Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
eddie999

Can't decide whether IR1 or K3

14 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: Timeline

My wife in the U.S. is about to file the K3 for me until she heard that there's not much difference in processing time with IR1. Can anyone share us their thoughts, perhaps actual experiences in this issue. Hoping to get feedback from you soonest as my wife and I will be deciding next week.

Thank you very much and regards to all..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

moving to IR-1/CR-1 Process and Procedures...


Improved USCIS Form G-325A (Biographic Information)

Form field input font changed to allow entry of dates in the specified format and to provide more space for addresses and employment history. This is the 6/12/09 version of the form; the current version is 8/8/11, but previous versions are accepted per the USCIS forms page.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
Timeline

How long have you been married and where do you- the foreigner- live? In most cases your wife is right, the CR-1/ IR-1 is just as fast as the K3, plus it's cheaper and you get a green card right away upon entry into the USA. In some embassies, the K3 is still faster, but usually only a month or so, so hardly worth the extra hassle once you get to the USA.

If you can file for the IR-1 (married longer than 2 years) this is definitely the best of the spousal visas, as it leads to an 10 year green card upon entry.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

mod penguin.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: France
Timeline

If you have been married for 2+ years you can go with the IR1, otherwise I would file for the CR1.


Met: 2004-07-18

Islamic marriage: 2006-07-31

Marriage : 2008-12-27

Entry San Fran 2009-09-27

Hubby is HOME!!!!

Received SSN 2009-10-06

Received welcome letter 2009-10-10

GREEN CARD!!! 2009-10-13

Driver's License 2009-10-26

HUBBY FOUND A JOB!!! after about 4 months of being here :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Timeline
How long have you been married and where do you- the foreigner- live? In most cases your wife is right, the CR-1/ IR-1 is just as fast as the K3, plus it's cheaper and you get a green card right away upon entry into the USA. In some embassies, the K3 is still faster, but usually only a month or so, so hardly worth the extra hassle once you get to the USA.

If you can file for the IR-1 (married longer than 2 years) this is definitely the best of the spousal visas, as it leads to an 10 year green card upon entry.

hi Penguin_ie,

we're married for more than 10 years and i understand i fall under ir1. i live in the phils., hoping the ir1 will be as fast here like in your country..

thanks and regards.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Timeline
If you have been married for 2+ years you can go with the IR1, otherwise I would file for the CR1.

hi kenza,

thanks for sharing and your advice. i understand i fall under ir1 as we've been married for more than 10 years now.

regards..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: France
Timeline

WoW! Then definitely go with the IR1! There is also DCF if your wife has lived in your country for an extended period of time-but I'm not an expert on it.


Met: 2004-07-18

Islamic marriage: 2006-07-31

Marriage : 2008-12-27

Entry San Fran 2009-09-27

Hubby is HOME!!!!

Received SSN 2009-10-06

Received welcome letter 2009-10-10

GREEN CARD!!! 2009-10-13

Driver's License 2009-10-26

HUBBY FOUND A JOB!!! after about 4 months of being here :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
K3 is a piece of ####### compared to a IR-1.

thanks dakine. now i just wonder why the nvc continues this k3..

NVC doesn't have much to do with the K3. They just forward it to your embassy. A couple years ago when I did the K3 it was a LOT faster. Not the case anymore. Cost more when you have to adjust status plus a pain dealing with adjusting status.


K1 denied, K3/K4, CR-1/CR-2, AOS, ROC, Adoption, US citizenship and dual citizenship

!! ALL PAU!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Other Country: China
Timeline
K3 is a piece of ####### compared to a IR-1.

thanks dakine. now i just wonder why the nvc continues this k3..

NVC doesn't have much to do with the K3. They just forward it to your embassy. A couple years ago when I did the K3 it was a LOT faster. Not the case anymore. Cost more when you have to adjust status plus a pain dealing with adjusting status.

There are special circumstances where the K3 is a good choice. NVC and the Consulates follow the law.


Facts are cheap...knowing how to use them is precious...
Understanding the big picture is priceless. Anonymous

Google Who is Pushbrk?

A Warning to Green Card Holders About Voting

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/606646-a-warning-to-green-card-holders-about-voting/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Syria
Timeline

IR-1 = way to go :thumbs:


Timeline:

Sent in I-130 form: 01/29/09

Interview Date: 11/08/09 (APPROVED!)

Visa in Hand: 11/12/09

POE: 01/30/10 (!!!!) at JFK Airport in NYC... can't wait!

Got the green card maybe 8 weeks after 01/30/10...

TBC....

======================================================================

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...