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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Hi! My name is Talean. I married my husband in Pakistan this past august, but we were dating from february of last year, while i was living and working there. Things got a little to rough for me over there, so I came back to the US at the end of august. I have just established myself and finally have the money together to apply for him ( i have a co sponsor, i work and i'm a full time student). I have successfully applied for my ex husband as well and he is now a citizen, but he had resources and family memebers in the us, so it wasnt that hard. I'm alone doing this by myself. I just want my husband to be with me asap. I know i have to file i-130 first, but what would be the fastest way to get my husband here... can anyone give me suggestions? i would like to make a decision within the next week... thank you and look forward to more discussions


Our Journey

Met: 02/25/2010

Married: 08/12/2010

I-130 sent: 02/11/2011

NOA1: 02/14/2011

Request for expedite: 02/24/2011

NOA2-I-130 APPROVED!: 03/16/2011

Interview date: 7/7/2011

Visa in Hand!!!! 09/21/2011

POE JFK 09/24/2011

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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I know i have to file i-130 first, but what would be the fastest way to get my husband here... can anyone give me suggestions? i would like to make a decision within the next week... thank you and look forward to more discussions

Unless you qualify for an expedite, there really is no "fastest way."


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Follow the guide for the CR-1 visa. that is the fastest way. The I-129F will be administratively closed at NVC so don't even send the petition

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: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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The K3 is dead, the CR-1 is your only option. This is, unfortunately, not a fast process. Count on 6-8 months minimum, and as a Pakistani male, he will likely face AP (Administrative Processing) after the interview, which can be anything from a couple of weeks to a year or more.

If you don't mind saying, when did you petition for your first husband, when did he get citizenship, when did you divorce and when did you get married again? There is a potential red flag there if these things happened too quickly.


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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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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what will happen if i send the i 129f? why is this being closed and why is it not saying so on the website. my ex; we were married for 7 years. i petitined for him 6 months after we were married, but i applied for him the us embassy in japan and we were living together in japan for over a year before we came to the us together. we divorced 2 and a half years after he received his citizenship. will they guide me on what to apply for next when they approve the i-130? sorry just confused...

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Our Journey

Met: 02/25/2010

Married: 08/12/2010

I-130 sent: 02/11/2011

NOA1: 02/14/2011

Request for expedite: 02/24/2011

NOA2-I-130 APPROVED!: 03/16/2011

Interview date: 7/7/2011

Visa in Hand!!!! 09/21/2011

POE JFK 09/24/2011

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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what will happen if i send the i 129f? why is this being closed and why is it not saying so on the website.

If you send an I-129F after sending an I-130, the USCIS will tie the two petitions together and approve them simultaneously and send them to the NVC. The NVC will administratively close the I-129F leaving only the I-130 active. The K3 is still officially on the books even though it is nonexistent in practice. As long as the K3 remains on the books, it will continue to show up on the website.

USCIS only started tying I-130 and I-129F petitions together last year. The K3 was created at a time when I-130's moved at a snail's pace compared to the pace of I-129F's In recent years, I-130's and I-129F's move at a pace that is about the same.

Just file the I-130 and don't waste your time with an I-129F.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: Other Country: China
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USCIS only started tying I-130 and I-129F petitions together last year. The K3 was created at a time when I-130's moved at a snail's pace compared to the pace of I-129F's In recent years, I-130's and I-129F's move at a pace that is about the same.

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The above is not correct. USCIS has been tying the petitions together since November, 2006. It's NVC that changed their policy last year.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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The above is not correct. USCIS has been tying the petitions together since November, 2006. It's NVC that changed their policy last year.

My bad. :bonk:


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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my ex; we were married for 7 years. i petitined for him 6 months after we were married, but i applied for him the us embassy in japan and we were living together in japan for over a year before we came to the us together. we divorced 2 and a half years after he received his citizenship. will they guide me on what to apply for next when they approve the i-130? sorry just confused...

Re: your ex you should be fine, as you had a long relationship before the visa and after, too.

You will get paperwork once your petition is approved, but look to the Guides here so you know what to expect and can p;repare ahead of time, it can save you weeks in the process.


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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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*** not a K-3 visa topic - moving to IR-1/CR-1 forum ***


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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.

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

 

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