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Hello all, new here but have been reading alot on VJ for a couple months now. Just wanted to make sure I have all my ducks in a row before sending off our package to USCIS. First off, I am active duty military stationed in Seattle until June 1, 2011 with orders to Charleston, SC to a deployable unit. We were married in Vancouver, BC area Dec 29, 2010 and have a son who was born in Canada Dec 9, 2010. We're filing for 'Consular Report of Foreign Birth' for our son which will give him US Citizenship. We are filing the I-130 with copies of both our passports, birth certificates, marriage certificate, previous marriage divorce decree, child's birth certificate with our names listed as parents, and (2) G-325A's with photo. I am also including a cover sheet with a request to Expedite due to being active duty with orders to a deployable unit. My wife spent about 3 months here last spring/summer, we wanted to make sure we could live together with minimal problems. She hasn't came back to the states since, I drive up every other weekend due to work schedule. She hasn't visited since summer '10 because she doesn't want any issue with her visa.

I'm just trying to double and triple check I have everything in order before sending off her visa package. Our only setback has been dealing with BC Vital Statistics for our son's birth certificate. They put the wrong last name for my wife on it and we still have not received the corrected B.C. As soon as I receive it I'm sending the package off. Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated!

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Also, I called the USCIS Military Hotline and the lady was nice, but very much like reading off a cue card. She advised to fill out the I-130 and I-129F and file for the K-3 Visa. After reading several posts on VJ I see the K-3 is pretty much obsolete. Would she be recommending this for military only or for lack of knowledge/reciting old information? The idea of being able to live with my wife and son ASAP is great, but dealing with expired procedures and paying nearly double the price in the end is definitely not great.

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USCIS still processes the I129F for the K-3 so them advising it isn't out of the ordinary - so you being active military wouldn't play into that. NVC will close the I-129F. Don't bother with it

Also, so you are aware, the interview for the spousal visa will be in Montreal. Montreal is the ONLY consulate that does spousal visas in Canada

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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ALL spousal visa interviews are in Montreal, no exceptions. So yes, paying for a trip there is a good idea, otherwise it's called 'stealing'

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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ALL spousal visa interviews are in Montreal, no exceptions. So yes, paying for a trip there is a good idea, otherwise it's called 'stealing'

good luck

Or hitchhiking and living on the street, yes. Not sure a transfer to a "deployable" unit is going to get you an expedite but it won't hurt to try. Also, your wife visiting the States under the visitor privilege is not going to impact her visa process.


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