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Filed: IR-2 Country: Dominican Republic
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Hi. Our priority date is Jan 30, 2012. We are so anxious to have our daughter join us here in the US. We check the website every day hoping for some change. She is very little, two and a half, almost three actually. We filed a I-130 of course but I heard some where that there is another visa we can apply for her to come here while we wait for the IR-2 to be processed. If you know of any way (legally of course :) to bring her here sooner, we'd be so grateful for the information. Also, how do you figure out what the estimated processing time is. I have seen on VJ that some people have actually entered their info some place and it shows approximent dates for processing. USCIS says 5 months but it hasn't been updated since end of January and I know they never put less than 5 months. Some places I see that it's taking 186 days from NOA 1 to NOA 2 and then another 150 days to get an interview for the DR.. is this really possible? 186 is obviously more than 5 months and then another 5 months for the interview. It didn't take that long for our K1 visa.

Thank you for any help in getting her here sooner and for any info on how to check what cases they are working on so we can predict when we might get our NOA 2.

Good luck to you all. May we all have the patience to get through this. :yes:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

The estimate of time can be found on your timeline. http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=130186

Currently your timeline states this :

Processing

Estimates/Stats :There are not enough recent approvals in the timeline system to accurately approximate when your I-130 will be approved. Please see the Timeline Stats page to see recent approvals.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Chile
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Hi. Our priority date is Jan 30, 2012. We are so anxious to have our daughter join us here in the US. We check the website every day hoping for some change. She is very little, two and a half, almost three actually. We filed a I-130 of course but I heard some where that there is another visa we can apply for her to come here while we wait for the IR-2 to be processed. If you know of any way (legally of course :) to bring her here sooner, we'd be so grateful for the information. Also, how do you figure out what the estimated processing time is. I have seen on VJ that some people have actually entered their info some place and it shows approximent dates for processing. USCIS says 5 months but it hasn't been updated since end of January and I know they never put less than 5 months. Some places I see that it's taking 186 days from NOA 1 to NOA 2 and then another 150 days to get an interview for the DR.. is this really possible? 186 is obviously more than 5 months and then another 5 months for the interview. It didn't take that long for our K1 visa.

Thank you for any help in getting her here sooner and for any info on how to check what cases they are working on so we can predict when we might get our NOA 2.

Good luck to you all. May we all have the patience to get through this. :yes:

The other visa you can apply for is the K-4 visa, but it would be a waste of time to file for this type of visa because these types of visas have not been issued in a while. The K-3/K-4 visas were created a number of years ago when I-130 petitions were taking 1-2 years to be processed. These visas are similar to K-1 visas in many ways. Now that you have the NOA1 you are eligible to file for a K-4 visa, but if you do it will most likely be closed by the NVC when they receive both visa petitions from USCIS.

I personally waited 7 months for my wife and step-daughter's I-130 petitions to be approved by USCIS, but that is longer than normal.


06/10/11 - Married

USCIS: (224 days)

07/22/11 - Mailed I-130 petitions for wife and step-daughter

07/28/11 - NOA1 for both

02/21/12 - RFE for both (received hardcopy on 2/25)

02/28/12 - Responded to RFE for both(received by CSC on 2/29)

03/02/12 - NOA2 for both(received hardcopy on 3/8)

NVC: (37 days)

03/12/12 - NVC Received both

03/21/12 - NVC case number and IIN received for both & Emailed Choice of Agent for both

03/23/12 - AOS bill invoiced & paid for both

03/26/12 - AOS bill shows paid & AOS Packets mailed for both

03/27/12 - Choice of Agent accepted for wife (sent another for step-daughter via email and express mail)

03/28/12 - Choice of Agent accepted for step-daughter & IV bill invoiced & paid for wife

03/29/12 - IV bill shows paid for wife & IV bill invoiced & paid for step-daughter

03/30/12 - IV bill shows paid for step-daughter & IV Packets mailed for both

04/04/12 - IV Packets reviewed. Checklist issued for Divorce Decree for my wife. Step-daughter's was accepted and her case closed

04/10/12 - Divorce Decree accepted after supervisor review & wife's case closed

04/16/12 - Expedite requested for both cases due to NVC error

04/18/12 - Expedite request approved for both cases and sent to Santiago Embassy

Embassy: (15 days)

04/24/12 - Embassy received both cases from NVC

04/25/12 - Wife went to Embassy for document review. Interview date assigned for both cases.

04/26/12 - Medical Exam for both. Result - approved.

05/07/12 - Interview date for both. Result - approved!

05/09/12 - Received both Visas

05/16/12 - POE Atlanta

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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The other visa you can apply for is the K-4 visa, but it would be a waste of time to file for this type of visa because these types of visas have not been issued in a while. The K-3/K-4 visas were created a number of years ago when I-130 petitions were taking 1-2 years to be processed. These visas are similar to K-1 visas in many ways. Now that you have the NOA1 you are eligible to file for a K-4 visa, but if you do it will most likely be closed by the NVC when they receive both visa petitions from USCIS.

Even though it is a moot point, this is not correct information. A K4 visa is a derivative of a K3 visa, it could not be applied for separately.

Edited by Ryan H

Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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The other visa you can apply for is the K-4 visa, but it would be a waste of time to file for this type of visa because these types of visas have not been issued in a while. The K-3/K-4 visas were created a number of years ago when I-130 petitions were taking 1-2 years to be processed. These visas are similar to K-1 visas in many ways. Now that you have the NOA1 you are eligible to file for a K-4 visa, but if you do it will most likely be closed by the NVC when they receive both visa petitions from USCIS.

I personally waited 7 months for my wife and step-daughter's I-130 petitions to be approved by USCIS, but that is longer than normal.

Ryan is correct. A K4 is a derivative of a K3 visa. You can't petition separately for a K4. An eligible child can apply for a K4 only if the parent is applying for a K3 visa.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

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Filed: IR-2 Country: Dominican Republic
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I have another question! :help: I keep reading about needing to have papers ready to send to NVC after the NOA2 approval. What is needed and does it vary based on the embassy you are going to have your interview at? Is it different if it's a husband or wife vs a child? I want to have any papers ready to send off to the NVC if I need to send papers instead of just taking them to the interview. It's amazing how much you forget from the first process. I don't remember sending papers off to the NVC with the K1. I think I just took everything to the interview. Or did I send them with the original packet. :unsure:

Thanks for the earlier answers to my questions. It was just like I thought. We had included her on the original K1 but were not able to get her birth certificate before the year was up so now we have to do the I-130.

Hope all are having a good day

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