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Filed: Country: Australia
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Our daughter is soon to becom a US Citizen (passed test today) and will immediately file to sponsor us, her parents, to join her.

Question is - once it is approved do we have a time limit to arrive in the US for permanent residency? We would have to sell our house first and would not want to rush it.

Thanks

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
Timeline

Once the visa has been approved, you have 6 months to make the move before it expires.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Filed: Country: Australia
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Once the visa has been approved, you have 6 months to make the move before it expires.

Thanks for such a quick response and it was the answer that I was expecting. Just have to deal with it I suppose, when it happens. Anyone know if it can be extended if a big problem arises?

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
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Another option is your daughter can file your petition once she become a US citizen and when your visa has been approved you can come here to US and wait for your GC to arrive, then you can always go back and forth to your country. Your GC is good for 10 years but bE sure to get Re entry permit if you planning to stay longer to your country, that way your gc will not be jeopardize.


I-130 Petition for alien relative (mom)

01/08/2010 - Mailed I-130 form via express mail

01/11/2010 - Received Application and signed by JPM

01/19/2010 - Received NOA1

03/10/2010 - Received approval notice via e-mail

03/15/2010 - Received NOA2 via mail

NVC

03/16/2010 - case no. assigned and registered both my mom and my e-mail addresses

03/18/2010 - Received DS-3032 form and AOS fee bill from NVC via e-mail

03/18/2010 - PAID AOS fee

03/20/2010 - e-mailed signed DS-3032 to NVC

03/23/2010 - Mailed I-864 packet via USPS

03/25/2010 - NVC received DS 3032 thru e-mail

03/26/2010 - NVC received I-864 packet

03/31/2010 - PAID IV Bill online

04/10/2010 - Received RFE, missing DS-230 and entire documents..... still waiting for my mom to send me her stuff. omg!

04/22/2010 - Mailed DS 230 packet via USPS Priority Mail.... huh! finally I received my mom's docs.

04/26/2010 - NVC received DS 230 packet

05/07/2010 - Sign-in FAILED....great!

05/10/2010 - Talked to the NVC operator and said "CASE COMPLETED" on 05/10/2010

05/13/2010 - Received Interview Appt. on 06/02/2010 via e-mail

05/17/2010 - Medical Exam

06/02/2010 - Interview Appointment PASSED

06/23/2010 - Returned her passport to Singapore Embassy for issuance of visa

06/30/2010 - Visa Received... Yehey!!

09/16/2010 - Arrived in Hawaii

10/02/2010 - Received Welcome Notice

10/12/2010 - Applied for SS #

10/13/2010 - Received 10 years permanent card

10/18/2010 - Received ss card

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina
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Thanks for such a quick response and it was the answer that I was expecting. Just have to deal with it I suppose, when it happens. Anyone know if it can be extended if a big problem arises?

no. the max is 6 months, so don't file if your not prepared to come at that time, or as they said, you can come and then leave again once you have your GC.

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Your I-130 petitions can take up to 5 months for USCIS to approve. Once approved and your case is sent to the NVC, you will be able to manage the timeline by submitting the required documents to better suit you.

Just a thought ... best of luck ... :star:


OUR JOURNEY SO FAR: (dd/mm/yyyy)

18/09/09 - CR1 NOA1

16/07/10 - POE LAX (256 days NOA1 to interview)

27/09/10 - Aussie/American bun in the oven due May 10, 2011

06/01/11 - Submitted change of address online to USCIS. Mailed I-865 for sponsor. Neverending!

05/05/11 - Bouncing baby boy arrives

10/07/12 - Sent I-751

13/07/12 - I-751 NOA1

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Another option is your daughter can file your petition once she become a US citizen and when your visa has been approved you can come here to US and wait for your GC to arrive, then you can always go back and forth to your country. Your GC is good for 10 years but bE sure to get Re entry permit if you planning to stay longer to your country, that way your gc will not be jeopardize.

I like this option best.

Here are some more:

1. You can put the house up for sale immediately BUT what will you do if it sells before you need to leave? Do you have friends/family you could stay with? Bearing in mind changing your address in the middle of the process is a pain (if it's after you get the Visa but BEFORE you leave that's fine).

2. Put the house up for sale once the visa is approved. It is possible to negotiate a Contract of Sale from overseas, but you will be paying your lawyer higher than normal fees (shouldn't be a lot higher, depends on the firm because of calling overseas, mailing things overseas etc) BUT It could take a while to sell the house, do you need the money immediately?

3. Keep the house and set it up as a rental property. You are permitted to have overseas income while living in the U.S BUT you will need to report it on your US taxes. Good thing is under a certain amount it's not taxable, someone else will know this income amount, I think it was a lot (like $86K or something)

4. Let some family members move into your house for a while to "house sit" until you are able to get back to sell everything.

In most of these options you will need to pack up your house and decide what you are willing to sell WITH the house, whether you want to give stuff away, have a garage sale, give stuff to family members or send stuff overseas. You will need to start thinking about the costs involved with sending things overseas. Sending via boat actually wasn't that much cheaper I remember (than I thought it was going to be) but the weight of things matter. Maybe you could sell some things on eBay? Maybe some family members want to buy some things?

A move overseas is expensive and there's a lot to think about. (like any debts you have and paying them from the US... sending money overseas isn't always cheap so paying your credit card for instance is a pain...)

Good luck

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