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Saylin last won the day on November 16 2014

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About Saylin

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    Spreadsheet Sensei Superhero, Immigration Fairy
  • Birthday 10/10/1988
  • Member # 90397
  • Location Tampa, FL, USA

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    Removing Conditions (approved)
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    California Service Center
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    Tampa FL
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    My story can be found on the blog linked above. My blog includes both my personal story and visa-related events along with information on this whole CR-1 process. Please check it out, it might help you :)For my complete timeline as well as important links, just look above under 'About Me'!

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  1. Dear Saylin,

    Hi, we have DV US visa and  machine-readable immigrant visa (MRIV) with the following text on it: “UPON ENDORSEMENT SERVES AS TEMPORARY I-551 EVIDENCING PERMANENT RESIDENCE FOR 1 YEAR.”on our visa .While we wait on the green card (which might take up to 120 days) we want to visit my sister in Canada(We will be travelling by car). So my question is "will we be able to travel Canada with I-551 stamp (Iranian passport) or do we need a visa to travel to Canada?"

    "If we are able to travel Canada on I-551 stamp then do we need eTA?"

    I would be pleasure if you can send me any information.

    Thanks in advance

  2. Thank you everyone! That's definitely reassuring to know they'd automatically be born a US citizen, regardless of my citizenship. For some reason I thought theirs would be based off what I was. Big relief! And I'll look into seeing if they'd be a Canadian citizen as well. Dual citizenship would be great!
  3. Hello, have an interesting question. Currently a 10-year green card holder (card expires in 2023). Long story short, my husband and I divorced about 5 years ago. Without going into too many details, I'm looking to get pregnant next year, through donor sperm. But I realized it may make some things complicated if I'm not a US citizen first (what would the baby's citizenship be, Canadian? or would it be American, if the donor was a US citizen?). Besides the citizenship of the child, I'm assuming I wouldn't be eligible for any kind of help (WIC, SNAP, etc). Not sure I'd need it, but I would like to keep my options open if the need arises. Are there other issues I'd be running into if I don't file for citizenship now, before giving birth? Should I maybe even become a citizen before trying to conceive? Any other thoughts? I had initially been planning to wait until closer to my green card's expiration before filing for citizenship (want to get my full money's worth on that green card 😂), but I'm thinking I should start saving for the N-400 now and file before the end of the year to avoid any issues. Thanks!
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