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The K3 guide seems to suggest that one can only file I130 and can go CR-1 route. But on regular K3, need to file I130 then I129F.

And I see everyone filed I130 and I129F, why is that?

Steve

Probably because it is free to file I-129F, and then we choose whichever route we want to go. I chose the route of the first petition that would make it to the embassy.


K-3 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Ukraine

Marriage :

I-130 Sent : 2007-12-04

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-02-03

I-129F Sent : 2008-02-05

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-02-11

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-06-24

NVC Received : 2008-07-01

NVC Left : 2008-07-02

Consulate Received : 2008-07-07

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received : 2008-07-07

Interview Date : 2008-08-20

Visa Received : 2008-08-22

US Entry : 2008-08-27

I-130 Approval : 2008-05-24

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 134 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 111 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 199 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review

Event Date

Port of Entry : Chicago

POE Date : 2008-08-27

Got EAD Stamp : No

Biometrics Taken : No

Harassment Level : 0

Comments :

Adjustment of Status

Event Date

CIS Office : Kansas City MO

Date Filed : 2009-05-18

NOA Date : 2009-05-26

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-16

AOS Transfer** :

Interview Date :

Approval / Denial Date :

Approved :

Got I551 Stamp :

Greencard Received:

Comments :

Employment Authorization Document

Event Date

CIS Office : Chicago National Office

Filing Method : Mail

Filing Instance : First

Date Filed : 2009-05-18

NOA Date : 2009-05-26

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-16

Approved Date : 2009-06-24

Date Card Received :

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your EAD was approved in 37 days.

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The K3 guide seems to suggest that one can only file I130 and can go CR-1 route. But on regular K3, need to file I130 then I129F.

And I see everyone filed I130 and I129F, why is that?

Steve

Probably because it is free to file I-129F, and then we choose whichever route we want to go. I chose the route of the first petition that would make it to the embassy.

Because use to be filing the I-129F for a K3 USE to be quicker, which is not the case anymore, especially if it goes to VSC.

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You are correct, I-130 by it self is CR-1 or IR-1 IMMIGRANT visa.

Filing I-129F after getting I-130 NOA1 letter starts a K-3 process.

NOTE for most consulates CR-1 is only taking slightly longer to process.

CR-1 is a true immigrant visa and results in a GREEN-CARD upon entry, this allows WORK, applying for a SSN and even applying for a driver's license.

K-3 is a NON-Immigrant visa, and is NOT work auth. K-3 needs to adjust status ($1010) and cannot WORK, get SSN or apply for a driver's license until they get green-card or EAD. EAD can take 90 days or longer to get.

K-3:

I-130: $355

I-129F: NONE

Consulate: $131

AOS: $1010

($1496)

CR-1

I-130: $355

NVC I-864: $70

NVC Visa fee: $400 ($355+$45)

($825)

Fees not in the figure are Medical, and Vaccinations.


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You are correct, I-130 by it self is CR-1 or IR-1 IMMIGRANT visa.

Filing I-129F after getting I-130 NOA1 letter starts a K-3 process.

NOTE for most consulates CR-1 is only taking slightly longer to process.

CR-1 is a true immigrant visa and results in a GREEN-CARD upon entry, this allows WORK, applying for a SSN and even applying for a driver's license.

K-3 is a NON-Immigrant visa, and is NOT work auth. K-3 needs to adjust status ($1010) and cannot WORK, get SSN or apply for a driver's license until they get green-card or EAD. EAD can take 90 days or longer to get.

K-3:

I-130: $355

I-129F: NONE

Consulate: $131

AOS: $1010

($1496)

CR-1

I-130: $355

NVC I-864: $70

NVC Visa fee: $400 ($355+$45)

($825)

Fees not in the figure are Medical, and Vaccinations.

As you can see the CR-1 is a cheaper way to go plus a MUCH better way if you consider K3s can't get their SSN until they adjust status. AOS isn't guaranteed also. Some people are still waiting a year after applying for such. There is also a SMALL chance of being deported. No SSN! No work which may end up costing the couple a LOT more in the long run.


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You are correct, I-130 by it self is CR-1 or IR-1 IMMIGRANT visa.

Filing I-129F after getting I-130 NOA1 letter starts a K-3 process.

NOTE for most consulates CR-1 is only taking slightly longer to process.

CR-1 is a true immigrant visa and results in a GREEN-CARD upon entry, this allows WORK, applying for a SSN and even applying for a driver's license.

K-3 is a NON-Immigrant visa, and is NOT work auth. K-3 needs to adjust status ($1010) and cannot WORK, get SSN or apply for a driver's license until they get green-card or EAD. EAD can take 90 days or longer to get.

K-3:

I-130: $355

I-129F: NONE

Consulate: $131

AOS: $1010

($1496)

CR-1

I-130: $355

NVC I-864: $70

NVC Visa fee: $400 ($355+$45)

($825)

Fees not in the figure are Medical, and Vaccinations.

As you can see the CR-1 is a cheaper way to go plus a MUCH better way if you consider K3s can't get their SSN until they adjust status. AOS isn't guaranteed also. Some people are still waiting a year after applying for such. There is also a SMALL chance of being deported. No SSN! No work which may end up costing the couple a LOT more in the long run.

EXACTLY!!! That is why when we re-file in a few weeks, we are going CR-1 way instead of K3. Good Luck everybody. Im off to Paris sooner then planned.

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New life, new adventures, and a new attitude.

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