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:help: Hi, this is my first message.

I am from Brazil and my fiance is from USA and we are going to marry soon.

I read about K-3 and now I know he can apply for both (k-3 and CR-1 visa).

We are going to marry in Brazil and he must apply for CR-1 in the USA.

I would like to know if he can apply CR-1 and K-3 Visa in the US, at the same time, because I read (don't remember where) that he must apply for K-3 Visa in the country where we got married (Brasil).

We just want to be together as soon as possible. (L)

Thank you.


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Read the VJ visa comparison.

Your husband petitions for you to apply for a visa. Once his petitions are approved, then you can apply for a visa at the appropriate US post. He must petitions for a K-3 in the US. He can petition for a CR-1 in your country or in the US. You must apply for a K-3 in the country where the marriage took place. You can apply for a CR-1 at any embassy or consulate.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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Your husband petitions for you to apply for a visa. Once his petitions are approved, then you can apply for a visa at the appropriate US post. He must petitions for a K-3 in the US. He can petition for a CR-1 in your country or in the US. You must apply for a K-3 in the country where the marriage took place. You can apply for a CR-1 at any embassy or consulate.

Hi scy, thank you for replying me. :)

we have written to American Consulate in Rio de Janeiro and they said he must aply for CR-1 in the US. My friend called the consulate and they said some rules have changed. Now he must apply in the USA and not in Rio de Janeiro as before.

So he will apply in the USA. Does he need to wait for CR-1 approval to apply for K-3 Visa or he can apply for both together?

thank you. :)


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Hi scy, thank you for replying me. :)

we have written to American Consulate in Rio de Janeiro and they said he must aply for CR-1 in the US. My friend called the consulate and they said some rules have changed. Now he must apply in the USA and not in Rio de Janeiro as before.

So he will apply in the USA. Does he need to wait for CR-1 approval to apply for K-3 Visa or he can apply for both together?

thank you. :)

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I know I'm nitpicking but your husband doesn't "apply" for anything. He petitions for you to apply for a visa. It's a small but very important difference between petition and apply.

But to answer your question, no your husband doesn't need to wait for the I-130 to be approved before he sends the I-129F petition. Read the K-3 guide.

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your husband will file for the cr1 and when you get your first notice of action, you can file the K3.

good luck


Angelika (Schweinfurt, Germany) and Chris (Tulsa, USA)

I-130

Aug 23 2005 - sent to TSC

Aug 25 2005 - received at CSC

Aug 29 2005 - NOA1 in mail

Jan 25 2006 - NOA 2 per email

Jan 31 2006 - Case # assigned

Feb 13 2006 - AOS Bill and DS 3032 received

Feb 14 2006 - AOS Bill paid and DS 3032 sent to NVC

Feb 27 2006 - AOS form and IV Bill issued

Mar 23 2006 - AOS and IV Bill sent to NVC

Apr 10 2006 - DS230 received and sent right back

Apr 28 2006 - case complete

May 2 2006 - sent to Consulate

May 4 2006 - received at Consulate

July 17 2006 - Interview in Germany

Aug 02 2006 - Flying back to Tulsa with my CR1 in passport

Removal of Conditions - I-751

May 2 2008 - Mailed I-751 to TSC

May 21 2008 - Received NOA 1 (extension letter) from VSC

May 27 2008 - Biometrics Appointment in OKC

July 22 2008 - touched

August 6 2008 - touched

February 22, 2009 - touched

March 24, 2009 - card production ordered

April 4, 2009 - Green Card in mail

I-129F

Aug 31 - Oct 20 2005at NBC

Oct 26 - Nov 3 2005 at NVC

Jan 10 2006- Visa interview

Feb 09 2006- Flying to Tulsa

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Hi scy, thank you for replying me. :)

we have written to American Consulate in Rio de Janeiro and they said he must aply for CR-1 in the US. My friend called the consulate and they said some rules have changed. Now he must apply in the USA and not in Rio de Janeiro as before.

So he will apply in the USA. Does he need to wait for CR-1 approval to apply for K-3 Visa or he can apply for both together?

thank you. :)

See the VJ Guides http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...tom&page=guides

I know I'm nitpicking but your husband doesn't "apply" for anything. He petitions for you to apply for a visa. It's a small but very important difference between petition and apply.

But to answer your question, no your husband doesn't need to wait for the I-130 to be approved before he sends the I-129F petition. Read the K-3 guide.

Ah ok, now i understand it.

Thank you scy, you helped us a lot. :)


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your husband will file for the cr1 and when you get your first notice of action, you can file the K3.

good luck

how do i get the first notice of action? is this by mail?

thank you. :)


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your husband will file for the cr1 and when you get your first notice of action, you can file the K3.

good luck

how do i get the first notice of action? is this by mail?

thank you. :)

yes


I-130

Jun 28 2004 : Received at NSC

Oct 25 2004 : Transferred to CSC

Oct 29 2004 : Received at CSC

Nov 8 2004 : Received response from CSC that my file is being requested & review will be done

Nov 10 2004 : Email & online status Approved

Nov 15 2004 : NOA 2 in mail

Dec 16 2004 : NVC assigns case number

Dec 20 2004 : NVC sent DS 3032 to beneficiary, copy of DS 3032 & I-864 fee bill to petitioner

Jan 3 2005 : Petitioner received copy of DS 3032 and I-864 fee bill. Post-marked Dec 23rd.

Jan 11 2005 : Beneficiary received DS 3032 in Indonesia

Jan 31 2005 : Sent DS 3032 to NVC

Feb 8, 2005 : NVC received DS 3032

Feb 21, 2005 : IV fee generated

Feb 25, 2005 : Sent I-864 fee bill

Feb 28, 2005 : I-864 fee bill delivered to St Louis

Mar 3, 2005 : IV fee bill received

Mar 7, 2005 : Sent IV fee bill

Mar 9, 2005 : IV fee bill delivered to St Louis

Mar 28, 2005 : I-864 fee credited against case.

April 6, 2005 : Received I-864 package

April 7, 2005 : Immigrant Visa fee credited against case.

April 11, 2005 : DS 230 is generated

Aug 12, 2005 : I-864 & DS 230 received by NVC

Sep 14, 2005 : RFE on I-864

Nov 3, 2005 : Checklist response received at NVC

Nov 25, 2005 : Case completion

Dec 9, 2005 : Police Cert requested from the Netherlands

Jan 12 2006 : Interview success - Approved !!

Jan 19 2006 : Visa & brown envelope picked up

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your husband will file for the cr1 and when you get your first notice of action, you can file the K3.

good luck

how do i get the first notice of action? is this by mail?

thank you. :)

yes

ty Tom&Tata :thumbs:

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If you want to be together ASAP, you might also check out DCF if you're still planning to get together and you're sure that you'll be married there (and not immigrate as a fiance then get married here). Seems like i've heard this is even faster ('cause i guess some of the paperwork is actually filed and processed there already.

You can read more about it here:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...custom&page=dcf

and compare it to your other options here:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...om&page=compare

We, unfortunately couldn't get this to time right, but maybe you'll have better luck :) ttyl,

mich


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aussiewench's thread for kicking butt in the NVC ('cause i'm too lazy to keep looking it up - haha)

Our DS-3032 email to the NVC

02 Jan 2006 - Married

...----===::: CR-1 :::===---...

22 May 2006 - Case # Assigned @ NVC

14 Jul 2006 - DS-230 Package Received by USC

We stopped pursuit of CR-1 to pursue K3/AOS. For us, both required the same document, we could only have one valid copy, and the K3 was moving faster.

See profile for the details up to and in between the events listed here.

...---===::: K3 :::===---...

17 May 2006 - Date NVC says petition shipped to embassy

18 May 2006 - Case # Assigned @ NVC

01 Jul 2006 - Packet "3" received from embassy

18 Jul 2006 - Medical

21 Sept 2006 - K3 Interview Date (APPROVED)

27 Sept 2006 - Received Visa

06 Oct 2006 - Arrives in the USA! Finally home together. :)

(Truncated timeline - sig too long. See profile for all details.)

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If you want to be together ASAP, you might also check out DCF if you're still planning to get together and you're sure that you'll be married there (and not immigrate as a fiance then get married here). Seems like i've heard this is even faster ('cause i guess some of the paperwork is actually filed and processed there already.

You can read more about it here:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...custom&page=dcf

and compare it to your other options here:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...om&page=compare

We, unfortunately couldn't get this to time right, but maybe you'll have better luck :) ttyl,

mich

Hi Mith, thank you for replying me.

I read about DCF and that is what we tried (and wanted) to do.

We send emails to Brazilian Consulate in Rio de janeiro and they replied exactly this:

"You must apply for this visa in the United States. Please follow the instructions of the form I-130 available at: www.uscis.gov" -------- (because he lives in the US).

Then I asked to a friend to call the consulate and to ask for informations. She called them and they said the rules changed in June 2005. Now they don't accept DCF at that consulate anymore.

So, what we can do is: to marry here in Brazil and my husband petititions in the USA.

Do you think it will take so long? We want to be together ASAP :luv::luv: .

I asked for informations and some people said it will take up to 6 months. Is this right?

Thank you. :)


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