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Hey VJ community,


I am new and probably at one point someone had post this, sorry for re-posting. English isn't my first language so excuse my grammer. So far I been reading guides and forums for the last few days, I just want to make sure I have everything in order before I start this process. I like to be organize and have things plan out so excuse the long story. I am born and raise in USA and plan to marry my girlfriend of 2 years who currently is living in Guangzhou, China. I guess the first step is to get a "Single Status Affidavit" notarize by my state and the Chinese consulate, which I never done but guess it's the first time for everything. I heard that this only last three months so I haven't done it since I don't know when I can return to China due to travel ban. Bring my birth certificate, passport, 3 photo of us together, hukou book, and then tied the knot in China. I assuming after all this once done and over I can start CR-1 or K3. So I read that rarely do people get a K3 issue yet I read that K3 is faster approved than CR1 which I am not even sure what to believe now. My girlfriend wants to come and live with me so we been looking at K3 since it gives us the fastest route to meet our goals. After analyzing the numbers on VJ statistic I feel that there is no difference in K3 and CR1 approval so why not just go CR1? I also read on the forum people had sent two of the form out I-130 and I-129F seeing which ones get approve first, which I-130 has seem to being approved first. Saying so can I do this forms right after we get marry in China via online or do I need to return home? At first for th CR-1 I had thought that the green card was permanent residence but it is only conditional which I will have to do a I-751 eventually? When do people usually do this? After 2 years of marriage or when the green card is about to expire? Does my girlfriend need to fill out anything after I sent the I-130 and got it approve and move on to I-130A? Seems like it's just the interview afterward with her documents forms needed correct? I notice there are also a lot professional service for this process but cost quiet a bit, does anyone know if they make the process much faster? If I am missing anything, please educate me.


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Forget about a K-3.  It is obsolete.  Only 5 K-3 visas  were issued last year world-wide....  I suggest you read and study the CR-1 guide here on VJ.

 


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24 minutes ago, Sl0th said:

Hey VJ community,


I am new and probably at one point someone had post this, sorry for re-posting. English isn't my first language so excuse my grammer. So far I been reading guides and forums for the last few days, I just want to make sure I have everything in order before I start this process. I like to be organize and have things plan out so excuse the long story. I am born and raise in USA and plan to marry my girlfriend of 2 years who currently is living in Guangzhou, China. I guess the first step is to get a "Single Status Affidavit" notarize by my state and the Chinese consulate, which I never done but guess it's the first time for everything. I heard that this only last three months so I haven't done it since I don't know when I can return to China due to travel ban. Bring my birth certificate, passport, 3 photo of us together, hukou book, and then tied the knot in China. I assuming after all this once done and over I can start CR-1 or K3. So I read that rarely do people get a K3 issue yet I read that K3 is faster approved than CR1 which I am not even sure what to believe now. My girlfriend wants to come and live with me so we been looking at K3 since it gives us the fastest route to meet our goals. After analyzing the numbers on VJ statistic I feel that there is no difference in K3 and CR1 approval so why not just go CR1? I also read on the forum people had sent two of the form out I-130 and I-129F seeing which ones get approve first, which I-130 has seem to being approved first. Saying so can I do this forms right after we get marry in China via online or do I need to return home? At first for th CR-1 I had thought that the green card was permanent residence but it is only conditional which I will have to do a I-751 eventually? When do people usually do this? After 2 years of marriage or when the green card is about to expire? Does my girlfriend need to fill out anything after I sent the I-130 and got it approve and move on to I-130A? Seems like it's just the interview afterward with her documents forms needed correct? I notice there are also a lot professional service for this process but cost quiet a bit, does anyone know if they make the process much faster? If I am missing anything, please educate me.


Thanks all

K3s are no longer viable.  You need and I-130 and right now China is not doing K1 interviews.

 

 

Edited by Paul & Mary

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.

July 14, 2020 Removal of Conditions submitted by mail  July 12, 2021 Biometrics Completed

August 6, 2021 N-400 submitted by mail

September 7, 2021 I-751 Interview, Sept 8 Approved and Card Being Produced

October 21, 2021 N-400 Biometrics Completed  

November 30,2021  Interview, Approval and Oath

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23 minutes ago, Sl0th said:

So I read that rarely do people get a K3 issue yet I read that K3 is faster approved than CR1 which I am not even sure what to believe now.

Get the data directly from the government source: https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Statistics/AnnualReports/FY2019AnnualReport/FY19AnnualReport-TableXVI-B.pdf In Fiscal Year 2019, only 5 K-3 visas were issued in the whole world. Probably 0 issued this current Fiscal Year because of COVID, etc.

23 minutes ago, Sl0th said:

Saying so can I do this forms right after we get marry in China via online or do I need to return home?

It's easier to do it online. You fill out and submit I-130 petition after marriage: https://www.uscis.gov/i-130

Eventually it's going to ask you: "For whom are you filing this petition? Select the relationship the beneficiary has to you (e.g., if the beneficiary is your parent, select "Parent")." When you select "Spouse" it says the following:

You selected you are petitioning for a spouse
You will need to upload the Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary (I-130A) as a part of the evidence for this application.
 
Since she is currently outside of the US she doesn't have to sign I-130A supplement, but it still needs to be uploaded by you. Later in the Evidence upload section:

Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary (I-130A)

If you are filing for your spouse, he or she must complete and sign Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary (I-130A). If your spouse is overseas, the I-130A must still be completed, but your spouse does not have to sign the I-130A.

 
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Skip the K-3 process.


Timelines:

ROC:

Spoiler

7/27/20: Sent forms to Dallas lockbox, 7/30/20: Received by USCIS, 8/10 NOA1 electronic notification received, 8/1/ NOA1 hard copy received

AOS:

Spoiler

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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice, 10/25/18: Formal approval, 10/31/18: Green card received

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent, 12/14/16: 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

 

NVC

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

 

K-1

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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