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Will filing an I-129F now get the I-130 approved faster?

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Hi Darnell,

I tried to send this to you in a PM, but I guess your mailbox is full or something because it said you couldn't receive any new messages. Anyway, hoping you get this and can give me some advice on this...

There have been a few March I-130 filers to receive their NOA2s, but of those few many have also sent in the I-129F petition. Notably, VJer "March2010" just sent in their I-129F at the beginning of June and already received the NOA2 for that petition on June 11th, and has now received several touches on their I-130 petition.

If the USCIS is cranking out NOA2s on I-129Fs THAT fast, would it be benificial for me to send in an I-129F for our case as well (in hopes that it would call attention to my I-130 petition in the process)? Thinking I might as well if there is no fee to do so once the I-130 fee has already been paid for.

If so, what "extra" steps would I need to take (ie. include a cover sheet explaining that I already have a pending I-130, call the USCIS to let them know, etc.) and would I be filing for a K-1, K-3 (although, aren't they obsolete now?) or still for and IR-1/CR-1 since my I-130 is already pending?

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!

-Jessica

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Notably, VJer "March2010" just sent in their I-129F at the beginning of June and already received the NOA2 for that petition on June 11th, and has now received several touches on their I-130 petition.

Jessica,

I did NOT get NOA2 on I-129F or I-130

I think you have misunderstood.


USCIS IR1/CR-1 CSC

02-24-2010 - I-130 Sent: February 24th, 2010

06-17-2010 - NOA2

Your I-130 was APPROVED in 107 days from your NOA1 date.

06-24-2010 - NVC Case Number Assigned

08-24-2010 - Sign in Fail - Case COMPLETE in 60 days

10-27-2010 - INTERVIEW Riyadh

11-27-2010 - VISA issued

01-06-2011 - POE JFK

01-27-2011 - Welcome letter

01-28-2011 - Green came via Priority mail

01-06-2011 - GC Issue Date

02-05-2011 - GC Received

02-10-2011 - Applied for SSN at local office

02-19-2011 - SSN Received by mail

10-06-2012 (?) - GC Extend Date

01-06-2013 - GC Expires Date

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Hi Darnell,

I tried to send this to you in a PM, but I guess your mailbox is full or something because it said you couldn't receive any new messages. Anyway, hoping you get this and can give me some advice on this... sorry, I'm waiting on Capn Ewok to mash up some custom code for PM archiving. FWIW, I don't answer case-specific questions via PM, either

There have been a few March I-130 filers to receive their NOA2s, but of those few many have also sent in the I-129F petition. Notably, VJer "March2010" just sent in their I-129F at the beginning of June and already received the NOA2 for that petition on June 11th, and has now received several touches on their I-130 petition.

I think you've gotten March2010 cornfoozled with some one else. But - let me do quickie review of the timelines over at

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list.php?cfl=0&op1=i&op2=d&op3=5&op4=1&op5=5,6,8,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,25,26,27,28&op6=All&op7=All&dfile=No 

, sort on NOA-2 date

OK - There are less than 6 ppl with an NOA-2 date in June, so far, from the March Filer's Group. I am not picking through to find those who filed subsequent I-129F's for the K-3, either.

If the USCIS is cranking out NOA2s on I-129Fs THAT fast, would it be benificial for me to send in an I-129F for our case as well (in hopes that it would call attention to my I-130 petition in the process)? Thinking I might as well if there is no fee to do so once the I-130 fee has already been paid for.

I suggest is waste of time to do anything with a K-3 visa - there is high propensity for an approved I-130 and approved I-129F to travel together out of USCIS into NVC, and when that happens, NVC will administratively close the K-3 - see 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/ for the 'why', and seriously, you should review the 'do all, be all, end all' comparison of K-3 vs CR-1, over at http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/204324-wondering-if-i-made-a-mistake-marrying-in-us/page__view__findpost__p__3060767 So - IMO, no - not beneficial for you to send in the I-129F petition in the hopes of having a K-3 get cranked through NVC. You could try, but I think is useless.

Now, as to any 'hope' of getting the I-130 reviewed 'sooner' - I'm sorry to say - but IF you send in that I-129F, the I-130 loses it's place in the adjudication queue, and it (then) picks up a new start time of the I-129F petition - typically throwing back the I-130 anywhere from 1 to 3 months. IMO, this is a bad thing, not something that you'd want to have happened. I think you are yearning for speed, but you MUST REMEMBER - petition approval is pegged at 6 months, from USCIS, for both CSC and VSC - if you get anything sooner than 6 months, you are blessed, have good karma, and the queue at USCIS went wonky that day. In yer favour.

If so, what "extra" steps would I need to take (ie. include a cover sheet explaining that I already have a pending I-130, call the USCIS to let them know, etc.) and would I be filing for a K-1, K-3 (although, aren't they obsolete now?) or still for and IR-1/CR-1 since my I-130 is already pending?

sorry, I've no advice to give you. The 'trick' you are trying to forumulate, based on I-129F filing, has a negative impact on 'round trip time' through USCIS, IMO. OTOH, if this was an I-130 petition for a child, filed after the spouse's/wife's petition was filed, then I DO have some instructions for facilitating an expedite at USCIS - but I sense that's NOT the type o petition yer filing, ya?

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!

hey - yer welcome !! now make me some jiaozi, woman !! :D

-Jessica

Edited by Darnell

Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Darnell - EXACTLY what I wanted to hear. I would hate to think I missed a step that could have sped things up. Thank you for your reply!

March2010 - Sorry for the confusion. I meant NOA1 for your I-129F, but still, I wanted to see if the submittal of the I-129F in addition to the I-130 would benifit my case at this point. Jealous of all your touches! Hope to hear good news from you tomorrow! :)

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