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K-3 Only (No K-1)-How Long DS-230 Received til NVC Completes & Sends to Embassy?

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Hi K-3 Forum:

We decided not to file K-1. NVC received DS-230 on September 1st, and phone message says "6-8 weeks to complete case and then we'll be notified." Assuming that we have no mistakes in DS-230, and I-864 is approved, how long should we realistically expect NVC to finish and send to Embassy in Bangkok?

Thanks,

Chris

P.S. My first post, so I'll respond and add timeline if VisaJourney doesn't generate it automatically.

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Chris,

You seem to be involved with an immigrant visa application, not a K3 visa application.

Yodrak

Hi K-3 Forum:

We decided not to file K-1. NVC received DS-230 on September 1st, and phone message says "6-8 weeks to complete case and then we'll be notified." Assuming that we have no mistakes in DS-230, and I-864 is approved, how long should we realistically expect NVC to finish and send to Embassy in Bangkok?

Thanks,

Chris

P.S. My first post, so I'll respond and add timeline if VisaJourney doesn't generate it automatically.

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Dear Yodrak:

Aha, because I have memory like a sieve for these alpha-numeric immigration designation categories, I was confused. Based on your reply, I've determined that we are indeed going IR-1/CR-1 route.

Now I will correct my timeline/data info, and check into the other forum ;)

Best regards,

Chris

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Chris,

Check the VJ Immigration Timelines for recent experiences with the NVC's handling of immigrant visa applications.

Yodrak

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We decided not to file K-1. NVC received DS-230 on September 1st, and phone message says "6-8 weeks to complete case and then we'll be notified." Assuming that we have no mistakes in DS-230, and I-864 is approved, how long should we realistically expect NVC to finish and send to Embassy in Bangkok?

Thanks,

Chris

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Dear Yodrak:

Yodrak is a good correspondent. Yes, I did that. There were 8 records for IR-1/CR-1 for Thailand, all within last 24 months. A few of the timelines looked wrong, wrong, wrong; e.g. one person claimed they sent I-130 and got Packet 3 four days later!

Nonetheless, confirmed what I really wanted to know. NVC got DS-230 & checklist complete on September 1st. We should reasonably expect NVC to be complete and send package to Bangkok within 2 weeks, any earlier then that's good luck.

Best regards,

Chris

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Chris,

Don't restrict yourself to cases going to Thailand. There are two main groupings of countries for which the NVC does more or less of the visa application pre-processing. Look at all countries that are in the same group as Thailand, eliminating those like the one you reference that is obviously incorrect.

Yodrak

Dear Yodrak:

Yodrak is a good correspondent. Yes, I did that. There were 8 records for IR-1/CR-1 for Thailand, all within last 24 months. A few of the timelines looked wrong, wrong, wrong; e.g. one person claimed they sent I-130 and got Packet 3 four days later!

Nonetheless, confirmed what I really wanted to know. NVC got DS-230 & checklist complete on September 1st. We should reasonably expect NVC to be complete and send package to Bangkok within 2 weeks, any earlier then that's good luck.

Best regards,

Chris

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