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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ukraine
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Hi all,

 

My mother was coming to US on IMM grant visa which when she arrives in US will grant her Green Card. Well, she had a transfer at Zurich airport and they didn't let her go to us, she has to go back to Ukraine. US baned all entry from European countries due to the COVID. Only Americans and diplomats are allowed to entry. Now I do not know what's next since her visa expires on July 2. 


I-485 Adjustment of Status

03/31/2014 I mailed applications to Chicago lockbox
04/02/2014 Package received by USCIS
04/10/2014 E-notification paperwork received
04/10/2014 Checks cashed
04/14/2014 Hard notice received in a mail
04/18/2014 Biometrics app letter received for 05/12/2014
04/24/2014 Walk-in biometrics done at Port Chester, NY office( no problems at all, very nice people)
04/29/2014 My status online changed to Request for evidence
05/03/2014 got RFE and now status is stuck on Request for evidence response review.
08/26/2014 Status changed to Testing and Interview
08/29/2014 Got an email update interview scheduled for October 1st and paper notice sent out
10/1/2014 HAd our interview at Hartford,CT office. wasnt approved on the spot. 10/3/2014 Got an update that status of I485 changed to Card Production. Then at night changed to Decision. I 130 Post decision activity
10/09/2014 Status changed to Card production We mailed you a new card. You'll receive within 30 days
10/09/2014 Got a tracking number. Estimated delivery 10/11/2014
10/11/2014 Green card in hand!
Whole process took 6 month( thanks to RFE) :)

I-751 Removal of Conditions

9/16/2016 Package sent to USCIS Vermont

9/22/2016 Check cashed

9/24/2016 Notice of Action in the mail dated 9/20/2016

10/2/2016 Received a letter for Biometrics for 10/19/2016

10/14/2016 Early walk-in for biometrics in Port Chester, NY again like last time no problems

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ukraine
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Thanks for the replies.

We contacted US customs in Newark airport and they said only Americans and diplomats are allowed to enter.


I-485 Adjustment of Status

03/31/2014 I mailed applications to Chicago lockbox
04/02/2014 Package received by USCIS
04/10/2014 E-notification paperwork received
04/10/2014 Checks cashed
04/14/2014 Hard notice received in a mail
04/18/2014 Biometrics app letter received for 05/12/2014
04/24/2014 Walk-in biometrics done at Port Chester, NY office( no problems at all, very nice people)
04/29/2014 My status online changed to Request for evidence
05/03/2014 got RFE and now status is stuck on Request for evidence response review.
08/26/2014 Status changed to Testing and Interview
08/29/2014 Got an email update interview scheduled for October 1st and paper notice sent out
10/1/2014 HAd our interview at Hartford,CT office. wasnt approved on the spot. 10/3/2014 Got an update that status of I485 changed to Card Production. Then at night changed to Decision. I 130 Post decision activity
10/09/2014 Status changed to Card production We mailed you a new card. You'll receive within 30 days
10/09/2014 Got a tracking number. Estimated delivery 10/11/2014
10/11/2014 Green card in hand!
Whole process took 6 month( thanks to RFE) :)

I-751 Removal of Conditions

9/16/2016 Package sent to USCIS Vermont

9/22/2016 Check cashed

9/24/2016 Notice of Action in the mail dated 9/20/2016

10/2/2016 Received a letter for Biometrics for 10/19/2016

10/14/2016 Early walk-in for biometrics in Port Chester, NY again like last time no problems

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Posted (edited)
2 minutes ago, Traveler101 said:

Thanks for the replies.

We contacted US customs in Newark airport and they said only Americans and diplomats are allowed to enter.

From a schengen or other banned country, yes.  From elsewhere, it’s fine. 

Edited by SusieQQQ

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ukraine
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But now she has to wait for 14 days and visa will expire and then who knows when and how it will be reissued.

 I just don't understand how they sold her tickets that's one, second how the heck they let her through in Ukraine and to board. Don't they know their job? Aren't they supposed to know that she won't be allowed in? I'm so irritated and frustrated 😫


I-485 Adjustment of Status

03/31/2014 I mailed applications to Chicago lockbox
04/02/2014 Package received by USCIS
04/10/2014 E-notification paperwork received
04/10/2014 Checks cashed
04/14/2014 Hard notice received in a mail
04/18/2014 Biometrics app letter received for 05/12/2014
04/24/2014 Walk-in biometrics done at Port Chester, NY office( no problems at all, very nice people)
04/29/2014 My status online changed to Request for evidence
05/03/2014 got RFE and now status is stuck on Request for evidence response review.
08/26/2014 Status changed to Testing and Interview
08/29/2014 Got an email update interview scheduled for October 1st and paper notice sent out
10/1/2014 HAd our interview at Hartford,CT office. wasnt approved on the spot. 10/3/2014 Got an update that status of I485 changed to Card Production. Then at night changed to Decision. I 130 Post decision activity
10/09/2014 Status changed to Card production We mailed you a new card. You'll receive within 30 days
10/09/2014 Got a tracking number. Estimated delivery 10/11/2014
10/11/2014 Green card in hand!
Whole process took 6 month( thanks to RFE) :)

I-751 Removal of Conditions

9/16/2016 Package sent to USCIS Vermont

9/22/2016 Check cashed

9/24/2016 Notice of Action in the mail dated 9/20/2016

10/2/2016 Received a letter for Biometrics for 10/19/2016

10/14/2016 Early walk-in for biometrics in Port Chester, NY again like last time no problems

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Posted (edited)
8 minutes ago, Traveler101 said:

But now she has to wait for 14 days and visa will expire and then who knows when and how it will be reissued.

 I just don't understand how they sold her tickets that's one, second how the heck they let her through in Ukraine and to board. Don't they know their job? Aren't they supposed to know that she won't be allowed in? I'm so irritated and frustrated 😫

Well, about selling her the tickets, the airlines always state it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel documents etc to travel. In the normal course of things people often get visas after they book tickets (not to the US maybe but you need it for a schengen visa for example). I really don’t think you can blame the airline for selling her the ticket. I am surprised though that she wasn’t warned in Ukraine that she would face a problem in Zurich. (I presume she was booked on a through ticket?)

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ukraine
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2 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

Well, about selling her the tickets, the airlines always state it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel documents etc to travel. In the normal course of things people often get visas after they book tickets (not to the US maybe but you need it for a schengen visa for example). I really don’t think you can blame the airline for that. I am surprised though that she wasn’t warned in Ukraine that she would face a problem in Zurich. (I presume she was booked on a through ticket?)

Yes, it's our responsibility to check for docs. But shouldn't airline at check in to warn her or tell her that she can't be allowed in? And there is no information online where it says about the ban, only I could find that you have to be quarantine for 14 days after arrival.


I-485 Adjustment of Status

03/31/2014 I mailed applications to Chicago lockbox
04/02/2014 Package received by USCIS
04/10/2014 E-notification paperwork received
04/10/2014 Checks cashed
04/14/2014 Hard notice received in a mail
04/18/2014 Biometrics app letter received for 05/12/2014
04/24/2014 Walk-in biometrics done at Port Chester, NY office( no problems at all, very nice people)
04/29/2014 My status online changed to Request for evidence
05/03/2014 got RFE and now status is stuck on Request for evidence response review.
08/26/2014 Status changed to Testing and Interview
08/29/2014 Got an email update interview scheduled for October 1st and paper notice sent out
10/1/2014 HAd our interview at Hartford,CT office. wasnt approved on the spot. 10/3/2014 Got an update that status of I485 changed to Card Production. Then at night changed to Decision. I 130 Post decision activity
10/09/2014 Status changed to Card production We mailed you a new card. You'll receive within 30 days
10/09/2014 Got a tracking number. Estimated delivery 10/11/2014
10/11/2014 Green card in hand!
Whole process took 6 month( thanks to RFE) :)

I-751 Removal of Conditions

9/16/2016 Package sent to USCIS Vermont

9/22/2016 Check cashed

9/24/2016 Notice of Action in the mail dated 9/20/2016

10/2/2016 Received a letter for Biometrics for 10/19/2016

10/14/2016 Early walk-in for biometrics in Port Chester, NY again like last time no problems

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Germany
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33 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

From a schengen or other banned country, yes.  From elsewhere, it’s fine. 

Where can I find the list of countries where you can re-enter the US? 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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21 minutes ago, Traveler101 said:

And there is no information online where it says about the ban, only I could find that you have to be quarantine for 14 days after arrival.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspension-entry-immigrants-nonimmigrants-certain-additional-persons-pose-risk-transmitting-2019-novel-coronavirus/

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23 minutes ago, Traveler101 said:

Yes, it's our responsibility to check for docs. But shouldn't airline at check in to warn her or tell her that she can't be allowed in? And there is no information online where it says about the ban, only I could find that you have to be quarantine for 14 days after arrival.

I already said I agree the airline should have warned her.


Here is the DoS summary of the banned country proclamations. 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/presidential-proclamation-coronavirus.html
You’ll note it says “physically present” so that includes transit.

 

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