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Still no Greencard after almost a year of arrival in the US

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In short: I married my wife in 2016. We filed in july 2018. My teenage daughter from another relationship (I have sole custody of her) and I were approved in september 2019. We arrived in the usa in january 2020, 10 months later she still doesn't have her Greencard! I received mine in july, like 6 months after entry.

Contacted the uscis multiple times and somehow they can't send my daughters greencard out. Everytime I call them they give another reason why they can't. So I filed an i90 3 months ago, yet nothing is happening. The last time I called them (2 months ago) they said the reason they couldn't send it out was because they need new biometrics of my daughter, and that I had to wait till they contacted me for an appointment, still haven't heard from. We got all that stuff (biometrics) done in Amsterdam in september 2019 right after our interview was approved.

My daughters i551 stamp is going to expire soon. This is so frustrating. Anything else who went thru the same? What else can I do to speed up the process? It feels like they will never send it out, and don't understand why. I paid for our Greencards in oct 2019. At least she got her social security number.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Rapha85 said:

Anything else who went thru the same? What else can I do to speed up the process? It feels like they will never send it out, and don't understand why.

 

Check out the thread below for updates and advice from other members in a similar situation.  For some, contacting their congressperson or ombudsman helped.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Rapha85 said:

In short: I married my wife in 2016. We filed in july 2018. My teenage daughter from another relationship (I have sole custody of her) and I were approved in september 2019. We arrived in the usa in january 2020, 10 months later she still doesn't have her Greencard! I received mine in july, like 6 months after entry.

Contacted the uscis multiple times and somehow they can't send my daughters greencard out. Everytime I call them they give another reason why they can't. So I filed an i90 3 months ago, yet nothing is happening. The last time I called them (2 months ago) they said the reason they couldn't send it out was because they need new biometrics of my daughter, and that I had to wait till they contacted me for an appointment, still haven't heard from. We got all that stuff (biometrics) done in Amsterdam in september 2019 right after our interview was approved.

My daughters i551 stamp is going to expire soon. This is so frustrating. Anything else who went thru the same? What else can I do to speed up the process? It feels like they will never send it out, and don't understand why. I paid for our Greencards in oct 2019. At least she got her social security number.

 

 

Ay-yi-yi, USCIS can be so annoying. I'm not sure why it takes so long to send out the green card, which is their responsibility. In any case, I was going to suggest emailing the ombudsman but I see you've already done that. The ombudsman does take a while though...whenever they get back to you and if nothing has happened, I suggest reaching out to your senator. They should have a section in their website called "Help With a Federal Agency". The form will be similar to that of the ombudsman.

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1 minute ago, mushroomspore said:

Ay-yi-yi, USCIS can be so annoying. I'm not sure why it takes so long to send out the green card, which is their responsibility. In any case, I was going to suggest emailing the ombudsman but I see you've already done that. The ombudsman does take a while though...whenever they get back to you and if nothing has happened, I suggest reaching out to your senator. They should have a section in their website called "Help With a Federal Agency". The form will be similar to that of the ombudsman.

I know right, I don't know if it's because of the pandemic but everything seems to go wrong and it's taking 10 times longer than usual.

Thanks for the great tips, I'll take a look at that website. You rock

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2 hours ago, Rapha85 said:

We got all that stuff (biometrics) done in Amsterdam in september 2019 right after our interview was approved.

Looks like they might want biometrics done at ASC inside the US to process I-90. USCIS usually doesn't reuse biometrics done outside the US.

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17 hours ago, Rapha85 said:

I know right, I don't know if it's because of the pandemic but everything seems to go wrong and it's taking 10 times longer than usual.

Thanks for the great tips, I'll take a look at that website. You rock

Yes, I agree with contacting the ombudsmen, mine took almost three months so you are definitely right to be concerned. Hope you get it sorted. I did, however, have to make a fuss on the SSN with the agency but as you said, she got that already. 


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OP, as suggested in a previous post, contacting your rep in congress might help.  A friend of mine had that same issue, and when her passport (with the second 551 stamp) expired and she needed to travel out of the country, she was almost not let back in (USCIS refused to give her stamp into her new, valid passport).  She contacted her congressman and described the situation - and, miraculously, shortly thereafter, she was sent her conditional green card. 

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On 10/8/2020 at 10:54 AM, Rapha85 said:

Contacted the uscis multiple times and somehow they can't send my daughters greencard out. Everytime I call them they give another reason why they can't.

Other than calling, did you submit an e-request on the website: https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/displayONPTForm.do

Select "OS155A - Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration" for Form

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