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Filed: Other Country: Jamaica
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Okay everyone, please tell me why I am so confused! I immigrated my husband and I totally got it and now Im immigrating my step-daughter and Im so confused!!!

Filed I-130, received I797NOA.

So once approved, let me know if this is right...

NVC sends file to country..in my case Jamaica

They send packet to stepdaughter indicating:

Get Medical Exam

Police Report

4 passport pics

I-230 forms.

Do I do I-864 too??? Not sure.

And it indicates an interview date.

Get all that stuff done and go to interview for step-daughter.

Once she is here, I have no idea! : )

anyone anyone. I dont see a guide for after the I-130 is filed.

Thanks!


9/06/05 I-129F sent to Nebraska

01/27/06 Received VISA!!

01/28/06 Flew home to MSP!! (POE)

(To see details go to Our Story)

4/24/06 Mailed AOS package to Chicago

5/4/06 EAD Check Cashed

5/9/06 AOS Check Cashed!!!

6/30/06 Work Permit should have been here but mailman sent it back on accident.

9/07/06 InfoPass appointment to expedite new Work Permit and Fingerprints.

09/09/06 Fingerprints

10/01/06 EAD arrives

12/6/06 AOS Interview!! Done for 2 years.

10/22/08 Received I-751

10/24/08 Cashed check

10/29/08 Received NOA1

06/01/09 Permanent Green Card received and conditions Removed

WE ARE DONE!

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Filed: Country: Jamaica
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Okay everyone, please tell me why I am so confused! I immigrated my husband and I totally got it and now Im immigrating my step-daughter and Im so confused!!!

Filed I-130, received I797NOA.

So once approved, let me know if this is right...

NVC sends file to country..in my case Jamaica

They send packet to stepdaughter indicating:

Get Medical Exam

Police Report

4 passport pics

I-230 forms.

Do I do I-864 too??? Not sure.

And it indicates an interview date.

Get all that stuff done and go to interview for step-daughter.

Once she is here, I have no idea! : )

anyone anyone. I dont see a guide for after the I-130 is filed.

Thanks!

hi! i filed for my two stepsons in february and also am kind of confused as to what to expect next.. i think i remember a chart on the guides.. i will look again.. keep me posted with your progress..i was told from some ppl from the old yardie thread that it would be about 6 mnths.. i hope so.. would like to get them here as close to the beginning of school as possible..

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Filed: Country: Jamaica
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This is what ive found under processing for SPOUSE, but my understanding is the process is almost the same.. maybe someone can confirm that??

also i see one of the interview docs is the 864 form WITH tax returns.. so do i have to send the tax returns to jamaica, to my stepsons mother?

What Happens After You Mail the I-130 Out?

A few weeks after you have sent your petition to the USCIS you will receive a Notice of Action (aka NOA) letter indicating that they have begun processing your I-130 application. You can check the status of your application as well as other processing time information here.

When your I-130 petition is finally approved, the service center that processed your petition, will send you another Notice of Action letter indicating your approval, and the forwarding of your approved petition to the National Visa Processing Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, along with a phone number to contact the NVC with. Your case will now only be dealt with by the NVC. The service center that you filed with, will have no more knowledge on the status of your petition or case.

A few weeks after you have received your last Notice of Action indicating the approval and forwarding of your I-130 application to the NVC, the NVC will send your relative a packet of forms that you and your relative must fill out before your relative can be given an interview date with a consulate abroad. The packet will likely contain an Of-169 form, and an Of-230 part one and two forms that must be filled out by the intending immigrant. An I-864 form is also included that must be filled out by the petitioner (living in the US). The I-864 is the Affidavit of Support form that requires copies of the petitioners past 3 U.S tax returns (or tax transcripts which are free from the IRS) as well as any bank or financial records available (see the I-864 for exact requirements based on your case). The petitioner must make at least 125% above the U.S federal poverty to indicate to the U.S government that the intending immigrant will not become a federal charge to the government when he/she arrives in the U.S.. If the petitioner cannot meet these requirements, then he/she must still file an I-864, and find a joint sponsor who can meet the requirements on his/her own. When a joint sponsor is needed ,proof of their U.S citizenship or permanent residency is required. (i.e. copy of birth certificate, immigration status etc). The joint sponsor must be residing in the U.S, and he/she must also submit his/her past 3 years U.S tax returns along with bank or any other financial records available. The joint sponsor must submit his/her own I-864 form to accompany the petitioner's I-864 form.

Forms that may be either sent back (or requested to be gathered and kept for the interview) to the NVC or the consulate abroad (depending upon which consulate you are going through) before an interview date with a consulate abroad can be scheduled are as follows:

Pre-Interview Forms / Items: 1. Completed and signed OF-169.

2. Completed and signed Of-230 Part 1 and 2 forms.

3. I-864 Affidavit of Support Form along with past 3 year U.S tax returns (or transcripts) and any other financial documents required.

4. A copy of intending immigrants biographic page of passport(s) including expiration date.

5. Original or certified "long" birth certificate. *

6. Original adoption decree. (if applicable)

7. Marriage certificate. (if applicable)

8. Divorce decree(s) or death certificate(s) (if applicable)

9. Police certificate(s) **

10. Court and prison records.(if applicable)

11. Custody records. (if applicable)

12. Military records (if applicable)

* Per the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), they may also be unavailable. Or certain countries don't have individual birth certificates as understood in the US, but the FAM will describe the suitable document. The consulate can explain the alternate requirements to the beneficiary in detail.

** On police clearances, as per the FAM, they may be unavailable. Or with some countries [Korea comes to mind], they will be sent directly to the consulate from the involved government. The consulate can explain the alternate requirements to the beneficiary in detail.

After the NVC or Consulate Abroad receives the above forms and supporting documents (which may not all be required to mail back at that time), an interview date will be scheduled for the intending immigrant at a consulate abroad. The NVC or the consulate abroad will send your relative a letter indicating at what time and day the interview is scheduled for, and of required forms that must be brought to the interview. Make two copies of each original document or piece of evidence below and bring them with you. Documents needed are:

Interview Forms / Items: 1. Valid Passport.

2. Original or certified "long" birth certificate. *

3. Original adoption decree. (if applicable)

4. Original or certified copy of the marriage certificate. (if applicable)

5. Original death certificate. (if applicable)

6. Original divorce decree. (if applicable)

7. Police certificate. **

8. Court record(s) (if applicable).

9. I-864 Affidavit of Support Form along with past 3 year U.S tax returns (or transcripts) and any other financial documents required. (see poverty limits here)

10. Court and prison records.(if applicable)

11. Medical examination information

12. Two passport-type photos (see specification) of the spouse or benefitiary

* You should have the originals on hand at this point for the Final Interview. Per the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), they may also be unavailable. Or certain countries don't have individual birth certificates as understood in the US, but the FAM will describe the suitable document. The consulate can explain the alternate requirements to the beneficiary in detail.

** On police clearances, as per the FAM, they may be unavailable. Or with some countries [Korea comes to mind], they will be sent directly to the consulate from the involved government. The consulate can explain the alternate requirements to the beneficiary in detail.

On The day of your relatives (or spouses) interview, he/she must bring EVERY document listed above that applies to your case, and should be prepared for a long wait. There may be additional forms required. The interview appointment sheet will contain a list of everything you must bring. It will also tell you the payment amount due and the forms of payment accepted.

The interview can last for as littles as 10 minutes or up to an hour depending upon your specific case. You relative will take an oath under US law to tell the truth, and it is very important that your relative answer every question as truthfully as possible. In general, it is a good idea that your relative bring documentation to prove strong ties and a relationship with you, the petitioner. (i.e. phone bills, letters etc.) If the consulate officer approves your relative's immigrant visa application, your relative will be issued an immigrant visa that allows your relative to become a US permanent resident. Your relative will become a U.S permanent resident only when he/she enters the U.S at a port of entry, until this time, he/she only has an immigrant visa that is valid up to 6 months from the interview date. If your relative cannot immigrate to the U.S within the 6 month allotted time, then his/her immigrant visa will expire, and the I-130 process must start all over again. Also, if your relative is your wife or husband and you have been married for less then 2 years at the time of his/her arrival at a port of entry, then he/she will receive a temporary I-551 Stamp and then later a Green Card by mail good for only 2 years. Ninety days before the green card expires you will have to file an I-751 form to remove it's conditional status.

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Okay everyone, please tell me why I am so confused! I immigrated my husband and I totally got it and now Im immigrating my step-daughter and Im so confused!!!

Filed I-130, received I797NOA.

So once approved, let me know if this is right...

NVC sends file to country..in my case Jamaica

They send packet to stepdaughter indicating:

Get Medical Exam

Police Report

4 passport pics

I-230 forms.

Do I do I-864 too??? Not sure.

And it indicates an interview date.

Get all that stuff done and go to interview for step-daughter.

Once she is here, I have no idea! : )

anyone anyone. I dont see a guide for after the I-130 is filed.

Thanks!

The process is very similar to petitioning for a spouse.

You will need to file an I-864. The NVC will send (or has already sent) you a fee letter for the DS-230 and I-864. Follow the instructions on it carefully since you will need to go onto the website to pay and then return 3 days later after the fee is processed to download instructions and the bar coded pages necessary to file the forms.

Once she enters the US on the immigrant visa, she will automatically get a green card.

If she enters before your second wedding anniversary, she will get a conditional green card and will need to file to remove the condition in 2 years. She will need to file to remove her condition separately from her mom because she entered the US more than 90 days after her mom.

If she enters after your second wedding anniversary, she will get a 10 years green card.

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The process is very similar to petitioning for a spouse.

You will need to file an I-864. The NVC will send (or has already sent) you a fee letter for the DS-230 and I-864. Follow the instructions on it carefully since you will need to go onto the website to pay and then return 3 days later after the fee is processed to download instructions and the bar coded pages necessary to file the forms.

Once she enters the US on the immigrant visa, she will automatically get a green card.

If she enters before your second wedding anniversary, she will get a conditional green card and will need to file to remove the condition in 2 years. She will need to file to remove her condition separately from her mom because she entered the US more than 90 days after her mom.

If she enters after your second wedding anniversary, she will get a 10 years green card.

Is that 2 years after the wedding anniversary or 2 years after the conditional green card was issued?


K-1 JOURNEY
3-18-10 Mailed I-129F to CSC
3-22-10 NAO1
5-12-10 NOA2 Sent to NVC
6-11.10 Called USEM and scheduled interview appointment
7-08-09 Physical at St Lukes-Passed
7-29-10 Interview in Manila-RFE
8-16-10 Submitted requested documents
8-20-10 VISA Approved
8-24-10 VISA delivered by Air21
9-24-10 POE Guam
9-27-10 Married

AOS JOURNEY
11-15-10 Mailed AOS application to Chicago LockBox
11-17-10 Received by USCIS
11-23-10 NOA1 issued for AOS,EAD & AP
11-30-10 NOA1 hard copies received
12-18-10 Biometrics Appt. letter received
01-06-11 Biometrics in Denver, CO
01-27-11 EAD and AP approved
01-29-11 Received AP papers
02-03-11 Received EAD card
03-29-11 AOS Approved
04-07-11 Received Green Card

ROC JOURNEY
01-16-13 Mailed I-751 petition to CSC
01-23-13 Package signed for at CSC
01-23-13 NOA1
01-25-13 Check cashed
02-26-13 Biometrics

06-12-13 Approved with no RFE or interview

06-22-13 Received Green Card

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Once she enters the US on the immigrant visa, she will automatically get a green card.

Hi! The green card is mailed to you after what time you have enter US? if you want to travel after enter to US you have to wait until the green card is mailed to you am i right?

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Hi! The green card is mailed to you after what time you have enter US? if you want to travel after enter to US you have to wait until the green card is mailed to you am i right?

Sorry for delay. Yes this is true, you have to wait for your green card. IF you can't you can petition for Advance PArole and then you can get a one-time travel down and back to the originating country only. My brother in law did this, but it was because his mother was sick. If you do this, you have to get documentation from a doctor or some reason to go back. It can't just be because you want a vaca. : )


9/06/05 I-129F sent to Nebraska

01/27/06 Received VISA!!

01/28/06 Flew home to MSP!! (POE)

(To see details go to Our Story)

4/24/06 Mailed AOS package to Chicago

5/4/06 EAD Check Cashed

5/9/06 AOS Check Cashed!!!

6/30/06 Work Permit should have been here but mailman sent it back on accident.

9/07/06 InfoPass appointment to expedite new Work Permit and Fingerprints.

09/09/06 Fingerprints

10/01/06 EAD arrives

12/6/06 AOS Interview!! Done for 2 years.

10/22/08 Received I-751

10/24/08 Cashed check

10/29/08 Received NOA1

06/01/09 Permanent Green Card received and conditions Removed

WE ARE DONE!

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