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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Denmark
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Hi all

 

My 2 years permanent resident green card is up for renewal in July 2020.

 

Will I be notified when I have to start the renewal process or...?

 

In the case if have to fill out some new forms, which would it be and when should I send them in?

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Scotland
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USCIS should send out a reminder .... but it's a bit hit  or miss so don't count on it.  Make a reminder note somewhere, set reminders in your phone, on your Google calendar or whatever you use - don't forget.

You need to submit your application to remove conditions (Form I-751) within 90 days before the expiration date on your 2 year GC.  So it would be sometime between April and the date of expiration in July. I recommend sending it in sooner rather than later within that window because we have learned when gathering evidence that sometimes it takes us a little more time to get the stuff we need to submit as supporting documents.  

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Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail    
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox    8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received    8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail    3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)    3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC    3/31/2015 - NVC Received    4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned       4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy    4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received    4/11/2015 - Medical     4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received    4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent    4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received    5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED     5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier    6/1/2015 - POE    6/14/2015 - Wedding 💍💍
 
N400
06/30/2019 - Filed online
06/30/2019 - NOA1
07/16/2019 - Biometrics completed (early walk in - successful) 
Years of waiting for stuff is starting to get old! 
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16 minutes ago, Morten Loegstrup said:

Hi all

 

My 2 years permanent resident green card is up for renewal in July 2020.

 

Will I be notified when I have to start the renewal process or...?

 

In the case if have to fill out some new forms, which would it be and when should I send them in?

 

 

There are guides at the top of each pages   I suggest you look at the instructions for Removal of Conditions.  https://www.visajourney.com/content/guides/

Edited by Paul & Mary

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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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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7 minutes ago, wbeem said:

USCIS should send out a reminder .... but it's a bit hit  or miss so don't count on it.  Make a reminder note somewhere, set reminders in your phone, on your Google calendar or whatever you use - don't forget.

Yep, we didn't get a reminder or anything.  It's 100% your responsibility to file for ROC on time, so stay on top of it.


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App (LIN)

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Removing Conditions

Nov 2, 2018: Sent I-751 to Arizona Lockbox 

March 3, 2020: Approved by CSC

 

N-400

Feb 2, 2020: File N-400 online

Feb 25, 2020: Biometrics

 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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Most important financial intermingling.  If you have not already done it, open joint bank account, have joint lease, file joint tax return, lease or buy house together, car , insurance,  credit card, joint utility bills  etc

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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48 minutes ago, Morten Loegstrup said:

Hi all

 

My 2 years permanent resident green card is up for renewal in July 2020.

 

Will I be notified when I have to start the renewal process or...?

 

In the case if have to fill out some new forms, which would it be and when should I send them in?

 

 

My wife just got her 2 yr GC, and at the interview, she was told DO NOT mail it in even a day early of the 90 days, as they will just take your money, say thanks and that you need to refile.  LOL.. She suggested, to be on the safe side to file 85 days less than the 2 year mark from your initial AOS interview date.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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45 minutes ago, Highmystic said:

My wife just got her 2 yr GC, and at the interview, she was told DO NOT mail it in even a day early of the 90 days, as they will just take your money, say thanks and that you need to refile.  LOL.. She suggested, to be on the safe side to file 85 days less than the 2 year mark from your initial AOS interview date.

They are “supposed” to reject it if it’s filed too early, so no fee deposited. That has been the actual experience of others, although I’m assuming mistakes have been made.

 

Also, it’s 90 days prior to the 2 year anniversary of obtaining LPR status. That could be the date of the interview, but it also could be after the interview (days/weeks/months) if the I-485 was not approved right away.


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

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: 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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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On 7/5/2019 at 6:04 PM, geowrian said:

They are “supposed” to reject it if it’s filed too early, so no fee deposited. That has been the actual experience of others, although I’m assuming mistakes have been made.

 

Also, it’s 90 days prior to the 2 year anniversary of obtaining LPR status. That could be the date of the interview, but it also could be after the interview (days/weeks/months) if the I-485 was not approved right away.

Her USCIS was updated the next day, as "card being made".  The interviewer said based on interview date, but yes, the approval may be a day later.  Card came fast as well as her new SS card in 4 days.  wow. 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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We have the same approval month. As of now, I already started gathering documents for ROC.  

 

https://www.uscis.gov/forms/uscis-early-filing-calculator Use the link the determine the exact date when to file for ROC.

 

 


Concurrent Filing (AOS from VWP) 

Spoiler

05/27/2017: I-130, I-485, I-765 & I-131 Package sent to Chicago Lockbox via USPS

05/31/2017: Priority Date for I-130 & I-485; Received Date for all 4 cases

06/30/2017: Biometrics completed

07/13/2017: Ready to be scheduled for an interview

09/19/2017: Submitted online case inquiry for EAD

09/20/2017: Approval Date for EAD & AP (117 days from filing date)

09/25/2017: Received hard copy I-797 Notices of Action (EAD & AP)

09/27/2017: Received Combo Card (EAD & AP)

12/27/2017: Submitted online case inquiry/SR for I-485/I-130 

05/17/2018: Received email response re: SR  

05/29/2018: Notice Date for AOS Interview 

07/06/2018: AOS Interview & Approval Date (406 days from filing date) 

07/13/2018: Conditional Green Card in hand

 

Removal of Conditions

Spoiler

03/18/2020: USCIS sent Reminder to File Form I-751 notice (sent to old address)

03/31/2020: USPS processed Return to Sender mail to NBC (Reminder to File Form I-751 notice)

04/02/2020: NBC received  Return to Sender mail (Reminder to File Form I-751 notice)

04/06/2020: Received Reminder to File Form I-751 notice in the mail to our current address

04/07/2020: ROC window opens

04/11/2020: I-751 Package sent to Phoenix Lockbox via USPS

04/13/2020: Package delivered to Phoenix Lockbox; Received Date for I-751

04/15/2020: Credit Card charged

04/16/2020: Case was received, assigned to CSC with WAC209009xxxx; Notice Date for I-751

04/17/2020: SMS notification that case was received

04/20/2020: Received hard copy I-797 NOA (extending Conditional Resident Status for 18 months)

 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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7 hours ago, Morten Loegstrup said:

So the only form that has to be submitted is Form I-751 roughly 90 days before GC expires?

As others have said, read the VJ ROC Guide, https://www.visajourney.com/content/751guide/ , and some of the pinned pertinent threads at the top of the first forum page.

 

Good luck on your immigration journey. 


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Denmark
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On 7/13/2019 at 12:04 PM, Morten Loegstrup said:

So the only form that has to be submitted is Form I-751 roughly 90 days before GC expires?

A lot more then the form.

 

You have to prove a co mingling of life with your spouse from the time you are married to the time your sent in ROC. You have plenty of time but it's good to start preparing already now.

 

Joint financial stuff is always a very strong evidence 

Joint healthcare, insurance, lease/mortgage/ beneficiaries on insurance/retirement.

Joint tax returns and so on all those stuff you can start on and then add to doing the years.

 


 

 

 

 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Chile
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On 1/30/2020 at 6:44 PM, Morten Loegstrup said:

I assume it is required to schedule a Biometric or do you just leave a check for the amount and then they schedule for you?

You send the biometrics and form fee with the package. They will notify you later (probably months later) when to show up for biometrics, same as in AOS


J-1 212 Residency Requirement Waiver                                                                    Removal of Conditions

08/22/2016 Advisory opinion request                                                                      07/01/2019 Package sent (I-751)

09/30/2016 Finding letter sent *subject*                                                                 07/03/2019 Package received at Pheonix, AZ Lockbox

09/30/2016 Documents received by DOS                                                                07/10/2019 Text notification of Case received, WAC#

12/13/2016 NOS Letter received                                                                               07/12/2019 Received NOA, 18 month extension letter.

01/25/2017 Favorable Recommendation Sent                                                        01/27/2020 Biometrics taken, Pomona CA

02/02/2017 Case received by USCIS

02/2017 Married!

05/17/2017 Approval notice received

 

Adjustment Of Status from J-1

05/08/2017 Package sent (I-130, I-485 and I-765)

05/11/2017 Package received at Chicago Lockbox

05/18/2017 NOA received with case numbers via mail

06/06/2017 Had biometrics appointment in Pomona, CA

08/07/2017 Sent an online service request on I-765

08/17/2017 Letter in the mail saying case still under review

08/23/2017 Scheduled for an interview

08/26/2017 Sent second SR on I-765

08/26/2017 EAD New Card is Being Produced

08/29/2017 EAD card was mailed to me

08/31/2017 EAD card received in the mail

09/25/2017  Interview at San Bernardino office/GC approved

09/25/2017 GC is being produced

09/28/2017 GC was mailed to me

09/30/2017 GC received in the mail

 

 

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