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  • How to upgrade a pending I-130 petition after becoming a US Citizen

    Hi,

    I applied I-130 for my wife with my Green Card status. I will have my Citizenship Oath on September 17, 2008.
    I want to upgrade the I-130 petition after the oath ceremony.

    Please provide your experience on upgrading a pending I-130 petition after you became US Citizen.

    1. Do I just call the 1-800-375-5283 number and tell them that I have become a US Citizen?
    2. Should I fax CSC (949-389-3219) a letter requesting the status upgrade along with the copies of Naturalization Certificate, and I-130 Receipt Notice?
    3. Should I send the letter and the copies of Naturalization Certificate, and I-130 Receipt Notice to the Chicago Lock Box for I-130?
    4. Should I send the letter and the copies of Naturalization Certificate, and I-130 Receipt Notice to the CSC Mailing Address?
    5. How do I follow up to verify that USCIS has updated the status in its system? Does USCIS send any confirmation letter after updating the status?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by COLOHIO; 30th August 2008, 01:03 PM.
    N-400 Sent: 02/08/2008
    Receipt Date: 02/11/2008
    Check Cashed: 02/12/2008
    Notice Date: 02/17/2008
    Finger Print Appointment in Columbus: 03/01/2008
    Case Status Appeared Online: 03/05/2008
    Interview Letter Notice Date: 05/20/2008
    Interview Date in Cleveland: 07/18/2008, Passed the test. But IO said need to do further background check.
    Oath Letter Received: 08/22/2008
    Oath Date: 09/17/2008, Sylvania, Ohio. Proud US Citizen.
    Passport Applied: 09/17/2008
    Passport Received: 09/27/2008

  • #2
    Sorry for late respond.
    I answered your question here:
    http://www.immigrationportal.com/sho...=283277&page=2

    Good Luck
    Spouse's Citizenship
    Field Office: San Diego,CA
    11/xx/2008 GC Rcvd
    10/26/11 N-400 mailed EX to AZ
    10/27/11 Priority Date
    10/31/11 Text Message received
    11/01/11 Check Cashed
    11/07/11 Finger Print letter mailed
    11/09/11 Finger Print letter Received for 11/30/2011
    11/14/11 Finger Print Done(walk-in)
    11/28/11 In Line For Interview
    12/09/11 Interview Scheduled
    01/18/12 Interview Passed
    02/22/12 Proud USC
    ----------------------------
    Please Add Your Timeline to U'r Signature

    Comment


    • #3
      Thanks Nimche! I will do the same (fax the I-130 upgrade form to CSC).
      Good Luck with your wife's case!
      N-400 Sent: 02/08/2008
      Receipt Date: 02/11/2008
      Check Cashed: 02/12/2008
      Notice Date: 02/17/2008
      Finger Print Appointment in Columbus: 03/01/2008
      Case Status Appeared Online: 03/05/2008
      Interview Letter Notice Date: 05/20/2008
      Interview Date in Cleveland: 07/18/2008, Passed the test. But IO said need to do further background check.
      Oath Letter Received: 08/22/2008
      Oath Date: 09/17/2008, Sylvania, Ohio. Proud US Citizen.
      Passport Applied: 09/17/2008
      Passport Received: 09/27/2008

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      • #4
        As for number 5 in your list, I could have contaced them anytime by calling the USCIS number and choose option for RFE. That would transfer you to CSC and you could talk to an agent in the building and they had more access to information. but as of last week they don't have that option and I couldn't find anything to get in touch with them. If you want to grasp more understanding of this process, you can visit visajourney.com and on the forum look for CR1-IR1 or if you want to bring your spouse here under non-immigrant visa then K3 (I don't really recommand it in your situation)

        Not to mention, If I were you I would send fax and mail hard copy (certified) to CSC to make sure they got it. USually they will send you a letter explaining that in such date we recieved your upgeade and we will notify you within 60 days from date of this notice for our final desicion.

        Just to let you know, If you have been married by the time you go to embassy for more than two years then your catagory will be IR-1 and less than two years will say as CR-1 (which receives conditional greencard and has to be removed)

        Good luck with your case, I tried to explain it as short as possible.
        Spouse's Citizenship
        Field Office: San Diego,CA
        11/xx/2008 GC Rcvd
        10/26/11 N-400 mailed EX to AZ
        10/27/11 Priority Date
        10/31/11 Text Message received
        11/01/11 Check Cashed
        11/07/11 Finger Print letter mailed
        11/09/11 Finger Print letter Received for 11/30/2011
        11/14/11 Finger Print Done(walk-in)
        11/28/11 In Line For Interview
        12/09/11 Interview Scheduled
        01/18/12 Interview Passed
        02/22/12 Proud USC
        ----------------------------
        Please Add Your Timeline to U'r Signature

        Comment


        • #5
          Upgrading I-130 (NVC step)

          Friends,

          I have similar type of confusion. I have filled I-130 for my wife in August 2004 and got approved in September 2004 (within a month). Then the case was transferred to NVC. As you all know, I stocked in “visa availability” ever since. Recently, I have received AOS (Affidavit of Support) fee bill and a copy of DS-3032. I have paid fee and sent DS-3032 to my wife overseas. My interview for citizenship is scheduled on 19th of September. I need to upgrade my petition after my citizenship. Does anyone have any idea how to do it with NVC? Your response will be highly appreciated.
          Thank you
          F2A04

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          • #6
            Here is their contact info at NVC

            http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigra...info_3177.html

            I would say, call them and email your request + mail it in hard copy as well.

            You poor thaing, it has been a while you guys are seperated. Sorry man. Let me know if I can help


            Question: Is your wife here with you or overseas?
            Spouse's Citizenship
            Field Office: San Diego,CA
            11/xx/2008 GC Rcvd
            10/26/11 N-400 mailed EX to AZ
            10/27/11 Priority Date
            10/31/11 Text Message received
            11/01/11 Check Cashed
            11/07/11 Finger Print letter mailed
            11/09/11 Finger Print letter Received for 11/30/2011
            11/14/11 Finger Print Done(walk-in)
            11/28/11 In Line For Interview
            12/09/11 Interview Scheduled
            01/18/12 Interview Passed
            02/22/12 Proud USC
            ----------------------------
            Please Add Your Timeline to U'r Signature

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Nimche View Post
              Not to mention, If I were you I would send fax and mail hard copy (certified) to CSC to make sure they got it. USually they will send you a letter explaining that in such date we recieved your upgeade and we will notify you within 60 days from date of this notice for our final desicion.
              I will follow your suggestion and fax and mail the upgrade request. Thanks again for sharing the information!
              N-400 Sent: 02/08/2008
              Receipt Date: 02/11/2008
              Check Cashed: 02/12/2008
              Notice Date: 02/17/2008
              Finger Print Appointment in Columbus: 03/01/2008
              Case Status Appeared Online: 03/05/2008
              Interview Letter Notice Date: 05/20/2008
              Interview Date in Cleveland: 07/18/2008, Passed the test. But IO said need to do further background check.
              Oath Letter Received: 08/22/2008
              Oath Date: 09/17/2008, Sylvania, Ohio. Proud US Citizen.
              Passport Applied: 09/17/2008
              Passport Received: 09/27/2008

              Comment


              • #8
                I-130 Upgrade vs Concurrent Fillings

                Hi all,

                When my wife is a gc holder, she submitted I-130 for me as the spouse of LPR. In this coming September 26, 2008, she will be oathed to become a US Citizen. My question is: Would it be better to withdraw the I-130 application and submit a new one together with I-485 etc, after she is naturalized or can she just call the USCIS asking to have the I-130 upgraded and then I submit the I-485 etc together with the I-130 receipt from USCIS? Most of the threads that I read says that we have to file I-130 and I-485 etc concurrently. I'm not sure if my wife just call to upgrade the I-130 means that I could send the I-485 before I receive I-130 notice of approval. Please help me, Thank you very much!
                DO: La Habra, CA

                09/26/08 Sent I-485, I-765, I-131
                09/29/08 RD I-485, I-765, I-131
                10/03/08 CC I-485, I-765, I-131
                10/06/08 NOA for I-485, I-765, I-131
                10/18/08 FP Notice for 10/25/08
                12/12/08 Open SR for I-765
                12/23/08 I-131 Approval notice sent
                12/31/08 I-131 received
                12/29/08 EAD Card production ordered
                01/03/09 EAD Card received
                01/17/09 IL received
                03/04/09 GC Approved
                03/12/09 Welcome Notice received
                03/16/09 GC Received

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                • #9
                  I130 upgrade

                  Hi Friends,

                  Please let me know how much time it will take for I-130 to be approved for my wife filed on April-06-2006. I became citizen on sep-21-2009 and called USCIS to upgrade my file.

                  Thanks in advance

                  Time line
                  04-06-2006 I130 filed for wife.
                  09-21-2009 Became USA citizen.
                  09-23-2009 Upgrade i130 via phone.
                  09-30-2009 Upgrade confirmation letter received.
                  Last edited by vijo; 6th October 2009, 04:23 PM.

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