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Withdrawn Request for CR1. What are options now?

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Hi,

I am a US Citizen. My wife is a Colombian Citizen. We married last year. I applied for CR1 to bring her to California so we could start our life together. Both our lives are very stressful and the waiting got to both of us. We fought and I thought things were over. A month and a half afterwards, we started talking again and decided to move forward with our plans of being together. However, I screwed up big time. About a week after we had our falling out, I wrote a letter to USCIS withdrawing my request for a CR1. I know that was very stupid, nobody needs to beat me up. I'm beating myself up pretty good and we both are paying for it. About a week after submitted the withdrawal letter I received a notification that my case was forwarded to the NVC and that I needed to do some things to continue the process.

Anyways, I just want to throw my situation out there to see if anybody has any ideas on how to help me.

What are my options?

I have a lot of questions going through my mind and I'm desperate to fix this situation.

Maybe the withdrawal letter was lost in the mail?

Maybe USCIS never received it?

How do I check the status of my case? Still active? Withdrawn?

Is there a way to cancel the withdrawal?

If I can't cancel the withdrawal, what are my chances of expediting a new case?

Is there any other way I can bring her to be with me? (if we have to start CR1 over again)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Respectfully,

Ross

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1. call uscis, get an ISO person, inquire for casefile status and exact location of the casefile. do not waste time with a CSR. Plough through, till you get an ISO.

2. call NVC, ask for casefile status.

If the casefile is indeed at NVC, then you can push on with the NVC document intake and fee payment.

Look in the wiki - use the wiki search box for 'LingChe' and follow the directions there.


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1. Maybe the withdrawal letter was lost in the mail?

2. Maybe USCIS never received it?

3. How do I check the status of my case? Still active? Withdrawn?

4. Is there a way to cancel the withdrawal?

5. If I can't cancel the withdrawal, what are my chances of expediting a new case?

6. Is there any other way I can bring her to be with me? (if we have to start CR1 over again)

1. Has happened before i'm sure.

2. Totally possible that USCIS didn't link the two cases

3. As Darnell said, call.

4. Not usually. What did you write on the withdrawal letter? They don't usually permit withdrawal of withdrawals. They will give your relationship more scrutiny when you proceed.

5. Basically zero. Withdrawing before you really wanted to isn't grounds for expedite.

6. You file another CR-1. That's about the gist of your options.

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1. call uscis, get an ISO person, inquire for casefile status and exact location of the casefile. do not waste time with a CSR. Plough through, till you get an ISO.

2. call NVC, ask for casefile status.

If the casefile is indeed at NVC, then you can push on with the NVC document intake and fee payment.

Look in the wiki - use the wiki search box for 'LingChe' and follow the directions there.

Darnell, thanks for your advice. Very helpful!

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1. Has happened before i'm sure.

2. Totally possible that USCIS didn't link the two cases

3. As Darnell said, call.

4. Not usually. What did you write on the withdrawal letter? They don't usually permit withdrawal of withdrawals. They will give your relationship more scrutiny when you proceed.

5. Basically zero. Withdrawing before you really wanted to isn't grounds for expedite.

6. You file another CR-1. That's about the gist of your options.

I never received any notices from them acknowledging they received the withdrawal nor anything stating the withdrawal was cancelled. Yesterday, I called the USCIS automated system and case appears to be still active. I will be getting in touch with an ISO today.

4. The withdrawal letter simply asked to withdraw the CR1 request. It contained all case related info.

Thanks for you reply!

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1. call uscis, get an ISO person, inquire for casefile status and exact location of the casefile. do not waste time with a CSR. Plough through, till you get an ISO.

2. call NVC, ask for casefile status.

If the casefile is indeed at NVC, then you can push on with the NVC document intake and fee payment.

Look in the wiki - use the wiki search box for 'LingChe' and follow the directions there.

Agreed but call NVC first. Depending on their answer, no need to call USCIS.


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Well, USCIS says petition was approved and sent to the NVC. NVC says case is active and that ball is in my court. That was such a scary call for me to make. I know the chances are slim, but I will move forward with this. Updates to follow...

I don't know why you think the chances are slim. Your petition did not get withdrawn. Go for it.


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Well, USCIS says petition was approved and sent to the NVC. NVC says case is active and that ball is in my court. That was such a scary call for me to make. I know the chances are slim, but I will move forward with this. Updates to follow...

Yay !

Double verification rocks ! (USCIS and NVC)

as for chances being slim - uh - chances for WHAT?

Burn some joss, the mail room was inept at USCIS - you got an active casefile at NVC now.

Please to read LingChe in the Wiki, tonight.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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Yay !

Double verification rocks ! (USCIS and NVC)

as for chances being slim - uh - chances for WHAT?

Burn some joss, the mail room was inept at USCIS - you got an active casefile at NVC now.

Please to read LingChe in the Wiki, tonight.

Yay! I'm trying not to get too excited though. Could you provide a link to LingChe's list. I found several NVC tips but not the one you mention. Thanks!

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train yer eyes UP

Click on 'Wiki'

once that page loads, in the left panel is the wiki search box.

In the wiki search box, enter 'LingChe'

Good Luck !


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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you find LingChe in the Wiki ?


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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you find LingChe in the Wiki ?

Yes, I did. Thanks Darnell. I am working very hard to get the NVC paperwork in asap. I'm aiming to send all the paperwork one week from today. I'm express sending original documents to me from Colombia on Thursday. I'll provide updates as I make progress.

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