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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hi everyone,

i've been searching and searching both here and on google and i can't seem to get a solid answer. i married my American Husband on July 22, 2009 and came back home to Canada. we are now in the process of filing out the i-130 forms and were told we could file the i-485 forms either together or separately. i am still in Canada and my hubby is back in the US.

my question is do we file the i-485 if i am still in Canada? or do i have to wait until i am in the US to file the i-485? AND just to clarify which forms other than the obvious i-130 forms should we be sending in at this time? i'm going the CR-1 route and NOT the K-3.

Thanks in advanced!

Confused Canadian!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Sorry - Malrothien is incorrect. The I-485 is completed when the beneficiary is already legally in the US and wishes to adjust status. Since ilovemyhusband is already back in Canada, this form does not apply to her.

ilovemyhusband - your husband will complete the I-130 for you. Both you and him will complete the G-325 and have 4 copies for you and 4 for him, all with original signatures. You have the option of submitting the I-129F if you desire to complete the K-3 (which I suggest you don't do since it is an obsolete visa and twice as expensive as the Cr-1)

Good luck VJ is a great place to ask questions.


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Naturalization

N-400 package mailed: 04/16/2013

N-400 package delivered: 04/16/2013

NOA1 date: 04/17/2013

Biometrics: 08/23/2013

Interview: 10/07/2013

Oath: 01/23/2014

DONE!

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Hi everyone,

i've been searching and searching both here and on google and i can't seem to get a solid answer. i married my American Husband on July 22, 2009 and came back home to Canada. we are now in the process of filing out the i-130 forms and were told we could file the i-485 forms either together or separately. i am still in Canada and my hubby is back in the US.

my question is do we file the i-485 if i am still in Canada? or do i have to wait until i am in the US to file the i-485? AND just to clarify which forms other than the obvious i-130 forms should we be sending in at this time? i'm going the CR-1 route and NOT the K-3.

Thanks in advanced!

Confused Canadian!!!

Checks her calendar which says - today is July 16, 2009 - how do you marry in future? Did you mean June 22 2009? :bonk:


ROC 2009
Naturalization 2010

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Filed: Other Country: Egypt
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The I-130 is the only one that needs to be filed at this time. You can no do the I-485 ( must be done in the states ) But since you are going with the CR1 you wont need the I-485. National Visa Center will care of the process. So for now you just handle the I-130 and G-325 for processing.

Dee

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Sorry - Malrothien is incorrect. The I-485 is completed when the beneficiary is already legally in the US and wishes to adjust status. Since ilovemyhusband is already back in Canada, this form does not apply to her.

ilovemyhusband - your husband will complete the I-130 for you. Both you and him will complete the G-325 and have 4 copies for you and 4 for him, all with original signatures. You have the option of submitting the I-129F if you desire to complete the K-3 (which I suggest you don't do since it is an obsolete visa and twice as expensive as the Cr-1)

Good luck VJ is a great place to ask questions.

That's exactly what I said... :blink:


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I-485 is for adjustment of status. I-129F is for K-3. 2 very different forms.

Hi there!

If you're filing CR-1, you'll just be filling out the I-130. The I-485 would be used if you were going the K3 route. :)


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I-485 is for adjustment of status. I-129F is for K-3. 2 very different forms.

Hi there!

If you're filing CR-1, you'll just be filling out the I-130. The I-485 would be used if you were going the K3 route. :)

Yes, I know that. I was implying that I-485 would ONLY be used in the *total* K3 process which involves AOS after moving to the US.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I-485 is for adjustment of status. I-129F is for K-3. 2 very different forms.

Hi there!

If you're filing CR-1, you'll just be filling out the I-130. The I-485 would be used if you were going the K3 route. :)

Yes, I know that. I was implying that I-485 would ONLY be used in the *total* K3 process which involves AOS after moving to the US.

Let me add that I frequently type the jibber jabber that goes through my head and usually doesn't make sense to most people.


Montreal: BEAT!!! Approved!!!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I-485 is for adjustment of status. I-129F is for K-3. 2 very different forms.

Hi there!

If you're filing CR-1, you'll just be filling out the I-130. The I-485 would be used if you were going the K3 route. :)

Yes, I know that. I was implying that I-485 would ONLY be used in the *total* K3 process which involves AOS after moving to the US.

Let me add that I frequently type the jibber jabber that goes through my head and usually doesn't make sense to most people.

thanks everyone for all the helpful info! yes i forgot to mention that i also filed out the G-325A along with the i-130.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Colombia
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sorry my wedding was on JUNE 22, 2009 not JULY :S

First, congratulations on the marriage. Second, really, really read the guides carefully, dot every i, cross every t, and pay attention to the evidence requirements. Finally, if you make a mistake and get an RFE there is no need to panic. Just get the corrected info to them as quickly as possible. NVC does not miss much! God bless and best wishes.

Rick

IR-1 / CR-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

Marriage : 2008-12-18

I-130 Sent : 2009-01-06

I-130 NOA1 : 2009-01-12

I-130 Approved : 2009-02-27

NVC Received : 2009-03-10

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2009-03-17

Pay I-864 Bill 2009-03-17

Receive I-864 Package :

Return Completed I-864 : 2009-03-24

Return Completed DS-3032 : 2009-03-19

Receive IV Bill : 2009-03-31

Pay IV Bill : 2009-04-03

Receive Instruction Package : 2009-06-01

Case Completed at NVC : 2009-05-05

NVC Left : 2009-06-04

Consulate Received :

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received :

Interview Date : 2009-07-13

Visa Received :

US Entry : 2009-08-14

Comments : Passed interview 13 July 2009!!!!

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 46 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 182 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.


RickD

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