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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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Hi everyone, I recently married a U.S citizen and we just sent in the I-130 about two days ago. We were planning on doing Consular Processing, where the entire residency process would be done in Colombia. After reading some of the posts I'm a little confused. Is DCF and consular processing the same thing? If they're not, then what is the difference?

My husband will not be living with me in Colombia, he will staying in the States while I finish the process in Colombia.

Any help would be appreciated, thank you.


IR-1 / CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

12-21-2008: Marriage

01:02:2009: I-130 Sent

01-16-2009: 130 NOA1

03-22-2009: 130 NOA2

NVC

03-30-2009: NVC received file

04-03-2009: NVC assigned case number

04-07-2009: Received bill

04-08-2009: Paid bills online

04-09-2009: Status shows paid for both bills

05-01-2009: Sent DS-230 and Affidavit of Support (Overnight Delivery) Lawyer took his time to fill everything out and delayed our process.

05-05-2009: NVC received package

05-11-2009: RFE thanks to the lawyer again and his assistant.

05-12-2009: RFE package sent to NVC

05-14-2009: NVC received RFE package

05-27-2009: Case finally complete!

K3 Visa

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

12-21-2009: Marriage

01-28-2009: I-129 Sent

01-31-2009: I-129 NOA1

03-22-2009: I-129 NOA 2

03-30-2009: File sent to the embassy

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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DCF = Direct Consular Filing, this has to do with the case where US citizen has been living over seas as a resident of the counselor district for more than 6 months, in this case the I-130 would be filed at the US consulate.

You filed the I-130 to USCIS in the USA, this will result in NVC processing, and eventually counselor processing for a visa.

:time:http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=59582

Also update profile, you are "Filed for: IR-1/CR-1" http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...rCP&CODE=01

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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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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: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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Thanks for the quick reply. I was reading about the different immigrant visas that are offered for spouses and I came accross the CR1. Is that the visa that I would be getting if I go though the recidency process in Colombia? (I haven't been married for over two years)


IR-1 / CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

12-21-2008: Marriage

01:02:2009: I-130 Sent

01-16-2009: 130 NOA1

03-22-2009: 130 NOA2

NVC

03-30-2009: NVC received file

04-03-2009: NVC assigned case number

04-07-2009: Received bill

04-08-2009: Paid bills online

04-09-2009: Status shows paid for both bills

05-01-2009: Sent DS-230 and Affidavit of Support (Overnight Delivery) Lawyer took his time to fill everything out and delayed our process.

05-05-2009: NVC received package

05-11-2009: RFE thanks to the lawyer again and his assistant.

05-12-2009: RFE package sent to NVC

05-14-2009: NVC received RFE package

05-27-2009: Case finally complete!

K3 Visa

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

12-21-2009: Marriage

01-28-2009: I-129 Sent

01-31-2009: I-129 NOA1

03-22-2009: I-129 NOA 2

03-30-2009: File sent to the embassy

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
Timeline
Thanks for the quick reply. I was reading about the different immigrant visas that are offered for spouses and I came accross the CR1. Is that the visa that I would be getting if I go though the recidency process in Colombia? (I haven't been married for over two years)
CR-1 results from a visa interview that takes place before 2 years of marriage, it does not matter if the I-130 is filed in the USA or at the US consulate. If interview takes place after 2 years of marriage the resulting visa is an IR-1 visa.

In your case you are CR-1 unless the petition goes long and you interview after 2 years of marriage, then it would be IR-1.


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

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

1428954228.1592.1755425389.png

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: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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A DCF (Direct counsolar Filing) can only be done if you husband has lived in colombia for 6 months as a resident. I tried it as i had lived in colombia for 6 months. turned down You spouse has to have been a resident. You will have to do the I-130 and wait about nine months. that is the cold hard facts. My wife should have an interview in Bogota in February or March, but still no sure thing. We started I-130 application in May of last year. Our application started in Chicago, to Calif, approved, sent to Nvc, approved November, now should go to Embassy. Plan on nine months and hope for the best. It actually could take longer. and tell that SO you love them everyday !!!!! Good luck guys. ]


06-10-2008I-130 sent Chicago lock box

10-16-2008 (NOA1)Received Calif service center

10-19-2008 (touch)

10-25-2008 (NOA2) I-130 approval sent to NVC

02-10-2009 Interview

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