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I'm researching to finalize our plans. The interview is close. My wife will be present for the interview and to say hi to the family. We are planning to fly back together when completed.

 

So, I have overwhelming amount of stuff to move (or even decide if I want to move or not) plus my current job needs some time to clear my plate and ensure proper handover - not doing so would hurt my professional career especially someone in my position. This won't happen before our intended travel/entry date. Moreover, I honestly do not want to be a public charge so I'm looking and applying for jobs. With this, and being realistic, I don't see the actual move before six months from my first entry.

 

The plan I have in mind is this:

1. First entry - end of Nov.

2. Obtain SSN/Card, Drivers License while waiting on GC. (interviews if possible?)

3. Fly back after +/- 3 weeks with intention to start shipping my belongings and transitioning responsibilities at work.

4. Fly to US by March '18 max: visit my wife - work with a headhunter.

5. Fly back after +/- 2 weeks for a final move around June 2018

 

I want to understand if I executed this plan to move smoothly and not overburden our family financials would there be any issues on the legal status? Also, do you recommend filing N-470 in this case given that I work for an American company and may actually be relocated to the US in best case scenario (based on openings)?

 

Thanks 


 

11-27-2015: Married in Norman, OK.


USCIS

Spoiler

 

09-02-2016: I-130 Mailed to Phoenix lockbox

09-06-2016: USPS Delivery Confirmation

09-09-2016: NOA1 Email. Case sent to NSC - PD 09-06-2016

09-13-2016: NOA1 Received in mail.

03-21-2017: NOA2 Approval

04-04-2017: Case sent to NVC

 

 

 

NVC

Spoiler

 

04-10-2017: NVC case number assigned
04-14-2017: Welcome email received (checklist included)
04-14-2017: DS-261 completed online
04-14-2017: AOS bill paid
04-18-2017: DS-261 Approved (Email received 04-19-2017)
04-19-2017: IV Fee Invoiced, IV Fee Paid
04-20-2017: Completed DS-260
04-20-2017: IV package cover page received by email
08-01-2017: AOS & IV package sent to NVC
08-03-2017: Package delivered to NVC
08-07-2017: Package scan date
09-27-2017: Case Complete
09-28-2017: Interview scheduled (Nov 9, 2017)
09-30-2017: Received interview letter (P4) by email

 

 

 

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Any help here, please?


 

11-27-2015: Married in Norman, OK.


USCIS

Spoiler

 

09-02-2016: I-130 Mailed to Phoenix lockbox

09-06-2016: USPS Delivery Confirmation

09-09-2016: NOA1 Email. Case sent to NSC - PD 09-06-2016

09-13-2016: NOA1 Received in mail.

03-21-2017: NOA2 Approval

04-04-2017: Case sent to NVC

 

 

 

NVC

Spoiler

 

04-10-2017: NVC case number assigned
04-14-2017: Welcome email received (checklist included)
04-14-2017: DS-261 completed online
04-14-2017: AOS bill paid
04-18-2017: DS-261 Approved (Email received 04-19-2017)
04-19-2017: IV Fee Invoiced, IV Fee Paid
04-20-2017: Completed DS-260
04-20-2017: IV package cover page received by email
08-01-2017: AOS & IV package sent to NVC
08-03-2017: Package delivered to NVC
08-07-2017: Package scan date
09-27-2017: Case Complete
09-28-2017: Interview scheduled (Nov 9, 2017)
09-30-2017: Received interview letter (P4) by email

 

 

 

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Update:

Our interview went well and we made it through the POE. Since we've been married for over two years by the time of entry, I got IR1 visa

 

I need help to know if it's okay to travel before receiving my GC? As stated in my original post - I still need to work on moving basically my life to the US. However, with the progress I saw I don't think it will take more than 3 months.


 

11-27-2015: Married in Norman, OK.


USCIS

Spoiler

 

09-02-2016: I-130 Mailed to Phoenix lockbox

09-06-2016: USPS Delivery Confirmation

09-09-2016: NOA1 Email. Case sent to NSC - PD 09-06-2016

09-13-2016: NOA1 Received in mail.

03-21-2017: NOA2 Approval

04-04-2017: Case sent to NVC

 

 

 

NVC

Spoiler

 

04-10-2017: NVC case number assigned
04-14-2017: Welcome email received (checklist included)
04-14-2017: DS-261 completed online
04-14-2017: AOS bill paid
04-18-2017: DS-261 Approved (Email received 04-19-2017)
04-19-2017: IV Fee Invoiced, IV Fee Paid
04-20-2017: Completed DS-260
04-20-2017: IV package cover page received by email
08-01-2017: AOS & IV package sent to NVC
08-03-2017: Package delivered to NVC
08-07-2017: Package scan date
09-27-2017: Case Complete
09-28-2017: Interview scheduled (Nov 9, 2017)
09-30-2017: Received interview letter (P4) by email

 

 

 

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Congratulations on your success so far!

The stamp in your passport should substitute for the pending green card.

 

See if this thread contains any helpful information:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/656193-question-around-working-for-a-few-months-in-canada-after-entering-us-as-immigrant/

 


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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