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Go for F1 OR Get Married and go for F3

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I am the adult son of a USC. My petition under category F1 is already in NVC with a priority date of May 2007, which is close to getting current.

Here is my dilema. Go ahead with F1 Category, get GC, get married, and then file for my family under F2A.... OR Get married now and move to F3 category and wait another 5 years.

Right now I am legally single, but in reality I have a complete family with 2 dauthers of my own and 1 boy from my future wife. We all live together in my house and function as a very close family. I never got married so that my category would stay under F1 which is faster than F3 and my plan is to get my own Green CArd first and then immidiatly get married and apply for my wife and kids which I know will take about 3 years. The problem with that plan is that I would have to be separated from my family for those 3 years. So I have began wondering if getting married now and moving to F3 category which is about 9 years waiting would be a better choice.

I have already sent DS-230 and civil documentation under F1 category just for myself. Is it a good idea to get married now and move to F3?

What are de PRO'S and CON'S?

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look....it is better to do everything officialy specially with US Visa...

If they smell sumthg is wrong with ur case.or u r married n still applying on unmarried basis..u can be abandoned from US for 10 years....so just wait for ur PD to be current...n have already submitted all ur paperwork with NVC....so just wait for ur case to be completed and then ur Interview....go to US and then come back and marry and file for ur wife and kids....

Another option is that if u r not eager to go US quickly n want to stay with ur wife and kids...better inform them that u r now married n convert ur category from F1 to F3...

Only benefit u will get is the old PD of 2007..but keep in mind currently for F3 the PD on State Dept's VB is Jan '2001...so u will hav eto wait for more than 5 + years to go US....

Now, even if u go US as unmarried and return back , thn marry n then file...ur wife n kids will get US within 2-3 yrs...maximum of 4 yrs which is far better than 5 + years...

it's ur cholce....but dont do anythg Unofficially

I-130 / F-2A


November 14 2013 I-130 Sent to Chicago Lockbox

November 15 2013 I-130 Received at Chicago Lockbox Facility

November 18 2013 Email from USCIS about Petition Acceptance (PD Nov 15 2013)

November 19 2013 I 797 NOA 1 received by mail

March 24 2015 Received E Mail and Text Notification about Case transfer to another USCIS Office

March 28 2015 Received Hard copy of Transfer Notice from USCIS

March 31 2015 Case Approved by USCIS

April 1 2015 Received Email and Text message for Case Approval

April 4 2015 Received Hard Copy of NOA2 from USCIS


April 16 2015 Case received at NVC

April 24 2015 Case Number and IIN received on Call

April 27 2015 Paid AOS Fees and Submitted DS-261

April 29 2015 Welcome Letter from NVC in Email

May 05 2015 DS-261 reviewed over phone

May 06 2015 AOS & Civil Documents sent to NVC

May 07 2015 Documents received at NVC

May 08 2015 Email from NVC to pay IV Fees

June 08 2015 IV PAID

June 10 2015 Submitted DS-260

July 13 2015 Case Completed

July 29 2015 Finally....Got Interview Date

Sep 18 2015 Interview (Approved)

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