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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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I asked this before, but my lawyer seems to think there is one. My understanding, is that there is no packet 3 for CR-1/IR-1, since NVC has all the documents. I also assume that NVC sends these to the Embassy. Is there a packet 3 for CR-1/IR-1?


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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I asked this before, but my lawyer seems to think there is one. My understanding, is that there is no packet 3 for CR-1/IR-1, since NVC has all the documents. I also assume that NVC sends these to the Embassy. Is there a packet 3 for CR-1/IR-1?

Probably no need to submit same info.

NVC is gathering those (packet 3) info on behalf of US Embassy in Bangkok, and forwards it to US Embassy in Bangkok.

But it doesn't hurt if you have another copy just in case.

You can check Bangkok US Embassy document requirement from here.

http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/immigrant_vis...structions.html

You can doublecheck with US Embassy as one of followings.

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

Thanks!


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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Thinking about it more, I bet that packet 3 for an Immigrant visa is related to DCF.


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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Yeah, I was wondering about packet 3 myself, and what is packet 4? :unsure:

Packet 4 is the Medical info and the interview appointment letter.


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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Yeah, I was wondering about packet 3 myself, and what is packet 4? :unsure:

Packet 4 is the Medical info and the interview appointment letter.

My wife in Thailand is still waiting for the consulate interview. We are going on the CR1 route as well. The case was completed on 1/7/09. I do not know how long it will take to arrive at the Bangkok embassy.

I am still confusing on the Package 4.

If NVC gathers the documents on package 3 for us, except evidences of relationship, why does the embassy have to send us the package 3 since they have already had all documents. The only thing that my wife could return is the signature guaranteed that she has everything in her possession.

If they are using the IR1/CR1 route, it makes more sense to start with package 4. Am I right? ( I know that it makes senses for K1 or K3 to have package 3).

Am I missing anything?

One strange thing is -> Let's say that after the embassy receives my wife's signature (from package 3), they will send the medical form and set up the interview date. (Regarding the medical record, my wife does not have anything. Will she be required to bring anything to the doctor who examines her?)

(I remember that there should be fingerprinted, etc. Do they do this thing at the embassy? So, I can tell my wife what to expect.)

Thank you for making this topic a very interesting topic.

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Yeah, I was wondering about packet 3 myself, and what is packet 4? :unsure:

Packet 4 is the Medical info and the interview appointment letter.

My wife in Thailand is still waiting for the consulate interview. We are going on the CR1 route as well. The case was completed on 1/7/09. I do not know how long it will take to arrive at the Bangkok embassy.

I am still confusing on the Package 4.

If NVC gathers the documents on package 3 for us, except evidences of relationship, why does the embassy have to send us the package 3 since they have already had all documents. The only thing that my wife could return is the signature guaranteed that she has everything in her possession.

If they are using the IR1/CR1 route, it makes more sense to start with package 4. Am I right? ( I know that it makes senses for K1 or K3 to have package 3).

Am I missing anything?

One strange thing is -> Let's say that after the embassy receives my wife's signature (from package 3), they will send the medical form and set up the interview date. (Regarding the medical record, my wife does not have anything. Will she be required to bring anything to the doctor who examines her?)

(I remember that there should be fingerprinted, etc. Do they do this thing at the embassy? So, I can tell my wife what to expect.)

Thank you for making this topic a very interesting topic.

Here is where I am. I received a letter from NVC about the first week of January. In that envelope, they had the interview date. My wife still has not received the interview letter. In this packet I received, there was a checklist of about 15 documents. They have a code next to them stating if they have the document, what else is required etc. There is no packet 3 for IR-1/CR-1 in Bangkok. Even though she hasn't received the packet 4 yet, I contacted the embassy via email (visasbkk2@state.gov) and they emailed me the medical forms. My wife printed those out Monday, and had her Medical. It is a 2 day process for the Medical. After the medical, they will give her a sealed envelope to take to the interview. Don't open it.

After NVC case complete for CR-1/IR-1, there is really only 2 things:

The Medical and the interview.

PM me with your email, and I can send you the medical forms and instructions from the embassy.


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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