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CR-1 process / most likely evidences

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Hi everyone,

I've read many good posts about the topic but had a few more questions. Has anyone wondered about these same points and could share some experience or advice?

I want to be clear and thorough but not add unnecessary information.

 

Just as background - I am Scandinavian and met my American husband while I was working in the US. My contract ended so I had to leave and I'm currently living and working in my home country. We just got married so getting ready to submit the application.

 

Petition evidences - visits

- I returned to Europe in June 2018 and we married in January 2019

- should I include boarding passes from visits in between?

 

130a spouse form - previous addresses

- should I include temporary addresses from the US, from business trip visits?

- the longest period was 2 months (for work) prior to relocating to US with a work visa

- home address was of course abroad but I did open already a bank account using the company apartment address

 

Visa application - police certificates

- i can easily get from my country of residence, which is my home country but I also lived in China for several years

- how likely will NVC ask for police clearance from my China years? It's complicated and costly to get so I'm not sure if should start the process.

 

Thank you very much for your comments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, K&J18 said:

- I returned to Europe in June 2018 and we married in January 2019

Are you planning to include any evidence from your marriage since it was recent?

 

1 hour ago, K&J18 said:

- should I include boarding passes from visits in between? 

I don't think it would hurt to include these.

 

1 hour ago, K&J18 said:

- should I include temporary addresses from the US, from business trip visits? 

- the longest period was 2 months (for work) prior to relocating to US with a work visa 

- home address was of course abroad but I did open already a bank account using the company apartment address

Hm, I think you can include those if you used it to open a bank account. If it were me, I'd just list them all to be safe. Although if you maintained a residence in another county at the same time maybe it's not necessary.

 

1 hour ago, K&J18 said:

- i can easily get from my country of residence, which is my home country but I also lived in China for several years

- how likely will NVC ask for police clearance from my China years? It's complicated and costly to get so I'm not sure if should start the process.

You need to submit police certificates from all countries you've resided in for at least 1 year if you are the beneficiary, so I'm afraid you'll have to obtain one. This thread might help:

 

 

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Thanks for your reply Millefleur! Maybe I better get the report from China then. It does show up on my list of addresses.

We can include the marriage certificate and some wedding photos. I can't think of much else. What did you send?

This is wonderful and stressful times I must say. Some documents are different between the US and other countries so hopefully everything is accepted the first time. Fingers crossed!

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9 hours ago, K&J18 said:

We can include the marriage certificate and some wedding photos. I can't think of much else. What did you send?

Our case was a little unusual as we had "red flags" that might have cause suspicion by the CO. We included evidence from the weddding such as contracts from the restaurant, contract from hiring a photographer, contract from renting a car, wedding ring receipts, the wedding dress invoice, 'Congratulations' cards from family and friends, a copy of the wedding invitation, etc. We also of course included photos from our wedding as well.

 

I filed in person with husband (it's a special process known as DCF only open to certain countries where there is a USCIS filed office abroad) and they took a copy of everything I listed above, even receipts. So, I'm not sure if such detail is really necessary for a case without "red flags" but they wanted all of it when we filed.

 


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 🇷🇺  ♥  CR-1 via DCF in Moscow (2016-2017) 🇺🇸  Read about my DCF experience here and here.

Spoiler

26-Jul-2016: Married abroad 👩‍❤️‍👨
21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Embassy
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 🎊

17-Jan-2017: Case number received

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview - approved! 🎉

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX 🛩️

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after three weeks; applied in person at the SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail 📬

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!

 

I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – middle name is cut off 😕

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; told to keep GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for original card!! 🤬

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sept-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!! 😂

 

📑 I-751 Removal of Conditions (2019-???) 📝

Spoiler

28-Jun-2019: Conditional GC expires

30-Mar-2019: Eligible to apply for ROC

??-???-2019: TBA...

 

 

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