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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Japan
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Hello, I hope someone can answer my question. I am a US Citizen my Japanese spouse was approved for her IR-1 visa 3 months ago. I got the email from the National Visa Center (NVC) to upload documents and pay the fees. I haven't uploaded anything or paid the fees yet.

 

Our problem is that we will not be ready to move to the USA for a few years because we are expecting another child. So, I need to extend my spouse's Visa application for a few years. Does anyone know how I can do this? Any help with understanding this system would be much appreciated!

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1. Don’t pay the fees until you are ready to come back ( 6 month before estimate)

2. Send email to ASKNVC once a year saying “ I need additional time to pursue my visa application , please accept this as my required annual contact”. Automated response is your proof .

3. Repeat every year til you are ready 

 

*Congrats on baby and don’t forget CRBA and passport app after baby’s birth.

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Your petition for i-130 was approved, that is not the approval for your CR1 (or more likely IR1).  I thought I saw someone mention the fees at NVC have to be paid within the first year?

But you can delay filling out the documents like Family said.

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1 minute ago, Troy B said:

Your petition for i-130 was approved, that is not the approval for your CR1 (or more likely IR1).  I thought I saw someone mention the fees at NVC have to be paid within the first year?

But you can delay filling out the documents like Family said.

Fees do not need to be paid until ready to go and will have no impact on keeping the case open, they do however  expire after one year…and NVC will happily allow to do so 

 

You are right in pointing out to OP that he will save $$ and I-751 headache ..cause marriage will be 2 plus years and wife will get 10 yr green card

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1 hour ago, Eli123 said:

Hello, I hope someone can answer my question. I am a US Citizen my Japanese spouse was approved for her IR-1 visa 3 months ago. I got the email from the National Visa Center (NVC) to upload documents and pay the fees. I haven't uploaded anything or paid the fees yet.

 

Our problem is that we will not be ready to move to the USA for a few years because we are expecting another child. So, I need to extend my spouse's Visa application for a few years. Does anyone know how I can do this? Any help with understanding this system would be much appreciated!

Have a look at this:

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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36 minutes ago, ROK2USA said:

Have a look at this:

 

and in that thread it's stated:

"Regardless of delaying, your DS 260 must be submitted to NVC within one year of your NVC welcome letter."

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29 minutes ago, Troy B said:

and in that thread it's stated:

"Regardless of delaying, your DS 260 must be submitted to NVC within one year of your NVC welcome letter."

Yes it is stated as such….and I will not dispute it, nor  did I intend to say my recommendation is the only way. Am quite pleased OP gets lots of input and engagement.

One also pay the fee and do the DS-260:and do the once a year contact , as well, at most when u choose to proceed , you will pay the fee again and request DS-260 to be unlocked so info can be updated. 


Also in the thread is a good read of NVC  Q and A. from 2019
 

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1 hour ago, Troy B said:

and in that thread it's stated:

"Regardless of delaying, your DS 260 must be submitted to NVC within one year of your NVC welcome letter."

Thanks to you pointing this out, and i just want to acknowledge that it safest to do the DS-260 for all NVC cases within 1 yr 

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*** Thread moved to the NVC section of the forum.

 

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