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[Q] Anything that can be done when USCIS Field Office refuses to give temporary stamps while I-829 is pending?


[Q] Many USCIS Field Offices refuse to stamp passports of people who have pending I-829s with temporary evidence of permanent resident status with I-551 stamp, on the ground that I-829 receipt notice should suffice for work and travel purposes. However, this view does not take into account the fact that CPB often wants to see temporary stamps. Will you issue a memo to all USCIS Field Offices telling them that all pending I-829 applicants should get their permanent resident stamps in their passports?

In USCIS' own words:

USCIS is in the process of updating the language regarding this issue on the Form I-829 receipt notice which will resolve this issue.