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Hi everyone, hope you all are well.

 I lurked here a lot in late 2016 , early 2017 while waiting for my greencard to be approved.

 I am an Australian and my wife is from the USA, we had living in Australia for some years before deciding to move to be closer to her family ect. 

 I arrived in the US on May 1st 2017.  In 2019 we applied to have my conditions lifted and I had a biometrics appointment scheduled in Portland almost four hours drive away. Shortly before my biometrics appointment, my wife just came home and stated that she could not go on and and that I had to leave. We had our tensions related to me having trouble finding work and I was in a bout of depression an anxiety at the time. She gave me a short period to be gone. I was in shock and utter despair and not thinking clearly. I agreed to fly back to Australia and abandon our relationship home and the kittens we were raising, all of which was utterly heartbreaking for me. I did not attend the biometrics appointment on 5/20/2019

 Some time has passed, and things are not great in Australia, Once I was over my initial shock I realized that I should have stayed in the USA and tried to make it on my own there. I have had extreme anxiety and depression since then and have literally scared and overwhelmed and at a loss as to what to do regrading my green card status. I have only just received some paperwork in the mail from my wife related to the visa and have been able to login to ucsis and verify my identity. But I am not sure what I can do to keep my greencard or if it considered abandoned.

 I would like to reschedual my biometrics appointment and return to the US. Money has been tight and I have only just gotten acess to a phone account I can call them from.

any help or advice would be very much appreciated . Thank you all in advance.

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What day did/does your green card expire?

 

Did you get an extension letter after you filed the AOS?


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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Posted (edited)

Hi Guys, thank you for responding so fast! I really appreciate it, this is a great community!

 Card expired 05/01/19

and yes I had received a letter of extension  for 18 months dated 4/25/19

20 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

What day did/does your green card expire?

 

Did you get an extension letter after you filed the AOS?

 

Edited by Lonely star

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8 minutes ago, Lonely star said:

Hi Guys, thank you for responding so fast! I really appreciate it, this is a great community!

 Card expired 05/01/19

and yes I had received a letter of extension  for 18 months dated 4/25/19

 

Ok you can travel back on the extension letter.   Reschedule the appointment.  Figure out what you are doing with the marriage and do a divorce waiver if necessary.


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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13 minutes ago, Lonely star said:

Card expired 05/01/19

and yes I had received a letter of extension  for 18 months dated 4/25/19

If both the expired card and extension letter are in your possession then you can travel to the US.

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Be sure to report the depression and other mental heath problems during interviews, and what treatment you've gotten in US and Australia to fix them. Your wife will surely report this on her end to officials or her attorney. You don't want to be caught telling lies or omitting facts.

 

If you haven't done anything about your mental health, get treated now.

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16 hours ago, Lonely star said:

What about my missed biometrics will that be an issue, or should I be able to reschedual once in the US again?

Worst case scenario is that after entering the US you might need to submit a new I-751:

 

Also: when going through CBP they might ask you to sign Form I-407. Don't sign it! You have the right to refuse to sign it. If you don't sign it, only an Immigration Judge can revoke your status.

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So, I will be allowed to re-enter, what about time frames? It might be a little while till I can do it...?

 

 Also, if cbp are asking me to sign a i-407 wouldn’t that be because they were not letting me re enter?

 

 Also, Should I contact UCSIS now and explain what is going on? If so, what details are pertinent to convey?

3 hours ago, HRQX said:

Worst case scenario is that after entering the US you might need to submit a new I-751:

 

Also: when going through CBP they might ask you to sign Form I-407. Don't sign it! You have the right to refuse to sign it. If you don't sign it, only an Immigration Judge can revoke your status.

 Thank you all for your help, this (my situation and status) rather confusing, and a little scary, I must admit.

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DO NOT SIGN AN I-407

 

But again you are not out of status so that should not happen.  See when you can schedule the biometrics.   I would get back to the US sooner rather than later. 


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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1 minute ago, Paul & Mary said:

DO NOT SIGN AN I-407

^This. They cannot compel an LPR to sign this.

Edited by geowrian

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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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Lonely star said:

Should I call or write to USCIS and describe my situation?

My advice would be to NOT do this.  Do not put yourself under their radar by inadvertently opening up a can of worms you may find difficult to put a lid back on later.

 

Besides which, you are able to travel back with the extension letter, as mentioned before.  

Edited by Going through

Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Lonely star said:

Should I call or write to USCIS and describe my situation?

No - you are NOT doing anything wrong.


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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