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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nepal

Hello everyone,

After I got a mail from approval mail from USCIS, I didn't get any mail from NVC so I called them and found out that they didn't get my case from USCIS. I filed a research and they emailed me saying they will contact USCIS on my behalf few weeks ago. I was wondering what should be my next step? I was also thinking about going to her country and marry her and update my case here. Anyone know if I can marry her in Nepal and update the case here or if i need to refile the whole process. If anyone has experience with this please let me know.



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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jamaica






Above are several recent threads you can review and get some ideas. There are many others in your same situation. They aren't starting over just yet. Some have contacted their congressmen, senators, and omsbudmen. Best of Luck!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt

You filed a for a K-1 fiance visa and are now thinking of getting married and doing an I-130 spousal visa instead? If that is the case, you will need to re-file.

A couple of questions... I see you filed back in April and got your NOA2 in September. How long ago did the NVC say they will research? Have you tried contacting one of your senators or congressmen for assistance?

If you have not asked for help from your senator or a member of congress, I think I would try that before deciding to marry and re-file. If you do decide to go the I-130 route, be prepared for a 12+ month wait to be together.


10/11/2014 – Mailed I-130 packet to the Chicago Lockbox
10/14/2014 – I-130 packet signed for
10/15/2014 – Priority date assigned
10/19/2014 – Acceptance confirmation email received
10/20/2014 – Check cashed
10/24/2014 – Received I-797C (NOA1)
10/27/2014 – Faxed the USCIS expedite packet to the Senator's office
10/29/2014 – Expedite request sent to USCIS from the Senator's office on my behalf
11/05/2014 – USCIS approved I-130 petition
11/07/2014 – USCIS sent case to the NVC for processing
11/08/2014 – Received I-797, Approval!!! (NOA2)


11/11/2014 - Emailed the NVC Expedite Packet to the Senator's office
11/12/2014 - Expedite request sent to NVC from the Senator's office on my behalf
11/12/2014 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/28/2014 - Received confirmation email from NVC, expedite request was received and is being processed
12/09/2014 - NVC Case number assigned
12/10/2014 - NVC Welcome letter email
12/10/2014 - Submitted form DS-261
12/11/2014 - AOS fee invoiced
12/12/2014 - AOS fee submitted
12/15/2014 - AOS fee shows paid
12/16/2014 - Sent AOS and IV packets
12/17/2014 - AOS and IV packets received by NVC
12/17/2014 - Embassy denied expedite without a reason, informed over the phone by Hazel from NVC

12/19/2014 - Received email from NVC confirming AOS and IV packets received, scan date 12/17
12/19/2014 - IV fee invoiced

12/19/2014 - IV fee submitted
12/23/2014 - IV fee shows paid

12/26/2014 - Submitted DS-260
02/17/2015 - Case complete!!! :)
05/04/2015 - Interview date received by phone, scheduled for 06/10/2015

05/08/2015 - Received P4 email

US Embassy Cairo

05/12/2015 - Embassy received case from NVC

06/10/2015 - Interview approved!!! :)

07/20/2015 - Visa received

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