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I called the embassy here in Moscow, and the lady told me that depending on which petition is approved (she told me to send two? An I-129F and a I-130) they might make it a CR1 (HOW I've only been married for two days!) or a K3! I'm kind of panicking here, since I've read the K3 takes about forever. Can anyone who's gone through the DCF process in Moscow please clarify this for me? The lady barely spoke enough English so I think she might have misunderstood me.

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A CR-1 is for someone married less than 2 years. Married 2 days = less than 2 years.

A CR-1 is cheaper and gets a green card on entry to the USA.

Do not bother filing the I-129F for K-3. Its more expensive and you do not get a green card on entry, you have to file for it later.


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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: Country: Russia
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A CR-1 is for someone married less than 2 years. Married 2 days = less than 2 years.

A CR-1 is cheaper and gets a green card on entry to the USA.

Do not bother filing the I-129F for K-3. Its more expensive and you do not get a green card on entry, you have to file for it later.

I know, they just made it sound like I had no choice at all. :(

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I called the embassy here in Moscow, and the lady told me that depending on which petition is approved (she told me to send two? An I-129F and a I-130) they might make it a CR1 (HOW I've only been married for two days!) or a K3! I'm kind of panicking here, since I've read the K3 takes about forever. Can anyone who's gone through the DCF process in Moscow please clarify this for me? The lady barely spoke enough English so I think she might have misunderstood me.

The K-3 takes just as long as the CR-1. I am not sure why the Moscow embassy would have requested that you send two petitions. Perhaps you misunderstood her or she wasn't explaining herself correctly. The I-130 is for a CR-1, and the I-129F is for the K-3. The requirements are almost the same, but K-3 will require you to adjust status once you get to the U.S., which costs time and money. You should post this in the regional forum for Russia to see if anyone has experience with this. For all purposes, the K-3 is obsolete and your goal should be to get a CR-1 if you can.

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