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Background:

papers currently in NVC

I run a business in Dubai which is doing well now after a phase where i nearly had to think of leaving and i have extended all visas, contracts, licences for 2 years.

 

i got a new b1/b2 now after initial rejection in feb 16.  When i applied i had planned to visit for Christmas.  Turns out the next day of my interview hubby turned up in Dubai ( for our wed aniv surprise), in a few days all my in laws incl ageing parents in law turned up :). All pleasant surprises.

 

we had both planned to surprise each other - just as well our flights didnt overlap.

 

now my b1 b12 visa is valid for a year.  Booked flights for Valentines and July.

 

interview wont happen till october based on current backlog here.

 

i have enough ties to Dubai - big business deals, contracts and kids!!! 

 

Is it an issue that i was initially supposed to go for Christmas but didnt?

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Sounds like it's worth a try, but your pending immigrant visa petition is more of a tie to the US than your business and kids are a tie to Dubai (especially since you are planning to break these ties!). At least if you're offloaded you won't have to make the long journey, and it won't negatively affect your spousal visa petition.

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Naa those are not issues Brit.  New Visa was granted after them well knowing immigration intent.  It was clearly discussed incl why i need a year to move - kids school year etc.  and that i cant live without seeing my husband at least every few weeks and although he flew about 6 to 7 times last year it wasnt enough.

 

I also visited 6 times or so in 2015 and came back each time after short trips.

 

they granted a one year visa i guess to fill the gap of this one more year to green card.

 

 

only thing is i didnt go for Christmas because husband and his family the whole jingbang came over.  I guess its an on the day thing... Depending on how the officer feels.  They can take one look at my diary and emails and see i need to be in Dubai!

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Don't see any issues, but CBP has final say who gets admitted or denied. 


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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1 hour ago, Auds said:

Naa those are not issues Brit.  New Visa was granted after them well knowing immigration intent.  It was clearly discussed incl why i need a year to move - kids school year etc.  and that i cant live without seeing my husband at least every few weeks and although he flew about 6 to 7 times last year it wasnt enough.

 

I also visited 6 times or so in 2015 and came back each time after short trips.

 

they granted a one year visa i guess to fill the gap of this one more year to green card.

 

 

only thing is i didnt go for Christmas because husband and his family the whole jingbang came over.  I guess its an on the day thing... Depending on how the officer feels.  They can take one look at my diary and emails and see i need to be in Dubai!

Ah okay, well if this visa was issued after your immigrant petition then you should have no problem. Good luck!

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~~Moved to Tourist Visas, from IR1/CR1 P&P - As the question is about tourist visas.~~


Spoiler

Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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doesn't matter that you said you would go in December and didnt. When I did my B1/B2 Interview said I was going for a vacation in April and never used it till October. 


Cateogory: CR1

  • NOA1/Notice of receipt: Sept. 15, 2015
  • NOA2/I130 Approved: February 8, 2016 (NO RFE) :)
  • Process slowed down by us
  • Sent documents to NVC: April 11, 2016
  • Scan date: April 14/ May 7th (NVC said both I dont know why)
  • Case Complete: May 31, 2016 (No checklist) :dancing:
August 17, 2016: Visa Approved!!!! :dancing:

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