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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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I just went to the Wiki and checked out LingChe's shortcuts and they were EXTREMELY helpful....but I still have one question, what if I want/need to travel to Pakistan to spend some time with my husband during this procedure? I need to see him so that we can take pictures to prove we're still together and also possibly open a joint account and live together for a month or two in order to fit the on-going marital relationship/bonifide marriage requirements. With so much to do....all the tedious work...filing...mailing...getting mail.....how would I leave for Pakistan for a month or two without basically putting the whole cr1 process on hold? What if I missed any noa's or rfe's or any other important things...what if they arrive sooner to my home address? would there be any way I could get those things mailed to my address in Paki for the time ill be there for? Would my going to Paki make things possibly go slower or take longer? Couldn't I just use Pakistan address so that everything can be mailed back to me at that address somehow?

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USCIS *CR-1*

Service Center : California Service Center

02-17-09 : I-130 Sent

02-18-09 : Received

02-24-09 : NOA1

02-27-09 : NOA1 HC

03-16-09 : NOA2

NVC

04-08-09 : C# Assigned

04-10-09 : DS-3032/AOS GEN

04-12-09 : DS-3032 emailed

04-21-09 : DS-3032 accpt

04-21-09 : AOS PAID

04-21-09 : IV bill GEN

04-28-09 : IV bill PAID

05-11-09 : IV pkg sent(NVC)

05-13-09 : Delivered

05-15-09 : Review(RFE)

07-24-09 : AOS pkg sent to NVC

07-27-09 : Delivered

07-28-09 : Review (RFE)

08-12-09 : Review

08-18-09 : Sign in Failed

08-19-09 : case complete

09-01-09 : Interview Scheduled

Embassy

09-14-09 : Forward Case

09-15-09 : Medical

09-19-09 : Case Received

10-16-09 : Visa Interview

11-14-09 : V.I.H

11-27-09 : POE (JFK, NY) = 9m 10d^^

COMPLETE TIMELINE LOCATED HERE. CLICK ABOUT ME.

Ya Ali Madad!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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My parents don't want to help me at all so I can't ask them to forward my mail to me either, nor anyone else would have access to our mailbox.

Also, would the procedure/visa type change if I were to go to Paki and file from there (keeping in mind, I will also be using a joint sponsor who is permanent resident in the U.S.). I think that going to Pakistan and taking care of it from there would be much easier for me, because my husband would be with me to help with everything....where-as I don't have any means of transportation here in the U.S and can't get anyone to drive me to the post office....they would get suspicious and lets just say bad things would happen. Any chance I could do this entire process (exactly as I would here) from Paki? What would be different, if anything at all?

Edited by MumtazG38

USCIS *CR-1*

Service Center : California Service Center

02-17-09 : I-130 Sent

02-18-09 : Received

02-24-09 : NOA1

02-27-09 : NOA1 HC

03-16-09 : NOA2

NVC

04-08-09 : C# Assigned

04-10-09 : DS-3032/AOS GEN

04-12-09 : DS-3032 emailed

04-21-09 : DS-3032 accpt

04-21-09 : AOS PAID

04-21-09 : IV bill GEN

04-28-09 : IV bill PAID

05-11-09 : IV pkg sent(NVC)

05-13-09 : Delivered

05-15-09 : Review(RFE)

07-24-09 : AOS pkg sent to NVC

07-27-09 : Delivered

07-28-09 : Review (RFE)

08-12-09 : Review

08-18-09 : Sign in Failed

08-19-09 : case complete

09-01-09 : Interview Scheduled

Embassy

09-14-09 : Forward Case

09-15-09 : Medical

09-19-09 : Case Received

10-16-09 : Visa Interview

11-14-09 : V.I.H

11-27-09 : POE (JFK, NY) = 9m 10d^^

COMPLETE TIMELINE LOCATED HERE. CLICK ABOUT ME.

Ya Ali Madad!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jordan
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I just went to the Wiki and checked out LingChe's shortcuts and they were EXTREMELY helpful....but I still have one question, what if I want/need to travel to Pakistan to spend some time with my husband during this procedure? I need to see him so that we can take pictures to prove we're still together and also possibly open a joint account and live together for a month or two in order to fit the on-going marital relationship/bonifide marriage requirements. With so much to do....all the tedious work...filing...mailing...getting mail.....how would I leave for Pakistan for a month or two without basically putting the whole cr1 process on hold? What if I missed any noa's or rfe's or any other important things...what if they arrive sooner to my home address? would there be any way I could get those things mailed to my address in Paki for the time ill be there for? Would my going to Paki make things possibly go slower or take longer? Couldn't I just use Pakistan address so that everything can be mailed back to me at that address somehow?

I will tell you this... I filed my I-130 at the very end of June, it had arrived by July 3. I went BACK to Jordan at the end of July to attend some inlaws weddings... THE DAY AFTER I LEFT, I got the first NOA.. Then managed to miss out on the K-1 or is it K-3 because I wasn't here to send in the I-129F packet immediately! I sent it once i got home, and got it back a week later saying that our chances of using that option were out the window because the I-130 had been approved. So just be careful-- things take so long to get overseas... Case in point- I sent a letter with some photo cds to my husband the middle of October, he did not get them until Christmas Eve!!!

Once you have filed your I-129f, it shouldn't be a big deal to go for a visit... I would advise you to have as much ready for your AOS as possible before you go, and have someone here to check your mail for you and be ready to send whatever you might get via DHL, or another courrier! Then your process isn't being delayed more than the 2 weeks it takes for the courrier to get things back to you and then back to the NVC! Good luck on your journey!--Amy


April 29, 2008-met Amin- the man of my dreams&love of my life! May 29,2008- flew to Jordan June 1, 2008-started the long CRAZY process of standing in line, waiting for stamps, and being sent from one office to another only to pay another fee and find another line! June 3,2008-The HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE! June 11, 2008- Returned home,started paperwork.June 30, 2008-Sent off I-130 pkt to Chicago.July 3, 2008-I-130 pkt received, fwd to CSC.August 4, 2008-NOA #1 August 11, 2008-Sent in I-129F pkt to CSC.August 18, 2008-NOA#2*APPROVED*September 4, 2008-NVC printed AOS instructions-(mailed Sept. 8) September 13, 2008-Rec'd AOS Bill in the mail.[/i] September 15, 2008-Used online payment option.-October 14, 2008-Sent off AOS packet with joint sponsor info.-rec'd@NVC Oct 15. October 30,2008-Got RFENovember 12, 2008-Priority to NVC,BIOGRAPH/Certs!Here we go![/b]November 19,2008RFE!#######!-overnite Nov 25-3 December, 2008-CASE COMPLETE NVC!INTERVIEW FEB 18TH-Approved!!!February 28,2009 HUBBY ARRIVED ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28TH, 2009---LIFE HAS JUST BEGUN!!!!ALHAMDULALLAH!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Well I don't think I'll be filing the i129f because that would be for the K3 visa and I'm applying for cr1. So would it be okay if I left directly after filing the i130...or would it be smarter to wait to get my noa1 so I can keep track while I'm overseas. When should I plan on coming back? Would I be able to stay there until he gets his visa and we can go back to the states together?


USCIS *CR-1*

Service Center : California Service Center

02-17-09 : I-130 Sent

02-18-09 : Received

02-24-09 : NOA1

02-27-09 : NOA1 HC

03-16-09 : NOA2

NVC

04-08-09 : C# Assigned

04-10-09 : DS-3032/AOS GEN

04-12-09 : DS-3032 emailed

04-21-09 : DS-3032 accpt

04-21-09 : AOS PAID

04-21-09 : IV bill GEN

04-28-09 : IV bill PAID

05-11-09 : IV pkg sent(NVC)

05-13-09 : Delivered

05-15-09 : Review(RFE)

07-24-09 : AOS pkg sent to NVC

07-27-09 : Delivered

07-28-09 : Review (RFE)

08-12-09 : Review

08-18-09 : Sign in Failed

08-19-09 : case complete

09-01-09 : Interview Scheduled

Embassy

09-14-09 : Forward Case

09-15-09 : Medical

09-19-09 : Case Received

10-16-09 : Visa Interview

11-14-09 : V.I.H

11-27-09 : POE (JFK, NY) = 9m 10d^^

COMPLETE TIMELINE LOCATED HERE. CLICK ABOUT ME.

Ya Ali Madad!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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seems most cr1 are taking at least six months some more, after filing you dont have really anthing else to do until the 2 arrives and you know its on the way to NVC, you can watch thru the online status changes, but once it hits nvc you need to be back and ready with all your paperwork ready to work quickly to finish your case as it goes quicker now, the key being have everything signed and ready to go, the idea of waiting until he gets the visa keep in mind it could be close to a year after filing


TIMELINE

04/04/2007 K1 Interview from H...w/the devil herself

06/12/2007 Rec'd Notification Case Now Back In Calif. only to expire

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11/20/2007 Married in Morocco

02/23/2008 Mailed CR1 application today

03/08/2008 NOA1 Notice Recd (notice date 3/4/08)

08/26/2008 File transfered fr Vermont to Calif

10/14/2008 APPROVALLLLLLLLLLLL

10/20/2008 Recd hard copy NOA2

10/20/2008 NVC Recd case

11/21/2008 CASE COMPLETE

01/15/2009 INTERVIEW

01/16/2009 VISA IN HAND

01/31/2009 ARRIVED OKC

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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So what should I do.....when should I go and for how long?

So there is no way I can apply from Pakistan is there? My being in the states is probably mandatory right......I hope not. Is their any part of the process where it would be ok for me to do it sitting in Pakistan?(During i130-noa1-noa2 while getting mail forwarded to me in paki, or afterwards sometime??) Like couldnt I just use my Pakistani address.....or would that just complicate my case more.

Edited by MumtazG38

USCIS *CR-1*

Service Center : California Service Center

02-17-09 : I-130 Sent

02-18-09 : Received

02-24-09 : NOA1

02-27-09 : NOA1 HC

03-16-09 : NOA2

NVC

04-08-09 : C# Assigned

04-10-09 : DS-3032/AOS GEN

04-12-09 : DS-3032 emailed

04-21-09 : DS-3032 accpt

04-21-09 : AOS PAID

04-21-09 : IV bill GEN

04-28-09 : IV bill PAID

05-11-09 : IV pkg sent(NVC)

05-13-09 : Delivered

05-15-09 : Review(RFE)

07-24-09 : AOS pkg sent to NVC

07-27-09 : Delivered

07-28-09 : Review (RFE)

08-12-09 : Review

08-18-09 : Sign in Failed

08-19-09 : case complete

09-01-09 : Interview Scheduled

Embassy

09-14-09 : Forward Case

09-15-09 : Medical

09-19-09 : Case Received

10-16-09 : Visa Interview

11-14-09 : V.I.H

11-27-09 : POE (JFK, NY) = 9m 10d^^

COMPLETE TIMELINE LOCATED HERE. CLICK ABOUT ME.

Ya Ali Madad!

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I'd definately go. I have a IR-1 and IR-2 filed in early December and I plan at least 2 trips of about 8 weeks each scheduled for the next 10 months. I think it makes more sense to spend time for my family than wait for a very slow process and be lonely. I'll just get my mail and file the papers when I return. I would be more concerned about getting the paperwork lost by having it forwarded to me there.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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I'd definately go. I have a IR-1 and IR-2 filed in early December and I plan at least 2 trips of about 8 weeks each scheduled for the next 10 months. I think it makes more sense to spend time for my family than wait for a very slow process and be lonely. I'll just get my mail and file the papers when I return. I would be more concerned about getting the paperwork lost by having it forwarded to me there.

What about if I did DCF? Would that be slower? I want a quicker way...and I'm planning on going to see him once......and staying for 2-4 months atleast, if not until we can come back together.


USCIS *CR-1*

Service Center : California Service Center

02-17-09 : I-130 Sent

02-18-09 : Received

02-24-09 : NOA1

02-27-09 : NOA1 HC

03-16-09 : NOA2

NVC

04-08-09 : C# Assigned

04-10-09 : DS-3032/AOS GEN

04-12-09 : DS-3032 emailed

04-21-09 : DS-3032 accpt

04-21-09 : AOS PAID

04-21-09 : IV bill GEN

04-28-09 : IV bill PAID

05-11-09 : IV pkg sent(NVC)

05-13-09 : Delivered

05-15-09 : Review(RFE)

07-24-09 : AOS pkg sent to NVC

07-27-09 : Delivered

07-28-09 : Review (RFE)

08-12-09 : Review

08-18-09 : Sign in Failed

08-19-09 : case complete

09-01-09 : Interview Scheduled

Embassy

09-14-09 : Forward Case

09-15-09 : Medical

09-19-09 : Case Received

10-16-09 : Visa Interview

11-14-09 : V.I.H

11-27-09 : POE (JFK, NY) = 9m 10d^^

COMPLETE TIMELINE LOCATED HERE. CLICK ABOUT ME.

Ya Ali Madad!

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I'd definately go. I have a IR-1 and IR-2 filed in early December and I plan at least 2 trips of about 8 weeks each scheduled for the next 10 months. I think it makes more sense to spend time for my family than wait for a very slow process and be lonely. I'll just get my mail and file the papers when I return. I would be more concerned about getting the paperwork lost by having it forwarded to me there.

What about if I did DCF? Would that be slower? I want a quicker way...and I'm planning on going to see him once......and staying for 2-4 months atleast, if not until we can come back together.

Yiu would have to establish residence in Pakistan before you could do DCF. I'm not sure how long that would take..check out the us embassy website for that country's DCF requirements as it seems every country is different

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what's the us embassy website?


USCIS *CR-1*

Service Center : California Service Center

02-17-09 : I-130 Sent

02-18-09 : Received

02-24-09 : NOA1

02-27-09 : NOA1 HC

03-16-09 : NOA2

NVC

04-08-09 : C# Assigned

04-10-09 : DS-3032/AOS GEN

04-12-09 : DS-3032 emailed

04-21-09 : DS-3032 accpt

04-21-09 : AOS PAID

04-21-09 : IV bill GEN

04-28-09 : IV bill PAID

05-11-09 : IV pkg sent(NVC)

05-13-09 : Delivered

05-15-09 : Review(RFE)

07-24-09 : AOS pkg sent to NVC

07-27-09 : Delivered

07-28-09 : Review (RFE)

08-12-09 : Review

08-18-09 : Sign in Failed

08-19-09 : case complete

09-01-09 : Interview Scheduled

Embassy

09-14-09 : Forward Case

09-15-09 : Medical

09-19-09 : Case Received

10-16-09 : Visa Interview

11-14-09 : V.I.H

11-27-09 : POE (JFK, NY) = 9m 10d^^

COMPLETE TIMELINE LOCATED HERE. CLICK ABOUT ME.

Ya Ali Madad!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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oh.... :( so I geuss DCF would not be a good idea then. *sigh*.....it's just so hard to swallow the prospect of not being with my husband for such a long time. Since it isn't advisable to go or be in Paki while the case is with the NVC....that only leaves me with after filing the i130 and waiting for the noa2. Is there any way you could get email notification or a call in Paki or something for the noa2? Because I don't trust my mother to send me my mail, even these important documents and I don't necessarily trust carriers to get my mail to me either. Plus...I'm afraid that if my father sees these mails...he will open them for sure and figure out what I am doing and make a huge fight out of it. I just wish there were some way I could just get the mail directed/redirected to my address in Paki without so much of a fuss.

so should I do that then? file i130 and go to Pakistan for 2-4 months...and come back and do the rest then? Being a month or more late to sending in the info the nvc requests won't harm our case will it?


USCIS *CR-1*

Service Center : California Service Center

02-17-09 : I-130 Sent

02-18-09 : Received

02-24-09 : NOA1

02-27-09 : NOA1 HC

03-16-09 : NOA2

NVC

04-08-09 : C# Assigned

04-10-09 : DS-3032/AOS GEN

04-12-09 : DS-3032 emailed

04-21-09 : DS-3032 accpt

04-21-09 : AOS PAID

04-21-09 : IV bill GEN

04-28-09 : IV bill PAID

05-11-09 : IV pkg sent(NVC)

05-13-09 : Delivered

05-15-09 : Review(RFE)

07-24-09 : AOS pkg sent to NVC

07-27-09 : Delivered

07-28-09 : Review (RFE)

08-12-09 : Review

08-18-09 : Sign in Failed

08-19-09 : case complete

09-01-09 : Interview Scheduled

Embassy

09-14-09 : Forward Case

09-15-09 : Medical

09-19-09 : Case Received

10-16-09 : Visa Interview

11-14-09 : V.I.H

11-27-09 : POE (JFK, NY) = 9m 10d^^

COMPLETE TIMELINE LOCATED HERE. CLICK ABOUT ME.

Ya Ali Madad!

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Personally I dont see any problem with being there while your petition is at the NVC. Also it will be six months or so before you have to worry about that.

Why dont you just get a PO Box if you dont want mail going to your parents home? Or sign up with a private PO Box if you also want mail forwarded.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Poland
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Personally I dont see any problem with being there while your petition is at the NVC. Also it will be six months or so before you have to worry about that.

Why dont you just get a PO Box if you dont want mail going to your parents home? Or sign up with a private PO Box if you also want mail forwarded.

I agree with Geezer! - Get a PO BOX and tell them to forward your mail! However I'm not sure how this is going to be if it's a foregin address - additional charge I guess! Not sure though!

Or get a PO BOX and ask a FRIEND to help you with this - somebody who you can trust!

But definately if your parents are gonna flip out cuz of it dont even bother them - it may cause you a huge headache and we dont want that right:)

cheer up - everything will be fine!

i keep saying this to me everyday :) sometimes it works! haha


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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I think no matter what you decide you need a PO box. I think it would be wise so you dont have anyone taking your mail or haveing more conflict.


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