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I-130 Approved...what's next?

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Hey VJ peeps!

My husband's I-130 petition finally got approved yesterday :dancing: ...we're so excited!!! What's usually the next step? How soon do I start calling NVC? I'm trying to go through these discussions and also the wiki page....it's all so overwhelming and a bit confusing but I'm ready to get things started. I also filed an I-129F for the K3 spousal visa which was approved yesterday as well. But from what I've been reading on here that may be null and void since the CR1 will take precedence at NVC. Thanks in advance for any assistance or advice you can share and good luck to everyone on their journey!

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To the best of my knowledge, because the I-130 was approved first you should be on the CR1/IR1 track (someone please feel free to correct this if I'm wrong). Take the time to brush up on the NVC stage using this very informative guide by VJ member Saylin. It should answer all of your questions.

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process


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Congrats!!

Yeah the I-129F will automatically die down.

Brush up on the NVC process. Then start calling NVC after 2-3 weeks to get your case #. Takes a fair bit of patience.

Now, take a few days to enjoy the I130 approval.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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