On May 2011, my husband was approved on petition I-130. We then applied for from I-824 (we had a lawyer). I-824 was approved on April 2012. The next step we needed to do was pay the fees to NVC and wait for the visa appointment to see if he would be approved. However, we decided to put the NVC step on hold because president Obama had passed the DACA petition. We applied for it on our own and my husband was approved. The DACA is only good for two years. I want him to become a permanent resident. What can I do to keep the previous petitions from getting expired? Could we pick up where we left off with NVC by sending in the forms and fees? We want to do this before his temporary residency expires. Possibliy sometime next year. I understand he may still leave the country.