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Hi everyone. I have a question regarding a CR-1 visa. I am a US citizen petitioning my wife which lives in the Philippines. She has never had a passport but is currently perusing one. My question is does she need to have it in hand before we can file or do we need to wait until she has it in hand? The i-130 ask for the spouse's passport and travel document numbers. Is it ok to leave blank for now?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Taiwan

Passport is not needed until late in the process.  You can file beforehand.

20 years, US Air Force- Retired

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January 26, 2023:  Oath Ceremony completed at the Plano Event Center, Plano, Texas!!!😁

February 6, 2023: Passport Application submitted in Dallas, Texas.

March 21, 2023: Passport Delivered!!!!


In summary, it took 13 months for approval of the CR-1.  It took 44 months for approval of the I-751.  It took 4 months for approval of the N-400.  It took 6 weeks for Passport. 



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