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I-130 APPROVED!! Should i wait or do the other steps now?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Belize
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I filed my I-130 september 9th and got my second notice today and was approved. :)

Here is the problem, i will be going to Bolivia on december 19th to be with my wife because shes giving birth to our daughter sometime in january. I plan to be there for 3 months till march 20th. Do you guys think if i start now my process can be done by december? i don't want to start start and leave it hald way done, because i think the nvc only holds the I-130 for one year, but im not sure if they hold it if i start the other parts like the taxes ect...

Or should i wait till i get back on march? how long does it take after you get your I-130 approved. I was also thinking of leaving all this to a lawyer while i was gone, even though i can do it myself. I just don't know if the lawyer will be able to do all of this without me in the country. Please give me some advice.

PS: my wife will have to ship me originals of our marrigage certificate and her birth certificate since i might need it to continue, so that might take a few weeks alone.

Whats the next step...

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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I filed my I-130 september 9th and got my second notice today and was approved. :)

Here is the problem, i will be going to Bolivia on december 19th to be with my wife because shes giving birth to our daughter sometime in january. I plan to be there for 3 months till march 20th. Do you guys think if i start now my process can be done by december? i don't want to start start and leave it hald way done, because i think the nvc only holds the I-130 for one year, but im not sure if they hold it if i start the other parts like the taxes ect...

Or should i wait till i get back on march? how long does it take after you get your I-130 approved. I was also thinking of leaving all this to a lawyer while i was gone, even though i can do it myself. I just don't know if the lawyer will be able to do all of this without me in the country. Please give me some advice.

PS: my wife will have to ship me originals of our marrigage certificate and her birth certificate since i might need it to continue, so that might take a few weeks alone.

Whats the next step...

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02/04/10 Case complete

02/08/10 Interview scheduled

03/12/10 Interview

03/18/10 POE

03/22/10 applied for SSN

04/01/10 received SSN

04/05/10 received welcome letter dated 03/30/10 :)

04/08/10 Card Production Ordered!

04/13/10 Approval Notice Sent! :)

04/15/10 Second Welcome Letter dated 4/8/10?

04/19/10 Card received!! WOOHOO!

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2/11/12 Sent

2/14/12 Delivered

2/15/12 Check Cashed

2/15/12 NOA 1

2/21/12 NOA Received by mail

2/27/2012 Biometrics Notice received

3/13/2012 Biometrics

11/6/2012 RFE

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Italy
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Congrats... As far as NVC, yes you can be done by Dec 19... Just follow the shortcuts and have all the documents together... Personally I would not delay since after the birth, you might want to come to America as soon as you can and start your lives rather then be waiting apart from your wife and new child....


10/14/2000 - Met Aboard a Cruise ship

06/14/2003 - Married Savona Italy

I-130

03/21/2009 - I-130 Mailed to Chicago lockbox

11-30-09: GOT GREEN CARD in mail!!!!!!

Citizenship Process;

1/11/2013: Mailed N400 to Dallas Texas

3/11/2013: interview.. Approved

4/4/2013. : Oath! Now a U.S. citizen!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Italy
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You need to call them starting in about a week to see if they assigned you an NVC#... It has been taking about 14 days...

In the meantime, read the guides and the shortcuts (Ling and James) so that you know the process and what to have ready when!!!

Good luck


10/14/2000 - Met Aboard a Cruise ship

06/14/2003 - Married Savona Italy

I-130

03/21/2009 - I-130 Mailed to Chicago lockbox

11-30-09: GOT GREEN CARD in mail!!!!!!

Citizenship Process;

1/11/2013: Mailed N400 to Dallas Texas

3/11/2013: interview.. Approved

4/4/2013. : Oath! Now a U.S. citizen!

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Based from my experience, Yes, you're able to finish it in NVC by December if you are hoing to do it by your own, the lawyer is making everything delay.


Dec 15,2009 - Assigned interview date on January 24,2010!!

Jan. 24, 2010 - Interview!! Approved

Jan. 28, 2010 - VISA received

Mar. 03,2010 - POE, New York (JFK)

Apr. 12,2010- CA ID

May 20,2010- CA Driving License

May, 25,2010-Wife told me that she is pregnant ^_^

Jan.25,2011- Our daughter was born

Lee and Jen + Karenza

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Italy
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Oh Goodness, you have a lawyer??? I am so sorry!!! On your own using the shortcuts is MUCH faster!!!


10/14/2000 - Met Aboard a Cruise ship

06/14/2003 - Married Savona Italy

I-130

03/21/2009 - I-130 Mailed to Chicago lockbox

11-30-09: GOT GREEN CARD in mail!!!!!!

Citizenship Process;

1/11/2013: Mailed N400 to Dallas Texas

3/11/2013: interview.. Approved

4/4/2013. : Oath! Now a U.S. citizen!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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I filed my I-130 september 9th and got my second notice today and was approved. :)

Here is the problem, i will be going to Bolivia on december 19th to be with my wife because shes giving birth to our daughter sometime in january. I plan to be there for 3 months till march 20th. Do you guys think if i start now my process can be done by december? i don't want to start start and leave it hald way done, because i think the nvc only holds the I-130 for one year, but im not sure if they hold it if i start the other parts like the taxes ect...

Or should i wait till i get back on march? how long does it take after you get your I-130 approved. I was also thinking of leaving all this to a lawyer while i was gone, even though i can do it myself. I just don't know if the lawyer will be able to do all of this without me in the country. Please give me some advice.

PS: my wife will have to ship me originals of our marrigage certificate and her birth certificate since i might need it to continue, so that might take a few weeks alone.

Whats the next step...

Go right ahead and start putting documents and certificates together. Its now time for NVC.


JNR

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Filed: FB-4 Visa Country: Peru
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I filed my I-130 september 9th and got my second notice today and was approved. :)

Here is the problem, i will be going to Bolivia on december 19th to be with my wife because shes giving birth to our daughter sometime in january. I plan to be there for 3 months till march 20th. Do you guys think if i start now my process can be done by december? i don't want to start start and leave it hald way done, because i think the nvc only holds the I-130 for one year, but im not sure if they hold it if i start the other parts like the taxes ect...

Or should i wait till i get back on march? how long does it take after you get your I-130 approved. I was also thinking of leaving all this to a lawyer while i was gone, even though i can do it myself. I just don't know if the lawyer will be able to do all of this without me in the country. Please give me some advice.

PS: my wife will have to ship me originals of our marrigage certificate and her birth certificate since i might need it to continue, so that might take a few weeks alone.

Whats the next step...

First congrats on the approval!! If I was in your shoes I would send the documents to the NVC. You have more than enough time to get through the NVC. If everything works out your wife will get her interview while you are there. That way you can go with her to the interview and fly with her and the baby to the USA.

The process is very easy. Read the guides and prepare everything. Have your wife begin to collect the documents now and then send them to you through UPS.

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/...he_NVC_ShortCut


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2008-07-26 : I-130 Sent

2009-04-02 : Interview at Embassy in Lima, Peru Approved

2009-04-08 : POE Atlanta (256 days from sending I-130)

USCIS *Removal of Conditions*

2011-02-28 : Mailed I-751

2011-03-02 : USPS Delivery Confirmation

2011-03-10 : Check Cashed

2011-03-11 : Touched

2011-03-25 : USCIS confirmed they did not mail NOA 1, given case number

2011-04-05 : Infopass appointment passport stamped with I-551

2011-04-19 : Walk in Biometrics completed (2 weeks early)

2011-05-03 : Biometrics appointment (3 year anniversary)

2011-08-25 : Approved

2011-08-31 : Card in hand (184 days after sending I-751)

*Application for Naturalization*

2012-03-24 : Mailed N-400

2012-03-26 : NOA1

2012-03-29 : Check Cashed

2012-05-14 : Biometrics Appointment

2012-06-04 : Interview Letter

2012-07-09 : Interview in Raleigh, NC (Passed)

2012-07-20 : Oath Ceremony (119 days after sending N-400)

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Oh Goodness, you have a lawyer??? I am so sorry!!! On your own using the shortcuts is MUCH faster!!!

Yes, my wife hired a lawyer, she is not confident doing things on her own.


Dec 15,2009 - Assigned interview date on January 24,2010!!

Jan. 24, 2010 - Interview!! Approved

Jan. 28, 2010 - VISA received

Mar. 03,2010 - POE, New York (JFK)

Apr. 12,2010- CA ID

May 20,2010- CA Driving License

May, 25,2010-Wife told me that she is pregnant ^_^

Jan.25,2011- Our daughter was born

Lee and Jen + Karenza

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Filed: FB-4 Visa Country: Peru
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will they send me my number, if i dont call? Or is calling a requirement so they can continue.

As I posted please read LingChe's Shortcuts. It completely explains how to get through the NVC process. You will need to call the NVC to find out your NVC Number and you can also give them your email address. I hear that now they email everything as apposed to sending everything snail mail. However, if you decide to do this without a lawyer you will have to be very proactive if you want to clear the NVC by the time you go to see your wife. I know it may seem difficult or confusing but read the guides then come back to the forum and ask questions. The process is simple and relatively quick once you read it.


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USCIS *CR-1 Visa*

2008-07-26 : I-130 Sent

2009-04-02 : Interview at Embassy in Lima, Peru Approved

2009-04-08 : POE Atlanta (256 days from sending I-130)

USCIS *Removal of Conditions*

2011-02-28 : Mailed I-751

2011-03-02 : USPS Delivery Confirmation

2011-03-10 : Check Cashed

2011-03-11 : Touched

2011-03-25 : USCIS confirmed they did not mail NOA 1, given case number

2011-04-05 : Infopass appointment passport stamped with I-551

2011-04-19 : Walk in Biometrics completed (2 weeks early)

2011-05-03 : Biometrics appointment (3 year anniversary)

2011-08-25 : Approved

2011-08-31 : Card in hand (184 days after sending I-751)

*Application for Naturalization*

2012-03-24 : Mailed N-400

2012-03-26 : NOA1

2012-03-29 : Check Cashed

2012-05-14 : Biometrics Appointment

2012-06-04 : Interview Letter

2012-07-09 : Interview in Raleigh, NC (Passed)

2012-07-20 : Oath Ceremony (119 days after sending N-400)

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