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  1. Thank you everyone for your kind help, all your comments were really helpful!
  2. Thank you for your reply! How are the Service Centers assigned to requests? Is there a way to verify whether my request would actually go to Nebraska or another office? Thanks!
  3. Forgive my ignorance...what is a ceac account and at what stage do I get that?
  4. Hi thanks for this info! How long for can you delay the NVC stage?
  5. Dear pushbrk, 

    Thank you for your precious advice on VJ! 

    I saw in one of your posts that people can delay their interaction with the NVC after the I130 is approved (applying for IR1 visa). How long can the interaction be delayed? Is it one year? If so, what happens if we delay beyond one year? How long will it take to resume the request? 

    I read about the need to file an I824 which would take about 8 months...would that be the case? 


    Background: my wife (USC) and I currently live abroad and would like to move back. Due to the COVID-19 situation, however, we are nervous about moving to the US at a moment in history when the economy will not be great and it may be hard to find jobs.


    Many thanks in advance for your help!

  6. Dear Visajourney users, Thank you so much for your precious help always! I am looking for some advice with regard to requesting a IR1 visa. My wife (USC) and I (Italian) live in Switzerland and wanted to apply for an IR1 visa. We started working on the I130 but in the meantime the pandemic started and we thought to hold on as the economic situation in the US might not look good by the time our visa is granted. We discussed this with a lawyer who suggested to start the I130 process as it takes about 6 months to be approved and after that there is a one year period to send the request to the NVC. What happens if we miss the one year period? If my understanding is correct, after the one year period, the I130 is sent to the NRC and we would need an i-824 to pull it out again. However, I-824 processing times seem to be quite long (8 months?) Is it worth going through the I-130 process now and potentially needing to file an I-824 or would it be better to start the whole process when we are sure and ready to move to the US? I know this might sound like a matter of personal choice, but this forum is always full of great advice and people with similar experiences, so I thought I would ask! Thank you in advance for your help! -
  7. Thank you all for your answers! What is the difference between an IR1 visa and concurrent filing?
  8. I did not mean to discuss illegal immigration with my post, I was just asking for confirmation of a possible alternative to a IR1 visa. My next question is: why does it take so long? My wife and I also have a baby and I don't want to be away from them for 12-14 months until I get a visa. Is an IR1 (and it's long time frame) the only way to move to the US?
  9. Hello, I have been married to a US citizen for over two years and we are currently both living abroad. We would like to move to the US but filing an IR1 visa will take over a year and we would like to reduce this time frame. DCF is not available in our country. I was told that I could go to the US on a tourist visa and since my wife is a US citizen, I could adjust my status there and then obtain my green card. Is this a true possibility? If yes, what steps would I need to follow? Many thanks in advance to all those who could help on this topic!
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