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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Guyana
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Hello,

I am not sure if this is the correct forum, but I have a question.

I received a 2 year temporary visa because I was married for under a year when my spouse applied for my IR-1/CR-1 Visa.

I have to apply for an I-751 in a couple of months.

My passport for my country expires in 2 months. Do I need to wait until my conditions are removed to renew it, or can I renew it now?

Thank you



USCIS
11/29/2013 -- I130 Received (email)
12/03/2013 -- I130 NOA1 Hard copy
04/08/2014 -- I130 ARN Changed
05/19/2014 -- I130 RFE (email)
05/23/2014 -- I130 RFE Hard copy
05/27/2014 -- I130 RFE Sent
05/28/2014 -- I130 RFE Received (email)

06/26/2014 -- I130 APPROVAL!!! (209 days)
06/30/2014 -- I130 NOA2 Approval Hard copy

07/08/2014 -- I130 Sent to NVC

NVC
07/18/2014 -- I130 Received at NVC
08/08/2014 -- Received Case & Invoice Number

08/08/2014 -- DS-261 Agent Completed
08/11/2014 -- I-1864 AOS Fee Paid $88.00 USD

08/18/2014 -- AOS Package Mailed via USPS Express
08/19/2014 -- AOS Package Received at NVC

08/21/2014 -- AOS Package Scanned

09/15/2014 -- IV Bill Invoiced
09/26/2014 -- IV Paid $325.00 USD.

09/26/2014 -- IV Packaged Mailed via USPS Express
09/29/2014 -- IV Received at NVC

09/29/2014 -- IV Package Scanned
10/04/2014 -- DS-260 Completed

10/24/2014 -- AOS Checklist for I-864A. FML

10/27/2014 -- Sent Revised AOS Package via USPS Express

10/28/2014 -- Revised I-864A Received at NVC (Scanned date)

12/29/2014 -- CASE COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!

02/18/2015 -- Interview!!!! APPROVED!
02/25/2015 -- Picked up VISA.
02/26/2015 --
POE - Husband finally in America!

2016 Year Update - Still married and welcomed our daughter in December 2015!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Hungary
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You can renew it whenever you wish.

Just for clarity's sake: you do not have a visa, you are a LPR (legal permanent resident).

Edited by EM_Vandaveer

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: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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My passport for my country expires in 2 months. Do I need to wait until my conditions are removed to renew it, or can I renew it now?

In general, you need to maintain a valid passport from your country at all times. Here I quote from the USCIS website, "you will need to present a passport from your country of citizenship or your refugee travel document to travel to a foreign country."

Most countries allow passports to be renewed months before they actually expire. So I would suggest that you should renew your passport now.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Service Center : National Benefits Center; Consulate : Mumbai, India; Marriage (if applicable): 2013-07-05
USCIS
I-130 Sent : 2013-07-20; I-130 NOA1 : 2013-07-26; I-130 Transferred to CSC: 2014-01-13; I-130 Approved: 2014-01-22
NVC
NVC Received: 2014-02-03; AOS Bill Shows PAID: 2014-03-19
NVC Case # and IIN Assigned: 2014-03-11; AOS Package Delivered: 2014-03-21;
Submitted/Completed DS-261 online: 2014-03-12; AOS Package Touched: 2014-03-25;
Receive & Pay AOS Bill : 2014-03-13; AOS Package Approved: 2014-04-08
AOS Package Mailed (USPS Priority): 2014-03-18;
IV Bill:
Receive & Pay IV Bill: 2014-03-24; False Checklist for Civil Documents: 2014-04-07
IV Bill Shows PAID: 2014-03-26; Case Completed at NVC: 2014-04-16;
IV Package Mailed (USPS Priority): 2014-03-26; Case Complete Email Received: 2014-04-23
IV Package Received by NVC: 2014-03-31; Interview scheduled: 2014-05-01;
IV Package Touched: 2014-04-03 (still in review); IL Email Received: 2014-05-01
DS-260 Available/Completed/Submitted: 2014-03-27
Consulate: Mumbai
Fingerprinting & Photo: 2014-05-09 Medicals: 2014-05-19
Interview: 2014-06-04 Visa Approved CEAC Website Status "Issued": 2014-06-05
USCIS ELIS Fee Paid: 2014-06-08 Passport w/Visa Received: 2014-06-09
POE (LAX): 2014-07-20 SS# Received: 2014-07-28
Actual GC received 2014-08-30
CA ID Received: 2014-09-02.
First job in USA (yeeeh!!!) starting: 2014-09-22
Taking driving lessons....!!!!

ROC
Application Sent: 2016-04-26
NOA1:2016-04-28
Biometrics: 2016-06-02 (early walk-in on May 31st)

ROC Approval Email and Online Status Change - 2016-11-07
Google Doc for April 2016 filers: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12Mb-ALcbwQbYafLj4vFaEMjSGD-wfjtrycs3ul8QlUo/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=0

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Yes, renew now, in case the ROC takes longer than you think and you have to get a stamp in your passport! (if the ROC takes longer than your NOA is good for, you need to go into your federal office and get a stamp in your passport to show your application is still in progress)


 

Is your timeline updated?


Oath Ceremony Dec 14th, 2018 I am finally a citizen and done with USCIS for good!

 

 

IR-1/CR-1 Visa:                            

Marriage: 2013-08-05                                   I-130 Sent: 2013-10-07                                                 I-130 NOA1: 2013-10-09                               

I-130 transferred to VSC: 2014-03-12        I-130 NOA2: 2014-03-24                                              NVC Received: 2014-04-07 

Case Number and IIN: 2014-05-05             Sent ENROLL email for EP: 2014-05-06                    Gave email addresses to NVC: 2014-05-08             

DS261 submitted: 2014-05-09                    AOS invoiced and paid: 2014-05-12                           DS261 re-submitted - GRRRR! 2014-05-21               

ENROLL conf. email: 2014-06-05               Submitted AOS documents:2014-06-08                    IV fee email received: 2014-06-23 

IV fee available and paid: 2014-06-24       DS260  submitted: 2014-06-26                                   Case Complete: 2014-07-31                                       

Interview: 2014-09-19 APPROVED!!!          Visa in Hand: 2014-09-24 (Loomis depot)                POE (Pac Hwy Crossing, BC) 2014-11-08 

SSN Card arrived (approx) 2014-11-26     Green Card arrived (approx) 2014-12-17 

Removal of Conditions - I-751:

I-751 Mailed (USPS) Aug 10, 2016             NOA: August 17, 2016 (received Aug 23)                  Biometrics Letter Sent: Sept 23, 2016

Biometrics Letter Rec'd: Sept 30, 2016     Walk-In Biometrics Oct 6, 2016                                    Infopass for I-551 stamp Aug 17, 2017   

Service Request: Dec 27, 2017                   SR Response: Jan 10, 2018 (no prediction)              Senator Inquiry: Jan 5, 2018

Senator Resp: Jan 8, 2018 (60 days)         Service Request 2: Mar 8 2018                                   Senator Inquiry 2: Mar 9 2018

SR 2 Response: Mar 12 (security checks) Senator Response 2: Mar 13, 2018                            Approval (via phone!): Mar 14, 2018

New Green Card Arrived: Mar 22, 2018

Naturalization - N-400: 

Submitted N-400 Online: Feb 4, 2018       Denied for Payment Failure: Feb 8, 2018                     Resubmitted N-400 Online Feb 8, 2018

NOA: Feb 8, 2018                                          Biometrics: Feb 26, 2018                                                Interview: Nov 2,2018 (approved)

Oath: Dec 14, 2018

 

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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When my wife had her biometrics taken, they asked for her passport as a valid ID. The best thing to do is get your passport renewed asap.

Hello,

I am not sure if this is the correct forum, but I have a question.

I received a 2 year temporary visa because I was married for under a year when my spouse applied for my IR-1/CR-1 Visa.

I have to apply for an I-751 in a couple of months.

My passport for my country expires in 2 months. Do I need to wait until my conditions are removed to renew it, or can I renew it now?

Thank you


Aug 2, 2011 - Met online via a mutual friend.
Dec 2, 2011 - Vivian traveled to USA to attend a medical conference and had our first date. On Dec 10, 2011 - Vivian returned home.
May 15,2012 - Vivian traveled to USA to spend a month with me. smile.png
Sep 15,2012 - Met Vivian in Frankfurt Germany and on to Prague Czech Republic to celebrate our birthdays.
Sep 24, 2012 - Left Viena Austria. The last time I was with Vivian.
Nov 11, 2012 - Mailed in I-129F
Nov 19, 2012 - NOA1 recieved

June 13, 2013 - NOA2 approved.

June 17, 2013 - NOA2 hard copy received.

June 25, 2013 - Consulate received
July 7, 2013 - Packet 3 received

July 13, 2013 - Packet 3 sent

July 28, 2013 - Packet 4 received

Aug 22, 2013 - Interview scheduled and APPROVED!!! kicking.gif

Sept 17, 2013 - Visa in hand

Sept 18, 2013 - Traveled to USA - Arrived at Dulles Airport in Virginia.

Sept 20, 2013 - Wedding!!!

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