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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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You have to either have an approved I-129F (for a K3 interview) or an approved I-130 for an IR1/CR1 interview. There is no way to get an interview without an approved petition - it would be a massive waste of resources to interview people that might not get approved. At least I have never heard of such a thing. Hope this helps.

Hi everyone just need to ask a question please does our I-130 have to be approved before we can have our interview? or do we need just 1 petition? Thanks Everyone for your input and responses Good Luck to everyone :thumbs:

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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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Morocco
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You have to either have an approved I-129F (for a K3 interview) or an approved I-130 for an IR1/CR1 interview. There is no way to get an interview without an approved petition - it would be a massive waste of resources to interview people that might not get approved. At least I have never heard of such a thing. Hope this helps.

Hi everyone just need to ask a question please does our I-130 have to be approved before we can have our interview? or do we need just 1 petition? Thanks Everyone for your input and responses Good Luck to everyone :thumbs:

Thank You for your response yes our I-129F was approved on September 29th, 2006 for K-3 just got the NOA2 today :thumbs::yes: happy journey to you

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Filed: Other Country: Israel
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I have a question. Our I-130 was approved on October 3, 71 days after mailing to the California Service Center, and much sooner than I expected according to the timelines. I want to do a K3 and have prepared the papers with comments as to red flags, something I didn't know to do for the I-130. Should I still send the I-129F, or are we stuck with going thru with a CR1?

Thanks in advance!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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The current processing time for NOA2 for the K3 has been taking about 65 days... then around 1-3 weeks at the NVC, then wait time for processing and an appointment at the consulate (I'm not sure how long this could take in Morocco - but in Canada that wait has been anywhere from 1 - 4 months.

SO, It seems unlikely to me (but someone please correct me if I'm wrong) that your K3 would be completed before the I-130 - also with the I-130 you would enter the country with a Green Card. Also - if your CR1 arrives at the consulate before the K3, then as far as I know, the consulate would just stop processing the K3. Hope this helps with your question. But if you have the extra money to spend on the small chance that the K3 would get approved a little more quickly, then go for it :)

I have a question. Our I-130 was approved on October 3, 71 days after mailing to the California Service Center, and much sooner than I expected according to the timelines. I want to do a K3 and have prepared the papers with comments as to red flags, something I didn't know to do for the I-130. Should I still send the I-129F, or are we stuck with going thru with a CR1?

Thanks in advance!


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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Filed: Other Country: Israel
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Thank you for that, riblet! Does anyone have any suggestions regarding how to address our many red flags before the interview without submitting an I-129F? I don't want to take the chance that we will be rejected or submitted to an unnecessary AP hell because they find out something troublesome in the interview that they didn't know before.

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szsz,

This is what immigration attornies are for. Find one who has experience with you consulate.

Yodrak

Thank you for that, riblet! Does anyone have any suggestions regarding how to address our many red flags before the interview without submitting an I-129F? I don't want to take the chance that we will be rejected or submitted to an unnecessary AP hell because they find out something troublesome in the interview that they didn't know before.

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