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I'm a US citizen and in Manila, May 2017, I married a Filipina who was petitioned by her Naturalized mother.

 But, she had to stay behind while I save up money to bring her here.

Unfortunately, I have suffered many layoffs than usual and had to accept lower paying jobs in a high cost of living area.

I have the money now and the I-130 and I-130a is ready to submit.

Any advice before I submit my papers and what I should expect after?

 

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Well then focus on making sure the paperwork is correct and sending a valuable share of proof that you spend a lot of time together. Photos are the best proof I'd say. But if you have anything else like join account statements, tax returns, insurance those are good too. 

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59 minutes ago, garyrich2018 said:

I'm a US citizen and in Manila, May 2017, I married a Filipina who was petitioned by her Naturalized mother.

 But, she had to stay behind while I save up money to bring her here.

Unfortunately, I have suffered many layoffs than usual and had to accept lower paying jobs in a high cost of living area.

I have the money now and the I-130 and I-130a is ready to submit.

Any advice before I submit my papers and what I should expect after?

 

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7 hours ago, garyrich2018 said:

I'm a US citizen and in Manila, May 2017, I married a Filipina who was petitioned by her Naturalized mother.

 But, she had to stay behind while I save up money to bring her here.

Unfortunately, I have suffered many layoffs than usual and had to accept lower paying jobs in a high cost of living area.

I have the money now and the I-130 and I-130a is ready to submit.

Any advice before I submit my papers and what I should expect after?

 

Does your wife have an active petition out there now from her mother?  Where is that right now?  If that is close to being approved I think filing a CR-1 for spousal may impact the current petition.  


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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