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Basically my husband came to the US on a k1 visa in May. We did our aos and got an rfe on December. Anyways, some personal things have happened and now we're seriously considering moving back to Canada. Should we wait until he gets his us citizenship in 3 years? What is the process for him to bring me across into Canada? What are some things to watch for? Any advice? 

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If it is possible to wait for your husband to get his US Citizenship before moving, then absolutely do it. You never know what the future will bring and that would make moving back to the US, if you decided to, that much easier.


Long story short, my husband and I moved to New Zealand before I did ROC and then got citizenship, and we regretted it. We are now back in the USA permanently and we had a long process with refilling IR1 (not as long as others) plus my residency requirements to qualify for citizenship has started all over again. 


Good luck with whatever you decide 😊

AOS with CR-1 Approved September 2014

Husband immigrated to New Zealand on a 2 year working visa with me November 2016

Petition for IR-1 February 2018

02/02/18 Sent to Chicago lockbox from Auckland NZ

02/05/18 Packet delivered to Chicago Lockbox

02/06/18 Packet received. Priority date for today per USCIS website

02/15/18 NOA 1 e-notification received. Routed to Nebraska Service Centre 😭

02/26/18 NOA 1 hard copy received in the mail

06/18/18 Checked online status and saw approval! Quick approval due to expedite

06/27/18 Notification that petition has been sent to DOS/NVC

06/28/18 NOA 2 hard copy received in the mail

07/12/18 NVC received

08/17/18 Consulate received 

08/21/18 Packet 3 recieved

07/30/18 Packet 3 sent to Consulate

08/06/18 Packet 4 received and interview date

08/06/18 Packet 4 sent to Consulate 

08/08/18 Medical at CityMed. Cannot say enough good things about that place!

08/10/18 NZ Police certificate completed and sent to Consulate

08/30/18 Interview - Approved! 

08/31/18 CEAC Status changed to Issued

09/03/19 Passport with visa received 

09/07/18 POE - Houston

09/16/18 Status changed to Card being Produced 

09/20/18 Status changed to Card was picked up by USPS

09/21/18 Green Card received! 🎉🎉🎉

06/07/21 Naturalization window opens


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