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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Salam all

hope all doing great

well my question is

in next NOV. my marriage will be 2 years and am delaying my papers in NVC on purpose

so i would ask if i make the interview before NOV. or after and the visa issue as CR1 is anyway to get it back to them so they can fix it to IR1 or i can change it in JFK airport ?

so i need yr advise guys to know what to do to be IR1 not CR1 because i dont wana to deal anymore with USCIS?

thanks in advance


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My Visajourney

Our Marriage: (2008)

Date I-130 Sent : ( 2009-10-14)

Your item was delivered at 9:38 PM on October 18, 2009 in CHICAGO, IL 60680. USPS

The Money order money cashed at last on October 26, 2009 ... Waiting the NOA1

Date I-130 NOA1 (Receipt) : (2009-11-2) Dated in 23 Oct

Touched 27 Oct 2009 and 11,12 Feb 2010

Date I-130 NOA2 (Approved) : (2010-02-12) 4 Months From sending date !!

♥NVC JOURNEY♥

02-19-2010 : NVC case number assigned

04-07-2010 : Sent DS-3032 by E-mail

04-10-2010 : DS-3032 Accepted

04-14-2010 : Paid (AOS) Online

04-16-2010 : (AOS) shown as PAID

09-10-2010 : IV bill shows as PAID

08-03-2010: (AOS) packet completed and returned

08-23-2010 : NVC Received Completed (AOS)

09-20-2010 : DS-203 Completed and returned

09-23-2010 : NVC Received Completed DS-230

09-24-2010 : (AOS) accepted Per operator

09-28-2010 : DS-230 Entered Into System( and they also send checklist about sponsor :S )

10-15-2010 : DS-230 Completed with Checklist Also :S

01-11/14-2011 : Mailed /Delivered wt missing in both packets

02-01-2011 : SIF!!

02-03-2011 : Case Complete!

3rd Aug2011: Interview Date (AP Alhumdolillah ,,)

12 OCT2011 : Visa In Hand AP is over after 2 months from interview date

NOV2011 : POE

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Filed: Other Country: China
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Salam all

hope all doing great

well my question is

in next NOV. my marriage will be 2 years and am delaying my papers in NVC on purpose

so i would ask if i make the interview before NOV. or after and the visa issue as CR1 is anyway to get it back to them so they can fix it to IR1 or i can change it in JFK airport ?

so i need yr advise guys to know what to do to be IR1 not CR1 because i dont wana to deal anymore with USCIS?

thanks in advance

Regardless of the interview date, you are entitled to the IR1 status if your first entry (after obtaining the CR1 or IR1 visa) after the two year anniversary. You'll want to be sure to mention the passing of the anniversary and IR1 status at the POE, just in case. If they make a mistake, it can be corrected after the fact too.


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Regardless of the interview date, you are entitled to the IR1 status if your first entry (after obtaining the CR1 or IR1 visa) after the two year anniversary. You'll want to be sure to mention the passing of the anniversary and IR1 status at the POE, just in case. If they make a mistake, it can be corrected after the fact too.

Adding to this, this case is quite similar to mine. We filed a k3/got approved and intentionally delayed the processing of the 130 ( held it there for over a year because we did not want to have to lift CR status in two years, pay more fee, etc. ). My wife and I will attend the IR1 interview this coming Monday so upon next POE she could qualify for the ten year greencard.

Fortunately, on all the notifications from NVC, it states clearly that my wife's case is an IR1.

To answer the original question, PSHBRK is correct about one's right to obtain the IR1 status after two years even in the event of an error by POE officer, oversight, etc.. But it just makes life that much easier if the IR1 visa intent is stated on your case and case number from the beginning.

You could email/not call the NVC to notify them of this intent, or you could attend the consulate interview to help clarify.

I have heard of horror stories of officers at POE doing crazy things like taking away people's passport and creating problems that could otherwise been prevented. Relying on POE officer to make the correction ought to be a last resort because if they don't, you may have to make an infopass appt to request correction.

Eating up more time.

Edited by SPSguy

**** filed K3/CR1 concurrently. My wife and I both work/live overseas. The following timeline continues from the approval of the K3 VISA.


Our journey
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=115855

NVC rec'd 130/ assigned case# 5-15-08
Called to request online payment ID# 5-18-08
Rec'd ds 3032/AOS bill by USPS 5-19-08
Rec'd email Online ID# for payment of AOS and DS3032 5-21-08
Returned ds 3032 by USPS during wife visit to U.S. on K3--5-29-09
Paid AOS online: 7-05-09 ( While in Cambodia )
Rec'd email to pay IV bill 7-7-09
Paid IV bill online 7-08-09
Mailed I-864 2-16-10
I- 864 delivered 2-18-10
Mailed DS 230 2-22-10
Ds 230 delivered 2-24-10
AVR says "NVC is awaiting biographic info from petitioner" 2-24-10
AVR says, "NVC has received the info checklist requested." NVC HAS ENTERED DS-230 INTO COMPUTER 3-01-10
SIF: 3-08-10
AVR Case Complete: 3-09-10
Rec'd interview email/date: 3-15-10
Medical: 4-09-10
INTERVIEW( less than 5 minutes ): 4-26-10 APPROVED
Pickup Visa: 4-30-10
POE: LAX 5/31/10
Overnight REENTRY Permit app: 6/01/10
Rec'd SS: 6-10-10
Rec'd Welcome to USA Letter + Green Card Tracking #: 6-14-10
Rec'd NOA1 letter + receipt # for reentry permit: 6-14-10
Rec'd 10 Yr. GC: 6-21-10
Rec'd Bio appt for reentry permit 7-18-10 but changed to 6-28-10 thru INFOpass: 6-25-10
REentry touches: 9-6-10, 9-29-10, 10-4-10
Rec'd email Reentry mailed 10-07-10
Rec'd reentry permit 10-09-10 ( 4 mths 1 wk )

Naturalized 04/2016

Received US Passport 05/2016

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Filed: Other Country: China
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Adding to this, this case is quite similar to mine. We filed a k3/got approved and intentionally delayed the processing of the 130 ( held it there for over a year because we did not want to have to lift CR status in two years, pay more fee, etc. ). My wife and I will attend the IR1 interview this coming Monday so upon next POE she could qualify for the ten year greencard.

Fortunately, on all the notifications from NVC, it states clearly that my wife's case is an IR1.

To answer the original question, PSHBRK is correct about one's right to obtain the IR1 status after two years even in the event of an error by POE officer, oversight, etc.. But it just makes life that much easier if the IR1 visa intent is stated on your case and case number from the beginning.

You could email/not call the NVC to notify them of this intent, or you could attend the consulate interview to help clarify.

I have heard of horror stories of officers at POE doing crazy things like taking away people's passport and creating problems that could otherwise been prevented. Relying on POE officer to make the correction ought to be a last resort because if they don't, you may have to make an infopass appt to request correction.

Eating up more time.

Intent has nothing to do with whether an IR1 visa is issued. Consulates cannot issue an IR1 visa until after the second anniversary. CR1 visa holders can be granted IR1 status when they first enter after their second anniversary.

Is your interview for AOS or a visa? If for AOS, she need not enter again. They'll just mail the 10 year card.

Edited by pushbrk

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Intent has nothing to do with whether an IR1 visa is issued. Consulates cannot issue an IR1 visa until after the second anniversary. CR1 visa holders can be granted IR1 status when they first enter after their second anniversary.

Is your interview for AOS or a visa? If for AOS, she need not enter again. They'll just mail the 10 year card.

Pushbrk,

Of course intent means something. In my case, we intentionally waited to file for IR until after our second anniversary. Actually at the exact two year mark was when I intentionally started the process.

This interview is for an IR1 visa as stated earlier. My wife already has an approved K3 and will be replacing it with an IR1.

Certainly a CR1 visaholder can be granted IR1 status after the second anniversary. And?

Further the original poster must intentionally request that his CR petitition be changed to IR. Btw, you really ought to avoid making too many assumptions about people's intent. For example, I have no need or reason to file for AOS since I cam currently living oversea with my wife. Replacing a K3 visa with IR1 will save me time and money -- and hassle.

Again I'll remind you that intent in this process means everything. Whether you will be intentionally notifying the embassy of a change, or intentionally requesting IR status at POE. It must be done.

This thing/expectation that a IR status will be granted automatically is in error. There are people that have entered the US after the two year mark and was issued a two year greencard. Can it be correct? Of course, but it takes time. And sometimes hassle you don't need.


**** filed K3/CR1 concurrently. My wife and I both work/live overseas. The following timeline continues from the approval of the K3 VISA.


Our journey
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=115855

NVC rec'd 130/ assigned case# 5-15-08
Called to request online payment ID# 5-18-08
Rec'd ds 3032/AOS bill by USPS 5-19-08
Rec'd email Online ID# for payment of AOS and DS3032 5-21-08
Returned ds 3032 by USPS during wife visit to U.S. on K3--5-29-09
Paid AOS online: 7-05-09 ( While in Cambodia )
Rec'd email to pay IV bill 7-7-09
Paid IV bill online 7-08-09
Mailed I-864 2-16-10
I- 864 delivered 2-18-10
Mailed DS 230 2-22-10
Ds 230 delivered 2-24-10
AVR says "NVC is awaiting biographic info from petitioner" 2-24-10
AVR says, "NVC has received the info checklist requested." NVC HAS ENTERED DS-230 INTO COMPUTER 3-01-10
SIF: 3-08-10
AVR Case Complete: 3-09-10
Rec'd interview email/date: 3-15-10
Medical: 4-09-10
INTERVIEW( less than 5 minutes ): 4-26-10 APPROVED
Pickup Visa: 4-30-10
POE: LAX 5/31/10
Overnight REENTRY Permit app: 6/01/10
Rec'd SS: 6-10-10
Rec'd Welcome to USA Letter + Green Card Tracking #: 6-14-10
Rec'd NOA1 letter + receipt # for reentry permit: 6-14-10
Rec'd 10 Yr. GC: 6-21-10
Rec'd Bio appt for reentry permit 7-18-10 but changed to 6-28-10 thru INFOpass: 6-25-10
REentry touches: 9-6-10, 9-29-10, 10-4-10
Rec'd email Reentry mailed 10-07-10
Rec'd reentry permit 10-09-10 ( 4 mths 1 wk )

Naturalized 04/2016

Received US Passport 05/2016

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Filed: Other Country: China
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Pushbrk,

Of course intent means something. In my case, we intentionally waited to file for IR until after our second anniversary. Actually at the exact two year mark was when I intentionally started the process.

This interview is for an IR1 visa as stated earlier. My wife already has an approved K3 and will be replacing it with an IR1.

Certainly a CR1 visaholder can be granted IR1 status after the second anniversary. And?

Further the original poster must intentionally request that his CR petitition be changed to IR. Btw, you really ought to avoid making too many assumptions about people's intent. For example, I have no need or reason to file for AOS since I cam currently living oversea with my wife. Replacing a K3 visa with IR1 will save me time and money -- and hassle.

Again I'll remind you that intent in this process means everything. Whether you will be intentionally notifying the embassy of a change, or intentionally requesting IR status at POE. It must be done.

This thing/expectation that a IR status will be granted automatically is in error. There are people that have entered the US after the two year mark and was issued a two year greencard. Can it be correct? Of course, but it takes time. And sometimes hassle you don't need.

Actually, you said you were together interviewing for an IR1. You didn't say visa. Of course what you are doing is appropriate for your circumstance but IR1 is both a visa and a status. I didn't make assumptions about which you were doing. I asked you for clarification.

Mistakes are sometimes made but CR1 visa holders who enter the US after their second anniversary routinely receive ten year green cards with IR1 noted as the status. No amount of intent to enter after the anniversary will result in an IR1 visa if the visa is issued BEFORE the two year anniversary. I advised the OP to mention the anniversary date at the POE, just in case.

Not sure what your beef is but there was nothing inaccurate or incomplete about my advise to the OP or in my post to you. Dates, not intent, rule the day for which visa is issued and which status the visa holder is entitled to upon entry.

My family's intent for AOS (after K3/4 entry) was to have the interview after the two-year anniversary and we filed at the last possible time before the July 2007 fee increases went into effect. Had our interview been scheduled before the two-year anniversary 95 days after filing, my wife and daughter would have two year CR1 green cards regardless of our intent. As it worked out the interview was 50 days after the anniversary, so IR1/2 status.

Strangely, my wife's card indicated she was from Taiwan instead of PRC China, even though the daughter's was correct. It was replaced within a month with the corrected card.

Edited by pushbrk

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Not sure what your beef is but there was nothing inaccurate or incomplete about my advise to the OP or in my post to you. Dates, not intent, rule the day for which visa is issued and which status the visa holder is entitled to upon entry.

Correct. The date is most important. But the fastest/easiest way to get the correct IR visa/status is to request ahead of time.

This will avoid having to wait for further corrections, replacement of greencards, or the need to make appointments for correction.

My beef here is that if you want the IR visa or IR status, one ought to make the request or make it known to NVC or embassy consulate asap.

Not after POE and not later through infopass appointments. The beef is in getting the IR status and visa prior to POE.

Anything else is possible but it takes time.


**** filed K3/CR1 concurrently. My wife and I both work/live overseas. The following timeline continues from the approval of the K3 VISA.


Our journey
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=115855

NVC rec'd 130/ assigned case# 5-15-08
Called to request online payment ID# 5-18-08
Rec'd ds 3032/AOS bill by USPS 5-19-08
Rec'd email Online ID# for payment of AOS and DS3032 5-21-08
Returned ds 3032 by USPS during wife visit to U.S. on K3--5-29-09
Paid AOS online: 7-05-09 ( While in Cambodia )
Rec'd email to pay IV bill 7-7-09
Paid IV bill online 7-08-09
Mailed I-864 2-16-10
I- 864 delivered 2-18-10
Mailed DS 230 2-22-10
Ds 230 delivered 2-24-10
AVR says "NVC is awaiting biographic info from petitioner" 2-24-10
AVR says, "NVC has received the info checklist requested." NVC HAS ENTERED DS-230 INTO COMPUTER 3-01-10
SIF: 3-08-10
AVR Case Complete: 3-09-10
Rec'd interview email/date: 3-15-10
Medical: 4-09-10
INTERVIEW( less than 5 minutes ): 4-26-10 APPROVED
Pickup Visa: 4-30-10
POE: LAX 5/31/10
Overnight REENTRY Permit app: 6/01/10
Rec'd SS: 6-10-10
Rec'd Welcome to USA Letter + Green Card Tracking #: 6-14-10
Rec'd NOA1 letter + receipt # for reentry permit: 6-14-10
Rec'd 10 Yr. GC: 6-21-10
Rec'd Bio appt for reentry permit 7-18-10 but changed to 6-28-10 thru INFOpass: 6-25-10
REentry touches: 9-6-10, 9-29-10, 10-4-10
Rec'd email Reentry mailed 10-07-10
Rec'd reentry permit 10-09-10 ( 4 mths 1 wk )

Naturalized 04/2016

Received US Passport 05/2016

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Salam guys

and thank you all

but now am lil confused from all this INFo

and dont know what i should do

should i wait till i compelte the 2 years marriage then do the interview

or i can do the interview before its 2 years then go to embassy to fix it or by the airport officer

whats better to do?

thanks


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My Visajourney

Our Marriage: (2008)

Date I-130 Sent : ( 2009-10-14)

Your item was delivered at 9:38 PM on October 18, 2009 in CHICAGO, IL 60680. USPS

The Money order money cashed at last on October 26, 2009 ... Waiting the NOA1

Date I-130 NOA1 (Receipt) : (2009-11-2) Dated in 23 Oct

Touched 27 Oct 2009 and 11,12 Feb 2010

Date I-130 NOA2 (Approved) : (2010-02-12) 4 Months From sending date !!

♥NVC JOURNEY♥

02-19-2010 : NVC case number assigned

04-07-2010 : Sent DS-3032 by E-mail

04-10-2010 : DS-3032 Accepted

04-14-2010 : Paid (AOS) Online

04-16-2010 : (AOS) shown as PAID

09-10-2010 : IV bill shows as PAID

08-03-2010: (AOS) packet completed and returned

08-23-2010 : NVC Received Completed (AOS)

09-20-2010 : DS-203 Completed and returned

09-23-2010 : NVC Received Completed DS-230

09-24-2010 : (AOS) accepted Per operator

09-28-2010 : DS-230 Entered Into System( and they also send checklist about sponsor :S )

10-15-2010 : DS-230 Completed with Checklist Also :S

01-11/14-2011 : Mailed /Delivered wt missing in both packets

02-01-2011 : SIF!!

02-03-2011 : Case Complete!

3rd Aug2011: Interview Date (AP Alhumdolillah ,,)

12 OCT2011 : Visa In Hand AP is over after 2 months from interview date

NOV2011 : POE

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guys

any suggestions?


huda.jpg

tvquran_16.gif

My Visajourney

Our Marriage: (2008)

Date I-130 Sent : ( 2009-10-14)

Your item was delivered at 9:38 PM on October 18, 2009 in CHICAGO, IL 60680. USPS

The Money order money cashed at last on October 26, 2009 ... Waiting the NOA1

Date I-130 NOA1 (Receipt) : (2009-11-2) Dated in 23 Oct

Touched 27 Oct 2009 and 11,12 Feb 2010

Date I-130 NOA2 (Approved) : (2010-02-12) 4 Months From sending date !!

♥NVC JOURNEY♥

02-19-2010 : NVC case number assigned

04-07-2010 : Sent DS-3032 by E-mail

04-10-2010 : DS-3032 Accepted

04-14-2010 : Paid (AOS) Online

04-16-2010 : (AOS) shown as PAID

09-10-2010 : IV bill shows as PAID

08-03-2010: (AOS) packet completed and returned

08-23-2010 : NVC Received Completed (AOS)

09-20-2010 : DS-203 Completed and returned

09-23-2010 : NVC Received Completed DS-230

09-24-2010 : (AOS) accepted Per operator

09-28-2010 : DS-230 Entered Into System( and they also send checklist about sponsor :S )

10-15-2010 : DS-230 Completed with Checklist Also :S

01-11/14-2011 : Mailed /Delivered wt missing in both packets

02-01-2011 : SIF!!

02-03-2011 : Case Complete!

3rd Aug2011: Interview Date (AP Alhumdolillah ,,)

12 OCT2011 : Visa In Hand AP is over after 2 months from interview date

NOV2011 : POE

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guys

any suggestions?

The easiest way is to do the interview after the two year mark. If you do it before the two year mark, you will be issued a CR visa/status and you will have to lift CR status which could cost money.

Pushbrk has explained well about the importance of the date of POE and I must disagree for the very reason you have asked. If you do the interview before the two year mark and you happen to enter POE after the two year mark, you will have to do some explaining to get the IR status. If things flow well you could be switched to IR status but if it doesn't you may have to adjust status from CR to IR which may cost money.


**** filed K3/CR1 concurrently. My wife and I both work/live overseas. The following timeline continues from the approval of the K3 VISA.


Our journey
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=115855

NVC rec'd 130/ assigned case# 5-15-08
Called to request online payment ID# 5-18-08
Rec'd ds 3032/AOS bill by USPS 5-19-08
Rec'd email Online ID# for payment of AOS and DS3032 5-21-08
Returned ds 3032 by USPS during wife visit to U.S. on K3--5-29-09
Paid AOS online: 7-05-09 ( While in Cambodia )
Rec'd email to pay IV bill 7-7-09
Paid IV bill online 7-08-09
Mailed I-864 2-16-10
I- 864 delivered 2-18-10
Mailed DS 230 2-22-10
Ds 230 delivered 2-24-10
AVR says "NVC is awaiting biographic info from petitioner" 2-24-10
AVR says, "NVC has received the info checklist requested." NVC HAS ENTERED DS-230 INTO COMPUTER 3-01-10
SIF: 3-08-10
AVR Case Complete: 3-09-10
Rec'd interview email/date: 3-15-10
Medical: 4-09-10
INTERVIEW( less than 5 minutes ): 4-26-10 APPROVED
Pickup Visa: 4-30-10
POE: LAX 5/31/10
Overnight REENTRY Permit app: 6/01/10
Rec'd SS: 6-10-10
Rec'd Welcome to USA Letter + Green Card Tracking #: 6-14-10
Rec'd NOA1 letter + receipt # for reentry permit: 6-14-10
Rec'd 10 Yr. GC: 6-21-10
Rec'd Bio appt for reentry permit 7-18-10 but changed to 6-28-10 thru INFOpass: 6-25-10
REentry touches: 9-6-10, 9-29-10, 10-4-10
Rec'd email Reentry mailed 10-07-10
Rec'd reentry permit 10-09-10 ( 4 mths 1 wk )

Naturalized 04/2016

Received US Passport 05/2016

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