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hey all!

we got a letter stating we filed late, honestly there were many things that prevented us to send the form in earlier and wished we had done so. anyways, i was asked to submit a reason on why we filed nearly a month late.

can anyone please assist and tell me if this is all correct? 

 

 

"Dear USCIS examiner:

Please accept our sincere apologies for not completing the I-751 form according to the USCIS guidelines. We failed to meet this deadline because of a family which lead me to use all of my savings and simply couldn’t afford to send the forms out on time. My father-in law passed away July 30th, 2017, but two weeks before that (wife) took an emergency flight to Pakistan with our 6-month-old daughter. Since it was an emergency flight, it cost us over double the amount of the regular flight. Additionally, I had to fly out on July 29th to see my dying father -in-law, only to hear that he has passed while I was on the plane.

However, none of this explains why we filed about one month late. This is because my wife and I spent all of our savings flying over to Pakistan, helping in the funds for burial and other miscellaneous expenses. All of this while having to take off from work without pay since I didn’t have any vacation days left. The death of my father in-law was not an easy one for us since he was like my own father to me, but (wife), my wife,  was effected very negatively so she decided to stay in Pakistan until end of September to be with her mother who now lives alone since (wife) is the only child. All of this was very expensive for a single income family. Eventually, we were finally able to get everything back in order but didn’t have the funds to make the payment to file for the I-751 and pay the preparer until mid-January

 We genuinely believed that we would have filed the I-751 form within the 3 months prior to the expiration on her green card but this family death and minimal funds set us back drastically. We understand all the rules and regulations and have taken this process extremely seriously. My Wife, (wife) and I deeply love each other and are committed to being in compliance with all USCIS rules and regulations in order to continue our life together in New York. We regret this event and therefore offer our sincerest apologies.

thank you for your understanding."

 

 

Thank you in advance!

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34 minutes ago, msaleem5286 said:

hey all!

we got a letter stating we filed late, honestly there were many things that prevented us to send the form in earlier and wished we had done so. anyways, i was asked to submit a reason on why we filed nearly a month late.

can anyone please assist and tell me if this is all correct? 

 

 

"Dear USCIS examiner:

Please accept our sincere apologies for not completing the I-751 form according to the USCIS guidelines. We failed to meet this deadline because of a family which lead me to use all of my savings and simply couldn’t afford to send the forms out on time. My father-in law passed away July 30th, 2017, but two weeks before that (wife) took an emergency flight to Pakistan with our 6-month-old daughter. Since it was an emergency flight, it cost us over double the amount of the regular flight. Additionally, I had to fly out on July 29th to see my dying father -in-law, only to hear that he has passed while I was on the plane.

However, none of this explains why we filed about one month late. This is because my wife and I spent all of our savings flying over to Pakistan, helping in the funds for burial and other miscellaneous expenses. All of this while having to take off from work without pay since I didn’t have any vacation days left. The death of my father in-law was not an easy one for us since he was like my own father to me, but (wife), my wife,  was effected very negatively so she decided to stay in Pakistan until end of September to be with her mother who now lives alone since (wife) is the only child. All of this was very expensive for a single income family. Eventually, we were finally able to get everything back in order but didn’t have the funds to make the payment to file for the I-751 and pay the preparer until mid-January

 We genuinely believed that we would have filed the I-751 form within the 3 months prior to the expiration on her green card but this family death and minimal funds set us back drastically. We understand all the rules and regulations and have taken this process extremely seriously. My Wife, (wife) and I deeply love each other and are committed to being in compliance with all USCIS rules and regulations in order to continue our life together in New York. We regret this event and therefore offer our sincerest apologies.

thank you for your understanding."

 

 

Thank you in advance!

I think this letter is fine..we did the same thing and offered a mercy letter and they were very understanding..however we did have to have an I751 interview and they asked us again why we filed late and we told them and asked that accept our deepest apologies and it was ok.


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Service Center: Vermont
90 Day Window Opened... 05/09/2017
I-751 Packet Sent.............  08/09/2017
NO1 Dated......................... 08/11/2017

Check Cashed............... 08/13/2017
NO1 Received.................... 08/14/2017
Biometrics Received.........  09/12/2017
Biometrics Appointment..  .09/19/2017  (Walked in early (09-11-2017) no problem!!)
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Just now, Devy and Lynette said:

I think this letter is fine..we did the same thing and offered a mercy letter and they were very understanding..however we did have to have an I751 interview and they asked us again why we filed late and we told them and asked that accept our deepest apologies and it was ok.

Thank you so much! I just want to make sure there's nothing on there that would get this denied 

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34 minutes ago, msaleem5286 said:

"Dear USCIS examiner:

Please accept our sincere apologies for not completing the I-751 form according to the USCIS guidelines. We failed to meet this deadline because of a family emergency which lead me to use all of my savings and simply couldn’t afford to send the forms out on time."

(You had forgotten the word, in there.)

I have no experience at all in this but your letter sounds sincere to me. I wonder of including proof would be valuable: ticket receipts, boarding passes, funeral receipt, that sort of thing.


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I’m sorry for your loss, and for the hardship you faced due to it.

 

The letter itself looks fine :)

 

I don’t know how strict USCIS is, but if it were me (and I’m neurotic) I would likely send proof of the situation with the letter, just to show it’s genuine, or at the very least, be prepared to show it at the interview.  Again, I don’t think it’s required, but it couldn’t hurt. 

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1 minute ago, SparklePony said:

(You had forgotten the word, in there.)

I have no experience at all in this but your letter sounds sincere to me. I wonder of including proof would be valuable: ticket receipts, boarding passes, funeral receipt, that sort of thing.

Thank you!!

I am including a death certificate but didn't think about tickets receipts at all. ill look for them as well. 

 

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