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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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no, the I-129F for the K-3 visa was killed earlier this year. No need to file it. Stay on the Cr-1 path

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: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Uganda
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hi guys did i take a good decision i was filed I130 for my wife 2 month a go because 50% peoples says i should filed both K-3 and i130 but my brother says do not file k-3 i am confuse should i file again k3 or not

thanks

appreciate

Most people (especially the pro's on here) have suggested that you are wasting your time in processing both since the I-130's are processing faster than the I-129's and if both are approved, as in my own case, you will have to go with the IR-1. This is completely true! However, I find it beneficial to file both petitions because the I-129 is free after filing the I-130. Also, if you encounter any problems with your I-130 than the 129 may be a way to keep the process going without a major interruption.

You will hear many opinions on this but I believe in covering all bases just in case! Good luck!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Most people (especially the pro's on here) have suggested that you are wasting your time in processing both since the I-130's are processing faster than the I-129's and if both are approved, as in my own case, you will have to go with the IR-1. This is completely true! However, I find it beneficial to file both petitions because the I-129 is free after filing the I-130. Also, if you encounter any problems with your I-130 than the 129 may be a way to keep the process going without a major interruption.

You will hear many opinions on this but I believe in covering all bases just in case! Good luck!

I would file both.

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Just file the I130. K3 is meant to get your spouse close to you while you wait for your I130 to be approved. If getting K3 aproved takes 3 months and I130 approved takes 3.5 months, why on Allah's blue earth would you want to add more paperwork on yourself? Just stick with I130 CR1/IR1 visa. Less paperwork, less headache. Plus, people with K3 visa seem to have trouble getting SSN, etc. It takes longer.

I would just do I130 CR1/IR1. And I have. K3, I think, is a waste of time and effort.


N400 CITIZENSHIP STAGE

23-DEC-2016 -:- N400 form mailed to Dallas, TX Lockbox (USPS EXPRESS)

27-DEC-2016 -:- N400 form delivered/picked up by USCIS

01-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form fee check cashed by USCIS

04-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form received per NOA1

09-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form NOA1 notice date

14-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form NOA1 on hand through USPS

30-JAN-2017 -:- N400 fingerprint taken

01-FEB-2017 -:- N400 interview schedule process started

26-JUL-2017 -:- N400 interview date set (01SEP2017)

29-JUL-2017 -:- N400 interview letter on hand

01-SEP-2017 -:- N400 interview date - Interview passed

10-OCT-2017-:- N400 oath ceremony letter on hand (oath on 26OCT2017)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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hi guys did i take a good decision i was filed I130 for my wife 2 month a go because 50% peoples says i should filed both K-3 and i130 but my brother says do not file k-3 i am confuse should i file again k3 or not

thanks

appreciate

DO NOT WASTE TIME AND MONEY WITH A K3 Both petitions usually get approved on the same day which now makes the I-129f form for the K3 void and they process it as a CR1 or IR1 depending on the length of time you have been married. The K3 is a complete waste of money and doesnt get things done any faster at all as well as the person coming to the states on the visa cannot work upon arrival with a K3, you must wait and file for AOS to get permission for work, where as the CR1/IR1 allows for work as soon as you enter and they process the papers, they will give a temporary work stamp at JFK upon request

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Since you already filed only I130, just as you should have, there's nothing to worry about. Just sit tight and weight for the process to unfold. Good luck.


N400 CITIZENSHIP STAGE

23-DEC-2016 -:- N400 form mailed to Dallas, TX Lockbox (USPS EXPRESS)

27-DEC-2016 -:- N400 form delivered/picked up by USCIS

01-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form fee check cashed by USCIS

04-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form received per NOA1

09-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form NOA1 notice date

14-JAN-2017 -:- N400 form NOA1 on hand through USPS

30-JAN-2017 -:- N400 fingerprint taken

01-FEB-2017 -:- N400 interview schedule process started

26-JUL-2017 -:- N400 interview date set (01SEP2017)

29-JUL-2017 -:- N400 interview letter on hand

01-SEP-2017 -:- N400 interview date - Interview passed

10-OCT-2017-:- N400 oath ceremony letter on hand (oath on 26OCT2017)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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The K-3 will be administratively closed if it travels together with the I-130, at NVC.

Also, if she wants to adjust status from a K-3, once in the USA, is another 1010 in fees.

IMO - stick with the I-130 petition - yer brother is right. The others, giving you advice to keep with the K-3? I must assume they've NOT read this -->> http://www.visajourney.com/news/2010/02/07/department-of-state-to-close-k-3-visas-if-i-129f-and-i-130-petitions-approved-and-received-together/


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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agreed with what darnell said. under K3 visa, ur spouse will have to adjust status which will take another couple of months. y go through the headache when both I-130 and I-29f take the same time frame. i would go with I-130 if i were u and have my spouse get the green card as soon as he gets here.


IR-1 / CR-1 Visa

2010-04-19: approved online wohoooo

2010-04-24: NOA2 hardcopy received

2010-04-26: gave 2 email addresses and assigned case #

2010-04-27: received/sent ds3032, AOS bill

2010-05-01: IV bill became available online/paid

2010-05-06: sent in DS230 package via express mail 9:07am

2010-05-11: NVC acknowledges the receipt of AOS on 05/05

2010-05-13: operator told me that AOS sent to supervisor for review....

2010-05-14: AVR changes to received the checklist letter response on 5/13

2010-05-23: RFE for original birth cert. (i did sent original).......arghhh

2010-05-24: BC under review by some department

2010-06-02: sent in original BC again and previous BC is still under review

2010-06-10: NVC recognizes BC into their system

2010-06-15: BC under review

2010-06-21: SIF!!!!!omggggg soo happy 57 days in NVC process

2010-06-28: interview on Aug. 19, 8am.

2010-08-19: interview went fine but he's put into AP :(

2011-01-09: almost 5 months in AP "still pending"

2011-02-06: 5 and half months and still counting......when is this torture going to end....

2011-02-20: 6 months still no answer..........

2011-03-08: more than 200 days passed in AP..................(

2011-03-24: visa has been issued today. hurayyyyyyyyyy finally wait is overrrr.

2011-03-26: got the passport wohoooo

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