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aims     01/13/2018 17:37 PM
 


Hello!
I would like to share my experience of doing the paper work for my husband’s immigration for green Card. (he was not in US during this whole time ) I sent all the required documents to USCIS.
I did paper marriage in 08/2015 and filled for his immigration in 04/2016.
I waited for this long because I myself was a green card holder and I wanted to apply for citizenship. I applied for my citizenship in 04/2016. So both the process started almost together.
I heard back from USCIS on 09/2016 that the paperwork is approved and the case is moved to NVC. And because I’m a green card holder I’m in queue until it’s my turn ( for green card holders the time frame is anywhere between 1.5-2 years)
In 01/2017 I got my US citizenship. The same day I called NVC and informed them about my status change. They asked me to send them my naturalization form in the form of email. One week later they informed me that my case is open. And I can start the 6 steps process. I and my husband then started it by paying the fee and filling out forms DS-260. We then collected all the financial documents, made a packet and send everything as directed to NVC.
I haven’t heard back from USCIS till April. I went to overseas in 04/2017 due to some personal reasons.
Anyways we kept calling NVC and finally in 06/2017 they told us that we are missing the police certificate of my husband. And the one we sent is wrong police certificate. ( it’s one of the document from the list of documents you send to NVC). Me and my husband clearly remembered that we had sent 2 police certificates because the country my husband lives in had 2 different kinds. In case they accept only one. But NVC insisted that that they don’t have the correct one. We insisted and told them even if we send it again it would be the same document. They said we can wait for the supervisor to look into the documents again but this will take 2 weeks. We said ok we will wait for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks we called them again and were told the same thing.
In 07/2017 We sent the SAME DOCUMENT again (NVC always takes 4-6 weeks in processing your documents regardless of if it’s a whole packet of documents or just one document) and started waiting for their decision. We haven’t heard back from them till August. So we decided to call them again. Luckily this representative we spoke to was extremely good and he suggested us that we can EXPEDITE the process. He explained us the procedure. ( it’s writing an email explains why you want to expedite) we explained our problems. The expedite request was accepted in a week. My husband did his Medical in August and got an interview call in September, the 2nd week of September he gave his interview and after ONE day he got his visa.

By sharing this whole story I wanted to inform people of my experience and on top of everything I want to share THE EXPEDITE process. People don’t know this thing, so please if you want your case to be processed fast, just ask them to expedite it as soon as it’s transfers to NVC.

Thanks

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ppandey42     01/08/2018 10:21 AM
 


i applied i130 form for my wife in june 1 2016 and get priroty for june 2 . its alredy been a 7 months but my case stiil in uscis . could anyone tell me how long does it will take to send my i130 form to nvc .

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tivo     03/20/2017 20:11 PM
 


Hi,
I submitted a i130 for my daughter and when I checked my status online it
says they rejected the case because the version used for i130 is no longer
valid. When I submitted the case a year ago, I printed the most up to date
form from their website. It took a year for them to look at the case, and
now there is a new form, so they rejected my case even though the form at
the time used was the valid form. If that's what they are doing, then they
will reject a lot of cases all the time because the form versions are
constantly changing.
Also, if I resubmit now using the new version, will it be like starting from
scratch and I have to wait another full year until my case is approved? Or
do I keep the priority date from my previous case that was rejected?
Help please? Thank you!

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shefalid     12/07/2016 11:58 AM
 


PD April 2004
Paperwork completed March 2016
60 day letter received March 2016
waiting for interview

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Paula- ()     02/29/2012 09:40 AM
 


My sister is waiting for her priority date to come up (April 2008) in order to apply for Adjustment of status. When she got the I-130 approved the Visa Bulletin board showed July 2005 as the current priority date but then it went way back to 2003; Today it is at Octo 2003. Do these dates go back and forth? How long does it usually take to get your priority date to come up?

I read on ths website that "between the time the adjustment of status application is filed and it is approved, the applicant is considered to be in legal status as an "applicant to adjust status."

Does that mean that we can submit the adjustment of status at any time; like next month, before her priority date comes up, thus permitting her to stay in the country until the VISA is available? And if so, can she apply for permission to work in the US during the wait?

Thank you advance for any valuable information.

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sonia axalan manzano- ()     02/26/2008 00:50 AM
 


Is following to join visa have to wait for the priority date to become current?

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