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To process your application, the US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) must capture your biometrics. Please appear at the below Application Support Center at the date and time specified. If you fail to appear as scheduled, your application will be considered abandoned.When I checked to see how long processing will take, it was still six months. So I guess I should be conservative and start the 6-month countdown after they get my biometrics :-).
Application Support Center:
842 Virginia Run Cove
Memphis, TN 38122
Date and Time of Appointment:
When you go the Application Support Center to have your biometrics taken, you must bring:
Cell phones, cameras, or other recording devices are not permitted.
- This appointment notice and
- Photo identification. Naturalization applicants must bring their Alien Registration Card. All other applicants must bring a passport, driver's license, national ID, military ID, or State-issued photo ID. If you appear without proper identification, your biometrics may not be taken.
Request for Rescheduling:
□ Please reschedule my appointment. Upon receipt of your request, you will be provided a new appointment notice. Make a copy of this notice for your records, then mail the original with your request to USCIS Memphis, 842 Virginia Run Cove, Memphis, TN 38122. Mail a copy of your request to the Service Center where you filed your I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions of Residence.
Due to limited seating availability in our lobby area, only persons who are necessary to assist with transportation or completing the biometrics worksheet should accompany you. If you have open wounds or bandages/casts when you appear, the USCIS may reschedule your appointment if it is determined your injuries will interfere with taking your biometrics.
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Warm Whiskers Eye Pillow
Comforting friends with a calming scent
The Warm Whiskers freezable or heatable eye pillows help reduce eye puffiness and strain, headaches, facial tension and sinus pressure. Each animal is filled with relaxing lavender and chamomile.
Send this cuddly friend to bed with your little one or enjoy the therapeutic and aromatic warmth yourself.
Select from Five Animals: Polar Bear, Brown Bear, Cat, Dog, or Bunny
You've got to be kidding me.
I guess buying those gloves last week wasn't too early after all :-).
"Tennessee Watches and Warnings
National Weather Service Zone - TNZ088
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
343 AM CST TUE NOV 6 2007
FIRST HARD FREEZE OF THE SEASON EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING ACROSS THE MIDSOUTH.
Cold high pressure will build into the Midsouth tonight. As a result, skies will be clear and winds are expected to be light. This combination will allow temperatures to drop into mid 20s to lower 30s by Wednesday morning across the Midsouth."
Well THAT was quick...
Remember that blog entry I wrote last month about sending in my immigration application to remove the conditions of my permanent residency? Well, USCIS (a.k.a. INS) had cashed the $545 check last week, which is great because at least now I know they'd received the application. When I called to ask how long before I can expect the receipt notice to arrive, the girl said it can take up to 4 weeks for me to get it.
So imagine my surprise when I checked the mail today and I got the receipt notice :-). The whole process took less than a month, which is much faster than I expected. I guess they're mostly caught up with the backlog :-).
For my friends who are in the same boat, here's what the letter says:
Your conditional resident status is extended for a period of one year. During the one-year extension you are authorized employment and travel.
In order to further process your petition, you will be receiving an Application Support Center (ASC) appointment notice with a specific time, date, and location to capture your fingerprints, photo and signature. You MUST wait for your appointment notice before going to the ASC for biometric processing.
NOTE: Conditional resident applicants, including conditional resident dependents residing overseas pursuant to military or government orders, WILL NOT RECEIVE an ASC appointment notice. To complete biometric processing, these applicants must submit the required items listed on the I-751 form instructions.
If you have not already done so, provide supporting documents to assist USCIS in processing your petition and to establish eligibility to remove the conditional basis of your permanent residence. PLEASE INCLUDE A COPY OF THIS RECEIPT NOTICE WITH ANY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS YOU SUBMIT. Such evidence may include, but is not limited to, the following items:
- Lease of joint tenancy or joint ownership of assets
- Joint mortgage agreement and/or property deed
- Tax returns
- Birth certificate(s) of any child(ren) born from the marriage
- Joint policies of life, medical and/or car insurance
Upon receipt of your ASC appointment notice, you can find the status of your case on-line at http://www.uscis.gov/. To view the status of your case, enter the application number found at the top of the ASC appointment notice. NOTE: The I-751 form type will be listed as "CR189" under the application type in our case status on-line pool.
I was a little confused about the part where it said, "Conditional resident applicants, including conditional resident dependents residing overseas pursuant to military or government orders, WILL NOT RECEIVE an ASC appointment notice." I was like, "...But you just SAID I was going to get an ASC Notice."
Then I realized that what they actually meant was: "Conditional resident applicants (including conditional resident dependents) residing overseas pursuant to military or government orders..."
Or mathematically speaking:
(Conditional residents + their dependents) living overseas
Conditional residents + (their dependents living overseas)
I thought to myself, "Geez. No wonder people hire immigration lawyers. The way they write these things can be really confusing."
Ah, well--at least the process has started :-). According to processing times published on uscis.gov, the whole thing'll take about 6 months if there aren't any problems--which is why they extend your conditional permanent residency for another year :-).