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Bit of background here....

October 2012, while working on an L1 visa in Arizona, i decided to take a trip down to New Orleans, where I met a lady from NYC by the name of Ashley. We kept in touch and things gather pace, as they do.

Ashley came over to visit Ireland a few time and I visited New York quiet a bit. We chat daily on the phone and skype. I'm sure you've all been here.

In December 2013, We got engaged :D We then started discussing plans for Ashley to come to Ireland and live. Original plan was to live in Ireland for 2 years then move back to the US and start a family.

CHANGE OF PLAN #1

Things changed in April when she landed a good job so we decided I should get to the US as soon as possible. I was with my company 9 years at the time and fancied a change anyway so me moving made sense.

Started the K1 process in April but only got the petition approved late September, we had the wedding booked for November. So basically we ran out of time/didn't apply early enough

We had to scrap the K1 application

Sent in a letter cancelling the K1 application and then started the IR1 application. Plan was then that on receipt of the visa, I would quit my job and move over - we were looking at mid summer for everything to be complete and visa in hand.

CHANGE OF PLAN #2!

I changed my job at the end of February. Managed to get a job in the same industry ut at a higher grade for twice the money! So the first job site I get sent to is........ NEW YORK :dancing: . The job is 200 miles from Ashleys house, she lives with her parents, which is way better than 3000 miles across sea.

I have to emphasize that I have a B1 visa for this job and all is legal and above board. I'm an Irish citizen on site on a contract in the US.

So...... I'm in the garden on Saturday, like a good husband, trying to avoid my wife belting me with the shovel(marital bliss!!), when the mailman arrives with a letter telling us that the petition has been approved.

Onto the NVC -

my quesions are:

  1. How do I inform the NVS that I am in the US?
  2. Can I do the Visa interview in the US or do I need to return to my current place of full time residence in Ireland?

Thanks

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***Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to Adjustment of Status from Work, Student, & Tourist Visas forum.***

**Moderator hat off**

File an I-485 to begin the Adjustment of Status process. USCIS will recall the file from the NVC.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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