Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

15 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
Timeline

Hello my fellow VJers.

Ahmed's interview is coming up next month, and God willing he will receive the visa rather quickly.

We went to Alexandria for dinner yesterday and as we sat in the cafe after dinner looking out at the sea we took some time to discuss what would come next, you know once he receives the visa. The thing is, my husband has a very successful career here in Cairo and he holds a high position in his company.

With that said here comes the dilemma...

His company has their year end closing in September, and with his position it is critical he is here for the closing, really they cannot do without him. On the same page Ahmed and I no longer wish to be apart and have to say "see you soon" so we are discussing different options for our situation.

One of the options could be, providing he gets the visa quickly, involves him flying home with me in August and staying until he needs to fly back to do the year end closing, then once that is finished he would then fly back to me in Michigan. The thing is we are unsure whether this is an option. I would hate for after all this time of waiting for us to do anything that may keep him from re-entering the States. Other options include me just staying here until October, or him trying to get a new guy hired at work so fast and training this guy in the process of the year end closing, but to be honest that would be so difficult and Ahmed is really the best qualified for this, he knows what's going on and what needs to be done. The last option we have come up with is my returning alone to the States in August and waiting for him to come in October after the closing of the year, I am so sure I do not have to tell you all this option breaks my heart, and makes me feel physically ill, to think of being away from my darling this long again!

When we married I knew from the beginning how dedicated Ahmed is to his career and to making a successful life for us, so of course I wish to support him in his career, but man folks it would really SUCK BIG TIME to be away again!

So can anyone answer this for us:

CAN AHMED FLY TO THE STATES, STAY A FEW WEEKS, THEN FLY BACK TO CAIRO FOR A MONTH, THEN FLY BACK TO THE STATES?

Any advice on this matter would be appreciated!!! good.gif

Thank you,

Amber & Ahmed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello my fellow VJers.

Ahmed's interview is coming up next month, and God willing he will receive the visa rather quickly.

We went to Alexandria for dinner yesterday and as we sat in the cafe after dinner looking out at the sea we took some time to discuss what would come next, you know once he receives the visa. The thing is, my husband has a very successful career here in Cairo and he holds a high position in his company.

With that said here comes the dilemma...

His company has their year end closing in September, and with his position it is critical he is here for the closing, really they cannot do without him. On the same page Ahmed and I no longer wish to be apart and have to say "see you soon" so we are discussing different options for our situation.

One of the options could be, providing he gets the visa quickly, involves him flying home with me in August and staying until he needs to fly back to do the year end closing, then once that is finished he would then fly back to me in Michigan. The thing is we are unsure whether this is an option. I would hate for after all this time of waiting for us to do anything that may keep him from re-entering the States. Other options include me just staying here until October, or him trying to get a new guy hired at work so fast and training this guy in the process of the year end closing, but to be honest that would be so difficult and Ahmed is really the best qualified for this, he knows what's going on and what needs to be done. The last option we have come up with is my returning alone to the States in August and waiting for him to come in October after the closing of the year, I am so sure I do not have to tell you all this option breaks my heart, and makes me feel physically ill, to think of being away from my darling this long again!

When we married I knew from the beginning how dedicated Ahmed is to his career and to making a successful life for us, so of course I wish to support him in his career, but man folks it would really SUCK BIG TIME to be away again!

So can anyone answer this for us:

CAN AHMED FLY TO THE STATES, STAY A FEW WEEKS, THEN FLY BACK TO CAIRO FOR A MONTH, THEN FLY BACK TO THE STATES?

Any advice on this matter would be appreciated!!! good.gif

Thank you,

Amber & Ahmed

I believe that he would have to wait to receive his Permanent Resident Card in order to be able to enter the US again. Luckily, I do not believe it takes long for already married couples to receive it once in the US. You may get a confirmed answer from someone who has alredy received their card. Best wishes! (F)


August 23, 2010 - I-129 F package sent via USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation.

August 30, 2010 - Per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) e-mail, petition received and routed to California Service Center for processing. Check cashed. I-797C Notice of Action by mail (NOA 1) - Received date 08/25/2010. Notice date 08/27/2010.

After 150 days of imposed anxious patience...

January 24, 2011 - Per USCIS website, petition approved and notice mailed.

January 31, 2011 - Approval receipt notice (NOA 2) received by mail. Called NVC, given Santo Domingo case number, and informed that petition was sent same day to consulate.

Called Visa Specialist at the Department of State every day for a case update. Informed of interview date on February, 16 2011. Informed that packet was mailed to fiance on February, 15 2011.

February 21, 2011 - Fiance has not yet received packet. Called 1-877-804-5402 (Visa Information Center of the United States Embassy) to request a duplicate packet in person pick-up at the US consulate in Santo Domingo. Packet can be picked-up by fiance on 02/28.

March 1, 2011 - Medical exam completed at Consultorios de Visa in Santo Domingo.

March 9, 2011 at 6 AM - Interview, approved!

March 18, 2011 - POE together. JFK and O'Hare airports. Legal wedding: May 16, 2011.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

-Henry David Thoreau

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
Timeline

Hello my fellow VJers.

Ahmed's interview is coming up next month, and God willing he will receive the visa rather quickly.

We went to Alexandria for dinner yesterday and as we sat in the cafe after dinner looking out at the sea we took some time to discuss what would come next, you know once he receives the visa. The thing is, my husband has a very successful career here in Cairo and he holds a high position in his company.

With that said here comes the dilemma...

His company has their year end closing in September, and with his position it is critical he is here for the closing, really they cannot do without him. On the same page Ahmed and I no longer wish to be apart and have to say "see you soon" so we are discussing different options for our situation.

One of the options could be, providing he gets the visa quickly, involves him flying home with me in August and staying until he needs to fly back to do the year end closing, then once that is finished he would then fly back to me in Michigan. The thing is we are unsure whether this is an option. I would hate for after all this time of waiting for us to do anything that may keep him from re-entering the States. Other options include me just staying here until October, or him trying to get a new guy hired at work so fast and training this guy in the process of the year end closing, but to be honest that would be so difficult and Ahmed is really the best qualified for this, he knows what's going on and what needs to be done. The last option we have come up with is my returning alone to the States in August and waiting for him to come in October after the closing of the year, I am so sure I do not have to tell you all this option breaks my heart, and makes me feel physically ill, to think of being away from my darling this long again!

When we married I knew from the beginning how dedicated Ahmed is to his career and to making a successful life for us, so of course I wish to support him in his career, but man folks it would really SUCK BIG TIME to be away again!

So can anyone answer this for us:

CAN AHMED FLY TO THE STATES, STAY A FEW WEEKS, THEN FLY BACK TO CAIRO FOR A MONTH, THEN FLY BACK TO THE STATES?

Any advice on this matter would be appreciated!!! good.gif

Thank you,

Amber & Ahmed

Hello Amber, His visa will be valid until his TB test expires, which is 6 months from the date he did his medical so let's say he did it in the 5th of June, then his visa will be valid untill the 5th of December, so he can enter the US any time as long as his visa is still valid.


Find a job you love to do, and you will never work another day in your life.

us-eg.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
Timeline

Sam, thank you so much! Makes me feel better to know that! Will tell Ahmed later... hey Sam when do you fly??? I am so EXCITED FOR YOU!!!

I will travel by the end of the month maybe the 28,29, or the 30th, one of these days, can't wait to get my passport back so i can go book the ticket :D

Can't wait to see, touch, ...... etc, my wife lol


Find a job you love to do, and you will never work another day in your life.

us-eg.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Topic moved from K-1 forum to CR-1 forum as OP is filing for a spousal visa, not a fiancee visa.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

When Ahmed enters the US on the CR-1 visa, they will stamp his passport with the I-551 stamp - this is the stamped 'green card' or proof that he has entered the US legally as a permanent resident. His physical green card should arrive shortly afterwards, however, as long as that stamp is valid in his passport he is able to travel out of the US and return to the US - it is the same as the physical green card. So, assuming that all goes as planned and he passes the interview and receives his CR-1 visa in time for him to enter the US prior to September, he should be able to travel back in September to tie up the loose ends with his job. Good luck.


“...Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?”

. Lucy Maude Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

5892822976_477b1a77f7_z.jpg

Another Member of the VJ Fluffy Kitty Posse!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
Timeline

Topic moved from K-1 forum to CR-1 forum as OP is filing for a spousal visa, not a fiancee visa.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

When Ahmed enters the US on the CR-1 visa, they will stamp his passport with the I-551 stamp - this is the stamped 'green card' or proof that he has entered the US legally as a permanent resident. His physical green card should arrive shortly afterwards, however, as long as that stamp is valid in his passport he is able to travel out of the US and return to the US - it is the same as the physical green card. So, assuming that all goes as planned and he passes the interview and receives his CR-1 visa in time for him to enter the US prior to September, he should be able to travel back in September to tie up the loose ends with his job. Good luck.

Kathryn... Thank you so much, now we know it is an option for us!!! Have a wonderful day, and best wishes to you! rose.gif

Yes--he can travel outside the US very same day he gets his passport stamped !!

Magical, thank you for replying to my topic, really you and others have put our minds at peace and allowed us to continue making our plans! Best wishes to you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Other Country: China
Timeline

Upon entry, your husband will receive an endorsement to his CR1or IR1 visa that serves as a green card for a year. That's all he needs to get back into the USA as long as he doesn't stay away more than six months or so. No need to wait for the green card in the mail. When it comes, you can hold onto it for him or express it to him in Egypt if you choose. No worries. Make the choice that best fits your needs and priorities.


Facts are cheap...knowing how to use them is precious...
Understanding the big picture is priceless. Anonymous

Google Who is Pushbrk?

A Warning to Green Card Holders About Voting

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/606646-a-warning-to-green-card-holders-about-voting/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
Timeline

Upon entry, your husband will receive an endorsement to his CR1or IR1 visa that serves as a green card for a year. That's all he needs to get back into the USA as long as he doesn't stay away more than six months or so. No need to wait for the green card in the mail. When it comes, you can hold onto it for him or express it to him in Egypt if you choose. No worries. Make the choice that best fits your needs and priorities.

Pushbrk... Thank you so much, this sounds ideal. We have been hashing out some ideas, and it seems we have gotten some very sound answers. It is always so nice to be able to turn to veteran members of this site for help. I only hope I will be as much of a help to others that come after me in this process! good.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
Timeline

Respectfully, uswife is giving incomplete advice--the stamp in his passport at the initial POE IS his temporary green card without any limitations. There is no need to wait for the actual card to arrive in the mail if he needs to travel sooner than that

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
Timeline

I will travel by the end of the month maybe the 28,29, or the 30th, one of these days, can't wait to get my passport back so i can go book the ticket :D

Can't wait to see, touch, ...... etc, my wife lol

Ya Sam - Mabrook!

They just approved my husband's visa on the 21st and the man told him it should arrive within 14days. Please keep up posted and let us know how long your visa took to arrive meshi? Shokran.

Salaam,

Lizz&Mohamed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Other Country: China
Timeline

Helo Amber...i advise he should wait in USA until he recieve his green card then he can come to cairo then he need to go back to usa within 6 months. in 6 months he can finish his wor.

this is what my husband gonna do as his job is in qatar.

Why do you advise this? Clearly, from what has already been posted, waiting for the green card to arrive is purely optional and has no benefit except potentially some peace of mind.


Facts are cheap...knowing how to use them is precious...
Understanding the big picture is priceless. Anonymous

Google Who is Pushbrk?

A Warning to Green Card Holders About Voting

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/606646-a-warning-to-green-card-holders-about-voting/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...