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Filed: Timeline

Hi all,

Here's our situation and we really need some input from you guys. My fiance(US citizen) and I decided to go ahead and file for a K1 after 4 years relationship last year in Nov. But our application package was returned due to the fee change(they said). And my fiance got sick and he's just out of the hospital. I'm asking for a couple of weeks leave from work so that I could travel over to take care of my fiance. With the health issue, we think it's better for us to get back together as soon as possible so that we could be by each other's side and take care of each other. And we both do need to work with the hospital bills. We're debating whether we should file for K1 again, or we could get married when I am over and then file for K3/ CR1. I could travel back to my country and wait for the K3/ CR1. In this way, I will be able to work in my country while waiting and be able to work immediately as well when I travel over to the States again. Here're the questions:

1)Would our rejected K1 application affect us filing for a K3/ CR1?

2) How long would it take to get a K3/ CR1?

3) As my fiance and I had been volunteering before for a couple of years and just started to work again, so we don't have much money saved or tax paying record. But we do have very good education background, with wich we would not have problem in getting a job what so ever. Would it be a problem in filing a K3/ CR1?

The situation is very difficult for us and we really need some suggestions on what to do. Thank you all in advance!


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

Not sure where ya picked up on the concept of a k-3 being a valid option, but since 1 FEB 2010, NVC administratively closes the approved I-129F when the casefile (containing the approved I-130 AND the approved I-129F) comes into NVC from USCIS. Please read this -> http://www.visajourney.com/news/2010/02/07/department-of-state-to-close-k-3-visas-if-i-129f-and-i-130-petitions-approved-and-received-together/

and reform yer plan if you seriously want to pursue a CR-1

now - life isn't as bad as you think -

The I-129F wasn't denied at all - the petition was rejected due to incorrect filing fee - nothing else was done - so (in theory and practice)

HE can file another I-129F on Thursday, providing you still meet the 2 year 'met in person' rule by filing date.

---answers to your question

1. NO

2. CR-1 - anywhere from 7 to 11 months - must get married first. Chance of expedite for USC Spouse's medical problems, must include request in cover letter when filing the I-130.

3. Study the I-864 document NOW, and the Poverty Guidelines (I-864W )

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

What country are you from? I ask because if you are from Canada, then the process could be extended from 10 - 14 months (lucky us eh?!?!?)

And sadly, education or earning potential won't help your case at all. Financial sponsorship will

Good luck

August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2

February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete

May 4, 2009

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


April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony


September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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