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Filing I130 for spouse and stepchild

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Hi everybody! My USC husband moved back  to the US just recently. I was left behind because he needs to petition me and my daughter. I am a Filipina but technically an Israeli by marriage ( my husband is a dual citizen a US born and a naturalized Israeli when he made "Alijah" more than a decade ago) I lost my Filipino citizenship when I got my Israeli citizenship. I didn't file for dual citizenship just yet. I live here in Israel together with my husband for 16 years  but I wasnt able to take my children to live with us since there is a restriction of children to nonJew even  if married to an Israeli citizen. NOw that we only have my youngest daughter to petition to live with us in the US as my other children has already aged out, she will be using the embassy in Manila and I will be using the embassy here in Israel. So here is my question guys,  do we send the petition in separate envelope to the USCIS lockbox ? Or in one envelope but separate petition? My husband seems to think that it should be sent separately  which means he will send it in two envelopes since my daughter lives in the Philippines and I am in Israel . But I am insisting to send it in one envelope but two separate petitions with their corresponding table of contents. Please enlighten me guys. Thank you so much.

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One envelope or 2 doesn't matter. What matters is that they get 2 separate petitions for the 2 individuals.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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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

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I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

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05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

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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-???) 📝

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28-Jun-2019: Conditional GC expires

30-Mar-2019: Eligible to apply for ROC

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

 

 

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1 hour ago, geowrian said:

One envelope or 2 doesn't matter. What matters is that they get 2 separate petitions for the 2 individuals.

Correct.  Your address and stated place of visa application will be Israel and her address and stated place of visa application will be Manila.  The processes will separate at NVC anyway, but I see no reason not to send them together in one envelope.


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8 hours ago, pushbrk said:

Correct.  Your address and stated place of visa application will be Israel and her address and stated place of visa application will be Manila.  The processes will separate at NVC anyway, but I see no reason not to send them together in one envelope.

Thank you Sir. Can I ask another question please? About the  copy of the divorce decree of my husband , Shall we copy all the pages including the child support and visitation rights that were included in the divorce decree or we just have to copy the divorce judgement which is the first 2 pages of the documents?  Please help. I want to finish up  with all these confusing paperworks so that my husband can send it very soon. 

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7 hours ago, Lady G said:

Thank you Sir. Can I ask another question please? About the  copy of the divorce decree of my husband , Shall we copy all the pages including the child support and visitation rights that were included in the divorce decree or we just have to copy the divorce judgement which is the first 2 pages of the documents?  Please help. I want to finish up  with all these confusing paperworks so that my husband can send it very soon. 

All the pages of the divorce decree, if that is what comes with a "certified copy".  Some states have a condensed version available to order and some do not.  You will be sending a photocopy of a certified copy.


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4 hours ago, pushbrk said:

All the pages of the divorce decree, if that is what comes with a "certified copy".  Some states have a condensed version available to order and some do not.  You will be sending a photocopy of a certified copy.

Thank you again for that reply  Sir.

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