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Upgrading a petition I-130 F2A to CR1 help please

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Hi! I just recently signed up.

My husband is an LPR. We were married March 5, 2015. He is currently processing his N400 application and got his Biometrics appointment and it will be on Aug. 23, 2015.

We were confused on when to file an i-130 petition for me. IF we file right away, (he is still an LPR) we can upgrade the petition from F2A to a CR1 once he gets naturalized, right? I have seen posts on some threads that it will take a maximum 60 days for the upgrade to take effect. That would take a while and we dont want any delays because we've been in a long distance relationship for 6yearsssss....and we cant wait to be together for good :(

So our second option is to wait for him to be naturalized (hopefully it will be soon) and we will file the i-130 (CR1) petition afterwards to avoid the 60days waiting period of an upgrade.

W/c is better? We are really confused now :(

I need your suggestions VJers.. Especially those who are similar to this case.. Thank you so much!


NOTHING WORTH HAVING EVER COMES EASY

 

Spoiler

My husband's N-400 Application

July 7, 2015 - Mailed N-400

July 16, 2015 - Money order cashed

July 21, 2015 – NOA

Aug 13, 2015 - Biometrics Appointment

Aug 17, 2015 - In line for interview

Oct 5, 2015 - Interview letter received

Nov 9, 2015 - Interview date

Nov 25, 2015 - Oath Taking My husband is now a US citizen!

 

OUR I-130 JOURNEY:

Dec 7, 2015 - I-130 petition sent to Phoenix, AZ

Dec 9, 2015 - Petition delivered

Dec 11, 2015 - NOA1 notice date

Dec 18, 2015 - NOA1 hardcopy (Nebraska Service Center)

Jan 21, 2016 - NOA2 received via email [41 days from NOA1]

Jan 29, 2016 - NOA2 hardcopy received & online status changed to "Case was sent to the Dept. of State"

Feb 16, 2016 - Case number and IIN assigned

 

Removal of Conditions (I-751):

May 11, 2018 - Filed I-751

Jun 8, 2018 - NOA Date

Jun 12, 2018 - Check cashed

Jun 14, 2018 - NOA received in the mail

 

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Either way there is waiting involved.

Thanks for replying, apple21!

Yes you are right, i just dont want to make a decision that will further delay the process. Ahhh this is frustrating... :(

I've read your immigration timeline. So you're also a Filipino like me. Your journey of an f2a petition isnt that quite long compared to others. Congrats! :)


NOTHING WORTH HAVING EVER COMES EASY

 

Spoiler

My husband's N-400 Application

July 7, 2015 - Mailed N-400

July 16, 2015 - Money order cashed

July 21, 2015 – NOA

Aug 13, 2015 - Biometrics Appointment

Aug 17, 2015 - In line for interview

Oct 5, 2015 - Interview letter received

Nov 9, 2015 - Interview date

Nov 25, 2015 - Oath Taking My husband is now a US citizen!

 

OUR I-130 JOURNEY:

Dec 7, 2015 - I-130 petition sent to Phoenix, AZ

Dec 9, 2015 - Petition delivered

Dec 11, 2015 - NOA1 notice date

Dec 18, 2015 - NOA1 hardcopy (Nebraska Service Center)

Jan 21, 2016 - NOA2 received via email [41 days from NOA1]

Jan 29, 2016 - NOA2 hardcopy received & online status changed to "Case was sent to the Dept. of State"

Feb 16, 2016 - Case number and IIN assigned

 

Removal of Conditions (I-751):

May 11, 2018 - Filed I-751

Jun 8, 2018 - NOA Date

Jun 12, 2018 - Check cashed

Jun 14, 2018 - NOA received in the mail

 

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Hi! I just recently signed up.

My husband is an LPR. We were married March 5, 2015. He is currently processing his N400 application and got his Biometrics appointment and it will be on Aug. 23, 2015.

We were confused on when to file an i-130 petition for me. IF we file right away, (he is still an LPR) we can upgrade the petition from F2A to a CR1 once he gets naturalized, right? I have seen posts on some threads that it will take a maximum 60 days for the upgrade to take effect. That would take a while and we dont want any delays because we've been in a long distance relationship for 6yearsssss....and we cant wait to be together for good :(

So our second option is to wait for him to be naturalized (hopefully it will be soon) and we will file the i-130 (CR1) petition afterwards to avoid the 60days waiting period of an upgrade.

W/c is better? We are really confused now :(

I need your suggestions VJers.. Especially those who are similar to this case.. Thank you so much!

It is my opinion it is bes to get the I-130 started as soon as possible and the upgrade when available. That is what I did. After naturalization and informing USCIS of that, it should take about 7 days to upgrade the visa category. Enlisting the assistance of a congressman or senator is helpful.

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It is my opinion it is bes to get the I-130 started as soon as possible and the upgrade when available. That is what I did. After naturalization and informing USCIS of that, it should take about 7 days to upgrade the visa category. Enlisting the assistance of a congressman or senator is helpful.

7 days?! Wow, that was fast! I called USCIS yesterday and they told me that it would take 15-30 days to process the upgrade request alone.. But they wont tell me the exact days on when they will approve the request.. We dont know any congressman/senator.. :( is it why it took you only 7days to upgrade?

If u dont mind, can i ask for your immigration timeline? Thank you in advance :)


NOTHING WORTH HAVING EVER COMES EASY

 

Spoiler

My husband's N-400 Application

July 7, 2015 - Mailed N-400

July 16, 2015 - Money order cashed

July 21, 2015 – NOA

Aug 13, 2015 - Biometrics Appointment

Aug 17, 2015 - In line for interview

Oct 5, 2015 - Interview letter received

Nov 9, 2015 - Interview date

Nov 25, 2015 - Oath Taking My husband is now a US citizen!

 

OUR I-130 JOURNEY:

Dec 7, 2015 - I-130 petition sent to Phoenix, AZ

Dec 9, 2015 - Petition delivered

Dec 11, 2015 - NOA1 notice date

Dec 18, 2015 - NOA1 hardcopy (Nebraska Service Center)

Jan 21, 2016 - NOA2 received via email [41 days from NOA1]

Jan 29, 2016 - NOA2 hardcopy received & online status changed to "Case was sent to the Dept. of State"

Feb 16, 2016 - Case number and IIN assigned

 

Removal of Conditions (I-751):

May 11, 2018 - Filed I-751

Jun 8, 2018 - NOA Date

Jun 12, 2018 - Check cashed

Jun 14, 2018 - NOA received in the mail

 

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