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Just dropped my wife’s I-751 full packet out at the post office. Didn’t see a thread yet for November so figured I’d create one so we could all commiserate together.

 

Her’s is going out to the Dallas, TX drop box.

 

How’s everyone else doing?


AOS 2017 (I-130 & I-485 along with EAD/AP)

02-16-2017: Package sent.. the wait begins

02-18-2017: Package received (based on tracking)

03-01-2017: 4 Emails received with case numbers

03-06-2017: NOA's received (4 in total), priority date: 02/21/2017

03-08-2017: RFE received for missing name on Affidavit of Support

03-16-2017: RFE responded (we were away when the RFE was mailed)

03-21-2017: Biometrics appointment

03-22-2017: All cases online were updated online... wait really begins

EAD Drama

05-19-2017: EAD still not received.. put in request to expedite due to job offer

05-24-2017: USCIS emailed to wrong email apparently, faxed in additional details as requested

06-07-2017: EAD approved

06-09-2017: EAD card "mailed"

06-12-2017: EAD actually picked up by USPS based on tracking data (from Missouri)

06-13-2017: EAD delivered via Priority Mail (to NYC)

Interview (NYC Field Office)

12-28-2017: Received request for initial interview on 01/30/2018

01-30-2018: Interview at the NYC Field Office

01-30-2018: Online status changed to "New Card Is In Production"!! (349 days from when we mailed the package out)

02-02-2018: Online status changed to "Card Was Mailed to Me"

02-05-2018: USPS Tracking shows card is actually on the way (from KY)!!

 

ROC 2017 (I-751)

11-04-2019: Package sent.. the wait begins (86 days before expiration)

11-12-2019: Text message received with a EAC (Vermont) case number showing the packet was received on 11/6.. waiting for physical NOA.

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Shipping my package tomorrow morning.  It will be delivered to Dallas TX as well.


Dec 15, 2013 - Arrived on F1 visa

May 19, 2017 Graduated!

07/27/2017 Got Married

 

AOS 2017:

 

11/14/2017 AOS Package (I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131) sent via USPS - Chicago Lockbox

                      (Priority Mail - USPS Express)

11/17/2017 Package delivered

11/22/2017 *Priority Date*

11/27/2017 Received 4 e-mails & 4 text notifications (12:23 AM EST)

11/29/2017 Received 4 NOA1 hard copies

12/09/2017 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter (for i-485 and i-765) for 12/19/2017 at 10AM

12/19/2017 Finger prints + picture taken at the USCIS Support Center.

01/08/2018 Received Interview Letter (possibly few days earlier as I was out of town)

02/02/2018 Interview date!

02/07/2018 I-485 Approved

02/07/2018 I-130 Approved

02/08/2018 Received Approval texts and messages

02/08/2018 Card Was Mailed To Me. Total of 80 days from PD.

02/27/2018 card returned undelivered to USCIS + Placed Service request to resend the card

05/03/2018 Card was Delivered to me.  Took 63 days wait period.

 

ROC I-751:

 

11/06/2019 Package sent to Dallas TX via  USPS Overnight Priority Mail (87 days prior to the expiration)

11/07/2019 Package was signed for and picked up around 11:30 AM, Dallas TX

11/13/2019 One text received at 5:21 PM EST that my case was received November 7th  (LIN)

11/14/2019 Personal check cleared

 

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We sent our packet on October 22  (green card expiration is Jan 24, 2020) - packet was returned to us (because it was 92 days before renewal ... not 90 days before renewal).   We called USCIS who also told us to also mark sections N/A when the question is not applicable (kids, interpreter, etc).  UGH.    Completed new app,  marked N/A as suggested,  sent in today.  

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Going to send in our I-751 in the next few days, to Phoenix I believe. We've got most of the evidence together, just putting the finishing touches on the application.

 

Does anyone know how soon they're currently sending out the extension letters? We've got some travel plans in February that hopefully we don't need to reschedule. I'd try to look it up but I've got a baby screaming in my ear 😫


12/28/2015 Sent in I-129F by USPS Priority Mail

01/04/2016 NOA1 (electronic notification)

02/23/2016 RFE sent by USCIS - missing letter of beneficiary's intention to marry. Received several days later

03/01/2016 Sent in Reply to RFE by USPS Express Mail

03/04/2016 USCIS Receives Reply to RFE

03/16/2016 NOA2 (electronic notification)

03/22/2016 NOA2 (hard copy received in mail)

04/21/2016 NVC forwards case to US Consulate in Casablanca

04/25/2016 Consulate receives petition according to DHL tracking

04/28/2016 Email to Consulate with questions

04/29/2016 Received reply from Consulate (within seven hours) with interview date, instructions, list of doctors (Packet 3 and 4 combined?)

05/05/2016 Medical

05/20/2016 Interview in Casablanca! (Admin Processing😥)

12/29/2016 Phone call - approved!

02/06/2017 Entry into United States (JFK)

02/14/2017 Married 💍💍

02/06/2018 AOS Interview (Under Review but approved days later)

03/05/2019 Our babies are born 👶👶👫

Soon... Sending I-751 ROC Packet

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16 hours ago, Jon&Margz said:

We sent our packet on October 22  (green card expiration is Jan 24, 2020) - packet was returned to us (because it was 92 days before renewal ... not 90 days before renewal).   We called USCIS who also told us to also mark sections N/A when the question is not applicable (kids, interpreter, etc).  UGH.    Completed new app,  marked N/A as suggested,  sent in today.  

For real?  I left "other used names" and "interpreter" blank.  We did not fill in those in my AOS application and it was not returned!  I hope  they do not ship mine back, ugh!


Dec 15, 2013 - Arrived on F1 visa

May 19, 2017 Graduated!

07/27/2017 Got Married

 

AOS 2017:

 

11/14/2017 AOS Package (I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131) sent via USPS - Chicago Lockbox

                      (Priority Mail - USPS Express)

11/17/2017 Package delivered

11/22/2017 *Priority Date*

11/27/2017 Received 4 e-mails & 4 text notifications (12:23 AM EST)

11/29/2017 Received 4 NOA1 hard copies

12/09/2017 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter (for i-485 and i-765) for 12/19/2017 at 10AM

12/19/2017 Finger prints + picture taken at the USCIS Support Center.

01/08/2018 Received Interview Letter (possibly few days earlier as I was out of town)

02/02/2018 Interview date!

02/07/2018 I-485 Approved

02/07/2018 I-130 Approved

02/08/2018 Received Approval texts and messages

02/08/2018 Card Was Mailed To Me. Total of 80 days from PD.

02/27/2018 card returned undelivered to USCIS + Placed Service request to resend the card

05/03/2018 Card was Delivered to me.  Took 63 days wait period.

 

ROC I-751:

 

11/06/2019 Package sent to Dallas TX via  USPS Overnight Priority Mail (87 days prior to the expiration)

11/07/2019 Package was signed for and picked up around 11:30 AM, Dallas TX

11/13/2019 One text received at 5:21 PM EST that my case was received November 7th  (LIN)

11/14/2019 Personal check cleared

 

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55 minutes ago, Ansbekk said:

For real?  I left "other used names" and "interpreter" blank.  We did not fill in those in my AOS application and it was not returned!  I hope  they do not ship mine back, ugh!

they wont. i did not mark any of those and it was accepted and i got my NOA

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1 hour ago, Ansbekk said:

For real?  I left "other used names" and "interpreter" blank.  We did not fill in those in my AOS application and it was not returned!  I hope  they do not ship mine back, ugh!

I suspect USCIS official who spoke to my wife was being extra cautious about marking all the blanks N/A.   I read other posts here (visajourney) where others said the same thing.  And I imagine it gets down to the person @ immigration who reviews the application (strict vs lenient).   You're probably ok.   We just didn't want the application returned again so made sure there were no blanks.. fingers crossed.

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4 hours ago, gp123 said:

they wont. i did not mark any of those and it was accepted and i got my NOA

That eased my worry a bit.  Thanks!

3 hours ago, Jon&Margz said:

I suspect USCIS official who spoke to my wife was being extra cautious about marking all the blanks N/A.   I read other posts here (visajourney) where others said the same thing.  And I imagine it gets down to the person @ immigration who reviews the application (strict vs lenient).   You're probably ok.   We just didn't want the application returned again so made sure there were no blanks.. fingers crossed.

I guess so.  Finger crossed all goes well.


Dec 15, 2013 - Arrived on F1 visa

May 19, 2017 Graduated!

07/27/2017 Got Married

 

AOS 2017:

 

11/14/2017 AOS Package (I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131) sent via USPS - Chicago Lockbox

                      (Priority Mail - USPS Express)

11/17/2017 Package delivered

11/22/2017 *Priority Date*

11/27/2017 Received 4 e-mails & 4 text notifications (12:23 AM EST)

11/29/2017 Received 4 NOA1 hard copies

12/09/2017 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter (for i-485 and i-765) for 12/19/2017 at 10AM

12/19/2017 Finger prints + picture taken at the USCIS Support Center.

01/08/2018 Received Interview Letter (possibly few days earlier as I was out of town)

02/02/2018 Interview date!

02/07/2018 I-485 Approved

02/07/2018 I-130 Approved

02/08/2018 Received Approval texts and messages

02/08/2018 Card Was Mailed To Me. Total of 80 days from PD.

02/27/2018 card returned undelivered to USCIS + Placed Service request to resend the card

05/03/2018 Card was Delivered to me.  Took 63 days wait period.

 

ROC I-751:

 

11/06/2019 Package sent to Dallas TX via  USPS Overnight Priority Mail (87 days prior to the expiration)

11/07/2019 Package was signed for and picked up around 11:30 AM, Dallas TX

11/13/2019 One text received at 5:21 PM EST that my case was received November 7th  (LIN)

11/14/2019 Personal check cleared

 

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On 11/7/2019 at 12:36 AM, juliahabib said:

Going to send in our I-751 in the next few days, to Phoenix I believe. We've got most of the evidence together, just putting the finishing touches on the application.

 

Does anyone know how soon they're currently sending out the extension letters? We've got some travel plans in February that hopefully we don't need to reschedule. I'd try to look it up but I've got a baby screaming in my ear 😫

I do not advise using extension letters for international travels (if that is what you intend to do).  I have seen a lot of people get stuck in airports because the airlines do not recognize anything other the physical I-551 form (Green card).   In fact, I was going to do it, but I was advised not to.  Since we are from the same country, I asked a Moroccan immigration officer at port of entry about this and she stated that if it is not an actual Green Card, they are not allowed the travel unless proven otherwise with extra documentation.  It is easy to fake the extension letter, but hard to do for the card itself!


Dec 15, 2013 - Arrived on F1 visa

May 19, 2017 Graduated!

07/27/2017 Got Married

 

AOS 2017:

 

11/14/2017 AOS Package (I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131) sent via USPS - Chicago Lockbox

                      (Priority Mail - USPS Express)

11/17/2017 Package delivered

11/22/2017 *Priority Date*

11/27/2017 Received 4 e-mails & 4 text notifications (12:23 AM EST)

11/29/2017 Received 4 NOA1 hard copies

12/09/2017 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter (for i-485 and i-765) for 12/19/2017 at 10AM

12/19/2017 Finger prints + picture taken at the USCIS Support Center.

01/08/2018 Received Interview Letter (possibly few days earlier as I was out of town)

02/02/2018 Interview date!

02/07/2018 I-485 Approved

02/07/2018 I-130 Approved

02/08/2018 Received Approval texts and messages

02/08/2018 Card Was Mailed To Me. Total of 80 days from PD.

02/27/2018 card returned undelivered to USCIS + Placed Service request to resend the card

05/03/2018 Card was Delivered to me.  Took 63 days wait period.

 

ROC I-751:

 

11/06/2019 Package sent to Dallas TX via  USPS Overnight Priority Mail (87 days prior to the expiration)

11/07/2019 Package was signed for and picked up around 11:30 AM, Dallas TX

11/13/2019 One text received at 5:21 PM EST that my case was received November 7th  (LIN)

11/14/2019 Personal check cleared

 

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2 hours ago, Ansbekk said:

I do not advise using extension letters for international travels (if that is what you intend to do).  I have seen a lot of people get stuck in airports because the airlines do not recognize anything other the physical I-551 form (Green card).   In fact, I was going to do it, but I was advised not to.  Since we are from the same country, I asked a Moroccan immigration officer at port of entry about this and she stated that if it is not an actual Green Card, they are not allowed the travel unless proven otherwise with extra documentation.  It is easy to fake the extension letter, but hard to do for the card itself!

I don’t think believe this is true of the general advice given on VJ but I’ll look up there experiences and share links.

 

My wife and I also intend to travel internationally with the extension letter. Not going abroad for somewhere between 12-18 months due to processing times doesn’t seem quite right.


AOS 2017 (I-130 & I-485 along with EAD/AP)

02-16-2017: Package sent.. the wait begins

02-18-2017: Package received (based on tracking)

03-01-2017: 4 Emails received with case numbers

03-06-2017: NOA's received (4 in total), priority date: 02/21/2017

03-08-2017: RFE received for missing name on Affidavit of Support

03-16-2017: RFE responded (we were away when the RFE was mailed)

03-21-2017: Biometrics appointment

03-22-2017: All cases online were updated online... wait really begins

EAD Drama

05-19-2017: EAD still not received.. put in request to expedite due to job offer

05-24-2017: USCIS emailed to wrong email apparently, faxed in additional details as requested

06-07-2017: EAD approved

06-09-2017: EAD card "mailed"

06-12-2017: EAD actually picked up by USPS based on tracking data (from Missouri)

06-13-2017: EAD delivered via Priority Mail (to NYC)

Interview (NYC Field Office)

12-28-2017: Received request for initial interview on 01/30/2018

01-30-2018: Interview at the NYC Field Office

01-30-2018: Online status changed to "New Card Is In Production"!! (349 days from when we mailed the package out)

02-02-2018: Online status changed to "Card Was Mailed to Me"

02-05-2018: USPS Tracking shows card is actually on the way (from KY)!!

 

ROC 2017 (I-751)

11-04-2019: Package sent.. the wait begins (86 days before expiration)

11-12-2019: Text message received with a EAC (Vermont) case number showing the packet was received on 11/6.. waiting for physical NOA.

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Here is the topic: 

 

 

There are many success stories there and instructions on what to travel with. 


AOS 2017 (I-130 & I-485 along with EAD/AP)

02-16-2017: Package sent.. the wait begins

02-18-2017: Package received (based on tracking)

03-01-2017: 4 Emails received with case numbers

03-06-2017: NOA's received (4 in total), priority date: 02/21/2017

03-08-2017: RFE received for missing name on Affidavit of Support

03-16-2017: RFE responded (we were away when the RFE was mailed)

03-21-2017: Biometrics appointment

03-22-2017: All cases online were updated online... wait really begins

EAD Drama

05-19-2017: EAD still not received.. put in request to expedite due to job offer

05-24-2017: USCIS emailed to wrong email apparently, faxed in additional details as requested

06-07-2017: EAD approved

06-09-2017: EAD card "mailed"

06-12-2017: EAD actually picked up by USPS based on tracking data (from Missouri)

06-13-2017: EAD delivered via Priority Mail (to NYC)

Interview (NYC Field Office)

12-28-2017: Received request for initial interview on 01/30/2018

01-30-2018: Interview at the NYC Field Office

01-30-2018: Online status changed to "New Card Is In Production"!! (349 days from when we mailed the package out)

02-02-2018: Online status changed to "Card Was Mailed to Me"

02-05-2018: USPS Tracking shows card is actually on the way (from KY)!!

 

ROC 2017 (I-751)

11-04-2019: Package sent.. the wait begins (86 days before expiration)

11-12-2019: Text message received with a EAC (Vermont) case number showing the packet was received on 11/6.. waiting for physical NOA.

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