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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom

Can anyone help?????? Has anyone heard of the law offices of Christopher Ingram and if so what do they know. My fianceed and I have been advised to marry and apply for a K3 but I am wary of using lawyers, just need some advise

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Can anyone help?????? Has anyone heard of the law offices of Christopher Ingram and if so what do they know. My fianceed and I have been advised to marry and apply for a K3 but I am wary of using lawyers, just need some advise

I've never heard of them, but that doesn't mean they're not reputable.

What's your story? Why are they suggesting you marry first?

Our K-1 Timeline

01/12/08: Attorney mailed petition to CSC

01/22/08: NOA1

05/27/08: NOA2

06/03/08: NVC received

06/04/08: NVC forwarded to Rio de Janeiro consulate

06/09/08: Consulate received

06/23/08: Packet 3 sent

08/19/08: Interview!! (Approved!!)

08/27/08: Visa in hand

09/12/08: POE (Washington DC)

09/25/08: Applied for Social Security card

10/06/08: Social Security card received

11/12/08: Marriage!!

AOS Timeline

03/21/09: Mailed AOS docs to Chicago

03/23/09: AOS packet received in Chicago

03/31/09: NOA1

04/03/09: NOA1 Received (His Birthday!!)

04/17/09: Received notice that our case was transferred to CSC on 4/13/09

04/17/09: My case has been entered into the USCIS system!!

04/23/09: Biometrics appointment

05/11/09: AP approved

05/12/09: Case arrived at CSC for further processing

05/13/09: EAD approved

05/13/09: AOS Touched

05/14/09: AP received

05/15/09: EAD card received

06/25/09: Card production ordered

07/06/09: Approval notice sent

07/06/09: Card Received!!!

Removal of Conditions

03/23/11: Will mail I-751


03/23/12: Will mail N-400


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada

My lawyer was a complete waste of skin. If I had seen this website before we filed, I would have never used him. Unless your case involves unusual circumstance, you really can handle it with the resources here. But as Carol and Bruno said, you would probably get better advice here if we knew your story...


7/11/2007 - I-130 NO1A Hard Copy

8/13/2007 - Son Drayson born in Sudbury, Ontario.

9/6/2007 - I-129F NO1

10/15/2007 - Trip to Toronto for Dray's Consular Birth Abroad, SS application, and US passport

3/18/2008 - NOA2 for both I-129 and I-130!! No touches or email notifications at all!

4/2/2008 - estimated that NVC received

4/9/2008 - estimated that K-3 was sent from NVC to USEMontreal

4/16/2008 - Received hardcopy from NVC

4/16/2008 - Packet 3 Received

4/24/2008 - Packet 3 Sent to USEMontreal

7/14/2008 Interview in Montreal!!!!

7/17/2008 Visa received

7/18/2008 POE Sault Ste Marie Michigan

8/21/2008 moving day...back to Anchorage, Alaska!

4/20/2009 AOS granted, 10 year Green Card arrives, Social Security # given :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China

Lawyers LOVE the K-3, added paperwork on the front end I-129F for K-3, and possible added paperwork later Adjustment of status fro K-3 to get green-card.

Consider CR-1 visa, compare time lines, you will find that for UK Cr-1 is not much longer to get.

Use timelines, filter for UK and sort by interview date, and look at the total time column.

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list...om&dfile=No (K-3)

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list...om&dfile=No (CR-1)

CR-1 has less paperwork to file over all, cost less, and results in a green-card upon entry to the USA.

Dose your future spouse want to take a JOB soon after arriving in the USA? K-3 is NOT work auth and cannot work until getting Green-card or EAD. EAD can take 90 days or more to get, all that time the K-3 holder cannot Work, get SSN or even apply for a driver's license. All these things can be done by a CR-1 visa holder because they get green-card at the time they arrive in the USA.

A Big NOTE: Lawyers cannot make the process go any faster. The community on VJ is mostly a DIY community and do not use lawyers, they just follow the guides and have no problems . Only if there is something complex about the case do people consult a lawyer.

OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.



Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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