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We're going through the grind :blink: ... one more time! (this time the I-130 & I-129 K-3!)

We're not really "newbies" on this board, but... whatever. :lol:

Back in 2009 we got our K-1 Fiance visa approved - this site was very helpful in that regard.

My Fiance came over to the U.S. and met my family, friends... all went well. But for personal family reasons on her side of the family we postponed our wedding plans and she returned to the Philippines. I have been back to the Philippines several times since. My last visit was between Oct. 2010 and February 2011, and during that time we got married!

Honeymoon in Bangkok & Phuket, Thailand. Now I'm back in the U.S. and missing her badly! (L)

We are now going through the system again - another "visa journey"!

Here's a link to a few pics with music:

http://animoto.com/play/SA1SIQmniZA5gRc3pxkDEA

Just thought we'd re-introduce ourselves and say "Hello".

-- Mark & Felita


Our wedding pics with music...

http://animoto.com/play/SA1SIQmniZA5gRc3pxkDEA

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We're going through the grind :blink: ... one more time! (this time the I-130 & I-129 K-3!)

We're not really "newbies" on this board, but... whatever. :lol:

Back in 2009 we got our K-1 Fiance visa approved - this site was very helpful in that regard.

My Fiance came over to the U.S. and met my family, friends... all went well. But for personal family reasons on her side of the family we postponed our wedding plans and she returned to the Philippines. I have been back to the Philippines several times since. My last visit was between Oct. 2010 and February 2011, and during that time we got married!

Honeymoon in Bangkok & Phuket, Thailand. Now I'm back in the U.S. and missing her badly! (L)

We are now going through the system again - another "visa journey"!

Here's a link to a few pics with music:

http://animoto.com/play/SA1SIQmniZA5gRc3pxkDEA

Just thought we'd re-introduce ourselves and say "Hello".

-- Mark & Felita

well welcome back....you surely should know the drill then... :thumbs: we got lucky and slide in and out in 98 days...good luck! :dance:


12/22/2010...married my soulmate,in tagaytay city.


USCIS...
01/28/2011...mailed I-130 to chicago Lockbox.....The journey begins
01/31/2011...receive I-130
02/05/2011...get a e-mail notice of NOA-1...states case transferred to CSC
02/08/2011...check clears my bank
02/10/2011... rec. hardcopy NOA-1 in mail...priority date..01/31/2011.....sit back relax and ride this slow mule!!
02/14/2011... touched ( it must have fallen on the floor )..hehe
05/12/2011...NOA-2 OMG...98days u kidding me!!!!!!!

NVC......

05/26/2011... finally got NVC case number...
05/28/2011... receive DS-3032 in e-mail/e-mailed the DS-3032 back
05/28/2011... receive AOS fee bill/ and paid online.
06/01/2011... AOS fee bill shows paid.
06/02/2011... DS-3032 accepted
06/03/2011... IV-bill generated and sented by e-mail
06/04/2011... Paid IV fee bill/ in progress
06/07/2011... IV fee bill showed paid/ downloaded cover sheet
06/08/2011... Express mail both the I-864(AOS) and DS-230
06/09/2011... Confirmed del at 11:10am signed by N visa center.
06/21/2011... SIF...yea!!! called NVC..yes case complete but no interview dates until aug..rats!!
06/28/2011... issured interview date set for 08/08/2011 At 6:30am.
07/12&13/2011... medical
YEA SHE PASSED MEDICAL

08/08/2011... interview approved!!!
08/19/2011...usa/arkansas.....

ROC

05/23/2013... mailed I-751 to Vermont

05/25/2013...delivery confirm received

05/30/2013...check cleared bank

06/01/2013...rec. NOA1 (receipt date 05/28/2013)

06/24/2013... biometrics appointment

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Welcome back. We are going through the same thing. She came on a K1 and had to go back before the AOS was complete. We married here so now we are doing the CR1 also. I hope it goes as fast as the K1 did. Good luck to you.


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Manilla, Philipines

Met Online : 2006 December

Went to PI : 2008-04-23

Engaged : 2008-04-26

Married : 2009-11-13

IR-1/CR-1 Timeline

I-130 Sent : 2011-05-03

CSC Received Packet : 2011-05-05

NOA1 Received Hard Copy : 2011-05-13

NOA2 TEXT/EMAIL Received :2011-08-02

NOA2 Received Hard Copy: 2011-08-06

Interview Date: 2012-03-09

Visa Issued: 2012-03-30

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We're going through the grind :blink: ... one more time! (this time the I-130 & I-129 K-3!)

We're not really "newbies" on this board, but... whatever. :lol:

Back in 2009 we got our K-1 Fiance visa approved - this site was very helpful in that regard.

My Fiance came over to the U.S. and met my family, friends... all went well. But for personal family reasons on her side of the family we postponed our wedding plans and she returned to the Philippines. I have been back to the Philippines several times since. My last visit was between Oct. 2010 and February 2011, and during that time we got married!

Honeymoon in Bangkok & Phuket, Thailand. Now I'm back in the U.S. and missing her badly! (L)

We are now going through the system again - another "visa journey"!

Here's a link to a few pics with music:

http://animoto.com/p...niZA5gRc3pxkDEA

Just thought we'd re-introduce ourselves and say "Hello".

-- Mark & Felita

Are you doing the K-3 or the CR-1? (looking at your post (this time the I-130 & I-129 K-3!)

FYI the current status of the K3 visa process. At this time, K3 visa processing has become more unpredictable because the National Visa Center (NVC) will no longer process I-129f petitions for K3 visas if the underlying I-130 petition arrives before, or with, the I-129f. It is a credit to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service's (USCIS) efficiency that they are processing I-129f applications as well as I-130 applications in a quick and efficient manner. This being said, for those couples seeking fast marriage visa benefits this efficiency could end up creating unforeseen problems.In my opinion the CR-1 benefits out way the K3.

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'PAU' both wife and daughter in the U.S. 08/25/2009

Daughter's' CRBA Manila Embassy 08/07/2008 dual citizenship

http://crbausembassy....wordpress.com/

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I appreciate the replies! And sjr09, I will look into the CR-1.... never thought about it (never heard of it until now!).

Thanks!

http://www.visajourn...tent/i130guide1

This process also applies to K3 Visa applicants whom have had their I-130 approved prior to their I-129f. In this case you may chose to persue the I-130 path as opposed the the K3. This will allow the immigrating relative to enter as a permanent resident as opposed to having to file for adjustment once here. If the I-129f is later approved and forwarded to the embassy then you can write them to request the approved I-130 be acted on and the K-3 process abandoned.

Edited by sjr09

'PAU' both wife and daughter in the U.S. 08/25/2009

Daughter's' CRBA Manila Embassy 08/07/2008 dual citizenship

http://crbausembassy....wordpress.com/

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