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Hi Everyone,

we have just been notified that the NVC will schedule an interview at the consulate and they will contact us again.

So I have a question concerning the timeline after the visa has been issued.

As I understand it:after the interview we have up to 6 months to activate our Visa(EB1 GreenCard)

And after we "activated" our Visa we have up to one year to actually move to the US. Is this correct?

Your support is highly appreciated.

Thank you so much.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
Timeline

As far as I know , once you have you visa approved you have six months to enter the US. And that's all, if you fail to enter the US within six months, your visa expires and you have to start the process all over again.


Service Center : California Service Center (CSC)

Marriage: 2011-12-29 in Salt Lake City, UT - USA

2012-07-18: I-130 Sent

2012-07-25: USCIS Received

2012-07-26: I-130 NOA1

2012-08-06: I-130 Approved (11 days)

2012-08-23: NVC Received (17 days)

2012-08-25: Return Completed DS-3032

2012-09-04: Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill

2012-09-04: Pay I-864 Bill

2012-09-06: Receive I-864 Package

2012-09-06: Received IV Bill

2012-09-07: Pay IV Bill

2012-09-12: Return Completed I-864

2012-09-12: IV Packet Sent

2012-09-20: AOS RFE

2012-09-22: AOS RFE Sent (from US - scanned)

2012-09-24: AOS RFE Sent (from BR - originals)

2012-09-24: IV Accepted

2012-10-04: AOS RFE (to be presented at interview)

2012-10-04: Case Completed at NVC(42 Days)

2012-10-12: Received Instruction Package

2012-11-30: Interview Date

2012-11-30: Interview Result: APPROVED

2012-12-04: Visa Received

2012-12-12: US Entry

2012-12-22: SSN Received

2013-01-02: Greencard Received

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Hi Everyone,

we have just been notified that the NVC will schedule an interview at the consulate and they will contact us again.

So I have a question concerning the timeline after the visa has been issued.

As I understand it:after the interview we have up to 6 months to "activate" our Visa(EB1 GreenCard)

And after we "activated" our Visa we have up to one year to actually move to the US. Is this correct?

Your support is highly appreciated.

Thank you so much.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
Timeline

**** Moving from US consulate forum to Work Visas ****

Usually yes, you get given 6 months to use the visa- check your visa in your passport though, as sometimes it is less.

The one year thing is more nebulous; you are supposed to use the visa to immigrate, but most of the time, you can stay outside the USA for just under one year (once) without major issues. The potential problem is that you are supposed to be residing in the USA and if you are only going over for a short visit at 6 months to activate the visa, you won;t have any ties to show in the USA (lease of home, bills etc).


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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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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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