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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Japan
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After two months of very delayed non-responses from the RCMP and Canadian embassy in Japan, my husband and I found an old friend in Canada to purchase a money order on our behalf and submit my husband's police check. We tried diligently to get the check started a while ago, but no one would help us with information about payment. People at the embassy just flat-out refused to offer any answers or even suggestions. "I don't know," was the best we could get for about a month and a half (when they responded at all).

Anyways, I'm starting to get very worried because the wait time on the RCMP website is 11 weeks and when calculating the rest of the visa process, it's getting closer and closer to our planned departure time. My contract and visa are both going to expire at the end of August, so I HAVE TO go back to America. This means I have to leave my husband here when moving to the states, which is not something I'd like to do for serious financial and logistical reasons.

I've been reading about the police checks and certificates required and am curious if anyone has recently gotten their RCMP check done? If so, did you submit it from abroad? Has anyone had problems with their police check holding up the whole process? Does the NVC have any sway over this sort of thing? Can my NOA2 expire if RCMP doesn't get back to us on time?

I'm sure you are all familiar with the feeling of intense frustration in dealing with the visa process, but I'm reaching a breaking point here and anything you could share would be greatly appreciated. The worst part it that this whole thing is THEIR FAULT! We tried to get this under control in plenty of time and were brushed off over and over. Sorry for the length of this~! Needed to vent a bit, apparently.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Can my NOA2 expire if RCMP doesn't get back to us on time?

Approved spousal visa petitions never expire.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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