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Hello,

I am a US citizen and submitted a I-130 form for my wife in Pakistan 2 months ago. I received a Notice of Action letter few days after and it stated that I-130 IMMIGRANT PETITION FOR RELATIVE, FIANCE(E), OR ORPHAN was received on 10/06/2010. I just need an idea of how long it will take for her documents to get approved?In other words, how long will it take for her to enter the US? I just need an estimate so I can make plans. Thanks.

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***** moved from K3 to CR-1 forum, as this is what poster is asking about *****

Op, we have a few Pakistani couples on here. Check out their visa timelines here: Pakistani Visa Timelines


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Thanks for referring me to the correct timeline. Just another question: my wife (the beneficiary) in Pakistan does not have a passport yet. Should I wait or should I have her apply for her passport to speed up the process? Also, should I wait until approval until i get my wife to acquire police reports? Thanks.

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Apply for a passport now, they are usually valid ten years, so no point delaying it, and once she has a passport, it is one last thing to worry about.

I would apply for police certs soon; they can take a while to get, depending on the country, and are usually valid a year, so you loose nothing by applying now.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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What does "AP" stand for? Also, I recently revisited my wife in Pakistan after submitting my I-130. Do I need to update USCIS about this trip? WIll this make my case stronger? Thanks

From VJ Wiki:

Administrative Processing at NVC

The NVC has a process of randomly pulling a certain, unknown number of "K" visa petitions for further administrative processing. It is unknown what exactly takes place during this process. As it is in AP post interview. It may be background/name checks and/or document verification. Some CSR's at NVC have said that they are "verifying documents". But the most common answer will be that "There is no timeframe for the process". There actually is a very predictable timeframe based on VJers experience that has been shared since December 2008. The average time that a case is held during this AP is around 50 days, give or take a day or so. You can call at least once a week to ask if your file has been released out of AP and forwarded to the consulate. Most petitioners that are pulled for random AP DO receive a stadard letter from NVC stating that their file will be forwarded to the embassy "within a week", this is a standard letter which is mailed out wheather one is in AP or not. If you find that your case has been held at NVC for longer than a week or so; it is advisable to call and ask directly if your file is in AP.


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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Background check for people in Pakistan seem to take well above the reported average. Women have only recently been put into AP after the interview. It is a process where the US thoroughly checks the beneficiary's background to be sure that there are no issues. Certain countries this takes longer because of poor records and closer name matches to watched person lists.


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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Also, I recently revisited my wife in Pakistan after submitting my I-130. Do I need to update USCIS about this trip? WIll this make my case stronger? Thanks

No, just send the evidence of the trip to your spouse to carry to the interview. The real hurdle is the interview, not petition approval.


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