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I want to know has anyone traveled on a B1/b2 visa after they have filed for the cr-1.

I have a 10 year b1/ b2 and I would like to know if I can visit my husband while I wait for the process to finish

It depends on where in the pipeline your case is. If it at NVC, then be prepared for the extra glare at the PoE if you decide to travel. I had traveled on my B1/B2 to visit my husband, but we had not yet petitioned. Maybe someone else who have had that experience can shed more light on your issue.



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April 2, 2014: I-130 Filed with Chicago Lockbox

April 7, 2014: Packaged received by USCIS

April 8, 2014: Received NOA 1

Sept. 17, 2014: Received NOA 2. Case APPROVED with no RFEs

Oct. 17, 2014: Case # Assigned by NVC (Same day case was received, according to Julian # calculation)

Oct. 21, 2014: Received letter from NVC

Oct. 22, 2014: DS-261 completed and submitted to NVC

Oct. 31, 2014: Paid AOS invoice


Dec 08, 2014: Sent in IV & AoS packages

Dec 11, 2014: Package received by NVC

Dec 12, 2014: Received email from NVC acknowledging receipt. I assume this is our scan date

Dec 25, 2014: Paid IV bill

Dec 29, 2014: Funds deducted from bank account. DS-260 became available, and was completed

Dec 30, 2014: Submitted DS-260

Feb. 12, 2015: Case Complete with NO checklist! whoot, whoot!

Mar. 25, 2015: Received P4. Interview

April 29,2015: Completed medical examination

May 13, 2015: Interview Date APPROVED :dancing:

May 19, 2015: Received Package

Oct. 22, 2015: Travelled to my new home :) (In order to get IR-1 Green Card) Expiration date on IR-1/CR-1 Visa - Oct. 29, 2015

Nov 10, 2015: Received Social Security Card

Jan 4, 2016: LPR Green Card arrived.

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I want to know has anyone traveled on a B1/b2 visa after they have filed for the cr-1.

I have a 10 year b1/ b2 and I would like to know if I can visit my husband while I wait for the process to finish

I did visit my husband last April and our papers was already at NVC. I was able to travel without any problems.

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I've been traveling in and out of the US for my business trips with B1 visa while I'm waiting for my CR-1.
Never got any issues from them at the immigration. (I'd say I went in and out over 6-7times)
JUST came back from Cayman islands via Miami. Again, no issues. Hope everything goes smooth :)

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