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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: India
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Hello Fellow K3 Filers,

I wanted to check, on the filling fees when filling the I-129F form in conjunction with the K3 visa. Based upon my research, I would not need to pay the $455 check, since I am already paying the $355 when filing the I-130. Is that correct? Also with regards to sending the I-130 form and the other required documents, it has to be sent to the Chicago Lock Box location, however since I know the center that will be processing my file, can I send it directly to that location "California Service center"? Do post your updates.

Nishi

Status -

December 26th - Going to India

January 16th - Getting Married

February 1st - Coming back to the U.S.A and filing for I-130


Nishi and Yashita's K-1 Journey AOS Timeline

Engaged: 11-01-2009AOS Documents Sent: 07/26/2010
Service Center: California Service Center AOS Documents Received: 07/27/2010
Consulate: Chennai, India Biometrics Taken: 09/09/2010
I-129F Sent: 12/07/2009 Interview Date: 11/02/2010
I-129F NOA 1: 12/08/2009 Interview Passed: My wife will be getting her green card in two to three weeks!!
I-129F NOA 2: 03/16/2010 (Approved) Green Card Received: 11/10/2010

NVC Received: 03/17/2010
Fiance Received Papers from Consulate: 03/26/2010
Fiancee Medical: 03/31/2010
Fiancee Interview: 04/26/2010 (K-1 Visa Approved)
Fiance Received Paperwork
from Consulate: 04/29/2010 (k-1 Visa in Hand)
Departure from INDIA: 06/17/2010
Arrive into the U.S.A: 06/17/2010 (Detroit POE)
Get Married (U.S.A): 07/07/2010
Received SSN: 07/12/2010


Remove Conditions on Residency

Service Center: California Service Center
Mailed I-751 Package: 08/07/2012
USCIS Received Package: 08/09/2012
Check Cashed ($590): 08/13/2012
I-751 Receipt Date: 08/09/2012
Received NOA1: 08/16/2012

Biometrics: 09/10/2012

ASC Appointment Notice: 09/20/2012
RFE Received: 03/27/2013

RFE Responded: 04/08/2013
Approval Received: 04/16/2013

10 Year Green Card Received: 06/19/2013

 

N400 - Application for Naturalization
N400 and associated documents mailed to Phoenix, AZ location: 06/25/2016

Updated from Biometrics to Interview - 12/21/2016

Interview Date - 01/19/2017

N-400 Interview Taken and Approved - 01/19/2017

Oath Ceremony - 01/26/2017

Received Naturalization Certificate - 01/26/2017

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
Timeline

This is correct.

If considering K-3 think carefully about it. CR-1 and K-3 tend to take about the same time, K-3 may save you about a month, however the K-3 has the added pain of adjustment of status, and it NOT a work authorized visa, so also has the added period of limbo waiting for EAD to be able to do things like take a job, get SSN, etc...

For the most part CR-1 tends to take a bit longer than K-3 to get if you prepare for NVC when they request I-864 fee, and Visa fee, as well as documents requested by NVC. In many cases the CR-1 petition reaches the consulate just before K-3 interview, which causes K-3 to get dropped and the interview becomes a CR-1 visa interview.

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)

I see many posts from K-3 holders stating, "Wow this sucks, I am stuck at home because I don't have EAD, DL, etc, or I am having hard time getting added to bank accounts because of NO SSN." K-3 has a 90 day or longer period of limbo while waiting for EAD or Green-card.

K-3 was developed at a time when CR-1 was taking much longer that today, NVC has greatly streamlined the CR-1 process to the point where K-3 becomes irrelevant.

Please fill in profile details it helps answer questions. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...rCP&CODE=01 Country is not N/A, and you did not file for N/A Perhaps India, and K-3??


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Filed: Other Country: China
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Hello Fellow K3 Filers,

I wanted to check, on the filling fees when filling the I-129F form in conjunction with the K3 visa. Based upon my research, I would not need to pay the $455 check, since I am already paying the $355 when filing the I-130. Is that correct? Also with regards to sending the I-130 form and the other required documents, it has to be sent to the Chicago Lock Box location, however since I know the center that will be processing my file, can I send it directly to that location "California Service center"? Do post your updates.

Nishi

Status -

December 26th - Going to India

January 16th - Getting Married

February 1st - Coming back to the U.S.A and filing for I-130

Follow the instructions and send the petition to Chicago. That's the procedure. Otherwise, Dan has competently and wisely answered your other questions.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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Hello Fellow K3 Filers,

I wanted to check, on the filling fees when filling the I-129F form in conjunction with the K3 visa. Based upon my research, I would not need to pay the $455 check, since I am already paying the $355 when filing the I-130. Is that correct? Also with regards to sending the I-130 form and the other required documents, it has to be sent to the Chicago Lock Box location, however since I know the center that will be processing my file, can I send it directly to that location "California Service center"? Do post your updates.

Nishi

Status -

December 26th - Going to India

January 16th - Getting Married

February 1st - Coming back to the U.S.A and filing for I-130

Follow the instructions and send the petition to Chicago. That's the procedure. Otherwise, Dan has competently and wisely answered your other questions.

I believe the I-129F gets sent to the service center that is handling the I-130 with a copy of I-130 NOA1.

You are filing a K-3 petition for your spouse. Mail Form I-129F to The Service Center where the underlying I-130 petition is currently pending. Use the address listed on your most recent receipt notice or transfer notice and include a copy of that notice with your Form I-129F.
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/men...00045f3d6a1RCRD

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

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

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CHIN0001_zps9c01d045.gifCHIN0100_zps02549215.gifTAIW0001_zps9a9075f1.gifVIET0001_zps0a49d4a7.gif

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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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: India
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Thanks Dan and Pushbrk for your replies, so based upon your reply CR-1 is a better option to consider taking into account the time it takes for performing an AOS status and getting a work permit? In that case I will look into CR-1 as well. Also do you have any helpful hints as I get ready to start collecting paperwork, which makes the process faster.

Thank You,

Nishi


Nishi and Yashita's K-1 Journey AOS Timeline

Engaged: 11-01-2009AOS Documents Sent: 07/26/2010
Service Center: California Service Center AOS Documents Received: 07/27/2010
Consulate: Chennai, India Biometrics Taken: 09/09/2010
I-129F Sent: 12/07/2009 Interview Date: 11/02/2010
I-129F NOA 1: 12/08/2009 Interview Passed: My wife will be getting her green card in two to three weeks!!
I-129F NOA 2: 03/16/2010 (Approved) Green Card Received: 11/10/2010

NVC Received: 03/17/2010
Fiance Received Papers from Consulate: 03/26/2010
Fiancee Medical: 03/31/2010
Fiancee Interview: 04/26/2010 (K-1 Visa Approved)
Fiance Received Paperwork
from Consulate: 04/29/2010 (k-1 Visa in Hand)
Departure from INDIA: 06/17/2010
Arrive into the U.S.A: 06/17/2010 (Detroit POE)
Get Married (U.S.A): 07/07/2010
Received SSN: 07/12/2010


Remove Conditions on Residency

Service Center: California Service Center
Mailed I-751 Package: 08/07/2012
USCIS Received Package: 08/09/2012
Check Cashed ($590): 08/13/2012
I-751 Receipt Date: 08/09/2012
Received NOA1: 08/16/2012

Biometrics: 09/10/2012

ASC Appointment Notice: 09/20/2012
RFE Received: 03/27/2013

RFE Responded: 04/08/2013
Approval Received: 04/16/2013

10 Year Green Card Received: 06/19/2013

 

N400 - Application for Naturalization
N400 and associated documents mailed to Phoenix, AZ location: 06/25/2016

Updated from Biometrics to Interview - 12/21/2016

Interview Date - 01/19/2017

N-400 Interview Taken and Approved - 01/19/2017

Oath Ceremony - 01/26/2017

Received Naturalization Certificate - 01/26/2017

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