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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Thailand
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I've seen it written many times that the K-3 interview has to take place in the country of the immigrant. But, the IR-1 requires that you have an address in the US. I've also read about people who have returned to their home countries for the IR-1 visa. Has anyone ever tried to get the IR-1 interview in the US?


K-3 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : August 26, 2004

I-130 Sent : 2006-04-25

I-130 NOA1 : 2006-05-18

I-130: Transferred to CSC on 2006-07-25

I-130: Received by CSC on 2006-07-31

I-130 ***NOA2*** 2006-08-03 100 Days

I-130: NVC Case number assigned 2006-08-31

I-130: AOS Fee Bill received: 2006-09-25

I-129F Sent : 2006-06-02

I-129F NOA1 : 2006-06-08

RFE Recieved: 2006-07-03

RFE Delivered: 2006-07-17

I-129F ***NOA2*** : 2006-08-04 63 Days

NVC Received : 2006-08-10

NVC Left : 2006-08-15

Consulate Received : 2006-08-18

Packet 3 Received : 2006-08-23

Packet 3 Sent : 2006-09-07

Packet 4 Received : 2006-09-19

Interview Date : 2006-10-11

Visa Received : 2006-10-13

US Entry : 2006-10-18

missed a few entries...lol.

GC approved in Jan 2008

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A K-3 interview is held in the country that the marriage took place.

A CR/IR-1 interview is held in the country of residence.

You cannot have the interview for a CR/IR-1 visa in the US as one does not require a visa if already present in the US. Where you may be getting confused is that the CR/IR-1 visa and the adjustment of status process after entering on the K-3 both give you immigrant status.

You have two choices after entering on the K-3 to gain immigrant status.

1) adjust status which can take varying time lengths depending on the District Office one has to apply through. Some can take a couple of years or more. .........or 2) Return for the CR/IR-1 interview.


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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Thailand
Timeline

Yeah...my logic wants to argue that once she enters on the K-3 she will be a permanent resident thus her residence will be in the US, so, she should be able to take her IR-1 here. Hehe...I obviously have not edured to really learn the whole AOS process.


K-3 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : August 26, 2004

I-130 Sent : 2006-04-25

I-130 NOA1 : 2006-05-18

I-130: Transferred to CSC on 2006-07-25

I-130: Received by CSC on 2006-07-31

I-130 ***NOA2*** 2006-08-03 100 Days

I-130: NVC Case number assigned 2006-08-31

I-130: AOS Fee Bill received: 2006-09-25

I-129F Sent : 2006-06-02

I-129F NOA1 : 2006-06-08

RFE Recieved: 2006-07-03

RFE Delivered: 2006-07-17

I-129F ***NOA2*** : 2006-08-04 63 Days

NVC Received : 2006-08-10

NVC Left : 2006-08-15

Consulate Received : 2006-08-18

Packet 3 Received : 2006-08-23

Packet 3 Sent : 2006-09-07

Packet 4 Received : 2006-09-19

Interview Date : 2006-10-11

Visa Received : 2006-10-13

US Entry : 2006-10-18

missed a few entries...lol.

GC approved in Jan 2008

See Timeline

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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the key is that the K-3 is a NON-immigrant visa, it just allows your spouse to come to the country temporarily until you can get them immigrant status. It would be nice if there was just one quick & easy way :)

Yeah...my logic wants to argue that once she enters on the K-3 she will be a permanent resident thus her residence will be in the US, so, she should be able to take her IR-1 here. Hehe...I obviously have not edured to really learn the whole AOS process.

Sandy

Michael's I-130:

NOA1: 5-10-2006----updated w/ citizenship: 9-25-06----had to call back 10/25, touch 10/26

12/06/06 - Approved!- - - 12/08/06 - Touch---01/25/07 - Touch

I130 at NVC

12/14/06 - case number assigned

12/25/06 - DS3032 & AOS Fee Bill Mailed (phone system updated 12/27)

12/27/06 - emailed choice of agent; 12/29/06 - received email from NVC confirming choice of agent!

01/01/07 - NVC generated IV Fee Bill (postmarked 1/17 though!)

01/03/07 - returned AoS Fee Bill via Priority Mail (James' shortcut)

01/15/07 - NVC generated AOS package

01/22/07 - received IV Fee Bill - overnighted back to NVC same day

01/27/07 - recieved I864 package; 01/29/07 - overnighted I864 to NVC

01/29/07 - DS230 generated (phone system not updated, email response 2/5/07)

02/05/07 - mailed DS-230 to NVC via express mail

02/20/07 - CASE COMPLETE!!

04/18/07 - INTERVIEW!!!! - APPROVED!!!!

Michael's K-3:

09/28/06 - NOA1

1/25/07 - approved ...NOA2 via snail mail - 1/29/07

03/16/07 - chose not to return packet 3 to Montreal

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