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Renewal of IR-1/CR1 visa

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

I am in US Army and currently Deployed in AFghanistan, My wife got her IR-1/CR-1 visa and its valid for 6 months but she can not come to US right now because i am in Afghanistan so she have to, extend or renew her visa till July 2011.

Mumbai visa center after 7 days of calling and about 8 emails contacted my wife after 3 week, and told her that do not worry about visa expiration date(which is in November 2010, by March 2011 come back to visa office and bring the yellow envelop so they can open it up and will evaluate the situation.

So my question is ,does anyone had the experiance of renewing the IR-1/CR-1 visa, can tell me that is it realy goes in that way as visa center guys said or not?

Got married in Dec 2008 applied for I-130 May 2009(dont ask why waited till May####$$$$!!!!)

Got Visa May 2010 (But can not use it because I am in Afghanistan, need renewal

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

Visas have been reissued in the past and often it is much more lenient for someone delaying entrance into the US because of a spouses active military status.

I think if you follow their advice, and let them know you are active military, you should be fine

Good luck

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