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I arrived to the states last week and the immigration officer said I don't need to do anything, my Green Card will come through the post? He said something like I have a year for my visa to expire and then two years for my cr1, he said I have 3 years. This is totally contrary to what I knew, can someone guide me?

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you are already a green card holder when you passed the port of entry. your green card status is activated on entry to united states. its just that you dont have the card.  it will come in a month of two.


31-Jan-2020 : I-485 Filed

17-Feb-2020: I-765/I-131 Filed

24-May-2020: I-765/I-131 approved

31-May-2020: EAD/AP Combo Card received

05-Oct-2020: Biometrics Scheduled

20-Oct-2020: Biometrics Complete

30-Nov-2020: EAD/AP Renewal Filed

04-Dec-2020: AOS Case Was Transferred And A New Office Has Jurisdiction 😂😂 - Transfer from CSC to Nebraska Service Center  

 

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Did you pay the $220 Immigrant Fee already? You can pay before or after entry on the visa.

 

If already paid, then the physical card will arrive eventually. The endorsed immigrant visa acts as a green card for 1 year.

If not paid already, they won't send the physical card until you do pay it.

 

Your LPR status will be valid for 2 years from the date of entry. You will need to file for ROC within the 90 days window prior to its expiration (unless you divorce - then you can apply sooner).


Timelines:

ROC:

Spoiler

7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: Received by USCIS, 8/10 NOA1 electronic notification received, 8/1/ NOA1 hard copy received

AOS:

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

12/1/16: sent, 12/14/16: 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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2 hours ago, James120383 said:

you are already a green card holder when you passed the port of entry. your green card status is activated on entry to united states. its just that you dont have the card.  it will come in a month of two.

Thanks, so do I still need to pay the fee for it to be processed? Or do I just sit and wait?

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3 hours ago, Mask said:

Thanks, so do I still need to pay the fee for it to be processed? Or do I just sit and wait?

 Read this https://www.uscis.gov/tools/how-do-i-guides/pay-the-uscis-immigrant-fee

 

After getting your visa, there is a $220 fee to pay online. Do you remember paying the fee after  you got your passport back? They would have handed you information about it at your London interview. They won’t mail your greencard until you pay.

Edited by Wuozopo

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On 8/5/2020 at 6:32 PM, Wuozopo said:

 Read this https://www.uscis.gov/tools/how-do-i-guides/pay-the-uscis-immigrant-fee

 

After getting your visa, there is a $220 fee to pay online. Do you remember paying the fee after  you got your passport back? They would have handed you information about it at your London interview. They won’t mail your greencard until you pay.

Yeah pretty sure we didn't pay. Thank you! Also, we called the SSN office and they took a number from my isa saying that I just need to wait for my SSN to arrive, I don't need to apply for it. Not sure how accurate that is though.. 

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2 hours ago, Mask said:

Yeah pretty sure we didn't pay. Thank you! Also, we called the SSN office and they took a number from my isa saying that I just need to wait for my SSN to arrive, I don't need to apply for it. Not sure how accurate that is though.. 

They will send out Social Security cards based on your immigration. Some people get tired of waiting for them and go to an office to apply in person. That’s a hassle usually because of long lines, but an option if they fail to send you one. 

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On 8/13/2020 at 3:34 PM, Mask said:

Yeah pretty sure we didn't pay. Thank you! Also, we called the SSN office and they took a number from my isa saying that I just need to wait for my SSN to arrive, I don't need to apply for it. Not sure how accurate that is though.. 


Could you update me on your situation?

I literally entered country last Monday on my IR1 (we applied from London), handed guy my packet and that was it.
Assumed I now just waited now for my green card to arrive..


I don't recall if we paid that exact £220 fee but don't have the A- number or DOS Case ID number which it asks me for online..?

 

Any help be much appreciated

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2 hours ago, huck said:

I don't recall if we paid that exact £220

$220 US dollars, about £167 pounds.

Can’t you look at your credit card acct online and see purchases falling after your visa was sent to you?

 

2 hours ago, huck said:

don't have the A- number or DOS Case ID number

On the visa. LNDXXXXXXXXXXXX

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2 hours ago, huck said:

 

2 hours ago, huck said:

don't have the A- number or DOS Case ID number

On the visa. LNDXXXXXXXXXXXX

AXXXXXXXXX or written in by hand by CBP stamp at entry.

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12 hours ago, Wuozopo said:

$220 US dollars, about £167 pounds.

Can’t you look at your credit card acct online and see purchases falling after your visa was sent to you?

 

@huck, I just paid it last month; the charge on your credit card would show up as:

USCIS (IV FEE)

 

Edited by Melc

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On 8/16/2020 at 12:50 PM, huck said:


Could you update me on your situation?

I literally entered country last Monday on my IR1 (we applied from London), handed guy my packet and that was it.
Assumed I now just waited now for my green card to arrive..


I don't recall if we paid that exact £220 fee but don't have the A- number or DOS Case ID number which it asks me for online..?

 

Any help be much appreciated

Yeah I've been here exactly 3 weeks today and I haven't received anything yet. I need to pay my green card fee yet (but if my visa is valid for a year then I didn't see the rush in paying it after just about getting together and spending some stress free time) but I want to get my SSN and apply for a driving license etc

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On 8/16/2020 at 4:23 PM, Wuozopo said:

 

On the visa. LNDXXXXXXXXXXXX

AXXXXXXXXX or written in by hand by CBP stamp at entry.

 

Apologies for delay- thanks for this.

We found digits but both were one number longer on email rather than the passport.

Still waiting for my Greencard to arrive..

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