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I've searched all over the web and I'm still confused.

Are background checks done on the US citizen for CR-1/IR-1 visa aplications?

I've learned that background checks are done for the K1/K3 applications (which includes form I-129F). For the CR-1 application it is less clear. Are US citizen background checks done as a matter of routine for all spousal visa applicants?

Any information is appreciated.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil

Yes, they do the background checks for any immigrant visa.

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I-130 timeline:
I-130 NOA1 - 05th Nov, 2009
I-130 NOA2 - 10th February, 2010 Yay!!!!
"Your I-130 was approved in 97 days from your NOA1 date."

NVC Journey:
02-16-2010: NVC Case # Assigned
03-31-2010: Case Complete!!
04-12-2010: Interview date assigned by NVC.
05-11-2010: Medical appointment in Rio

05-13-2010: Interview in Rio - APPROVED!!!

06-02-2010: POE in Washington DC - Finally home!

July 30, 2010 - Received the Green Card after receiving 4 welcome letters! USCIS see ya later!


03-02-2012: Elegible to lift conditions
06-02-2012: Temporary GC expires

12-20-2012: Permanent GC received


06/03/2013: n400 Filled

10/22/2013: Citizenship test and oath ceremony

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China

yes, checks are done on both the USC and the foreign spouse.

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yes they do background checks :thumbs:


Sept 20,2008: filed I-130

Sept 30,2008: I-130 NOA1

Oct 1,2008: filed 129f

Oct 22,2008: 129f NOA1

April 13,2009: NOA2 both I-130 and 129f

June 5,2009: Medical Exam 2nd day (Passed)

June 16,2009: Interview (Passed, pink slip)

June 18,2009: Visa on hand!!!

Aug 8,2009: USA Arrival (POE- Guam)


Dec 10,2009: Filed AOS (I-765 nd I485)

Jan 1,2010: ASC Appointment (biometrics)

Feb 4,2010: Received Employment Authorization Card

Feb 17,2010: Apply SSN

March 3,2010: Received SSN

May 6,2010: AOS Interview (Passed...WEEEPEEE!!!)

June 3,2010: Green Card received


May 13,2013: Mailed N-400 package

May 15, 2013: USCIS received the N-400 package

May 22, 2013: NOA1 (receipt)

May 24, 2013: NOA2 (Biometrics)

May 28, 2013: ASC Appointment (biometrics) received

June 28, 2013 NOA3 (Interview schedule)

July 29, 2013: Interview (Passed)
Aug 16, 2013: Oath Taking


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Absolutely, my husbands whole sordid past showed up (even if he was just arrested and the charges were dropped it still showed up). They asked me about it to make sure I knew, and thats about it though. It doesnt really impact the visa, they just want to make sure the beneficiary knows what their spouse is all about.


Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the Pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll.

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

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USCIS JOURNEY California Service Center

2010-02-24 - Mailed I-130 Overnight Express to Chicago Lockbox

2010-02-25 - I-130 Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

2010-03-04 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)

2010-04-22 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)


04-28-2010 - NVC Case Number Assigned

05-03-2010 - Email given to the NVC

05-04-2010 - AOS bill and Agent forms received by email

05-04-2010 - Email DS 3032

05-04-2010 - Paid AOS Bill Online;

05-05-2010 - AOS Bill Status: PAID;

05-05-2010 - IV Bill Received by email;

05-05-2010 - Paid IV Bill Online;

05-06-2010 - IV Bill Status: PAID;

05-12-2010 - Wife send PC-PP-DS-230 all Package DHL

05-17-2010 - I Received DHL mail from my Wife

05-24-2010 - Sent AOS and IV Package Overnight Express to NVC

05-25-2010 - AOS & IV Package arrived at NVC signed by N. Visa Center

06-04-2010 - AOS & IV Pack Received/Entered into AVR System

06-11-2010 - Sign in Fail Thank you, God!

06-12-2010 - Case Complete NVC

06-14-2010 - NVC Forwards Case to Embassy

07-14-2010 - Interview Date Assigned


06-17-2010 - Embassy Receives Case from NVC

07-29-2010 - Medical Exam $750 ETB ($70USD) PASSED


08-06-2010 - Visa Received

08-12-2010 - Passport and visa pick up from Bank of Abyssinia branch.


09-16-2010 - POE Washington, DC

10-04-2010 - Received Welcome letter

10-25-2010 - Received GC

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