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Hey all, 

 

Does anyone happen to know if spouse needs a passport (she doesn't have one at the time of writing, but is in the process of getting one), to begin the ir-1 visa process? I am using the online tool on the USCIS website and it allows me to skip the questions (47-50) and it doesn't fall under the documents we need to provide with the I-30(A) forms so was wondering if this would hinder the process later down the line. 

 

Thanks in advance!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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28 minutes ago, VisaNoob said:

Hey all, 

 

Does anyone happen to know if spouse needs a passport (she doesn't have one at the time of writing, but is in the process of getting one), to begin the ir-1 visa process? I am using the online tool on the USCIS website and it allows me to skip the questions (47-50) and it doesn't fall under the documents we need to provide with the I-30(A) forms so was wondering if this would hinder the process later down the line. 

 

Thanks in advance!

Passport is not needed to file I-130. Also, fill your timeline when you can.

Edited by Jot18

I-90 Green Card Timeline

05/29/2014: Applied for I-90, Due to an Name Error.

06/12/2014: Biometrics Appointment

02/13/2015: Green Card Was Ordered To Be Produced

02/20/2015: Green Card Has Been Mailed.(Received Tracking Number)

02/23/2015: Green Card Received With Correct Name

N-400 Citizenship Timeline

07/05/2012 = Eligible to apply for Naturalization based on the 5-year rule (90-days rule applied)

01/11/2015 = Sent N-400 Packet (to Phoenix Lockbox Facility via USPS Certified Mail)

01/15/2015 = N-400 Packet Delivered

01/27/2015 = I-912 Approved

02/02/2015 = NOA1 Received (Priority Date 01/15/2015)

02/07/2015 = Biometrics Letter Received (Bio Set for 02/20/2015)

02/25/2015 = In Line for Interview

04/03/2015 = Interview Completed

--- = Oath Letter Received

04/15/2015 = Oath Ceremony!

 

I-130 Timeline

02/08/2020 - Married

06/02/2020 - Filed I-130 Online

06/02/2020 - NOA1 Received

07/01/2020 - Back to U.S from India 

01/11/2021 - NOA2 Received & Petition Approved

 

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No. A passport will be required later in the process, but not for the I-130.


Timelines:

ROC:

Spoiler

7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: Received by USCIS, 8/10 NOA1 electronic notification received, 8/1/ NOA1 hard copy received

AOS:

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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Passport will be needed after I-130 approval, at the NVC stage when you need to submit IV (Immigrant Visa) supporting documents.

 

Please do not delay in getting the passport.  While in the past I-130's took 6-12 months to get approved, recently some people have been getting approved in 2-4 months.  The sooner you spouse gets the passport, the sooner you can complete the NVC stage for document submittals.

 

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