my permanent residence was approved feb 13 and got the welcome letter one week after.
until now my green card is still NOT in production and i called 1 month ago and had a response that it will be mailed in 60 days (another 60 days). I called again last week and the agent said he will again write a letter to the immigration officer. I have an Infopass schedule tomorrow (which i have to fly to Chicago), should i do that or i just have to wait for a response from that last phone call/letter? is there a difference in outcome if i go for an infopass appearance? Thanks
It would be helpful to go for infopass appointment. You can schedule infopass appointment at your local USCIS office also.
In addition you can also ask them to open a service request for you. Typically they would get back in few weeks.
I did go to the Infopass appointment yesterday and the officer found that it was a problem with the fingerprinting (which is weird coz I already have my EAD/advance parole combo card). So he gave me another biometrics schedule and told me to email the Texas Service Center after it's done. I also asked for a stamped i551 and he gave me one that's good for 6 months (valid until Nov. 10). I walked in to have my biometrics done right after Infopass and emailed TSC a few hours after.
Hope you don't mind me asking another question:
I have a trip coming up at the end of this month to go to South America for 3 months. My question is will I have problems when I come back? will I have complications if I go to the trip without waiting for my physical greed card?
Sure, please feel free to post questions.
Yes, you can use the stamp on your passport to renter US. At port of entry you can explain to them the situation (if they asked about it). They can check your status on their system. It should generally be the same as the status they saw at the infopass center.
Thank you Amazon you're very helpful.
Another question if it's ok...
At the Infopass, the officer gave me an appointment to do another biometrics. It was scheduled May 28 but I walked in to the site right after the appointment and they did it for me. Do I need to do anything else? I already emailed TSC about it and the status of the GC now is Card Production (changed from Decision 2 days after I sent the email).
Thank you so much
Also, my flight to South America for 2.5 months is this Friday, and I just want to be at peace that the i551 is solid for my reentry. I am also bringing along my Welcome Notice just in case.
It is fine to do an early walk in for biometrics, as long as they allow it. Many places do not allow early walkin for biometric appointment.
You do do not need to do anything else. If the latest status is in card production, they generally send the card within 10 business days. You can call them and ask them for tracking number. If it arrives before you leave, that would be the best case. Else the stamp should be sufficient.
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Thank you. The community of people here are very nice and ready to help others. [biggrin]