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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: India
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Hi There,

I obtained K-3 Visa whereas my I-130 and I-129 were approved at the same time. Now I came to know the a K-3 visa holder will have to apply for AOS incurring a fee of more than $1000, whereas if I had obtained CR-1 (I-130 route) visa it would not have been required. I have planned to travel to US after two months. Please advise if I can still get CR-1 Visa. Will it cost less if I get CR-1 and then travel. How long should it take if I want to obtain CR-1 now.

Thanks,

Tasnif

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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Hi There,

I obtained K-3 Visa whereas my I-130 and I-129 were approved at the same time. Now I came to know the a K-3 visa holder will have to apply for AOS incurring a fee of more than $1000, whereas if I had obtained CR-1 (I-130 route) visa it would not have been required. I have planned to travel to US after two months. Please advise if I can still get CR-1 Visa. Will it cost less if I get CR-1 and then travel. How long should it take if I want to obtain CR-1 now.

Thanks,

Tasnif

Congrats on your approval. To help out other VJ members :time:

Best of luck with NVC. :thumbs:


U.S. Passport

xx-xx-2012: Passport application sent

I-130 petition for Sibling

07-19-2012: Sent I-130 via Priority mail

07-23-2012: I-130 received by PHX lbx (forwarded to california)

07-23-2012: Priority date

07-30-2012: I-797 receipt received

1. CR1 [Completed: 2009/Total Days: 325]

2. ROC [Completed: 2011/Total Days: 222]

3. CITIZENSHIP [Completed: 2012/Total Days: 125]

4. US PASSPORT [Completed: 2012/Total Days: ]

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Tunisia
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Hi!

Somone will be along soon to answer your questions but in the meantime a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you both!

:dance::star::thumbs:


The Story of Prince & his Angel

Our Marriage in Ariana, Tunisia - May 1, 2008

Service Center: Vermont Service Center

U.S. Embassy: Tunis, Tunisia

The Journey through VSC:

I-130: June 09, 2008 to April 03, 2009

I-129F: August 5, 2008 to April 03, 2009

The Journey through NVC:

Received by NVC: April 04, 2009

Left NVC: April 13, 2009

The Journey through the Consulate:

April 24, 2009 - May 14, 2009

May 19, 2009 Interview Day @ 11:00 am - PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 20, 2009 Picked up VISA

June 26, 2009 Prince flies to America, arrives to JFK - exactly 18 months from the day we met!!

The Journey through AOS:

May 05, 2010 - mailed I-485

May 11, 2010 - text message stating application received

May 13, 2010 - NOA1 for AOS

May 17, 2010 - Biometrics letter rec'd

June 10, 2010 - Biometrics appt

August 03, 2010 - AOS @10:45 am - "conditional" approval pending corrected medical form by Civil Surgeon

Sept 8, 2010 - AOS Approved for 10 year Greencard!!!

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Filed: Other Country: China
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Hi There,

I obtained K-3 Visa whereas my I-130 and I-129 were approved at the same time. Now I came to know the a K-3 visa holder will have to apply for AOS incurring a fee of more than $1000, whereas if I had obtained CR-1 (I-130 route) visa it would not have been required. I have planned to travel to US after two months. Please advise if I can still get CR-1 Visa. Will it cost less if I get CR-1 and then travel. How long should it take if I want to obtain CR-1 now.

Thanks,

Tasnif

The soonest you could interview for the CR1 would be about three months. You would save about $500, since there's about that much in visa and AOS form filing costs not yet paid on the CR1 path. A denial is always a possibility. The bigger financial concern may well be time that you are unable to work, as you'll be waiting at least three months for work authorization after entering on a K3. Of course, unless you already have a firm job offer, it could take that long or longer to find a job regardless of visa category.


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