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  1. Not sure they hate it at all... we adjusted from a B2 visa and had no issues. I met maybe 10 couples who did a B2/ESTA adjustment at her ESL class end of year party many many years ago. Literally no one got scrutinized about this at the interview. My wife does however know someone who blatantly used an F2 visa in place of a K1 and they got massively grilled for it with an immediate stokes interview... and they still got the green card. Not sure what the bar is (if there even is one) for a denial nowadays. I think the B2/ESTA AOS "hate" comes from a very small group of angry older guys who are very loud about it and never miss an opportunity to grandstand. Our lawyer (who had 15 years experience when we used her) literally never heard of an AOS denied for "intent". Yet you open VJ and you'd think it's equivalent to some serious crime.
  2. I kind of miss the old InfoPass system, where you could get an appointment within 1-2 weeks if you checked the online scheduler often enough. This new "system" is a total disaster. IMO stamps should be available via walk-in, no questions asked. The amount of hoops you have to jump through for a lousy 6 month stamp is ridiculous.
  3. Same here. I've been reading that same message for over a year now 😡
  4. I have no idea. I wonder if I had travel plans if they would be more understanding and offer the stamp appointment. Still it's crazy that they make it so hard to get CORRECT proof of status due to THEIR error. I'll keep updating this thread in case someone goes through this in the future. Thanks for sharing your experience BTW, very helpful
  5. I just got off the phone with USCIS, the agent was totally blocking me from getting an InfoPass and instead kept claiming "they will reach out to the office to expedite the letter". Another 30 days of waiting... if the letter doesn't arrive in 30 days I'm calling them everyday until they give me an appointment... 😡 Thank god we god we don't have any immediate travel plans
  6. Glad to hear it went well! I'm calling USCIS over my lunch break today. Are you giving up on the corrected NOA and just hoping the stamps get you through? Or did they say anything about reissuing the letter.
  7. No, I only sent them a letter which they updated in their internal systems (my status changed to "Name Was Updated") but they never actually re-issued the correct letter. And it's been 3 weeks since the status change, so my guess is that letter will probably not come unless I continue to bother them. I'm calling USCIS today to get an InfoPass/stamp appointment.
  8. Did you get the InfoPass pretty easily (i.e. just call USCIS and getting a call back from USCIS to schedule it)? Or did they give you some hassle. I also read one poster who didn't get the stamp at the InfoPass appointment, but the officer was able to request a corrected letter which arrived quickly. Please let us know how it goes. Good luck 😀
  9. Well 3 weeks after the "Name Was Changed" Update I still didn't receive a corrected letter. 🤢 Looks like I'll be calling them this week. I'll also send another letter just in case.
  10. Ugh sorry to hear about this. And I'm sorry about you loss. Walk in InfoPass is one option you should try ASAP. You can also return by April 4 and that won't cause any issues. Worst case scenario you can come back flying to Mexico or Canada (assuming your home country passport doesn't require a visa) and cross into the US by land. CBP should let you in. I-551 stamps should be a walk-in service IMO. It's ridiculous that USCIS leaves applicants without proof of status because of their slow pace.
  11. I haven't heard of any paper-based NVC submissions for GUZ cases a long time. When I took care of my stepdaughter's stuff in 2017/2018 it was all electronic at NVC. You may also want to call NVC to verify - when I called them several years back they were always very helpful and hold times were usually less than one hour.
  12. I would do the InfoPass if it isn't a big deal (ie you need to drive 6 hours to get to the office). There's no guarantee they'll reply to the letter. Worst case scenario you'll have two forms of proof of status. One person reported the InfoPass officer stamping the passport and asking for an updated NOA to be sent out. So if your letter doesn't do anything you can also request a new NOA at the InfoPass appointment. In my experience, with USCIS, you need to have to bombard them. Call, fill out online requests, write letters, use the chatbot etc. Keep pushing until you get what you need, even if it means sending an extraneous letter or making an extra call.
  13. Thanks! I guess at least you have a stamp backup in the event you lose the letter or something else happens. I'll update this thread once the new letter comes in.
  14. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE ADVICE! I sent the letter to NBC (Missouri Service Center) last week and checked my stepdaughter's status today! I can't believe how quick USCIS actually responded to snail mail, less than a week from when they received it: I didn't get a call or text to set up an InfoPass, but I'm praying this means a new extension letter will be sent out. I'll wait 2-3 weeks and if I don't get the letter I'll call. Thanks again for your suggestion of writing in directly to the service center!!!!
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