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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Wales
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My wife and I filed are petition in March and June, the I-129 was petitioned after our I-130 and some news articales are stating that they have to be submitted at the same time and if they are not then they will close the I-130 and continue with the I-129, this is not true, in my case anyway.

Today both our petitions have been touched and in a conversation with a rep at the USCIS centre in Califonia we were told that they combine both regardless.

Anyone have their petition touch (K3/I-130/I-129) at this stage? If so did you get any news soon after? or as the case may be... long after?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Closing the I-130 and allowing the I-129F to continue is not the case anywhere I've heard of. NVC will close the I-129F when the I-130 and I129F arrive together. USCIS doesn't close anything. They will likely be both approved at the same time, send to NVC and NVC will close the I-129F

Touches mean nothing. Some get lots of touches, some get none before approval

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: K-3 Visa Country: Wales
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Closing the I-130 and allowing the I-129F to continue is not the case anywhere I've heard of. NVC will close the I-129F when the I-130 and I129F arrive together. USCIS doesn't close anything. They will likely be both approved at the same time, send to NVC and NVC will close the I-129F

Touches mean nothing. Some get lots of touches, some get none before approval

Good luck

You are either too honest for my own good or you're way off target... and judging by your lack off knowledge on the closed administration of the I-129 if not submitted together I will take the my 2nd thought.

However, I really do appriciate you telling me your thoughts.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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My wife and I filed are petition in March and June, the I-129 was petitioned after our I-130 and some news articales are stating that they have to be submitted at the same time and if they are not then they will close the I-130 and continue with the I-129

If you would like to show me the articles that are stating the closing of the I-130 I may respond. Instead, I'll post directly from the travel.state.gov website that says the K3 will be closed by NVC once it reaches NVC with the I130 to show you I do not lack knowledge in this area

Important Notice: Effective February 1st, 2010, when both the I-129F petition for a nonimmigrant K visa and the I-130 petition for an IR-1 (or CR-1) spouse of a U.S. citizen visa have been approved by USCIS and sent to the National Visa Center (NVC), the availability as well as the need for a nonimmigrant K-3 visa ends. If the NVC receives both petitions:

•The nonimmigrant K visa will be administratively closed.

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_2993.html

Edited by canadian_wife

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: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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^^ Agree with canadian_wife. Her info is right ON target. :thumbs:


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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My wife and I filed are petition in March and June, the I-129 was petitioned after our I-130 and some news articales are stating that they have to be submitted at the same time and if they are not then they will close the I-130 and continue with the I-129, this is not true, in my case anyway.

Today both our petitions have been touched and in a conversation with a rep at the USCIS centre in Califonia we were told that they combine both regardless.

Anyone have their petition touch (K3/I-130/I-129) at this stage? If so did you get any news soon after? or as the case may be... long after?

Oh my - I hope you weren't reading this 'news article' - 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/ as it says NOTHING about submitting them at the same time. It does, however, cover TRAVEL of the two casefiles, from USCIS into NVC.

Rarely is an I-129F submitted concurrently with the I-130 - That's not how the process works.

I've never heard of any entity 'closing the I-130' and 'continuing with the I-129F', but - if one 'goes forward' with the I-129F, the I-130 is held. Not closed. In the past, 'K-3 hopefuls' did go forth with K-3 processing at a consulate/embassy, that's how a K-3 works.

I'll suggest to you , something is really wonky with either the stuff yer reading, or yer interpretation of it.

This 'combine both regardless' is 'the standard' at USCIS, for at least the last 3 years, perhaps even longer.

Anyway, sorry for the errata , but ...

get ready, Sir - that I-129F , even though approved at USCIS, will be administratively closed at NVC.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Wales
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I have to tell you people that today I got approved... I submitted my I-130 before my I-129 22nd/March/2010 and 15th/June/2010 respectively and I was told that they got put through together regardless.

I'm approved after both petitions got touched yesterday.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Wales
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To Mr Know it all

US Immigration News and Commentary

Department of State to Close K-3 Visas if I-129F and I-130 Petitions Approved and Received Together

February 7th, 2010

by VJ News

Effective February 1st, 2010 (policy already in place), when both the I-129F petition for a nonimmigrant K visa and the I-130 petition for an IR-1 (or CR-1) spouse of a U.S. citizen visa have been approved by USCIS and sent to the National Visa Center (NVC), the availability as well as the need for a nonimmigrant K-3 visa ends. If the NVC receives both petitions:

– The nonimmigrant K visa will be administratively closed.

– The NVC will contact the petitioner and beneficiary with instructions for processing a IR-1 (or CR-1) immigrant visa.

If the NVC does not receive an approved I-130 petition and I-129F at the same time, the NVC will process the I-129F petition. The NVC will then send the petition to the embassy or consulate in the country where the marriage took place. If the marriage took place in the U.S., the NVC will send the petition to the embassy or consulate that issues visas in the beneficiary’s country of nationality. If the marriage took place in a country that does not have an American embassy, or the embassy does not issue visas, the NVC will send the petition to the embassy or consulate that normally processes visas for citizens of that country. For example, if the marriage took place in Iran where the U.S. does not have an embassy the petition would be sent to Turkey.

This is on your VJ bulletin board

either you miss understand me or you don't read enough.

If you re-word the way you imform people of your experiences then maybe you would not get people like me telling you you're wrong.

K-3 administratively closed - http://www.visajourn...eived-together/

Would you like to know who gave me this link... a USCIS representitive.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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ah. now I understand.

you are confusing USCIS and NVC entities , also Department of State Entity.

That's ok - in time, it will be become clearer.

USCIS is not the Department of State. Yer next stage, into NVC (A DoS Entity), those 2 casefiles travel together.

Good Luck !

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.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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The post is theoretically correct i.e. the I-129F will be processed by the NVC *IF* the I-130 approval isn't received at the same time. That's a BIG if though... Also note, the post doesn't say the I-130 will be closed, it just says the I-129F will be processed. That's probably the bone of contention in the discussion above :unsure:

Practically, that almost NEVER happens. If you look at the timelines of K-3 folks who got approved recently, the 130 and 129F are approved on the exact same date. So, both get sent to the NVC at the same time. The NVC promptly proceeds to close the 129F, and works on the 130. You will find out for yourself soon enough :yes:

I'm in the same boat, except I'm still waiting for approval B-)

Congrats on your approval though :thumbs:

Things should move much faster now that the case has moved from the USCIS to the Dept. Of State (i.e. NVC and Embassy).

Edited by missads

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Congratulations ....damn it man ..damn it ...i applied for k3 too my NOA1 was 5th jan 2010 and until now i got nothing...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :S

Best regards

Sam

Dude, haven't you called the USCIS and asked why it has taken more than 5 months? I don't see any RFEs in your time line either... What are you waiting for? :bonk:

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I have to tell you people that today I got approved... I submitted my I-130 before my I-129 22nd/March/2010 and 15th/June/2010 respectively and I was told that they got put through together regardless.

I'm approved after both petitions got touched yesterday.

Also take a look at this http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/LingChe_NVC_ShortCut

Make sure you have everything ready to go for the NVC process ...

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Dude, haven't you called the USCIS and asked why it has taken more than 5 months? I don't see any RFEs in your time line either... What are you waiting for? :bonk:

lol..you would be wrong if u think i didn't contact em...i contacted and even talked to the supervisors there n got them to make requests and got the attorney to make requests and all i got it ..your case is pending wait for the back ground damn ######.loooool

contacted the congressman but ...who cares. :D

Sam


Beautiful patience.

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