What will happen if I have not received my I-829 receipt when my conditional green card expires? - EB5Investors.com

What will happen if I have not received my I-829 receipt when my conditional green card expires?

My conditional green card will expire on Jan. 29, 2021. My lawyers and the regional center filed the I-829 for me and it was delivered on Nov. 12. However, due to the extreme delay at USCIS Dallas Lockbox (because of COVID-19 and other significant filings), my application package has not been processed as of mid December.

Due to the lack of receipt notice and receipt number, I could not get an I-551 stamp to extend my status as well.

What will happen if I still have not received the receipt notice before Jan. 29 next year? Will I be deported? How can I prove that the application was filed other than the FedEx tracking information?

Answers

Steffanie J Lewis

Steffanie J Lewis

Immigration Attorneys
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Get an InfoPass online from the USCIS local office. They will stamp your passport to reflect your status. I assume you have a receipt for your filing. You are then in a status created by the attorney general until the USCIS processes your application to remove the condition.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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You won''t be deported but I would recommend not traveling internationally until it comes. If travel becomes essential, see if your check has been cashed and, with the case number on the back, request an INFOPASSS for a passport I-551 stamp. There is also an email for the Unit handling I-829.

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Immigration Attorneys
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You will not be deported. Do not worry. The process for everyone is slow. If your employer needs verification of CPR extension, speak with your attorney. Do not travel internationally unless you are prepared to wait for the receipt abroad.

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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Receipts are often delayed but you can likely get the file number off the cashed check. If the case was properly filed, you will get the receipt before expiration of your status. Also, if a U.S. citizen''s passport expires, he or she does not cease to be a U.S. citizen. This issue relates to evidence of your status, not your actual status.

Kevin Michael Tracy

Kevin Michael Tracy

Immigration Attorneys
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Your attorney should advise you. However, you will not be deported. If you have a tracking number, establish that it was received. Also, check with your bank to see if a check has cleared or if the attorney sent his check, ask for a copy of the check.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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Unless you are otherwise removable from the United States, the lack of an I-829 receipt notice alone is not enough to get you deported. You remain a conditional, lawful, permanent resident as long as your timely filed I-829 petition remains pending with the USCIS. Once your 18-month receipt/extension notice expires (or within 30 days of its expiration), you are entitled to continuing evidence of your conditional lawful permanent resident status. At that time, you can schedule an INFOPASS appointment for your passport stamp. If you do not receive your extension notice by Jan. 29, 2021, and you need evidence of it for work or travel purposes, you can email the IPO to inquire about the status of the receipt notice. Sometimes you can look on the back of the filing fee check image. When it is cashed, the USCIS often puts the case/receipt number on the reverse side of the check; sometimes they don''t.

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