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So I know we have quite a journey ahead of us - our I-130's have only been sitting on some shelf in Texas for two months....

I have read the ongoing NVC threads so I am pretty sure I have a good grasp on what to do when we finally get our NOA2.... but I just wanted to clarify and check my understanding of a few things (and yes I know some are way far off yet...)

Background:

-My two daughters and I are coming from Canada (kids are 9 and 6 at the date of our marriage)

  1. at the NVC fee stage, there is only 1 AOS fee that will cover all three of our cases because we are coming through together; all the other fees (IV, ELIS, and such) are per file
  2. I will be issued a CR-1 because at POE my USC husband and I will have been married less than 2 years. What visa will they be issued, CR-2?
  3. before my 2 year visa expires I have to go through the removal of conditions and will get the 10 year (IR-1) green card. Will I have to file individual ROC forms & fees for the kids too, or can all three of us be on one file?
  4. after ROC will they have 10 years cards as well, and have to pay & file a renewal every 10 years as well?
  5. my children who are immigrating with me can only get citizenship if I do, right? Or will they be able to apply based on living in the US as a permanent resident after a certain number of years?

Thanks for letting me pick your brain ;)


Met in the SCA - DRACO INVICTUS!  08-14-2014 Married in Ann Arbor, MI

Spoiler

 

USCIS.... DONE  in 150 day from NOA1 to NOA2 (TSC)

NVC... DONE  in 116 days from NOA2 to final CC

Final Steps... DONE in 350 days from NOA1 to POE
POE 08-11-2015 in Detroit, MI 

 

 

 

 

Removal of Conditions

07-11-2017 NOA1 date (rec'd on 14th)

08-03-2017 Daughter and I completed biometrics; May 2018 - I had to redo my biometrics (reason unknown)

WAC17283xxxxx....and we wait...400 days

07-13-2018 I-551 extension stamp (12 mths) obtained at USCIS office in Detroit

09-20-2018 Transferred to TSC

10-15-2018 Text notification "New Card Being Produced"   YAY!!

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So I know we have quite a journey ahead of us - our I-130's have only been sitting on some shelf in Texas for two months....

I have read the ongoing NVC threads so I am pretty sure I have a good grasp on what to do when we finally get our NOA2.... but I just wanted to clarify and check my understanding of a few things (and yes I know some are way far off yet...)

Background:

-My two daughters and I are coming from Canada (kids are 9 and 6 at the date of our marriage)

  1. at the NVC fee stage, there is only 1 AOS fee that will cover all three of our cases because we are coming through together; all the other fees (IV, ELIS, and such) are per file
  2. I will be issued a CR-1 because at POE my USC husband and I will have been married less than 2 years. What visa will they be issued, CR-2? Correct
  3. before my 2 year visa expires I have to go through the removal of conditions and will get the 10 year (IR-1) green card. Will I have to file individual ROC forms & fees for the kids too, or can all three of us be on one file? Look up form I-751 on uscis.gov - instructions detail what's to be done with minors filing for ROC at the same time as parent.
  4. after ROC will they have 10 years cards as well, and have to pay & file a renewal every 10 years as well? Yes. One caveat - minors don't do biometrics but when they turn 14 they need to get biometrics done.
  5. my children who are immigrating with me can only get citizenship if I do, right? Or will they be able to apply based on living in the US as a permanent resident after a certain number of years? Yes, they'd become citizens when you do if they're under 18 at the time. Or, they can wait til they're 18 and apply on their own.

Thanks for letting me pick your brain ;)


ROC 2009
Naturalization 2010

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