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Hello everyone,

I am sorry if my question has already been asked before but I couldn’t really find the answer I was looking for in the DCF and Working and travelling forums…

I am a French citizen, my husband and I recently filed the I-130 petition in the US embassy in France and we are currently waiting for the approval. I am planning to move to the US at the beginning of October, but I really would like to go there in vacations at the end of July with my husband for a wedding.

My question is, if I already have received the immigrant visa by that time, can I go to the US just for a 2-week vacation, and then leave, get back to my work (I have a 3-month notice) and life in France until October?

Can I avoid getting registered for the green card at that time or will they see it in my passport?

Thank you for your help


04-23-2010 : I-130 petition at the French embassy

05-21-2010: I-130 approved and Packet 3 received

06-07-2010: DS-230 Part I sent

06-23-2010: Packet 4 and interview notice received

08-10-2010: Interview => Visa denied because problem with affidavit of support - need for a new sponsor.

09-23-2010: New affidavit of support sent by mail to the embassy

10-6-2010: Visa approved

11-6-2010: POE in Charlotte

12-13-2010: Green Card received!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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I've not heard of this happening from anyone from France -

but -

there have been Canadien folk that have had similar circumstance -

where the VISA WAS NOT ACTIVATED when they came across for shopping, then later, when they were ready, the VISA was activated. They had to specifically ask for the visa NOT to be activated, at that POE.

IIRC, this was for K-1 visa, not CR-1/IR-1 .


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Brazil
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I agree with the above poster. The decision is really up to the POE officer. It is a really really risky move. They may or they may not let you do it. If you are determined to try, then I'd suggest bringing LOTS of info about your trip (wedding invite), letter from employer explaining that you will be back on XX date and that you are leaving permanently on XX date to move to the US, rental agreement, ect.


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My question is, if I already have received the immigrant visa by that time, can I go to the US just for a 2-week vacation, and then leave, get back to my work (I have a 3-month notice) and life in France until October?

Can I avoid getting registered for the green card at that time or will they see it in my passport?

Thank you for your help

WHY would activating the visa such a bad thing? Why not becoming a LPR at the time of entry, enjoy your vacation, then returning to France to wrap things up? What's the difference, other then getting your GC 3 months earlier?


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Thanks for your suggestions everybody; I guess I’m considering any option…

You might be right Just Bob, I was just not sure that I could go there, activate the visa and then leave right away for 2 more months…Cause then there will be a chance that I receive the Green Card while I’m away, would I then be able to come back in Oct. with the same stamp in my passport but without the Green Card?

I’m not sure about how it works…

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04-23-2010 : I-130 petition at the French embassy

05-21-2010: I-130 approved and Packet 3 received

06-07-2010: DS-230 Part I sent

06-23-2010: Packet 4 and interview notice received

08-10-2010: Interview => Visa denied because problem with affidavit of support - need for a new sponsor.

09-23-2010: New affidavit of support sent by mail to the embassy

10-6-2010: Visa approved

11-6-2010: POE in Charlotte

12-13-2010: Green Card received!

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Filed: Country: Colombia
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Thanks for your suggestions everybody; I guess I’m considering any option…

You might be right Just Bob, I was just not sure that I could go there, activate the visa and then leave right away for 2 more months…Cause then there will be a chance that I receive the Green Card while I’m away, would I then be able to come back in Oct. with the same stamp in my passport but without the Green Card?

I’m not sure about how it works…

Couldn't you just have someone send the greencard to you by mail?

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