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Haven't seen each other since wedding, red flag? (split topic)


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Hey guys! I'm new here and would appreciate any feedback re: my case.

My husband (an LPR then) and I got married in 2011. He stayed in my home country for a month. Unfortunately, we didn't get to travel because for the most part of his vacay, I was sick (i had a flu for weeks). Also, he never got to visit me again since then, because he's always in between jobs.

We filed our I-130 in July (since he became a USC in May). We received our NOA1 a few days after filing, and are eagerly waiting for our NOA2. My question is, since my husband hasn't gone back to visit me since we got married, could that raise a red flag which could ultimately lead to his petition being denied?

My mother wasn't at our wedding (only his father and sister, and a couple of friends), and we dont have a lot of photographic evidence, but we have tons of chat logs, remittance receipts, greeting cards, and we could get an affidavit from our friends. Are these things enough proof or do we need more?

Married: May 12, 2011

Husband became a USC: May 2013

Filed I130: July 06, 2013

NOA1: July 11, 2013

NOA2: December 16, 2013

NVC Received: January 08, 2014

Received AOS bill: February 14, 2014 paid February 16, 2014

Received IV bill: March 04, 2015 paid March 08, 2014

Received false checklist: April 22, 2014

Received checklist: April 24, 2014

Sent Checklist docs: April 30, 2014

Case Complete: June 12, 2014

Medical: June 25-26, 2014

Interview: July 14, 2014 (visa approved)

Visa received: July 19, 2014

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China

Post split from unrelated thread.

Our journey:


September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

December 18, 2023:  Filed I-90 to renew Green Card

December 21, 2023:  Production of new Green Card ordered - will be seeing USCIS again every 10 years for renewal


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Likely not the petition being denied but I suggest lots of evidence of you two keeping in good contact to sideload at the NVC or bring to the interview.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss


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We got married on the 1st of the month, I left the country on the 3rd. We have never seen each other since. We have tons of pictures from the wedding though (over 800) and a really expensive church/hotel beach resort wedding. We got approved

As far ad evidence. Facebook chat logs, skype log, vonage call log, phone bills, remittnce receipt, wedding and reception bills, pictures different dates

IR-1 / CR-1 Visa

02-28-2013: - NOA1

10-24-2013 - Transferred to Texas Service Center

10-29-2013 - Now being processed

11-08-2013 - NOA2

12-26-2013 - USCIS shipped case to the Department of State


01-07-2014 - NVC received the files

01-22-2014 - NVC case number

01-23-2014 - DS-261 done

01-23-2014 - AOS invoce

01-23-2014 - AOS paid

01-26-2014 - AOS package received

01-30-2014 - IV invoice

01-30-2014 - IV paid

02-06-2014 - IV package received

02-02-2014 - DS-260 done

02-26-2014 - Case Complete

02-27-2014 - Interview Scheduled

03-13-2014 - Medical
04-08-2014 - Interview (Approved)

04-08-2014 - CEAC issued

04-09-2014 - Philippine holiday

04-14--2014- In Transit
04-15-2014 - Visa in hand

04-15-2014 - Immigrant Visa Fee - Paid
04-18-2014 - POE

I am the USC.

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