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Is there anything else we need for online filing for the CR1?

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Ok so we have the following:

  • Form I-130 (filled online)
  • Form I-130A (I filled it out since my husband is overseas and I signed as the preparer. I scanned it and uploaded it into the online submission)
  • While together a couple of weeks ago, we went and got digital passports taken. We uploaded those. I also got them printed out on a 2 x 2, wrote our names on the back, and scanned/uploaded the back of those photos
  • Scanned copy of my birth certificate showing my US citizenship by birth
  • A copy of our marriage certificate
  • Copy of a certified copy of my divorce degree (I cannot find an original copy)
  • Copy of a certified copy of my previous marriage certificate (Original copy is in a landfill somewhere)
  • Evidence of a bonafide marriage which includes:
    • Two joint leases we had while I was living with my husband overseas with a cover letter explaining our residence together
    • For documentation showing joint ownership of property, I wrote a cover letter explaining that the state I live in counts animals as property. We spent a lot of money to get our two dogs to New Zealand and back, so I have the customs clearance and some quarantine documentation with both of our names
    • 5 affidavits of support from friends and family
    • Evidence of combined financial resources of our joint back account with a description of how we handle our finances
    • About 20 pictures over a span of time showing us together along with family and friends
    • A Communication History document showing our emails, Skypes, calls, texts, and snapchats
    • A document showing the acknowlegement of our family and friends of our relationship including messages from them and scanned copies of holiday cards addressed to both of us
    • I was granted a New Zealand Partnership visa so I included a PDF with the requirements of the visa (genuine and stable relationship) and a copy of my visa
    • A PDF showing examples of our Social Media (i.e. posts together, posts with family, mutual friends)
    • A PDF showing all of the traveling we did together (i.e. scanned copies of flight tickets, AirBnB receiprs, AirBnB reviews saying we are a lovely couple
  • For end dates on the online application such as employment, housing, current marriage, I followed the advice of people here and put in the date we are filing the petition and documented a reason why and uploaded that into the additional information. Essentionally wrote that the form required a date to proceed and dates on the application form that state the same date as file are to be interpreted as "current".


Like everyone else, I just want to be with my husband! I would like to make sure we are supplying the right information. We have been living together since 2018 and we just got married a few weeks ago. Nothing extravagent. I was previously married before with a big wedding, and a marriage is about two people, not a big fancy wedding, so we had a nice intimate registry wedding in one of our favourite New Zealand beaches. Now I am in the US working on establishing domicile and getting a job! I have been following others on VJ for a very long time and now it is our turn. I would appreciate anyone who can double check our evidence and offer any suggestions. After hearing about RFEs, we certainly do not want to get one.


Also just to verify, I will not need copies of my husband's passport? Or would it not hurt to send copies of his passport anyway? I also created a binder housing all of the original copies of our evidence so he can have it all for his interview including all of the required forms. 




Edited by Ben&Alex


02/12/2020: Submitted I-130 online 🥳

02/12/2020 : NOA1 (Nebraska) - received online 02/13🤬

02/18/2020 : Mailed K3 ☘️

02/23/2020: Touched

02/23/2020: "Transfered" to Potomac

02/25/2020 : NOA1 (Potomac) K3

04/09/2020: RFE 😫

04/13/2020: RFE response sent 😬

05/04/2020: "Request for RFE evidence received by USCIS"

05/06/2020: Touched

06/15/2020: Touched

06/16/2020: "Case is Being Actively Reviewed by USCIS"

06/16/2020 : NOA2 (Potomac)

07/15/2020 : K3 denied



06/17/2020: Welcome Letter

06/18/2020: Paid AOS and IV fees 

07/03/2020: NVC expedite sent

07/07/2020: Submit everything to NVC

07/08/2020: Documentarily Qualifed (less than 24 hours!) 🥰

07/09/2020: NVC expedite in review

07/14/2020: NVC expedite approved!!🥳



07/16/2020: Embassy received case

07/27/2020: Interview Letter

07/30/2020: Medical

08/12/2020 : Interview - cancelled due to alert Level 3 in Auckland :( 

09/16/2020: Interview - APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!🥰🥳♥️👩‍❤️‍👨

09/17/2020: CEAC status says "Issued"🥳

09/18/2020: Visa in hand - flight booked!

09/24/2020 : POE


“Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.”🌏


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Denmark

Seems solid to me. Yes you won’t need a scan of your husbands passport yet, save that for NVC instead

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
  • August 3 2020: Rescheduled letter received, new appointment August 25 2020
  • August 25 2020: Visa approved at interview! (558 days from NOA1)

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