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I-130 just got approved after a 12 month wait at the Nebraska Service center. Just found out that the wait for a interview at the Juarez consular is 9 months. What possibilities that my wife could travel and wait here in the US on a approved I-130??? 

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An approved I-130 does not grant travel or entry authority into the US.  It only establishes a relationship.

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Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016 ¬†
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016 ¬†
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16¬†
  • Checklist: 1/13/17¬†
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17¬†
  • Visa ¬†"ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17¬†¬†
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter¬† for ROC dated 4/2/2019¬† MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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Are you certain the wait time is for family based IVs?  I would ask your question in the Regional Mexico forum as others more familiar with the CDJ consulate may know more.  But I echo @missileman, the approved I130 has no validity related to entering the US, it is not a visa.

 

Good Luck!


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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That sounds about right from what I’ve seen recently. Unfortunately, CDJ is massively backed up right now.

 

She can visit in accordance with any visa’s terms. For instance, if she has a tourist visa then she can visit for as long as CBP permits st POE. However, she should not live in the US on a tourist visa. Short visits are best.


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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57 minutes ago, espedito said:

I-130 just got approved after a 12 month wait at the Nebraska Service center. Just found out that the wait for a interview at the Juarez consular is 9 months. What possibilities that my wife could travel and wait here in the US on a approved I-130??? 

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*****Duplicate post in regional discussion area removed********   .


                    "What I am to be, I am now becoming"-  Benjamin Franklin     

   :idea:MSC (National Benefits Center) I-751 filers- Please add your data :idea:                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Id1duRRByZHJmhEzl9N25GqwzcnUyLCR4e4N9W6zGLg/edit#gid=0

 

Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016 ¬†
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016 ¬†
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16¬†
  • Checklist: 1/13/17¬†
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17¬†
  • Visa ¬†"ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17¬†¬†
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter¬† for ROC dated 4/2/2019¬† MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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Very true about the delay at CDJ.


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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4 hours ago, Maria MancerA said:

Yes , 9 to 12¬†months for an interview at cuidad Ju√°rez¬†ūüė™¬†@Bill & Katya¬†@missileman

Wow.  I know in Moscow, it is something like 13 months to get in for a visitor visa interview, but K1s and CR1s are a little sooner.


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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Like someone already mentioned, an approved I-130 does NOT grant travel to the U.S.A. If she could obtain a tourist visa, I dont see why she couldn't temporarily visit you. The question is CAN she get one? This is sometimes very hard to obtain, but I've seen some cases where people are granted a tourist visa where they probably shouldnt have obtained one. The other thing is this visa is typically only valid for 6 months. She would still have to return to Mexico on time. I would not risk overstaying!!!

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Yep 9 months, I know it sucks I was hoping I could join my husband in the US sooner than that but looks like it will take another year for us.

 

Take it in and start planning for the future, if possible don't quit your job yet, and if you have a B1/B2 visa you can visit your spouse.

 

I have already visited on a tourist visa after sending my I-130 application and got a I94 for 6 months, I have a job in Mx so I only visit for periods of 1 week.

But I visited my hubby then boyfriend multiple times in the previous years on the same tourist visa..

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