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TE and AE

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  1. Hi Everyone, I have started a spreadsheet and trying to get everyone's information, if you could message me with the following information, that would be great. I130 PD date I129F mail date I129F PD date I130 NOA2 date NVC date if received Place that you mailed your I129F to Lewisville or Dallas Please spread the word. Thanks P.S. We have over 40 names on the Nebraska SC and 3 in the Texas SC.
  2. Yeah, I'm expecting my NOA2 for the I130 this next week or so. Definitely did the right thing.
  3. I see you cleared your timeline? What happened with your process?

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    2. Vv & Snow

      Vv & Snow

      Wow, sorry to hear that! I was following your timeline and actually modeled your decision to do the I129F for my husband (that was a pretty controversial strand). I really valued your feedback. I wish you the best of luck and hopefully a speedy approval. 

       

      Thanks for your contributions! 

    3. TE and AE

      TE and AE

      Thank you for your kind words. There are several on the Facebook group with a spreadsheet running with dates submitted etc. yes controversial is an understatement. The last straw was when the guy told me I just should prepare for the interview and not worry about insignificant details. He’s a Texan and although others may not have realized he was talking down to me.  It was essentially saying be a good little wife and mind your own business. You have nothing of value to offer. I was very offended. And I was very offended by the moderator who didn’t seem to get how bad TBone’s comment was. 

    4. Vv & Snow

      Vv & Snow

      Yikes, that seemed to slip past me too. But I was mainly scrolling to find legit answers and ignoring all the bickering that took away from the purpose of the conversation... I think all that noise should just be deleted from all the strands personally. But in any case, it’s always the poor few that ruin it for the bunch. Trying to get as much info as I can from this site and looking into Texas Service groups on Facebook. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Ok so think of it this way. I have been waiting for 4 months now already longer than some of the Potomac individuals. I am in Nebraska and timelines suggested by USCIS are 11-14.5/Igor 12 months. The next step NVC about 6 weeks, the scheduling of the appointment 3-4 weeks, the Consulate interview 3-4 weeks, then if I’m lucky I won’t be put through extended AP and who knows how long that could take. So yes, you are fortunate to be in Potomac because if you were in Nebraska you would add another year at least to your time.
  5. So, in my pursuit of the I129f, I found out through calling the USCIS, that the I129f goes to the SC that your I130 was sent to. They attach the two together. So in my case, Nebraska. If you are fortunate enough to be sent to Potomac, then there is no need to file the I129f as I130's are being approved in 3-6 months. There was a comment about the I129f/I130 when attached should be placed back in the back of the line...So having worked for a government agency, I was always told to handle paperwork once to save time. This may be a method that they employ because they are so backlogged. Also, we really don't know if they have assigned one person to process the I129f/K3 applications or not.
  6. Correction: I don't care if the K3 is approved or not. I just want my husband with me. So no, not cheating the system. Following the rules that Congress put before us. If the K3 is approved then I will pay the extra money for him to be adjudicated. If they deny the K3 and process the I130, then lucky me, no extra money. I think most of in NBS, really don't care how they process it, as long as they process it. You may be the exception, but I am doing everything I can to get my husband here within the means of the law.
  7. Yeah, I think you and I have had words before...we definitely see things differently. Here is the exact information from the USCIS, with the site location to be verified, so that there is no confusion. The other information I referenced was taken from another source, but since you seem to think I'm not doing my research, let me assure you I have been doing hours and hours and hours of research. I've seen what you referenced too, but this is exactly what the USCIS states, which to me is a more reliable source than Wikipedia, a lawyer, or form processing agency site: https://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/k-3k-4-nonimmigrant-visas K-3/K-4 Nonimmigrant Visas If you are a U.S. citizen and you filed a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative for your foreign spouse who is abroad, you can also file a Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e). This is the first step for your spouse and his or her children to obtain a visa to come to the United States while you wait for USCIS to make a decision on the Form I-130. Historically, you and your family members might have been separated for some time while waiting for a decision on your Form I-130. Congress sought to resolve this problem by creating K-3 and K-4 nonimmigrant visas to shorten the time your family would need to spend apart. However, because USCIS now takes less time to adjudicate the Form I-130, the current need for K-3 and K-4 visas is rare... Legal References: For more information, see the following: INA 101(a)(15)(K) – Definition of K nonimmigrants INA 214 – Admission of Nonimmigrants INA 216 – Conditional Permanent Residence INA 245 – Adjustment of Status of Nonimmigrant to that of Person Admitted for Permanent Residence 8 CFR 214.2(k) – Spouses, fiancées, and fiancés of U.S. citizens 8 CFR 245 – Adjustment of Status to that of Person Admitted for Permanent Residence 8 CFR 274a.12– Classes of Aliens Authorized to Accept Employment I'm not even going to respond to this because, I really have nothing nice to say about it. This is the kind of rhetoric that I hear from certain political groups. I agree with you 100% that the system is really jacked up. But what you failed to mention is that processing times have increased by at least 46% since 2016 due to changes in Immigration policies overall. To save time, I simply referenced one article but there are more articles and reports. https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuartanderson/2019/01/31/uscis-immigration-delays-grow-longer-and-longer/#7f300a4b2254 So I see that your spouse is from Canada. Let me ask you this, were you able to cross the boarder to see your spouse pretty much whenever you wanted to. Most Canadians/American couples I've known were able to. Some of us don't have that luxury. The restrictions on some countries are extreme. I'm not saying that they shouldn't be but in my travels to Canada, France, Spain, and Morocco...The US is one of the strictest with security, especially with certain ethnic groups. What I would like to see is a system that can treat people of different countries equally. I don't see that, at all. Also, I think it is in poor judgement to have couples separated for their first 12 months. That's one of the hardest years in a couple's lives, learning to live together, learning about each other, etc. It makes more sense to me to find a way to keep track of the spouse, allow them in the US to at least visit their spouse with a FBI background check and to see if the marriage works in a certain time frame. If it doesn't send them back. There are going to be couples that don't work, they will see which couples are more of a sham than a bonafide marriage and essentially have more control over those that come in and overstay their visa's or have multiple marriages to get into the US. Probably you will say that the FBI at times has limited resources to see if a person is safe to come in...I've heard this before. I don't know...I don't work for the FBI but I know there has to be a better way than to keep couples apart for a year or more. Venting...I've had people be super critical of the data, me and others have provided, but those same people haven't been willing to contribute their own research. Calling someone out without providing substantial evidence to the contrary, is inappropriate. Again I will state, are their fingers broken so that they can't look this information up, that they have to depend on others to look it up for them or develop spreadsheets for them to look at the same data already provided. I stated multiple times it was a small sampling but was criticized for it. My frustration is that they are discouraging people from applying for the I129f when there's no reason to do so, they have done absolutely no research themselves. I would love to have large amounts of data to show various people in this thread but the reality is that it's difficult to track because of VJ's Timeline design and as others have mentioned, some individuals do not put in data in once they are approved. Furthermore, the I129f K3 was specifically designed to address these long delays. (see above for reference) As far as being a moderator...I understand that it's non paid type of position and all that you have said about that...not sure I really understand why that's important to this post...unless it's someway of slapping my hand for 'allowing my feelings to get in the way of logic.' My logic says don't criticize people's data when you are unwilling to research the data yourself. A healthy review and discussion about the data is fine, as long as information goes back and forth in a shared format...this did not happen. So instead of chastising me for being emotional, venting, angry or upset perhaps the other individual being so critical, should be spoken to as well. Have a great night.
  8. Okay so are your fingers broken? Can you not go out to the Nebraska list and look as others have done? We have even made a list to show the recent numbers. What kind of “proof” do you want? I mean let’s be honest, it started with a trickle and has gradually grown to a steady stream as others have tried it. To have a major number, it will take a while because people are too scared to try because 1.) their attorney told them it was obsolete 2.) they think they will have to wait longer 3.) or that will cost them more money. The K3 was developed by Congress when there was an unfair advantage for K1 to come to the US faster. There is still an unfair advantage for the individuals that are in Nebraska SC. We are not shifting the line, the K3 was specifically developed for this situation. I’m sorry but this is a bunch of nonsense. The immigration system is broken. It’s ridiculous for married couples, especially newly weds to have to be apart for two years or more. This is a time you are supposed to be getting to know each other, not stressing over Government red tape.
  9. I also don’t agree. Everyone has the right to file the I129f some do, some don’t. It’s about the only thing you can control.
  10. I thought I would start a group for individuals who had filed I130 then in July 2019, file the I129f for K3. This pertains to Nebraska only as the I129f May not be appropriate for other SCs. Please add your info to this page.
  11. You are absolutely correct. I’m traveling to Morocco every three months at $1000+ a pop. Even if they decide to do the AOS fee for the K3, if my husband is in the states in 1/2 the time it still ends up saving me thousands of dollars commuting back and forth.
  12. Hi there, how did you find out that Vermont is the SC that processes ones that get a hit on background checks? Thx
  13. As I stated it’s a very small sampling, in which you can only draw a theory off of. Since the USCIS doesn’t share this information, I’m not even sure they track it ...the only way to truly know is to try.
  14. So sorry about your situation. I have a question, why do you want an annulment? How does this benefit you? It sounds like inconsolable differences to me. To try and get an annulment just seems like your attorney is trying to stick it to your ex, especially by stating it fraud. I don’t know the details but do you seriously want to hurt him that bad? 😔
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