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How early can we get a I-551 stamp in passport

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hi all,

 

We filed for N's ROC in May 2018, and her citizenship in May 2019. There is no movement on the ROC files after fingerprinting. N is planning a three month trip to our home country in Dec-Feb 2020. Her planned trip is something she wanted to do for a long time, and she would not like to drop it. Our current I-797 extension expires around mid Feb 2020. How early can we get a I-551 stamp from the local USCIS office? Do we need to build a big case justifying getting the stamp?

 

Thank you for your inputs!

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I think you can try, but sometimes USCIS is hesitant if expiration is not within a month.......having a printed itinerary would strengthen your case, imo.   The only other option is to return prior to expiration of the extension letter.....good luck. 


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Generally, when you have 30 days left before expire.  You need to call to get an infopass appointment and someone will then call back to you to set an appointment.  Tier 2 officer will only call you , if he or she sees that you needed infopass. In the past, you could take an appointment online and go with paper work to convince personally well ahead of expire date , but that option is now gone.  You can try to call Nov 2019 and explain your situation.

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