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My husband file k3 visa Apriel 18,2013 my husband receive email said wait the official receipt

Apriel 22 2013 my husband receive the Form I 797C, notice of action. My husband call uscis ask what the next step uscis said you wait the call and the time process is 6 months to 8months.any body same my case have idea...good luck""""""

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Did your husband also file an I-130?

The K-3 is not any faster than the I-130.

Also the I-130 leads to an immediate green card when you enter the US.

The K-3 requires an adjustment of status which will cost another $1000 and require you to wait for 2-3 months for the AP/EAD card. During this period, you cannot work or go to school. Also, if you leave the US without AP, you cannot re-enter the US without applying for another immigrant visa.

All of the adjustment headache can be avoided with an I-130 seeking a spousal immigrant visa.

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*** Thread moved from K-3 Process forum to the Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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*** moved to I-130 case process forum because OP has stated they only filed the I-130 ***

(hugs Tbone!)


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