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K-3 Only (No K-1)-How Long DS-230 Received til NVC Completes & Sends to Embassy?

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Hi K-3 Forum:

We decided not to file K-1. NVC received DS-230 on September 1st, and phone message says "6-8 weeks to complete case and then we'll be notified." Assuming that we have no mistakes in DS-230, and I-864 is approved, how long should we realistically expect NVC to finish and send to Embassy in Bangkok?

Thanks,

Chris

P.S. My first post, so I'll respond and add timeline if VisaJourney doesn't generate it automatically.

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Our Story

08/26/2002 Chris moved to Thailand, Buddhist studies

06/01/2003 Moved into apt. bldg., met Pung (owned mini-mart in bldg).

08/xx/2003 Pung *finally* consented to first date

04/30/2004 Traditional Thai marriage

11/23/2004 Legal Thai marriage

07/05/2005 Chris moved to America for better job

10/23/2005 Kristy born, Chris spent October in Thailand

12/06/2005 Kristy received U.S. Passport

01/xx/2006 Chris filed 2005 taxes, thought he had to do that before I-130

(Oops, wish we'd known about VisaJourney in 2005)

05/xx/2006 Chris had 2-1/2 week visit in Thailand

USCIS

02/24/2006 Mailed I-130

03/07/2006 NOA1

05/18/2006 NOA2

NVC

06/07/2006 NVC Received

06/26/2006 Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill

06/27/2006 Pay I-864 Bill

07/18/2006 Receive I-864 Package

07/28/2006 Receive IV Bill

08/01/2006 Return Completed DS-3032

08/05/2006 Pay IV Bill

08/29/2006 Receive Instruction Package

08/29/2006 DS 230 Part I and Passport Biographic Pages Mailed to NVC

09/01/2006 DS 230 Part I and Passport Biographic Pages Received by NVC

09/26/2006 Case Completed at NVC

10/19/2006 Consulate received NVC package

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Chris,

You seem to be involved with an immigrant visa application, not a K3 visa application.

Yodrak

Hi K-3 Forum:

We decided not to file K-1. NVC received DS-230 on September 1st, and phone message says "6-8 weeks to complete case and then we'll be notified." Assuming that we have no mistakes in DS-230, and I-864 is approved, how long should we realistically expect NVC to finish and send to Embassy in Bangkok?

Thanks,

Chris

P.S. My first post, so I'll respond and add timeline if VisaJourney doesn't generate it automatically.

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Dear Yodrak:

Aha, because I have memory like a sieve for these alpha-numeric immigration designation categories, I was confused. Based on your reply, I've determined that we are indeed going IR-1/CR-1 route.

Now I will correct my timeline/data info, and check into the other forum ;)

Best regards,

Chris

Edited by chris-pung

Our Story

08/26/2002 Chris moved to Thailand, Buddhist studies

06/01/2003 Moved into apt. bldg., met Pung (owned mini-mart in bldg).

08/xx/2003 Pung *finally* consented to first date

04/30/2004 Traditional Thai marriage

11/23/2004 Legal Thai marriage

07/05/2005 Chris moved to America for better job

10/23/2005 Kristy born, Chris spent October in Thailand

12/06/2005 Kristy received U.S. Passport

01/xx/2006 Chris filed 2005 taxes, thought he had to do that before I-130

(Oops, wish we'd known about VisaJourney in 2005)

05/xx/2006 Chris had 2-1/2 week visit in Thailand

USCIS

02/24/2006 Mailed I-130

03/07/2006 NOA1

05/18/2006 NOA2

NVC

06/07/2006 NVC Received

06/26/2006 Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill

06/27/2006 Pay I-864 Bill

07/18/2006 Receive I-864 Package

07/28/2006 Receive IV Bill

08/01/2006 Return Completed DS-3032

08/05/2006 Pay IV Bill

08/29/2006 Receive Instruction Package

08/29/2006 DS 230 Part I and Passport Biographic Pages Mailed to NVC

09/01/2006 DS 230 Part I and Passport Biographic Pages Received by NVC

09/26/2006 Case Completed at NVC

10/19/2006 Consulate received NVC package

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Chris,

Check the VJ Immigration Timelines for recent experiences with the NVC's handling of immigrant visa applications.

Yodrak

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We decided not to file K-1. NVC received DS-230 on September 1st, and phone message says "6-8 weeks to complete case and then we'll be notified." Assuming that we have no mistakes in DS-230, and I-864 is approved, how long should we realistically expect NVC to finish and send to Embassy in Bangkok?

Thanks,

Chris

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Dear Yodrak:

Yodrak is a good correspondent. Yes, I did that. There were 8 records for IR-1/CR-1 for Thailand, all within last 24 months. A few of the timelines looked wrong, wrong, wrong; e.g. one person claimed they sent I-130 and got Packet 3 four days later!

Nonetheless, confirmed what I really wanted to know. NVC got DS-230 & checklist complete on September 1st. We should reasonably expect NVC to be complete and send package to Bangkok within 2 weeks, any earlier then that's good luck.

Best regards,

Chris


Our Story

08/26/2002 Chris moved to Thailand, Buddhist studies

06/01/2003 Moved into apt. bldg., met Pung (owned mini-mart in bldg).

08/xx/2003 Pung *finally* consented to first date

04/30/2004 Traditional Thai marriage

11/23/2004 Legal Thai marriage

07/05/2005 Chris moved to America for better job

10/23/2005 Kristy born, Chris spent October in Thailand

12/06/2005 Kristy received U.S. Passport

01/xx/2006 Chris filed 2005 taxes, thought he had to do that before I-130

(Oops, wish we'd known about VisaJourney in 2005)

05/xx/2006 Chris had 2-1/2 week visit in Thailand

USCIS

02/24/2006 Mailed I-130

03/07/2006 NOA1

05/18/2006 NOA2

NVC

06/07/2006 NVC Received

06/26/2006 Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill

06/27/2006 Pay I-864 Bill

07/18/2006 Receive I-864 Package

07/28/2006 Receive IV Bill

08/01/2006 Return Completed DS-3032

08/05/2006 Pay IV Bill

08/29/2006 Receive Instruction Package

08/29/2006 DS 230 Part I and Passport Biographic Pages Mailed to NVC

09/01/2006 DS 230 Part I and Passport Biographic Pages Received by NVC

09/26/2006 Case Completed at NVC

10/19/2006 Consulate received NVC package

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Chris,

Don't restrict yourself to cases going to Thailand. There are two main groupings of countries for which the NVC does more or less of the visa application pre-processing. Look at all countries that are in the same group as Thailand, eliminating those like the one you reference that is obviously incorrect.

Yodrak

Dear Yodrak:

Yodrak is a good correspondent. Yes, I did that. There were 8 records for IR-1/CR-1 for Thailand, all within last 24 months. A few of the timelines looked wrong, wrong, wrong; e.g. one person claimed they sent I-130 and got Packet 3 four days later!

Nonetheless, confirmed what I really wanted to know. NVC got DS-230 & checklist complete on September 1st. We should reasonably expect NVC to be complete and send package to Bangkok within 2 weeks, any earlier then that's good luck.

Best regards,

Chris

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