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So my wife and I just returned from international travel yesterday and she showed her Combo Card to the immigration folks at the airport (since her AOS is still being processed).  They stamped her passport as "Admitted" instead of the usual "Paroled".  I'm hoping this won't pose any problem for us later on, but just wondering if anyone has any experience with this happening before? Usually when we enter, they take a bit extra time with her and have to dig around to find their special Paroled stamp. I didn't notice this until today, hoping it's not a big deal. Thanks.


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My wife and I return to Austin, together! Jan 14, 2005

Filed for AOS through San Antonio on March 30, 2005

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Had successful AOS interview in San Antonio on Nov. 28, 2005

Conditional GC arrived via mail in late Dec. 2005

Mailed the I-751 packet to remove GC conditional status to the TSC on Sept. 20, 2007

 

Take 2: Going through AOS again after relinquishing original green card for UN job on G4 visa

Submitted AOS packet in Feb 2018.

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Call CBP and explain what happened. My husband got the wrong date stamped in his passport (the wrong year - so it looked like he had been admitted before ever even having a visa to the US!). We called CBP and asked about it, the mentioned that it is all in the computer properly and to just leave the old stamp as it won't have any negative affects on anything.

 

I'm assuming you'll get a similar answer but it's always good to double check. I can't remember exactly where I dug up the phone number, but you can try searching here:

https://www.cbp.gov/contact/ports


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Posted (edited)

Hi,

Thanks everyone for the advice.  Wanted to follow-up for the record in case others face this situation.

 

I called CPB to explain the situation and they looked in their computer and saw that my wife had indeed been admitted incorrectly ("Admitted" instead of "Paroled").  They asked her to please visit the local CBP Deferred Inspection office at JFK airport (Terminal 5 Arrivals, across from baggage claim 6, walk-ins permitted).  My wife went today and they updated their official record, issued a correct I-94 (electronically) that shows "Class of Admission: DA", and put a new Paroled stamp in her passport. So, hopefully this helps someone if it happens to them.  Now that her I-94 arrival record is fixed, we can proceed to renew her combo card.  A mental note for the future is to always check the stamp they put in the passport before leaving the airport. I think the original admitting officer somehow mistook her combo card for a green card and processed it as such. Still, I'm not quite sure how that can happen since I assume the officer scans it into the computer. Thankfully we are not too far from the Deferred Inspection Office.

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Filed for K-1 through Vermont in July 2004

Moved from Boston, MA to Austin, TX October 26, 2004

Fiancee interview at Tokyo Embassy in November 2004

Married in Maui, HI on Jan 3, 2005

My wife and I return to Austin, together! Jan 14, 2005

Filed for AOS through San Antonio on March 30, 2005

Received EAD, AP and got biometrics done on May 14, 2005

Had successful AOS interview in San Antonio on Nov. 28, 2005

Conditional GC arrived via mail in late Dec. 2005

Mailed the I-751 packet to remove GC conditional status to the TSC on Sept. 20, 2007

 

Take 2: Going through AOS again after relinquishing original green card for UN job on G4 visa

Submitted AOS packet in Feb 2018.

Waitlist for family based AOS in NY is about 3 years 😞

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