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Hi Folks , I understand that I'm applying for CR-1 for my wife , the question is , what my Stepdaughter will get??? CR-1 , CR-2 or IR-1 or *don't Know* , please help me understand.

Thanks


I-130

02-06-06 NOA-1

02-21-06 *touched*

04-27-06 Approved (Wife)

05-02-06 Approved (Stepchild)

04-28-06 *touched*

05-01-06 *touched*

I-129F

02-22-06 NOA-1

03-08-06 *touched*

04-28-06 *touched*

05-04-06 *touched*

05-17-06 APPROVED

05-26-06 Received by NVC

05-30-06 Case # assigned

05-31-06 Sent to Bogota

06-02-06 Received at embassy (signed by Pedro)

06-06-06 Sent packet 3 to Medellin

06-08-06 Received packet 3

06-12-06 Faxed and mailed packet 3 back to US Embassy

06-16-06 Received packet 4 // INTERVIEW DATE JULY 21ST , 2006

07-21-06 Visas APPROVED , coming to America on July 28 , 2006

NVC

05-08-06 received (Stepchild)

05-09-06 received (wife)

05-12-06 case # assigned (Stepchild)

05-19-06 case # assigned (Wife)

AOS

05-02-08 AOS received in Chicago Lockbox

05-20-08 Bometrics done for both of them

06-15-08 RFE for 864

07-18-08 Resumed processing

11-07-08 I called USCIS and placed an "Service request"

12-02-08 "Service Request" notice received

12-17-08 Interview letter received dated on 12-08-08

02-18-09 Interview date at 8:45AM

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Hi Folks , I understand that I'm applying for CR-1 for my wife , the question is , what my Stepdaughter will get??? CR-1 , CR-2 or IR-1 or *don't Know* , please help me understand.

Thanks

CR-1: if you are married for less than 2 years at the time of visa issuance, then it will be a CR-1. I think, CR stands for Conditional Residency. If you are married for more than 2 years at the time of visa issuance, then it will be IR-1. I do not know, what would your step daughter's visa type be.


I-130 Timeline with USCIS:

It took 92 days for I-130 to get approved from the filing date

NVC Process of I-130:

It took 78 days to complete the NVC process

Interview Process at The U.S. Embassy

Interview took 223 days from the I-130 filing date. Immigrant Visa was issued right after the interview

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Hi Folks , I understand that I'm applying for CR-1 for my wife , the question is , what my Stepdaughter will get??? CR-1 , CR-2 or IR-1 or *don't Know* , please help me understand.

Thanks

CR-1: if you are married for less than 2 years at the time of visa issuance, then it will be a CR-1. I think, CR stands for Conditional Residency. If you are married for more than 2 years at the time of visa issuance, then it will be IR-1. I do not know, what would your step daughter's visa type be.

Thank you Simple male , anyone out othere that knows what type of a visa a stepchild gets???


I-130

02-06-06 NOA-1

02-21-06 *touched*

04-27-06 Approved (Wife)

05-02-06 Approved (Stepchild)

04-28-06 *touched*

05-01-06 *touched*

I-129F

02-22-06 NOA-1

03-08-06 *touched*

04-28-06 *touched*

05-04-06 *touched*

05-17-06 APPROVED

05-26-06 Received by NVC

05-30-06 Case # assigned

05-31-06 Sent to Bogota

06-02-06 Received at embassy (signed by Pedro)

06-06-06 Sent packet 3 to Medellin

06-08-06 Received packet 3

06-12-06 Faxed and mailed packet 3 back to US Embassy

06-16-06 Received packet 4 // INTERVIEW DATE JULY 21ST , 2006

07-21-06 Visas APPROVED , coming to America on July 28 , 2006

NVC

05-08-06 received (Stepchild)

05-09-06 received (wife)

05-12-06 case # assigned (Stepchild)

05-19-06 case # assigned (Wife)

AOS

05-02-08 AOS received in Chicago Lockbox

05-20-08 Bometrics done for both of them

06-15-08 RFE for 864

07-18-08 Resumed processing

11-07-08 I called USCIS and placed an "Service request"

12-02-08 "Service Request" notice received

12-17-08 Interview letter received dated on 12-08-08

02-18-09 Interview date at 8:45AM

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Frank i think your step childs visa will be CR-2.. :thumbs:


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frank_cuenca,

Your wife - not you - is applying for an immigrant visa. Immigrant visas come with many different designations, corresponding to the designations for LPRs that indicate how the person qualified for LPR status.

When applied to the visa,

CR-1 indicates pending conditional LPR status, based on being the spouse of a USC for less than 2 years at the time visa is granted.

IR-1 indicates pending LPR status (without conditions), based on being the spouse of a USC for more than 2 years at the time the visa is granted.

CR-2 and IR-2 indicates a child of a CR-1 and IR-1, respectively.

There can be confusion when someone with a CR visa gets IR status if one fails to understand that the designation is attached at the time the benefit, be it the visa or the immigration status, is granted. Status is granted when a person with an immigrant visa enters the USA, not when the visa is granted.

Yodrak

Hi Folks , I understand that I'm applying for CR-1 for my wife , the question is , what my Stepdaughter will get??? CR-1 , CR-2 or IR-1 or *don't Know* , please help me understand.

Thanks

Edited by Yodrak

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frank_cuenca,

Your wife - not you - is applying for an immigrant visa. Immigrant visas come with many different designations, corresponding to the designations for LPRs that indicate how the person qualified for LPR status.

When applied to the visa,

CR-1 indicates pending conditional LPR status, based on being the spouse of a USC for less than 2 years at the time visa is granted.

IR-1 indicates pending LPR status (without conditions), based on being the spouse of a USC for more than 2 years at the time the visa is granted.

CR-2 and IR-2 indicates a child of a CR-1 and IR-1, respectively.

There can be confusion when someone with a CR visa gets IR status if one fails to understand that the designation is attached at the time the benefit, be it the visa or the immigration status, is granted. Status is granted when a person with an immigrant visa enters the USA, not when the visa is granted.

Yodrak

Hi Folks , I understand that I'm applying for CR-1 for my wife , the question is , what my Stepdaughter will get??? CR-1 , CR-2 or IR-1 or *don't Know* , please help me understand.

Thanks

Thnk you Yodrak


I-130

02-06-06 NOA-1

02-21-06 *touched*

04-27-06 Approved (Wife)

05-02-06 Approved (Stepchild)

04-28-06 *touched*

05-01-06 *touched*

I-129F

02-22-06 NOA-1

03-08-06 *touched*

04-28-06 *touched*

05-04-06 *touched*

05-17-06 APPROVED

05-26-06 Received by NVC

05-30-06 Case # assigned

05-31-06 Sent to Bogota

06-02-06 Received at embassy (signed by Pedro)

06-06-06 Sent packet 3 to Medellin

06-08-06 Received packet 3

06-12-06 Faxed and mailed packet 3 back to US Embassy

06-16-06 Received packet 4 // INTERVIEW DATE JULY 21ST , 2006

07-21-06 Visas APPROVED , coming to America on July 28 , 2006

NVC

05-08-06 received (Stepchild)

05-09-06 received (wife)

05-12-06 case # assigned (Stepchild)

05-19-06 case # assigned (Wife)

AOS

05-02-08 AOS received in Chicago Lockbox

05-20-08 Bometrics done for both of them

06-15-08 RFE for 864

07-18-08 Resumed processing

11-07-08 I called USCIS and placed an "Service request"

12-02-08 "Service Request" notice received

12-17-08 Interview letter received dated on 12-08-08

02-18-09 Interview date at 8:45AM

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Your wife and step-daughter's interview letters from the US Consulate will also say what kind of categories they will be. I know, for parents, it is IR-5.


I-130 Timeline with USCIS:

It took 92 days for I-130 to get approved from the filing date

NVC Process of I-130:

It took 78 days to complete the NVC process

Interview Process at The U.S. Embassy

Interview took 223 days from the I-130 filing date. Immigrant Visa was issued right after the interview

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Your wife and step-daughter's interview letters from the US Consulate will also say what kind of categories they will be. I know, for parents, it is IR-5.

Yodrak , Euro and Simple Male , you guys are AWSOME , what would've I do with out you !!!! B)

The reason I'm asking is because I was briefly reading "James Shorcuts" and there is a part that I have to specify the type of visa my relatives are applying for.

Something else , I was going to open a new topic ,but the hack , I'll show my frustration here; it's been 83 days since I sent my I-129F and 77 days since receipt date and no response. Like you and everyone else on this website I'm desperate to have my beloved ones with me but I guess my luck is not helping me at all with the famous "Act of Life" I-129F.

Ok , I feel better now that I let it out.

Thank you for reading this.

Edited by frank_cuenca

I-130

02-06-06 NOA-1

02-21-06 *touched*

04-27-06 Approved (Wife)

05-02-06 Approved (Stepchild)

04-28-06 *touched*

05-01-06 *touched*

I-129F

02-22-06 NOA-1

03-08-06 *touched*

04-28-06 *touched*

05-04-06 *touched*

05-17-06 APPROVED

05-26-06 Received by NVC

05-30-06 Case # assigned

05-31-06 Sent to Bogota

06-02-06 Received at embassy (signed by Pedro)

06-06-06 Sent packet 3 to Medellin

06-08-06 Received packet 3

06-12-06 Faxed and mailed packet 3 back to US Embassy

06-16-06 Received packet 4 // INTERVIEW DATE JULY 21ST , 2006

07-21-06 Visas APPROVED , coming to America on July 28 , 2006

NVC

05-08-06 received (Stepchild)

05-09-06 received (wife)

05-12-06 case # assigned (Stepchild)

05-19-06 case # assigned (Wife)

AOS

05-02-08 AOS received in Chicago Lockbox

05-20-08 Bometrics done for both of them

06-15-08 RFE for 864

07-18-08 Resumed processing

11-07-08 I called USCIS and placed an "Service request"

12-02-08 "Service Request" notice received

12-17-08 Interview letter received dated on 12-08-08

02-18-09 Interview date at 8:45AM

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frank_cuenca,

'Immigrant Visa', or 'Family-based Immigrant Visa' will do nicely.

Yodrak

Yodrak , Euro and Simple Male , you guys are AWSOME , what would've I do with out you !!!! B)

The reason I'm asking is because I was briefly reading "James Shorcuts" and there is a part that I have to specify the type of visa my relatives are applying for.

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The reason I'm asking is because I was briefly reading "James Shorcuts" and there is a part that I have to specify the type of visa my relatives are applying for.

You are referring to the cover sheet...correct???

It would be CR-1 for your wife and CR-2 for your stepdaughter.


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The reason I'm asking is because I was briefly reading "James Shorcuts" and there is a part that I have to specify the type of visa my relatives are applying for.

You are referring to the cover sheet...correct???

It would be CR-1 for your wife and CR-2 for your stepdaughter.

Aussiewnch , you knew exactly what I was referring to , thank you very much


I-130

02-06-06 NOA-1

02-21-06 *touched*

04-27-06 Approved (Wife)

05-02-06 Approved (Stepchild)

04-28-06 *touched*

05-01-06 *touched*

I-129F

02-22-06 NOA-1

03-08-06 *touched*

04-28-06 *touched*

05-04-06 *touched*

05-17-06 APPROVED

05-26-06 Received by NVC

05-30-06 Case # assigned

05-31-06 Sent to Bogota

06-02-06 Received at embassy (signed by Pedro)

06-06-06 Sent packet 3 to Medellin

06-08-06 Received packet 3

06-12-06 Faxed and mailed packet 3 back to US Embassy

06-16-06 Received packet 4 // INTERVIEW DATE JULY 21ST , 2006

07-21-06 Visas APPROVED , coming to America on July 28 , 2006

NVC

05-08-06 received (Stepchild)

05-09-06 received (wife)

05-12-06 case # assigned (Stepchild)

05-19-06 case # assigned (Wife)

AOS

05-02-08 AOS received in Chicago Lockbox

05-20-08 Bometrics done for both of them

06-15-08 RFE for 864

07-18-08 Resumed processing

11-07-08 I called USCIS and placed an "Service request"

12-02-08 "Service Request" notice received

12-17-08 Interview letter received dated on 12-08-08

02-18-09 Interview date at 8:45AM

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