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Sorry, rubbish title but it's hard to word properly.

I understand that at the final stage when submitting readiness for interview I can then give them a date by which I'd like to travel. However based on current timelines that could be cutting it fine. Am I allowed to put a brief cover letter in with the I-130 application explaining the situation and requesting if at all possible that it's processed quickly?

I'm pregnant, and my husband was just told he's being made redundant Dec. 31st, hence the decision to go back to the USA (plus my Mum passed away suddenly in December so we'd love to be near his family). But I am due March 3rd, and the airline we need to fly on for our routing and to take our pets won't take pregnant women past 34 weeks. So that restricts me a fair bit on timing.

At the moment it seems to be taking 4-6mos, and we are mailing our application today so as I said cutting it fine (but only because of the circumstances!).

I don't want to do anything that's going to delay our application, inadvertently.

Thanks for any input that can be given.


Married since 2001. Lived in USA for 5.5yrs, UK for 9yrs, now heading back to USA!

London DCF:

Aug. 27th NOA1

Oct. 12th NOA2 (received 14th)

Oct. 20th Pkt 3 (received 21st)

Oct. 22nd DS-260 filled out, Medical booked and Notification of Readiness sent

Nov. 9th Medical attended

Nov. 16th Email received from embassy with interview date

Nov. 16th Registered for courier

Dec. 2nd INTERVIEW! - Approved! :goofy:

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Thanks. It would be a financial hardship to wait until after the baby has been born for many reasons but that's probably all too convoluted to get into! I'll just pray for the best. ;)


Married since 2001. Lived in USA for 5.5yrs, UK for 9yrs, now heading back to USA!

London DCF:

Aug. 27th NOA1

Oct. 12th NOA2 (received 14th)

Oct. 20th Pkt 3 (received 21st)

Oct. 22nd DS-260 filled out, Medical booked and Notification of Readiness sent

Nov. 9th Medical attended

Nov. 16th Email received from embassy with interview date

Nov. 16th Registered for courier

Dec. 2nd INTERVIEW! - Approved! :goofy:

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I don't think you can. The website says they only accept I-130 by mail.


Married since 2001. Lived in USA for 5.5yrs, UK for 9yrs, now heading back to USA!

London DCF:

Aug. 27th NOA1

Oct. 12th NOA2 (received 14th)

Oct. 20th Pkt 3 (received 21st)

Oct. 22nd DS-260 filled out, Medical booked and Notification of Readiness sent

Nov. 9th Medical attended

Nov. 16th Email received from embassy with interview date

Nov. 16th Registered for courier

Dec. 2nd INTERVIEW! - Approved! :goofy:

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I don't think you can. The website says they only accept I-130 by mail.

Correct.

The OP can mail it express though and get it there within 24 hours. But they won't process it the day it arrives, they process in first-come first-served order.


* I-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London
3rd May 2013 - Married in London

7th May 2013 - I-130 filed
4th June 2013 - NOA2 (approved)
16th July 2013 - Interview (approved)
30th July 2013 - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year green card arrived

 

* How? Read my DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide

* Removal of Conditions (RoC) via California Service Centre
1st May 2015 - 90 day RoC window opened
6th May 2015 - I-751 filed (delivered 8th May, cheque cashed 18th May)
7th August 2015 - Approved / GC production

27th August 2015 - 10 year green card arrived

* Naturalisation (Citizenship) via Phoenix Lockbox

* San Francisco Field Office:
1st May 2016 - N-400 window opened
20th August 2016 - N-400 filed

26th August 2016 - NOA1
13th September 2016 - Biometrics

12th January 2017 - Biometrics (again)
30th May 2017 - Interview (approved)
7th June 2017 - Oath

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Mailed it Special Delivery yesterday. :) Hopefully the timeline will work in my favour!


Married since 2001. Lived in USA for 5.5yrs, UK for 9yrs, now heading back to USA!

London DCF:

Aug. 27th NOA1

Oct. 12th NOA2 (received 14th)

Oct. 20th Pkt 3 (received 21st)

Oct. 22nd DS-260 filled out, Medical booked and Notification of Readiness sent

Nov. 9th Medical attended

Nov. 16th Email received from embassy with interview date

Nov. 16th Registered for courier

Dec. 2nd INTERVIEW! - Approved! :goofy:

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Hi Paige, sorry I didn't see this until now. We got NOA2 last week so just awaiting the next stage now!


Married since 2001. Lived in USA for 5.5yrs, UK for 9yrs, now heading back to USA!

London DCF:

Aug. 27th NOA1

Oct. 12th NOA2 (received 14th)

Oct. 20th Pkt 3 (received 21st)

Oct. 22nd DS-260 filled out, Medical booked and Notification of Readiness sent

Nov. 9th Medical attended

Nov. 16th Email received from embassy with interview date

Nov. 16th Registered for courier

Dec. 2nd INTERVIEW! - Approved! :goofy:

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Letter received today.... oh my goodness, certainly didn't expect it this quickly! I Shall be booking my medical in the morning!


Married since 2001. Lived in USA for 5.5yrs, UK for 9yrs, now heading back to USA!

London DCF:

Aug. 27th NOA1

Oct. 12th NOA2 (received 14th)

Oct. 20th Pkt 3 (received 21st)

Oct. 22nd DS-260 filled out, Medical booked and Notification of Readiness sent

Nov. 9th Medical attended

Nov. 16th Email received from embassy with interview date

Nov. 16th Registered for courier

Dec. 2nd INTERVIEW! - Approved! :goofy:

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Wow that's really good, happy for you!! Hope ours moves just as fast :crying:


(F) I-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London (F)

13th Sept 2015 - I-130 filed
15th Sept 2015 - NOA1
29th Oct 2015 - NOA2

19th Nov 2015 - Medical Appt

29th Nov 2015 - Medical Approved

21st Dec 2015 - interview but had to re-schedule!!!

8th Jan 2016 - INTERVIEW!!

14th Jan 2016 - had to submit one more document to embassy

26th Jan 2016 - CR-1 VISA DELIVERED IN MAIL!!!! :dancing:

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