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I don't know if this the proper forum to post in but since the beneficiary is Filipina, this is where I decided to start.

Most of the information on this site deals with fiancés and spouses. I didn't see a specific forum dedicated to dependents. Here's my current situation>>>

I filed an I-130 package on behalf of my step-daughter about 30 days after filing an I-130 for my wife for CR-1 visa. Not filing both at the same time was a major error of misunderstanding on my part. Maybe that's why layers get involved with the process. Anyway in the same package with my daughter's application, I enclosed a corrected copy of my wife's I-130. Yet another tactical error on my part. Both included attached letters detailing the submission. I NOW know NEVER to send additional information unless specifically requested by the department you're dealing with.

A mailroom clerk decided to use the fee check attached to my daughter's ap to my wife's revision, leaving the daughter's ap unpaid for. I'm trying to sort that out with USCIS now. The end result however may be that I will have to fork over another $420 for my daughter's resubmission, now nearly 3 months after her mother's.

I'm looking for assistance and guidance from anyone that has gone though the process of getting a visa for a minor to immigrate with their mom. After the service center finally approves the package NOA1(?), what if anything is different once it gets to the NVC? I think I understand than an additional AOS financial package will not be required, but how do the 2 filings get linked? I'm sure there will be other differences, just trying to find out what they are ahead of time.

Any assistance appreciated.

IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-17
I-130 Sent : 2014-06-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-25
I-130 RFE : 2014-08-11 (Wanted NSO Marriage Certificate, not LCR)
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-08-14
I-130 Approved : 2014-08-27
NVC Received : 2014-09-15
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Submit DS-261 : 2014-09-17
Send AOS Package : 2014-09-19
Receive IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Pay IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Received Interview Letter by E-mail: 2015-03-20 (May 5, 2015)
SLEC completed: 2015-04-22
Visa Approved: 2015-05-05
Visa Issued: 2015-05-15 (221g for no CENOMAR!)

Visa Received: 2015-05-21

POE: Chicago 2015-09-14

GC Received: 2015-11-17

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales

You can delay your wifes application and anyway she has 6 months to move after she has her visa. so there is catch up time available.

it is basically the same process for wife and daughter so perhaps that is why there is not a lot of separate posts. I have noticed with PI it is not unusual for the child to be petitioned later.

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When the cases are both at the NVC, you can probably request that they be put together so that they can interview at the same time. Also you can wait until both cases are at the NVC before you proceed with your spouse's NVC process.

This does not constitute legal advice.

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines

Yup you shot yourself in the foot a couple times there for sure, but don't go thinking that using a lawyer would have been better - lots of horror stories from them screwing things up as well. I truly believe the best source of guidance is from "boots on the ground" type folks.

With you having two separate petitions, you need to treat them as separate events ... totally, doubt you will get the money issue fixed easily- government is funny about "correcting the books" with this stuff. Once you get the payment situation settled down move each petition forward on its own.


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