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  • K3 Visa Historical Processing Times

    The following graphs indicate the historical processing times for various key steps along the way to obtaining a K3 Visa. This is useful so you can judge historic and current trends in processing times. The x-axis of the graphs indicates the date for the data with the most recent dates being on the far right (the far left is the oldest dates). The y-axis represents the actual processing time for that historical period.

    > The statistics below are generated from the member supported timeline section and reflect actual data provided by members just like you! Remember to add or update your timeline here.

    Step 1: I-130 NOA1 Issue Time --> Filing date to I-130 NOA1 Date
    **** NOTE: K3 Visa Applicants only need the Receipt notice (NOA1) and then they may proceed to step 3. I-130 approval (NOA2) is not required to move to step 3!

    Step 2: I-130 Processing Time at Service Centers --> I-130 NOA1 to NOA2 (Approval) Time

    Step 3:
    I-129F Processing Time at Service Centers for K3 Visas --> I-129F NOA1 to NOA2 (Approval) Time

    Step 4: I-129F Approval Time (NOA2) until NVC Receives (time it takes to ship and receive approved I-129F)

    Step 5: I-129F Processing Time at the NVC

    Step 6: Time from NVC Approval of I-129F until Embassy receives the petition (time it takes to ship and receive approved I-129F)

    Step 7: Embassy K-3 Visa Processing Time (receives petition until issues visa)
    NOTE: This is an average of all consulates (see K3 stats page for more information)


    For more detailed additional information please the the K-3 Visa Statistics page.

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