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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Belarus
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Hello everyone,

i am trying to help a family member....he is from Mexico, he has been here extending his work visa for the last 6 years. during his stay he ended up marrying an American citizen. Now he thinks that he needs to go back to Mexico to extend his work visa or apply for the green card. i am telling him that he should not go becuase they might not let him come back right away. I think that the smartest thing for him to do is for his wife to file I-130, petition for spouse. And then once he gets his green card then he can go back to Mexico whenever he wants to, for a visit. Please let me know what steps he should take.

P.S. is the I-130 mandatory or in his case maybe he can just to a change of status?? Let me know, thanks for everyone


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USCIS

6-30-07, our wedding

7-21-07, I-130 sent

8-01-07, NOA1

1-03-08, Case Approved

1-08-08, NOA2 & Case Sent to NVC

NVC

1-15-08, Case Recieved & NVC Case # Assigned

2-04-08, DS-3032 Form & AOS Fee Bill Sent Out

2-05-08, Sent DS-3032 Form & AOS Fee Bill w/Overnight Delivery

2-06-08, NVC recieved DS-3032, allow 4-6 weeks..........

2-08-08, NVC has recieved DS-3032, will send further instructions in few weeks.......

2-11-08, IV Fee Bill Generated

2-13-08, AOS Fee Bill Processed

2-19-08, DS-3032 & AOS Fee Bill recieved in mail

2-20-08, IV Fee Bill recieved in mail

2-21-08, IV Fee Bill Sent

2-26-08, AOS Packet recieved in mail

2-27-08, Sent AOS Packet w/Overnight Delivery

2-28-08, IV Fee Bill Processed

3-03-08, DS-230 Generated

3-04-08, Sent DS-230 w/Overnight Delivery

3-06-08, AOS Packet Recieved by NVC

3-11-08, DS-230 Recieved by NVC

3-14-08, AOS Packet Procesesing Completed

3-13-08, NVC recieved corrected DS-230

3-24-08, NVC recieved original Marriage License & Birth Certificate

3-27-08, CASE COMPLETED!!!!!!!!!! 72 Days Total Time @ NVC

4-15-08, Case Scheduled at Embassy......MAY 29th, 2008

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Hello everyone,

i am trying to help a family member....he is from Mexico, he has been here extending his work visa for the last 6 years. during his stay he ended up marrying an American citizen. Now he thinks that he needs to go back to Mexico to extend his work visa or apply for the green card. i am telling him that he should not go becuase they might not let him come back right away. I think that the smartest thing for him to do is for his wife to file I-130, petition for spouse. And then once he gets his green card then he can go back to Mexico whenever he wants to, for a visit. Please let me know what steps he should take.

P.S. is the I-130 mandatory or in his case maybe he can just to a change of status?? Let me know, thanks for everyone

I think he can adjust status.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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if he has legal presence in USA - he can remain in USA and adjust status - eliminating the need for a visa.

BOTH end in a green card, but a VISA requires Consulate Interview -

please review the GUIDES SECTION HERE - study the 2 guides (VISA vs AOS)

I would vote for 'remain in USA and adjust status' instead of 'leave to mexico and try to get a visa'

Good Luck to them !


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Filed: Other Country: China
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if he has legal presence in USA - he can remain in USA and adjust status - eliminating the need for a visa.

BOTH end in a green card, but a VISA requires Consulate Interview -

please review the GUIDES SECTION HERE - study the 2 guides (VISA vs AOS)

I would vote for 'remain in USA and adjust status' instead of 'leave to mexico and try to get a visa'

Good Luck to them !

I agree but to answer your other question, yes, the I-130 is mandatory when adjusting status based on marriage to a US Citizen, except when adjusting from a K1 fiance visa . Follow the AOS Guide here. Advise him NOT to leave the USA, even if his visa is expiring. Any overstay will be forgiven.

Actually, the I-130 and I-485 are filed concurrently in this situation.

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