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I just want to say that, during this process I became very stressed out from people on here who constantly told me the K3 was not being done in DR, that they would not approve, that it would go into AP, etc...... But all of these people either were not associated with the DR visa process OR they hadn't done a K3 at all or in DR. My advice is to look for only current information on here from the country/ area you are petitioning through. There are senior members and super members and ancient members that give advice but oftentimes is not accurate because they have not personally experienced it.

My husbands K3 was approved, in DR and no AP. furthermore, they did not question even slightly as to why I opted for K3.

Don't let inexperienced people guide you.....this process is scary, stressful, and painful enough.


Married: 6/17/11

I-130 Sent: 7/9/11

NOA1 : 7/14/11

I-129F Sent: 7/21/11

NOA1: 7/21/11

NOA2: 8/22/11

NVC Received: 8/24/11

NVC Left: 8/26/11

Consulate Received: 9/5/11

Packet 4 Received: 10/4/11

Medical Done: 11/7/11

Interview: 11/23/11

Approved: 11/23/11

Changed to CR1: 12/16/11

Medical Re-Done: 1/5/12

Waiting for Issuance of Visa.........

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I just want to say that, during this process I became very stressed out from people on here who constantly told me the K3 was not being done in DR, that they would not approve, that it would go into AP, etc...... But all of these people either were not associated with the DR visa process OR they hadn't done a K3 at all or in DR. My advice is to look for only current information on here from the country/ area you are petitioning through. There are senior members and super members and ancient members that give advice but oftentimes is not accurate because they have not personally experienced it.

My husbands K3 was approved, in DR and no AP. furthermore, they did not question even slightly as to why I opted for K3.

Don't let inexperienced people guide you.....this process is scary, stressful, and painful enough.

And this is posted in the K-1 forum, why?

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Not sure. I didn't choose the area.


Married: 6/17/11

I-130 Sent: 7/9/11

NOA1 : 7/14/11

I-129F Sent: 7/21/11

NOA1: 7/21/11

NOA2: 8/22/11

NVC Received: 8/24/11

NVC Left: 8/26/11

Consulate Received: 9/5/11

Packet 4 Received: 10/4/11

Medical Done: 11/7/11

Interview: 11/23/11

Approved: 11/23/11

Changed to CR1: 12/16/11

Medical Re-Done: 1/5/12

Waiting for Issuance of Visa.........

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Not sure. I didn't choose the area.

but you did, you must have entered the k-1 forum,... just be certain you are in the right forum before you post.

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Not sure. I didn't choose the area.

Actually, you did choose. There is no "automatic grouping" type of feature here on VJ.

Always double check the forum label when posting. It helps to get the proper feedback.


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I just want to say that, during this process I became very stressed out from people on here who constantly told me the K3 was not being done in DR, that they would not approve, that it would go into AP, etc...... But all of these people either were not associated with the DR visa process OR they hadn't done a K3 at all or in DR. My advice is to look for only current information on here from the country/ area you are petitioning through. There are senior members and super members and ancient members that give advice but oftentimes is not accurate because they have not personally experienced it.

My husbands K3 was approved, in DR and no AP. furthermore, they did not question even slightly as to why I opted for K3.

Don't let inexperienced people guide you.....this process is scary, stressful, and painful enough.

True even on USCIS.gov website they tell you what to do for a K3 visa route if it didnt exist they wouldnt have instructions on how to file for the I-129F after your I-130. I like to stick to the specified country portal for info :D


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True even on USCIS.gov website they tell you what to do for a K3 visa route if it didnt exist they wouldnt have instructions on how to file for the I-129F after your I-130. I like to stick to the specified country portal for info :D

Exactly. If it didn't exist, it wouldn't be available. No offense to anyone here but India, Pakistan, and the Phillipines all have different criteria than DR. And Someone who is an established member on here should know better than to give advice about a country they are completely unfamiliar with. People look on VJ for very accurate guidance. I lost count of how many times a senior member had given me short and snide answers regarding my K3, in regard to it not being accepted in DR. Maybe some people that went through their visa process in 2007 or in that time frame have forgotten the pain, heartbreak and stress that it brings. If they could recollect those memories, they may just think twice before acting like immigration professionals. Last time I checked, the amount of posts/replies is what earns you "points" to become a senior member.......not quality/correct answers.


Married: 6/17/11

I-130 Sent: 7/9/11

NOA1 : 7/14/11

I-129F Sent: 7/21/11

NOA1: 7/21/11

NOA2: 8/22/11

NVC Received: 8/24/11

NVC Left: 8/26/11

Consulate Received: 9/5/11

Packet 4 Received: 10/4/11

Medical Done: 11/7/11

Interview: 11/23/11

Approved: 11/23/11

Changed to CR1: 12/16/11

Medical Re-Done: 1/5/12

Waiting for Issuance of Visa.........

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Exactly. If it didn't exist, it wouldn't be available. No offense to anyone here but India, Pakistan, and the Phillipines all have different criteria than DR. And Someone who is an established member on here should know better than to give advice about a country they are completely unfamiliar with. People look on VJ for very accurate guidance. I lost count of how many times a senior member had given me short and snide answers regarding my K3, in regard to it not being accepted in DR. Maybe some people that went through their visa process in 2007 or in that time frame have forgotten the pain, heartbreak and stress that it brings. If they could recollect those memories, they may just think twice before acting like immigration professionals. Last time I checked, the amount of posts/replies is what earns you "points" to become a senior member.......not quality/correct answers.

True.good.gif. Some people even got vote up for their answer not because it was excellent. But, because THAT the answer the others wanted to hear. But, from many Forums that I've been around in many years, that's the way it worked (maybe there are some others way that I've never did find). Just because someone being let's say, Gold Member, doesn't mean they've got the reputation for best/helpful answers.


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True.good.gif. Some people even got vote up for their answer not because it was excellent. But, because THAT the answer the others wanted to hear. But, from many Forums that I've been around in many years, that's the way it worked (maybe there are some others way that I've never did find). Just because someone being let's say, Gold Member, doesn't mean they've got the reputation for best/helpful answers.

I agree totally with you... during our process and currently our AP the only ones who know and understand and can offer the best advice are those that have either gone thru AP or the process in Islamabad... its a totally different criteria than most other countries. The one thing I realized is when i offered my assets of over 108k I was told it wouldnt' be an issue ( i was over the poverty line by almost 1k but still thought it best to show assets) ISL didn't want to consider the assets because that is the way that embassy works... fortunately i hired an attorney right after the interview to address that issue and another one and was able to overcome that issue. The only ones that would have known and given me advice to get a letter from the attorney PRIOR to interview would have been those going thru ISL... if we had done that we would have shaved off about 6 weeks of review before the security checks started and would have been a month ahead in that part of our AP... but they didnt' begin the checks until AFTER they were satisfied which is understandable but still frustrating...

I still get good advice in general from those that are long time members but when dealing with something at this particular embassy and in detail i do find it best to post in the country specific area

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I agree totally with you... during our process and currently our AP the only ones who know and understand and can offer the best advice are those that have either gone thru AP or the process in Islamabad... its a totally different criteria than most other countries. The one thing I realized is when i offered my assets of over 108k I was told it wouldnt' be an issue ( i was over the poverty line by almost 1k but still thought it best to show assets) ISL didn't want to consider the assets because that is the way that embassy works... fortunately i hired an attorney right after the interview to address that issue and another one and was able to overcome that issue. The only ones that would have known and given me advice to get a letter from the attorney PRIOR to interview would have been those going thru ISL... if we had done that we would have shaved off about 6 weeks of review before the security checks started and would have been a month ahead in that part of our AP... but they didnt' begin the checks until AFTER they were satisfied which is understandable but still frustrating...

I still get good advice in general from those that are long time members but when dealing with something at this particular embassy and in detail i do find it best to post in the country specific area

Correctgood.gifThat's TBoneTX (I guess it's his screen name display says), told me to do so. I went to my country portal and found the answer that I was looking for. If I still difficult to find the spesific answer, I would going to ask some people who have been through same process at same country with mine on VJ. I can't ask K-1 visa route to those people who went to CR-1/IR-1 route.

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- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Exactly. If it didn't exist, it wouldn't be available. No offense to anyone here but India, Pakistan, and the Phillipines all have different criteria than DR. And Someone who is an established member on here should know better than to give advice about a country they are completely unfamiliar with. People look on VJ for very accurate guidance. I lost count of how many times a senior member had given me short and snide answers regarding my K3, in regard to it not being accepted in DR. Maybe some people that went through their visa process in 2007 or in that time frame have forgotten the pain, heartbreak and stress that it brings. If they could recollect those memories, they may just think twice before acting like immigration professionals. Last time I checked, the amount of posts/replies is what earns you "points" to become a senior member.......not quality/correct answers.

Also, some members have different motives than others when it comes to putting themselves out as "professionals".


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I am currently working AOS papers for a K3/4 cousin in law and daughter. They do rarely allow the K3 route but it is more expensive and you do have to file AOS in country. In the last 12 months I have only seen about 10 K3's here this being one of them. At times I think they did this just to mess with this couple and interview them one more timem, but who knows.


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Exactly. If it didn't exist, it wouldn't be available. No offense to anyone here but India, Pakistan, and the Phillipines all have different criteria than DR. And Someone who is an established member on here should know better than to give advice about a country they are completely unfamiliar with. People look on VJ for very accurate guidance. I lost count of how many times a senior member had given me short and snide answers regarding my K3, in regard to it not being accepted in DR. Maybe some people that went through their visa process in 2007 or in that time frame have forgotten the pain, heartbreak and stress that it brings. If they could recollect those memories, they may just think twice before acting like immigration professionals. Last time I checked, the amount of posts/replies is what earns you "points" to become a senior member.......not quality/correct answers.

no offense to you but you really do not understand the issue that is occurring with the K-3. If you did then you would know it is not a PI vs Pakistan vs India vs DR issue. The issue is concurrent approvals of I-130's & I-129F's that the USCIS is doing and the administrative closing of the I-129F's for K-3 by NVC when both petitions arrive there. It is a rare occurrence nowadays that the I-129F is not automatically administratively closed and is actually passed on to the consulate. This is a fluid situation and how the agencies treat these cases going forward can change without advance notice.


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I pray you realize that rolling through with a K-3 is not country specific, at all.

There's a quickie review at NVC with the casefiles come in - and if they see the approved I-129F WITH the approved I-130, the I-129F is administratively closed, regardless of where the casefile is ultimately headed.

So, if I were you, I'd back off 'the country' bit, in toto, as rolling through with a K-3 is NEVER country specific.

In the end, you were lucky. Congrats on the approval, as well.


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no offense to you but you really do not understand the issue that is occurring with the K-3. If you did then you would know it is not a PI vs Pakistan vs India vs DR issue. The issue is concurrent approvals of I-130's & I-129F's that the USCIS is doing and the administrative closing of the I-129F's for K-3 by NVC when both petitions arrive there. It is a rare occurrence nowadays that the I-129F is not automatically administratively closed and is actually passed on to the consulate. This is a fluid situation and how the agencies treat these cases going forward can change without advance notice.

Keep in mind you said rare and not impossible. I understand the rarity of it as I was told many times by NVC that it could be administratively closed. I am fully aware of the process. But.....there are cases, such as mine, where NVC drops the ball. These are situations that need to be recognized as possibilities.

It is an extra expense of 500 dollars as compared to the CR1 where I would have paid 492 dollars and now I will pay 500 more, equalling the 1040 Dollar AOS fee.

Regardless of what has been happening, people need to be aware this could happen to them and not be made to think it it completely impossible or they will be denied for this reason. It's absolute ignorance to insinuate a petition will be denied just because people giving the advice are unfamiliar with all of the possibilities.


Married: 6/17/11

I-130 Sent: 7/9/11

NOA1 : 7/14/11

I-129F Sent: 7/21/11

NOA1: 7/21/11

NOA2: 8/22/11

NVC Received: 8/24/11

NVC Left: 8/26/11

Consulate Received: 9/5/11

Packet 4 Received: 10/4/11

Medical Done: 11/7/11

Interview: 11/23/11

Approved: 11/23/11

Changed to CR1: 12/16/11

Medical Re-Done: 1/5/12

Waiting for Issuance of Visa.........

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