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8 hours ago, Charles o said:

I'm from Nigeria and i got married last month and my wife is from USA and i want to know how to start the process of our CR 1 spouse.  Pls i need help

First you are in a K-1 thread. You need to be with others who are doing a CR-1. They are here: https://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/110-ir-1-cr-1-spouse-visa-process-amp-procedures/

 

Next: you need to locate the information for CR-1 which you will find at the top of this page in the blue ribbon select "Guides" and look for the CR-1 process. Found here:

 

bc_queued.gif Guides if you are engaged:
----- to_post_off.gif K1 Fiance Visa Guide, to_post_off.gif K1 Visa Flowchart, to_post_off.gif K1 Fiance Visa Tips
bc_queued.gif Guides if you are married:
US Citizen lives in the US & Spouse lives overseas:
----- Option 1: to_post_off.gif CR-1 / IR-1 Spouse Visa and I-130 Petition Guide
----- Option 2: to_post_off.gif K3 Visa Guide, to_post_off.gif K3 Flowchart
----- to_post_off.gif NVC Case Status, to_post_off.gif NVC Process, to_post_off.gif NVC FAQs
US Citizen and Spouse both live/reside in the US:
----- to_post_off.gif I-130 Petition and Adjustment of Status Guide
US Citizen and Spouse both live/reside overseas:
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to_post_off.gif Direct Consular Filing Information
bc_queued.gif Guides if you are a Widow(er) of a US Citizen:
----- to_post_off.gif Widow(er) US Immigration Guide

 

Then you need to complete your profile because many of our answers are predicated on the information you supply in your profile. When we look at the left column and can't determine your timeline or your Embassy it's hard for us to give you a factual answer. If you look at the profile of others here, they have a flag for their country, so it makes it easy for us to reply as we can quickly determine your Embassy. Our answers will sometimes be tailored to a specific Embassy hence the reason for you to complete your profile.

 

So, if you could help yourself out and complete your profile that sure would help us out when we want to reply to your question with factual information.

 

Go to the top right of this page select your name (it's on the upper right-hand corner)>my profile>[below your picture on the right column] edit my profile. Scroll to the bottom and fill in "Immigration Info". There now we can better serve you.

 

Thanks


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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2 hours ago, Charles o said:

Hello everyone pls i need help here. I'm from Nigeria and my wife is from USA. we got married here in Nigeria and she went back in USA. i want to know how to start the process pls help me out everyone. thank you

She suppose to file for you over there in US , most important let her get a immigration lawyer for your process , she have to pay you a second visit or third if possible to make your case very strong at the embassy when you are ready for your visa interview.

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1 hour ago, Charles o said:

Hello everyone pls i need help here. I'm from Nigeria and my wife is from USA. we got married here in Nigeria and she went back in USA. i want to know how to start the process pls help me out everyone. thank you

 

Ask your wife to visit this site and file i-130 for spouse visa petition and best of luck its a long process.

https://www.uscis.gov/i-130

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***Posts split from unrelated threads; please start your own thread with your own questions instead of hijacking threads started by other members.***

Edited by Ryan H

Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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The process begins with action by the US Citizen.  A foreigner cannot begin the process by themselves.  Get your wife working on this.


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3 hours ago, Moses Bee said:

She suppose to file for you over there in US , most important let her get a immigration lawyer for your process , she have to pay you a second visit or third if possible to make your case very strong at the embassy when you are ready for your visa interview.

I'm confused as to why you recommend an immigration lawyer as there have been hundreds who have successfully processed and received a visa with little or no problems from Nigeria. This is something that they can do together and follow the VJ guides. If need be, they can ask questions in their sub-forum. JMO :thumbs:


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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On 10/5/2018 at 1:04 PM, Charles o said:

I'm from Nigeria and i got married last month and my wife is from USA and i want to know how to start the process of our CR 1 spouse.  Pls i need help

Step You Guys Need to Fill

- I 130

 https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-130.pdf

cheque 535$

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-130instr.pdf

- I 130A

https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-130a.pdf

- G 1145

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/g-1145.pdf

- Supporting Documents    

       • copy of married certificate    

       • Petitioner (American Citizen) Birthday Certificate / Passport     

       • Picture file of relationships  

- Cover Letter 

 

       

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2 hours ago, Mmaruyama said:

Step You Guys Need to Fill

- I 130

 https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-130.pdf

cheque 535$

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-130instr.pdf

- I 130A

https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-130a.pdf

- G 1145

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/g-1145.pdf

- Supporting Documents    

       • copy of married certificate    

       • Petitioner (American Citizen) Birthday Certificate / Passport     

       • Picture file of relationships  

- Cover Letter 

 

       

Those are the forms but there may well be more, a lot more, or even less in terms of supporting documentation.  Each case is different.


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