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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: India
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Hi, my I-130 and I-129F both got approved together. Can I choose to pursue both paths simultaneously? Do I need to inform USCIS or NVC that I intend to do that? My attorney thinks that it could be done but has never done it before herself. I have read cases on this forum where people did do this. Please post if you have had such an experience.


I-130/CR1

Service Center: CSC

Mailed --- April 12, 2007

NOA1 --- May 4, 2007

Notice Date --- April 18, 2007

Upgraded (USC) --- Dec 21, 2007 (Infopass says this is my new NOA1 date)

Acknowledged --- Dec 26, 2007

Touched --- Jan 16, 2008

Service Request --- Feb 5, 2008 (received letter saying another 60 days to go)

Infopass --- April 16, 2008 (same answer as above)

NOA2 --- April 23, 2008

K-3/I-129F

Service Center: CSC

Mailed --- Dec 21, 2007

NOA1 --- Dec 26, 2007

Notice Date --- Dec 27, 2007

Touched --- Jan 3, 2008

NOA2 --- April 23, 2008

NVC receives case --- May 2, 2008

NVC assigns case number --- May 5, 2008

Case forwarded to embassy --- May 6, 2008

Packet 3 submitted --- May 26, 2008 (never received Pkt 3 in mail)

Packet 4 Received --- Jun 1, 2008

Interview Date -- Mid-July 2008 -- Received K3!!!

AOS

Service Center: CSC

Mailed --- Aug 10, 2009

Receipt notice --- Aug 30, 2009

Biometrics --- Sept 16, 2009

Interview Letter --- Oct 3, 2009

Interview --- Nov 19, 2009

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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You may want to read this: http://www.uscis.gov/uscis-ext-templating/...0000ecd190aRCRD

More than likely they will hold the I-130 back and let the I-129F continue on for a K-3 visa. They are doing this because the vast majority of K-3 visas resulted in adjustment of status in the USA, this is a labor saving mesure to save NVC and Consulate from doing extra work only to have to return the I-130 back to USCIS when the K-3 adjusts status.

The decision to do K-3 OR CR-1 needs to be made before filing the I-129F


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Hi, my I-130 and I-129F both got approved together. Can I choose to pursue both paths simultaneously? Do I need to inform USCIS or NVC that I intend to do that? My attorney thinks that it could be done but has never done it before herself. I have read cases on this forum where people did do this. Please post if you have had such an experience.

Both may continue on. The USCIS has been forwarding both to the NVC lately. If you get a case number for your I-130 and a letter from the NVC about your 129F, then you'll know the answer.

The choice should be made before filing and that's probably good for people who are filing now to hear, but a lot of us who are finally getting approvals now filed at a time where it was the popular consensus of the board to file the 129F anyway and go with whatever gets approved first because CR-1's were taking 400+ days from NOA1 to interview and the USCIS had forwarded both in the past (as they seem to be doing again). Hindsight is 20/20.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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hi guys!

i called the nvc last wednesday. our i-129 was finally forwarded to the embassy... while for i-130, the 3230 and aos were generated.

as per nvc staff, it's okay to process the two petitions at the same time, since they will generate different visas.

personally, i'd be happy to receive whichever visa so i can be with my hubby soon... i'm not really picky! he he he... never mind if it'll cost me an additional 1k for aos!

oh well, things happen for a reason.... let's see what will happen next.

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hi guys!

i called the nvc last wednesday. our i-129 was finally forwarded to the embassy... while for i-130, the 3230 and aos were generated.

as per nvc staff, it's okay to process the two petitions at the same time, since they will generate different visas.

personally, i'd be happy to receive whichever visa so i can be with my hubby soon... i'm not really picky! he he he... never mind if it'll cost me an additional 1k for aos!

oh well, things happen for a reason.... let's see what will happen next.

Here's a kicker!

K3 approved first..interview came...got visa...same day CR1 interview package came..

so my husband could literally come here but now has to stay back until May 15th interview..UNBELIEVABLE! :huh: Attorney advised he stay there and get it all finished up, it will save time, aggravation and money...I just hope CR1 goes as smooth as K3

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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hi guys!

i called the nvc last wednesday. our i-129 was finally forwarded to the embassy... while for i-130, the 3230 and aos were generated.

as per nvc staff, it's okay to process the two petitions at the same time, since they will generate different visas.

personally, i'd be happy to receive whichever visa so i can be with my hubby soon... i'm not really picky! he he he... never mind if it'll cost me an additional 1k for aos!

oh well, things happen for a reason.... let's see what will happen next.

Here's a kicker!

K3 approved first..interview came...got visa...same day CR1 interview package came..

so my husband could literally come here but now has to stay back until May 15th interview..UNBELIEVABLE! :huh: Attorney advised he stay there and get it all finished up, it will save time, aggravation and money...I just hope CR1 goes as smooth as K3

really? oh wow... i'm not overly sure if we'll be able to finish the cr1 process by the time i get an interview schedule... we just started (as in, we just sent the 3230)...

however, hubby and i will probably go back to manila later on this year for the cr1 interview since my mom's health is a bit precarious... and we'd gladly take any excuse to come home.... by then, the hubby will be able to take another leave of absence...

let's see....

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: India
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A quick update for anyone in the same boat as me. NVC assigned a case number to both the K3 and the CR1 applications. Looks like they are both processing in parallel. So far so good! See my timeline below.


I-130/CR1

Service Center: CSC

Mailed --- April 12, 2007

NOA1 --- May 4, 2007

Notice Date --- April 18, 2007

Upgraded (USC) --- Dec 21, 2007 (Infopass says this is my new NOA1 date)

Acknowledged --- Dec 26, 2007

Touched --- Jan 16, 2008

Service Request --- Feb 5, 2008 (received letter saying another 60 days to go)

Infopass --- April 16, 2008 (same answer as above)

NOA2 --- April 23, 2008

K-3/I-129F

Service Center: CSC

Mailed --- Dec 21, 2007

NOA1 --- Dec 26, 2007

Notice Date --- Dec 27, 2007

Touched --- Jan 3, 2008

NOA2 --- April 23, 2008

NVC receives case --- May 2, 2008

NVC assigns case number --- May 5, 2008

Case forwarded to embassy --- May 6, 2008

Packet 3 submitted --- May 26, 2008 (never received Pkt 3 in mail)

Packet 4 Received --- Jun 1, 2008

Interview Date -- Mid-July 2008 -- Received K3!!!

AOS

Service Center: CSC

Mailed --- Aug 10, 2009

Receipt notice --- Aug 30, 2009

Biometrics --- Sept 16, 2009

Interview Letter --- Oct 3, 2009

Interview --- Nov 19, 2009

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