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So I am trying to figure out what forms to file for my wifes visa. She is on a student visa currently, but that will expire soon. The guide here seems to indicate that I file everything at once as well as send the fees with the packet of paperwork.

I was looking at this goverment site her

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/ty...types_2991.html

And it indicates I send the i-130 first to get things started, then send the rest in progression.

Anyone help me out on this here?

Thanks,

J

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So I am trying to figure out what forms to file for my wifes visa. She is on a student visa currently, but that will expire soon. The guide here seems to indicate that I file everything at once as well as send the fees with the packet of paperwork.

I was looking at this goverment site her

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/ty...types_2991.html

And it indicates I send the i-130 first to get things started, then send the rest in progression.

Anyone help me out on this here?

Thanks,

J

If you just want to adjust status you file all the forms at the same time plus a medical report. Is she still in the US?

Edited by Haole

K1 denied, K3/K4, CR-1/CR-2, AOS, ROC, Adoption, US citizenship and dual citizenship

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If she's already here in the US, I believe you need to file I-130 and she needs to file I-485 (adjustment of Status) concurrently.

More VJs will help you on this. Good Luck!


Dec. 01, 2005 - Applied I-130 PR

Dec. 08, 2005 - Received NOA1

Sep. 28, 2008 - Called CSC to upgrade I-130 TO IR1

Oct. 08, 2008 - Received a letter from CSC

Oct. 17, 2008 - I-130 petition approved (online)

Oct. 22, 2008 - NOA2 received by mail

Oct. 29, 2008 - DS3032 and AOS generated

Oct. 30, 2008 - DS3032 sent to NVC via email

Nov. 01, 2008 - Receive DS3032 and AOS Bill by mail - DS3032 sent to NVC by mail

Nov. 01, 2008 - Paid AOS online

Nov. 04, 2008 - DS3032 received by NVC

Nov. 04, 2008 - Paid IV Bill online

Nov. 05, 2008 - AOS Document Sent to NVC Overnight

Nov. 12, 2008 - DS230 Documents sent to NVC Overnight

Dec. 08, 2008 - CASE COMPLETE

Feb. 18, 2008 - Medical - PASSED

Feb. 25, 2009 – INTERVIEW – MANILA - PASSED "Thank you Lord"

Apr. 03, 2009 - Finally United after 6 years.

Apr. 15, 2009 - SS card received.

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ooops i just read on one of your post that her student visa will expire this January, maybe you can ask for an extension.


Dec. 01, 2005 - Applied I-130 PR

Dec. 08, 2005 - Received NOA1

Sep. 28, 2008 - Called CSC to upgrade I-130 TO IR1

Oct. 08, 2008 - Received a letter from CSC

Oct. 17, 2008 - I-130 petition approved (online)

Oct. 22, 2008 - NOA2 received by mail

Oct. 29, 2008 - DS3032 and AOS generated

Oct. 30, 2008 - DS3032 sent to NVC via email

Nov. 01, 2008 - Receive DS3032 and AOS Bill by mail - DS3032 sent to NVC by mail

Nov. 01, 2008 - Paid AOS online

Nov. 04, 2008 - DS3032 received by NVC

Nov. 04, 2008 - Paid IV Bill online

Nov. 05, 2008 - AOS Document Sent to NVC Overnight

Nov. 12, 2008 - DS230 Documents sent to NVC Overnight

Dec. 08, 2008 - CASE COMPLETE

Feb. 18, 2008 - Medical - PASSED

Feb. 25, 2009 – INTERVIEW – MANILA - PASSED "Thank you Lord"

Apr. 03, 2009 - Finally United after 6 years.

Apr. 15, 2009 - SS card received.

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Filed: Timeline
ooops i just read on one of your post that her student visa will expire this January, maybe you can ask for an extension.

well I think to get an extension on the visa, she is just going to have to go back to school for 4 weeks. So when I file everything together, do I send payment at the same time? Seperate Checks/money orders for each form?

Thanks for the help,

J

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
Timeline

Since she's already here, she needs to file everything at once. You can find the guide for the process here. I'm not sure if you can send 1 check to cover both fees so it would be a good idea to call the USCIS for more info on that.

Diana


CR-1

02/05/07 - I-130 sent to NSC

05/03/07 - NOA2

05/10/07 - NVC receives petition, case # assigned

08/08/07 - Case Complete

09/27/07 - Interview, visa granted

10/02/07 - POE

11/16/07 - Received green card and Welcome to America letter in the mail

Removing Conditions

07/06/09 - I-751 sent to CSC

08/14/09 - Biometrics

09/27/09 - Approved

10/01/09 - Received 10 year green card

U.S. Citizenship

03/30/11 - N-400 sent via Priority Mail w/ delivery confirmation

05/12/11 - Biometrics

07/20/11 - Interview - passed

07/20/11 - Oath ceremony - same day as interview

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Japan
Timeline
ooops i just read on one of your post that her student visa will expire this January, maybe you can ask for an extension.

well I think to get an extension on the visa, she is just going to have to go back to school for 4 weeks. So when I file everything together, do I send payment at the same time? Seperate Checks/money orders for each form?

Thanks for the help,

J

If she is already in the States, exparation date of F-1 visa does not matter. As long as she has valid I-20 issued by the school and she attends the school as a full time student, her stay is legal. (Although it is not necessary, if she wants to obtain new F-1 visa, she needs to do so at her home country.) If the one expiring in January is I-20, yes, she can ask the school she is currently attending to issue I-20 with new expiratin date.

To adjust the status, it is best if you will file I-130 and I-485 concurrently (I-765 and I-130 optional). And I think people (including me) usually send 2 separate checks, one for I-130 and one for I-485 (fees for I-765 and I-130 are included for I-485 application).

By the way, http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/ty...types_2991.html you looked at relates to how to bring the spouse who resides outside of the States. That's why it says file I-130 first. Since your wife is already in the U.S., IR-1 / CR-1 is not for her.

VJ has "Adjustment of Status (Green Card) General Discussion" forum, so if you have any other questions regarding the adjustment of status, you may want to post your additional questions there.

Edited by Mint518

AOS from H1B

[AOS Timeline of Dec.'08 Filers], [JV Thread for Dec.'08 AOS Filers]

12-17-08: I-130/I-485/I-765 sent to Chicago Lockbox via USPS

12-18-08: I-130/I-485/I-765 delivered

12-29-08: Received 3 NOAs (dated 12-24-2008)

12-29-08: Checks cashed

1-5-09: Received Biometric appt. notice (dated 12-30-2008)

1-20-09: Biometric done

2-17-09: Received interview appt. letter (dated 2-12-2009)

3-5-09: Received EAD (dated 2-28-2009)

4-6-09: AOS Intervew @NYC

4-13-09: Received welcome letter (dated 4-8-09)

4-18-09: Received GC (dated 4-13-08)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Japan
Timeline
ooops i just read on one of your post that her student visa will expire this January, maybe you can ask for an extension.

well I think to get an extension on the visa, she is just going to have to go back to school for 4 weeks. So when I file everything together, do I send payment at the same time? Seperate Checks/money orders for each form?

Thanks for the help,

J

If she is already in the States, exparation date of F-1 visa does not matter. As long as she has valid I-20 issued by the school and she attends the school as a full time student, her stay is legal. (Although it is not necessary, if she wants to obtain new F-1 visa, she needs to do so at her home country.) If the one expiring in January is I-20, yes, she can ask the school she is currently attending to issue I-20 with new expiratin date.

To adjust the status, it is best if you will file I-130 and I-485 concurrently (I-765 and I-131 optional). And I think people (including me) usually send 2 separate checks, one for I-130 and one for I-485 (fees for I-765 and I-131 are included for I-485 application).

By the way, http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/ty...types_2991.html you looked at relates to how to bring the spouse who resides outside of the States. That's why it says file I-130 first. Since your wife is already in the U.S., IR-1 / CR-1 is not for her.

VJ has "Adjustment of Status (Green Card) General Discussion" forum, so if you have any other questions regarding the adjustment of status, you may want to post your additional questions there.

Sorry, I found typos - corrected in red above.


AOS from H1B

[AOS Timeline of Dec.'08 Filers], [JV Thread for Dec.'08 AOS Filers]

12-17-08: I-130/I-485/I-765 sent to Chicago Lockbox via USPS

12-18-08: I-130/I-485/I-765 delivered

12-29-08: Received 3 NOAs (dated 12-24-2008)

12-29-08: Checks cashed

1-5-09: Received Biometric appt. notice (dated 12-30-2008)

1-20-09: Biometric done

2-17-09: Received interview appt. letter (dated 2-12-2009)

3-5-09: Received EAD (dated 2-28-2009)

4-6-09: AOS Intervew @NYC

4-13-09: Received welcome letter (dated 4-8-09)

4-18-09: Received GC (dated 4-13-08)

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