I filed for a I-751 a week ago and I urgently need to travel on October 24th. I need a stamp on my passport to be able to leave and come back to the US and I don’t have time to wait for the receipt. Can I schedule an appointment and get a stamp without the receipt ?
It is advisable book an InfoPass appointment at your local immigration office for further assistance.
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If your green card will be expired before you return, you may need that 551 stamp. You can find your receipt number on the endorsement of the cleared check. So if you paid for the I-751 and biometric fees with checks that have cleared, print out the endorsed checks. The receipt number there may allow the service center to look up the file, even though it has not been processed yet. But know that you may not be able to book an infopass appointment unless your situation is outside the "normal processing time" which for a receipt notice, is 30 days. Receipts for I-751 petitions are running extremely long, they are sometimes taking 1-2 months to get, so they are often outside normal processing times, but one week, is well within the normal time frame. Speak with an immigration attorney if you need to have this process expedited or the consequences of leaving without the stamp explained in your situation.
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