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When I left the USA in 2012, I didn't realize the rule about "abandonment" if you leave for over a year. So I sent in my old green card to apply for a new one just recently. Has anyone else done this?

Would the fact that I had one previously, possibly speed things up a bit? Obviously, if I already was approved the 1st time, how long would it take to do it a 2nd? Married to the very same man as the first time, with kids now.

I already have a SSN and an A# which I also included in the i-130 form. I don't even have a parking ticket on my 12 year long record in the US.

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Married 2001, conditional resident 2003, permanent resident 2005.Left U.S 2012, abandoned green card 2013.Applied I-130 Nov 2014, approved Dec 2014. DS260 13th Apr 2015. Docs sent 27 Apr. Scan date May 1. Case complete June 4!Interview July 14th, rescheduled to Oct 20th.  Applied for N400 on November 6th, 2018. I'm the immigrant :)

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When I left the USA in 2012, I didn't realize the rule about "abandonment" if you leave for over a year. So I sent in my old green card to apply for a new one just recently. Has anyone else done this?

Would the fact that I had one previously, possibly speed things up a bit? Obviously, if I already was approved the 1st time, how long would it take to do it a 2nd? Married to the very same man as the first time, with kids now.

I already have a SSN and an A# which I also included in the i-130 form. I don't even have a parking ticket on my 12 year long record in the US.

You can speed things up by filing Form DS-117 for Returning Resident Visa (SB-1) with supporting documents. You must show evidence of continued unbroken ties to the US and the trip was extended due to events beyond your control.

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Prior green card even in the same category (spousal) won't make a difference in processing times. You'll go through the same steps as someone starting the first time.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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When I left the USA in 2012, I didn't realize the rule about "abandonment" if you leave for over a year. So I sent in my old green card to apply for a new one just recently. Has anyone else done this?

Would the fact that I had one previously, possibly speed things up a bit? Obviously, if I already was approved the 1st time, how long would it take to do it a 2nd? Married to the very same man as the first time, with kids now.

I already have a SSN and an A# which I also included in the i-130 form. I don't even have a parking ticket on my 12 year long record in the US.

Hi there! I also had to give up my US green card after moving back to Germany! I married my US husband in 1997, got a CR-1 visa and moved to the US. After 10 years we moved back to Germany. We are currently in the process of getting the IR-1 visa. My husband (also same one as first time :D ) and our kids are back in the US already waiting for me! Unfortunately I have to say that so far nothing was quicker because of the fact that I already had a green card! Neither USCIS nor NVC care about that! You can look at my timeline and you will see! When we first started this process we also thought it would be quick because after all I had lived there for 10 years, had a green card, had kids, never been in the trouble with the law (no parking ticket either :D )......! What were we thinking???? It's been more than 7 months now since we started this whole thing! I remember the first time around it was a lot quicker! But there is absolutely nothing we can do! Except be patient!

Hopefully for you it won't take as long :) Good luck!




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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Sweden
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You can speed things up by filing Form DS-117 for Returning Resident Visa (SB-1) with supporting documents. You must show evidence of continued unbroken ties to the US and the trip was extended due to events beyond your control.

Thanks for the suggestion, but no, I cant apply for SB1.

Married 2001, conditional resident 2003, permanent resident 2005.Left U.S 2012, abandoned green card 2013.Applied I-130 Nov 2014, approved Dec 2014. DS260 13th Apr 2015. Docs sent 27 Apr. Scan date May 1. Case complete June 4!Interview July 14th, rescheduled to Oct 20th.  Applied for N400 on November 6th, 2018. I'm the immigrant :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Sweden
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Hi :) Glad I am not alone. Well at least I know now,I thought maybe they needed less background checks, and obviously we arent a fraud marriage. Last time was right around 9/11, actually took me nearly 2 years back then. So if it takes 9 months,I'm happy. Good luck! I will follow your timeline. :)

Hi there! I also had to give up my US green card after moving back to Germany! I married my US husband in 1997, got a CR-1 visa and moved to the US. After 10 years we moved back to Germany. We are currently in the process of getting the IR-1 visa. My husband (also same one as first time :D ) and our kids are back in the US already waiting for me! Unfortunately I have to say that so far nothing was quicker because of the fact that I already had a green card! Neither USCIS nor NVC care about that! You can look at my timeline and you will see! When we first started this process we also thought it would be quick because after all I had lived there for 10 years, had a green card, had kids, never been in the trouble with the law (no parking ticket either :D )......! What were we thinking???? It's been more than 7 months now since we started this whole thing! I remember the first time around it was a lot quicker! But there is absolutely nothing we can do! Except be patient!

Hopefully for you it won't take as long :) Good luck!


Married 2001, conditional resident 2003, permanent resident 2005.Left U.S 2012, abandoned green card 2013.Applied I-130 Nov 2014, approved Dec 2014. DS260 13th Apr 2015. Docs sent 27 Apr. Scan date May 1. Case complete June 4!Interview July 14th, rescheduled to Oct 20th.  Applied for N400 on November 6th, 2018. I'm the immigrant :)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Denmark
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We are also repeat customers. :) I don't expect the process to go any faster for us than anyone else, but I figure there shouldn't be any major problems since it went fine the last time. On the plus side, we can file 864w since we have plenty of SSA credits when we get to the NVC stage. :thumbs:


USCIS

26/09/2014 - Mailed I-130
30/09/2014 - I-130 delivered
01/10/2014 - Received at Chicago Lockbox
03/10/2014 - NOA1
06/10/2014 - NOA1 Email
13/10/2014 - NOA1 by mail

17/11/2014 - Petition Approved!

18/11/2014 - NOA2 Email

24/11/2014 - NOA2 by mail

NVC

06/12/2014 - Case received at NVC

13/01/2015 - NVC Case number assigned (38 days)

14/01/2015 - NVC Welcome email received

15/01/2015 - AOS fee paid

15/01/2015 - DS-261 completed

21/01/2015 - AOS/IV documents mailed

03/02/2015 - Documents delivered/NVC scan date

05/02/2015 - 'Documents received' email (review > 60 days)

26/02/2015 - IV fee invoiced (42 days after DS-261 completed)

27/02/2015 - IV fee paid

02/03/2015 - IV fee processed/DS-260 available

07/03/2015 - DS-260 completed

18/03/2015 - Case Completed at NVC (43 days after scan date)

25/03/2015 - Case Complete email received

26/03/2015 - Interview(P4) email received (dated 25/3)

Post-NVC

30/03/2015 - Visa Status: Case in Transit to Consular Section

31/03/2015 - Visa Status: Ready

10/04/2015 - Appointment Notice email from U.S. Embassy in Stockholm

19/05/2015 - Interview: approved

>>> CEAC visa status updates: 19/05-Ready, 20/05-Administrative Processing, 21/05-Issued

26/05/2015 - Visa received

29/07/2015 - POE

>>> I-90 journey for name error begun 09/09/2015: 15/09-NOA1, 08/10- Biometrics appointment, 26/08/2016 Corrected Green Card received

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As most of the wait time is just you waiting in the queue for your file to be seen, it probably won't make much difference in times compared to everyone else.

The background checks, genuine marriage assessment etc doesn't usually take very long if you aren't from a high fraud country or have anything complicated with your case, whether it's your first or second time applying for the green card.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Sweden
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Thanks for the replies! What is the 864w, besides I know it has to do with the AoS and the SSA!?


Married 2001, conditional resident 2003, permanent resident 2005.Left U.S 2012, abandoned green card 2013.Applied I-130 Nov 2014, approved Dec 2014. DS260 13th Apr 2015. Docs sent 27 Apr. Scan date May 1. Case complete June 4!Interview July 14th, rescheduled to Oct 20th.  Applied for N400 on November 6th, 2018. I'm the immigrant :)

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The I-864W is the intending immigrants affidavit of support exemption. In our case, we qualify for the AOS exemption because the intending immigrant has earned or can be credited with at least 40 eligible quarters under the Social Security Act.

I find being able to file the I-864W a plus since it is a simple form that requires a minimum of supporting documentation. Less chance of making a mistake and getting a dreaded RFE. :star:

Information about the different affadavit of support forms and the supporting financial evidence needed can be found here:

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/Step_4_Collect_Financial_Documents.html

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USCIS

26/09/2014 - Mailed I-130
30/09/2014 - I-130 delivered
01/10/2014 - Received at Chicago Lockbox
03/10/2014 - NOA1
06/10/2014 - NOA1 Email
13/10/2014 - NOA1 by mail

17/11/2014 - Petition Approved!

18/11/2014 - NOA2 Email

24/11/2014 - NOA2 by mail

NVC

06/12/2014 - Case received at NVC

13/01/2015 - NVC Case number assigned (38 days)

14/01/2015 - NVC Welcome email received

15/01/2015 - AOS fee paid

15/01/2015 - DS-261 completed

21/01/2015 - AOS/IV documents mailed

03/02/2015 - Documents delivered/NVC scan date

05/02/2015 - 'Documents received' email (review > 60 days)

26/02/2015 - IV fee invoiced (42 days after DS-261 completed)

27/02/2015 - IV fee paid

02/03/2015 - IV fee processed/DS-260 available

07/03/2015 - DS-260 completed

18/03/2015 - Case Completed at NVC (43 days after scan date)

25/03/2015 - Case Complete email received

26/03/2015 - Interview(P4) email received (dated 25/3)

Post-NVC

30/03/2015 - Visa Status: Case in Transit to Consular Section

31/03/2015 - Visa Status: Ready

10/04/2015 - Appointment Notice email from U.S. Embassy in Stockholm

19/05/2015 - Interview: approved

>>> CEAC visa status updates: 19/05-Ready, 20/05-Administrative Processing, 21/05-Issued

26/05/2015 - Visa received

29/07/2015 - POE

>>> I-90 journey for name error begun 09/09/2015: 15/09-NOA1, 08/10- Biometrics appointment, 26/08/2016 Corrected Green Card received

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Sweden
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Thanks for posting...unfortunately since I was a student for 4 years and home with babies the rest, except for some parttime jobs, I'm probably not elligable. :(


Married 2001, conditional resident 2003, permanent resident 2005.Left U.S 2012, abandoned green card 2013.Applied I-130 Nov 2014, approved Dec 2014. DS260 13th Apr 2015. Docs sent 27 Apr. Scan date May 1. Case complete June 4!Interview July 14th, rescheduled to Oct 20th.  Applied for N400 on November 6th, 2018. I'm the immigrant :)

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No you're not eligible. You'll still need the I-864 or I-864EZ.


Thanks for posting...unfortunately since I was a student for 4 years and home with babies the rest, except for some parttime jobs, I'm probably not elligable. :(


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Denmark
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No you're not eligible. You'll still need the I-864 or I-864EZ.

Only Brewlin can determine eligibility by carefully reviewing the I-864W instructions.

USCIS

26/09/2014 - Mailed I-130
30/09/2014 - I-130 delivered
01/10/2014 - Received at Chicago Lockbox
03/10/2014 - NOA1
06/10/2014 - NOA1 Email
13/10/2014 - NOA1 by mail

17/11/2014 - Petition Approved!

18/11/2014 - NOA2 Email

24/11/2014 - NOA2 by mail

NVC

06/12/2014 - Case received at NVC

13/01/2015 - NVC Case number assigned (38 days)

14/01/2015 - NVC Welcome email received

15/01/2015 - AOS fee paid

15/01/2015 - DS-261 completed

21/01/2015 - AOS/IV documents mailed

03/02/2015 - Documents delivered/NVC scan date

05/02/2015 - 'Documents received' email (review > 60 days)

26/02/2015 - IV fee invoiced (42 days after DS-261 completed)

27/02/2015 - IV fee paid

02/03/2015 - IV fee processed/DS-260 available

07/03/2015 - DS-260 completed

18/03/2015 - Case Completed at NVC (43 days after scan date)

25/03/2015 - Case Complete email received

26/03/2015 - Interview(P4) email received (dated 25/3)

Post-NVC

30/03/2015 - Visa Status: Case in Transit to Consular Section

31/03/2015 - Visa Status: Ready

10/04/2015 - Appointment Notice email from U.S. Embassy in Stockholm

19/05/2015 - Interview: approved

>>> CEAC visa status updates: 19/05-Ready, 20/05-Administrative Processing, 21/05-Issued

26/05/2015 - Visa received

29/07/2015 - POE

>>> I-90 journey for name error begun 09/09/2015: 15/09-NOA1, 08/10- Biometrics appointment, 26/08/2016 Corrected Green Card received

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Yeah and I also myself mentioned it ;) Anyway, figured it out. Thanks!

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Married 2001, conditional resident 2003, permanent resident 2005.Left U.S 2012, abandoned green card 2013.Applied I-130 Nov 2014, approved Dec 2014. DS260 13th Apr 2015. Docs sent 27 Apr. Scan date May 1. Case complete June 4!Interview July 14th, rescheduled to Oct 20th.  Applied for N400 on November 6th, 2018. I'm the immigrant :)

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