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My husband and I have been married for a little over 6 months (together for about 1 1/2 years) and have a 5 month old (who resides with me). Luckily being Canadian I have been blessed with a year of maternity leave so we stay with my husband a week or two at a time. I think its the visits that have kept things okay up until this point. We have started looking at the paperwork for this visa but have not filed anything yet. I was hoping that some one may have some tips or insight on this process (do's and dont's). I am also curious about travelling while it is in process. I have heard conflicting points on this. I am hoping to still be able to come visit my husband while we file... :| Any information someone may have on this process would be appreciated greatly!

Thank you for your time.

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http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1

Hi, and welcome to VJ.

Your husband (assuming he is a US citizen) will file a I-130 petition for you. Your child should have US citizenship if your husband meets the citizenship and residency requirements. Did you register the birth with the US embassy?

Just so you know, all Cr-1 visas are applied for in Montreal

Lots of people visit during this process. However, admittance isn't a guarentee and you should always bring ties to Canada to ease your crossing

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Youre gonna wanna go for a CR-1 visa which starts with sending in the I-130 package!

Check out the guides at the top of the page!

Also, the general consensus here is that visiting is FINE, you MAY be turned away at the border, but this will have no negative effect on your visa application.

It generally works a little better for those from Canada, as it is a regular land crossing, and generally dont have as far to travel in case of denied entry, so can just try again at a later date.

As always, he is able to visit you too!

Good luck, read through the guides and come back with any extra questions you come up with!


Nick (USC) and Amy (UKC)

03/08 - Met at University in Albuquerque, NM

08/08 - Back to UK for a few years of travelling UK>US!

10/10 - Wedding Day!

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USCIS

11/16/10: I-130 package mailed

11/18/10: Express Mail tracking shows delivered

11/23/10: Online banking shows check cleared!

11/26/10: Touched

11/29/10: NOA1 arrives!(dated as 11/18/10)

03/17/11: Touched

04/08/11: I-130 APPROVAL!!

141 days from NOA1 to NOA2

NVC

27/04/11: Emailed Choice of Agent form

~{gap as I spent the summer in England}~

03/11/11: Paid AOS and IV fees

04/11/11: AOS and IV fees shown as PAID

08/11/11: AOS Packet sent

09/11/11: IV Packet sent

18/11/11: RFE received requesting AOS packet (which had already been sent)

21/11/11: RFE received requesting 2010 tax return

22/11/11: Sent 2010 tax return

29/11/11: CASE COMPLETE!!!

26 days through NVC

EMBASSY

10/12/11: Medical @ Bentnick Mansions

30/01/12: Interview @ 9am [APPROVED!!]

01/02/12: Passport with visa inside, and medical packet arrive via courier

02/03/12: Flight to Denver!

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Hi again :)

Yes, our daughter already obtained her citizenship as of mid november. This was no issue at all. I am curious about the section in the i-130 (C. Information about your alien relative (continued)) where it asks my husband to list (his name, not mine)? and then my children. I have 2 daughters who will not be moving with me but will be living with their father in Canada. Does he list them regardless of that situation?

As far as the travelling, sounds like I will have to just keep my fingers crossed! I have not had much of an issue so far in the year and a half I have been doing it so hopefully they will continue to believe that my intentions are honest. I do have my 2 daughters in Canada who I NEED to go back for often, I would never just make a decision to not return to Canada. I am really relieved that once approved I will be able to travel back often to see them! :)

Thanks for the replies so far!

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http://www.visajourney.com/examples/INS-Form-I-130.pdf

According to the example forms, in C-17 you'd list your husband's name, the USC and all your children - even if they are not going with you

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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