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    With processing time for I130 at Texas center backlogged to June 2001 and my receipt date March 2002, do you think that I could make any faster progress by applying for the I129 and then the K3??

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    With processing time for I130 at Texas center backlogged to June 2001 and my receipt date March 2002, do you think that I could make any faster progress by applying for the I129 and then the K3??

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    • #3
      You are already married and your husband can not file for fiance visa for you.
      You are still eligible for K3 Visa and here is the procedure:

      Who is Eligible?
      A person may receive a K-3 visa if that person:

      has concluded a valid marriage with a citizen of the United States;
      has a relative petition (Form I-130) filed by the U.S. citizen spouse for the person;
      seeks to enter the United States to await the approval of the petition and subsequent lawful permanent resident status, and,
      has an approved Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiance, forwarded to the American consulate abroad where the alien wishes to apply for the K-3/K-4 visa. The consulate must be in the country in which the marriage to the U.S. citizen took place if the United States has a consulate which issues immigrant visas in that country. If the marriage took place in the United States, the designated consulate is the one with jurisdiction over the current residence of the alien spouse,
      A person may receive a K-4 visa, if that person is under 21 years of age and is the unmarried child of an alien eligible to be a K-3.

      How Do I Apply?
      So that the alien spouse and child may apply for a K-3 nonimmigrant visa for a spouse and a K-4 nonimmigrant visa for a child, the citizen must file Form I-130 on behalf of the alien spouse with the applicable Service Center having jurisdiction over the citizen's place of residence. The citizen petitioner will then receive a Form I-797, Notice of Action, indicating that the I-130 has been received by the INS. The citizen should then file a copy of this I-797, along with a Form I-129F on behalf of the alien spouse and any children, to the following address:

      U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
      P.O. Box 7218
      Chicago, IL 60680-7218
      Petitioners should be careful to follow all instructions on each form and provide the Service with all necessary documentation. Following adjudication of the Form I-129F, the petition will be forwarded to the applicable consulate so that the alien beneficiary or beneficiaries may apply to the Department of State for nonimmigrant K-3/K-4 visas.

      Good luck

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      • #4
        Thank you, Umesh. Yes, we are married and our I-130 is in progress so we do qualify for applying for the K3.

        My question was that since our I-30 application is at the Texas Service Center which is backlogged to June 2001 for 1-130 processing, do you think I could join him any faster if we applied for the K3 now??

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        • #5
          Thank you, Umesh. Yes, we are married and our I-130 is in progress so we do qualify for applying for the K3.

          My question was that since our I-30 application is at the Texas Service Center which is backlogged to June 2001 for 1-130 processing, do you think I could join him any faster if we applied for the K3 now??

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          • #6
            Yes it will be very fast for K3 Visa. Your husband will have to apply for K3 Visa at


            U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service
            P.O. Box 7218
            Chicago, IL 60680-7218

            Good luck

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            • #7
              My heart really goes out to you and your husband. I know the sadness and the heartache a person feels being away from the one they truly love.

              I want to wish you both the best of luck and just know that you are in my heart and prayers.

              God Bless You!

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