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  • Waiting 7mths for renewed GC, 6mth extension expires in March, need to travel April

    Hi

    My wife's GC expired Sept 2015. She filed to renew in May 2015 and did biometrics in June 2015. A sticker was put on the card extending the expiration to March 2016.

    It's now January 2016, we need to travel abroad in April 2016 which is one month AFTER the sticker expiration, but we are yet to receive the new Green Card.

    Given that it's been 6 months, I tried submitting a case investigation request in December and got the following - "Our review indicates that this case is within our current processing time. We regret any misunderstanding. If you do not receive a decision or notice of other action within our current processing time, check our website for an update or call customer service at the number provided below." I called the telephone number yesterday and the only thing I could do was get them to investigate again, telling me I would get an answer in 15-30 days.

    That's all well and good but not much of a reassurance that the new card will arrive in time. Even more worrying is that if I go to the USCIS website to try to book an INFOPASS appointment to try to sort this out in person, it just says "At this time, there are no information appointments available for the office in your area. Please try back again later."

    So I'm left wondering,
    (1) what are we supposed to do in this situation, how do we contact USCIS and ask them to extend the extension? What form would we even use or ask for?
    (2) if we are unable to get USCIS to do anything, the new card doesn't arrive and it gets to travel time in April, what on earth do we do? If we leave the country with an expired green card (plus supporting USCIS receipt for renewal and the biometrics notice), would they let us back in? Might the airline not even let us on board in the foreign country?

    Thanks very much in advance!
    Last edited by drboogaloo; 01-16-2016, 06:09 PM.

  • joyce12
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    Got my green card in the mail the other day!

    4/21/2017 was my biometric appointment.
    3/2018 received green card in the mail.

    Mine took almost a whole year! Be patient it will come.
    Last edited by joyce12; 03-11-2018, 02:40 PM.

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  • mactube
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    Applying Early

    Since, some people here have to wait months for the Green Card to be issued.

    Would you guys think it's wise for me to apply now for a GC Renewal when it expires in December of this year ... so in about 10 months?

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  • jorgca
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    Originally posted by jorgca View Post
    This thread has been really useful. I have a similar timeline:

    Application: middle of April, 2017
    Biometrics: middle of May, 2017 with extension sticker valid till end of Feb, 2018
    GC card: no update yet

    I filed an online case inquiry today and am hoping to get some update over the next few weeks.

    Checking the YSC service center processing time at https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.do, I saw that the current case processing time for green card renewal is at March 1, 2017.

    Field Office Processing Dates for Potomac Service Center as of: December 31, 2017
    Form | Title | Classification or Basis for Filing: | Processing Cases As Of Date:
    I-90 | Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card | 10-year renewal | March 1, 2017
    I got a response from USCIS on Feb 26, 2018: case updated, and on Feb 28 a notice that card is being produced. Received the actual card on March 2, 2018.

    Looks like this usually takes about 10-11 months.

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  • jorgca
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    Originally posted by jasonpark View Post
    I am also in the same boat. I & my family submitted the renewal application together. We received the extension sticker at the Bio, which is valid till Feb, 2018.

    Application submit: middle of March, 2017
    Biometrics: early May, 2017 (1.5 month later from filing)
    GC card (my family) : issued on Oct, 2017 (7 months later from filing)
    GC card (me): Pending(as of Jan, 2018) (10 months now from filing)

    Mine is still pending and my stamp will expire next month. Since I-90 processing time is 10.5 months now and end of this month will become 10.5 months, I still need to wait?? I'm curious about why my family got it earlier and mine is being delayed.
    This thread has been really useful. I have a similar timeline:

    Application: middle of April, 2017
    Biometrics: middle of May, 2017 with extension sticker valid till end of Feb, 2018
    GC card: no update yet

    I filed an online case inquiry today and am hoping to get some update over the next few weeks.

    Checking the YSC service center processing time at https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.do, I saw that the current case processing time for green card renewal is at March 1, 2017.

    Field Office Processing Dates for Potomac Service Center as of: December 31, 2017
    Form | Title | Classification or Basis for Filing: | Processing Cases As Of Date:
    I-90 | Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card | 10-year renewal | March 1, 2017

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  • jasonpark
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    I am also in the same boat. I & my family submitted the renewal application together. We received the extension sticker at the Bio, which is valid till Feb, 2018.

    Application submit: middle of March, 2017
    Biometrics: early May, 2017 (1.5 month later from filing)
    GC card (my family) : issued on Oct, 2017 (7 months later from filing)
    GC card (me): Pending(as of Jan, 2018) (10 months now from filing)

    Mine is still pending and my stamp will expire next month. Since I-90 processing time is 10.5 months now and end of this month will become 10.5 months, I still need to wait?? I'm curious about why my family got it earlier and mine is being delayed.

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  • kaiiixv
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    Originally posted by joyce12 View Post
    Hello guys, I'm in the same boat. My biometric was in May, 2017 and I'm still waiting for my GC. My GC extension will expire Feb, 2018. I had set up an Infopass apppointment today and was told to get my country's passport. I'm not sure why they want me to get my country's passport. I'm not traveling or anything. Can somebody please help me with this.

    Hey! I Just got my actual GC Jan 10, 2018. My sticker expired: Nov 2017. I think you just need to wait. It took 10 months before I got an update from them that my GC was being produced. Are you goin somewhere? That’s why they are asking for your passport. Ya know I was freaking out and a lil nervous when i haven’t gotten my GC or haven’t heard any update about my case.

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  • joyce12
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    Hello guys, I'm in the same boat. My biometric was in May, 2017 and I'm still waiting for my GC. My GC extension will expire Feb, 2018. I had set up an Infopass apppointment today and was told to get my country's passport. I'm not sure why they want me to get my country's passport. I'm not traveling or anything. Can somebody please help me with this.

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  • kaiiixv
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    Originally posted by burbanite View Post
    I-90 Application received: Feb 15, 2017
    Biometrics appt: Mar 3, 2017
    Biometrics reviewed Mar 27, 2017
    Receive texts approximately every two weeks to say that they are "working on it"... Extension expires at the end of this month.

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    You might get a case status update this month(Jan 2018 or Feb 2018). My Biometric appt. was Feb 14 or 16 2017 (not sure of the date) I got an email saying my card is being produced (Jan 3, 2018) so im just waiting for my GC.

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  • kaiiixv
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    Got an update about my Case status (Jan 3,2018)

    I got an email about my case status that they already updated my case which is my card is being produced (they approved my I-90 application to replace my permanent resident card)
    I-90 application filed: Feb 2, 2017
    Biometrics appointment: Feb 14, 1017
    I was freaking out that my GC isn’t here yet since it’s Jan 2018 now, I was thinking of the worst case scenario like they rejected my application etc. Now, I’m just waiting for my GC in the mailbox.

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  • burbanite
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    I-90 Application received: Feb 15, 2017
    Biometrics appt: Mar 3, 2017
    Biometrics reviewed Mar 27, 2017
    Receive texts approximately every two weeks to say that they are "working on it"... Extension expires at the end of this month.

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  • romo1922
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    Time line

    Thought I'd share with you my timeline since this thread was helpful to me
    I-90 Application received: Feb 1, 2017
    Biometrics appt: Feb 22, 2017
    Email saying the card was produced: Dec 22, 2017.
    8 months since biometrics appointment.

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  • mactube
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    Green Card Renewal

    I'm glad I found this thread! It looks like I have to apply for a renewal of the green card very early. Maybe a year before expiration which would be for me right around this time.

    Can somebody give me some tips on who to prepare for the renewal ?

    What factors are important for the approval ? Income ? Tax Standing/Status ?

    Looking forward for some helpful advice .

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  • nedz
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    Originally posted by globeat10 View Post
    Have you received your green card in the meantime?
    I am in the same boat at the moment, applied for renewal in Feb. 2017, biometrics in March 2017, received a sticker on my current green card with extension to Dec. 2017, but I have not yet received the new one. What is the latest on processing times?

    The dates we applied are very similar. I applied for the renewal in early March 2017, biometrics in late March 2017. My extension is till jan 2018 and I have not heard back. Any news with your status? I also checked the processing time and it says November 18, 2016 as of: September 30, 2017

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  • monkeypepper
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    Thank you for posting this!

    Originally posted by she1 View Post
    I thought I'd respond since this thread was helpful to me. I just received notification today that my green card 10-year renewal has been approved.

    Application received by USCIS: Nov 14 2016
    Biometrics appointment: Dec 9 2016
    Got notification of approval, by email: Sep 20 2017
    Still got to wait for the actual card to arrive!
    I appreciate you giving the exact dates - I've been waiting mine after Biometrics in January and this gives me an idea of how long it can take! (Green Card processing time update website is last updated in May 31, 2017)

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