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Getting married next week and will file to bring my wife to the U.S. I had been told that I could file for the CR1 and then apply for K3 to bring her here faster,while she waited for CR1 approval, but that looks like it is not the correct information? It looks like I can apply for either one and it is simply a matter of having to apply for AOS if on a K3 and a few months difference in processing times.  My bigger concern is the affidavit of support. I had almost a year of unemployment, so am concerned about that. I make the necessary amount now, but have only been working again for the last 10 months.  Will that be a concern and will I need a joint sponsor?  I didn't see any affidavit of support information needed for the K3?? Assuming that would come when she applies for AOS?  Wondering if I am better off filing for K3, and having more time "back at Work" under my belt before having to show last 3 years tax documents, etc.


Have I misunderstood the information? I would like to have her come as soon as possible, so want to go the fastest route... but also want to make sure I don't have any setbacks, such as the fact that I was unemployed for so long. 



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You can apply for a K-3, but it's obsolete and has an extremely low chance of making it all the way through the process. It's a relic from back when a CR-1/IR-1 was taking 2-3+ years to process. Nowadays, even if the I-129F for a K-3 is approved, NVC will administratively close it in almost every case. Only just over 120 were issued last year, whereas ~130,000 CR-1/IR-1s were issued in the same time period.


If you decide to do a K-3 anyway...when the I-129F gets closed at NVC, the I-130 will remain open and you will continue down the CR-1/IR-1 path normally.


Working for 10 months is more than fine for the I-864. If your income is sufficient, you'll be fine. Also keep in mind they won't need the I-864 until it reaches NVC, which is likely to be in ~6 months or so after filing the I-130.

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received





12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received



4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017



5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE



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