Just filed I-751 What now?

Old Aug 18th 2003, 6:10 am
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Hi there. Hubby and I just filed our I-175 papers for removal of his
temporary status on his permanent resident card. We sent in the $145 plus
quite a pile of proof that we have been together since our wedding. His
card expires on September 6. If they don't respond by then, is his card
still valid?

Shannon

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Old Aug 18th 2003, 9:46 am
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Default Re: Just filed I-751 What now?

Originally posted by Shannon
Hi there. Hubby and I just filed our I-175 papers for removal of his
temporary status on his permanent resident card. We sent in the $145 plus
quite a pile of proof that we have been together since our wedding. His
card expires on September 6. If they don't respond by then, is his card
still valid?

Shannon

--


***************************************
Shannon Terpstra
Assistant to Thomas P. Schwaba
Thomas P. Schwaba Law Office
461 First Street, P. O. Box 215
Menominee, MI 49858
906-863-0100
Hi:

No, his card will no longer be valid. However, HE will remain a "permanent resident".
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Old Aug 18th 2003, 10:01 am
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Welcome to the world of waiting. If you want details, see my recent
posts. My wife's card expired in 2002. The rule of thumb is if her
employer questions that, she needs to go to the local State
immigration office and get employment authorization done again. The
same applies to travel.

The only technicality is someone told me you bring a notice of action
that the I751 has been received. I doubt you have that if you just
sent the paperwork out. Anyone go through this? I guess you would have
to explain that the I751 is sent out.

Luckily, her employer doesn't seem to mind and a year later, we are
going to get a new card with conditions removed. If her employer had
made a big deal, we would have had to make a trip to Philadelphia.

Its hard to get I751 answers on this newsgroup.

Jim

"Shannon" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Hi there. Hubby and I just filed our I-175 papers for removal of his
    > temporary status on his permanent resident card. We sent in the $145 plus
    > quite a pile of proof that we have been together since our wedding. His
    > card expires on September 6. If they don't respond by then, is his card
    > still valid?
    >
    > Shannon
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > ***************************************
    > Shannon Terpstra
    > Assistant to Thomas P. Schwaba
    > Thomas P. Schwaba Law Office
    > 461 First Street, P. O. Box 215
    > Menominee, MI 49858
    > 906-863-0100
 
Old Aug 18th 2003, 10:09 am
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So his Green Card is no longer valid once it expires. He doesn't have to go
back to his own country though, correct? He just stays here and waits? He
has a social secuirty card that has been stamped "valid for work only"...
Gee, I thought we were done waiting.

Shannon

"JFURY" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Welcome to the world of waiting. If you want details, see my recent
    > posts. My wife's card expired in 2002. The rule of thumb is if her
    > employer questions that, she needs to go to the local State
    > immigration office and get employment authorization done again. The
    > same applies to travel.
    > The only technicality is someone told me you bring a notice of action
    > that the I751 has been received. I doubt you have that if you just
    > sent the paperwork out. Anyone go through this? I guess you would have
    > to explain that the I751 is sent out.
    > Luckily, her employer doesn't seem to mind and a year later, we are
    > going to get a new card with conditions removed. If her employer had
    > made a big deal, we would have had to make a trip to Philadelphia.
    > Its hard to get I751 answers on this newsgroup.
    > Jim
    > "Shannon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:<[email protected]>...
    > > Hi there. Hubby and I just filed our I-175 papers for removal of his
    > > temporary status on his permanent resident card. We sent in the $145
plus
    > > quite a pile of proof that we have been together since our wedding. His
    > > card expires on September 6. If they don't respond by then, is his card
    > > still valid?
    > >
    > > Shannon
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > >
    > > ***************************************
    > > Shannon Terpstra
    > > Assistant to Thomas P. Schwaba
    > > Thomas P. Schwaba Law Office
    > > 461 First Street, P. O. Box 215
    > > Menominee, MI 49858
    > > 906-863-0100
 
Old Aug 18th 2003, 11:46 am
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Default Re: Just filed I-751 What now?

Shannon,

Originally posted by Shannon
So his Green Card is no longer valid once it expires. He doesn't have to go back to his own country though, correct? He just stays here and waits?
Correct, he doesn't have to go back, he stays here and waits.


Originally posted by Shannon
He has a social secuirty card that has been stamped "valid for work only"...
He could have gotten a new SS card without that notation when he had his conditional 'Green Card'. I don't know if the SSA will do it for him now while he's without a card waiting for action on the I-751. Maybe Mike Young will spot this thread and answer this.
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Old Aug 18th 2003, 1:30 pm
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Also our experience (and others I have read about here) is that you are sent
a NOA which extends the validity of the current GC for one year. You should
receive this within a month or so of filing.

The CSC said it expects to take up to 11 months to process the I-751 app.

And I have read that others who have waited longer than a year go into BCIS
and get a stamp in their Passport for an additional 1 year extension.

Good luck
"Folinskyinla" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Originally posted by Shannon
    > > Hi there. Hubby and I just filed our I-175 papers for removal of his
    > > temporary status on his permanent resident card. We sent in the
    > > $145 plus
    > > quite a pile of proof that we have been together since our
    > > wedding. His
    > > card expires on September 6. If they don't respond by then, is
    > > his card
    > > still valid?
    > >
    > > Shannon
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > >
    > > ***************************************
    > > Shannon Terpstra
    > > Assistant to Thomas P. Schwaba
    > > Thomas P. Schwaba Law Office
    > > 461 First Street, P. O. Box 215
    > > Menominee, MI 49858
    > > 906-863-0100
    > Hi:
    > No, his card will no longer be valid. However, HE will remain a
    > "permanent resident".
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Old Aug 20th 2003, 2:00 pm
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The letter we receieved (the NOA) said that we needed to contact the
VSC in 12 months if they didn't get back to us. I contacted the
immigration liasion to my congressman and she told me not to worry.

We waited 20.5 months and got the letter saying our I 751 application
to remove conditions was approved. During that time, my wife worked
despite having an expired conditional green card, she travelled to the
UK with the NOA in hand and life went on normally. The advice we were
given is that it only becomes an issue if the employer makes it one.
Then its time for a new stamp on the passport and that just involves
dropping by at the immigration office with all the paperwork. If you
have questions, call their 800 number.

The fact that it takes VSC so long to process the I 751 is on them,
not the people waiting. I'm just glad I remembered what was happening
and didn't become complacent. We had actually planned to go to
Immigration right before we got the approval letter.

Jim

jeffreyhy <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Shannon,
    >
    >
    >
    > Originally posted by Shannon
    >
    > > So his Green Card is no longer valid once it expires. He doesn't have
    > > to go back to his own country though, correct? He just stays here and
    > > waits?
    >
    >
    >
    > Correct, he doesn't have to go back, he stays here and waits.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Originally posted by Shannon
    >
    > > He has a social secuirty card that has been stamped "valid for work
    > > only"...
    >
    >
    >
    > He could have gotten a new SS card without that notation when he had his
    > conditional 'Green Card'. I don't know if the SSA will do it for him
    > now while he's without a card waiting for action on the I-751. Maybe
    > Mike Young will spot this thread and answer this.
 
Old Aug 20th 2003, 2:52 pm
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Default Re: Just filed I-751 What now?

Once your papers have been received at the appropriate Homeland Security Office you should receive an official receipt for the $145 extending the alien card/permanent residency for another 12 months. The form is an I797.

They do say on the receipt that employment and travel is authorized and the processing of the form takes a minimum of 120 days. If you have not heard from them after 6 months you have to contact the office you sent the I751.

Watch your bank account for encashment of check (you did pay by check didn't you?). The I 797 arrives about a week to 10 days later assuming everything is okay.

The document is an official one and needs to be kept with your original passport that has the original point of entry stamp.

It is also good practice to let your hubby's employer know that a request to remove the conditions has been made. When you get your receipt, have it copied and notarized so you can give copies to the employer etc. Let your hubby's employer know because technically after the 6th September without an extension your husband can be classed an illegal depending on their mood.

Funnily enough I too came in on the 6th September 2001. The significance of this day is the fact that the pilgrim fathers left England on that day!!!!....... :-)

Good Luck let us know how you get on.

David
Tulsa, OK
Formerly Croydon, Surrey, UK

Originally posted by Shannon
Hi there. Hubby and I just filed our I-175 papers for removal of his
temporary status on his permanent resident card. We sent in the $145 plus
quite a pile of proof that we have been together since our wedding. His
card expires on September 6. If they don't respond by then, is his card
still valid?

Shannon

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***************************************
Shannon Terpstra
Assistant to Thomas P. Schwaba
Thomas P. Schwaba Law Office
461 First Street, P. O. Box 215
Menominee, MI 49858
906-863-0100
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Old Aug 21st 2003, 4:12 am
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Nope, we paid by money order... I look forward to receiving the I707 form.
The worst part of our whole ordeal, is that everyone at the (then) INS
seemed to assume we knew exactly what to do, and submit, and when... it was
quite a challenge. I wish we had known about this newsgroup back in 2001!
We've made it this far, we're gonna make it all the way. Thanks so much
guys!

Shannon

"ukoilman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Once your papers have been received at the appropriate Homeland
    > Security Office you should receive an official receipt for the $145
    > extending the alien card/permanent residency for another 12 months. The
    > form is an I797.
    > They do say on the receipt that employment and travel is authorized and
    > the processing of the form takes a minimum of 120 days. If you have not
    > heard from them after 6 months you have to contact the office you sent
    > the I751.
    > Watch your bank account for encashment of check (you did pay by check
    > didn't you?). The I 797 arrives about a week to 10 days later assuming
    > everything is okay.
    > The document is an official one and needs to be kept with your original
    > passport that has the original point of entry stamp.
    > It is also good practice to let your hubby's employer know that a
    > request to remove the conditions has been made. When you get your
    > receipt, have it copied and notarized so you can give copies to the
    > employer etc. Let your hubby's employer know because technically after
    > the 6th September without an extension your husband can be classed an
    > illegal depending on their mood.
    > Funnily enough I too came in on the 6th September 2001. The significance
    > of this day is the fact that the pilgrim fathers left England on that
    > day!!!!....... :-)
    > Good Luck let us know how you get on.
    > David
    > Tulsa, OK
    > Formerly Croydon, Surrey, UK
    > Originally posted by Shannon
    > > Hi there. Hubby and I just filed our I-175 papers for removal of his
    > > temporary status on his permanent resident card. We sent in the
    > > $145 plus
    > > quite a pile of proof that we have been together since our
    > > wedding. His
    > > card expires on September 6. If they don't respond by then, is
    > > his card
    > > still valid?
    > >
    > > Shannon
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > >
    > > ***************************************
    > > Shannon Terpstra
    > > Assistant to Thomas P. Schwaba
    > > Thomas P. Schwaba Law Office
    > > 461 First Street, P. O. Box 215
    > > Menominee, MI 49858
    > 906-863-0100
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 

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