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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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I am a new member of this community. I was married in November in Pakistan and filing for straight I-130 (not K3). I have loads of questions. First, is it true that the K3 is taking just as long if not longer than straight I-130? I am going through Vermont Service Center and I have received the first Notice of action last week. I'm reading all these forums and theres so many things I dont understand, like all immigration verbage. I'm very nervous and anxious for this all to be done with, but I see that it takes like a year to do this whole process? Any words of advice????


USCIS STAGE

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Islamabad, Pakistan

Marriage : 2008-11-11

I-130 Sent : 2008-12-18

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-12-23

I-130 Approved : 2009-04-23

NOA2 Hard Copy: 2009-04-27

NVC STAGE

NVC Received : 2009-5-5

Case # Assigned: 2009-5-6

Received DS-230 / I-864 Bill : e-mail received 2009-5-20

Pay I-864 Bill : 2009-6-2

Return Completed I-864 : 2009-07-10

Return Completed DS-230 : 2009-07-10

Receive IV Bill : 2009-5-20

Pay IV Bill : 2009-6-2

RFE: 2009-7-22

Returned Missing Docs: 2009-7-27

NVC Resumes Processing: 2009-7-30

Case Completed at NVC :2009-8-7

Embassy Stage

Flight to Pakistan: 2009-9-30

Medical: 2009-10-05

Interview: 2009-10-20

AP Start: 2009-10-20

Back to States alone :'( 2010-2-17

AP Done: 2010-2-23

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
Timeline

RUN..........but seriously it is a slow process, so just be prepared for the wait, get things in a good order and be prepared well


TIMELINE

04/04/2007 K1 Interview from H...w/the devil herself

06/12/2007 Rec'd Notification Case Now Back In Calif. only to expire

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11/20/2007 Married in Morocco

02/23/2008 Mailed CR1 application today

03/08/2008 NOA1 Notice Recd (notice date 3/4/08)

08/26/2008 File transfered fr Vermont to Calif

10/14/2008 APPROVALLLLLLLLLLLL

10/20/2008 Recd hard copy NOA2

10/20/2008 NVC Recd case

11/21/2008 CASE COMPLETE

01/15/2009 INTERVIEW

01/16/2009 VISA IN HAND

01/31/2009 ARRIVED OKC

BE WHO YOU ARE AND SAY WHAT YOU FEEL, BECAUSE THOSE WHO MIND DONT MATTER AND THOSE WHO MATTER DONT MIND

YOU CANT CHANGE THE PAST BUT YOU CAN RUIN THE PRESENT BY WORRYING OVER THE FUTURE

TRIP.... OVER LOVE, AND YOU CAN GET UP

FALL.... IN LOVE, AND YOU FALL FOREVER

I DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT, JUST NOT THE ABILITY

LIKE THE MEASLES, LOVE IS MOST DANGEROUS WHEN IT COMES LATER IN LIFE

LIFE IS NOT THE WAY ITS SUPPOSED TO BE, ITS THE WAY IT IS

I MAY NOT BE WHERE I WANT TO BE BUT IM SURE NOT WHERE I WAS

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: India
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Just stick around, you will understand everything soon enough, VSC is doing so much better than when we filled our case, I suggest that you go through the Natoanl Visasite, you will understand lots of terminologies that ways, also read THE LING LING shortcut......You will be good....Good luck for your journey


NOA1 May 09 2008

NOA2 Dec 18 2008

Case Complete Feb 03 2009

Medical Feb 16 2009

March 9th 2009.....Got my VISAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I-751 January 13 2011

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Welcome to VJ and good luck. :thumbs: Sorry could not give you advice on the I-130 process...never had to do one.


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If you are new to immigration process, you can visit "Guides" from top menu.

It has pretty good explantion for process and terms.

K3 and straight I-130...

K3 can save a month or two, or three...

But eventually you have to deal with USCIS again in the U.S.

So if you can bear with a couple of month more for separation, I think straight I-130 immigration visa course will be better.

But if you really want to see each other as soon as possible, K3 can save a month or two or three... :whistle:

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Welcome to Visa Journey. You can find all the information you will need here. What you cant find is a speedy visa process. It takes time for everyone. Especially those in middle east, Africa, and South Asia. Be patient and take each step one at a time. Dont overwhelm yourself , its not so hard of a process, yet it can get sticky if you make a mistake so take your time to read about each step. Asking questions will also help you along the way. Good luck.


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Hi! Welcome to VJ! Like you, my husband and I filed for the "straight" I130. We did that after sulking for a couple of months after the wedding (coz we thought i can join/visit him in the US soon after that).. :) Spoke to lawyer and US embassy, and we finally decided to go thru the CR1 process (or straight I130 for spouse less than 2 years of marriage).. The wait has been long of course, but really, there's no time difference to K3 (unless u think a month or two saves and yet still not considered an immigration visa and u'd have to adjust when u arrive in US as worth it).. Anyways, we just found out that our process at NVC stage has just been completed, and it will soon make its way to the US embassy here.. soon, i hope!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I would agree with all of the others. CR-1 is the way to go.

Read all you can on VJ - you will find a wealth of information here in both the guides and from reading others' experiences. The support from members going through the same thing will help get you through the wait. Perhaps you might want to start a thread for those who filed when you did. Also check out the regional forums which are helpful in connecting you with others from your spouse's home area.

Good luck :thumbs:


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Thailand
Timeline

Hey, we went for straight I-130 too. Less form and more straightforward. Plus fewer hassles once you do get to the US.

I suggest you read through the guides carefully just like everyone says. If you have the form package already, save it for last and gather all your documents first. Don't forget to make a copy of the whole thing just to be sure, so you have a copy in case something gets lost.

Later on you can read the NVC shortcut guide. I didn't know about it until recently. It can save you a lot of time, they say.

Good luck!


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I am a new member of this community. I was married in November in Pakistan and filing for straight I-130 (not K3). I have loads of questions. First, is it true that the K3 is taking just as long if not longer than straight I-130? I am going through Vermont Service Center and I have received the first Notice of action last week. I'm reading all these forums and theres so many things I dont understand, like all immigration verbage. I'm very nervous and anxious for this all to be done with, but I see that it takes like a year to do this whole process? Any words of advice????

Welcome to VJourney!!!

I-130, it's the best way to go and saves lot of money when your wife in US. I have few friends working on K1, or K3. Once their girlfriend/wife is here. They have to deal with USCIS, or NVC again, and the cost getting a GC is about $1060.00

Good luck to you and Welcome.


I-130 Journey

USCIS

06-15-2008 : Marriage

08-16-2008 : I-130 Sent

08-18-2008 : I-130 Received

08-22-2008 : I-130 NOA1

02-02-2009 : I-130 NOA2 Approved 164 days from NOA1

NVC

02-04-2009 : Visited my wife for 2 weeks. 02-22-2009 come back to US

02-11-2009 : Received package from NVC

02-23-2009 : AOS Paid $70 (Online)

02-23-2009 : DS-3032 sent (by email)

02-25-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (AOS)

03-04-2009 : NVC has received the Choice of Agent DS-3032 (Online)

03-04-2009 : IV Application Processing Fees $400 (Online)

03-05-2009 : Payment Received from my bank (IV APS)

03-07-2009 : DS-230, and I-864 Sent (by USPS)

03-12-2009 : USPS confirm arrived at NVC for DS-230, & I-864

03-13-2009 : NVC received DS-230, & I-864 (Case in progress)

03-20-2009 : NVC case completed in 1 week NVC completed 03-20-2009.

04-02-2009 : NVC Left to HCM city

04-22-2009 : Medical Passed

05-12-2009 : Received a package IV from HCM Consulate by email

05-18-2009 : My wife got Pink.. yeah..

05-26-2009 : Visa received

06-18-2009 : US Entry!!! Yeah, my wife finally here.

06-29-2009 : Received SSN from snail mail

07-20-2009 : Green card received by mail

09-15-2009 : Writting test from DVM.

11-03-2009 : Driving Test.

01-20-2010 : Working.

04-20-2011 : Submit I751

04-26-2011 : Received I-797 NOA with Receipt Number

05-11-2011 : Received ASC Appointment Notice

06-03-2011 : Biometrics Apts @ 11:00 AM

10-11-2011 : Submit more evidence.

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