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I am from Ireland. I went to the US last april on a holiday visa to visit my girlfriend, while i was there we decided to marry, we rang immigration and they didnt have a problem with it, they told us what we needed to do after we married what paper work to file etc. I went and had my medical in Charlotte. We were happy and saving towards my paper work. But due to a car accident that wasnt our fault my wife lost her job. We had a rented house and bills that had to be paid so we had to use my paper work fund. But it wasnt enough we couldnt stay in the house, my wife was trying hard to find a new job, but it was making it difficult for her trying to support us all. It was a tough decision but i thought the right one, I wasnt going to break the law and work so i figured i'd do the right thing and come home and work. I realise now it was a mistake i dont want to be away from my wife and step daughter. We have talked about what would happen if i went back we could move in with her parents and she has gotten a really good job and we could file almost immediately if i could just get back in. Can anyone tell me is there anyway i can go back, i have talked to the US Embassy and they say the relevant forms will take a year and a half to process. I dont want to wait a year and a half my wife and step daughter need me as much as i need them. Can anyone give me some advice. Thanks.

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I am from Ireland. I went to the US last april on a holiday visa to visit my girlfriend, while i was there we decided to marry, we rang immigration and they didnt have a problem with it, they told us what we needed to do after we married what paper work to file etc. I went and had my medical in Charlotte. We were happy and saving towards my paper work. But due to a car accident that wasnt our fault my wife lost her job. We had a rented house and bills that had to be paid so we had to use my paper work fund. But it wasnt enough we couldnt stay in the house, my wife was trying hard to find a new job, but it was making it difficult for her trying to support us all. It was a tough decision but i thought the right one, I wasnt going to break the law and work so i figured i'd do the right thing and come home and work. I realise now it was a mistake i dont want to be away from my wife and step daughter. We have talked about what would happen if i went back we could move in with her parents and she has gotten a really good job and we could file almost immediately if i could just get back in. Can anyone tell me is there anyway i can go back, i have talked to the US Embassy and they say the relevant forms will take a year and a half to process. I dont want to wait a year and a half my wife and step daughter need me as much as i need them. Can anyone give me some advice. Thanks.

You will need your USC spouse to file for K3/CR1 immigrant visa. Yes it is going to take some time. Sorry.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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You will need your USC spouse to file for K3/CR1 immigrant visa. Yes it is going to take some time. Sorry.

But i was told she needed to file the I-130.

You do.

After filing the I-130, she can file I-129 for K3 to try to join her sooner.

The K3 is often faster than the CR1. It will still me a wait, but not as much.

Look at this Guide

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...om&page=k3guide

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05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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the I-130 is the petition you file for a CR1 visa.

A k3 isoptional and in many cases a lot faster.

It won't be 1 1/2 years then but maybe 6 months or so.

Please read the guides, they will help you understand the process.

Good luck to you


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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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Italy
Timeline

Hi

K3 visa is way faster than CR1/IR1 I got in 4 only months but it doesn't give you a lot of benefits. For example with the K3 visa you enter the States as a nonimmigrant while with the CR1 you are already a conditional permanent resident, an immigrant basically. Plus wiht the CR1 you can work immediately without filing for anything, while with the K3 visa you are not allowed to work and, once in the States, you need to file for the Work Authorization Document (I765) which costs about 180 dollars or around that. And it takes a few months (sometimes 3 or 4) to be approved. That means you can't work until the form is approved and you can't get a Social Secutiry Number until you actually ahve your employment authorization card.

Good luck to you


Got married in Killeen, Texas on April 27 2004

*°K-3 Visa°*

Oct 12 2005 - Sent I-130 to NSC

Oct 24 2005 - NOA 1

Nov 7 2005 - Sent I-129F to Chicago

Nov 9 2005 - NOA 1

Dec 5 2005 - NOA 2 - I-129F Approved!!! (28 days)

Dec 13 2005 - Application Forwarded to NVC

Dec 16 2005 - Application received by the Consulate in Italy

Jan 4 2006 - Packet 3

Jan 10 2006 - Sent "Applicant's Statement" to Naples

Jan 27 2006 - Packet 4

Feb 22 2006 - Medical and Interview

Feb 22 2006 - Interview... APPROVED Got the Visa!!!

Mar 2 2006 - I-130 case *touched*

Mar 6 2006 - RFE for the I-130 (Marriage Certificate)

Mar 14 2006 - Sent RFE to CSC

Mar 21 2006 - RFE received by CSC

Mar 30 2006 - Detroit POE - Got the I-94

Mar 31 2006 - I-130 NOA 2 - APPROVED!!! (170 days)

*°AOS°*

Mar 31 2006 - I-765 sent to Chicago

Apr 5 2006 - I-765 NOA1

Apr 7 2006 - Vaccination Supplement appt. in Cleveland

Apr 13 2006 - EAD Biometrics Appointment Letter

Apr 18 2006 - EAD Biometrics in Pittsburg

Apr 22 2006 - I-485 sent to Chicago lockbox

Apr 28 2006 - I-485 NOA1

May 3 2006 - EAD Approved!! (33 days)

May 5 2006 - EAC received (NOA2)

May 5 2006 - AOS Biometrics Appointment Letter

May 8 2006 - Applied for Social Security Number

May 11 2006 - AOS Biometrics Appointment in Pittsburgh

May 18 2006 - Social Security Card arrived in the mail

May 18 2006 - Interview Appointment Letter

May 31 2006 - Flew back to Italy

Jun 24 2006 - I-485 *touched*

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