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 Filing i 130 and 1485 concurrently
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Posted on 09-12-21 6:31 AM     Reply [Subscribe]
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I am a permanent resident and my wife is right now here in USA who is in Tourist Visa ( B1). Can I apply I 130 & I 485 concurrently, if she is already in USA? She will travel back home by the end of year and plan to visit me again after sometime next year.
Posted on 09-13-21 10:08 AM     [Snapshot: 156]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Yes you can file i130/130A and i485 all together. Your wife may want to file EAD/AP as well for free. If your wife travels outside US without AP, her i485 will be considered abandoned and denied.
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Posted on 09-14-21 3:56 PM     [Snapshot: 301]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Thanks for your reply. How do you do in such cases? She is in her Tourist Visa and needs to go back home in next 5 months ( she has initial 5 months of visa) and I doubt somoene will get AP in such small period of time?
Posted on 09-15-21 11:19 AM     [Snapshot: 386]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Option 1: File everything. She stays in the US till she gets AP or GC whichever comes first. She can travel thereafter.

Option 2: File i130 only and she will go through visa interview in Nepal.

If you file i130/i485 both and she leaves the US without AP, her i485 will be denied and then she has to go through visa interview in Nepal. For that you have to file i824 ($465) with up to a year of processing time after i130 is approved so uscis forwards your case to NVC. In short, you will be wasting i485 and i824 ($1,600) and be adding almost 1 year of additional processing time if she leaves US without AP.
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Posted on 03-16-22 1:17 PM     [Snapshot: 1657]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Thanks. I filed her I 130 ( stating her address as of US address) and she is in Nepal now. She will be back to US again in US in June. Can we file i 485 then making it almost like concurrent filing ? Can someone file i 485 while being on B2? As she is entering US in non-immigrant visa and will be filing for immigrant visa? And once i 485 is filed for her can she remain in US legally even after her 6 month is expired ( B2) ? Please advise.
Posted on 03-16-22 8:07 PM     [Snapshot: 1732]     Reply [Subscribe]
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Tracker, only US citizen can file I 130 and 485 concurrently. Since you are GC holder you have to file I130 first and wait for visa number to be current for GC sponsor for spouse. Please check USCIS website and check if your date of filing is current. You will need to wait for communication from USCIS saying your visa number is available. 

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