-request and phone call to finally get it in just over 2 months. 

 

Take a look at the guide and start gathering documents.

https://www.visajourney.com/content/751guide

 

 

Correct. My wife received hers in about a month or less. Be patient and don't plan anything beyond the GC expiration - until you get the I-751.

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20 minutes ago, allyrose said:

Hi all! Not sure if this is the right place, as I haven't been on in a while. But here it goes. In October of this year my husbands two year green card expires. We know we need to send everything in before then, but my worry is, what happens when October rolls around and his five year card hasn't arrived? I know we will have to do an interview this time as it was waived for us before, and I know we will send everything in on time, but what happens if his green card expires before the new one comes? I know things are taking a lot longer these days. Thanks for any advice! 

He will get an 18 month extension letter. If that one expires before the 10 yr GC comes in, he can get a I-151 stamp at the local USCIS office which will serve as another 1 year extension.

Make sure not to file before the 90 days the current GC expires, or they will return your whole package to you.

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2 minutes ago, WandY said:

Correct. My wife received hers in about a month or less. Be patient and don't plan anything beyond the GC expiration - until you get the I-751.

Just FYI, the I-751 is the form you file. You're talking bout the I-797, notice of action. This should also have the 18 month extension info on it.

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1 minute ago, WandY said:

Correct. My wife received hers in about a month or less. Be patient and don't plan anything beyond the GC expiration - until you get the I-751.

The I-751 is the form for Removing Conditions on the green card. 
the extension letter is the I-797, Notice of Action, or NOA.


Removing Conditions on Green Card

1/02/2019.........90 day ROC window starts

1/18/2019.........Mailed ROC docs on Friday via USPS certified mail to Phoenix, AZ.

1/25/2019.......Delivery accepted in Phoenix, AZ.

1/28/2019.........Received text from USCIS  Case #SRC19901XXXXX

1/28/2019.........$680 bank check was cashed electronically

2/27/2019.........Submitted e-request for non-delivery of receipt notice

3/12/2019.........Scheduled Infopass appointment for March 26

3/15/2019.........Called 800 number to ask about e-request. Told to continue waiting.

3/18/2019........Received email confirmation that a duplicate receipt was in its way

3/22/2019.........Received 18 month extension letter. Cancelled Infopass appointment.

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