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FINALLY!(5 months waiting) received NOA...now what?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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O.K. so after 5 months I have finally recived my NOA (receipt) from my I-130. I read on the flow chart but want to make sure about my next step. Do I send the NOA copy with the I129f only. Are there any other documents I need to send? Also do I send it to the same service center where my NOA came from?

Thanks alot for all your help! :blush:

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Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Mumbai, India

Marriage : 2007-08-05

I-130 Sent : 2007-08-29 <----yeah amazing huh?????

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-01-16

I-130 Approved : 2008-08-26

NVC Received : 2008-09-03

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2008-09-15

Pay I-864 Bill 2008-09-15

Receive I-864 Package :

Return Completed I-864 : 2008-09-20

Return Completed DS-3032 : 2008-09-15

Receive IV Bill : 2008-09-23

RFE Yikes! 2008-10-28

More RFE's : Need a different police clearance and photographs were rejected (twice) 1-20-09

NVC case completed!! 2009-2-18

Medical Exam 2009-3-25 (what a healthy indian:) must be all the veggies lol!

Interview Date: 2009-4-02

Wife getting anxious! 2009-4-02...recieved the call from him, then jumped up and down in circles and cried (so like me)

Visa in hand: 2009-4-03 God thank you for all the understanding, God bless us and our love...you are amazing and I have always and will always praise you through any storm.

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First, I would suggest considering to pursue a CR1/IR1 visa before continuing with the K3. You already have 5 months of wait time for the I-130 petition. Submiting a I-129f petition now will start your waiting period again.

You can calculate the averages from the timeline link above. The choice is yours of course.

If you pursue the K3 then send a xerox (photo) copy of the NOA1 with the I-129f petition. You will need another set of G325as with original signatures and passport pictures, copies of birth certificates, marriage certificate, a cover letter, etc. as listed in the guides. You do send the petition to the service center the NOA1 is issued from.


Naturalization

3/23/14 - N400 package sent to Phoenix

3/27/14 - N400 package delivered

4/3/14 - NOA1 receipt date

4/4/14 - check cashed

04/29/14 - biometrics date

07/01/14 - interview date

xx/xx/xx - Oath Ceremony

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Hello Aingella, my wife is still in the Philippines. Meryll's interview is scheduled February 6.


Naturalization

3/23/14 - N400 package sent to Phoenix

3/27/14 - N400 package delivered

4/3/14 - NOA1 receipt date

4/4/14 - check cashed

04/29/14 - biometrics date

07/01/14 - interview date

xx/xx/xx - Oath Ceremony

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First, I would suggest considering to pursue a CR1/IR1 visa before continuing with the K3. You already have 5 months of wait time for the I-130 petition. Submiting a I-129f petition now will start your waiting period again.

You can calculate the averages from the timeline link above. The choice is yours of course.

If you pursue the K3 then send a xerox (photo) copy of the NOA1 with the I-129f petition. You will need another set of G325as with original signatures and passport pictures, copies of birth certificates, marriage certificate, a cover letter, etc. as listed in the guides. You do send the petition to the service center the NOA1 is issued from.

Hello, I agree with Edp33...five months difference is a lot. I would forget the K3 and move forward with your I-130. And besides, your I-130 should be approved anytime soon. But it's your call.


4.28.07 - Married in Jalisco Mexico - Cozumel Honeymoon for 2 weeks

***I-130***

5.24.07 - I-130 Received in CSC

7.14.07 - Received NOA1 (WOW after 6 weeks, I was worried...called INS and told me CSC had a computer "glitch" causing delays on printing Receipt notices and approvals)

10.30.07 - APPROVED No email, the NOA2 came in the mail...hard copy.

***1-129F***

7.23.07 - I-129F received in Chicago

7.30.07 - Received NOA1

11.21.07 - APPROVED!!!! APPROVED. GOT AN E-MAIL ON THANKSGIVING!

03.03.08- INTERVIEW IN CIUDAD JUAREZ. VISA GRANTED ON 03.03.2008

***AOS & EAD***

3.10.08 - Case Received at Chicago Lockbox, check cashed 3.14.08

3.17.08 - Received both NOA's in the mail

3.21.08 - Received Biometrics appointment letter in the mail, biometrics Appt. 4.02.08

5.05.08 - EAD Card Production ordered GOT EMAIL (we received the same email on 5.09.08)

5.13.08 - Approval Email for EAD (so the card was ordered first, and then we were approved...hum)

5.15.08 - EAD Card Received in mail.

8.08.08 - WE GOT OUR INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT YAY...9/12/08 - INTERVIEW APPROVED

9.24.08 - Received Green Card in the mail YEAH!

***I-751***

6.15.10 - Mailed I-751 Docs to CSC, check cashed 6.24.10

6.26.10 - Received NOA in mail dated 6.21.10

6.29.10 - Received Biometrics appointment for 7.15.10

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
Timeline
First, I would suggest considering to pursue a CR1/IR1 visa before continuing with the K3. You already have 5 months of wait time for the I-130 petition. Submiting a I-129f petition now will start your waiting period again.

You can calculate the averages from the timeline link above. The choice is yours of course.

If you pursue the K3 then send a xerox (photo) copy of the NOA1 with the I-129f petition. You will need another set of G325as with original signatures and passport pictures, copies of birth certificates, marriage certificate, a cover letter, etc. as listed in the guides. You do send the petition to the service center the NOA1 is issued from.

Hello, I agree with Edp33...five months difference is a lot. I would forget the K3 and move forward with your I-130. And besides, your I-130 should be approved anytime soon. But it's your call.

Thanks you guys!!!!! Now I really dont know which route totake because I dont know what CR1/IR1 Visas are I will continue doing research. Thanks a bunch! I didnt even know there was another option.


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Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Mumbai, India

Marriage : 2007-08-05

I-130 Sent : 2007-08-29 <----yeah amazing huh?????

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-01-16

I-130 Approved : 2008-08-26

NVC Received : 2008-09-03

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2008-09-15

Pay I-864 Bill 2008-09-15

Receive I-864 Package :

Return Completed I-864 : 2008-09-20

Return Completed DS-3032 : 2008-09-15

Receive IV Bill : 2008-09-23

RFE Yikes! 2008-10-28

More RFE's : Need a different police clearance and photographs were rejected (twice) 1-20-09

NVC case completed!! 2009-2-18

Medical Exam 2009-3-25 (what a healthy indian:) must be all the veggies lol!

Interview Date: 2009-4-02

Wife getting anxious! 2009-4-02...recieved the call from him, then jumped up and down in circles and cried (so like me)

Visa in hand: 2009-4-03 God thank you for all the understanding, God bless us and our love...you are amazing and I have always and will always praise you through any storm.

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With CR-1/IR-1 it is an Immigrant rather than Non-immigrant visa - so your wife will have the green card right away and be able to work as soon as she arrives. You do not have the headaches of AoS and you save about $900. Since you have already waited 5 months I think that is the best road to take. Either way I think you are looking at a total of 9-12 months wait nowadays. I was originally thinking of K-3 but with the longer processing times I have decided to go CR-1.



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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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With CR-1/IR-1 it is an Immigrant rather than Non-immigrant visa - so your wife will have the green card right away and be able to work as soon as she arrives. You do not have the headaches of AoS and you save about $900. Since you have already waited 5 months I think that is the best road to take. Either way I think you are looking at a total of 9-12 months wait nowadays. I was originally thinking of K-3 but with the longer processing times I have decided to go CR-1.

Hi,

What if we have filed the K3 already and decided to just continue the IR since we dont get any NOA yet from filing K3, how is it??

we filed the IR-130 Sept. 24, 2007 to nebraska, received NOA receipt date Jan. 7, 2008 from California. when i check online the receipt number it says received JAN 7,2008 in California and at our NOA receive date is SEPT 25,2007? the USCIS site says they will honor the date when the package was received. i am so confused now, since we filed it to NEBRASKA and they forwarded it to CALIFORNIA? :help:

is there someone out here experienced this already and what's the real score????? THANKS...........

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