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I got my visa from Embassy one month prior to our anniversary so the Visa says temporary one, conditional one. I entered USA after two years anniversary..I still have not got my green card. Do I get 2 years or 10 years . please Need your help

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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You should have gotten some stamps at the POE, look at the I-551 stamp carefully - wot's it got in there? (IR-1 vs CR-1)


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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This is a common topic on here, funny enough I also passed through the same process.Visa status is determined at the Port of Entry.I started out with a CRI cos my marriage was less than 2years before my Priority date, However I reached the 2 year mark by the time my case was completed at the NVC.Unfortunately, I was still issued CR1 at the consulate cos I forgot to point it out to the Consular officer about the 2nd year aniiversary even though he asked me when I was married which I eloquently answered so I thought at that point that he will issued me IR1 but when The Visa slip was handed over to me it says CR1, I wasnt bothered based on the fact that I have read a lot about CRI/IR1 on here, I knew right away that I will fight it at the POE having heard from people with personal experiences.At my port of entry it was the first thing that I pointed out to the BCO and he asked me not to worry that I am 100% qualified as an IRI candidate, I even held the copy of my marriage certificate but he said there is no need cos everything will be sorted out as soon as he opens the mystery Brown Envelope.He was such a fantastic BCO as we both laughed throughout the sorting,Lo and Behold I exited with IRI stamp in my passport.The VJers are so amazing thats why its always good to read a lot from here and ask questions in the forum.I just hope this is not too late for u cos u ought to have pointed that out to the BCO at ur port of entry even though they should know but some may and some might not so u blew the chance.CRI is wrong in your case.I am not too sure about this but I guess a member called "Penguin" from Ireland went through the same situation as yours, U may PM him to asked how he went about it.You should fight it now!!! If you can get back to your Port of Entry do that fast cos it takes time before your case gets to the USCIS for your green card documentation, that way they can correct the error before the issuarance of your green card.All the best!!!


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CITIZENSHIP Track:
Eligibility Criteria: 3 years
10-26-2013: Eligibility Date
12-06-2013:Application Sent
12-09-2013: Application Received and Priority Date
12-11-2013: Check Cashed
12-18-2013: Bio-metric Letter sent Date
01-07-2014: Bio-metric Date
01-07-2014: In-line for Interview
05-07-2014: Interview Letter Received
06-09-2014: Interview Passed
07-18-2014: Oath Ceremony
Naturalized as a US citizen!!!

Visa Journey officially Over on 07/18/2014

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This is a common topic on here, funny enough I also passed through the same process.Visa status is determined at the Port of Entry.I started out with a CRI cos my marriage was less than 2years before my Priority date, However I reached the 2 year mark by the time my case was completed at the NVC.Unfortunately, I was still issued CR1 at the consulate cos I forgot to point it out to the Consular officer about the 2nd year aniiversary even though he asked me when I was married which I eloquently answered so I thought at that point that he will issued me IR1 but when The Visa slip was handed over to me it says CR1, I wasnt bothered based on the fact that I have read a lot about CRI/IR1 on here, I knew right away that I will fight it at the POE having heard from people with personal experiences.At my port of entry it was the first thing that I pointed out to the BCO and he asked me not to worry that I am 100% qualified as an IRI candidate, I even held the copy of my marriage certificate but he said there is no need cos everything will be sorted out as soon as he opens the mystery Brown Envelope.He was such a fantastic BCO as we both laughed throughout the sorting,Lo and Behold I exited with IRI stamp in my passport.The VJers are so amazing thats why its always good to read a lot from here and ask questions in the forum.I just hope this is not too late for u cos u ought to have pointed that out to the BCO at ur port of entry even though they should know but some may and some might not so u blew the chance.CRI is wrong in your case.I am not too sure about this but I guess a member called "Penguin" from Ireland went through the same situation as yours, U may PM him to asked how he went about it.You should fight it now!!! If you can get back to your Port of Entry do that fast cos it takes time before your case gets to the USCIS for your green card documentation, that way they can correct the error before the issuarance of your green card.All the best!!!

Thank you for your clarification. In my case our two years started after I got CR1 Visa and I waited for this time and moved to the state..POE They never questioned me anything. Only put my finger print and left...I did not ask them..they only stamped the date i entered...am confused still..again the date i entered is one month after our anniversary

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Like I earlier stated, Your immigrant status is determined at the Port of Entry.As Long as you arrived in the states after your second year anniversary the CR1 is no longer applicable in your case.Some BCO are knowleagable enough to ask of your wedding anniversary unfortunately some BCO doesnt know this that is why it is highly recommended you know your right ahead of time in order to fight for your right.I was always here reading stuff about IR1/CR1 and POE and upon my arrival in the states and I am still reading stuff here.Knowledge is power,A lot of people on here are very helpful, infact the Penguin guy from Ireland that I earlier mentioned in my previous comment was the first person to point that out to me and he surely went thru the same situation you are in right now.There was another member from Ghana who was issued with CR1 as well cos as at the time the visa was issued at the consulate he was 10days short of the 2nd year Annniversary I guess but he entered the United states 3 or 4 days after the 2nd year anniversary and the BCO asked of the 2nd anniversary date and he said few days ago, the Man specifically said to him that Hes now IR1 candidate and he exited with that as well, I guess it should be last year october{He flew in with the wife}.So it doesnt matter if u were stamped CRI at the Consulate cos as long as u arrived at the POE after 2nd year anniversary then u are IR1 wired....LOL So u are on a wrong status.Obviously ur CBO inadvertendly issued you with CR1 or less Knowleageable about the whole process which would have been avoided had it been you have been reading stuff on here.PM me for further clarification and like I rightly said, "Penguin Guy can also be of help cos hes a regular poster here.You really need to act very fast now b4 your new green card arrive in the mail, if it possible for you to go back to POE, you should simply do that but I bet as it is now that your green card is being ordered so that Ship appeared to have sailed but nothing is impossible cos u can still have it corrected by other means e.g like writing USCIS and explain your situation to them but U will need Jesus to get a knowleageable person to attend to u as most people there doesnt know what they are doing.Some of them ended up confusing my wife about the CR1/IR1 issue but thanks to VJ guys...LOL


Citizenship window opens since October 26th 2013...
CITIZENSHIP Track:
Eligibility Criteria: 3 years
10-26-2013: Eligibility Date
12-06-2013:Application Sent
12-09-2013: Application Received and Priority Date
12-11-2013: Check Cashed
12-18-2013: Bio-metric Letter sent Date
01-07-2014: Bio-metric Date
01-07-2014: In-line for Interview
05-07-2014: Interview Letter Received
06-09-2014: Interview Passed
07-18-2014: Oath Ceremony
Naturalized as a US citizen!!!

Visa Journey officially Over on 07/18/2014

Glory be to the Lord the giver of all things

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