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My case in Nebraska Service Center. The black hole of service centers. I joined a group in Facebook with all Nebraska I-130 filers. Well it seems that they have found a way to speed up the process (which I have mixed feelings about). I have always been told that K-3's are dead and never get approved. This may very well be true, but you can file a K-3 for free. So people have been sending in the K-3 after the I-130 has already been received by the service center. Just like everyone says, it gets denied. Then right after they deny it they approve the I-130. Here is what someone in the group just posted:

I-130 PD January 4,2019
I29f PD June 13, 2019 then denied July 11,2019 
I-130 approved July 11,2019

This is just one of MANY people that have done this and posted about it in the group. All have been having the same result

 

Now mind you, Nebraska wait times are currently 12-14 months for an I-130. Here is where I have mixed feelings. Are all these people that are now doing this just pushing those of us that didn't send in a K-3 back in line? My NOA1 iws on 8/8/18 so with normal processing I should have mine completed in the next few months so I decided not to try the K-3 route.

 

Just posting this for advice for those that want to try and also feedback if anyone has any.

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Haven't got any advice, really. It's hard to tell how things work internally. I do wonder if people who are getting the K3s to adjudicate would be working on more I-130s instead. 

 

In any case, we did send our K3 too, just in case. PD of June 17, haven't heard anything yet.

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2 hours ago, RO_AH said:

My case in Nebraska Service Center. The black hole of service centers. I joined a group in Facebook with all Nebraska I-130 filers. Well it seems that they have found a way to speed up the process (which I have mixed feelings about). I have always been told that K-3's are dead and never get approved. This may very well be true, but you can file a K-3 for free. So people have been sending in the K-3 after the I-130 has already been received by the service center. Just like everyone says, it gets denied. Then right after they deny it they approve the I-130. Here is what someone in the group just posted:

I-130 PD January 4,2019
I29f PD June 13, 2019 then denied July 11,2019 
I-130 approved July 11,2019

This is just one of MANY people that have done this and posted about it in the group. All have been having the same result

 

Now mind you, Nebraska wait times are currently 12-14 months for an I-130. Here is where I have mixed feelings. Are all these people that are now doing this just pushing those of us that didn't send in a K-3 back in line? My NOA1 iws on 8/8/18 so with normal processing I should have mine completed in the next few months so I decided not to try the K-3 route.

 

Just posting this for advice for those that want to try and also feedback if anyone has any.

That's interesting, thanks for sharing that


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4 hours ago, RO_AH said:

My case in Nebraska Service Center. The black hole of service centers. I joined a group in Facebook with all Nebraska I-130 filers. Well it seems that they have found a way to speed up the process (which I have mixed feelings about). I have always been told that K-3's are dead and never get approved. This may very well be true, but you can file a K-3 for free. So people have been sending in the K-3 after the I-130 has already been received by the service center. Just like everyone says, it gets denied. Then right after they deny it they approve the I-130. Here is what someone in the group just posted:

I-130 PD January 4,2019
I29f PD June 13, 2019 then denied July 11,2019 
I-130 approved July 11,2019

This is just one of MANY people that have done this and posted about it in the group. All have been having the same result

 

Now mind you, Nebraska wait times are currently 12-14 months for an I-130. Here is where I have mixed feelings. Are all these people that are now doing this just pushing those of us that didn't send in a K-3 back in line? My NOA1 iws on 8/8/18 so with normal processing I should have mine completed in the next few months so I decided not to try the K-3 route.

 

Just posting this for advice for those that want to try and also feedback if anyone has any.

 

Well it is true the K-3 is "dead" any that are received are converted to the I-130 spousal visa.  On the other I found it interest, but don't know jack about if it really works.  And yes it does push others "back in the line" ... not very considerate for sure.  ;)  

 

 


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10 hours ago, Hank_ said:

And yes it does push others "back in the line" ... not very considerate for sure.  ;)  

 

 

That's the part that really ticks me off. I find it hard to be happy for those that succeed using this work around :(

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Only 6 K-3s were approved worldwide all last year.  The CR timelines are quick enough now that the K-3 is pretty much useless.  That is a good thing.  The approved K-3 has to follow the K-1 process for AOS including the fees.  That is an extra $1225 for the privilege of what would in the old days, make the spousal a little quicker.  I think the K-3 days are numbered.


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On ‎7‎/‎14‎/‎2019 at 8:02 AM, Hank_ said:

 

Well it is true the K-3 is "dead" any that are received are converted to the I-130 spousal visa.  On the other I found it interest, but don't know jack about if it really works.  And yes it does push others "back in the line" ... not very considerate for sure.  ;)  

 

 

The immigration process is not fair.

 

Luckily PI seems to move fast and much faster than many other countries, and also the service center seems to play a role in how fast petitions are adjudicated.


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On 7/14/2019 at 8:02 AM, Hank_ said:

 

Well it is true the K-3 is "dead" any that are received are converted to the I-130 spousal visa.  On the other I found it interest, but don't know jack about if it really works.  And yes it does push others "back in the line" ... not very considerate for sure.  ;)  

 

 

It defies all logic, in my mind, to think that the strategy works........and I hope these folks are prepared to face the consequences if a K-3 is actually approved....


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14 hours ago, RO_AH said:

That's the part that really ticks me off. I find it hard to be happy for those that succeed using this work around :(

It is not a workaround but a process available to everyone,  if they so choose.


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If one processes a K-3 from get to gone .. there shouldn't be a stop at NVC any different than for a K-2,  but everyone of them I have bumped into were converted to IR/CR-1


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2 hours ago, payxibka said:

It is not a workaround but a process available to everyone,  if they so choose.

Yes it is a work around. If you file an I-130 wait 6 months then file a K-3 to jump the process and put you in front of others waiting, it is a work around. I stated clearly that it works so I do not blame people for taking advantage of this method. I blame USCIS for processing it the way that they do. Someone files a K-3, deny it and move on, not deny it and then pull the persons I-130 and approve it.

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2 hours ago, John & Rose said:

Only 6 K-3s were approved worldwide all last year.  The CR timelines are quick enough now that the K-3 is pretty much useless.  That is a good thing.  The approved K-3 has to follow the K-1 process for AOS including the fees.  That is an extra $1225 for the privilege of what would in the old days, make the spousal a little quicker.  I think the K-3 days are numbered.

I don't think you read my post or you did not understand it. Yes the K-3 gets denied, but the same day that they deny it they approve the I-130. And Nebraska is not "quick enough. Their wait times are the worst in the country averaging 12-14 months.

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27 minutes ago, RO_AH said:

I don't think you read my post or you did not understand it. Yes the K-3 gets denied, but the same day that they deny it they approve the I-130. And Nebraska is not "quick enough. Their wait times are the worst in the country averaging 12-14 months.

That is because the K-3 died when the CR was approved.  That is how it works.  Actually the CR was approved first so after that the K-3 gets denied.  I was saying the same thing in a sideways attempt.  Sorry about the confusion.

 

That is why only 6 were approved worldwide last year.  I am wondering if the K-3 actually helped speed you up though.  You were approved in 11 months.

Edited by John & Rose

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1 hour ago, John & Rose said:

That is why only 6 were approved worldwide last year.

Only 3 so far this fiscal year.  All from Latin America.

 

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2 hours ago, John & Rose said:

That is because the K-3 died when the CR was approved.  That is how it works.  Actually the CR was approved first so after that the K-3 gets denied.  I was saying the same thing in a sideways attempt.  Sorry about the confusion.

 

That is why only 6 were approved worldwide last year.  I am wondering if the K-3 actually helped speed you up though.  You were approved in 11 months.

I give up, you did not read my post at all. The dates I gave were not mine and their I-130 was approved in 6 months at a service center that is running at 12-14 months for I-130. I do know the process as I outlined it in my original post. Which one died and which one was approved, and in what order is irrelevant as they both happen on the same day. This post has VERY little to do with the K-3 and more about the use of it to push people up in line.

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