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Filed: Country: Pakistan
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My brother recently got married and his wife needs to file him.

I was reading the forum and itself get my Green card through TN and educate myself enough that I am feeling confident and think that we don't need attorney to file my brother's case and of course with the help of this forum.

His case is straight forward and there is no complication.

I just don't want to screw up his case and I would really appreciate the help here.

I am following these steps described here

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/in...m&page=k3guide

With I-130 We are only sending

1. copy of marriage certificate (along with translation)

2. G-325A (all four pages) for both husband and wife

3. Passport size photos for both husband and wife

4. Affidavits sworn to or affirmed by third parties havingpersonal knowledge of the bona fides of the marital relationship as an Evidence of a bonafide marriage

I plan to send this package to

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USCIS P.O. Box 804616 Chicago, IL 60680-1029

because the USC lives in Virginia

Once we get the approval for I-130 we plan to send the I-129F along with the following

1. Copy of I-130 Transfer Notice

2. Form I-129F: Petition for Alien Fiance(e)

3. G-325A (all four pages) for both husband and wife

4. One passport-type photo for both husband and wife

5. Copy of the Birth certificate for the US Citizen

6. Copy of the NOA1 from the I-130

7. A copy of your marriage certificate along with translation

After that the consulate will contact the spouse in foreign country to apply for non-immigrant visa and once the spouse here in USA he/she can apply for 485/EAD etc.

Please correct if I am wrong here somewhere.

This is a straight forward steps for someone who never been here in USA

I will list the steps for 485/EAD steps later.

Thanks,

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If you are petitioning for a K3 visa, then you send the I29F, but this must be done before the I130 is approved. You send a copy of the receipt notice (NOA1) with the I129F.

You should consider not doing this step, the I129F, and just file the I130. This would eventually result in an IR1/CR1 visa, which has a comparable timeline and is a better visa (no AOS to do which saves money, the immigrant spouse can get an SSN and work right away, and is an LPR immediately upon entry).

My brother recently got married and his wife needs to file him.

I was reading the forum and itself get my Green card through TN and educate myself enough that I am feeling confident and think that we don't need attorney to file my brother's case and of course with the help of this forum.

His case is straight forward and there is no complication.

I just don't want to screw up his case and I would really appreciate the help here.

I am following these steps described here

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/in...m&page=k3guide

With I-130 We are only sending

1. copy of marriage certificate (along with translation)

2. G-325A (all four pages) for both husband and wife

3. Passport size photos for both husband and wife

4. Affidavits sworn to or affirmed by third parties havingpersonal knowledge of the bona fides of the marital relationship as an Evidence of a bonafide marriage

I plan to send this package to

Quote:

USCIS P.O. Box 804616 Chicago, IL 60680-1029

because the USC lives in Virginia

Once we get the approval for I-130 we plan to send the I-129F along with the following

1. Copy of I-130 Transfer Notice

2. Form I-129F: Petition for Alien Fiance(e)

3. G-325A (all four pages) for both husband and wife

4. One passport-type photo for both husband and wife

5. Copy of the Birth certificate for the US Citizen

6. Copy of the NOA1 from the I-130

7. A copy of your marriage certificate along with translation

After that the consulate will contact the spouse in foreign country to apply for non-immigrant visa and once the spouse here in USA he/she can apply for 485/EAD etc.

Please correct if I am wrong here somewhere.

This is a straight forward steps for someone who never been here in USA

I will list the steps for 485/EAD steps later.

Thanks,

03/12/2007 - Married to my beautiful wife

04/16/2007 - Sent I-130 to VSC via USPS Express Mail

05/12/2007 - NOA1 received by snail mail after a loooong wait

05/14/2007 - Sent I-129F for K3 to Chicago Lockbox via USPS Express Mail

10/22/2007 - I129F APPROVED (161 days), I130 APPROVED (188 days)

11/08/2007 - I129F received at NVC, embassy case number generated.

11/13/2007 - I129F forwarded to embassy.

11/18/2007 - 129F petition received at embassy

01/09/2008 - finally, DOS gives me the interview date, April 16, 2007 (ouch)

01/23/2008 - never got packet 4, emailed embassy

04/11/2008 - picked up packet 4, did medical

04/14/2008 - medical report pickup, no problems

04/16/2008 - interview date- APPROVED!!!!!

04/18/2008 - both of us are home at last, POE JFK!

05/21/2008 - sent AOS and EAD

05/27/2008 - received NOA1 for AOS and for EAD

06/02/2008 - received Biometrics appt letter

06/19/2008 - Biometrics appointment scheduled - DONE

06/19/2008 - both AOS and EAD touched because of biometrics

07/29/2008 - EAD approved.

05/13/2009 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!/ Card production ordered email

05/18/2009 - Welcome Letter received

06/12/2009 - Second card production ordered email

06/19/2009 - Approval notice send email

06/22/2009 - Green Card received

04/09/2012 - Applied for Citizenship by Express Mailing N400 to NBC

04/10/2012 - N400 received by USCIS

06/23/2012 - Biometrics appointment

07/27/2012 - Appointment scheduled for N400 interview

09/05/2012 - Interview passed, oath ceremony completed, and Naturalization certificate received.

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Thanks for your comments.

So, if we need to go through K3 then we need to file 129F with the receipt of I-130 and before I-130 approval. (what if person get the K3 visa in consulate and we get 130 approval here, is that fine?)

If we go through consular processing, What steps we need to take once we file I-130?

Is there any other forms needs to be filed?

What is the faster process in terms to get someone in USA faster IR or CR? if IR is faster how many months/year we are talking about>?

Once again thanks a lot for your help.

Regards,

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Ir-1 and Cr-1 are basically the same visa. One is issued to married couples who have been married less than 2 years, the other one issued to couples married more than 2 years. So one is not faster than the other, it just matters how long you have been married.

The I-129F for the K-3 is virtually an obsolete visa, I suggest not filing it at all as it can slow down your case substantially.

Consular processing is for couples where the USC is a legal resident of the beneficiary's country and has been for 6+ months

Follow the guides - You are missing some items in your I-130 list such as proof of citizenship/residency, divorce/death certificates if needed.

USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Ir-1 and Cr-1 are basically the same visa. One is issued to married couples who have been married less than 2 years, the other one issued to couples married more than 2 years. So one is not faster than the other, it just matters how long you have been married.

The I-129F for the K-3 is virtually an obsolete visa, I suggest not filing it at all as it can slow down your case substantially.

Consular processing is for couples where the USC is a legal resident of the beneficiary's country and has been for 6+ months

Follow the guides - You are missing some items in your I-130 list such as proof of citizenship/residency, divorce/death certificates if needed.

Thank you so much for reply.

I was thinking that there are two ways to have spouse in USA one is have the immigration visa issued at the home country of spouse and once he is here he will be admitted on Green Card.

The 2nd way is once 130 approved they can get some kind of non-immigrant visa (not sure maybe k3) and come in USA and have the status adjusted via 485.

Now I am not sure what route should I take.

If the immigration visa way is the good/safe way I would go with that route.

This is for a couple who got married for the first time and its just 2 months that they got married.

Can you please list me the items which you think I am missing in my application?

Also if we need to go with the immigration visa process, what needs to be done after I-130?

Do we need to do something once 130 approved? or the things will move automatically? and no need to file any other application?

thanks once again

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...page=i130guide1

Start here, it will answer all your questions!

Good luck.

USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: Country: Pakistan
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http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...page=i130guide1

Start here, it will answer all your questions!

Good luck.

@canadian_wife

thank you so much for your help.

I will definately ask if I have any question at the later stage.

It look to me fairly simple process. once the I-130 applied.

I will ask question at the later stage when the I-130 approved and we will ready to file "Of-169 form, and an Of-230"

Once again thanks

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Is that true that the form (of-230 I & II [2 forms]) has been replaced with form (DS-230 [one form])?

so once the packet comes from NVC they will send me DS-230 and not of-230I & II.

right?

And I assume that this form will be filled by USC

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...p;page=examples

It's for the K-1 but you can alter it to fit your petition

Good luck.

USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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