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We filed for a K3 visa and we got both I-130 & I-129 petitions approved on the same date. My husband & I been talking about the advantages and disadvantages of K3 from CR-1. Well we came up with our final decision to proceed to CR-1 instead of K3. But the problem is, I don't know how to do it. I've been browsing this site & Mr. Google since last night just to find out what to do first to proceed to CR-1. Do we need to call the NVC to inform them that we want to push through the CR-1 instead of the K3? How long does it takes to complete the process in NVC before they send it to our consulate here in Philippines? Is there anyone here who can give me an idea how long would it take to get an interview date in US Embassy in Manila from the date that NVC received our approved petition?

Any help or info you could offer will be highly appreciated. :star:


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We filed for a K3 visa and we got both I-130 & I-129 petitions approved on the same date. My husband & I been talking about the advantages and disadvantages of K3 from CR-1. Well we came up with our final decision to proceed to CR-1 instead of K3. But the problem is, I don't know how to do it. I've been browsing this site & Mr. Google since last night just to find out what to do first to proceed to CR-1. Do we need to call the NVC to inform them that we want to push through the CR-1 instead of the K3? How long does it takes to complete the process in NVC before they send it to our consulate here in Philippines? Is there anyone here who can give me an idea how long would it take to get an interview date in US Embassy in Manila from the date that NVC received our approved petition?

Any help or info you could offer will be highly appreciated. :star:

Smart move in my opinion. I am doing the same thing. Look here:

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/...he_NVC_ShortCut

I saw Cjvasani get through NVC in 18 days.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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We filed for a K3 visa and we got both I-130 & I-129 petitions approved on the same date. My husband & I been talking about the advantages and disadvantages of K3 from CR-1. Well we came up with our final decision to proceed to CR-1 instead of K3. But the problem is, I don't know how to do it. I've been browsing this site & Mr. Google since last night just to find out what to do first to proceed to CR-1. Do we need to call the NVC to inform them that we want to push through the CR-1 instead of the K3? How long does it takes to complete the process in NVC before they send it to our consulate here in Philippines? Is there anyone here who can give me an idea how long would it take to get an interview date in US Embassy in Manila from the date that NVC received our approved petition?

Any help or info you could offer will be highly appreciated. :star:

Smart move in my opinion. I am doing the same thing. Look here:

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/...he_NVC_ShortCut

I saw Cjvasani get through NVC in 18 days.

Wow thank you for this very informative link. Hopefully we will get it right. Goodluck to us! :star:


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We filed for a K3 visa and we got both I-130 & I-129 petitions approved on the same date. My husband & I been talking about the advantages and disadvantages of K3 from CR-1. Well we came up with our final decision to proceed to CR-1 instead of K3. But the problem is, I don't know how to do it. I've been browsing this site & Mr. Google since last night just to find out what to do first to proceed to CR-1. Do we need to call the NVC to inform them that we want to push through the CR-1 instead of the K3? How long does it takes to complete the process in NVC before they send it to our consulate here in Philippines? Is there anyone here who can give me an idea how long would it take to get an interview date in US Embassy in Manila from the date that NVC received our approved petition?

Any help or info you could offer will be highly appreciated. :star:

Smart move in my opinion. I am doing the same thing. Look here:

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/...he_NVC_ShortCut

I saw Cjvasani get through NVC in 18 days.

Wow thank you for this very informative link. Hopefully we will get it right. Goodluck to us! :star:

congrats on your approval! :dance: you made the right choice pursuing CR1, just follow that shortcut and your good to go!

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K3s have to call USEM and make an interview appointment ! Just don't call and wait for the CR-1 interview appointment.

CR-1 appointments are made by NVC.

SMART move going for the CR-1! :thumbs:


K1 denied, K3/K4, CR-1/CR-2, AOS, ROC, Adoption, US citizenship and dual citizenship

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K3s have to call USEM and make an interview appointment ! Just don't call and wait for the CR-1 interview appointment.

CR-1 appointments are made by NVC.

SMART move going for the CR-1! :thumbs:

Hey " Haole" is it just okey not to call USEM for the k3 interview?

Me too I am pursuing to CR-1. I got an appointment letter from USEM but did not make an interview date yet since I am pursuing to CR-1 route. Thanks!!!

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K3s have to call USEM and make an interview appointment ! Just don't call and wait for the CR-1 interview appointment.

CR-1 appointments are made by NVC.

SMART move going for the CR-1! :thumbs:

Hey " Haole" is it just okey not to call USEM for the k3 interview?

Me too I am pursuing to CR-1. I got an appointment letter from USEM but did not make an interview date yet since I am pursuing to CR-1 route. Thanks!!!

I got approval both on I-130 and I-129 . But I like to go ONLY with the CR-I. Can I totally avoid my K3 interview path ?Is it really that simple ?Just don't call for K3 interview and wait for the CR-1 interview appointment ? PLEASE CLARIFY .

Thanks


CR-1/IR-1

01/07/2009....Received by NVC and assigned a case number

02/05/2009....Case Completed

02/18/2009...Medical Exam

02/20/2009...Interview letter received by Applicant

03/09/2009..1st interview,got 221g/blue slip

Additional processing (14 Days)

03/24/2009...Got the VISA!!!

04/01/2009 Port of Entry!!!!

04/23/2009 Received Green Card

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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K3s have to call USEM and make an interview appointment ! Just don't call and wait for the CR-1 interview appointment.

CR-1 appointments are made by NVC.

SMART move going for the CR-1! :thumbs:

Hey " Haole" is it just okey not to call USEM for the k3 interview?

Me too I am pursuing to CR-1. I got an appointment letter from USEM but did not make an interview date yet since I am pursuing to CR-1 route. Thanks!!!

I got approval both on I-130 and I-129 . But I like to go ONLY with the CR-I. Can I totally avoid my K3 interview path ?Is it really that simple ?Just don't call for K3 interview and wait for the CR-1 interview appointment ? PLEASE CLARIFY .

Thanks

Just ignore the mail you get for the K-3. Follow the CR-1 steps at NVC.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Note:

Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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