Hello- and thanks for taking my question. Here is the situation. My approved I-130 is currently at NVC stage. Here is the timeline:
PD-Feb 12, 2018.
Visa available July 2019 (F2A became current per visa bulletin).
I-130 approved Aug 16 2019.
NVC sent me email OCT 2019 with generic: you have 1 year to respond or we will terminate the processing of your visa.
SO normally, the NVC sends this email soon after after a visa number becomes available. In my case, a visa number was available last July. I need to prolong the processing of this visa as long as possible. I need for someone to tell me the law: Is it 1 year from visa availability (July 2019) to submit the ds-260 visa application or 1 year from the time my I-130 was approved by USCIS (Aug 2019) or 1 year from when nvc sent me the email in October 2019.
Even a few months of delay will help as he will finish his college in May of 2021. It's 3 months from document submission to interview in Montreal, then he has 6 months to activate his visa, cross a POE. My timeline is tight which is why I am looking for legal ways to delay at this stage. Thanks.
It is 1 year from your most recent communication with the NVC. We have a letter that I send every 10-11 months ... this will keep the file open and 're-start- the 1 year clock.
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