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My wife just received her K-3 packet in the mail today. Since most of you know the fees were increased this week and because of this we would like to postpone or delay her Medical and Interview date in favor of waiting for the I-130 to clear. We just sent the last documents for the I-130 to NVC last week. Hopefully we should know in a few weeks if approved.

What is the best way to postpone or delay the K-3......without hurting your chances when interviewing for the I-130? Do we email them and suggest postponement? Call? Looking for ideas here. :help:


Cliff & Liezl

Annulment precedings took 16 months---> Jan. 2005 - May. 2006. We had people on the inside helping.

Got married in Marikina Philippines ---> 09-19-2006

I-130 Timeline

Jan. 8 ---> I-130 sent to CSC

Jan. 11 ---> Received NOA1

Jan. 16 ---> Check cleared bank

Jan. 17 ---> Touched!

Mar. 8 ---> NOA 2 APPROVED!!!! 40 days!!

Mar. 20 ---> Arrived at NVC-->> Case number assigned!! Woo Hoo!!

Apr. 2 ---> DS-3032 & AOS fee bill generated. [called NVC automated number]

Apr. 5 ---> Wife emailed Dept of State DS-3032 Choice of Agent [damaged in mail excuse]

Apr. 6 ---> Local IRS office accepts my W-7 & 2006 taxes. [Married filing jointly] Done!

Apr. 9 ---> Rec'd AOS fee bill and copy of DS-3032 form from NVC

Apr. 10 ---> NVC accepts email for DS-3032 Choice of Agent

Apr. 11 ---> Sent AOS fee bill by USPS priority mail

I-129F Timeline

Jan. 20 ---> Sent I-129F to Chicago

Jan. 24 ---> Received NOA1 but Rejection Notice- Outdated form

Jan. 30 ---> Sent I-129F to Chicago Lockbox

Feb. 5 ---> Received NOA1- receipt notice

Feb. 8 ---> Check cleared my bank

Feb. 22 ---> I-129F form transferred to Cal Service Center

Feb. 28 ---> I-129F form received at Cal Service Center

Mar. 1 ---> Touched!

Still pending at CSC!!

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Contact the embassy, and reschedule.

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The I-130 probably will not clear (if by clear, you mean reach NVC, and eventually get sent to the embassy)

Reason for this is that as of Late 2006, all approvals for the I-130 and I-129f happen together, and they automatically assume that you will be going the K-3 route instead of the IR-1/CR-1 route. So they "retain" the I-130.

Only way to get this undone is to spend $200 or whatever the fee is now, with the I-824. There were threads on this topic a while back, not sure what happened to the few people that attempted it. I tried this personally myself by writing a letter to VSC and telling them that they made a mistake in assuming that my wife was already here and that we would go with the AOS route. I got a response in email from them about 4-5 months later saying, sorry no luck. By then my wife had already gotten her K-3, and we're in the states now doing our AOS. I really really wish we could've gone straight to IR-1 route though. AOS is a mess...


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I should read posts more carefully before replying...

Looks like you're already at the NVC level with your I-130. Kudos to you... there hasn't been a case like that in a long time..

I would contact the embassy like YuAndDan suggests.


Married 08-17-2006

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K3 Visa Received 03-29-2007

AOS Started 07-25-2007

2yr - GC Received 05-12-2008

ROC Started 02-02-2009

10yr - GC Received 06-10-2010

Naturalization

N-400 Sent 01-29-2011

NOA Received 02-14-2011

Biometrics 02-23-2011

Interview Letter __-__-2011

Interview __-__-2011

Oath __-__-2011

When it's all done, it will have taken approximately 4 years and 9 months

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I should read posts more carefully before replying...

Looks like you're already at the NVC level with your I-130. Kudos to you... there hasn't been a case like that in a long time..

I would contact the embassy like YuAndDan suggests.

Yes and if the timeline is correct the I-129F has not yet been approved. There is no need to even think about slowing the K3 process until after it gets to the Consulate. At the rate you're going, I'd just push ahead with the I-130 and see where you are when the I-129F is approved. You may have completed the CR1 by then.


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I should read posts more carefully before replying...

Looks like you're already at the NVC level with your I-130. Kudos to you... there hasn't been a case like that in a long time..

I would contact the embassy like YuAndDan suggests.

Yes and if the timeline is correct the I-129F has not yet been approved. There is no need to even think about slowing the K3 process until after it gets to the Consulate. At the rate you're going, I'd just push ahead with the I-130 and see where you are when the I-129F is approved. You may have completed the CR1 by then.

I wonder what she received in the mail that they think is the K3 packet?


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I would think that the timeline is off (it says that they only filed for a CR1/IR1, so they didn't even file a I129F to be approved.

OP, please update and correct your timeline so we can understand your situation better: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/intro.php

I should read posts more carefully before replying...

Looks like you're already at the NVC level with your I-130. Kudos to you... there hasn't been a case like that in a long time..

I would contact the embassy like YuAndDan suggests.

Yes and if the timeline is correct the I-129F has not yet been approved. There is no need to even think about slowing the K3 process until after it gets to the Consulate. At the rate you're going, I'd just push ahead with the I-130 and see where you are when the I-129F is approved. You may have completed the CR1 by then.

I wonder what she received in the mail that they think is the K3 packet?


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04/16/2007 - Sent I-130 to VSC via USPS Express Mail

05/12/2007 - NOA1 received by snail mail after a loooong wait

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10/22/2007 - I129F APPROVED (161 days), I130 APPROVED (188 days)

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01/23/2008 - never got packet 4, emailed embassy

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04/14/2008 - medical report pickup, no problems

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Contact the embassy, and reschedule.

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3216.html

I updated my timeline....sorry for the confusion. I guess this is my best option. My I-130 has always taken the lead over the I-129F until now. My best guess is that my I-130 will be approved with a few weeks......hoping no RFE's.

I will have my wife call the Embassy and postpone the k-3 interview for as long as possible to allow the I-130 to catch up. Worst case is my wife arrives by year end instead of within 2 months. Why couldn't the fee increase come later in the year! Missed it by a few weeks....

I wonder what she received in the mail that they think is the K3 packet?

She received a Medical date (aug 29) and Interview date (sept 5) along with other papers. I will be in the Philippines in a few days so I can find out what they actually sent her.

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Cliff & Liezl

Annulment precedings took 16 months---> Jan. 2005 - May. 2006. We had people on the inside helping.

Got married in Marikina Philippines ---> 09-19-2006

I-130 Timeline

Jan. 8 ---> I-130 sent to CSC

Jan. 11 ---> Received NOA1

Jan. 16 ---> Check cleared bank

Jan. 17 ---> Touched!

Mar. 8 ---> NOA 2 APPROVED!!!! 40 days!!

Mar. 20 ---> Arrived at NVC-->> Case number assigned!! Woo Hoo!!

Apr. 2 ---> DS-3032 & AOS fee bill generated. [called NVC automated number]

Apr. 5 ---> Wife emailed Dept of State DS-3032 Choice of Agent [damaged in mail excuse]

Apr. 6 ---> Local IRS office accepts my W-7 & 2006 taxes. [Married filing jointly] Done!

Apr. 9 ---> Rec'd AOS fee bill and copy of DS-3032 form from NVC

Apr. 10 ---> NVC accepts email for DS-3032 Choice of Agent

Apr. 11 ---> Sent AOS fee bill by USPS priority mail

I-129F Timeline

Jan. 20 ---> Sent I-129F to Chicago

Jan. 24 ---> Received NOA1 but Rejection Notice- Outdated form

Jan. 30 ---> Sent I-129F to Chicago Lockbox

Feb. 5 ---> Received NOA1- receipt notice

Feb. 8 ---> Check cleared my bank

Feb. 22 ---> I-129F form transferred to Cal Service Center

Feb. 28 ---> I-129F form received at Cal Service Center

Mar. 1 ---> Touched!

Still pending at CSC!!

Still pending At CSC!!

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Ok so if your 129f is still at a service center, then there's no way the consulate knows about it.

This might be a wild guess, but perhaps the packet is for the IR1 interview.


Married 08-17-2006

K3 Visa Started 08-26-2006

K3 Visa Received 03-29-2007

AOS Started 07-25-2007

2yr - GC Received 05-12-2008

ROC Started 02-02-2009

10yr - GC Received 06-10-2010

Naturalization

N-400 Sent 01-29-2011

NOA Received 02-14-2011

Biometrics 02-23-2011

Interview Letter __-__-2011

Interview __-__-2011

Oath __-__-2011

When it's all done, it will have taken approximately 4 years and 9 months

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Ok so if your 129f is still at a service center, then there's no way the consulate knows about it.

This might be a wild guess, but perhaps the packet is for the IR1 interview.

I was so happy when she told me about it!!! Once she read off the Case Number.....I knew right away its for the K-3 and not the I-130.

MY signature timeline is not complete. My I-129F was sent to the Embassy back in May...and finally reached the embassy last week in July. So now the Embassy has my I-129F and the NVC has my I-130. Wish we could afford the AOS fee, she would be here in a few months using the K-3.


Cliff & Liezl

Annulment precedings took 16 months---> Jan. 2005 - May. 2006. We had people on the inside helping.

Got married in Marikina Philippines ---> 09-19-2006

I-130 Timeline

Jan. 8 ---> I-130 sent to CSC

Jan. 11 ---> Received NOA1

Jan. 16 ---> Check cleared bank

Jan. 17 ---> Touched!

Mar. 8 ---> NOA 2 APPROVED!!!! 40 days!!

Mar. 20 ---> Arrived at NVC-->> Case number assigned!! Woo Hoo!!

Apr. 2 ---> DS-3032 & AOS fee bill generated. [called NVC automated number]

Apr. 5 ---> Wife emailed Dept of State DS-3032 Choice of Agent [damaged in mail excuse]

Apr. 6 ---> Local IRS office accepts my W-7 & 2006 taxes. [Married filing jointly] Done!

Apr. 9 ---> Rec'd AOS fee bill and copy of DS-3032 form from NVC

Apr. 10 ---> NVC accepts email for DS-3032 Choice of Agent

Apr. 11 ---> Sent AOS fee bill by USPS priority mail

I-129F Timeline

Jan. 20 ---> Sent I-129F to Chicago

Jan. 24 ---> Received NOA1 but Rejection Notice- Outdated form

Jan. 30 ---> Sent I-129F to Chicago Lockbox

Feb. 5 ---> Received NOA1- receipt notice

Feb. 8 ---> Check cleared my bank

Feb. 22 ---> I-129F form transferred to Cal Service Center

Feb. 28 ---> I-129F form received at Cal Service Center

Mar. 1 ---> Touched!

Still pending at CSC!!

Still pending At CSC!!

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You paid for both. Have her take both. That's the way the Life Act is supposed to work but not many do so as they want to get their lady here as ASAP.

Reschedule at USEM usually takes a couple months.

You'll be happy when it's all over and she has a CR visa in hand instead of a stressful and costly K3.

CR is a WAY better visa by far.

Go for it!

Wish now we had after going thru HeII with the K3 adjusting status.


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Ok so if your 129f is still at a service center, then there's no way the consulate knows about it.

This might be a wild guess, but perhaps the packet is for the IR1 interview.

I was so happy when she told me about it!!! Once she read off the Case Number.....I knew right away its for the K-3 and not the I-130.

MY signature timeline is not complete. My I-129F was sent to the Embassy back in May...and finally reached the embassy last week in July. So now the Embassy has my I-129F and the NVC has my I-130. Wish we could afford the AOS fee, she would be here in a few months using the K-3.

You say you've updated your timeline, but all I see in it is information about the CR1 visa process, including an interview date. The key thing to figure out the packet is whether it says for immigrant or non-immigrant visa. Immigrant visa is the CR1, and if says that, then your timeline is correct. If it's really the K3 packet, your timeline is wrong.


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US Immigration Timeline

-------------------------

24 Feb 2007 - Sent I-130 to London USCIS office (I'm the petitioner)

25 May 2007 - NOA2

2 June 2007 - Received Packet 3

12 Oct 2007 - Sent Packet 3 back by special delivery

5 Nov 2007 - Interview in London - Approved without any hitches!

7 Nov 2007 - Visa and MBE arrived by SMS! :)

30 Jan 2008 - Fly to Michigan!! :)

*Note: Any delays in our case are only due to us taking things slowly

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