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Parents came to US but no green card! Please advice

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Hello everyone,

 

My parents immigration process went through fine. They had their interview in Islamabad, Pakistan amd got their passports with visas. They entered the United States at the end of February. We are still waiting for their green cards to arrive. Some people have said that there is some sort of fee that you have to pay. I called USCIS and they said you should have recieved that information when you went for the interview! and thats all they could tell me. Also found out that you need to wait 120 days from the entry to recieve the green card in the mail. I am lost!

so,

1. How do I find out where to pay the fees for their green card? We filed I-130, then I864EZ. We have payed all the fees for the process and parents are in the United States now. 

 

2. I want to take my parents on vacation to Mexico, which travel document do i need to apply if any for re entry to the United States.

 

Thanks!

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They must pay the $220 Immigrant Fee to get the green card.

https://www.uscis.gov/forms/uscis-immigrant-fee

 

The endorsed immigrant visa acts as a green card for 1 year. They can use that just like a physical green card.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Once they pay the fee the cards get produced.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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2 hours ago, geowrian said:

They must pay the $220 Immigrant Fee to get the green card.

https://www.uscis.gov/forms/uscis-immigrant-fee

 

The endorsed immigrant visa acts as a green card for 1 year. They can use that just like a physical green card.

Thank you so much for this info. We did not pay the immigrant fee. However, we cannot find the information (A-Number) and the DOS Case ID

I checked online and it shows that A-Number is the registration number printed on the VISA in the passport and the DOS Case ID is IV Case Number on the VISA. We tried this information and it says either the A-number or DOS Case ID is incorrect. Is there any other way to find out the A-Number and the DOS Case ID?

 

Thank you so much! That was Step 1 and it was a huge help!!

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5 minutes ago, faki said:

Thank you so much for this info. We did not pay the immigrant fee. However, we cannot find the information (A-Number) and the DOS Case ID

I checked online and it shows that A-Number is the registration number printed on the VISA in the passport and the DOS Case ID is IV Case Number on the VISA. We tried this information and it says either the A-number or DOS Case ID is incorrect. Is there any other way to find out the A-Number and the DOS Case ID?

 

Thank you so much! That was Step 1 and it was a huge help!!

Sometimes you need to take a leading 0 out of the A number, did you try that?

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