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hello! please is there anyone who can help?

me and my boyfriend, we decided to get married in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and has applied for US visa..He is American citizenship. we do not know for which visa apply..if someone has the experience, tell us and explain the process .. thanks

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if your married 2 years or less its a CRI1 two years or more IR1.. my best advice is to go for the CR1 or IR1 whichever applies to your situation because your husband will obtain a green card upon arrival in the US. K3 visa is going through this whole long process only to have to APPLY for a green card once you get to the states. pointless? yes I know. CR1 my thoughts

http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1

that is the guide for CRI1 IR1 process. good luck!

Edited by ItsGonnaBeWorthIt

USCIS : 7 months
Marriage : March 21, 2014
I-130 Sent : April 18, 2014
I-130 NOA1 : April 22, 2014
I-130 Approved: November 14, 2014 
after two service request

NVC6 months
Received : December 1, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : January 1, 2015
Pay AOS Bill : January 9, 2015
Submit DS-261 : January 7, 2015
Receive IV Bill : January 15, 2015 
called after AOS showed paid, they released it overnight)
Pay IV Bill : January 23, 2015
Send IV and AOS: January 29, 2015
Scan date: February 3, 2015
Checklist: March 19, 2015
 (only need to send south Africa police report)
Case Complete: June 3, 2015 

EMBASSY: 10 months
Interview appointment letter : December 4, 2015
Interview Date : January 21, 2016 
medical wasn't complete
Second interview date: April 4th 2016
Interview Result :APPROVED!!!

Visa Received : 4/13/2016 ( they sent us a email stating our visa was ready for pick up)

USA LIFE
US Entry :4/29/2016 
Social Security : 5/10/2016 (filed from the actual office)
State ID: 5/14/2016
Started working!!: 5/25/2016
Finally paid green card fee: 6/24/2016 ( note said we will receive it within 60 days)
Green card in hand: 7/5/2016 10 year green card we done!! 

1st king born: 6/30/2016

April 2017 update: Marriage still going strong, baby boy getting bigger. Life is good 

 

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hello! please is there anyone who can help?

me and my boyfriend, we decided to get married in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and has applied for US visa..He is American citizenship. we do not know for which visa apply..if someone has the experience, tell us and explain the process .. thanks

In order to apply for the K-3 you would need to apply for the IR1/CR-1 first. This is how you do it, first you submit your I-130 application package to USCIS then after a week or so you will receive a NOA-1 by mail. You would then submit your I-129f application package which is the K-3 along with your NOA-1 notice and thats it. You will have both applications file and approve if everything is done correctly, BUT the downfall is the K-3 visa will dismiss once it gets to NVC IF the I-130 gets to the NVC before the I-129f aka K-3 visa.

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