Vermont I-751 Status

Old Apr 30th 2007, 4:20 pm
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I know that the dates are unreliable on the Vermont case updating and that I'm still legal, but is anyone as disappointed as I am that the Vermont timescales on I-751's changed not one day - last 15th March they posted 1st September 2006 processing; this month (20th) they're posting 1st September 2006! My application is dated 4th October...
Can anyone shed any light on why any group of forms is stalled? I guess there's no real problem as my extension letter allows me to do all the things my permanent resident did allow. However, the thought of a 10-year green card and onto citizenship is overwhelmingly good!
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Originally Posted by AlanR View Post
However, the thought of a 10-year green card and onto citizenship is overwhelmingly good!
The good news is that you can still file the N-400 whenever you are eligible to do so, whether your I-751 is adjudicated or not.

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Old Apr 30th 2007, 4:42 pm
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Many thanks. I was aware that I could (and will!) file the N-400 90 days before the end of the 3-year period (i.e. one year after the I-751 application which is made up to 90 days before the expiry date on the 2-year 'temporary' green card). For others in the I-751 boat, then it must be disappointing to see that other forms must be being progressed at present in Vermont. When I filed at the end-last September, they seemed to be really on top of the situation - if I recall they were giving around 3 months (January 2007) at that time. I do know though that there area lot of other visa categories which are much slower than I-751, so I'm really grateful and also with the extension letter then this can go on for some time. I think that when one starts to see the end of the tunnel after several years that the hope (and anxiety!) builds again.

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Many thanks. I was aware that I could (and will!) file the N-400 90 days before the end of the 3-year period (i.e. one year after the I-751 application which is made up to 90 days before the expiry date on the 2-year 'temporary' green card). For others in the I-751 boat, then it must be disappointing to see that other forms must be being progressed at present in Vermont. When I filed at the end-last September, they seemed to be really on top of the situation - if I recall they were giving around 3 months (January 2007) at that time. I do know though that there area lot of other visa categories which are much slower than I-751, so I'm really grateful and also with the extension letter then this can go on for some time. I think that when one starts to see the end of the tunnel after several years that the hope (and anxiety!) builds again.
I-751 petitions are the least important petitions and are more often, than not, pushed to the back of the desk. This is especially true if there is a major lag in approval times for more urgent petitions such as N-400's, I-130's, etc.

At one time in the not to distant past, VSC was taking 18 to 24 months to adjudicate an I-751. Consider yourself quite lucky that it appears to be under 12 months today.
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I wish I was using another Service Centre, We sent our package over 30 days ago and they still have not even cashed the check or sent me a receipt number. They definitely received it as we sent it Certified USPS and it got delivered 3 days after we sent it.

I phoned the ever so helpful help line and they said it could take up to 45 days to acknowledge the package, the recorded info said 30 days though so I am quite frustrated right now.
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Stay calm... Obviously you're legal while the process goes on.
But now a very large pat on the back for Vermont!
This morning I had an e-mail notice indicating "Card Production Ordered". So my disappointment was incredibly short-lived and I owe them an apology for hastily posting my comments not so long ago!
Now my official I-751 receipt date was 4th October last year, so could it be that the date given for I-751 (1st September) processing at Vermont was conceivably incorrectly posted? It did seem strange to me that the date hadn't changed in a month. Maybe it's really 1st October! (Yes, I know that one shouldn't rely on these dates...).
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Stay calm... Obviously you're legal while the process goes on.
But now a very large pat on the back for Vermont!
This morning I had an e-mail notice indicating "Card Production Ordered". So my disappointment was incredibly short-lived and I owe them an apology for hastily posting my comments not so long ago!
Now my official I-751 receipt date was 4th October last year, so could it be that the date given for I-751 (1st September) processing at Vermont was conceivably incorrectly posted? It did seem strange to me that the date hadn't changed in a month. Maybe it's really 1st October! (Yes, I know that one shouldn't rely on these dates...).
I realise I am legal, my worry is they still have not cashed the check after 33 days........ I know it will take around 6 months + to get the whole thing done I would just like a receipt notice/the check cashed so I know its in process.
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Agreed! It's the waiting/no information that isn't pleasant...
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Could you post your timeline from start to your e-mail message today? Biometrics, etc. I understand everyone's different but it's always nice knowing people that are "around" the same date as you are getting approved at VSC.

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Agreed! It's the waiting/no information that isn't pleasant...
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Old May 10th 2007, 3:06 pm
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Depends when 'start' is! Happy to give my history.
My K-1 process originally started with Vermont (I-129/I-130)in April 2003
Interview and K-1 visa approved in London in September 2003.
Married in October 2003 in US.
AOS application - December 2003.
AOS interview in Boston - June 2004? Approved subject to name-check.
Needed EAD again at Boston in December 2004 and wonderfully they stamped my passport with I-551 there.
2-year GC ordered - March 2005.
I-751 end-September 2006. Receipt date of 4th October with 1-year extension form around 10 - 14 days later.
Biometrics - November 2006
10th May 2007 - Notification of ordering of card (note: no "approval notice" yet, but this doesn't seem to be uncommon looking at other postings)

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Thanks so much! Hope you get the approval notice soon and your card hopefully is right around the corner!
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Thanks! I guess that you're probably around 2 month away from I-751 approval given a following wind at VSC. Good luck!
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Just to 'close' the thread....for those wondering how long VSC takes to send the physical GC out after positive notification.
E-mail notification of card sent for production was on 10th May with Approval Notice on the 15th (also by e-mail).
Actual GC received on 18th May with expiration date in 2017! Mailed with a Welcome to USA leaflet. I assume approval 'certificate' follows.
Onto N-400 in a few months.....
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