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Old Nov 18th 2020, 11:57 pm
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So my 18month Extension letter I got expires around the end of the year (based on my DL date). When it does expire i wont be able to renew my drivers license but since our state has suspended the expiry for the moment that's not a major issue.

Should I wait for another extension letter for removing conditions (was waiting for an interview date but that went quiet) or should i set up an ipass to get my passport stamped?

Currently awaiting interview for I-751 and Bio-metrics for N-400.
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Old Nov 19th 2020, 4:28 am
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Do not wait. Make a call to the USCIS at the first opportunity and ask for another extension letter or where you might be able to go to get another I-551 in your passport.

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Old Nov 19th 2020, 5:21 am
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Default Re: 2yr Condition GC extension Expiry

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So my 18month Extension letter I got expires around the end of the year (based on my DL date). When it does expire i wont be able to renew my drivers license but since our state has suspended the expiry for the moment that's not a major issue.

Should I wait for another extension letter for removing conditions (was waiting for an interview date but that went quiet) or should i set up an ipass to get my passport stamped?

Currently awaiting interview for I-751 and Bio-metrics for N-400.
If you want proof of permanent residency, you need to get an InfoPass appointment to get an I-551 stamp.

You remain in permanent resident status for as long as your I-751 is pending, regardless of whether you have an I-551 or a valid green card or extension letter. Getting the I-551 stamp is just for you to have proof of it.
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Old Nov 22nd 2020, 2:07 am
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Originally Posted by Mangaboy84 View Post
So my 18month Extension letter I got expires around the end of the year (based on my DL date). When it does expire i wont be able to renew my drivers license but since our state has suspended the expiry for the moment that's not a major issue.

Should I wait for another extension letter for removing conditions (was waiting for an interview date but that went quiet) or should i set up an ipass to get my passport stamped?

Currently awaiting interview for I-751 and Bio-metrics for N-400.
Sorry if a silly question, but surely you had Bio metrics for your I-751, so why another appointment ?

What is your online message on your I-751 status ?

looks like more chance of Trump getting a recount in his favor than I-751’s getting sorted😎
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Old Nov 22nd 2020, 2:16 am
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Do not wait. Make a call to the USCIS at the first opportunity and ask for another extension letter or where you might be able to go to get another I-551 in your passport.
In the current climate how realistic is it for anything to happen ? You need to pay someone to stand in line at the DMV/MVC just to sort a drivers license at the moment. I am worried that as my extension letter expires I need to do a few trips to Europe.
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In the current climate how realistic is it for anything to happen ? You need to pay someone to stand in line at the DMV/MVC just to sort a drivers license at the moment. I am worried that as my extension letter expires I need to do a few trips to Europe.
If you need to travel, you can get an I-551 stamp in your passport.

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Old Nov 22nd 2020, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by Noorah101 View Post
If you need to travel, you can get an I-551 stamp in your passport.

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So how far prior to I751 expiring should I ask ? You can’t walk in or make appointments here on line in NJ. When I asked USCIS about getting an I-551 before they refused as I had an I751.
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Default Re: 2yr Condition GC extension Expiry

I would say to try and get the stamp a month or so before your extension letter expires. But if you can't walk in or make an InfoPass appointment, then you can't get the stamp. If the USCIS office is closed due to COVID, maybe they will automatically send you another extension letter.

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Old Nov 22nd 2020, 5:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Noorah101 View Post
I would say to try and get the stamp a month or so before your extension letter expires. But if you can't walk in or make an InfoPass appointment, then you can't get the stamp. If the USCIS office is closed due to COVID, maybe they will automatically send you another extension letter.

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They started to make it tough to get an infopass appointment in NJ in 2018, so maybe even worse due to COVID. It will be interesting to see if the OP gets an extension letter in the next few weeks.
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Default Re: 2yr Condition GC extension Expiry

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Sorry if a silly question, but surely you had Bio metrics for your I-751, so why another appointment ?
I believe they do that for all applications so they can verify my identity with a fingerprint scan and images.

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What is your online message on your I-751 status ?
"Ready for interview, we will notify you" but since im in Chicago i doubt that will happen any time soon and that current status was around April 2020.


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Do not wait. Make a call to the USCIS at the first opportunity and ask for another extension letter or where you might be able to go to get another I-551 in your passport.
Took your advice and called the contact center (pretty quick call actually, hardly had to wait) but i have to wait for an Immigration officer to call back to approve an infopass appointment. So I will update if i get an infopass appointment or another extension letter. I checked our Secretary of state dmv afterwards and found out they had extended expired Driver licenses until June 2021 so unless i need to travel, not a big issue as such at present

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I am worried that as my extension letter expires I need to do a few trips to Europe.
I think Europe is still banning American travelers due to covid so not sure you'll be able to take trips still unless your letter expires sometime in 2022 and i don't see a change in administration as likely to ease travel restrictions yet coming into Europe.
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Old Nov 23rd 2020, 11:27 pm
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I think Europe is still banning American travelers due to covid so not sure you'll be able to take trips still unless your letter expires sometime in 2022 and i don't see a change in administration as likely to ease travel restrictions yet coming into Europe.
Not if he is a UKC?
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Old Nov 23rd 2020, 11:42 pm
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The actual ban is UKC travelling to the USA. "US citizens and permanent residents of the USA, certain specified close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt. They will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements"
I am ok as a PR.
The UK isn't banning people but making them isolate for 14 days. There is a nice lengthy form to fill in. I keep hoping they are going to allow testing after 5 days to days. So USC can travel to the best of my knowledge.

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They started to make it tough to get an infopass appointment in NJ in 2018, so maybe even worse due to COVID. It will be interesting to see if the OP gets an extension letter in the next few weeks.
You might be able to get the stamp at the airport in Newark.
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