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hi i migrated to the us in 2006 then single and got married to my husband in sept.2008.. in oct.2008 i went back to the u.s. since i was only in vacation.. i am applying for naturalization on april 2011 and wants to file for an I-130 for hubby now and will just submit the required forms at NVC as soon as i become a us citizen for an update in status if everything goes out well..my question is 1. what can i write in section C. for the question the last address that we have lived together? i went back to the u.s. in oct.2008 a month after our civil wedding.. 2. what other supporting documents do i need to submit? thank you so much for your replies!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China

Forget the K-3, improved processing at USCIS and NVC have eliminated it.

USCIS WILL tie the I-130 and I-129F together and approve on same date, then NVC WILL close the I-129F and proceed on with the CR-1.

K-3 served only one function, it was derived at a time when I-130 was taking years to get approved, however now since I-130 is approved at same time as I-129F the function of K-3 (Entry to USA and WAITING for I-130 approval) no longer exists, so NVC kills the K-3 in favor of the superior CR-1 or IR-1 visa.

Any step-children intending to immigrate?? If so did you file I-130s for them?

I have seen many posts where NVC Kills the K-3, and then the petitioner having to rush file an I-130 for step child.

For example: http://www.visajourn...eed-advice-asap

NVC WILL CANCEL the K-3 if they receive the two petitions from USCIS together.

How will the Department of State process my K-3 visa petition?

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.
  • The application process explained below will not be applicable and cannot be used.
  • The NVC will contact the petitioner and you with instructions for processing your IR-1 (or CR-1) immigrant visa. For more information on the immigrant visa process review the Immigrant Visa for a Spouse webpage.

If the NVC does not receive your I-130 petition and I-129F at the same time, the NVC will process your I-129F petition. Then NVC will send the petition to the embassy or consulate in the country where the marriage took place. If your marriage took place in the U.S., the NVC will send the petition to the embassy or consulate that issues visas in your country of nationality.


Start here: http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1

You could have filed this a while ago for spouse of a green-card holder, and once you naturalize and become a US citizen, you could send a copy of naturalization cert to NVC and get them moving on the spouse visa process for spouse of a US Citizen.

OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.



Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China

Hey - sounds like a plan !

Whilst yer planning, please review the instructions for the I-130 form for 'what else to include'


the Guide here at VJ (train yer eyeballs up, find the word 'Guides' and click it with yer mouse thingie)

*** not a K-3 visa question, moving to IR-1/CR-1 forum ***

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.

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