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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: India

As I am in the process of gathering the required documents for filling after I get married, I am looking into filling for a CR-1 visa as well. However I am a little confused on the process after the I-130 is sent to the Chicago Lockbox and I receive the NOA1 and NOA2 approved. I have looked at the Step-by-Step guide under CR-1, and after the I-130 gets approved, the Pre-Interview documents, does my wife send that over to the NVC or do I need to send it to the NVC, her consulate will be Mumbai. What is the process after that, when NVC gets the forms. Do keep me posted, as this would help me take and apply for the right visa for my fiance.

Thank You,


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: K-3 Visa Country: India

Lots of questions. It seems that you are applying for CR1. In that case, you only need to file I-130 along with supporting documents (as mentioned in the Guides). Thereafter, you have some time to wait. Once I-130 gets approved, follow the steps mentioned in loto's guide or ling ling's guide (search visajourney for links). Next time, post in CR1 forum so you will get faster and more responses.

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