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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. 


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

Edited by Paul & Mary

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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