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HI TO ALL VJ MEMBERS???

how long does an IR visa to get approved... were almost two years married so i want to apply for it..

we are still gathering some requirements... my husband is in iraq...

we need information and suggestions!!!

thanks...

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HI TO ALL VJ MEMBERS???

how long does an IR visa to get approved... were almost two years married so i want to apply for it..

we are still gathering some requirements... my husband is in iraq...

we need information and suggestions!!!

thanks...

Technically CR-IR Visa can take up to maximum 12 months..

As for K Visas it can take up to maximum 6 months..

THAT's TECHNICALLY!!

Reality..

I have seen K Visa wait for 12 months.. almost the same with CR-IR, some IR go for 18 months..

This is due to the backlog @ USCIS until now they still haven't sort things out..

But as soon as you get out of USCIS and get to NVC.. Everything will get smoother, and faster... As long as the paperworks your providing are correct..

Good Luck!!

If you ask me for opinion.. I would go for IR.. Why? Its cheaper in the long run..

IR = (I-130 $355) (AOS fee $70) (VISA fee $400) That's it.. Your good for 10 yrs..

K3 = (I-130 $355) (I-129F who knows??) (K VISA fee $131) (Removing Conditon $500 more) etc..


IR-1 Visa for Wife

NVC Case Complete = January 2, 2008

Received Packet 4 here in the US (Interview Packet) = January 18, 2008

Case Left NVC Forwarded to USEM Manila = January 23, 2008

SLEC Medical = Jan 31 and Feb 1, 2008 (2 days)

USEM Manila Interview = February 20, 2008 @ 8:30am = DONE! (Status: 2 Months wait is over APPROVED)

CFO Guidance & Counseling = April 17, 2008

Visa in Hand = April 18, 2008 (Our Wedding Anniversary)

Arrival in the US and POE = April 23, 2008 JFK Intl. Airport New York City

Social Security Card = May 2, 2008

Green Card in Hand = August 18,2008

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HI TO ALL VJ MEMBERS???

how long does an IR visa to get approved... were almost two years married so i want to apply for it..

we are still gathering some requirements... my husband is in iraq...

we need information and suggestions!!!

thanks...

Technically CR-IR Visa can take up to maximum 12 months..

As for K Visas it can take up to maximum 6 months..

THAT's TECHNICALLY!!

Reality..

I have seen K Visa wait for 12 months.. almost the same with CR-IR, some IR go for 18 months..

This is due to the backlog @ USCIS until now they still haven't sort things out..

But as soon as you get out of USCIS and get to NVC.. Everything will get smoother, and faster... As long as the paperworks your providing are correct..

Good Luck!!

If you ask me for opinion.. I would go for IR.. Why? Its cheaper in the long run..

IR = (I-130 $355) (AOS fee $70) (VISA fee $400) That's it.. Your good for 10 yrs..

K3 = (I-130 $355) (I-129F who knows??) (K VISA fee $131) (Removing Conditon $500 more) etc..

thanks for ur reply,, i appreciate it!! :yes:

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HI TO ALL VJ MEMBERS???

how long does an IR visa to get approved... were almost two years married so i want to apply for it..

we are still gathering some requirements... my husband is in iraq...

we need information and suggestions!!!

thanks...

You migh want to call the embassy and ask if your husband can file DCF (Direct Consular Fileing). This would save you some time and I believe you can do this if he's on active duty with U.S. military. Aldo, if you have any children together, make sure the births are registered with the embassy so their citizenship can be recognized.


First trip 01-17-07

Married 02-05-07

What Service Center was filed at? Nebraska transferred to California

Provide dates for the following:

I-130 sent (Mailed)..........................3-12-07

1st NOA (Receipt Notice) .................3-29-07

2nd NOA (Approval Notice) e-mail.....6-15-07

Bill for I-864 processing fee rcd and sent..7-24-07

I-864 Packet Received......................8-18-07

I-864 Mailed to NV............................8-20-07

Bill for DS-230 received....................8-29-07

Payment for DS-230 sent..................8-30-07

DS-230 Packet received..................10-25-07

DS-230 Packet sent to NVC..............10-29-07

Case Completed..............................11-16-07

Case Forwarded to Embassy.............11-30-07

Packet recieved from NVC................12-07-07

Medical complete...............................1-04-08

Leave for Manila................................1-19-08

Interview and approval......................1-22-08

Visa in Hand .....................................1-24-08

Arrived in USA...................................3-19-08

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HI TO ALL VJ MEMBERS???

how long does an IR visa to get approved... were almost two years married so i want to apply for it..

we are still gathering some requirements... my husband is in iraq...

we need information and suggestions!!!

thanks...

You migh want to call the embassy and ask if your husband can file DCF (Direct Consular Fileing). This would save you some time and I believe you can do this if he's on active duty with U.S. military. Aldo, if you have any children together, make sure the births are registered with the embassy so their citizenship can be recognized.

hello i remember that u mentioned this before, but some of the members here said that we should send it to the uscis... we already have a son, we will register him and get a US passport when my husbands take his rnr soon..

thanks

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HI TO ALL VJ MEMBERS???

how long does an IR visa to get approved... were almost two years married so i want to apply for it..

we are still gathering some requirements... my husband is in iraq...

we need information and suggestions!!!

thanks...

As for my experience with the IR visa, technically, it should be fast but then again, in reality mine took a long while to get out of Vermont Service Center like 8 months long but after that, it was a breeze. My visa was even delivered 48 hours after my embassy interview

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hello i remember that u mentioned this before, but some of the members here said that we should send it to the uscis... we already have a son, we will register him and get a US passport when my husbands take his rnr soon..

thanks

Yupz.. You can do that too..

Check this link for more info..

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showforum=82


IR-1 Visa for Wife

NVC Case Complete = January 2, 2008

Received Packet 4 here in the US (Interview Packet) = January 18, 2008

Case Left NVC Forwarded to USEM Manila = January 23, 2008

SLEC Medical = Jan 31 and Feb 1, 2008 (2 days)

USEM Manila Interview = February 20, 2008 @ 8:30am = DONE! (Status: 2 Months wait is over APPROVED)

CFO Guidance & Counseling = April 17, 2008

Visa in Hand = April 18, 2008 (Our Wedding Anniversary)

Arrival in the US and POE = April 23, 2008 JFK Intl. Airport New York City

Social Security Card = May 2, 2008

Green Card in Hand = August 18,2008

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