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Waiting for I130, Can I apply for K3??

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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Hi everybody!

At this moment it's been 8 months i've been waiting for my approval on I-130. Should/Can I apply for K3 visa? I live in Turkey right now. I was turned down from us border before we started the process. My husband applied for I130 from US. And now we live in Turkey and waiting and waiting.

Does anybody know if that is a problem my husband(us citizen) lives In Turkey with me?

Thank you and I wish everybody a smooth and fast process!

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I did a K3 and it was useless. Do a search in the top right corner of this page. I was dead set on taking the K3 route but it was closed once it got to the NVC. Its free to file but a huge waste of time in my opinion.( and others if you search)

Read the NVC WIKI to see what you will need to do for living together abroad. The Wiki spells it out.


Married March 9, 2013
NOA1 I-130 April 12, 2013

Transferred to TSC Nov 27, 2013
APPROVED March 18, 2014 FINALLY ! ! ! !! 11 MONTHS & 6 LONG DAYS FOR MY NOA2
Case shipped from TSC to NVC March 21, 2014
Rec'd NOA2 hard copy March 22, 2014
Case rec'd & Case Number assigned April 1, 2014
AMAZING !!!
PAID IV and AOS fees online April 5, 2014
Fees show paid/DS 260 avail. /DS260 submitted/AOS&IV pkg sent April 9, 2014
FEDEX delivered @ NVC April 11, 2014
Revised AOS pkg delivered April 15, 2014
AOS & IV rec'd& scanned in @ NVC April 15, 2014
Revised AOS scanned April 18, 2014
AOS checklist for income and IV pkg April 30, 2014 (checklist expected due to Lawyers mistakes)
DS260 accepted April 30, 2014
Checklist for Birth cert/police cert May 1, 2014
AOS accepted May 5, 2014

Birth cert scanned MAY 8, 2014

CASE COMPLETE JUNE 4, 2014 CC letter received via email June 11, 2014

INTERVIEW JULY 15, 2014

Waiver finally FedEx'd to Phoenix Lockbox August 21, 2014

WAIVER APPROVED December 17, 2014

Received Instruction Letter via email December 23, 2014

Final Embassy Appointment January 5, 2015 YAY !

Visa ISSUED January 12, 2015

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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It's been 8month that have been hook to USCIS now, K3 is even worst than I 130, I applied for I 130 and k3 together and until now no approval

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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I did a K3 and it was useless. Do a search in the top right corner of this page. I was dead set on taking the K3 route but it was closed once it got to the NVC. Its free to file but a huge waste of time in my opinion.( and others if you search)

Read the NVC WIKI to see what you will need to do for living together abroad. The Wiki spells it out.

It's been 8month that have been hook to USCIS now, K3 is even worst than I 130, I applied for I 130 and k3 together and until now no approval

Thank you very much. I guess nothing to do then wait…..

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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If you both in turkey why did you not try DCF? It is faster I guess. All the best!

There has to be a USCIS office in the foreign country in order to do DCF. Embassies stopped handling DCF a couple years ago. Turkey does not have a USCIS office.


I'm the USC petitioner.

Timeline:

10/06/2005 Met in Ireland while I was on a study abroad

03/15/2010 K-1 NOA1

05/27/2010 K-1 NOA2

09/10/2010 K-1 Interview

09/22/2010 POE

10/01/2010 Wedding

10/27/2010 AOS/EAD/AP NOA1s

12/22/2010 EAD/AP Approved

04/05/2011 AOS Approved - no interview

04/09/2011 Green Card received

01/24/2013 ROC NOA1

06/28/2013 ROC Approved - no interview

07/05/2013 10-year Green Card received

08/19/2014 N-400 NOA

12/06/2014 N-400 Interview

01/09/2014 Naturalization ceremony

My husband is now a US Citizen! Our journey is over!

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At 8 months you're past processing times. I suggest the petitioner get in touch with whomever was their congressman or senator in the area they lived/will live is.


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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Hi everybody!

At this moment it's been 8 months i've been waiting for my approval on I-130. Should/Can I apply for K3 visa? I live in Turkey right now. I was turned down from us border before we started the process. My husband applied for I130 from US. And now we live in Turkey and waiting and waiting.

Does anybody know if that is a problem my husband(us citizen) lives In Turkey with me?

Thank you and I wish everybody a smooth and fast process!

You've already waited for 8 months, approval is just around...contact uscis directly and ask about your case. I would not suggest you to file K3, it will take its time to get approve from uscis so by the time K3 will be in NVC your CR1 will be getting out from NVC to Turkey. so be patient and contact uscis.


-----------USCIS--------------------

Dec 4, 2013: NOA1 I-130 Priority Date
Mar 5, 2014: NOA1 I-129f Priority Date
3 Service Requests, Lots of phone calls to tier 1 and tier 2, Info Pass, Congress Man, Emails to Nebraska and lots of frustration
Sep 10, 2014: NOA2 I-130 (After 9 months and 1 week)
Sep 11, 2014: NOA2 I-129f (After 6 months and 1 week)
Sep 26, 2014: I-130 Shipped to NVC
Oct 01, 2014: I-129f Shipped to NVC
------------NVC--------------------
Oct 08, 2014: I-130 Received at NVC
Oct 20, 2014: I-129f Received at NVC
Oct 20, 2014: Case # Assigned I-129f

Oct 28, 2014: Case # Assigned I-130
Oct 24, 2014: I-129f Case Sent to Islamabad Embassy

Oct 28, 2014: NVC Welcome Letter I-130 (via email)

Nov 08, 2014: Selected Agent
Nov 08, 2014: AOS Fee Paid Online ($120)

Dec 03, 2014: IV Invoice Email (AIVF FOR NEOPOST DS-1200)

Dec 08, 2014: IV Fee Paid Online ($325)

Dec 29, 2014: IV/AOS Packet received by NVC (FedEx confirmation)

--------Islamabad Embassy------------

Oct 28, 2014: Packet 3.5 (K3) Received (via email)

Nov 13, 2014: Documents Requested in Packet 3.5 (K3) Sent to ISLAMABAD Embassy

Dec 10, 2014: Got interview letter

Jan 06, 2015: Interview (Visa Approved)

Jan 08, 2015: Visa Issued (Online Status)

Jan 15, 2015: Paspport in hand via American Express

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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We are at 7 months waiting for I-130 approval and I am leaving at the end of this month to go back to Turkey. We were told that we were stuck in security checks. It is really frustrating. K3 I hear is waste of time also.

I really don't understand what the problem is and why it is taking so long. I have everything ready for the NVC portion of this wait.

I am ready to get this moving further along.

I sucks being apart. So I will just go back.

slnbsk what were you told when you did a service request?

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I got the security check ####### after waiting 10 months. It was another month before we got approved


Married March 9, 2013
NOA1 I-130 April 12, 2013

Transferred to TSC Nov 27, 2013
APPROVED March 18, 2014 FINALLY ! ! ! !! 11 MONTHS & 6 LONG DAYS FOR MY NOA2
Case shipped from TSC to NVC March 21, 2014
Rec'd NOA2 hard copy March 22, 2014
Case rec'd & Case Number assigned April 1, 2014
AMAZING !!!
PAID IV and AOS fees online April 5, 2014
Fees show paid/DS 260 avail. /DS260 submitted/AOS&IV pkg sent April 9, 2014
FEDEX delivered @ NVC April 11, 2014
Revised AOS pkg delivered April 15, 2014
AOS & IV rec'd& scanned in @ NVC April 15, 2014
Revised AOS scanned April 18, 2014
AOS checklist for income and IV pkg April 30, 2014 (checklist expected due to Lawyers mistakes)
DS260 accepted April 30, 2014
Checklist for Birth cert/police cert May 1, 2014
AOS accepted May 5, 2014

Birth cert scanned MAY 8, 2014

CASE COMPLETE JUNE 4, 2014 CC letter received via email June 11, 2014

INTERVIEW JULY 15, 2014

Waiver finally FedEx'd to Phoenix Lockbox August 21, 2014

WAIVER APPROVED December 17, 2014

Received Instruction Letter via email December 23, 2014

Final Embassy Appointment January 5, 2015 YAY !

Visa ISSUED January 12, 2015

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Turkey
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I got the security check ####### after waiting 10 months. It was another month before we got approved

So you got approved after 11 months?

Are you a US citizen?

I just don't understand what is taking so long.

It is not like he has any "issues"

Pisses me off quite frankly.

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So you got approved after 11 months?

Are you a US citizen?

I just don't understand what is taking so long.

It is not like he has any "issues"

Pisses me off quite frankly.

Yep, I am the USC. Click my spoiler.. it was very very hard and now we are still waiting for his waiver to be approved. Its like an endless nightmare.

I am still angry at how long it took our I-130 to be approved.


Married March 9, 2013
NOA1 I-130 April 12, 2013

Transferred to TSC Nov 27, 2013
APPROVED March 18, 2014 FINALLY ! ! ! !! 11 MONTHS & 6 LONG DAYS FOR MY NOA2
Case shipped from TSC to NVC March 21, 2014
Rec'd NOA2 hard copy March 22, 2014
Case rec'd & Case Number assigned April 1, 2014
AMAZING !!!
PAID IV and AOS fees online April 5, 2014
Fees show paid/DS 260 avail. /DS260 submitted/AOS&IV pkg sent April 9, 2014
FEDEX delivered @ NVC April 11, 2014
Revised AOS pkg delivered April 15, 2014
AOS & IV rec'd& scanned in @ NVC April 15, 2014
Revised AOS scanned April 18, 2014
AOS checklist for income and IV pkg April 30, 2014 (checklist expected due to Lawyers mistakes)
DS260 accepted April 30, 2014
Checklist for Birth cert/police cert May 1, 2014
AOS accepted May 5, 2014

Birth cert scanned MAY 8, 2014

CASE COMPLETE JUNE 4, 2014 CC letter received via email June 11, 2014

INTERVIEW JULY 15, 2014

Waiver finally FedEx'd to Phoenix Lockbox August 21, 2014

WAIVER APPROVED December 17, 2014

Received Instruction Letter via email December 23, 2014

Final Embassy Appointment January 5, 2015 YAY !

Visa ISSUED January 12, 2015

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