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Hello,

 

My two year conditional Green Card expired on 3/29/2019.

 

I filed form I-751 in January 2019, and soon after received the 18 months extension.

That extension is scheduled to expire on Tuesday September 29th 2020.

As of 2/11/2020, the I-751 itself has been transferred to the NATIONAL BENEFITS CENTER, P.O. BOX 648005, Lee's Summit, MO  64064.

 

I live in Los Angeles, CA.

 

On December 30th 2020, I filed my N-400 application online.

I had my biometrics apt in January 2020.

 

As of now, through my.uscis.gov, I can see that:

- My N-400 has the following "Estimated case completion time: October 2020 (3 months)"

- My I-751 - which I printed and FedExed to a USCIS Lockbox - just shows that "We received your Case"

 

What can I expect come Wednesday September 30th 2020?

 

I currently have a full time job.

Would I be able to keep working?

Need I ask USCIS for an additional extension?

 

Any information wold be greatly appreciated.

 

Best,

 

Ed.

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10 hours ago, doudou8310 said:

Hello,

 

My two year conditional Green Card expired on 3/29/2019.

 

I filed form I-751 in January 2019, and soon after received the 18 months extension.

That extension is scheduled to expire on Tuesday September 29th 2020.

As of 2/11/2020, the I-751 itself has been transferred to the NATIONAL BENEFITS CENTER, P.O. BOX 648005, Lee's Summit, MO  64064.

 

I live in Los Angeles, CA.

 

On December 30th 2020, I filed my N-400 application online.

I had my biometrics apt in January 2020.

 

As of now, through my.uscis.gov, I can see that:

- My N-400 has the following "Estimated case completion time: October 2020 (3 months)"

- My I-751 - which I printed and FedExed to a USCIS Lockbox - just shows that "We received your Case"

 

What can I expect come Wednesday September 30th 2020?

 

I currently have a full time job.

Would I be able to keep working?

Need I ask USCIS for an additional extension?

 

Any information wold be greatly appreciated.

 

Best,

 

Ed.

 

Your status doesn't change, just because your conditional green card expires. Yes, you can continue to work just as normal.

 

If you need to leave the country, or want proof of your status, you can request to get an I-551 stamp in your passport at your local USCIS field office.

 

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10 hours ago, doudou8310 said:

Need I ask USCIS for an additional extension?

The traditional solution for this is the I-551 stamp. Field offices are working again, so you may want to try and see if you can get one. Even if you're not leaving the US, it's good to have the I-551 stamp as proof of status if your card is expired.


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19-Apr-2019: Biometrics letter arrives via mail

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18-Oct-2019: Interview cancelled & notice ordered*

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1 hour ago, millefleur said:

The traditional solution for this is the I-551 stamp. Field offices are working again, so you may want to try and see if you can get one. Even if you're not leaving the US, it's good to have the I-551 stamp as proof of status if your card is expired.

 

These days they won't give you an I-551 stamp until you are 1 month away from the expiry of your extension letter, so you'd have to wait until the end of August.

 

Hopefully your 10 year green card will arrive by then, so you won't need to worry about it, that's what happened with me.

 

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Good day all, my case is different. I got divorced with my US citizen wife January 2016 owing to her abusiveness on me, and thereafter via my attorney I filed for Removal of condition on my expired 2 year green card. I have been stuck 5 years now waiting in vain for my 10 years green card. I filed March 2016 for change of condition of Residence and till date never gotten my 10 years. Can I file for my Citizenship without me getting 10 years green card? Each time I ask USCIS they tell me they are still doing background checks. They have told me this same thing 5 years now. Am thinking of going ahead to file for my Citizenship which I think would likely make them open up my case. I think 5 years is way long over due. Any input on this guys? Tnx.

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6 hours ago, Patrick Lee said:

Good day all, my case is different. I got divorced with my US citizen wife January 2016 owing to her abusiveness on me, and thereafter via my attorney I filed for Removal of condition on my expired 2 year green card. I have been stuck 5 years now waiting in vain for my 10 years green card. I filed March 2016 for change of condition of Residence and till date never gotten my 10 years. Can I file for my Citizenship without me getting 10 years green card? Each time I ask USCIS they tell me they are still doing background checks. They have told me this same thing 5 years now. Am thinking of going ahead to file for my Citizenship which I think would likely make them open up my case. I think 5 years is way long over due. Any input on this guys? Tnx.

 

Yes, filing the N-400 would force them to look at the I-751 file, and is likely the only thing you can do at this stage to get things moving I think.

 

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On 7/27/2020 at 5:15 PM, Patrick Lee said:

Good day all, my case is different. I got divorced with my US citizen wife January 2016 owing to her abusiveness on me, and thereafter via my attorney I filed for Removal of condition on my expired 2 year green card. I have been stuck 5 years now waiting in vain for my 10 years green card. I filed March 2016 for change of condition of Residence and till date never gotten my 10 years. Can I file for my Citizenship without me getting 10 years green card? Each time I ask USCIS they tell me they are still doing background checks. They have told me this same thing 5 years now. Am thinking of going ahead to file for my Citizenship which I think would likely make them open up my case. I think 5 years is way long over due. Any input on this guys? Tnx.

Filing the N400 will have them move your file to the NBC to start working on it. They can do everything including the interview for the N400 without approving the I-751. They will not approve the N400 without approving the I-751 first.

If your file is stuck because it was misplaced or just on the bottom of a pile, the N400 will most likely jar it loose. If the I-751 is actually still waiting on final background checks, your I-751 will not be approved prior to those being done regardless of where you are in the N400.

The background checks are not done by the USCIS, they just wait for the reports from different government agencies.

 

Personally I would just file the N400 and see what happens

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On 7/26/2020 at 1:01 AM, doudou8310 said:

Hello,

 

My two year conditional Green Card expired on 3/29/2019.

 

I filed form I-751 in January 2019, and soon after received the 18 months extension.

That extension is scheduled to expire on Tuesday September 29th 2020.

As of 2/11/2020, the I-751 itself has been transferred to the NATIONAL BENEFITS CENTER, P.O. BOX 648005, Lee's Summit, MO  64064.

 

I live in Los Angeles, CA.

 

On December 30th 2020, I filed my N-400 application online.

I had my biometrics apt in January 2020.

 

As of now, through my.uscis.gov, I can see that:

- My N-400 has the following "Estimated case completion time: October 2020 (3 months)"

- My I-751 - which I printed and FedExed to a USCIS Lockbox - just shows that "We received your Case"

 

What can I expect come Wednesday September 30th 2020?

 

I currently have a full time job.

Would I be able to keep working?

Need I ask USCIS for an additional extension?

 

Any information wold be greatly appreciated.

 

Best,

 

Ed.

As stated above, you are still allowed to work. Be advised that most times your employer is not even allowed to ask you for your current status or run your details again through the system.

 

You do not need a new extension (Stamp) unless you plan on leaving the country. In the rare occasion where you would get detained by an officer your information would come back as "legal stay"

 

Myuscis and the egov site do not always display the same information. I suggest you sign up for both. Even if they do match, they still may show incorrect info. My egov page shows a pending reopened AP from years ago, an I-751 with received RFE, and an Oath ceremony complete. To give you some idea of how bad the systems really are.

 

When they sent you an interview date, plan on receiving a combo interview regardless of what the invite says. A lot of field offices do combo's but some do not.

 

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On 7/30/2020 at 9:35 AM, Fr8dog said:

Filing the N400 will have them move your file to the NBC to start working on it. They can do everything including the interview for the N400 without approving the I-751. They will not approve the N400 without approving the I-751 first.

If your file is stuck because it was misplaced or just on the bottom of a pile, the N400 will most likely jar it loose. If the I-751 is actually still waiting on final background checks, your I-751 will not be approved prior to those being done regardless of where you are in the N400.

The background checks are not done by the USCIS, they just wait for the reports from different government agencies.

 

Personally I would just file the N400 and see what happens

Thanks brotherly. It is really frustrating. My Attorney when I told him  I needed to file for my citizenship on the 4th year, didnt buy the idea but now seeing reasons with me on the 5th year as I cant continue to wait forever. All I needed is what opens up my case again.

I will go ahead and file. I never knew a different agency is in-charge of background checks. What are they background checking for 5 years now?

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