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Hello everyone! Me and my husband are starting to fill up the I-130 form recently. My husband( greencard holder) is the petitioner and I am the beneficiary. I am currently working here in Saudi Arabia for more than 1 year and I am planning to go back to philippines when my contract ends this December 2017. My husband is now in the US, he went back there after our marriage. 
I am very confused about several questions just like In Page 5 of the new form questions 11a-11h, I write my address here in Jeddah as my Beneficiary 's Physical Address, am I right doing that?
 
Next is I am getting confused about what other address to provide in the US where the beneficiary intends to live thatnis stated in 12a-12d page 5. Should I write my husbands US address in that section? 
 
Another one is the next section in the same page 13a-14 which ask to provide the beneficiarys address outside the US if different from item 11a-11h. I am planning to write my address in the philippines knowing that I will leave saudi after 7 months  when my contract ends. So is it correct if I'll just write my philippine address? Because I assume that I will have my interview later in the philippines thinking that the process will consume about a year to get my interview date and according to some here in VJ it would be faster if the petition will be addressed in philippines rather than here in Saudi Arabia.
Please enlighten my mind! I really need your help! Thank you! 

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42 minutes ago, iamjonah said:

Hello everyone! Me and my husband are starting to fill up the I-130 form recently. My husband( greencard holder) is the petitioner and I am the beneficiary. I am currently working here in Saudi Arabia for more than 1 year and I am planning to go back to philippines when my contract ends this December 2017. My husband is now in the US, he went back there after our marriage. 
I am very confused about several questions just like In Page 5 of the new form questions 11a-11h, I write my address here in Jeddah as my Beneficiary 's Physical Address, am I right doing that?

Yes, your current address in Jeddah since you have been living there at present. 
 
Next is I am getting confused about what other address to provide in the US where the beneficiary intends to live thatnis stated in 12a-12d page 5. Should I write my husbands US address in that section?

Yes
 
Another one is the next section in the same page 13a-14 which ask to provide the beneficiarys address outside the US if different from item 11a-11h. I am planning to write my address in the philippines knowing that I will leave saudi after 7 months  when my contract ends. So is it correct if I'll just write my philippine address? Because I assume that I will have my interview later in the philippines thinking that the process will consume about a year to get my interview date and according to some here in VJ it would be faster if the petition will be addressed in philippines rather than here in Saudi Arabia.

You are correct in putting the address from Philippines in this section. 
Please enlighten my mind! I really need your help! Thank you! 

In No. 62 of Page 8 where it ask for city and country for the US embassy for interview, put the one from Philippine where you want to get interviewed. However, once your file goes from USCIS to NVC, they might initially assign your case to US embassy in Saudi Arabia since your are there at present. If that happens, once you go back to Philippines, you can contact NVC that you have moved back to Philippine and they will change the embassy to the one in Philippines.

 

I hope you are also filling I-130A. 

The overall process takes around 2 years.   

 


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Just for clarification, you will be in the f2a category (Spouse of LPR), which is not an unlimited category. You will probably be looking at about 2-3 years until a visa becomes available. File as soon as you can to save your place in line. 

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3 hours ago, iamjonah said:

Thank you @arken its a big help on my part. Why would Uscis assign my case in Us embassy in Saudi Arabia knowing that I am about to end my contract by december? I only have 6 months remaining here. 

Well, you might know for a fact that you are about to end your contract in Dec, for NVC, they go by the book, which is usually the US consulate or embassy serving your current residence. They might assign you one in phillipine too but just saying even if they assign you one in Saudi, nothing to worry about since you can have them change the embassy after you move back. Your case will stay idle at NVC anyway for more than a year before they start contacting you to start the process of payment and documentation for interview preparation. 


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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18 hours ago, kcrb said:

Just for clarification, you will be in the f2a category (Spouse of LPR), which is not an unlimited category. You will probably be looking at about 2-3 years until a visa becomes available. File as soon as you can to save your place in line. 

It's taking about 18-20 months for a visa to become available for F2A. The entire process (filing to visa in hand) is taking roughly 2 years currently.

 

17 hours ago, arken said:

Well, you might know for a fact that you are about to end your contract in Dec, for NVC, they go by the book, which is usually the US consulate or embassy serving your current residence. They might assign you one in phillipine too but just saying even if they assign you one in Saudi, nothing to worry about since you can have them change the embassy after you move back. Your case will stay idle at NVC anyway for more than a year before they start contacting you to start the process of payment and documentation for interview preparation. 

Yeah, that's what happened with me. They assigned it to Riyadh and sent it there. To change it at NVC, it takes about 6-11 weeks for them to review it and make the change. I'm doing the K-1 route, so the I-129F was only there for a few days so they didn't get the transfer request until long after it was sent to Riyadh. Anyway, it can be changed at NVC (if you catch it there), or it can be transferred from Riyadh to Manila.

 

It took a week of emails and such to get USEM to acknowledge the request, then about a week or so for them to actually do the transfer to Manila. I think the biggest hurdle was her usembassy.com account was listed as KSA. Once we made a new account under PH (as USEM advised us to do) and sent the email from the address associated to that account, they acknowledged the request after a few days and started the transfer.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Just now, iamjonah said:

hello @geowrian hows your application? transferred to ph already?😊

Hey! Yup, we got it transferred and she'll be scheduling the interview once her exit paperwork processes (hopefully this week). :)


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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