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Filed: Other Country: Colombia
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My wife lives in Colombia, i am currently residing in Colombia with her, but permanently in Colorado

1.The fee for the I130 is $355.00USD Cant seem to get ahold of anyone who can tell me what i should do as far as the payment because the currensy is different.

2.Anyone know if the meeting I have to have with immigration services could be arranged at the Bogota embassy, or atleast in texas so i could save money on flying.

3.Can pictures for proof be on CD for with the forms that we send in?

I think thats it for questions-Thanks in advance!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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My wife lives in Colombia, i am currently residing in Colombia with her, but permanently in Colorado

1.The fee for the I130 is $355.00USD Cant seem to get ahold of anyone who can tell me what i should do as far as the payment because the currensy is different.

2.Anyone know if the meeting I have to have with immigration services could be arranged at the Bogota embassy, or atleast in texas so i could save money on flying.

3.Can pictures for proof be on CD for with the forms that we send in?

I think thats it for questions-Thanks in advance!

1. "The check or money order must be drawn on a bank or other financial institution located in the United States and must be payable in U.S. currency; and make the check or money order payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security." (From I-130 instructions)

2. Not sure about this. Anyone else?

3. USCIS does not accept electronic media

Good luck!


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Filed: IR-5 Country: India
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1 more question,,, Does MY birth cert have to be issued within 30 days of filing this form?

Birth certificate must be ready anytime before filing the application.

Loto


CSC - I-130 for Parents (IR5)

10/11/2011 - Sent to Chicago Lockbox

10/13/2011 - Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

10/17/2011 - Email received with Receipt#, Routed to CSC

10/18/2011 - Cleared the checks $420*2

10/21/2011 - Received NOA1

03/30/2012 - Received NOA2

NVC

04/19/2012 - NVC received

05/01/2012 - Case# generated

05/02/2012 - DS-3032 COA emailed

05/02/2012 - I-864 AOS Fee $88 paid

05/05/2012 - I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC

05/07/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC

05/07/2012 - DS-3032 COA accepted

05/08/2012 - DS-230 IV Fee $230*2 paid

05/09/2012 - DS-230 IV package mailed to NVC

05/11/2012 - DS-230 IV package received by NVC

05/17/2012 - Case Completed

Consulate

07/02/2012 - VFS visit in Cochin

07/04/2012 - Medical in Chennai

07/12/2012 - Interview in Mumbai - Success!

09/08/2012 - POE at JFK, NY

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My wife lives in Colombia, i am currently residing in Colombia with her, but permanently in Colorado

1.The fee for the I130 is $355.00USD Cant seem to get ahold of anyone who can tell me what i should do as far as the payment because the currensy is different.

2.Anyone know if the meeting I have to have with immigration services could be arranged at the Bogota embassy, or atleast in texas so i could save money on flying.

3.Can pictures for proof be on CD for with the forms that we send in?

I think thats it for questions-Thanks in advance!

maybe somone who knows more can chime in on question two but I'll give it a shot. there is something called DCF (direct consular filing?) where you can file from abroad but not all countries allow this, further more I think they all have different rules, for example, some US consulates will only permit DCF if you have had an address for at least six months in that country.

Please take this info with a grain of salt as it is from my memory only, use it as a direction to start googling but not as fact. Hopefully someone who knows more can correct me or add to this.


I-130 filed for IR-1 CR-1 Immigrant visa, Spouse residing overseas

dec ** 2007 first met

Feb 01 2010 married in Bali

July 30 2010 NOA 1

Aug 02 2010 $355fee Check cleared

Nov 03 2010 I-130 transferred to TSC

Feb 16 2011 NOA 2, I-130 approved

mar 5 2011 recieved case #

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I-130 filed for IR-1 CR-1 Immigrant visa, Spouse residing overseas

dec ** 2007 first met

Feb 01 2010 married in Bali

July 30 2010 NOA 1

Aug 02 2010 $355fee Check cleared

Nov 03 2010 I-130 transferred to TSC

Feb 16 2011 NOA 2, I-130 approved

mar 5 2011 recieved case #

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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1 more question,,, Does MY birth cert have to be issued within 30 days of filing this form?

Well, your birth certificate can be issued anytime before sending it with the form,unless it has an expiration date which is the case sometimes,i hope this link helps http://travel.state.gov/visa/fees/fees_4881.html?cid=3538

And for sending electronic evidence is not acceptable in USCIS nor the interview!!

Goodluck with your journey :thumbs:

Edited by lovesherhubby

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Filed: Other Country: Colombia
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1. "The check or money order must be drawn on a bank or other financial institution located in the United States and must be payable in U.S. currency; and make the check or money order payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security." (From I-130 instructions)

2. Not sure about this. Anyone else?

3. USCIS does not accept electronic media

Good luck!

Thank you everyone, everything is cleared up. One more question though! On the passport style photo, that needs to be taken within 30 days of filing, how do you prove the photo is within 30 days, if im not mistaken there is no printed date on the picture...or is there?

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Filed: IR-5 Country: India
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Thank you everyone, everything is cleared up. One more question though! On the passport style photo, that needs to be taken within 30 days of filing, how do you prove the photo is within 30 days, if im not mistaken there is no printed date on the picture...or is there?

I sent my (petitioner) photo which was more than 2 and half years old. I got receipt# today. Don't worry!

Loto


CSC - I-130 for Parents (IR5)

10/11/2011 - Sent to Chicago Lockbox

10/13/2011 - Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

10/17/2011 - Email received with Receipt#, Routed to CSC

10/18/2011 - Cleared the checks $420*2

10/21/2011 - Received NOA1

03/30/2012 - Received NOA2

NVC

04/19/2012 - NVC received

05/01/2012 - Case# generated

05/02/2012 - DS-3032 COA emailed

05/02/2012 - I-864 AOS Fee $88 paid

05/05/2012 - I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC

05/07/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC

05/07/2012 - DS-3032 COA accepted

05/08/2012 - DS-230 IV Fee $230*2 paid

05/09/2012 - DS-230 IV package mailed to NVC

05/11/2012 - DS-230 IV package received by NVC

05/17/2012 - Case Completed

Consulate

07/02/2012 - VFS visit in Cochin

07/04/2012 - Medical in Chennai

07/12/2012 - Interview in Mumbai - Success!

09/08/2012 - POE at JFK, NY

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Filed: IR-5 Country: India
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Ok, and your wifes?? was hers current, if so, was the date printed on the bottom of the pic or something? Good luck!

My wife's pic was 2 months old. But her this pic and 2.5 years old pic looked same.

Loto


CSC - I-130 for Parents (IR5)

10/11/2011 - Sent to Chicago Lockbox

10/13/2011 - Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

10/17/2011 - Email received with Receipt#, Routed to CSC

10/18/2011 - Cleared the checks $420*2

10/21/2011 - Received NOA1

03/30/2012 - Received NOA2

NVC

04/19/2012 - NVC received

05/01/2012 - Case# generated

05/02/2012 - DS-3032 COA emailed

05/02/2012 - I-864 AOS Fee $88 paid

05/05/2012 - I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC

05/07/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC

05/07/2012 - DS-3032 COA accepted

05/08/2012 - DS-230 IV Fee $230*2 paid

05/09/2012 - DS-230 IV package mailed to NVC

05/11/2012 - DS-230 IV package received by NVC

05/17/2012 - Case Completed

Consulate

07/02/2012 - VFS visit in Cochin

07/04/2012 - Medical in Chennai

07/12/2012 - Interview in Mumbai - Success!

09/08/2012 - POE at JFK, NY

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