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Hi all! Im a new member here. I have a lot of questions about applying for spousal visa. Ive been married to a US citizen for 10years. He was born in California but they stayed here in the Philippines. We have a 16mos old son and i am pregnant with our 2nd baby due is on October just in time for his us army graduation. He joined the army last March 18,2019 and  currently on his basic training at Fort Jackson. My question is after his training can we apply a spousal visa? If not how soon can we apply for it? And is there any way that we can have it expedited because i heard theres an option for us since he is in the military. Im really hoping for a response. That would be much appreciated 😊

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1. He can apply any time.

2. No expedite UNLESS he will receive overseas DEPLOYMENT orders.


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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10 hours ago, Roel said:

 

Oh i see thank you 😊 another question let say we already apply for a spousal visa and while waiting can we also applu flr a tourist visa? I would love to have a quick visit probably on Christmas would that be a yes or not a good idea?

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Reason for edit: to remove reply from quote.

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8 minutes ago, Denise Laude said:

Hi all! Im a new member here. I have a lot of questions about applying for spousal visa. Ive been married to a US citizen for 10years. He was born in California but they stayed here in the Philippines. We have a 16mos old son and i am pregnant with our 2nd baby due is on October just in time for his us army graduation. He joined the army last March 18,2019 and  currently on his basic training at Fort Jackson. My question is after his training can we apply a spousal visa? If not how soon can we apply for it? And is there any way that we can have it expedited because i heard theres an option for us since he is in the military. Im really hoping for a response. That would be much appreciated 😊

He can apply at any time. The process will take 12-15 months for you to be able to come to the US on the immigrant visa. Can't expedite unless he is being deployed overseas. 

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Just now, Denise Laude said:

 

You can try but I wouldn't really count on approval - US spouse, I-130 in process - already shows immigration intent.

 


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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Sooner he starts the sooner it will finish Do you have a US passport for your child?


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32 minutes ago, Denise Laude said:

Yes would that be an advantage?

No. It doesn't matter when it comes to your immigration. 


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Roel said:

1. He can apply any time.

2. No expedite UNLESS he will receive overseas DEPLOYMENT orders.

No expedite for USCIS.  They can expedite NVC once they get NOA2.  NVC is much easier to expedite than USCIS.  We got expedited because of school and trying to get the kids to start the year in the States.

 


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

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 

February 7, 2019 -  NVC Received

March 14, 2019 -  NVC Case Number Assigned

March 15, 2019 -  Paid AOS 

March 15, 2019 -  Paid IV Fee 

March 16, 2019 -  Expedite Request Accepted

March 28, 2019 -  IV Paperwork Submitted

 

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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2 hours ago, John & Rose said:

No expedite for USCIS.  They can expedite NVC once they get NOA2.  NVC is much easier to expedite than USCIS.  We got expedited because of school and trying to get the kids to start the year in the States.

 

Good for you but there is NO military expedite without orders. 

 

 


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Roel said:

Good for you but there is NO military expedite without orders. 

 

 

What I meant was that the CR-1 is difficult to expedite at USCIS level.  It is easier at NVC.  I agree that deployment is one of the rare acceptable expedite reasons for USCIS.  NVC expedites are up to the embassy and they are a bit easier to get.


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

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 

February 7, 2019 -  NVC Received

March 14, 2019 -  NVC Case Number Assigned

March 15, 2019 -  Paid AOS 

March 15, 2019 -  Paid IV Fee 

March 16, 2019 -  Expedite Request Accepted

March 28, 2019 -  IV Paperwork Submitted

 

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.

 

IMG_6043.jpeg.f00e0714733e6533148a7bb56d286460.jpeg

 

 

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15 hours ago, Denise Laude said:

Oh i see thank you 😊 another question let say we already apply for a spousal visa and while waiting can we also applu flr a tourist visa? I would love to have a quick visit probably on Christmas would that be a yes or not a good idea?

You can also apply for a tourist visa but it's highly possible you will be denied. You can try.

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