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K3 vs. CR1. Still confused?

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After reading all the posts, I am still confused about K3 vs. CR1. In my case, I got married 3 weeks ago and was planning to file for K3 visa for my wife. I am a U.S. citizen. This is my second marriage. My first marriage was via the K1 pathway, which ended in divorce (after one year of marriage). Marriage ended before she would have gotten the permanent green card. Given my circumstances, is CR1 still a better option for us than K3? Will CR1 allow my wife to arrive in U.S. more quickly than K3?

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After reading all the posts, I am still confused about K3 vs. CR1. In my case, I got married 3 weeks ago and was planning to file for K3 visa for my wife. I am a U.S. citizen. This is my second marriage. My first marriage was via the K1 pathway, which ended in divorce (after one year of marriage). Marriage ended before she would have gotten the permanent green card. Given my circumstances, is CR1 still a better option for us than K3? Will CR1 allow my wife to arrive in U.S. more quickly than K3?

The K3 is administratively closed, so CR-1 is the only available visa in your case.

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The K3 is administratively closed, so CR-1 is the only available visa in your case.

The path to a K3 visa will be closed by the National Visa Center, should one start down that path. K3 is a visa that will never be issued. What is administratively closed is the I-129F petition for spouse, once it arrives together with the I-130 at NVC. Skip filing the I-129F. It will simply delay the approval of the I-130 that starts the path to the visa that's actually still available.

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I was wondering the same thing when i filed over 6 months ago. I filed for K3 and recently got both i-129f and i-130 approved and headed to NVC.

at NVC, they will close the i-129F and continue with i-130.

So it is CR1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbs:

K3 no longer !!!!!! maybe on VERY VERY VERY RARE circumstances which i haven't even seen here on VJ !

After reading all the posts, I am still confused about K3 vs. CR1. In my case, I got married 3 weeks ago and was planning to file for K3 visa for my wife. I am a U.S. citizen. This is my second marriage. My first marriage was via the K1 pathway, which ended in divorce (after one year of marriage). Marriage ended before she would have gotten the permanent green card. Given my circumstances, is CR1 still a better option for us than K3? Will CR1 allow my wife to arrive in U.S. more quickly than K3?

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When we petitioned, back when the K3 was an option, it took 8 weeks longer to get a through USCUS than those of us going for a CR-1

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Thanks for all the information. That was really very helpful. After my wife receives the CR1 visa, how much time will she have to travel to USA? In other words, how long is the CR1 visa valid for after it is issuesd.

Usually 6 months. Once the visa is received, there's an expiration date printed on it, so you could verify.

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The path to a K3 visa will be closed by the National Visa Center, should one start down that path. K3 is a visa that will never be issued. What is administratively closed is the I-129F petition for spouse, once it arrives together with the I-130 at NVC. Skip filing the I-129F. It will simply delay the approval of the I-130 that starts the path to the visa that's actually still available.

False and misleading statements are NOT be best way to convey needed information, though they are sometimes easier to type.

Now I am confused ... is a I-129F a petition for spouse or fiance ?

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Now I am confused ... is a I-129F a petition for spouse or fiance ?

Both, when filed solo it acts for a petition for a fiance. Filed with the NOA of an I130, it acts as a petition for a spousal visa

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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