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How long is a DCF approved I-130 visa valid for?

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Got our I-130 approved by USCIS New Delhi and received case number in an email from the US embassy in Mumbai on the 23rd of September 2019. Petitioner has gone back to the United States to get the necessary documents for affidavit of support and to establish proof of US Domicile. How long is our approved I-130 valid for? Filled out my DS-260 at  https://ceac.state.gov/ceac 

 

I also created an account at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in but did not choose bio-metric/interview appointment dates. 

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An approved I-130 never expires, although generally they will hold it at the consulate for a year.


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

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: 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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36 minutes ago, geowrian said:

An approved I-130 never expires, although generally they will hold it at the consulate for a year.

And then it gets sent back to an NVC as an abandoned petition? I wonder what would happen in our case since it is through DCF and we skipped the NVC stage. Thanks for the quick response. 

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4 minutes ago, AnonIndia said:

And then it gets sent back to an NVC as an abandoned petition? I wonder what would happen in our case since it is through DCF and we skipped the NVC stage. Thanks for the quick response. 

Why would it be any different? 


YMMV

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Just now, AnonIndia said:

Just curious. I guess we worry too much. Has there been a similar case where it went back to NVC and then the petition was sent to the consulate to be reopened for an interview? 

No different than any other petition that gets sent back and put in storage until the beneficiary is ready to proceed  at a later date 


YMMV

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