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Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by davido05: 6:58pm On Jul 26, 2019
Good evening, Am happy to be part of this trend. I think I fall in this category � I did my wedding last year may and my wife filled since September last year and it's yet to be approved , I need to ask if anyone has idea about this whole process and how long does it takes for filling to be approved? It was filled via Nebraska center. Thanks
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by molybdenum0012: 8:39pm On Jul 26, 2019
Hey guys,

I will be following this thread henceforth. I have a fiancé, she is a Nigerian- American with green card and she will be coming over here Early next year. We planning on doing a court wedding here before she goes back and file CR1/IR visa for me.

There are questions I would like to ask: Do you think the CO Will doubt the genuiness of the relationship.
For the follwing reasons:
1. She has up to 3 kids
2. She is few years older, 6 yrs.

And what is the best way to prove that the relationship is genuine.

I am just trying to get prepared ahead. I hope I get a honest answers here.

Thank you
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by LegitBachelor: 8:44pm On Jul 26, 2019
@davido05 is your wife a citizen or permanent resident. If she's a citizen then I'd say its really taking a long time?

Also did you get any correspondence from USCIS? NOA1? RFE? NOA2?
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by LegitBachelor: 9:45pm On Jul 26, 2019
@molybdenum0012, the CO won't doubt the genuineness of your relationship as long as you answer his questions truthfully.

The documents needed to prove genuineness of relationship include, but are not limited to, the following:

Pictures of you too and family, printout of chats (email, WhatsApp, etc), boarding pass of travels, CBP/immigration stamps, account statements showing transfers, life insurance, etc.

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Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by davido05: 10:25pm On Jul 26, 2019
LegitBachelor:
@davido05 is your wife a citizen or permanent resident. If she's a citizen then I'd say its really taking a long time?

Also did you get any correspondence from USCIS? NOA1? RFE? NOA2?

She is a us citizen and please what is N0A1 RFF NOA2 .
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by davido05: 10:47pm On Jul 26, 2019
LegitBachelor:
@davido05 is your wife a citizen or permanent resident. If she's a citizen then I'd say its really taking a long time?

Also did you get any correspondence from USCIS? NOA1? RFE? NOA2?

Now I understand. I only receive NOA1 . I am yet to receive NOA2
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by LegitBachelor: 5:52am On Jul 27, 2019
davido05:


Now I understand. I only receive NOA1 . I am yet to receive NOA2
Okay. It usually takes close to a year to get NOA2 although I hear it takes shorter time nowadays. So just keep your ears to the ground.

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Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by davido05: 1:07pm On Jul 27, 2019
[quote author=LegitBachelor post=80667835]Okay. It usually takes close to a year to get NOA2 although I hear it takes shorter time nowadays. So just keep your ears to the ground.[/quote

Okay thanks
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by YoungIncredible: 5:01pm On Jul 29, 2019
LegitBachelor:
If you live in Lagos, go to the NPC office in surulere. If you live in other states, go to the nearest local government office. You'll go with your passport photo and photocopies of your international passport. You'll also have to go there with money (N10,000 or thereabout) to pay them. That money goes into their pocket which is quite unfortunate.

As per the NPC, I have an enquiry.

I was born in ondo state, I have non NPC birth cert from ondo state as well as using ondo state on all my forms. But now, I live in Lagos.

Can I get the NPC cert of ondo birth in Lagos?, or I will have to go to my state for it?, please help
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by LegitBachelor: 8:47pm On Jul 29, 2019
YoungIncredible:


As per the NPC, I have an enquiry.

I was born in ondo state, I have non NPC birth cert from ondo state as well as using ondo state on all my forms. But now, I live in Lagos.

Can I get the NPC cert of ondo birth in Lagos?, or I will have to go to my state for it?, please help
Yes You can get it in Lagos. Just go to NPC main office in Surulere.
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by emmybernard(m): 9:31am On Jul 30, 2019
I just got married to my USA woman this month,but my concerns now is at the time of marriage she's not carrying my name,which I'm worried ,but I was told she can changed it here or over through the media ,suggestions neededplease


LegitBachelor:
Let me start by saying the much I know about Spousal (CR1, IR1) Visa.

CR1/IR1 Visa is issued to the spouse of a US Citizen or US permanent resident. The major requirement for the issuance of the CR1/IR1 Visa is marriage. If the marriage is two years or more the visa issued is IR1 Visa but if less than 2 years then CR1 Visa is issued.

The process starts with the US Citizen or Permanent Resident filing a petition for his/her spouse using the form i130. The filled form along with the required documents is submitted to USCIS. It takes quite a while to get approved (I hear it could take up to a year). Once its approved, the case file is sent to NVC for further processing. The NVC then transfers the casefile to the embassy and schedules an interview for the beneficiary.

If the interview is successful, the visa is then issued. The beneficiary gets the greencard the very moment he/she enters the State (unlike fiancee visa where he/she has to file for green card which could take up to 6 months or more).

I guess thats the summary.

Spousal Visa is cheaper than Fiancee Visa. Both US Citizen and US Permanent Resident can apply for Spousal Visa unlike Fiancee Visa that can only be filed for by a US Citizen.

However Spousal Visa Petition takes a longer time to be approved compared to Fiancee Visa (1 year vs 6 months). This means the petitioner won't be with his/her beneficiary for quite a while if going through the Spousal Visa route but the advantage of the Spousal Visa is that the beneficiary gets the green card immediately he/she steps into the States unlike the beneficiary of the Fiancee Visa who woild have to apply for green card (that takes up to 6 months minimum or even over one year).

I recommend you click on this link for the official info on how to apply for Spousal Visa: https://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens/bringing-spouses-live-united-states-permanent-residents

This link is the wikipedia of Spousal Visa: https://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/IR1_and_CR1_Immigrant_Visas. You'll get lots of info there.

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Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by LegitBachelor: 3:36pm On Jul 30, 2019
emmybernard:
I just got married to my USA woman this month,but my concerns now is at the time of marriage she's not carrying my name,which I'm worried ,but I was told she can changed it here or over through the media ,suggestions neededplease


There's no need to change her name in Nigeria as she's not resident in Nigeria. She only needs to change it in the States. However it is not a must that she must change her name after marriage. She can chose to retain her maiden name and still file for you. No big deal.

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Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by emmybernard(m): 7:38am On Jul 31, 2019
Thanks in a million Sir
LegitBachelor:
There's no need to change her name in Nigeria as she's not resident in Nigeria. She only needs to change it in the States. However it is not a must that she must change her name after marriage. She can chose to retain her maiden name and still file for you. No big deal.
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by Nobody: 12:05pm On Jul 31, 2019
I'm very glad about this tread.
And I hope to learn and contribute my own share as time goes by. My fiance visited me from New york U.S 4 months ago she spent 2weeks and we planning on getting married soon the apply for spousal visa. I will share my experience as time goes by

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Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by CanadaOrBust: 2:36am On Aug 01, 2019
davido05:


Now I understand. I only receive NOA1 . I am yet to receive NOA2

I really appreciate this thread.
Here is a mystery:
U wrote:
“She is a us citizen and please what is N0A1 RFF NOA2.“
Then without anybody explaining to u, u said u now understood what those letters mean. How did u suddenly understand what they mean? Many of us were waiting for the meaning of those letters and we still don’t know what they mean
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by ifunanyamaka: 6:01am On Aug 01, 2019
CanadaOrBust:


I really appreciate this thread.
Here is a mystery:
U wrote:
“She is a us citizen and please what is N0A1 RFF NOA2.“
Then without anybody explaining to u, u said u now understood what those letters mean. How did u suddenly understand what they mean? Many of us were waiting for the meaning of those letters and we still don’t know what they mean
NOA = Notice of Action
RFE = Request for evidence
NOA1 = first notice you will receive telling you your submitted petition has been received and will begin the review process. The date you get this notice becomes your priority date.
NOA2 = 2nd notice you'll receive after your petition has been reviewed telling you whether it was approved or denied.

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Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by CanadaOrBust: 6:33am On Aug 01, 2019
ifunanyamaka:

NOA = Notice of Action
RFE = Request for evidence
NOA1 = first notice you will receive telling you your submitted petition has been received and will begin the review process. The date you get this notice becomes your priority date.
NOA2 = 2nd notice you'll receive after your petition has been reviewed telling you whether it was approved or denied.

Thank u very, very much!
Mystery still remains: how did u go from not knowing to knowing without anybody explaining to u? cheesy
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by ifunanyamaka: 2:04pm On Aug 01, 2019
CanadaOrBust:


Thank u very, very much!
Mystery still remains: how did u go from not knowing to knowing without anybody explaining to u? cheesy

Why does it matter how he knew? He figured it out obviously. Anyone who has been or going through the process would know or should be able to figure it out easily. undecided

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Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by CanadaOrBust: 3:17pm On Aug 01, 2019
ifunanyamaka:


Why does it matter how he knew? He figured it out obviously. Anyone who has been or going through the process would know or should be able to figure it out easily. undecided

Oh, I thought he was the one that gave the answers. I only now looked at the moniker. Well, thanks a lot for patiently providing the answers and for your other posts. You’d make a good teacher.

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Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by Nobody: 4:05pm On Aug 01, 2019
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Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by Lanre12388: 10:05am On Aug 02, 2019
AwesomeOsisindu:
Following. Thanks OP. I'm waiting to see a case as unique as mine. We are one year in and i haven't yet applied. My wife wants to stay in Nigeria until i get approved and we leave together, which means we will be applying to Chicago Lockbox, does anyone have any advice for us? Congratulations to everyone who got approved. Thanks


She has to show she can support you , because they will ask for tax return. She has to show financial support
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by ojeriakhij: 5:50pm On Aug 02, 2019
My gf is coming this year’s December we’re getting married and I’ll be starting the CR-1 visa I really wanna know what’s up with it and is it that long to process?? 1 year?? And I really hope to see peoples CR-1 interview transcripts thanks

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Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by ifunanyamaka: 10:45am On Aug 03, 2019
CanadaOrBust:


Oh, I thought he was the one that gave the answers. I only now looked at the moniker. Well, thanks a lot for patiently providing the answers and for your other posts. You’d make a good teacher.
Awww thank you. Glad I could help. grin
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by CanadaOrBust: 1:32pm On Aug 03, 2019
ifunanyamaka:

Awww thank you. Glad I could help. grin

Oh, u r quite welcome. Thank YOU. U have a lovely moniker BTW, is that your real name?

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Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by lionlee216(m): 2:26pm On Aug 03, 2019
Where una dey get all these US Spouse from nah? My bro needs one too
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by lasthero: 12:11am On Aug 04, 2019
lionlee216:
Where una dey get all these US Spouse from nah? My bro needs one too

you or your bro?
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by lionlee216(m): 12:26am On Aug 04, 2019
lasthero:


you or your bro?

My bro. U got one to share? grin
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by davido05: 12:33am On Aug 04, 2019
Noa means NOTE of Action . I went to Google to read about it.

CanadaOrBust:


I really appreciate this thread.
Here is a mystery:
U wrote:
“She is a us citizen and please what is N0A1 RFF NOA2.“
Then without anybody explaining to u, u said u now understood what those letters mean. How did u suddenly understand what they mean? Many of us were waiting for the meaning of those letters and we still don’t know what they mean
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by davido05: 12:35am On Aug 04, 2019
Smh.

CanadaOrBust:


Thank u very, very much!
Mystery still remains: how did u go from not knowing to knowing without anybody explaining to u? cheesy
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by davido05: 12:37am On Aug 04, 2019
I think he or she has nothing reasonable to talk about.

ifunanyamaka:


Why does it matter how he knew? He figured it out obviously. Anyone who has been or going through the process would know or should be able to figure it out easily. undecided
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by davido05: 12:39am On Aug 04, 2019
It takes about a year because mine is almost a year but yet to be approved .

ojeriakhij:
My gf is coming this year’s December we’re getting married and I’ll be starting the CR-1 visa I really wanna know what’s up with it and is it that long to process?? 1 year?? And I really hope to see peoples CR-1 interview transcripts thanks
Re: USA Spousal Visa Process/ K3 Visa by davido05: 12:51am On Aug 04, 2019
Waiting processing time

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