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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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yes


i 485, 130, EAD and AP

04/09/2019    NOA1 received/check cashed i 485 and 131

04/19/2019    Rec'd appointment letter for biometrics

05/02/2019    Biometrics

05/15/2019    Submitted initial request for EAD expedite 5/22 faxed info

06/05/2019    EAD APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!  06/06/2019    AP Approval

06/13/2019    Combo Card Received in Mail

06/19/2019    Social Security Card received in mail

10/07/2019     Received interview date letter for 11/7/19

11/07/2019     AOS Interview-Norfolk

11/10/2019     APPROVED (notification rec'd 11/10, approval dated 11/8)

11/14/2019     Case status update that card is in mail ❤️ received 11/16

DONE FOR TWO YEARS!!! ;)

 

Filed everything ourselves from K1, then married, withdrew k1, decided to adjust directly and filed I-130 and AOS ourselves with no RFE's or delays.

 

 

CR1 for Child under 21 (20 at time of filing)- Filed by LPR Spouse for his son

4/4/20     Mailed packet

4/12/20   NOA1 rec'd

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People have visited America with an on going petition successfully, so it's really down to you to take that gamble. We were unsure and rang and asked the border patrol  because I wanted to visit last Christmas, but even with work ties etc they said it was better to just wait as entry isn't guaranteed. We decided to just take their advice And have my husband visit me in the U.K instead. Uk border was absolutely fine with him coming over here on a one way and stamped his passport for 6 months, he left in March just gone.  Now our process is almost over and hopefully I'll be able to go back there in the next few weeks. I say it's down to you. I just didn't want to get turned down. It's a long flight lol 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hi! So far I've done it twice during my application process. 4 times in total since we got married. I've had no issues. Make sure you have a return flight booked. If you're really concerned, you can get a letter from your employer stating you have to return to work by a certain date. Know exactly what address you'll be staying at, how many days, and know the previous dates you've visited the United States- also knowing how many days those trips were.

I've never been denied entry, but definitely asked those questions. BE HONEST at the border. Tell them you'll be visiting your spouse. 

Hope this helps!

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Country: England
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2 hours ago, Jaret&Rachael said:

Hi! So far I've done it twice during my application process. 4 times in total since we got married. I've had no issues. Make sure you have a return flight booked. If you're really concerned, you can get a letter from your employer stating you have to return to work by a certain date. Know exactly what address you'll be staying at, how many days, and know the previous dates you've visited the United States- also knowing how many days those trips were.

I've never been denied entry, but definitely asked those questions. BE HONEST at the border. Tell them you'll be visiting your spouse. 

Hope this helps!

thank you for your response im looking to surprise my wife for her birthday and spend christmas with her and her family so il be there for 10 days did they ask alot of questions when you visited after being married?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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15 minutes ago, DannyT1991 said:

thank you for your response im looking to surprise my wife for her birthday and spend christmas with her and her family so il be there for 10 days did they ask alot of questions when you visited after being married?

Just the questions that I've listed above. I've heard that they often ask if you've ever overstayed in the USA before. 

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Country: Israel
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14 hours ago, DannyT1991 said:

Hey guys quick question I was looking to visit my wife can I visit my wife while the CR1 application is ongoing?

Also...here is a list from the US government of suggested documents that you might want to have when visiting: 

https://help.cbp.gov/ci/fattach/get/46680/0/filename/Intentions+and+Ties.pdf

 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Country: England
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hey guys just a quick question

Im looking to travel to the US in December to surprise my wife for her birthday and spend Christmas with her il be there for just 12 days (i have a return ticket) and i have a job as a gas engineer.

I was wondering if i can travel to the US while the CR1 is being processed  

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Yes, you can.  Just be prepared to convince the border officers that you will return to your country after the visit.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Country: England
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8 hours ago, Ryan H said:

Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.

So it’s fine for me the alien relative aka spouse to travel to the US while the CR1 is is being processed does it matter at what stage or no? 

11 hours ago, missileman said:

Yes, you can.  Just be prepared to convince the border officers that you will return to your country after the visit.

So it’s fine for me the alien relative aka spouse to travel to the US while the CR1 is is being processed does it matter at what stage or no? 

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