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I’ve read it before that CR1/2yr or IR1/10 yr GC is based on the date of US entry and not the date of visa issuance.

I would like to ask here to make sure this is correct. 

Marriage - March 18, 2018. 

If our visa is issued today Nov 20, 2019, it will be valid until May of 2020.  

Second wedding anniv will be in less than four months. With the length of ROC processing time, my husband and I are thinking to enter POE March 20, 2020 which is two days after our second wedding anniv.

Is this safe? 

Will I be questioned at POE (probably Toronto Pearson)  for delaying my entry?

Is two days after second wedding anniversary enough or shld we make it at least 5 days after?  Thank you so much everyone! 

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32 minutes ago, aaron2020 said:

It's safe.  Immigrating after your 2nd wedding anniversary is a smart idea.  2 days is fine.  

 

21 minutes ago, Sarah&Facundo said:

You can delay the entry without a problem. With the K1, you also get 6 months to enter after the date it is issued. My husband didn't enter until 5 months and 28 days later (2 days before expiration). No issue.

Was Toronto Pearson your POE? Thank you so much!

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1 hour ago, Kartineecartoons said:

Will I be questioned at POE (probably Toronto Pearson)  for delaying my entry?

No questions. As long as you enter before your visa expires, it's just a normal entry. It's wise. By doing that, you save the money on the I-751, the waiting, ...

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***Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.***

 

**Moderator hat off**

 

Just to add what others have said, you will want to tell the CBP officer you are speaking with that you have been married for two years and are entitled to IR-1 status (have your marriage certificate handy).  If for some reason you do not receive the proper Green Card, you would then file an I-90 with no fee to have the correct card issued.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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39 minutes ago, Ryan H said:

***Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.***

 

**Moderator hat off**

 

Just to add what others have said, you will want to tell the CBP officer you are speaking with that you have been married for two years and are entitled to IR-1 status (have your marriage certificate handy).  If for some reason you do not receive the proper Green Card, you would then file an I-90 with no fee to have the correct card issued.

Thank you so much! 🤗

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On 11/23/2019 at 5:13 PM, Ryan H said:

***Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.***

 

**Moderator hat off**

 

Just to add what others have said, you will want to tell the CBP officer you are speaking with that you have been married for two years and are entitled to IR-1 status (have your marriage certificate handy).  If for some reason you do not receive the proper Green Card, you would then file an I-90 with no fee to have the correct card issued.

Hi @Ryan H I have a question regarding the payment of GC. We are aware that we can pay it before entering POE but what if I will be entering in March and the issuance of visa is Nov 20? Should  we pay the GC fee now, 4 months prior to my entry date? Is it too early? Thank you very much!

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On 11/20/2019 at 12:42 PM, Kartineecartoons said:

I’ve read it before that CR1/2yr or IR1/10 yr GC is based on the date of US entry and not the date of visa issuance.

I would like to ask here to make sure this is correct. 

Marriage - March 18, 2018. 

If our visa is issued today Nov 20, 2019, it will be valid until May of 2020.  

Second wedding anniv will be in less than four months. With the length of ROC processing time, my husband and I are thinking to enter POE March 20, 2020 which is two days after our second wedding anniv.

Is this safe? 

Will I be questioned at POE (probably Toronto Pearson)  for delaying my entry?

Is two days after second wedding anniversary enough or shld we make it at least 5 days after?  Thank you so much everyone! 

If you asked that would absolutely be what is advised.  Saves a lot of trouble a couple years down the road

2 days, 5 days - the rule is two years.

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On ‎11‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 10:16 AM, Kartineecartoons said:

Hi @Ryan H I have a question regarding the payment of GC. We are aware that we can pay it before entering POE but what if I will be entering in March and the issuance of visa is Nov 20? Should  we pay the GC fee now, 4 months prior to my entry date? Is it too early? Thank you very much!

 

Fee can be paid anytime after the visa is issued, doesn't matter when.  Once you enter, they'll see the fee has been paid and produce the Green Card.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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