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I have applied for my spouse immigration visa and her prority date is near and my green card expiring on 14th feb, 2018. I just applied for i90 for renewal of green card and my fingerprint appointment is on 29th jan. I havenot submitted the documents to NVC yet because if i submit now then till the time they review my case , my green card will be expired. What should i have to do in this case? Renewal processing will be like 5-6 month. Is there anyway to submit any kind of proof that verify my status , so that i can avoid 5 month wait.
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ANSWER: Once you get the Receipt Notice for the I-90, go to the local USCIS center to get the I-551 stamp in your passport. That I-551 stamp is proof of your permanent resident status just like the green card.

For now, send in the stuff that the NVC is requesting, so that is does not delay your wife's processing. Once you get that stamp I told you about, send a copy of that to the NVC as well.

You can make an appointment for the stamp by going here: infopass.uscis.gov.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
is it ok to send i551 later?or it is better to send all together. i have already scheduled appointment on 30th jan for stamp i551. they will give stamp before expiration or i have to wait till my green card get expired?

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ANSWER: As I said before, you to send the I-551 stamp to the NVC later.

And yes, you can get the stamp before the current green card expires. That's why I said you can go get it with the Receipt Notice. If you have the Receipt Notice for the I-90, which you should by now, you can go get the I-551 stamp.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I went today for fingerprint and they put one year extended sticker on back of my permanent resident card
and told me that i donot need i 551 stamp , the same resident card with extended sticker works. is that ok? or i have to get i551 stamp
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