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Worker2020

Member
Did your wife get through with the FTJ process?
Hi Mom.
Thanks for asking, appreciate it.

The embassy told me that they would love to help and will try but they were hopeless because there were 25 cases like mine and only September left so they were not able to have a spot for an interview for my wife and daughter, since DV cases in the lowest 4th priority rank.
I am currently working on form i-130 family petition now
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Hi Mom.
Thanks for asking, appreciate it.

The embassy told me that they would love to help and will try but they were hopeless because there were 25 cases like mine and only September left so they were not able to have a spot for an interview for my wife and daughter, since DV cases in the lowest 4th priority rank.
I am currently working on form i-130 family petition now
Thanks for the update and sorry to learn they did not make it. All the best with the I-130 route though.
 

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
Thanks for your response. I was concerned when they say you should not use photos that have been used before hence the reason for my asking.
you should not use photos that have been used in previous years’ applications as they are more than 6 months old. Instructions are clear about that: “Submitting the same photograph that was submitted with a prior year’s entry will make you ineligible for a DV.“
 

Blade_

Well-Known Member
Hi all, I hope everyone is doing well.

Unfortunately my wife was hit by a car on Saturday night. Fortunately she has been discharged from the hospital, but needs assistance to walk. The driver ran away. We got the license plate and saw the driver. The police officer said that they will contact me to ID the driver, but no one has contacted us yet.

I also checked the security cameras from a nearby liquor store and found the footage of the driver shopping at the location few minuted earlier. I have asked to have the footage but the owner is yet to get back to me.

I have reached out our university's police department and office of international scholars to seek assistance on what I should do, but I have not heard back from anyone. I'd appreciate any comments on how to proceed and what to do. Thanks!
 

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
Hi all, I hope everyone is doing well.

Unfortunately my wife was hit by a car on Saturday night. Fortunately she has been discharged from the hospital, but needs assistance to walk. The driver ran away. We got the license plate and saw the driver. The police officer said that they will contact me to ID the driver, but no one has contacted us yet.

I also checked the security cameras from a nearby liquor store and found the footage of the driver shopping at the location few minuted earlier. I have asked to have the footage but the owner is yet to get back to me.

I have reached out our university's police department and office of international scholars to seek assistance on what I should do, but I have not heard back from anyone. I'd appreciate any comments on how to proceed and what to do. Thanks!
Oh no!!! I’m so sorry to hear that and I hope your wife fully recovers quickly.

Why have the police not asked for the surveillance tapes? I would follow up with them in the first instance.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Hi all, I hope everyone is doing well.

Unfortunately my wife was hit by a car on Saturday night. Fortunately she has been discharged from the hospital, but needs assistance to walk. The driver ran away. We got the license plate and saw the driver. The police officer said that they will contact me to ID the driver, but no one has contacted us yet.

I also checked the security cameras from a nearby liquor store and found the footage of the driver shopping at the location few minuted earlier. I have asked to have the footage but the owner is yet to get back to me.

I have reached out our university's police department and office of international scholars to seek assistance on what I should do, but I have not heard back from anyone. I'd appreciate any comments on how to proceed and what to do. Thanks!
Oh dear! So sorry to learn of this. Here's hoping and wishing your wife a full recovery.
 

Jay07

Member
Hi all, I hope everyone is doing well.

Unfortunately my wife was hit by a car on Saturday night. Fortunately she has been discharged from the hospital, but needs assistance to walk. The driver ran away. We got the license plate and saw the driver. The police officer said that they will contact me to ID the driver, but no one has contacted us yet.

I also checked the security cameras from a nearby liquor store and found the footage of the driver shopping at the location few minuted earlier. I have asked to have the footage but the owner is yet to get back to me.

I have reached out our university's police department and office of international scholars to seek assistance on what I should do, but I have not heard back from anyone. I'd appreciate any comments on how to proceed and what to do. Thanks!
I am extremely sorry about the incident.
 

Ybuster

Active Member
Hi mom!
After trying for 2 months, I finally managed to get an appointment with USCIS. ( basically me calling rhem

However, the interview date is actually on my current flight date. I will most likely miss it so need to start arranging my new flight + plans back home.

I wanted to ask how soon an i551 stamp is issued in general? Can it be issued on the spot? Or need to wait for a week to arrive like a regular non immigrant visa? If it depends, what can you do to expedite it?


For anyone who is looking to get an appointment with them for i551,
What has worked for me is that my inquiries to get an appt were never considered urgent, so They put me into a regular queue and I waited up to 30 days a few times. However I never received a callback from them. I called them again to tell that I never received a call, one agent was kind enough to turn my current inquiry into an urgent one. I sent inquiries for callbacks probably 4-5 times from time to time. Not sure if this can be repetitive but hope it’s helpful for anyone.

Thank you as always.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Hi mom!
After trying for 2 months, I finally managed to get an appointment with USCIS. ( basically me calling rhem

However, the interview date is actually on my current flight date. I will most likely miss it so need to start arranging my new flight + plans back home.

I wanted to ask how soon an i551 stamp is issued in general? Can it be issued on the spot? Or need to wait for a week to arrive like a regular non immigrant visa? If it depends, what can you do to expedite it?


For anyone who is looking to get an appointment with them for i551,
What has worked for me is that my inquiries to get an appt were never considered urgent, so They put me into a regular queue and I waited up to 30 days a few times. However I never received a callback from them. I called them again to tell that I never received a call, one agent was kind enough to turn my current inquiry into an urgent one. I sent inquiries for callbacks probably 4-5 times from time to time. Not sure if this can be repetitive but hope it’s helpful for anyone.

Thank you as always.
Oh wow! Not quite sure why your INFOPASS took so long to get scheduled, maybe you’ve just be unlucky with USCIS. I know of cases that got scheduled right away as soon as they informed the agents about the urgency of their travel, as in need to travel within the next couple of days. Maybe you told them your travel plan was like two to three months away?

Anyway, the I-551 is a stamp that gets issued on the spot, you need a valid passport for this as that is when the stamp gets put on.
 

Ybuster

Active Member
Oh wow! Not quite sure why your INFOPASS took so long to get scheduled, maybe you’ve just be unlucky with USCIS. I know of cases that got scheduled right away as soon as they informed the agents about the urgency of their travel, as in need to travel within the next couple of days. Maybe you told them your travel plan was like two to three months away?

Anyway, the I-551 is a stamp that gets issued on the spot, you need a valid passport for this as that is when the stamp gets put on.
amazing. Thank you for the clarification! Appreciate it!
 

dhanu159

Well-Known Member
Hi @SusieQQQ @Sm1smom
Would like to get an insight from you'll...so I am planning to travel outside US (emergency)..with all these new strains popping up and new restrictions been put on am kinda getting nervous. My question is , i see all the restriction put on by US says LPR and citizend exempt from these restrictions. So help me get this clear - so if LPRs are except what do we need to worry about travelling outside USA and then entering?...if LPRs are excempt do we need to apply for reentry permit if we are planning on being outside just for 3 weeks?
 

Worker2020

Member
Hi @SusieQQQ @Sm1smom
Would like to get an insight from you'll...so I am planning to travel outside US (emergency)..with all these new strains popping up and new restrictions been put on am kinda getting nervous. My question is , i see all the restriction put on by US says LPR and citizend exempt from these restrictions. So help me get this clear - so if LPRs are except what do we need to worry about travelling outside USA and then entering?...if LPRs are excempt do we need to apply for reentry permit if we are planning on being outside just for 3 weeks?
As far as I know if LPR travels outside for less than 6 months there's should not be an issue to reenter and no advance parol travel document required below 6 months. Anyone correct me please.
 

dhanu159

Well-Known Member
As far as I know if LPR travels outside for less than 6 months there's should not be an issue to reenter and no advance parol travel document required below 6 months. Anyone correct me please.
My question is more into covid and restrictions- i have seen people say they have gotten stuck but if LPRS are exempt what variable makes them stuck is what im try to fig out!
 

fauchc

Active Member
My question is more into covid and restrictions- i have seen people say they have gotten stuck but if LPRS are exempt what variable makes them stuck is what im try to fig out!
No issues to leave the US and reenter. You just need to have a negative covid test 3 days before your flight to the US.
 

Sm1smom

Super Moderator
Hi @SusieQQQ @Sm1smom
Would like to get an insight from you'll...so I am planning to travel outside US (emergency)..with all these new strains popping up and new restrictions been put on am kinda getting nervous. My question is , i see all the restriction put on by US says LPR and citizend exempt from these restrictions. So help me get this clear - so if LPRs are except what do we need to worry about travelling outside USA and then entering?...if LPRs are excempt do we need to apply for reentry permit if we are planning on being outside just for 3 weeks?
My question is more into covid and restrictions- i have seen people say they have gotten stuck but if LPRS are exempt what variable makes them stuck is what im try to fig out!
AFAIK, all the restrictions the US has had or still have in place do exempt LPRs and USCs. You don’t need a re-entry permit in such a case. All you need is proof of your LPR status. Any LPR or USC that was stuck outside the US could be due to lockdown restrictions put in place in the country/places they were in at the time, not by the US.
 
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