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

I'm waiting for my $400 fee to be cleared so I can send out my DS-230. My problem is that Vanessa lived outside of Colombia twice. Once at her cousins for three months in 2008(july-Oct) and the second (Late Oct-Early Feb). I have not listed these as address since this was not her place of residence, but will this be a problem. She has to show that she was outside of her country,, right?? I'm about two months away from our interview, so I don't know if it's just stress or I have a good reason to freak out. Please advise.

James Mario

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Well, I know on the DS-230 form it says list places that you have lived for 6 months or longer since the age of 16. Mhay had been to japan only 3 or 4 months, but I listed that on her DS-230. I cant say what the NVC wants there as my case got expedited through. Mhay got her visa though.

As far as it being a problem?? I cant see where it would be as she didnt stay for 6 months or longer. It's hard to say what the person reviewing the form will be nit-picking about that day though.

For our Full timeline


Removal of conditions Journey

16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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The DS-230 states to list every place you have lived for at least 6 months so if she was not out of the country for more than 6 months each time then you do not have to list it.

* Aug 2008...........Initial meeting

* July 2009...........Proposed

* Nov 24, 2009.....Married in Philippines


* April 11, 2010...I-130 mailed to Chicago LockBox

* April 14, 2010...I-130 package received at CSC

* April 21, 2010...Checks cashed

* April 21, 2010...NOA1

* July 15, 2010....NOA2


* July 26, 2010...Cases received

* July 29, 2010...Received DS-3032 and AOS Fee Bill

* July 29, 2010...Returned DS-3032s by Email

* July 29, 2010...Paid AOS Fee Bill online

* Aug 03, 2010...Mailed AOS Package

* Aug 03, 2010...Case complete, forwarded to Embassy


* Aug 09, 2010...Our Nightmare with USEM begins

* Aug 09, 2010...USEM received Package from NVC (verified delivered by DHL tracking number)

* Aug 09, 2010...USEM losses Package.

* Aug 16, 2010...USEM claims case not received from NVC

* Aug 16 through Sept 16...Many phone calls and faxes to try to get embassy straightened out

* Sep 16, 2010...Finally received Interview Appts. (Oct 12, 7:00 am)

* Oct 04-07, 2010...Medical Exams - Passed

* Oct 12, 2010, 07:00 ...Interview --- Approved!

POE and more

* Oct 26, 2010...POE Houston, Texas - Very quick and easy immigration process. No problems.

SSN Received 2 weeks after POE.

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

i thought the 'reg' was 6 months ?

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Last month, there were a couple of people who received RFE's for having gaps in the dates on that question. Make sure you don't have any gaps in the times.

Married: 01/02/09

I-130 filed: 11/06/09

NOA1: 11/13/09

NOA2: 02/11/10

NVC received: 02/18/10

Case complete @ NVC: 04/14/10

Interview @ Montreal: 07/13/10 - Approved

POE: Sweetgrass, MT, 08/07/10

Filed for ROC: 07/20/12

Biometrics appt: 08/24/12

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