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Delay IR-1/CR-1 process

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I was a graduate student in USA for 5 years, and at the end of my studies I had to come back to my home country to fulfil the 2 years home residency requirement. I've met my husband in my first year in USA and we have 6 years of relationship (2 years long distance). We've decided to get married in June 2016 while I was visiting USA on a visa waiver program. I came back to my country and we sent the I-130 form about 3 weeks ago to the USCIS in Chicago. I expect that the process will take about one year to complete, so I would be able to be back in USA around August 2017.

However, I found a job position in Canada that I'm willing to accept. It's a 2 years position (starting in January 2017) so the earliest that I can move to USA is January 2019. If I accept the job, my husband is moving to Canada with me.

I don't know if there's a way to delay the process or if I should withdraw the application. Any suggestions?


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To delay make sure you are still submitting docs and payments, but do it slowly. Like do the ds-261 wait, do the AOS payment, wait, submit docs, wait, submit ds-260 when youre ready to move.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss


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