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Filed: Country: Colombia

My wife and two of three children came here last year on K1/K2. We were married and now are in the middle of the AOS processs.

But we now want to bring the lthird (last) child here. So I wrote the embassy to see if it was possible and got a positive response... see below:


Thank you for your inquiry.

We can issue a K2 to the third child provided that he obtains an interview with us (you will have to follow the instructions at http://colombia.usvisa-info.com to pay for an book an immigrant visa appointment for him in the fiancée visa category) and is able to meet all the requirements for obtaining a visa (medical examination, birth certificate, completed application forms) before June 28, 2012. If he is unable to complete all of those processing steps by that date, you can file an I-130 petition with USCIS for him as your step-child.


Immigrant Visa Unit

U.S. Embassy Bogota


But when I go to the site i see no information about exactly what forms need to be prepared, I believe I need to have him do the DS-156; but is there something more? DS-230?

He needs photos? To take to the appointment at the embassy?

And what exactly does he need to take to the embassy with him?

You'd think that I would remember all of this since I just did all for three people only a year ago.


Edited by ghunt2121

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada

Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition

A copy of the original application or petition that you used to apply for your immigrant status

A copy of the I-797 Notice of Action for your original application or petition

A copy of your alien registration receipt card or I-551

Proof that the child meets the appropriate criteria for Following-to-Join Benefits

You should file the I-824 at the USCIS office that took the most recent action on your case.

If the I-824 is approved, the USCIS will notify a U.S. consulate that you are now a lawful permanent resident so that your children can apply for immigrant visas. You must then ask your children to report to the local U.S. consulate to complete the processing.

USCIS- 260 Days

6/8/11~ Mailed I-130 Application, withdrew Canadian PR application
6/16/11~ NOA1 email and text message Case routed to CSC (Priority Date)
7/12/11~ The 'Money Order' Incident/Returned to Tennessee
8/03/11~ TOUCHED!
3/2/12~ APPROVED! NOA2!

NVC Electronic Processing- Montreal- 19 Days

3/21/12~ Received case number & IIN 20 Days after NOA2
3/21/12~ Sent in opt-in email
3/22/12~ Opt-in accepted
3/23/12~ DS-261 Submitted, never accepted
3/29/12~ AOS bill invoiced and paid
3/30/12~ AOS shows PAID- AOS Package emailed/received, DS-3032 emailed/accepted
4/2/12~ IV bill invoiced and paid
4/3/12~ AOS Checklist documents emailed(first time)
4/4/12~ IV shows PAID- DS-260 submitted/ IV Package emailed/received
4/4/12~ AOS Checklist documents sent again for CYA (second time)
4/5/12~ IV package accepted! No Checklists!
4/6/12~ AOS Checklist emailed(third time)
4/9/12~ AOS packet accepted (finally)

Interview 354 days from NOA1/ 362 days from initial filing date
5/29/12~ Medical@ Medisys, Montreal
6/4/12~ Interview APPROVED!!!
08/07/2012~ POE Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND by land
08/09/2012~ HOME!! 424 days from initial filing date!
08/14/2012~ SSN Received
09/10/2012~ Received Green Card

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