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Direct Consular Filing After I-130 Approval

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6 minutes ago, JDB6000 said:

Hi, is it possible to "skip" the NVC stage by asking for Direct Consular Filing after I-130 approval? Thanks!

I believe that DCF would have to be started from the start, you can request an expedite from NVC to embassy where interview will take place after you get NVC case #

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You can file another I-130 petition.   If the DCF is approved you can write and cancel the stateside petition.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

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1 minute ago, Paul & Mary said:

You can file another I-130 petition.   If the DCF is approved you can write and cancel the stateside petition.

That's an interesting avenue. Can this be done after the stateside I-130 petition has been approved? Do you have personal experience with this process? Thanks.

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1 minute ago, JDB6000 said:

Can this be done after the stateside I-130 petition has been approved?

No you have to apply at the USCIC office in the foreign country. You have to meet their requirements.  You can have multiple I-130 petitions.  You just have to pay for them.

 

See our signature and timeline for details about out case.

 

 


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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5 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

No you have to apply at the USCIC office in the foreign country. You have to meet their requirements.  You can have multiple I-130 petitions.  You just have to pay for them.

 

See our signature and timeline for details about out case.

 

 

OK, I see. Thanks for sharing.

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2 hours ago, JDB6000 said:

Hi, is it possible to "skip" the NVC stage by asking for Direct Consular Filing after I-130 approval? Thanks!

The is no NVC stage when filing directly to the consulate. You deal directly with the consulate.

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More specific information about your case would generate better advice from VJ members.  Do you already have an approved I-130 petition and are now at the NVC stage?  If yes, how far into the NVC stage are you?  If your petition is at NVC just submit the forms and fees and the interview will soon be scheduled, so why start over again with a DCF I-130?  Time would be about the same, as DCF is not instantaneous, most on VJ who have done DCF report 3-4 months, probably only a month or two less than NVC stage to interview if you just stay the course.  Which country?  Only some countries allow DCF, most do not.  Also, to qualify for DCF, the US citizen who files the petition needs to be a resident of the country where the petition is filed for at least 6 months at the time of filing.  Do you qualify on that basis?  You ask hypothetical questions with very little information and you will get very generic advice.  

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