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I-130 approves- now what?

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Hi I received confirmation by phone from USCIS that my petition had been approved on the 18th July. I am the beneficiary. I am currently visiting my husband and son in the US. My NOA2 will be sent to my address in Australia. My question is as follows. Is there anything I can or should be doing BEFORE I ( my mother ) actually receives that letter ? I would appreciate any    advice you could offer OR if you could point me in the direction of  the correct thread that would be great also. 

 

TIA :)

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No you just wait. The NVC will contact the petitioner to upload the I-864 / other documents

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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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15 hours ago, cbro said:

Hi there!  Curious - did you travel to the US under an ESTA while i-130 is pending approval?  No issues at the border?

Hi! Yes I have travelled twice now under ESTA, once with my USC husband and son and this second time alone while they were here in the US. No issues at border at all. When the immi officer at SFO asked why i was here I told him I was visiting family, he asked what family and I told him my MIL. He asked where my husband was I told him he was already here and i was coming to celebrate hubbys grandfathers 83rd birthday. He wished my a happy visit and sent me on my way :) I was here for 7 weeks the fist time, I was in Australia for about 10 before leaving for the US again. :)

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Thank you, that is encouraging to hear!  I usually only see advice to NOT travel to the US while everything is pending.  We (im USC and spouse is HK born with Australian citizenship) are going to need to make a couple trips so thanks for some good news!

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On 8/7/2019 at 1:13 PM, cbro said:

Thank you, that is encouraging to hear!  I usually only see advice to NOT travel to the US while everything is pending.  We (im USC and spouse is HK born with Australian citizenship) are going to need to make a couple trips so thanks for some good news!

I’ve been 7 times now, 5 whilst married... I renewed my visa waiver right after changing name to be sure it was valid for the full 2 years in case USCIS took forever (which they are) haven’t had any problems with entry at any time and openly say visiting my hubby..I guess it helps coming from a low fraud country. 

 

not sure how ill go renewing waiver next year since i130 has been submitted, guess I’ll cross that bridge when the time comes, but hopefully my visa has been approved by then... 

Edited by Duke & Marie

IR1 Journey

  • Married 14 April 2018
  • I130 Package Sent 30 Sept 2018
  • NOA1 PD 5 Oct 2018 (Nebraska) 
  • NOA2 30 September 2019 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌
  • Sent to NVC 10 October 2019
  • AOS/IV Package Submitted 15 November 2019 
  • NVC Review Error 11 Jan Resulted in 9 week processing delay
  • Expidite Request Declined 😢11 March 2020
  • Lockdown in NOLA with Virus 23 March 2020
  • NVC DQ 4/25 pending being sent to Sydney for Interview
  • Sydney Closed... Australia on Lockdown due to Covid

 

AOS Journey

  • I-485 etc filed 23 April 2020 
  • NOA1 I-485 June 3 2020 
  • NOA1 EAD 23 April 2020

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Denmark
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3 hours ago, Duke & Marie said:

I’ve been 7 times now, 5 whilst married... I renewed my visa waiver right after changing name to be sure it was valid for the full 2 years in case USCIS took forever (which they are) haven’t had any problems with entry at any time and openly say visiting my hubby..I guess it helps coming from a low fraud country. 

 

not sure how ill go renewing waiver next year since i130 has been submitted, guess I’ll cross that bridge when the time comes, but hopefully my visa has been approved by then... 

My husband renewed his ESTA after submitting our I-130, his ESTA was approved with no issues in less than a day, so you don't need to worry about that should you need to renew your ESTA again :) 


Our CR1 Journey:

 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 14 2019: NOA1 (NSC)
  • July 31 2019: I129f NOA1
  • Sep 19 2019: I129f NOA2 (Denied - 50 days from NOA1)
  • Sep 19 2019: I130 NOA2 (Approved - 217 days from NOA1)

 

NVC Stage:

  • Sep 27 2019: Sent to Department of State
  • Oct 31 2019: Case number received (34 days since sent)
  • Nov 1 2019: IV & AOS fees received & paid
  • Nov 14 2019: IV & AOS submitted
  • Dec 18 2019: All docs accepted, but one additional doc requested (5 weeks from submission)
  • Dec 18 2019: Requested doc submitted
  • Feb 19 2020: Documentarily Qualified (9 weeks from 2nd submission, 14 weeks from first submission)

 

Interview Stage:

  • Mar 11 2020: Interview letter received
  • Apr 1 2020: Interview date
  • Mar 17 2020: Interview cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Waiting for: Interview reschedule

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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I sent our i130 on February 05, 2019. Received NOA from Nebraska on February 15, 2019. Still waiting on further information. Married in Pakistan on December 6, 2018, husband working in Dubai. We haven't seen each other since December :(

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On 8/23/2019 at 7:46 AM, LilyJ said:

My husband renewed his ESTA after submitting our I-130, his ESTA was approved with no issues in less than a day, so you don't need to worry about that should you need to renew your ESTA again :) 

 

On 8/23/2019 at 4:44 AM, Duke & Marie said:

I’ve been 7 times now, 5 whilst married... I renewed my visa waiver right after changing name to be sure it was valid for the full 2 years in case USCIS took forever (which they are) haven’t had any problems with entry at any time and openly say visiting my hubby..I guess it helps coming from a low fraud country. 

 

not sure how ill go renewing waiver next year since i130 has been submitted, guess I’ll cross that bridge when the time comes, but hopefully my visa has been approved by then... 

All great news thanks for sharing!

 

My spouse's current ESTA is good until May 2020 and we plan to submit i130 in September.  I think it is too early to renew current ESTA ??  but guess we shouldn't have a prob to renew later either... 

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