VSC, I-751 and a NEW twist!

Old Aug 21st 2003, 9:32 am
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Well,

As most of you know, we applied for removal of conditions at VSC in late March
2002 (actually dated 4/4/2002). We originally got the extension letter and then
went to Newark BCIS early July 2003 to get a stamp in my hubby's passport
(extension expired end of June). By the way, he also applied for US Citizenship
in April 2003 and was fingerprinted June 2003.

Today he gets an I-797
date filed 20020404
notice date 08/18/2003
Case Type: Application to remove conditional residential status

"Your permanent resident card is extended 1 additional year - employment and
travel authorized. Processing your form will require a minimum of 330 days. If
you have not heard from us within 11 months, you may contact BCIS National
Customer Service Center......"

WOW - is this a first? Wish we had gotten this 7 weeks ago, it would have given
us a day back that we had to take off work in order to get the stamp. Nice to
see that VSC is doing this since the time to remove conditions is about 20
months (per Jim/Philly post). We are going to carry this when we travel outside
the US to make doubly sure that all our ducks are in a row.

Just thought the NG would like to know.

Linda and Chris
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Old Aug 21st 2003, 10:05 am
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Guess I'll have to keep an eye on my mail box. My original notice was
4-28-2002, so a little more then 3 weeks behind you guys. Just from reading
what you wrote though it almost sounds like it's going to take alot longer
then the current 20 months.....which would be rather upsetting, as it has
been over a year already.

Martin


"LKish" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Well,
    > As most of you know, we applied for removal of conditions at VSC in late
March
    > 2002 (actually dated 4/4/2002). We originally got the extension letter and
then
    > went to Newark BCIS early July 2003 to get a stamp in my hubby's passport
    > (extension expired end of June). By the way, he also applied for US
Citizenship
    > in April 2003 and was fingerprinted June 2003.
    > Today he gets an I-797
    > date filed 20020404
    > notice date 08/18/2003
    > Case Type: Application to remove conditional residential status
    > "Your permanent resident card is extended 1 additional year - employment
and
    > travel authorized. Processing your form will require a minimum of 330
days. If
    > you have not heard from us within 11 months, you may contact BCIS National
    > Customer Service Center......"
    > WOW - is this a first? Wish we had gotten this 7 weeks ago, it would have
given
    > us a day back that we had to take off work in order to get the stamp. Nice
to
    > see that VSC is doing this since the time to remove conditions is about 20
    > months (per Jim/Philly post). We are going to carry this when we travel
outside
    > the US to make doubly sure that all our ducks are in a row.
    > Just thought the NG would like to know.
    > Linda and Chris
    > Can-Am Class of 1998
 
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Damn, Linda. I don't know if I have ever heard of this happening before. It makes me wonder if perhaps someone pulled your file to be worked on an inadvertently hit the switch to generate a new I-797 instead of sending you an approval letter. Being that Jim's naturalization interview/test is scheduled for December 1 and we filed for removal on 5/18/02 and still have not heard anything, your news is more than a little upsetting.

Will let you know if we get anything in the mail.

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Originally posted by Lkish
Well,

As most of you know, we applied for removal of conditions at VSC in late March
2002 (actually dated 4/4/2002). We originally got the extension letter and then
went to Newark BCIS early July 2003 to get a stamp in my hubby's passport
(extension expired end of June). By the way, he also applied for US Citizenship
in April 2003 and was fingerprinted June 2003.

Today he gets an I-797
date filed 20020404
notice date 08/18/2003
Case Type: Application to remove conditional residential status

"Your permanent resident card is extended 1 additional year - employment and
travel authorized. Processing your form will require a minimum of 330 days. If
you have not heard from us within 11 months, you may contact BCIS National
Customer Service Center......"

WOW - is this a first? Wish we had gotten this 7 weeks ago, it would have given
us a day back that we had to take off work in order to get the stamp. Nice to
see that VSC is doing this since the time to remove conditions is about 20
months (per Jim/Philly post). We are going to carry this when we travel outside
the US to make doubly sure that all our ducks are in a row.

Just thought the NG would like to know.

Linda and Chris
Can-Am Class of 1998
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Old Aug 21st 2003, 10:41 am
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OR,

It could be because they realize that the time period has surpassed the original I-797 timeline and the extension has expired, they sent Chris another extension to tie him over until the removal is adjudicated. Sounds like the I-797 wording is exactly as the wording on the one we all received the first time around.

Rete

Originally posted by Lkish
Well,

As most of you know, we applied for removal of conditions at VSC in late March
2002 (actually dated 4/4/2002). We originally got the extension letter and then
went to Newark BCIS early July 2003 to get a stamp in my hubby's passport
(extension expired end of June). By the way, he also applied for US Citizenship
in April 2003 and was fingerprinted June 2003.

Today he gets an I-797
date filed 20020404
notice date 08/18/2003
Case Type: Application to remove conditional residential status

"Your permanent resident card is extended 1 additional year - employment and
travel authorized. Processing your form will require a minimum of 330 days. If
you have not heard from us within 11 months, you may contact BCIS National
Customer Service Center......"

WOW - is this a first? Wish we had gotten this 7 weeks ago, it would have given
us a day back that we had to take off work in order to get the stamp. Nice to
see that VSC is doing this since the time to remove conditions is about 20
months (per Jim/Philly post). We are going to carry this when we travel outside
the US to make doubly sure that all our ducks are in a row.

Just thought the NG would like to know.

Linda and Chris
Can-Am Class of 1998
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Old Aug 22nd 2003, 1:30 am
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"Rete" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > OR,
    > It could be because they realize that the time period has surpassed the
    > original I-797 timeline and the extension has expired, they sent Chris
    > another extension to tie him over until the removal is adjudicated.
    > Sounds like the I-797 wording is exactly as the wording on the one we
    > all received the first time around.

I expect it is this. They've probably been getting a lot of complaints and
think that sending out new extensions will ease that!

I'm quite expecting their processing date to still be 12/1/01 when I file in
January!

Andy.

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    > Rete
    > Originally posted by Lkish
    > > Well,
    > >
    > > As most of you know, we applied for removal of conditions at VSC in
    > > late March
    > > 2002 (actually dated 4/4/2002). We originally got the extension letter
    > > and then
    > > went to Newark BCIS early July 2003 to get a stamp in my hubby's
    > > passport
    > > (extension expired end of June). By the way, he also applied for US
    > > Citizenship
    > > in April 2003 and was fingerprinted June 2003.
    > >
    > > Today he gets an I-797
    > > date filed 20020404
    > > notice date 08/18/2003
    > > Case Type: Application to remove conditional residential status
    > >
    > > "Your permanent resident card is extended 1 additional year -
    > > employment and
    > > travel authorized. Processing your form will require a minimum of 330
    > > days. If
    > > you have not heard from us within 11 months, you may contact BCIS
    > > National
    > > Customer Service Center......"
    > >
    > > WOW - is this a first? Wish we had gotten this 7 weeks ago, it would
    > > have given
    > > us a day back that we had to take off work in order to get the
    > > stamp. Nice to
    > > see that VSC is doing this since the time to remove conditions is
    > > about 20
    > > months (per Jim/Philly post). We are going to carry this when we
    > > travel outside
    > > the US to make doubly sure that all our ducks are in a row.
    > >
    > > Just thought the NG would like to know.
    > >
    > > Linda and Chris
    > Can-Am Class of 1998
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Old Aug 22nd 2003, 2:04 am
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Well hello ole timers!

Claude and I recieved the exact same I-797 NOA yesterday.

The NOA we recieved yesterday has a notice date of 8/18/03 and the filing date of 3/14/02. (we initially received 2 noa's when we first filed the I-751 with two different notice dates)
and the letter states the exact same as Linda and Chris'.

So, I called the BCIS number to be told that the system was down and she could not bring the records up, but it appeared since it came from Vermont that they are anticipating exactly what the letter states. That the wait time now is up to 330 days more (on top of the 17 months we've already been waiting). She did say to call back today and they will send an electronic memo to Vermont requesting them to send me a detailed letter of status.

On another note, it is pretty confusing for us because earlier this month we went to Philly to have a new stamp in his passport since his first extension ran out a few months ago. The agent that stamped the passport could only issue the stamp until April of 2004 because that is when Claude's Canadian passport expires. We needed the new stamp due to traveling to Ottawa a few weeks ago. The peculiar thing about it was that the agent snipped off the lower right corner of his greencard and then stapled it to the facing page of the stamp in his passport. Which seems to be posing a problem with renewing his passport.

While we were in Ottawa, we went down to the passport office to see what needed to be done to renew it and he felt it best to wait until conditions removed and his green card taken out of his passport. So now we're really hoping that things hurry up because I don't want to mail in an expiring passport for renewal with his greencard stapled in it and a valid passport is needed when you get the conditions removed...so it's crunch time!

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Old Aug 22nd 2003, 4:45 am
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Oops - didn't stop to read before I posted mine. I guess we're all in
the same boat huh?

[email protected] (LKish) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Well,
    >
    > As most of you know, we applied for removal of conditions at VSC in late March
    > 2002 (actually dated 4/4/2002). We originally got the extension letter and then
    > went to Newark BCIS early July 2003 to get a stamp in my hubby's passport
    > (extension expired end of June). By the way, he also applied for US Citizenship
    > in April 2003 and was fingerprinted June 2003.
    >
    > Today he gets an I-797
    > date filed 20020404
    > notice date 08/18/2003
    > Case Type: Application to remove conditional residential status
    >
    > "Your permanent resident card is extended 1 additional year - employment and
    > travel authorized. Processing your form will require a minimum of 330 days. If
    > you have not heard from us within 11 months, you may contact BCIS National
    > Customer Service Center......"
    >
    > WOW - is this a first? Wish we had gotten this 7 weeks ago, it would have given
    > us a day back that we had to take off work in order to get the stamp. Nice to
    > see that VSC is doing this since the time to remove conditions is about 20
    > months (per Jim/Philly post). We are going to carry this when we travel outside
    > the US to make doubly sure that all our ducks are in a row.
    >
    > Just thought the NG would like to know.
    >
    > Linda and Chris
    > Can-Am Class of 1998
 
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Originally posted by Leonette
Well hello ole timers!
...btw...I thought about you Rete while window shopping at 240 Sparks Street...

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Hi Leonette

I didn't get to travel to Ottawa with Jim this year. He went in July and we recently returned from Halifax. I'm Canadianed out this year. Did my Tim runs daily and o'd on coffee and apple frittas.

As for the passport renewal, why couldn't Claude just remove the stapled corner of his old green card and submit the expired one for processing? Jim's also expired (last year and he went back and forth to Canada twice on an expired one and never had a problem) and he filed by mail to renew it in May. Had a bit of a problem obtaining a birth certificate that would be acceptable from Quebec. Once we got that, it was only a matter of a week before he received the new one, the old one, and all the original supporting documents in the mail.

As for the new I-797, Jim has received one as of yet. He did get the naturalization interview appointment for 12/1 which Chris didn't get yet even though Jim filed for naturalization after Chris.

Here's hoping that they have finally decided to start processing the backlog of I-751s and in so doing are just generating routine I-797's with the standard timeline on them. I don't believe anything coming from the mouths of the misinformation line.

Will let the group know when Jim gets another I-797 from Vermont in the mail.

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Old Aug 22nd 2003, 7:18 am
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Seems that everybody is getting them. Just makes me wonder if the 330 on the
NOA is from the date files or from the date of the notice. If it is from the
date of the notice it would mean another 16/17 months, which would put the
total wait to nearly 3 years, for such a simple case.

Really pissed off......

Martin


"LKish" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Well,
    > As most of you know, we applied for removal of conditions at VSC in late
March
    > 2002 (actually dated 4/4/2002). We originally got the extension letter and
then
    > went to Newark BCIS early July 2003 to get a stamp in my hubby's passport
    > (extension expired end of June). By the way, he also applied for US
Citizenship
    > in April 2003 and was fingerprinted June 2003.
    > Today he gets an I-797
    > date filed 20020404
    > notice date 08/18/2003
    > Case Type: Application to remove conditional residential status
    > "Your permanent resident card is extended 1 additional year - employment
and
    > travel authorized. Processing your form will require a minimum of 330
days. If
    > you have not heard from us within 11 months, you may contact BCIS National
    > Customer Service Center......"
    > WOW - is this a first? Wish we had gotten this 7 weeks ago, it would have
given
    > us a day back that we had to take off work in order to get the stamp. Nice
to
    > see that VSC is doing this since the time to remove conditions is about 20
    > months (per Jim/Philly post). We are going to carry this when we travel
outside
    > the US to make doubly sure that all our ducks are in a row.
    > Just thought the NG would like to know.
    > Linda and Chris
    > Can-Am Class of 1998
 
Old Aug 22nd 2003, 7:30 am
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I did the same thing a few weeks ago, went to Philly to get a stamp,
although they didn't staple my greengard in my passport they did cut off a
corner. This letter would have been nice before I did that. I am an hourly
employee so it costed me a day worths of work, just hope it isn't an
additional 330 days. I think then it's time to get the congressmen involved
and have them ask questions.

Martin

"Leonette" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Well hello ole timers!
    > Claude and I recieved the exact same I-797 NOA yesterday.
    > The NOA we recieved yesterday has a notice date of 8/18/03 and the
    > filing date of 3/14/02. (we initially received 2 noa's when we first
    > filed the I-751 with two different notice dates)
    > and the letter states the exact same as Linda and Chris'.
    > So, I called the BCIS number to be told that the system was down and she
    > could not bring the records up, but it appeared since it came from
    > Vermont that they are anticipating exactly what the letter states. That
    > the wait time now is up to 330 days more (on top of the 17 months we've
    > already been waiting). She did say to call back today and they will
    > send an electronic memo to Vermont requesting them to send me a detailed
    > letter of status.
    > On another note, it is pretty confusing for us because earlier this
    > month we went to Philly to have a new stamp in his passport since his
    > first extension ran out a few months ago. The agent that stamped the
    > passport could only issue the stamp until April of 2004 because that is
    > when Claude's Canadian passport expires. We needed the new stamp due to
    > traveling to Ottawa a few weeks ago. The peculiar thing about it was
    > that the agent snipped off the lower right corner of his greencard and
    > then stapled it to the facing page of the stamp in his passport. Which
    > seems to be posing a problem with renewing his passport.
    > While we were in Ottawa, we went down to the passport office to see what
    > needed to be done to renew it and he felt it best to wait until
    > conditions removed and his green card taken out of his passport. So now
    > we're really hoping that things hurry up because I don't want to mail in
    > an expiring passport for renewal with his greencard stapled in it and a
    > valid passport is needed when you get the conditions removed...so it's
    > crunch time!
    > ..btw...I thought about you Rete while window shopping at 240 Sparks
    > Street...
    > ------------------
    > Can/Am alumni '99
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Aug 22nd 2003, 7:35 am
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Yup Jim just called. It was in today's mail.

My thought is still that they have finally decided to clean up the backlog of removals and this is just a "courtesy" notice.

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I got mine today. Was really surprised. Had filed in July last year.
The wording was the same as everyone else's.

Notice Date 08/18/2003
Date Filed 20020705

Seems like a whole batch of these extensions went out on the same day.
I'm really pleased. Was planning to go down to the Philly BCIS in
October to get a new stamp (my first extension expires Sept 15 I
think), but now I won't have to. Guess someone finally figured out
that this is more productive than having a bunch of us stand in line
all day at their offices waiting for a mere stamp.

Found it interesting that the letterhead still said Immigration and
Naturalization Service, although the contents referred to BCIS. Paper
quality is also much better than the first I-797.
 
Old Aug 22nd 2003, 10:54 am
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I received a similar extension letter today from vermont. It is also dated
8/18/2003.
Like you and Rete I applied for Naturalization in May 2003. Finger printing
was done in July 03.

Regards.

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Originally posted by A. Alexander
I received a similar extension letter today from vermont. It is also dated
8/18/2003.
Like you and Rete I applied for Naturalization in May 2003. Finger printing
was done in July 03.

Regards.

Alexander
Laughed when I read the notice and saw the typo "employement".

I know that Jim, Chris and Alexander have applied for naturalization. Has anyone else of the three remaining Third NOA receivers filed for N-400 as well?

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Dave hasn't yet. I don't know what we're waiting for... well - we're waiting for my nagging to reach a point where he either fills out the paperwork or divorces me

I did though send my Congressman an email asking to look into whether this will actually take another 330 days and what VSC's explanation for the hold up is. I'll keep people posted if I hear anything.

Originally posted by Rete
Laughed when I read the notice and saw the typo "employement".

I know that Jim, Chris and Alexander have applied for naturalization. Has anyone else of the three remaining Third NOA receivers filed for N-400 as well?

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