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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Iran
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Hi Everyone...

I'm new here so thought it would be nice to start with some background...

My husband (Iranian/German dual citizen) and I reside in Germany and have a son (8 months). We've had both the I-130 and the I-129 approved in that order (long story--our lawyer sent our petition to Chicago but it should have gone to Vermont and it was sent back and then denied because the I-130 hadn't been received yet...) Anyways, we're sending in the AOS next week and have paid the bill. We've also just received the IV (??) bill for $380. Some questions...

1) What is that $380 bill for? And will we have to pay again at the consulate?

2) Does anyone have any experience going the CR vs the K3 route?

3) Does anyone know how fast the embassy in Copenhagen is? We were married in Denmark so have to get the K3 there.

4) Are there any Iranians out there? Iranians are subjected to special security checks...any experiences?

Thanks so much....


Our timeline...

I-130/CR-1

10/7-12/29/05: NOA 1+2

8/10/06: case received in Frankfurt--get letter asking for more info

think we'll adjust in the states...

K3

2/7/06: NOA 2

4/24/06: Interview in Copenhagen

5/17/06: Sent additional info. requested

8/9/06: e-mail from embassy that they are ready to issue visa

8/23/06: visa in hand

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Hi and welcome to VJ (F)

1) What is that $380 bill for? And will we have to pay again at the consulate?

It is for the DS-230 Application for an Immigrant Visa

As for your other questions, I will leave those for others with experience regarding that particular consulate.

Wishing you all the very best on your journey.

Lorelle


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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Iran
Timeline
Hi and welcome to VJ (F)
1) What is that $380 bill for? And will we have to pay again at the consulate?

It is for the DS-230 Application for an Immigrant Visa

As for your other questions, I will leave those for others with experience regarding that particular consulate.

Wishing you all the very best on your journey.

Lorelle

Thank you...your timeline looks very similar to mine...all the best


Our timeline...

I-130/CR-1

10/7-12/29/05: NOA 1+2

8/10/06: case received in Frankfurt--get letter asking for more info

think we'll adjust in the states...

K3

2/7/06: NOA 2

4/24/06: Interview in Copenhagen

5/17/06: Sent additional info. requested

8/9/06: e-mail from embassy that they are ready to issue visa

8/23/06: visa in hand

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We were married in Denmark so have to get the K3 there.

Why?


DCF (Germany)

April 7, 2006 - Married

April 15, 2006 - I-130 sent to Frankfurt Consulate

April 22, 2006 - I-130 returned to us (personal checks not acceptable)

April 24, 2006 - I-130 resubmitted with Credit Card Payment Form

June 14, 2006 - I-130 Approved

June 15, 2006 - Packet 3 Received

June 16, 2006 - OF-169 & Passport (Biographical Page Only) faxed to the Consulate

June 17, 2006 - DS 230 Part 1 & OF-169 mailed to the Consulate

June 26, 2006 - Packet 4 Received

June 27, 2006 - Medical Examination in Berlin

July 21, 2006 - Interview at Frankfurt Consulate

July 21, 2006 - Visa Approved!

August 22, 2006 - America!

July 26, 2008 - I-751 sent to VSC

August 1, 2008 - Check cashed

August 1, 2008 - NOA-1 received

September 9, 2008 - Biometics Appointment

March 12, 2009 - Transfer from VSC to CSC?

March 16, 2009 - Approved (10-year green card should be mailed within 60 days)

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Filed: Country: Indonesia
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We were married in Denmark so have to get the K3 there.

Why?

I believe it is requirement of K-3. K-3/K-4 applicant needs to apply in the country where the marriage occurs.


I-130

Jun 28 2004 : Received at NSC

Oct 25 2004 : Transferred to CSC

Oct 29 2004 : Received at CSC

Nov 8 2004 : Received response from CSC that my file is being requested & review will be done

Nov 10 2004 : Email & online status Approved

Nov 15 2004 : NOA 2 in mail

Dec 16 2004 : NVC assigns case number

Dec 20 2004 : NVC sent DS 3032 to beneficiary, copy of DS 3032 & I-864 fee bill to petitioner

Jan 3 2005 : Petitioner received copy of DS 3032 and I-864 fee bill. Post-marked Dec 23rd.

Jan 11 2005 : Beneficiary received DS 3032 in Indonesia

Jan 31 2005 : Sent DS 3032 to NVC

Feb 8, 2005 : NVC received DS 3032

Feb 21, 2005 : IV fee generated

Feb 25, 2005 : Sent I-864 fee bill

Feb 28, 2005 : I-864 fee bill delivered to St Louis

Mar 3, 2005 : IV fee bill received

Mar 7, 2005 : Sent IV fee bill

Mar 9, 2005 : IV fee bill delivered to St Louis

Mar 28, 2005 : I-864 fee credited against case.

April 6, 2005 : Received I-864 package

April 7, 2005 : Immigrant Visa fee credited against case.

April 11, 2005 : DS 230 is generated

Aug 12, 2005 : I-864 & DS 230 received by NVC

Sep 14, 2005 : RFE on I-864

Nov 3, 2005 : Checklist response received at NVC

Nov 25, 2005 : Case completion

Dec 9, 2005 : Police Cert requested from the Netherlands

Jan 12 2006 : Interview success - Approved !!

Jan 19 2006 : Visa & brown envelope picked up

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