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Hi all I'm looking to meet some people who are going through this same experience of having married someone you love in Costa Rica and going through the petition steps to bring them into the USA. If you are already involved in the process or about to start please respond... I am about to submit my I-130 the first week of August yet I feel lost and looking to create a support system thru this experience.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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Read the guides section above, that should be a very good starting point. :thumbs:


K-3 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Chennai, India

2007-02-25 : Marriage

2007-03-14 : I-130 Sent

2007-03-18 : I-130 Transferred to CSC

2007-03-31 : I-130 NOA 1 (Recieved in mail)

2007-08-23 : I-130 NOA 2 (Recived email from CRIS)

I129F

2007-04-02 : I-129F Sent to Chicago

2007-04-09 : I-129F NOA 1

2007-04-25 : I-129F Touched I129 transferred to CSC

2007-05-21 : I-129F Touched I129 Recieved at CSC

2007-08-23 : I-129F NOA 2 (Approved, recieved email from CRIS)

2007-09-24 : I-129F Recieved at NVC and Case Number assigned.

2007-09-26 : I-129F Left NVC and on its way to Chennai.

2007-10-05 : Chennai Embassy Recieved our Case

2007-11-01 : Interview date, K3 Visa issued with absolutely no questions.

2007-11-11 : POE JFK took less than half hour

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I've been battling this process since May 2006... My husband and I were married in Costa Rica on May 30, 2006 after he was granted voluntary departure from the US. (LONG story). We have been going through Direct Consular Filing of all our Immigration Documents (many more than I ever thought possible; all with costs associated) and we were told that he would need a "waiver" that had to be processed in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. We've been now waiting since April 2007 for this to be "reviewed" which takes anywhere from 4 months to 1 year. I'm sure our situation is a little more complicated, but the process is still long and complicated. I like filing directly at the US Embassy in Costa Rica; you are right there if there are any "extra" fees to pay or paperwork to fill out. How is your paperwork coming?? - Wendy

Hi all I'm looking to meet some people who are going through this same experience of having married someone you love in Costa Rica and going through the petition steps to bring them into the USA. If you are already involved in the process or about to start please respond... I am about to submit my I-130 the first week of August yet I feel lost and looking to create a support system thru this experience.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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The process is exactly the same for all petitions at the Service Center level. Then it might change at the NVC level depending on the embassy.


CR-1

02/05/07 - I-130 sent to NSC

05/03/07 - NOA2

05/10/07 - NVC receives petition, case # assigned

08/08/07 - Case Complete

09/27/07 - Interview, visa granted

10/02/07 - POE

11/16/07 - Received green card and Welcome to America letter in the mail

Removing Conditions

07/06/09 - I-751 sent to CSC

08/14/09 - Biometrics

09/27/09 - Approved

10/01/09 - Received 10 year green card

U.S. Citizenship

03/30/11 - N-400 sent via Priority Mail w/ delivery confirmation

05/12/11 - Biometrics

07/20/11 - Interview - passed

07/20/11 - Oath ceremony - same day as interview

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So did you do direct consular filing in San Jose? What was your experience? I just heard a nasty rumor that they aren't granting marital visas right now (to anyone from any country)... is there any truth to that??? Congratulations. Heredia is nice. How did you meet? -Wendy

I was married in Heredia last Spring and am about to submit my I-130 next week (when I get back from Manual Antonio!). My wife is from San Jose and I live in Maryland. Welcome and good luck! -Kelly

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So did you do direct consular filing in San Jose? What was your experience? I just heard a nasty rumor that they aren't granting marital visas right now (to anyone from any country)... is there any truth to that??? Congratulations. Heredia is nice. How did you meet? -Wendy

I was married in Heredia last Spring and am about to submit my I-130 next week (when I get back from Manual Antonio!). My wife is from San Jose and I live in Maryland. Welcome and good luck! -Kelly

There are people on this website every day almost that get visa approvals from all over the world.

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