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Filing I-130 while in the US on a B2

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Filed: Country: Brazil

Hi folks,

I'm a USC living in Brazil with my Brazilian wife. We were married in January 2012 in Brazil. I was just accepted to a grad school program in the US and my wife and I are trying to figure out the best way to travel to the US together this fall (2012). We're considering getting her a B2 visitors visa so that she can enter the US and then filing a I-130 petition and adjusting her status once there.

Is this advisable? I've been trying to reach the USCIS customer service line (what a f-ing joke btw) to ask about this but they're ALWAYS busy and my call gets dropped. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines

I suspect getting a tourist visa with an american husband might be challenging... But I wish you luck, and congrats on the marriage!good.gif

10/19/2011- FedEx'd I-129F

10/20/2011 - Received @ Dallas Lockbox

10/25/2011 - Received E-mail/Text for NOA1

10/28/2011 - Received NOA1 Hardcopy

02/11/2012 - Received E-mail/Text RFE

02/13/2012 - Received Hardcopy of RFE

02/16/2012 - Fedex'd RFE response

02/17/2012 - Received RFE response @ VSC

02/24/2012 - Received E-mail/Text, RFE Response Review

03/07/2012 - Received E-mail/Text for NOA2 (134 days)

03/10/2012 - Received NOA2 Hardcopy

03/13/2012 - NVC Received I129F Approval Packet

03/20/2012 - NVC Sent Packet to Embassy

04/04/2012 - Embassy Received Packet

04/16/2012 - Fiancee received Packet 3.

04/30/2012 - Fiancee responded to Packet 3

06/21/2012 - Interview Date. Visais Approved!.

07/01/2012 - Received Visa from Go2

07/05/2012 - Arrived in USA. Chicago POE.

07/05/2012 - Arrived in Washington.

07/27/2012 - Married (Yea)

09/01/2012 - AOS, AP, EAD Applied for via USPS Registered Mail

09/09/2012 - EMails for all three forms arrived.

09/1?/2012 - NOA 1s for all three arrived.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland

USCIS information line are called MISSinformation line around here...

Do not get her a B2 with the intent to adjust status, that is visa fraud as a toruist visa is for visiting, not immigrating. File the spousal visa for her now (CR-1 is married for less than two years, or IR-1 if married longer than that). If she can get a B2, she could use it to travel with you and help you get settled; she would need to return to Brazil for her medical and interview when the time comes or when her tourist visa runs out, whichever comes first.

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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