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Hi guys,

So here's the background:

My wife and I (USC) were living outside the US, and we filed for her permanent residence using Direct Consular Filing. We planned to go back to the US in March. However, my job situation has changed, and I am now required to live outside for a few more years.

We are planning to file for a re-entry permit, but the rules state that she should be in the US at the time. What experiences have people had with Form 131? Is everyone required for biometric scanning? The information states that she will be called at a later date for biometric scanning, which might be a problem since she is outside the US right now.

Also, I can get letters from my employer stating that I need to live outside. Is any other documentation required for this?

Is there any other course of action for us?

Thanks a lot!

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So she did not ever enter the US yet?

Thus did not receive a green card?

Re-entry permit will not apply in this situation.

Anyway. Yes, she has to file when she's in the US and biometrics appointment would be about a month later. Re-entry permit can be mailed to US embassy in your country for a pick up.

Hi guys,

So here's the background:

My wife and I (USC) were living outside the US, and we filed for her permanent residence using Direct Consular Filing. We planned to go back to the US in March. However, my job situation has changed, and I am now required to live outside for a few more years.

We are planning to file for a re-entry permit, but the rules state that she should be in the US at the time. What experiences have people had with Form 131? Is everyone required for biometric scanning? The information states that she will be called at a later date for biometric scanning, which might be a problem since she is outside the US right now.

Also, I can get letters from my employer stating that I need to live outside. Is any other documentation required for this?

Is there any other course of action for us?

Thanks a lot!


CR-1 Timeline

March'07 NOA1 date, case transferred to CSC

June'07 NOA2 per USCIS website!

Waiver I-751 timeline

July'09 Check cashed.

Jan'10 10 year GC received.

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Filed: Timeline

Thanks a lot for the response!

She did enter the US, and received the physical green-card. She has been there a couple of times, and is going again in May (primarily for business).

We are thinking that she can file 131 when she is in the US in May. However, its a short trip, so she will be back in a week or so.

Do you know the lead-time between receiving the notification for biometrics, and the date of the appointment itself? I'm wondering if she would have enough time to make a 2-day trip to the US just for the biometrics appointment.

So she did not ever enter the US yet?

Thus did not receive a green card?

Re-entry permit will not apply in this situation.

Anyway. Yes, she has to file when she's in the US and biometrics appointment would be about a month later. Re-entry permit can be mailed to US embassy in your country for a pick up.

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Filed: Timeline

Thanks a lot for the response!

She did enter the US, and received the physical green-card. She has been there a couple of times, and is going again in May (primarily for business).

We are thinking that she can file 131 when she is in the US in May. However, its a short trip, so she will be back in a week or so.

Do you know the lead-time between receiving the notification for biometrics, and the date of the appointment itself? I'm wondering if she would have enough time to make a 2-day trip to the US just for the biometrics appointment.

That's a great question. I am in the same situation in trying to get my wife a re entry permit. She will be entering on a IR1 visa and we plan to file the I 131 the very same day of her arrival. Basically we'll be overnighting the application with just the I 551 stamp in her passport hoping to get the biometrics appt in about a month's time.

It's difficult to assess the lead time from filing time to notice receipt to actual finger printing. However, about two years ago while assisting a freind to replace her lost greencard, she received the appt letter to re-do her prints in about two weeks time. The actual appt was about 10 days later. Total time was under 30 days.


**** 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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