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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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I am planning a trip to Nigeria in November. My visa expires 11-25-12. I will be arriving on the 13th and leaving on the 28th. I have a residence permit valid through October 2013, but my husband has it with him in Nigeria. I will be arriving before my visa expires, but my return flight will be set for after my visa expires on the 25th. I know once I get there and have my residence permit in hand I will be fine, but I am concerned I might run into problems going in since my visa will expire before my departure date and I will not have my residence permit in hand until I get there. I will also get my Niger wife certification/visa (not sure correct terminology) placed in my passport once I arrive. Does anyone have any experience with this? I have not contacted the Nigerian embassy on this yet, because my past experience has been unable to get any type of response from them. Thanks for any information on this.


USCIS

Sent I-130 Petition - 11-23-11

NOA1 - 11-25-11

Sent K-3 Petition - 12-13-11

NOA1 - 12-14-11

RFE for I-130 - 6-4-12

Submitted RFE Info - 8-23-12

Request to Withdraw K-3 Sent - 8-25-12

NOA2 I-130 APPROVED - 8-27-12

NOA2 K-3 APPROVED - 8-27-12

I-797C received in the mail for I-130 ad K-3 - 8-31-12

I-130 was approved 254 days from NOA1 date

NVC

NVC Received/Email Notification - 9-5-12

NVC Case # - 9-5-12

Emailed DS-3032 - 9-6-12

Paid I-864 Fee - 9-6-2012

I-864 PAID - 9-10-12

Sent I-864 - 9-29-12

I-864 accepted - 10-11-12

Sent IV Packet - 9-29-12

RFE for DS230 - 10-11-12

Response to RFE received - 10-15-12

IV Packet accepted

Paid IV bill - 9-10-12

IV bill PAID - 9-20-12

Case Complete

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USCIS request case be returned to them - 10-18-12

NVC reports case sent back on - 10-22-12

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Togo
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If I recall,the Nija residence is the same as the visa sticker but with indefinite validity if you are married to a Nigerian.Since your visa is valid for entry you can travel on it but the immigration will be concerned on how long you plan staying and he might ask for your return itinary.If it is true your hubby acquire one for you already he can meet you at the airport and support your case if there is a problem.Just pray you meet somebody who is in good mood and he won't even look further but stamp your passport and welcome you into Nija.Safe trip to Africa my beloved country


May God Bless Us All In This New World.We All Have Come From Afar And We Need The Lord's Guidance For Success.

NB:I am not an Immigration Attorney, All i say here is based on my personal experiences through K-1 visa process and CR1/IR1 visa process.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Why not have your husband mail it to you if you are concerned?

If it is necessary I can try to have him mail it, however, when he was applying for my nigerwife status last year, immigration wanted my passport so I mailed it to him. When he tried to mail it back to me it was confiscated by customs and he was told it was illegal to mail passports out of Nigeria. Also the cost is high.


USCIS

Sent I-130 Petition - 11-23-11

NOA1 - 11-25-11

Sent K-3 Petition - 12-13-11

NOA1 - 12-14-11

RFE for I-130 - 6-4-12

Submitted RFE Info - 8-23-12

Request to Withdraw K-3 Sent - 8-25-12

NOA2 I-130 APPROVED - 8-27-12

NOA2 K-3 APPROVED - 8-27-12

I-797C received in the mail for I-130 ad K-3 - 8-31-12

I-130 was approved 254 days from NOA1 date

NVC

NVC Received/Email Notification - 9-5-12

NVC Case # - 9-5-12

Emailed DS-3032 - 9-6-12

Paid I-864 Fee - 9-6-2012

I-864 PAID - 9-10-12

Sent I-864 - 9-29-12

I-864 accepted - 10-11-12

Sent IV Packet - 9-29-12

RFE for DS230 - 10-11-12

Response to RFE received - 10-15-12

IV Packet accepted

Paid IV bill - 9-10-12

IV bill PAID - 9-20-12

Case Complete

???

USCIS request case be returned to them - 10-18-12

NVC reports case sent back on - 10-22-12

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

If I recall,the Nija residence is the same as the visa sticker but with indefinite validity if you are married to a Nigerian.Since your visa is valid for entry you can travel on it but the immigration will be concerned on how long you plan staying and he might ask for your return itinary.If it is true your hubby acquire one for you already he can meet you at the airport and support your case if there is a problem.Just pray you meet somebody who is in good mood and he won't even look further but stamp your passport and welcome you into Nija.Safe trip to Africa my beloved country

My husband does have it and has scanned it and emailed it to me so I could take a printed copy along with me. He would definitely have it at the airport waiting for me. What he has is a card like a credit card or drivers license type of card and it expires October of 2013. Immigration told him it was the same as having a visa. Once I arrive in Nigeria, we will travel to Abuja to have my indefinite nigerwife sticker added to my passport so I am not concerned having any troubles leaving, but I am a little nervous about having problems coming in. I hate to pay for a visa when I really do not need one. Our case should be completed at NVC any day now, so we are praying for a November interview date and praying he will be coming back with me. :dance: It has been a long journey. Thank you. I can't wait to get back Nigeria to see my family. I miss them all so much.


USCIS

Sent I-130 Petition - 11-23-11

NOA1 - 11-25-11

Sent K-3 Petition - 12-13-11

NOA1 - 12-14-11

RFE for I-130 - 6-4-12

Submitted RFE Info - 8-23-12

Request to Withdraw K-3 Sent - 8-25-12

NOA2 I-130 APPROVED - 8-27-12

NOA2 K-3 APPROVED - 8-27-12

I-797C received in the mail for I-130 ad K-3 - 8-31-12

I-130 was approved 254 days from NOA1 date

NVC

NVC Received/Email Notification - 9-5-12

NVC Case # - 9-5-12

Emailed DS-3032 - 9-6-12

Paid I-864 Fee - 9-6-2012

I-864 PAID - 9-10-12

Sent I-864 - 9-29-12

I-864 accepted - 10-11-12

Sent IV Packet - 9-29-12

RFE for DS230 - 10-11-12

Response to RFE received - 10-15-12

IV Packet accepted

Paid IV bill - 9-10-12

IV bill PAID - 9-20-12

Case Complete

???

USCIS request case be returned to them - 10-18-12

NVC reports case sent back on - 10-22-12

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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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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