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I applied for K3 Visa for my wife...

1: 129F approved, NVC transferd case to US conslate in Mumbai

2: Conslate gave my wife Visa Interview date which is April-05-2006

3: Back in US, on Feb-25-2006, I received the Approval Notice for I-130

At this point, I don't know what to do...

A: should we continue with the Interview for K3 Visa?

B: Should we Bypass 129F & go with I-130 & get a Immigrant Visa?

Please advise me what should I do...

Thanks,

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where is your I-130 now? Is it at the NVC? If so you still have a few months to go, if you are not in a hurry you might want to wait and go through with the I-130 but if you want to be together as soon as possible I would stick with the K3 and depending on where you are from etc... you do have the option of continiuning with the I-130 but you would have to go back to your country for the interview...

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Thanks for replying. According to the approval I-130 letter, they have already sent it to NVC. She will apply from Mumbai, India. Which petition will give her the Green Card faster?

The CR-1 comes with the Green Card. AOS in the US on a K-3 can take from months to around a year to complete.

As MarilynP said...you can keep going with the processing of the I-130 at NVC.....your wife can enter on the K-3 so you can be together and if finances permit she can return to Mumbai Embassy for the interview for the CR-1 (Green Card) once the I-130 is completed at NVC and forwarded to Embassy. Keeping options open if finances permit is the go IMO. NVC processing at the moment, depending on if you use the shortcuts or not, averages around 2-3 months.....give or take some. It also depends on RFE's and security checks.

How long did it take her to get an interview date in Mumbai after the approval of the I-129F?

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Go for your K3 interview. It will take several months before your case will be completed in NVC. Goodluck :thumbs:

Sheila (F)

IV IR-5 Timeline for Parents

 

USCIS

08/02/2016 - sent I-130 application for my parents via USPS Priority Mail

08/05/2016 - Priority Date

08/08/2016 - NOA1s Notice date

08/09/2016 - NOA1s text message and email received

08/10/2016 - money orders: cashed

08/13/2016 - received NOA1s in the mail

08/24/2016 - touched

12/27/2016 - Cases Approved! (148 days or 4 months and 26 days total)

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NVC

01/12/2017 - NVC Welcome Letters Received (Case Number + Invoice Number)

01/13/2017 - Completed DS-261

01/25/2017 - Received IV Fee

01/26/2017 - Paid AOS fee

01/30/2017 - Paid IV Fees

02/03/2017 - Completed IV and AR Application

02/23/2017 - sent NVC packets via USPS Priority Mail (note: I have to wait for my mom's police certificate, so there was a bit of a delay before I can send the package)

02/27/2017 - packets received at 11:30 am signed by N Visa Center

03/01/2017 - Scan Date

05/06/2017 - Case Completed

05/12/2017 - NVC scheduled the interview!

06/02/2017 - Medical (06/14 to 06/15 - Dad's Sputum Test)

06/16/2017 - Mom's Interview Date (Approved!)

 

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A question about this route:

1. If you taket the K3, decide to move ahead with the CR-1, that means you don't do AOS while in the US, correct?

2. And what if the CR-1 date comes but you are unable to go back for the interview in the home country for some reason? Can you abondon the CR-1 and go back to AOS (even though the spouse will have been in the US for several months at this point?).

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A question about this route:

1. If you taket the K3, decide to move ahead with the CR-1, that means you don't do AOS while in the US, correct?

2. And what if the CR-1 date comes but you are unable to go back for the interview in the home country for some reason? Can you abondon the CR-1 and go back to AOS (even though the spouse will have been in the US for several months at this point?).

1. Correct as they would now have the Conditional Resident Card (Green Card) The only thing left is removing the conditions when the time comes.

2. You would then do AOS on the approved I-130. A K-3 is valid for 2 years.

You can find me on FBI

An overview of Security Name Checks And Administrative Review at Service Center, NVC & Consulate levels.

Detailed Review USCIS Alien Security Checks

fb2fc244.gif72c97806.gif4d488a91.gif

11324375801ij.gif

View Timeline HERE

I am but a wench not a lawyer. My advice and opinion is just that. I read, I research, I learn.

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A question about this route:

1. If you taket the K3, decide to move ahead with the CR-1, that means you don't do AOS while in the US, correct?

2. And what if the CR-1 date comes but you are unable to go back for the interview in the home country for some reason? Can you abondon the CR-1 and go back to AOS (even though the spouse will have been in the US for several months at this point?).

1. Correct as they would now have the Conditional Resident Card (Green Card) The only thing left is removing the conditions when the time comes.

2. You would then do AOS on the approved I-130. A K-3 is valid for 2 years.

Great! Thanks aussiewench. I just wondered what happened if you wanted to take the K3 just to get to the US and end the separation but plan on getting the conditional greencard by going back to the native country for the interview. A good excuse to go back and visit family!!

If you continue with your I130 for the CR1 visa, do they mail the "spouse" paperwork to any address you tell them? (that is, if his native country address is no longer valid since he is in the US)?

You are a wealth of knowledge, thanks! I went to Sydney/Brisbane/Cairns last February and enjoyed my time tremendouslty (especially snorkling the barrier reef!). It is great you will always have ties back to Aus!

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A question about this route:

1. If you taket the K3, decide to move ahead with the CR-1, that means you don't do AOS while in the US, correct?

2. And what if the CR-1 date comes but you are unable to go back for the interview in the home country for some reason? Can you abondon the CR-1 and go back to AOS (even though the spouse will have been in the US for several months at this point?).

1. Correct as they would now have the Conditional Resident Card (Green Card) The only thing left is removing the conditions when the time comes.

2. You would then do AOS on the approved I-130. A K-3 is valid for 2 years.

Great! Thanks aussiewench. I just wondered what happened if you wanted to take the K3 just to get to the US and end the separation but plan on getting the conditional greencard by going back to the native country for the interview. A good excuse to go back and visit family!!

If you continue with your I130 for the CR1 visa, do they mail the "spouse" paperwork to any address you tell them? (that is, if his native country address is no longer valid since he is in the US)?

You are a wealth of knowledge, thanks! I went to Sydney/Brisbane/Cairns last February and enjoyed my time tremendouslty (especially snorkling the barrier reef!). It is great you will always have ties back to Aus!

When the I-130 reaches NVC, a DS-3032 (Choice of Agent) is one of two things mailed out to the petitioner. If you have a look at the NVC FLOWCHART for CR-1 you will note the process. Once the DS-3032 is completed and returned naming the agent and address, all further paperwork etc from NVC will be forwarded to the agents address.

I have never been up as far as Cairns. Far as I've been is about half way up the queensland coast, where I lived for a while. Queensland is awesome and I missed it once I moved back here to Sydney.

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You can find me on FBI

An overview of Security Name Checks And Administrative Review at Service Center, NVC & Consulate levels.

Detailed Review USCIS Alien Security Checks

fb2fc244.gif72c97806.gif4d488a91.gif

11324375801ij.gif

View Timeline HERE

I am but a wench not a lawyer. My advice and opinion is just that. I read, I research, I learn.

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