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Hello everyone,


My husband has been in the US since August 2014 under a CR1 visa. My question is, what is the next step for us? Our 2 year anniversary is coming up in March. If I understand well, I will have to file the I-751 within 90 days before our 2nd anniversary, correct?


Dates shown on the green card: from 08-10-2014 until 08-10-2016



I-130 (California Service Center)


Category: IR-1/CR-1 (France)


Priority Date: June 4th, 2013


2013-03-09: Married


2013-05-29: I-130 Sent


2013-06-04: I-130 Received


2013-06-06: NOA-1 (by email)


2013-12-17: NOA2 approved (checked case status online)


2013-12-27: NOA2 (Hardcopy)


2014-01-31: NVC received case from USCIS


2014-03-12: Case # assigned


2014-03-13: DS-261 completed online & paid AOS fee


2014-03-20: sent AOS package


2014-03-30: NVC ERROR, had to resubmit DS-261 online


2014-04-07: received checklist from NVC, incomplete AOS package


2014-04-24: NVC received re-completed AOS package


2014-05-08: paid IV fee


2014-05-09: IV package sent


2014-05-11: DS-260 completed online


2014-05-15: NVC ERROR, had to resubmit DS-261 & DS-260 online


2014-06-12: Case complete


2014-07-01: Embassy received case


2014-07-31: Medical


2014-08-06: Interview - visa approved!


2014-08-08: Embassy sent visa


2014-08-09: Visa in hand! USCIS Immigrant Fee paid online


2014-08-10: POE JFK airport


2014-09-01: Green card received


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

***Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to Removing Conditions on Residency Discussion.***

**Moderator hat off**

The filing of the I-751 is not tied to your wedding anniversary, it is tied to the date that he entered the US which in your case is August 10th, 2014.

The soonest you will be able to file the I-751 is May 12th, 2016.


Our journey:

Spoiler

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*

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
Timeline

Question that has been asked multiple times in many threads has been removed. If you have a question, post it ONCE in an appropriate thread, WAIT for the answer, and ACCEPT the answer.



VJ Moderation



06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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