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do you think its fair that H4 visas are granted sooner (almost instantly) than K3 or CR-1 when K3 or CR-1 petitioners are US citizens and H1 people have little or no status...


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Approved: 12/23/08

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do you think its fair that H4 visas are granted sooner (almost instantly) than K3 or CR-1 when K3 or CR-1 petitioners are US citizens and H1 people have little or no status...

Its definitely not but immigrant visa always takes longer to process..dependent visa does not grant employment authorization or anything..I know but still it sucks to be a citizen in the case of visa filing.


Vermont Service Center I-130 Track: 101 Days

  • I-130 Sent : 2008-04-19
  • I-130 NOA1: 2008-04-29
  • I-130 Approved: 2008-07-29 :)

NVC CR-1 Visa Track: 54 days

  • 2008-08-01: Case received at NVC
  • 2008-08-02: DS3032 Emailed
  • 2008-08-05: Obtained IIN (after 2 tries)
  • 2008-08-07: AOS Fee Bill Paid Online
  • 2008-08-08: I-864 package mailed usps express
  • 2008-08-12: DS-3032 (Choice of Agent) received and entered into system
  • 2008-08-13: IV Fee Bill generated / IV Fee Bill paid online
  • 2008-08-14: IV Fee Bill Shows Paid
  • 2008-09-03: DS-230 (w/o PCC) package mailed usps express
  • 2008-09-05: DS-230 package entered into system and under review
  • 2008-09-15: DS230 RFE generated for PCC
  • 2008-09-18: NVC Received missing PCC.
  • 2008-09-24: CASE COMPLETE
  • 2008-10-03: Interview Date Assigned for Nov 19th
  • 2008-10-07: NVC Left - Welcome to Mumbai.

Mumbai Consulate Track

  • 2008-10-10: Embassy Received
  • 2008-11-05: Medical Appt.
  • 2008-11-19: Interview

  • 2008-11-27: A very Happy Thanksgiving.. POE Washington DC :)

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do you think its fair that H4 visas are granted sooner (almost instantly) than K3 or CR-1 when K3 or CR-1 petitioners are US citizens and H1 people have little or no status...

Its definitely not but immigrant visa always takes longer to process..dependent visa does not grant employment authorization or anything..I know but still it sucks to be a citizen in the case of visa filing.

in that case, K3 doesnt grant employment authorization either...this is one F***ed up process most of which doesnt make any sense...fiance gets priority over wives/husbands..H1 dependents can accompany their spouses while our spouses cannot and have to wait....H1 dependents who are nobodies in this country (cannot earn and dont pay taxes), basically, can have a nice vacation here while our spouses sit there and wait for us....shame on USCIS!!


USCIS (Vermont Service Center) Journey

Mailed I-130 Packet on 05/27/08

Approved: 12/23/08

NVC Journey

NVC Case Number assigned 01/02/09

Case Completed 01/21/09

End of Visa Journey

New Delhi Embassy Interview 03/17/09

VISA APPROVED!!!!!

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do you think its fair that H4 visas are granted sooner (almost instantly) than K3 or CR-1 when K3 or CR-1 petitioners are US citizens and H1 people have little or no status...

Its definitely not but immigrant visa always takes longer to process..dependent visa does not grant employment authorization or anything..I know but still it sucks to be a citizen in the case of visa filing.

in that case, K3 doesnt grant employment authorization either...this is one F***ed up process most of which doesnt make any sense...fiance gets priority over wives/husbands..H1 dependents can accompany their spouses while our spouses cannot and have to wait....H1 dependents who are nobodies in this country (cannot earn and dont pay taxes), basically, can have a nice vacation here while our spouses sit there and wait for us....shame on USCIS!!

It just doesn't make sense why it takes longer for a citizen to get his spouse to US than a foreign temp worker.

I have a hard time explaining to my family and friends why a friend whose husband a H1B worker can get a dependent visa within a week, and I am still stuck here waiting out for a visa!

Leah


USCIS

03/15/08 Mailed I-130 package

07/17 I-130 package delivered to Chicago lockbox

03/26 NOA1 received (Priority date 03/24/08)

04/18 Touched

06/05 Expedite request on humanitarian ground (medical emergency)

06/16, 06/17, 06/18, 06/19, 06/20 Touched

06/28 Received RFE dated 06/23

06/30 mailed RFE express mail to CSC

07/02, 07/03 Touched

07/08 07/09 Touched. "RFE received & processing resumed"

07/11 Congress aide found out I-130 was approved on 07/09!!!

07/17 NOA2 hardcopy dated 07/09

07/21 Approval notice hardcopy dated 07/11 I-130 was approved in 116 days from filing date (expedited).

NVC

07/15 NVC received and assigned case #

07/16 Emailed expedite request & supporting documents

07/17 DS-3032 and AOS fee bill generated, Emailed DS-3032.

07/21 Received DS-3032 & AOS fee bill hardcopy.

07/24 NVC approved expedite request

US Consulate

07/31 Package arrived at US consulate

08/01 Was told to pick up packet 3 on 08/04

08/04 Req packet 3 send by mail.

08/09 Received packet 3

08/11 Returned packet 3

08/15 Picked up packet 4 & medical check up

08/28 Submitted civil docs & paid $400 IV fee. Visa Interview & approved !!!

08/29 Visa in hand

09/30 POE IR1 visa interview took 166 days from the I-130 filing date (expedited).

10/04 Applied for SSN in married name.

11/11 Welcome notice received (dated 11/04)

11/15 Received Green card.

11/21 2nd Welcome notice received (dated 11/13)

11/24 Received SS card in maiden name.

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do you think its fair that H4 visas are granted sooner (almost instantly) than K3 or CR-1 when K3 or CR-1 petitioners are US citizens and H1 people have little or no status...

Its definitely not but immigrant visa always takes longer to process..dependent visa does not grant employment authorization or anything..I know but still it sucks to be a citizen in the case of visa filing.

in that case, K3 doesnt grant employment authorization either...this is one F***ed up process most of which doesnt make any sense...fiance gets priority over wives/husbands..H1 dependents can accompany their spouses while our spouses cannot and have to wait....H1 dependents who are nobodies in this country (cannot earn and dont pay taxes), basically, can have a nice vacation here while our spouses sit there and wait for us....shame on USCIS!!

It just doesn't make sense why it takes longer for a citizen to get his spouse to US than a foreign temp worker.

I have a hard time explaining to my family and friends why a friend whose husband a H1B worker can get a dependent visa within a week, and I am still stuck here waiting out for a visa!

Leah

i guess its all about the money for these darn politicians...not any family values....it sucks!!


USCIS (Vermont Service Center) Journey

Mailed I-130 Packet on 05/27/08

Approved: 12/23/08

NVC Journey

NVC Case Number assigned 01/02/09

Case Completed 01/21/09

End of Visa Journey

New Delhi Embassy Interview 03/17/09

VISA APPROVED!!!!!

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do you think its fair that H4 visas are granted sooner (almost instantly) than K3 or CR-1 when K3 or CR-1 petitioners are US citizens and H1 people have little or no status...

Its definitely not but immigrant visa always takes longer to process..dependent visa does not grant employment authorization or anything..I know but still it sucks to be a citizen in the case of visa filing.

in that case, K3 doesnt grant employment authorization either...this is one F***ed up process most of which doesnt make any sense...fiance gets priority over wives/husbands..H1 dependents can accompany their spouses while our spouses cannot and have to wait....H1 dependents who are nobodies in this country (cannot earn and dont pay taxes), basically, can have a nice vacation here while our spouses sit there and wait for us....shame on USCIS!!

It just doesn't make sense why it takes longer for a citizen to get his spouse to US than a foreign temp worker.

I have a hard time explaining to my family and friends why a friend whose husband a H1B worker can get a dependent visa within a week, and I am still stuck here waiting out for a visa!

Leah

i guess its all about the money for these darn politicians...not any family values....it sucks!!

Yes, 'family values' is just BS.... We all know who is important and has a voice in this country, the corporations who sponsor the H-1Bs and not the citizens/taxpayers!!! :angry:



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