We recently filed my I-751, i have received the one year extension, given my biometrics. What happens next? Is this the time to wait and wait some more or can I call USCIS for a biometrics update? Is there some phone number one can call to check if the biometrics process has been completed? My online status has been under initial review since we filed.Here is my timeline:
I-751 submitted: last week of January, 2013
Received extension: 2nd week of feb, 2013
Biometrics done : Feb 28, 2013
GC expires: last week of April, 2013
Filed at : California Service Center
What happens is not very much. In another 6-12 months, CIS will look at your case, and will either approve it, or you will receive a notice that more information is needed or that you and your spouse should appear for an interview. CIS is slow in processing I-751 petitions. Be patient.
There is no need to make any type of inquires after having had your biometrics taken. Even if you do, it'll get you nowhere. You need to be patient and wait for a decision on your case. Sometimes takes more than 6 months. Given that you filed jointly, your case will most likely be approved. In the meantime, the case filing receipt extended your green card by one more year, with travel and employment being authorized.
Get free answers from experienced attorneys.
25,134 answers this week
2,662 attorneys answering
Don't speak legalese? We define thousands of terms in plain English.Browse our legal dictionary