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Temporary Relocation during CR1 process and POE

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I have a question that I’m hoping this community could give me some feedback/comments on. I’ve read a few posts but nothing that would be similar to this specific case.

 

I will be temporarily relocating to Puerto Rico due to work assignments for 6 months, next month.

I’m (optimistically) anticipating my wife’s CR1 visa to be approved during the time I’m there. - NOA2 expected beginning of June.

Once she has the visa, I want her to meet me there in PR for a few weeks to a month, more. This would be her POE.

She would then go back to her country until my work assignment is finished and I’m back in mainland US. This is the time she would officially move to the US permanently, about 2 to 3 months later

 

I’m having someone pick-up my mail back home, but would change the mailing address the USCIS has on file for me for NOA2, NVC paperwork, green card, etc. Or I could also have her give the new address at the POE for GC mailing.

I’m aware that the CR1 visa is valid for approx. 6 months, and that I could wait a few weeks to pay NVC fees to delay the process if needed.

 

Do we absolutely have to wait for the GC before she leaves PR, that way she enters the U.S. at a later date with no issues (2-3 months later)? or can she go back with the stamped visa in her passport?

Should I expect any issues with CBP officers and interview at PR?

Are there any other things/issues I should consider with this plan?

 

Thanks!

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25 minutes ago, Jon_G said:

Do we absolutely have to wait for the GC before she leaves PR, that way she enters the U.S. at a later date with no issues (2-3 months later)? or can she go back with the stamped visa in her passport?

She can go back with the stamp in her passport   IF the timing works out you can have the GC sent to the  PR address or play it safe and have it go the home address.

 

It is ok that you move.


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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On 4/3/2019 at 4:58 PM, Paul & Mary said:

She can go back with the stamp in her passport   IF the timing works out you can have the GC sent to the  PR address or play it safe and have it go the home address.

 

It is ok that you move.

Thanks so much for the response!

 

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Your timeline shows NOA1 Feb. 22.  NOA2 takes  6-10 months from that date, depending on your USCIS service center.  Then NVC, then consulate abroad for the interview, another 5 or 6 months depending on the country of origin.  It's a LONG process.  She won't have her CR-1 visa for about 14 months from NOA1--around April 2020 if all goes well.  So factor all of that into your plans.  Good luck!

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8 minutes ago, carmel34 said:

Your timeline shows NOA1 Feb. 22.  NOA2 takes  6-10 months from that date, depending on your USCIS service center.  Then NVC, then consulate abroad for the interview, another 5 or 6 months depending on the country of origin.  It's a LONG process.  She won't have her CR-1 visa for about 14 months from NOA1--around April 2020 if all goes well.  So factor all of that into your plans.  Good luck!

yeah, understood.

I'm just going by the hopefully realistic estimate VJ gives me for Potomac and no RFE's.

This service center seems to be approving I-130's as early as January-2019. I understand other centers take longer to process the I-130's

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23 hours ago, Jon_G said:

yeah, understood.

I'm just going by the hopefully realistic estimate VJ gives me for Potomac and no RFE's.

This service center seems to be approving I-130's as early as January-2019. I understand other centers take longer to process the I-130's

Potomac is flying! We had NOA1 4th December and NOA2 12th March. Very grateful for the luck of the draw in getting that service centre.


2018/11/01 - Married 😍

2018/12/01 - Sent IR1/CR1 petition

2018/12/04 - i130 packet delivered to Chicago Lockbox 

2018/12/04 - Priority Date [NOA1]

2019/03/12 - Priority Date [NOA2]

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