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I am entering the us through JFK in a couple of weeks on a CR1/IR1 visa. I have been reading about persons receiving there actual green card  in 2 weeks while others have waited 10 months plus. Is there anything that I can do to receive my green card without waiting months?

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22 minutes ago, Ann&James said:

I am entering the us through JFK in a couple of weeks on a CR1/IR1 visa. I have been reading about persons receiving there actual green card  in 2 weeks while others have waited 10 months plus. Is there anything that I can do to receive my green card without waiting months?

The 10 month wait is for K-1.  They need to do AOS after they get married in the states.  The CR-1 does AOS prior to POE so the successful CR-1 filer should have green card in hand within a couple weeks of entry.


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

 

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

 

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Just now, John & Rose said:

The 10 month wait is for K-1.  They need to do AOS after they get married in the states.  The CR-1 does AOS prior to POE so the successful CR-1 filer should have green card in hand within a couple weeks of entry.

I have also read that some persons with  CR1 visa have waited 10 months or more to get their greencard after point of entry.

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Just now, Ann&James said:

I have also read that some persons with  CR1 visa have waited 10 months or more to get their greencard after point of entry.

I have never heard anything like that in the 3 years i've been here.  I suppose it is possible but it would have to be a weird anomaly that was discovered after POE.  The longest I've ever read about was 3.5 weeks.  The AOS is already done so there isn't much more to do.  Did they move and fail to update their mailing address?


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

 

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

 

IMG_7714.jpg.2782f301709f81dd223fe1b62d085472.jpg

 

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I have heard couple of 10 month delays but as mentioned those were exceptions where their entry at the port of entry was not recorded properly. 

 

Since you would have a 1- year validity permanent resident stamp in your passport, any delay in the arrival of a green card is just a small inconvenience not something that would stall things by itself. 

 

What you need quickly is your SSN card without which many things do not move ahead. I’d recommend you go to your local SSA office with your passport after a week of arrival and confirm with them they are indeed issuing you a SSN. 

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Just now, willcrack said:

I have heard couple of 10 month delays but as mentioned those were exceptions where their entry at the port of entry was not recorded properly. 

 

Since you would have a 1- year validity permanent resident stamp in your passport, any delay in the arrival of a green card is just a small inconvenience not something that would stall things by itself. 

 

What you need quickly is your SSN card without which many things do not move ahead. I’d recommend you go to your local SSA office with your passport after a week of arrival and confirm with them they are indeed issuing you a SSN. 

Thank you

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