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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I've searched the forum on this, and as far as I know, you have a year to file your visa application once your I-130 petition gets approved and your case reaches the NVC stage. 

 

In my case, I think I will need more than a year. Few reasons:

 

- the COVID situation in the U.S. 

- I have a baby on the way, and I don't want to fly to the U.S. too soon after she's born

- and probably the most relevant reason... my business was impacted by COVID this year, and as of today, I don't meet the I-864 income requirements. 

 

So my wife and I want to stay put (in Vietnam) until my business recovers and I have a year's worth of proof that I actually meet the income requirements. If things pick up again in 2021, then it won't be until mid-2022 until I build a paper trail long enough to back up my case. If not longer. 

 

When my case reaches the NVC stage (assuming my petition gets approved sometime in the next few months), how can I delay my case at the NVC stage? 

 

How long can I delay it? One extra year? Indefinitely? 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Serbia
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16 minutes ago, Bill Hamze said:

I've searched the forum on this, and as far as I know, you have a year to file your visa application once your I-130 petition gets approved and your case reaches the NVC stage. 

 

In my case, I think I will need more than a year. Few reasons:

 

- the COVID situation in the U.S. 

- I have a baby on the way, and I don't want to fly to the U.S. too soon after she's born

- and probably the most relevant reason... my business was impacted by COVID this year, and as of today, I don't meet the I-864 income requirements. 

 

So my wife and I want to stay put (in Vietnam) until my business recovers and I have a year's worth of proof that I actually meet the income requirements. If things pick up again in 2021, then it won't be until mid-2022 until I build a paper trail long enough to back up my case. If not longer. 

 

When my case reaches the NVC stage (assuming my petition gets approved sometime in the next few months), how can I delay my case at the NVC stage? 

 

How long can I delay it? One extra year? Indefinitely? 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

At NVC stage, you can delay longer, or as long as you need to, just make sure you reach out to them once a year in writing, so that the case does not go into termination cycle. 


11-20-2019 - mailed docs to NVC

12-20-2019 - DS-260 done

01-28-2020 - NVC DQ-ed

02-08-2020 - husband flew back to the States

 

02-14-2020 - IV interview scheduled for 03-31-2020

03-15-2020 - pending IV interview cancelled due to COVID

08-04-2020 - US Embassy notified us - not eligible for a follow -to-join immigration route anymore. Spouse has naturalized. Advised to re-start the process with I-130 😯

"2 heart attacks" and a month later....

 

09-08-2020 - applied online I-130 

09-09-2020 - NOA1 sent out 

09-16-2020 - received NOA1 hardcopy, case pending at Texas SC, 

                      Online case status check, shows case pending at Nebraska SC

09-09-2020 - touched

09-10-2020 - touched

09-14-2020 - touched

10-19-2020 - touched

 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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SO you business will continue and the income you derive from it when you move?


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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3 hours ago, kittycat said:

 

 

At NVC stage, you can delay longer, or as long as you need to, just make sure you reach out to them once a year in writing, so that the case does not go into termination cycle. 

 

Thanks @kittycat  By "in writing", does it mean I can send them an email, or does it need to be a printed & signed letter sent via snail mail?

 

 

1 hour ago, Boiler said:

SO you business will continue and the income you derive from it when you move?

 

@Boiler Yes. My business is based in the U.S. and it will continue after we move.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Serbia
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2 hours ago, Bill Hamze said:

 

Thanks @kittycat  By "in writing", does it mean I can send them an email, or does it need to be a printed & signed letter sent via snail mail?

 

 

I guess you could e-mail, I can only share from our experience. We would send a letter via DHL at least 2 months before 12 month deadline, and that was it.  


11-20-2019 - mailed docs to NVC

12-20-2019 - DS-260 done

01-28-2020 - NVC DQ-ed

02-08-2020 - husband flew back to the States

 

02-14-2020 - IV interview scheduled for 03-31-2020

03-15-2020 - pending IV interview cancelled due to COVID

08-04-2020 - US Embassy notified us - not eligible for a follow -to-join immigration route anymore. Spouse has naturalized. Advised to re-start the process with I-130 😯

"2 heart attacks" and a month later....

 

09-08-2020 - applied online I-130 

09-09-2020 - NOA1 sent out 

09-16-2020 - received NOA1 hardcopy, case pending at Texas SC, 

                      Online case status check, shows case pending at Nebraska SC

09-09-2020 - touched

09-10-2020 - touched

09-14-2020 - touched

10-19-2020 - touched

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I called them before and they said I have a new year after i called them, and each time you send in more documents you get another year from what they told me when i called them.

Good Luck

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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19 hours ago, craig5977 said:

I called them before and they said I have a new year after i called them, and each time you send in more documents you get another year from what they told me when i called them.

Good Luck

That's good to hear. Seems that every time you call, write, or send docs, the NVC resets the clock to 1 year. 

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