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DO I have to file for an I485 application if I file the I130

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I filed the I130 with G325A's but I did not filled out an I485 application.

Do I need to do this or is my wife be issued a green card automatic when she get her visa?

Also, once she arrive, can I take her out of the country to visit Mexico?

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No, the I-485 is for adjusting status within the US. Follow the CR-1 guides here:

CR-1 Guide

Once she gets here, make sure she gets the stamp (believe called the 551 stamp?) on her passport, and she will be able to return if she goes across the border (as long as she is not gone too long). Soon after she enters the US she should get her green card and life will be easier.


Post on Adjudicators's Field Manual re: AOS and Intent: My link
Wedding Date: 06/14/2009
POE at Pearson Airport - for a visit, did not intend to stay - 10/09/2009
Found VisaJourney and created an account - 10/19/2009

I-130 (approved as part of the CR-1 process):
Sent 10/01/2009
NOA1 10/07/2009
NOA2 02/10/2010

AOS:
NOA 05/14/2010
Interview - approved! 07/29/10 need to send in completed I-693 (doctor missed answering a couple of questions) - sent back same day
Green card received 08/20/10

ROC:
Sent 06/01/2012
Approved 02/27/2013

Green card received 05/08/2013

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