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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Brazil
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My wife and I live in Brasil. I am an American citizen and she was recently granted her permanent visa (Yeah!!!) We will be going to the US in September. The thing is, I'll have to come back to Brasil the beginning of October to finalize the closing of the sale of our home here and take care of a few last details. Adriana is nervous about being by herself (although she'll be with my parents - she's just very shy)

Is there any problem in her returning to Brasil after say, a month's stay in the US?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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My wife and I live in Brasil. I am an American citizen and she was recently granted her permanent visa (Yeah!!!) We will be going to the US in September. The thing is, I'll have to come back to Brasil the beginning of October to finalize the closing of the sale of our home here and take care of a few last details. Adriana is nervous about being by herself (although she'll be with my parents - she's just very shy)

Is there any problem in her returning to Brasil after say, a month's stay in the US?

Will you be interviewing for a CR1/IR1 or K3 visa? With a CR1/IR1 she can go back to Brazil the next if she wants to as long as she get her I-551 stamp on her passport. She cannot stay away from the US for more than 12 months.

If she comes to the US with a K3 visa, she will need to file for AOS in order to get her green card and Advance Parole which is the document that lets her re-enter the US if she has to leave for some reason. The Advance Parole approval can take up to 3 months and her green card can take up to 6 months.

Diana


CR-1

02/05/07 - I-130 sent to NSC

05/03/07 - NOA2

05/10/07 - NVC receives petition, case # assigned

08/08/07 - Case Complete

09/27/07 - Interview, visa granted

10/02/07 - POE

11/16/07 - Received green card and Welcome to America letter in the mail

Removing Conditions

07/06/09 - I-751 sent to CSC

08/14/09 - Biometrics

09/27/09 - Approved

10/01/09 - Received 10 year green card

U.S. Citizenship

03/30/11 - N-400 sent via Priority Mail w/ delivery confirmation

05/12/11 - Biometrics

07/20/11 - Interview - passed

07/20/11 - Oath ceremony - same day as interview

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Brazil
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Will you be interviewing for a CR1/IR1 or K3 visa? With a CR1/IR1 she can go back to Brazil the next if she wants to as long as she get her I-551 stamp on her passport. She cannot stay away from the US for more than 12 months.

If she comes to the US with a K3 visa, she will need to file for AOS in order to get her green card and Advance Parole which is the document that lets her re-enter the US if she has to leave for some reason. The Advance Parole approval can take up to 3 months and her green card can take up to 6 months.

Diana

Hi!

Thanks for the quick reply. Could you also please tell us more about this I-551 (How and where we would apply?)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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Hi!

Thanks for the quick reply. Could you also please tell us more about this I-551 (How and where we would apply?)

The I-551 stamp is given at POE to people who enter the US with the CR1/IR1 visa as a temporary "green card" if you will should they need to travel or work in the US. There's no extra paperwork that needs to be filed because the POE officer will stamp her passport the day she arrives. This is all she will need to travel but like I said, she should not stay away from the US for more than 12 months.

Diana


CR-1

02/05/07 - I-130 sent to NSC

05/03/07 - NOA2

05/10/07 - NVC receives petition, case # assigned

08/08/07 - Case Complete

09/27/07 - Interview, visa granted

10/02/07 - POE

11/16/07 - Received green card and Welcome to America letter in the mail

Removing Conditions

07/06/09 - I-751 sent to CSC

08/14/09 - Biometrics

09/27/09 - Approved

10/01/09 - Received 10 year green card

U.S. Citizenship

03/30/11 - N-400 sent via Priority Mail w/ delivery confirmation

05/12/11 - Biometrics

07/20/11 - Interview - passed

07/20/11 - Oath ceremony - same day as interview

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If she comes to the US with a K3 visa, she will need to file for AOS in order to get her green card and Advance Parole which is the document that lets her re-enter the US if she has to leave for some reason.

Not true! The K-3 is a 2-year Multiple entry visa.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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Not true! The K-3 is a 2-year Multiple entry visa.

You are mistaken. The K-3 is not a Multiple entry visa. Once in the US, if you want to leave you MUST have applied for AOS and hava an AP document for re-entry else the K-3 visa will be considered abandoned by the USICS.


Please look at the "About Me" page in our profile for our complete K-1 and AOS processing timeline.

AOS
Packet sent: 11 May 2010
Transferred to CSC: 08 June 2010
AP Received: 30 July 2010
EAD Received: 02 Aug 2010
AOS Approved / Card production ordered: 02 Nov 2010
Greed Card Received: 08 Nov 2010

ROC
Packet Sent: 3 Oct 2012
NOA Date: 9 Oct 2012
Biometrics: 6 Nov 2012
ROC Approved: 23 April 2013

Card Received: 26 April 2013

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You are mistaken. The K-3 is not a Multiple entry visa. Once in the US, if you want to leave you MUST have applied for AOS and hava an AP document for re-entry else the K-3 visa will be considered abandoned by the USICS.

that only applies to K1s, not K3s :bonk:

K3s are for married people. Please don't post wrong information :)

check out this link for more info: http://www.visajourney.com/content/compare

Edited by Justine+David

Naturalization

9/9: Mailed N-400 package off

9/11: Arrived at Dallas, TX

9/17: NOA

9/19: Check cashed

9/23: Received NOA

10/7: Text from USCIS on status update: Biometrics in the mail

10/9: Received Biometrics letter

10/29: Biometrics

10/31: In-line

2/16: Text from USCIS that Baltimore has scheduled an interview...finally!!

2/24: Interview letter received

3/24: Naturalization interview

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Romania
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that only applies to K1s, not K3s :bonk:

K3s are for married people. Please don't post wrong information :)

check out this link for more info: http://www.visajourney.com/content/compare

It's true, K3 does NOT require adjustment of status because you get the temporary Green Card in hand.


I-129F Sent .......... 2007-05-29 toNSC, then forwarded to CSC

I-129F NOA1 ........ 2007-06-15

I-129F RFE(s) ........ 2007-10-18 (very bad day, yak)

RFE Reply(s) ......... 2007-11-06

Touch.................... 2007-11-07

Touch.................... 2007-11-09

Denied 2007-12-14 because of missing divorce paper. Lawyer swears she sent it and we will file motion to reopen file ...how long?

Filed motion to reopen file a week later

Approved 2008-01-12

Interview at Embassy in Bucharest 2008-03-14 - Approved!!!!!!!!

Entry in the USA 2008-05-01

Married 2008-06-21 (hubby almost broke his ankle and a black bird hit our windshield while driving to the courthouse hahah!

Filed for AOS 2008-07-02

Green card received w/o interview on 2008-12-09

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It's true, K3 does NOT require adjustment of status because you get the temporary Green Card in hand.

I'm sorry, but that's wrong. All K visas are NON-Immigrant visas. That means that their status must be adjusted to permanent resident. If one enters on an immigrant visa (CR-1/IR-1 or others that we don't deal with much on here) then they are residents when they enter, and the green card is sent to them triggered by their entry.


K-1:

January 28, 2009: NOA1

June 4, 2009: Interview - APPROVED!!!

October 11, 2009: Wedding

AOS:

December 23, 2009: NOA1!

January 22, 2010: Bogus RFE corrected through congressional inquiry "EAD waiting on biometrics only" Read about it here.

March 15, 2010: AOS interview - RFE for I-693 vaccination supplement - CS signed part 6!

March 27, 2010: Green Card recieved

ROC:

March 1, 2012: Mailed ROC package

March 7, 2012: Tracking says "notice left"...after a phone call to post office.

More detailed time line in profile.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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Lot's of incorrect info. John and Marlene's post is correct. The K-3 is a multiple entry visa valid for two years. You have to either file AOS or depart the USA (and get another visa to re-enter) before the two years are up. Prior to the two years expiring, you can come and go as you please. Rin entered the USA on a K3 in April 2007, went back to Thailand twice in 2008 without any problem. We waited until the summer of 2008 to file AOS to make sure she received a 10 yr GC (2nd wedding anniversary in Oct 2008) instead of a 2 yr GC (didn't want to go through ROC).

All a moot point as K-3 is pretty much non-existent these days.


K-3

11/15/2006 - NOA1 Receipt for 129F

02/12/2007 - I-130 and I-129F approved!

04/17/2007 - Interview - visa approved!

04/18/2007 - POE LAX - Finally in the USA!!!

04/19/2007 - WE ARE FINALLY HOME!!!

09/20/2007 - Sent Packet 3 for K-4 Visas (follow to join for children)

10/02/2007 - K-4 Interviews - approved

10/12/2007 - Everyone back to USA!

AOS

06/20/2008 - Mailed I-485, I-765 (plus I-130 for children)

06/27/2008 - NOA1 for I-485, I-765, and I-130s

07/16/2008 - Biometrics appointment

08/28/2008 - EAD cards received

11/20/2008 - AOS Interviews - approved

Citizenship

08/22/2011 - Mailed N-400

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You are mistaken. The K-3 is not a Multiple entry visa. Once in the US, if you want to leave you MUST have applied for AOS and hava an AP document for re-entry else the K-3 visa will be considered abandoned by the USICS.

-1


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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Just one note though, she shouldn't be away from the US for more than 12 months BUT any stay longer than 6 months should be after applying for an AP, for your peace of mind as some BP officers may give you trouble even for a 6 month stay.


(Puerto Rico) Luis & Laura (Brazil) K1 JOURNEY
04/11/2006 - Filed I-129F.
09/29/2006 - Visa in hand!

10/15/2006 - POE San Juan
11/15/2006 - MARRIAGE

AOS JOURNEY
01/05/2007 - AOS sent to Chicago.
03/26/2007 - Green Card in hand!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS JOURNEY
01/26/2009 - Filed I-751.
06/22/2009 - Green Card in hand!

NATURALIZATION JOURNEY
06/26/2014 - N-400 sent to Nebraska
07/02/2014 - NOA
07/24/2014 - Biometrics
10/24/2014 - Interview (approved)

01/16/2015 - Oath Ceremony


*View Complete Timeline

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Brazil
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Just wanted to thank everyone for your comments. Most of the discussion ended up being about k type visas. Adriana has an IR1 so from what I gathered, she's OK to return to Brasil whenever. We won't be away more than a couple months, bust just wanted to make sure we don't run into any snags along the way.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Romania
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I'm sorry, but that's wrong. All K visas are NON-Immigrant visas. That means that their status must be adjusted to permanent resident. If one enters on an immigrant visa (CR-1/IR-1 or others that we don't deal with much on here) then they are residents when they enter, and the green card is sent to them triggered by their entry.

that's right, I looked it up on USCIS.gov. I could have sworn that yesterday I saw a different thing on VJ.. My bad!

Advance Parole for K-3 or K-4 Family Members

Applicants presently in the United States in a K-3 or K-4 nonimmigrant classification may travel outside the United States and return using their nonimmigrant K-3 or K-4 nonimmigrant visa. The only time advance parole is necessary is if the K-3 or K-4 nonimmigrant status has expired and the applicant has an adjustment of status application that remains pending.


I-129F Sent .......... 2007-05-29 toNSC, then forwarded to CSC

I-129F NOA1 ........ 2007-06-15

I-129F RFE(s) ........ 2007-10-18 (very bad day, yak)

RFE Reply(s) ......... 2007-11-06

Touch.................... 2007-11-07

Touch.................... 2007-11-09

Denied 2007-12-14 because of missing divorce paper. Lawyer swears she sent it and we will file motion to reopen file ...how long?

Filed motion to reopen file a week later

Approved 2008-01-12

Interview at Embassy in Bucharest 2008-03-14 - Approved!!!!!!!!

Entry in the USA 2008-05-01

Married 2008-06-21 (hubby almost broke his ankle and a black bird hit our windshield while driving to the courthouse hahah!

Filed for AOS 2008-07-02

Green card received w/o interview on 2008-12-09

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