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K3 NVC Process time, same as K1 or CR1?

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I filled a I-130 in Dec 2017,  and i129F (K3)  in  March 2018 after immigration attorney advised so. The application is now being sent to NVC for processing. After looking at the timeline posted on this site, I see a big difference between K1 and CR1 process time at NVC and embassy, K1 2-3 month total, while CR1 is 5-6 months.  Does anyone know how does NVC process K3? is K3 treated more like CR1 or K1 process time wise?

 

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Your attorney is far from up to speed, or simply justifying a larger fee by filing two petitions.  The I-129F will never get to NVC.  Forget it.  I would have a very frank discussion with your attorney about this.  The K3 visa has not been a viable option since 02/01/2010.


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43 minutes ago, Justinseattle said:

After looking at the timeline posted on this site, I see a big difference between K1 and CR1 process time at NVC and embassy, K1 2-3 month total, while CR1 is 5-6 months.  Does anyone know how does NVC process K3? is K3 treated more like CR1 or K1 process wise?

Your K3 was likely closed administratively.  Your CR1 will be processed on it's own. NVC can be fast ours was 7 weeks from NOA2 until case complete or slower if you need more time to pay fees, gather documents, etc. 

 

There were only 4 k3 petitions approved in all of 2018 vs 50,000+ CR1s. 

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I think only 3 K3 visas were approved last year world wide? You're probably better off without this attorney if they said you should go with a K3 visa, just saying. 


 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Justinseattle said:

With both 130 and 129 approved by USCIS. at worse, the case will be processed at i130 speed? NVC should receive i130 in 6weeks from USCIS?

More than a year ago, USCIS started closing I-129F petitions for spouse, once they see the I-130.  For several years before that, I-129F for spouse was administratively closed by NVC, with extremely rare exception.


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32 minutes ago, Justinseattle said:

what is done is done, blaming anyone wouldn’t help the case. I just want to know what is going to happen next.

What happens next is you need to fire that attorney because they gave you bad advice and I wouldn't trust anything they said after that. 

 

But your CR/IR1 will get sent to the NVC which when approved will then get sent on to the country you have listed in your application. What country is this?

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40 minutes ago, Justinseattle said:

what is done is done, blaming anyone wouldn’t help the case. I just want to know what is going to happen next.

I would ask the attorney


YMMV

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I assume the attorney has briefed you on all the documents you need for the next stage and you are all set? USCIS sets the speed of the I-130 approval, the NVC is very much in your hands. Those with their documents all ready to go before the petition even reaches the NVC can get through it in a matter of weeks.


 

 

 

 

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Just now, JFH said:

I assume the attorney has briefed you on all the documents you need for the next stage and you are all set? USCIS sets the speed of the I-130 approval, the NVC is very much in your hands. Those with their documents all ready to go before the petition even reaches the NVC can get through it in a matter of weeks.

That is why it is always good to front load the petition in my mind. I just hope that is what the OP and his/her attorney did. 

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6 minutes ago, JFH said:

I assume the attorney has briefed you on all the documents you need for the next stage and you are all set? USCIS sets the speed of the I-130 approval, the NVC is very much in your hands. Those with their documents all ready to go before the petition even reaches the NVC can get through it in a matter of weeks.

the attorney is very passive on the communication piece, I am not happiest client for sure.I am taking things into my own hands

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23 minutes ago, Justinseattle said:

the attorney is very passive on the communication piece, I am not happiest client for sure.I am taking things into my own hands

Then you should be lucky that is the only issue you have with your attorney so far. What I have seen on here in regards to attorneys is that they are hit or miss, and the ones that are miss sometimes screw up petitions.

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Thanks for Everyone’s response and help, wish I had found this site sooner. just called the NVC last night and i130 has been received last month. Apparently, I been focus on i129 so much that I did not check i130, you guys reminded me to do so.

 

With i130 in NVC, it should take 1 months until case is created? Hopefully, the government shutdown would not impact the progress, Fingers crossed 

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