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    Where to pause in I-130 process?

    We have a pending I-130 (NOA1: 10-11-11) but are not eligible to file our I-601/212 until 12/13. At some point we need to pause the process to wait out the clock. The question is whether we should proceed with NVC processing and then reshedule our embassy interview or put the NVC filing on hold. I'm worried about the procedural changes for in-country filing and how that may overwhelm USCIS and slow down (even more) processing times. Thoughts?
    11/28/08 Husband left the USA
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    From what I have seen, most people who aren't ready for the visa interview slow down the NVC stage. As long as you communicate with them at least once a year(this can be calling, sending an email to them, providing documents) your case will remain open. I haven't done this, but it might not hurt to go ahead and do the NVC and then just reschedule when he is ban is up in 2013. That way you don't have to worry about how the new processing will affect your case.
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    Thanks, perhaps I'm being too paranoid but when I read Laurel's comments about the increased caseload they are expecting and how she may increase charges to $10-12k and still have a wait list I started to get nervous. More thoughts are appreciated!
    11/28/08 Husband left the USA
    11/28/13 INA 212(6)(B) 5 year unwaivable ban ended
    12/14/13 Waiver Packet Mailed
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