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K1 Visa- Immigrant or Non-Immigrant (DS-160 vs DS-261)

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Hello,

 

First of all thank you everyone for the vast amount of knowledge on here. I'm a bit confused and have done my best to research the topic, but I couldn't reach an answer, so any help would be appreciated. 

 

We submitted our I-129f and were approved on November 20th 2018.  We have been waiting to receive a letter from the NVC but we haven't had anything. My fiance (the petitioner) contacted the NVC and we received our Case Number with a preference category of K1.  Since then I have scheduled my medical in London using the case number. 

 

I have been tracking the case via the CEAC. When I track it I have to select 'IMMIGRANT VISA (IV)' for the applicant type.

 

My question is (and it might be a stupid question), do I now need to submit the DS-160 for the Non-Immigrant process? Or do I need to get my Invoice ID, complete the DS-261, pick and Agent and pay the fees? 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Many thanks,

 

Oli

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Just now, birch96 said:

Hello,

 

First of all thank you everyone for the vast amount of knowledge on here. I'm a bit confused and have done my best to research the topic, but I couldn't reach an answer, so any help would be apprenticed. 

 

We submitted our I-129f and were approved on November 20th 2018.  We have been waiting to receive a letter from the NVC but we haven't had anything. My fiance (the petitioner) contacted the NVC and we received our Case Number with a preference category of K1.  Since then I have scheduled my medical in London using the case number. 

 

I have been tracking the case via the CEAC. When I track it I have to select 'IMMIGRANT VISA (IV)' for the applicant type.

 

My question is (and it might be a stupid question), do I now need to submit the DS-160 for the Non-Immigrant process? Or do I need to get my Invoice ID, complete the DS-261, pick and Agent and pay the fees? 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Many thanks,

 

Oli

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YMMV

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2 minutes ago, birch96 said:

Despite only being able to track the case using the Immigrant Visa application type? 

Its because the interview is done by the IV unit .  The ceac status flips to non immigrant right before they issue the visa.   A thousand people before you have had the same confusion 

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5 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Its because the interview is done by the IV unit 

Okay, thanks for your response. I think I am getting confused as when I track the case, it gives me a link to follow the NVC instructions (See attached photo). That link indicated I need to choose an agent and complete the DS-260

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Just now, birch96 said:

Okay, thanks for your response. I think I am getting confused as when I track the case, it gives me a link to follow the NVC instructions (See attached photo). That link indicated I need to choose an agent and complete the DS-260

AT NVC.JPG

Don't follow the link.  A k1 only transits NvC.  You do all processing per the embassy instructions and nothing additional at nvc 


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5 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Don't follow the link.  A k1 only transits NvC.  You do all processing per the embassy instructions and nothing additional at nvc 

Brilliant, thank you so much for your help. 

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