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Old Apr 30th 2016, 8:47 am
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All,

I’m going through the IR-1 process. My wife is a dual citizen, I’m a UKC.

I am now trying to delay my application, with the intention of emigrating in March or April 2017.

I received my LND number in July 2015. Since then, apart from a note to tell them I am delaying my application, I have not been in touch with the embassy.

I’m aware the one-year limit is coming up. If I submit the DS-260 now, will that ‘reset’ the one-year clock, even if I don’t submit the notification of readiness or have the medical until (say) November 2016?

My understanding is that it will, but I want to double check. I would rather not pay the I-130 filing fees again!

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CF

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Old Apr 30th 2016, 12:16 pm
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If I submit the DS-260 now, will that ‘reset’ the one-year clock, even if I don’t submit the notification of readiness or have the medical until (say) November 2016?
Yes.

There's an easier solution though... why not just complete the process, enter the US and get the visa endorsed (= green card), and then return to wrap things up at home... and make a final move in 2017?

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Yes.

There's an easier solution though... why not just complete the process, enter the US and get the visa endorsed (= green card), and then return to wrap things up at home... and make a final move in 2017?

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To hazard a guess, because it means the outlay of money for the round trip price.
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To hazard a guess, because it means the outlay of money for the round trip price.
From my own limited experience (J1, H1B holder, green card applicant), if you are planning to make such a move (life changing event), an extra return flight would be a drop in the ocean in the great scheme of things. Particularly if your willing to go via Iceland etc..

Seems like it would be worthwhile coming over early to have the GC endorsed, then plan to move permanently at the later date.
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Old May 5th 2016, 9:21 am
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Thanks for the replies, all.

Apologies if I'm being thick, but why is it easier to get the IR-1 endorsed and then return, rather than just delay the entire process?
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Originally Posted by chesterton_fan View Post
... why is it easier to get the IR-1 endorsed and then return, rather than just delay the entire process?
Why? Because it completes the process in a timely manner, rather than depending on you delaying things. What if, during the delay, the paperwork goes missing? What if, during the delay, your financial circumstances change? There are a lot of unknowns - all of which can be avoided if you simply complete the process.

It's up to you, of course, but it's often easier to simply follow through rather than delay.

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Wouldn't doing as Ian suggests bring citizenship closer too? Norwegian actually do cheaper direct flights than Iceland Express.
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Wouldn't doing as Ian suggests bring citizenship closer too? Norwegian actually do cheaper direct flights than Iceland Express.
Off topic slightly, are Norwegian the new airline undercutting everybody?
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Yes, not flown with them ourselves yet, but I did post here to ask if anyone has, and the verdict seemed to be that they are OK apart from one person who had their flight cancelled, but that can happen with any airline. They fly from Gatwick and maybe other cities in the UK too, you don't have to go via Norway. We are definitely trying them next time we go to Boston, may be the only way we can afford it in the next couple of years.
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