green card stamping dilemma

Old Oct 24th 2005, 3:00 pm
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I have a difficult situation about my green card status. My PR status has
been approved
back in 2003 but so far after all the phone calls and the writing to the
INS, I still haven't received
my green card yet. I have my passport stamped twice for 2003 and 2004 but I
didn't
do that for 2005 because I wasn't planning to travel out of US and I thought
I only need that
if I plan to travel aboard.

Now I do have a urgent need to travel aboard in mid Nov but my PR status on
my passport
has already expired in last year Dec.

Will I get into any trouble if I go to INS now to get my passport stamped?

Appreciate any suggestion!!
 
Old Oct 24th 2005, 7:40 pm
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Paul wrote:
    > I have a difficult situation about my green card status. My PR status has
    > been approved
    > back in 2003 but so far after all the phone calls and the writing to the
    > INS, I still haven't received
    > my green card yet.

Time to contact the congress person. ( learned that from this ng.) Do
that immediately.


    >I have my passport stamped twice for 2003 and 2004 but I
    > didn't
    > do that for 2005 because I wasn't planning to travel out of US and I thought
    > I only need that
    > if I plan to travel aboard.
    > Now I do have a urgent need to travel aboard in mid Nov but my PR status on
    > my passport
    > has already expired in last year Dec.
    > Will I get into any trouble if I go to INS now to get my passport stamped?
    >
    > Appreciate any suggestion!!
 
Old Oct 25th 2005, 12:30 am
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Originally Posted by Paul

Will I get into any trouble if I go to INS now to get my passport stamped?

Appreciate any suggestion!!
Your I-551 stamp IS your green card. It has not expired, just the I-551 stamp date (pretty irrelavant really since you ARE still a resident and CANNOT be deported and they have to let you back in at POE). It is inconvenient, I grant you that. My sons card got lost and it took 2 years also. If you go down they will probably CONFESS yet again they lost your application. Since you have the stamp you have proof you submitted it. In my sons case, we did not have to pay again, nor should you. Not sure why the other poster said to go to congressman as you are OK just don't have the card.

This might help if you remember I-551 stamp = green card (expired or not).

See this Q. What will happen if I present an expired Green Card when I try to reenter the United States after traveling abroad, or when I obtain a new job, or when I apply for entitlement benefits?

Re-entry into the United States from abroad: To the extent possible, apply for your new Green Card before you travel and bring with you on any trip the temporary documentation you received. If after traveling abroad you try to re-enter the United States with an expired Green Card, you may experience a delay during the inspection process at the port-of-entry.

from

http://uscis.gov/graphics/publicaffa...EENCARD_QA.htm

I would go down and get it renewed and give them a hard time - they would probably let you see supervisor if you stand your ground and be polite. You have rights.
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Old Oct 25th 2005, 6:55 am
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An ALIEN applicant for admission giving the inspectors a hard time at the
POE? You'd be in for a big unpleasant surprise to know how much "rights" you
really have. You better make sure you really still qualify for an LPR status
and don't have any serious criminal violations or else you would be
processed for a 240 proceeding. Being arrogant and argumentative is not in
the best of your interest when you are the one asking for the benefit. A
waiver, if granted, is not a right or free either.
Until you become a US citizen you are still an alien resident and subject to
the restrictions of the INA.


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    > I would go down and get it renewed and give them a hard time - they
    > would probably let you see supervisor if you stand your ground and be
    > polite. You have rights.
 
Old Oct 26th 2005, 12:48 am
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Originally Posted by Ritze
An ALIEN applicant for admission giving the inspectors a hard time at the
POE?
I didn't say POE. I said go down and renew and give them a hard time about it taking 3 years to send green card. That's reasonable.
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Old Oct 26th 2005, 4:53 pm
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"franc11s" <member21346@british_expats.com> wrote in message
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    >> I have a difficult situation about my green card status. My PR status
    >> has
    >> been approved
    >> back in 2003 but so far after all the phone calls and the writing to
    >> the
    >> INS, I still haven't received
    >> my green card yet. I have my passport stamped twice for 2003 and 2004
    >> but I
    >> didn't
    >> do that for 2005 because I wasn't planning to travel out of US and I
    >> thought
    >> I only need that
    >> if I plan to travel aboard.
    >> Now I do have a urgent need to travel aboard in mid Nov but my PR
    >> status on
    >> my passport
    >> has already expired in last year Dec.
    >> Will I get into any trouble if I go to INS now to get my passport
    >> stamped?
    >> Appreciate any suggestion!!
    > Your I-551 stamp IS your green card. It has not expired, just the I-551
    > stamp date (pretty irrelavant really since you ARE still a resident and
    > CANNOT be deported and they have to let you back in at POE). It is
    > inconvenient, I grant you that. My sons card got lost and it took 2
    > years also. If you go down they will probably CONFESS yet again they
    > lost your application. Since you have the stamp you have proof you
    > submitted it. In my sons case, we did not have to pay again, nor should
    > you. Not sure why the other poster said to go to congressman as you are
    > OK just don't have the card.
    > This might help if you remember I-551 stamp = green card (expired or
    > not).
    > See this Q. What will happen if I present an expired Green Card when I
    > try to reenter the United States after traveling abroad, or when I
    > obtain a new job, or when I apply for entitlement benefits?
    > Re-entry into the United States from abroad: To the extent possible,
    > apply for your new Green Card before you travel and bring with you on
    > any trip the temporary documentation you received. If after traveling
    > abroad you try to re-enter the United States with an expired Green
    > Card, you may experience a delay during the inspection process at the
    > port-of-entry.
    > from
    > http://uscis.gov/graphics/publicaffa...EENCARD_QA.htm
    > I would go down and get it renewed and give them a hard time - they
    > would probably let you see supervisor if you stand your ground and be
    > polite. You have rights.
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com

Thanks for the link to the INS FAQ, that help a lot to ease my worry about
losing my green card
status when I go to INS to re-stamp my passport.
 

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