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So sad my k1 visa denied, really broke us into pieces...buh all is well...the CO kept saying she should come to Nigeria and marry me then fill for a spousal visa...

Please what's the duration for a K3 visa...and does the petition has to do medicals as part of the requirements over there...please I need an ASAP here

Any advice is welcome...


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China

Moving from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.

Firstly, you would not be pursuing a K3, you would be pursuing a CR-1.

Secondly, regardless of whether or not you get married, if the US Citizen receives a Notice of Intent to Revoke (NOIR) on the current K1 petition, then the NOIR must be responded to.

As for a time frame, from the time an I-130 is filed to the time an interview takes place, estimate 7-10 months.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: France

Hi! Sorry to hear that the k1 was denied! :( Why was it denied?! You didn't get any RFE? Thank you for your answer :blush: And good luck for this new application!

K1 timeline:

I-129F Sent: 01/28/2012

NOA1 Received: 02/06/2012

RFE: 05/16/2012

RFE Reply: 05/25/2012

RFE Response Review: 06/02/2012

NOA2: 06/19/2012

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

Not all denials come with an RFE, if it is at the consulate level then no RFE is necessary

OP - a spousal visa like the CR-1 (no K3 anymore) will not earase the issues with the denied K-1, why were you denied the K1?

Good luck

August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2

February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete

May 4, 2009

May, 26, 2009

POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011


April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria

Nigeria will deny both K1 and CR1 visas. It is not as simple as getting married refiling and they will hand you a visa when the new petition reaches Lagos. You will have a denial on record. Depending on if it passed though CSC or VSC you may or may not see a NOIR. CSC will expire the petition and VSC does that or sends a NOIR. It needs a proper response not just telling them you are married. IF you get to the next interview and have trouble again ( about 15% do have a issue the second time ) there is no quick fix like getting married. Read the articles here Marc Ellis articles pay attention to the two titled Clash of the Titans. The CO's in Lagos tend to tell people that because they know if you marry you can't come back on the basis of a reaffirmed petition ( which is harder for them to deny than a new CR1 )

This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland

Before you withdraw the K1 and re-file after marriage, you must find out why the visa was denied and solve that issue. Just getting married will not mean the reason for denial goes away.

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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