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i am from india. i got married to a usa citizen in jan 2008. my hubby filed for k3 visa under an immigration lawyer's advice in march 2008. the lawyer asked us to submit 130 and 129 forms at the same time. we got NOA 1 for 130 on 11march 2008 but none for 129. is there some way that i can track where the 129 from is.

was the lawyer wrong. what should we do next. should i file 129 again.

somebody please show a ray of hope

please help!!!!!!!!

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A fellow VJ member filed for the I-130 and I-129F at the same time and got approved. however...

We originally filed the I-130 march this year. After getting the NOA1, we filed for the I-129F. As it turns out, the payment for the I-130 was a few dollars off so the I-130 was returned and the case number was never entered in the USCIS website. Afterwards, the I-129F was returned stating that there was no such I-130 case number. So basically they returned the I-129F back to us because the I-130 case number associated with it wasn't in their database.

We had to refile all over again but this time everything turned out fine.

So from our experience, CSC will return I-129F form if the I-130 case number associated with the I-129F has not been entered into their database. If your lawyer filed it at the same time, I guess it depends on whether they process the I-129F after the I-130 case number has been issued.

Also, the I-129F package should include, "Copy of the NOA1 from the I-130."

The thing is, the I-129F is available for spouses of US citizens so they can stay in the US while awaiting the approval of the immigrant visa. So basically, an immigrant petition has to be filed first before an I-129F can be filed.

This is my two cents worth on the matter.


I-130 Sent : 2008-04-08

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-04-14

touched: 2008-04-28

touched: 2008-05-12

touched: 2008-06-20

APPROVED: 2008-06-23

IR1 abandoned.

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-25

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-28

touched: 2008-05-13

touched: 2008-06-20

APPROVED: 2008-06-23

NOA2 received in mail: 2008-06-26 (*still pending on website*)

I-129F left NVC on the way to the US Embassy in Manila: 2008-07-02

received snail mail from NVC that I-129F has been sent to the US Embassy in Manila: 07-07-2008

Date consulate received I-129F: 2008-07-08

2008-07-11: Called US embassy to set up appointment

2008-07-14: paid DELBROS doc verification fee at Metrobank and immigrant visa fee at BPI

2008-07-17: MEDICAL; referred to psych evaluation due to scars

2008-07-24: PSYCH Evaluation

2008-07-28: Result ready, asked to come back anytime for immunization

2008-07-29: IMMUNIZATION

INTERVIEW: 2008-08-04; pink slip (delbros delivery receipt)

2008-08-06: Received text from Delbros that they will deliver my visa tomorrow or within 2 days

2008-08-08: Received my passport w/ visa and Visa packet. Hooray!

2008-09-04: Departure Date. port of entry: sunny Honolulu!

i love my darling!

My I-129f was approved in 62 days from my filing date.

My I-130 was approved in 76 days from my filing date.

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great." ~Comte de Bussy-Rabutin (1618-1693)

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We do not have any news regarding K3 application though we received NOA1 for I-130. I was wondering what happened.. :unsure:


I promise to love you in good times and in bad, with all I have to give and all that I am, in the only way I know how -- completely and forever......

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Ok, I did send both together to CSC. I did receive NOA's for both. But Also, I sent them directly to CSC, not the Cicago lockbox. I do not know if this makes a difference.

How were they sent? I made sure that they were seperate but in the same envelope with a note explaining my intentions. I explaind that I was sending the I-129F with my I-130 as proof that I had sent the I-130. And that my intentions were to follow the K3 process.

I would not worry too much right now, because if they reject the I-129F then they would return it to you saying that you need to submit proof of submitting the I-130. And since you have not received anything, I would just wait. Which I know is easier said than done. But if they were not sent in clearly seperated, they may not have noticed that there were two different petitions in the envelope. And untill someone starts to look over your petitions, they may not notice. And by then you should be on your way to the approval of your CR1.


4-29-08 - Mailed I-130 & I-129F together to CSC

CSC

I-130 I-129F

5-01-08 - NOA1 5-02-08 - NOA1

5-04-08 - Touched 5-06-08 - Touched

5-05-08 - Rcvd NOA1 in mail 5-08-08 - Rcvd NOA1 in mail

5-14-08 - Touched 5-14-08 - Touched

5-20-08 - Touched

5-29-08 - NOA2................................5-29-08 - NOA2

5-30-08 - Touched............................5-30-08 - Touched

6-02-08 - Rcvd NOA2 hardcopy..........6-02-08 - Rcvd NOA2 hardcopy

NVC

6-05-08 - NVC rcvd, new # & IIN.......6-04-08 - NVC rcvd, new #

6-15-08 - NVC invoiced AOS..............6-09-08 - Shipped DHL to Bs. As.

6-15-08 - Paid AOS online..................6-11-08 - Dlvd to Embassy

6-15-08 - Sent DS-3032 email...........6-17-08 - Received e-mail Packet 3

6-17-08 - AOS shows PAID!!!............6-25-08 - Turnned in Packet 3

6-17-08 - Sent AOS pkg Fed Ex.........7-11-08 - Medical

6-23-08 - DS-3032 accepted..............8-14-08 - Interview!!!

6-26-08 - NVC says my I-864EZ is not original Signature (BS!!!)

6-28-08 - IV bill invoiced online.

7-01-08 - Paid IV Bill online

7-01-08 - Re-sent I-864EZ

7-02-08 - IV Bill show "Paid"

7-02-08 - NVC Received I-864EZ, again!!

7-03-08 - Sent DS-230 via FedEx.

7-03-08 - NVC recieves and enters new I-864EZ

7-07-08 - NVC receives and enters DS-230

7-16-08 - CASE COMPLETE!!!!

8-14-08 - Interview. APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!

8-19-08 - POE, Washington DC.

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Filing together is certainly acceptable, and many people have filed both petitions together and gotten approved. Proof that you filed an I-130 can be in the form of "Copy of the NOA1 for the I-130", but it can also be that the I-130 is in the same envelope.

As to why the OP never got an NOA1 for the I129F, I don't know. There have been plenty of instances posted on VJ about people not getting NOA1s for various petitions.

A fellow VJ member filed for the I-130 and I-129F at the same time and got approved. however...

We originally filed the I-130 march this year. After getting the NOA1, we filed for the I-129F. As it turns out, the payment for the I-130 was a few dollars off so the I-130 was returned and the case number was never entered in the USCIS website. Afterwards, the I-129F was returned stating that there was no such I-130 case number. So basically they returned the I-129F back to us because the I-130 case number associated with it wasn't in their database.

We had to refile all over again but this time everything turned out fine.

So from our experience, CSC will return I-129F form if the I-130 case number associated with the I-129F has not been entered into their database. If your lawyer filed it at the same time, I guess it depends on whether they process the I-129F after the I-130 case number has been issued.

Also, the I-129F package should include, "Copy of the NOA1 from the I-130."

The thing is, the I-129F is available for spouses of US citizens so they can stay in the US while awaiting the approval of the immigrant visa. So basically, an immigrant petition has to be filed first before an I-129F can be filed.

This is my two cents worth on the matter.


03/12/2007 - Married to my beautiful wife

04/16/2007 - Sent I-130 to VSC via USPS Express Mail

05/12/2007 - NOA1 received by snail mail after a loooong wait

05/14/2007 - Sent I-129F for K3 to Chicago Lockbox via USPS Express Mail

10/22/2007 - I129F APPROVED (161 days), I130 APPROVED (188 days)

11/08/2007 - I129F received at NVC, embassy case number generated.

11/13/2007 - I129F forwarded to embassy.

11/18/2007 - 129F petition received at embassy

01/09/2008 - finally, DOS gives me the interview date, April 16, 2007 (ouch)

01/23/2008 - never got packet 4, emailed embassy

04/11/2008 - picked up packet 4, did medical

04/14/2008 - medical report pickup, no problems

04/16/2008 - interview date- APPROVED!!!!!

04/18/2008 - both of us are home at last, POE JFK!

05/21/2008 - sent AOS and EAD

05/27/2008 - received NOA1 for AOS and for EAD

06/02/2008 - received Biometrics appt letter

06/19/2008 - Biometrics appointment scheduled - DONE

06/19/2008 - both AOS and EAD touched because of biometrics

07/29/2008 - EAD approved.

05/13/2009 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!/ Card production ordered email

05/18/2009 - Welcome Letter received

06/12/2009 - Second card production ordered email

06/19/2009 - Approval notice send email

06/22/2009 - Green Card received

04/09/2012 - Applied for Citizenship by Express Mailing N400 to NBC

04/10/2012 - N400 received by USCIS

06/23/2012 - Biometrics appointment

07/27/2012 - Appointment scheduled for N400 interview

09/05/2012 - Interview passed, oath ceremony completed, and Naturalization certificate received.

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