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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Lebanon
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I am Curious about changing the status from CR-1 to IR-1 before we get to the Embassy part of the journey. Has anyone else been through this, or wondering what needs to be done?

I read somewhere that once you complete 2 years of being married while going through the Immigration process that you would be switched Atomically to IR-1, but from my last cover sheet after paying IV Bill; it still states CR-1. On May 13 of this year , we will have been married 2 years. Can anyone answer this question? I would appricate it.

Nita

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I - 130

3.26.08 - NOA2 - APPROVAL IN 493 DAYS!!

NVC

7.22.08 - CASE COMPLETED IN 90 DAYS - THANK GOD!!

Embassy

9.29.08-Interview - AP (2 weeks)

10.15.08 - AP over :) Embassy called hubby to go get his Visa - HAPPIEST DAY!!!

10.20.08 - Visa Issued

11.25.08 - POE (JFK then SFO)

11.26.08 - Visa Journey is Over!! TOOK 737 DAYS....Habibi is Home!! :) :)

USA

11.25.08 - POE

12.10.08 - Applied for SS Card

12.15.08 - Welcome Letter Received

12.17.08 - SS Card Received

12.26.08 - Green Card Received :)

Begin Naturalization process 2011 ~ Inshallah

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I am Curious about changing the status from CR-1 to IR-1 before we get to the Embassy part of the journey. Has anyone else been through this, or wondering what needs to be done?

I read somewhere that once you complete 2 years of being married while going through the Immigration process that you would be switched Atomically to IR-1, but from my last cover sheet after paying IV Bill; it still states CR-1. On May 13 of this year , we will have been married 2 years. Can anyone answer this question? I would appricate it.

Nita

You do nothing. The Consulate will simply issue an IR1 category visa when the time comes. Frankly, it doesn't matter though because what you really want is the 10 year green card. USCIS issues that after entry. Even those with CR1 visas who enter after two years of marriage, get the unconditional (10 year) card.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Lebanon
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But do I still have to do removing conditions even if IR-1 status? I thought that was just for CR-1 status

I am Curious about changing the status from CR-1 to IR-1 before we get to the Embassy part of the journey. Has anyone else been through this, or wondering what needs to be done?

I read somewhere that once you complete 2 years of being married while going through the Immigration process that you would be switched Atomically to IR-1, but from my last cover sheet after paying IV Bill; it still states CR-1. On May 13 of this year , we will have been married 2 years. Can anyone answer this question? I would appricate it.

Nita

You do nothing. The Consulate will simply issue an IR1 category visa when the time comes. Frankly, it doesn't matter though because what you really want is the 10 year green card. USCIS issues that after entry. Even those with CR1 visas who enter after two years of marriage, get the unconditional (10 year) card.


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I - 130

3.26.08 - NOA2 - APPROVAL IN 493 DAYS!!

NVC

7.22.08 - CASE COMPLETED IN 90 DAYS - THANK GOD!!

Embassy

9.29.08-Interview - AP (2 weeks)

10.15.08 - AP over :) Embassy called hubby to go get his Visa - HAPPIEST DAY!!!

10.20.08 - Visa Issued

11.25.08 - POE (JFK then SFO)

11.26.08 - Visa Journey is Over!! TOOK 737 DAYS....Habibi is Home!! :) :)

USA

11.25.08 - POE

12.10.08 - Applied for SS Card

12.15.08 - Welcome Letter Received

12.17.08 - SS Card Received

12.26.08 - Green Card Received :)

Begin Naturalization process 2011 ~ Inshallah

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But do I still have to do removing conditions even if IR-1 status? I thought that was just for CR-1 status

I am Curious about changing the status from CR-1 to IR-1 before we get to the Embassy part of the journey. Has anyone else been through this, or wondering what needs to be done?

I read somewhere that once you complete 2 years of being married while going through the Immigration process that you would be switched Atomically to IR-1, but from my last cover sheet after paying IV Bill; it still states CR-1. On May 13 of this year , we will have been married 2 years. Can anyone answer this question? I would appricate it.

Nita

You do nothing. The Consulate will simply issue an IR1 category visa when the time comes. Frankly, it doesn't matter though because what you really want is the 10 year green card. USCIS issues that after entry. Even those with CR1 visas who enter after two years of marriage, get the unconditional (10 year) card.

Not unless you receive the 10-year green card by mistake.


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So if my spouse gets the 10 year unconditional GC issued upon entry, do we still have to do Removal of conditions?? I am confused about that

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I - 130

3.26.08 - NOA2 - APPROVAL IN 493 DAYS!!

NVC

7.22.08 - CASE COMPLETED IN 90 DAYS - THANK GOD!!

Embassy

9.29.08-Interview - AP (2 weeks)

10.15.08 - AP over :) Embassy called hubby to go get his Visa - HAPPIEST DAY!!!

10.20.08 - Visa Issued

11.25.08 - POE (JFK then SFO)

11.26.08 - Visa Journey is Over!! TOOK 737 DAYS....Habibi is Home!! :) :)

USA

11.25.08 - POE

12.10.08 - Applied for SS Card

12.15.08 - Welcome Letter Received

12.17.08 - SS Card Received

12.26.08 - Green Card Received :)

Begin Naturalization process 2011 ~ Inshallah

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So if my spouse gets the 10 year unconditional GC issued upon entry, do we still have to do Removal of conditions?? I am confused about that

If he gets the 10 year greencard you do not need to remove conditions.


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10 years = unconditional = no conditions to remove.


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I am Curious about changing the status from CR-1 to IR-1 before we get to the Embassy part of the journey. Has anyone else been through this, or wondering what needs to be done?

I read somewhere that once you complete 2 years of being married while going through the Immigration process that you would be switched Atomically to IR-1, but from my last cover sheet after paying IV Bill; it still states CR-1. On May 13 of this year , we will have been married 2 years. Can anyone answer this question? I would appricate it.

Nita

You do nothing. The Consulate will simply issue an IR1 category visa when the time comes. Frankly, it doesn't matter though because what you really want is the 10 year green card. USCIS issues that after entry. Even those with CR1 visas who enter after two years of marriage, get the unconditional (10 year) card.

It's a Beautiful thing. :thumbs:


Sent I-130 to TSC

Received NOA1 from CSC with a date of 8/15/06

I-130 petition approved 4/16/2008 after 19 months.

Got IIN from NVC 5-13-08

Paid AOS fee online 5-14-08, Paid IV Fee online 5-27-08

Sent I-864 forms 5-27-08

Sent DS-230 forms 5-28-08

6-2-08 called NVC and msg says "received all information,processing will take 4-6 weeks"

6-13-08 called NVC, CR1 is complete, sent RFE for CR2. returned to NVC, waitn on result

6-26-08 case complete/approved. Waiting to be transferred to U.S. Embassy in Guangzhou, China for interview date

7-7-08 Petition forwarded to Guanzhou, China. Awaiting interview letter.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Lebanon
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Thanks everyone! This is GREAT!!!

:thumbs: It is a beautiful thing!!


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I - 130

3.26.08 - NOA2 - APPROVAL IN 493 DAYS!!

NVC

7.22.08 - CASE COMPLETED IN 90 DAYS - THANK GOD!!

Embassy

9.29.08-Interview - AP (2 weeks)

10.15.08 - AP over :) Embassy called hubby to go get his Visa - HAPPIEST DAY!!!

10.20.08 - Visa Issued

11.25.08 - POE (JFK then SFO)

11.26.08 - Visa Journey is Over!! TOOK 737 DAYS....Habibi is Home!! :) :)

USA

11.25.08 - POE

12.10.08 - Applied for SS Card

12.15.08 - Welcome Letter Received

12.17.08 - SS Card Received

12.26.08 - Green Card Received :)

Begin Naturalization process 2011 ~ Inshallah

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Filed: IR-5 Country: India
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Thanks everyone! This is GREAT!!!

:thumbs: It is a beautiful thing!!

That's great Nita :thumbs: You saved $465 (plus $80 biometric service fee) and the pain to deal with USCIS :dance::dance::dance:


CSC - I-130 for Parents (IR5)

10/11/2011 - Sent to Chicago Lockbox

10/13/2011 - Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

10/17/2011 - Email received with Receipt#, Routed to CSC

10/18/2011 - Cleared the checks $420*2

10/21/2011 - Received NOA1

03/30/2012 - Received NOA2

NVC

04/19/2012 - NVC received

05/01/2012 - Case# generated

05/02/2012 - DS-3032 COA emailed

05/02/2012 - I-864 AOS Fee $88 paid

05/05/2012 - I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC

05/07/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC

05/07/2012 - DS-3032 COA accepted

05/08/2012 - DS-230 IV Fee $230*2 paid

05/09/2012 - DS-230 IV package mailed to NVC

05/11/2012 - DS-230 IV package received by NVC

05/17/2012 - Case Completed

Consulate

07/02/2012 - VFS visit in Cochin

07/04/2012 - Medical in Chennai

07/12/2012 - Interview in Mumbai - Success!

09/08/2012 - POE at JFK, NY

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Yeah pretty excited about that....Oh but wait... Does that mean my hubby might be in AP after his Interview date??!?? :(:unsure:

Oh noooooooooooooooooo

Thanks everyone! This is GREAT!!!

:thumbs: It is a beautiful thing!!

That's great Nita :thumbs: You saved $465 (plus $80 biometric service fee) and the pain to deal with USCIS :dance::dance::dance:


596696z2ypf41694.gif

I - 130

3.26.08 - NOA2 - APPROVAL IN 493 DAYS!!

NVC

7.22.08 - CASE COMPLETED IN 90 DAYS - THANK GOD!!

Embassy

9.29.08-Interview - AP (2 weeks)

10.15.08 - AP over :) Embassy called hubby to go get his Visa - HAPPIEST DAY!!!

10.20.08 - Visa Issued

11.25.08 - POE (JFK then SFO)

11.26.08 - Visa Journey is Over!! TOOK 737 DAYS....Habibi is Home!! :) :)

USA

11.25.08 - POE

12.10.08 - Applied for SS Card

12.15.08 - Welcome Letter Received

12.17.08 - SS Card Received

12.26.08 - Green Card Received :)

Begin Naturalization process 2011 ~ Inshallah

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This has nothing to do with whether he'll be in AP.

Yeah pretty excited about that....Oh but wait... Does that mean my hubby might be in AP after his Interview date??!?? :(:unsure:

Oh noooooooooooooooooo

Thanks everyone! This is GREAT!!!

:thumbs: It is a beautiful thing!!

That's great Nita :thumbs: You saved $465 (plus $80 biometric service fee) and the pain to deal with USCIS :dance::dance::dance:


Facts are cheap...knowing how to use them is precious...
Understanding the big picture is priceless. Anonymous

Google Who is Pushbrk?

A Warning to Green Card Holders About Voting

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/606646-a-warning-to-green-card-holders-about-voting/

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