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Dear all,

 

my husband is the US citizen, I am an LPR and we are on my husband military orders overseas. My children actually do not have a green card although they live with us. For the longest time, we thought it wasn't necessary. However, we do need the green card for them now and plan ahead for the next military move.

 

Do we file two separate I-130s and then mail them in the same envelope or can we actually combine the different petitions? My husband will be the petitioner.

 

Is there anything we need to consider before filing? Any particularities that are different from the spousal visa petition my husband filled out for me?

 

Thank you so much for your help.

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3 minutes ago, R&OC said:

Dear all,

 

my husband is the US citizen, I am an LPR and we are on my husband military orders overseas. My children actually do not have a green card although they live with us. For the longest time, we thought it wasn't necessary. However, we do need the green card for them now and plan ahead for the next military move.

 

Do we file two separate I-130s and then mail them in the same envelope or can we actually combine the different petitions? My husband will be the petitioner.

 

Is there anything we need to consider before filing? Any particularities that are different from the spousal visa petition my husband filled out for me?

 

Thank you so much for your help.

Separate petitions for each child,  can submit in the same envelope 


YMMV

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Also, look into DCF instead of filing in the US.


Timelines:

Spoiler

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:

Spoiler

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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18 minutes ago, JeanneAdil said:

Children are those of the USC?

you don't say

“My children” in her post suggests they are not from her current USC spouse.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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