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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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I got married in pakistan and have been living in canada. I worked in the US for the entirety of 2019 but am staying in canada while this covid crisis blows over.

I'm a dual citizen of US and Canada. 

I filed for CR-1 spouse visa by submitting i130, now im beginning to think there might've been other ways that im not aware of (shorter processing times). Does anyone have any experience/knowledge they can bestow on me to get her here faster?

Can DCF work? What about applying for k3?

 

I filed i130 in Feb2020, got first notice that said it's processing in april. It's Texas service center. 

Thank you friends!

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8 minutes ago, Ikhan said:

I got married in pakistan and have been living in canada. I worked in the US for the entirety of 2019 but am staying in canada while this covid crisis blows over.

I'm a dual citizen of US and Canada. 

I filed for CR-1 spouse visa by submitting i130, now im beginning to think there might've been other ways that im not aware of (shorter processing times). Does anyone have any experience/knowledge they can bestow on me to get her here faster?

Can DCF work? What about applying for k3?

 

I filed i130 in Feb2020, got first notice that said it's processing in april. It's Texas service center. 

Thank you friends!

No DCF.  K3 is still a. Slid visa category but in reality is no longer used. You need to wait out the process. 

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Filed: Other Country: China
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59 minutes ago, Lil bear said:

No DCF.  K3 is still a. Slid visa category but in reality is no longer used. You need to wait out the process. 

Correct on DCF.  No idea what "slid visa category" means but in practice the K3 has been dead for more than a decade.  When it lived, it saved a few weeks, at best, since about 2004.


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1 hour ago, pushbrk said:

Correct on DCF.  No idea what "slid visa category" means but in practice the K3 has been dead for more than a decade.  When it lived, it saved a few weeks, at best, since about 2004.

My oops. “ still a valid visa category “ 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti
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Don’t expect someone from Pakistan to get here fast. 


Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

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2 hours ago, Ikhan said:

living in canada

Disqualifies you from DCF.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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2 hours ago, Luckycuds said:

Don’t expect someone from Pakistan to get here fast. 

Good point.  At an extra year to your expectation.  Maybe an spouse visa in 2022, early if lucky.


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5 hours ago, Ikhan said:

I got married in pakistan and have been living in canada. I worked in the US for the entirety of 2019 but am staying in canada while this covid crisis blows over.

I'm a dual citizen of US and Canada. 

I filed for CR-1 spouse visa by submitting i130, now im beginning to think there might've been other ways that im not aware of (shorter processing times). Does anyone have any experience/knowledge they can bestow on me to get her here faster?

Can DCF work? What about applying for k3?

 

I filed i130 in Feb2020, got first notice that said it's processing in april. It's Texas service center. 

Thank you friends!

Is this a visa case or are you adjusting status from within the US?  


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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3 hours ago, pushbrk said:

Is this a visa case or are you adjusting status from within the US?  

It's a visa case. She is currently in Pakistan. 

 

"Maybe an spouse visa in 2022, early if lucky." 

What really? Where are you getting this number from? I was looking at some of the other spouse sponsorships and I dont think i saw 2 + years for spousal sponsorship. 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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1 hour ago, Ikhan said:

It's a visa case. She is currently in Pakistan. 

 

"Maybe an spouse visa in 2022, early if lucky." 

What really? Where are you getting this number from? I was looking at some of the other spouse sponsorships and I dont think i saw 2 + years for spousal sponsorship. 

It’s because it’s Pakistan.  There is much more red tape and long administrative processing times because of their lax criminal record-keeping.  Hence the lack of a required police cert- just not trustworthy.

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4 hours ago, Ikhan said:

It's a visa case. She is currently in Pakistan. 

 

"Maybe an spouse visa in 2022, early if lucky." 

What really? Where are you getting this number from? I was looking at some of the other spouse sponsorships and I dont think i saw 2 + years for spousal sponsorship. 

Pakistan is notorious for longer AP times... but on the up side you did get Texas which is one of the faster processing Centers... you could have gotten Nebraska and been looking at 2023 lol 


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  • Married 14 April 2018
  • I130 Package Sent 30 Sept 2018
  • NOA1 PD 5 Oct 2018 (Nebraska) 
  • NOA2 30 September 2019 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌
  • Sent to NVC 10 October 2019
  • AOS/IV Package Submitted 15 November 2019 
  • NVC Review Error 11 Jan Resulted in 9 week processing delay
  • Expidite Request Declined 😢11 March 2020
  • Lockdown in NOLA with Virus 23 March 2020
  • NVC DQ 4/25 pending being sent to Sydney for Interview
  • Sydney Closed... Australia on Lockdown due to Covid 19
  • IR1 interview scheduled 10/14/2020.. I cancelled due to pending AOS in country

 

AOS Journey

  • I-485 etc filed 23 April 2020 
  • NOA1 I-485 June 3 2020 
  • NOA1 EAD 23 April 2020
  • Biometrics 5 Jan 2021
  • EAD approved 12 March 2021
  • Interview Completed 24 March 2021
  • EAD Card Received 1 April 2021  
  • Case under review 2 April 2021

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With a spouse in Pakistan you are in for a very long wait. You might even want to look into

moving to Pakistan for a few years whilst you wait if you want to be together sooner.


Timeline in brief:

Married: September 27, 2014

I-130 filed: February 5, 2016

NOA1: February 8, 2016 Nebraska

NOA2: July 21, 2016

Interview: December 6, 2016 London

POE: December 19, 2016 Las Vegas

N-400 filed: September 30, 2019

Interview: March 22, 2021 Seattle

Oath: March 22, 2021 COVID-style same-day oath

 

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2022 is an unrealistic hope with this pandemic mess.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Other Country: China
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14 hours ago, Ikhan said:

It's a visa case. She is currently in Pakistan. 

 

"Maybe an spouse visa in 2022, early if lucky." 

What really? Where are you getting this number from? I was looking at some of the other spouse sponsorships and I dont think i saw 2 + years for spousal sponsorship. 

It's Pakistan.  Now that it's clear the Pakistani spouse is female, it may be faster.  Yours is not just a spouse case.  It's a spouse case from Pakistan.  No other data is relevant with regard to timelines because of administrative processing after interview.


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