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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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We are currently filed form I-130 and have not been approved. Here is the problem, my wife is currently pregnant with our baby and the baby may be due before visa is ready. The question now is what can I do to get the baby here early with his mother? Do I have to travel abroad when the baby is born? What paper do I have to file? Please help me out.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Hungary
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If the baby is born abroad, CRBA and US passport will have to be filed for.


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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It's unlikely that you will be able to expedite the process based on pregnancy. There are many people who are in the same situation.

If you want to be there at the baby's birth then you will have to travel to wherever your wife is.

As you are married and assuming you meet the requirements to pass citizenship to your child, the baby will be a US citizen and won't need a visa to come with your wife when hers is approved.


 

 

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Thanks for the reply, I'm the US citizen and my wife is in Nigeria. So does that mean I have to travel to Nigeria to file CBRA or can I do it here

It's unlikely that you will be able to expedite the process based on pregnancy. There are many people who are in the same situation.

If you want to be there at the baby's birth then you will have to travel to wherever your wife is.

As you are married and assuming you meet the requirements to pass citizenship to your child, the baby will be a US citizen and won't need a visa to come with your wife when hers is approved.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Hungary
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Thanks for the reply, I'm the US citizen and my wife is in Nigeria. So does that mean I have to travel to Nigeria to file CBRA or can I do it here

Your wife has to file for it at the Consulate. You don't have to be there, but you need to send proof of physical presence in the US for 5 years, two of which after age 14. High school & college transcripts for example. You can send these to your wife and she can use them for the applications.


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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***** Thread moved from General Immigration to CRBA ******

It is better if you are there for the CRBA interview, but it is not necessary.


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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