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I-130 Petition Approval

Old May 23rd 2020, 5:41 am
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My husbands I-130 was approved on Dec 28th 2019.
We had intended to move back to TX around April this year but virus ruined that.. we are now planning to hopefullly move back between Nov 2020 and
April 2021 depending on being allowed to travel without quarantine and safety of traveling.

Does the I-130 expire? Would we have to go thru it all again or because of the world situation will he be given an extension if the I-130 does expire???

Help please....
Thanks

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Old May 23rd 2020, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by Nsb25 View Post
Hello
My husbands I-130 was approved on Dec 28th 2019.
We had intended to move back to TX around April this year but virus ruined that.. we are now planning to hopefullly move back between Nov 2020 and
April 2021 depending on being allowed to travel without quarantine and safety of traveling.

Does the I-130 expire? Would we have to go thru it all again or because of the world situation will he be given an extension if the I-130 does expire???

Help please....
Thanks
From the date of Medical, isnt there a 6 months window to "cash in" the Visa? Also I seem to recall reading that this window can be extended in certain circumstances by contacting US Immigratuon?

Alternatively, is it not feasible to fly in and activate the visa then, soon after, return to UK? I understand that is a possible option?

I am sure much more informed opinion will respond to you and verify or (more likely) correct what I have offered.

Good luck.
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Old May 23rd 2020, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by Nsb25 View Post
Hello
My husbands I-130 was approved on Dec 28th 2019.
We had intended to move back to TX around April this year but virus ruined that.. we are now planning to hopefullly move back between Nov 2020 and
April 2021 depending on being allowed to travel without quarantine and safety of traveling.

Does the I-130 expire? Would we have to go thru it all again or because of the world situation will he be given an extension if the I-130 does expire???

Help please....
Thanks
Approved I-130 petitions don't carry a fixed expiration date. In certain (uncommon) situations petitions may be revoked by USCIS if the petitioner passes away, withdraws the petition or divorces the beneficiary.

Since it sounds like you haven't attended your Medical appointment (which has a 6-month time frame from the time you attend as stuwoolf pointed out) you should be fine.

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Old May 23rd 2020, 11:01 am
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We are aware of the 6 month medical time frame... we were going to do that and the interview prior to moving but virus stopped us...

Thanks for the info about the I-130... males once less thing to worry about !!!
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Old May 23rd 2020, 11:05 am
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We are aware of the 6 month medical time frame... we were going to do that and the interview prior to moving but virus stopped us...

Thanks for the info about the I-130... males once less thing to worry about !!!
No problem. If you and your spouse are looking to move ASAP it may be worth trying to book your medical and visa interview, assuming you have all your documents ready. Apparently there were some slots that opened up in July, so you may be in luck.
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Old May 23rd 2020, 12:27 pm
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This is something new for me.

It looks like when approval for i-130 is received there is no urgency or prerequisite to quickly book a Medical appointment or the subsequent Interview appointment. I wasn't aware of this. Every day is a school day.

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Good luck, everyone.
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Old May 23rd 2020, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by stuwoolf View Post
This is something new for me.

It looks like when approval for i-130 is received there is no urgency or prerequisite to quickly book a Medical appointment or the subsequent Interview appointment. I wasn't aware of this. Every day is a school day.

Thanks

Good luck, everyone.
Correct. Makes me wish we had sent off our petition before Christmas and had it all approved quickly (as the London Field Office was achieving a 30-day processing time back then). Oh well. You live and you learn!
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Old May 23rd 2020, 12:38 pm
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Correct. Makes me wish we had sent off our petition before Christmas and had it all approved quickly (as the London Field Office was achieving a 30-day processing time back then). Oh well. You live and you learn!
Snap!....hey ho

It all seems so much different to the UK Immigration system. Once the ball starts rolling ya better keep up or you can go back and start all over again.
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Hello
My husbands I-130 was approved on Dec 28th 2019.
We had intended to move back to TX around April this year but virus ruined that.. we are now planning to hopefullly move back between Nov 2020 and
April 2021 depending on being allowed to travel without quarantine and safety of traveling.

Does the I-130 expire? Would we have to go thru it all again or because of the world situation will he be given an extension if the I-130 does expire???

Help please....
Thanks
The I-130 doesn't expire but presumably the Embassy have given you your London case number. Don't let 12 months elapse without contacting the Embassy to say you are still proceeding, but are delayed because of the virus.
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