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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Hey everyone.

I have had a bit of a difficult time trying to understand the K3 process. The K1 flowchart seems so simple to follow, but the K3 doesn't seem quite as clear. So I thought I'd do my part and try to create a new flowchart that can help everyone out.

Can you all please help me create this? Attached is my first draft. If anything is wrong, please help me out.

Also, two immediate questions are:

1. What happens with the I-130?

2. What happens after it's sent to the consulate?

Please share your corrections and answers in this thread, and I'll try to update the flowchart every night until it is complete.

Thanks, and I hope this helps others too!

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K3 VISA PROCESS

08/10 - I130 - Mailed to VSC

08/14 - I130 - Received by VSC

08/19 - I130 - Received NOA1 (I-797C)

08/22 - I129F - Mailed to Chicago

08/23 - I130 - Touched

08/24 - I130 - Touched

08/25 - I129F - Received by Chicago

08/29 - I130 - Touched

09/02 - I129F - Received NOA1 (I-797C)

09/05 - I129F - Touched

09/11 - I129F - Touched

09/12 - I129F - Touched

10/23 - I129F - Transferred to VSC

11/01 - I129F - Received by VSC

11/02 - I129F - Touched

11/03 - I129F - Touched

11/04 - I129F - Touched

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Singapore
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Great idea :). When it is done I can add it to the Guides!


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As there is no flowchart for the K-3 to my knowledge, this is a great idea. IMO though, I would however keep the two seperate. Combining the NVC process for the CR-1 in a K-3 flowchart will only confuse the dickens out of people.

What happens to the I-130?

Once it is approved at service center - NOA2, it is forwarded to NVC where a case number is assigned. That starts the NVC process for the CR-1 visa, DS-3032 choice of agent and AOS fee bill are generated etc etc.

Perhaps if you split the graph one side CR-1 and the other K-3, showing the connection via the the NOA1 on the I-130. In other words, both CR-1 & K-3 start with the I-130 at the top, with the I-129F branching off with the NOA1 for I-130.

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An overview of Security Name Checks And Administrative Review at Service Center, NVC & Consulate levels.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Thank you for your replies.

I wish this post wasnt moved. I never even knew this forum existed, and I'm afraid we won't get much traffic (and consequently help and corrections) over here. Can someone possibly move it back to K3? :(

I would be happy to separate the chart into two flows, but honestly, I'm confused myself about what goes where. Did I mix the two already? If you would be kind of enough to help out, I would be happy to make the updates.

Thanks again!


K3 VISA PROCESS

08/10 - I130 - Mailed to VSC

08/14 - I130 - Received by VSC

08/19 - I130 - Received NOA1 (I-797C)

08/22 - I129F - Mailed to Chicago

08/23 - I130 - Touched

08/24 - I130 - Touched

08/25 - I129F - Received by Chicago

08/29 - I130 - Touched

09/02 - I129F - Received NOA1 (I-797C)

09/05 - I129F - Touched

09/11 - I129F - Touched

09/12 - I129F - Touched

10/23 - I129F - Transferred to VSC

11/01 - I129F - Received by VSC

11/02 - I129F - Touched

11/03 - I129F - Touched

11/04 - I129F - Touched

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Ok, now I see how to enlarge it.

-The beneficiary also needs to send the USC passport-style photos for the I-130 and I-129F for K3.

-For Vancouver, at least, no I-134 is needed. And the I-864 is for the CR-1, not the K3.

-Items below "USCIS forwards I-129F to NVC" are for the I-130, not the I-129F. The K3 petition only stays at the NVC briefly before it's sent on to the Embassy.

-Once the I-129F gets to the embassy, the beneficiary needs to assemble a bunch of things:

>DS-230 part I

>passport valid for 6 months beyond the date of issuance of the visa

>medical exam* (if returning for CR-1, get two copies)

>birth certificate

-marriage certificate

>divorce & death certificates

>police certificates

>court & prison records

>passport-style photos (5 for Vancouver: 3 for the medical, 2 for the visa)

>documents for accompanying children

>translations

>fee

>DS-156 (non-immigrant visa application)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Singapore
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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Peru
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ewok....this one is more along the right lines. Very precise. Thanks!


ONE DAY AT A TIME....

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

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01/06/2009: Check cashed

01/06/2009: NOA (arrived 01/09/09)

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Looks good! :thumbs::thumbs:

Very minor edits:

-Part way down it says "consulate" instead of embassy. (Might as well be consistent.)

-"Some embassies require the medical the same day as the interview. Most require the interview to be done ahead of time and have the results sent to the embassy directly from the doctor." <Change "interview" to "medical".

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-Part way down it says "consulate" instead of embassy. (Might as well be consistent.)

The consulate is the office that deals with individual persons. The embassy handles diplomatic relations with the official government of the country where it's located. Thus, visas are issued by the consulate. Often, embassies and consulates are located together in the same building or compound, and the terms get used almost interchangably in common practice, so maybe it's not important to be precise. But if precision is important, consulate is the correct term for the office that issues visas.

I like the suggestion of having a chart that has both the I-130/CR-1 path and the I-129F/K-3 path, flowing on separate but parallel tracks. In our case, when we started, we thought we were applying for a K-3 visa, but it turns out that the CR-1 visa was ready well before the K-3 would have been. Timelines change. There's no telling which path will win the race for someone filing in the future. The parallel track issue can be confusing for those new to the process, and it's worth showing it in the flowchart.


04 Apr, 2004: Got married

05 Apr, 2004: I-130 Sent to CSC

13 Apr, 2004: I-130 NOA 1

19 Apr, 2004: I-129F Sent to MSC

29 Apr, 2004: I-129F NOA 1

13 Aug, 2004: I-130 Approved by CSC

28 Dec, 2004: I-130 Case Complete at NVC

18 Jan, 2005: Got the visa approved in Caracas

22 Jan, 2005: Flew home together! CCS->MIA->SFO

25 May, 2005: I-129F finally approved! We won't pursue it.

8 June, 2006: Our baby girl is born!

24 Oct, 2006: Window for filing I-751 opens

25 Oct, 2006: I-751 mailed to CSC

18 Nov, 2006: I-751 NOA1 received from CSC

30 Nov, 2006: I-751 Biometrics taken

05 Apr, 2007: I-751 approved, card production ordered

23 Jan, 2008: N-400 sent to CSC via certified mail

19 Feb, 2008: N-400 Biometrics taken

27 Mar, 2008: Naturalization interview notice received (NOA2 for N-400)

30 May, 2008: Naturalization interview, passed the test!

17 June, 2008: Naturalization oath notice mailed

15 July, 2008: Naturalization oath ceremony!

16 July, 2008: Registered to vote and applied for US passport

26 July, 2008: US Passport arrived.

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-Part way down it says "consulate" instead of embassy. (Might as well be consistent.)

The consulate is the office that deals with individual persons. The embassy handles diplomatic relations with the official government of the country where it's located. Thus, visas are issued by the consulate. Often, embassies and consulates are located together in the same building or compound, and the terms get used almost interchangably in common practice, so maybe it's not important to be precise. But if precision is important, consulate is the correct term for the office that issues visas.

Thanks for the clarification! :thumbs: I noticed it said "consulate" on both of my packet 3s, but it seems like most people here say "embassy".

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Singapore
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I will have to see the best way to illustrate that. A K-3'r can leap to the other path at any time if their I-130 is approved. I may create a new flowchart for the IR-1/CR-1 and place a note that says if a person's I-130 is approved they can opt at that point to go to the other flowchart and start at step "X".


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Captain, while we're on that topic, I've always wondered whether it's possible to fill in VJ timelines for both the K3 and CR1, or do you just have to choose one or the other?

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Chose the one that you are persuing and yuo can always change later. Typically this means people put K3 until possibly they switch to an IR-1/CR-1.


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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Hi again!

I'm so glad that my post started a nice little discussion! However, I just realized that you can't edit posts in this forum, so I can't go back and modify my first post with the latest flowchart.

But, here it is, trying to take into account your comments. Captain Ewok, thank you for making a K3 flow on the site. I will try to complete updating mine as well, as it might help some people. :)

Some more questions:

1. Am I correct in assuming that the K3/CR1 process is the same after it's been sent to the embassy?

2. Does the Petitioner have nothing to do once the case is forwarded to the embassy?

3. Is an Affidavit of Support needed for K3? If so, which form, and when does it need to be submitted?

4. Is there a way to know exactly what the beneficiary must return in that package, and what needs to be brought to the interview?

Please let me know if I missed anything, or if it's not accurate.

Thank you all so much for helping out!!!

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K3 VISA PROCESS

08/10 - I130 - Mailed to VSC

08/14 - I130 - Received by VSC

08/19 - I130 - Received NOA1 (I-797C)

08/22 - I129F - Mailed to Chicago

08/23 - I130 - Touched

08/24 - I130 - Touched

08/25 - I129F - Received by Chicago

08/29 - I130 - Touched

09/02 - I129F - Received NOA1 (I-797C)

09/05 - I129F - Touched

09/11 - I129F - Touched

09/12 - I129F - Touched

10/23 - I129F - Transferred to VSC

11/01 - I129F - Received by VSC

11/02 - I129F - Touched

11/03 - I129F - Touched

11/04 - I129F - Touched

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