I-129F Petition Thailand: K-3 Visas and NVC Administrative Closing After February 1, 2010
K3 Visas are a preferred visa class used by some married couples who wish to search expedited immigration advantages for the United States. Just lately, the Nationwide Visa Center, an agency underneath the jurisdiction of the American State Department, made an important discover about I-129f petitions used for Ok-three visas:
"Necessary Notice: Efficient February 1st, 2010, when both the I-129F petition for a nonimmigrant Ok visa and the I-130 petition for an IR-1 (or CR-1) partner of a U.S. citizen visa have been approved by USCIS and despatched to the Nationwide Visa Middle (NVC), the provision as well as the necessity for a nonimmigrant Ok-3 visa ends. If the NVC receives each petitions:
The nonimmigrant Okay visa will probably be administratively closed. The application course of defined below won't be relevant and can't be used.
The NVC will contact the petitioner and you with instructions for processing your IR-1 (or CR-1) immigrant visa. For extra information on the immigrant visa process evaluation the Immigrant Visa for a Partner webpage. If the NVC doesn't obtain your I-a hundred thirty petition and I-129F at the same time, the NVC will course of your I-129F petition. Then NVC will ship the petition to the embassy or consulate in the nation where the wedding passed off. In case your marriage passed off in the U.S., the NVC will send the petition to the embassy or consulate that issues visas in your nation of nationality. If your marriage passed off in a rustic that doesn't have an American embassy, or the embassy doesn't situation visas, the NVC will ship your petition to the embassy or consulate that usually processes visas for residents of that country. For example, if your marriage came about in Iran the place the U.S. does not have an embassy your petition can be sent to Turkey." [cited from: http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=31340]
What does this announcement imply in real phrases? Upon the date of the unique publication of this text, america Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is processing I-a hundred thirty petitions very effectively. The upshot of this somewhat quick adjudication course of is that I-130 applications are sometimes arriving either prior to their I-129f companion petition or at simultaneously. Ought to this occur, the I-129F utility will probably be "administratively closed" and the couple could have no selection but to hunt both an IR1 visa or a CR1 visa.
As long as the USCIS is processing an I-a hundred thirty petition in the identical period of time as an I-129f software, the K3 marriage visa is troublesome to acquire as a result of the supplemental I-129F petition will be administratively closed if it will get to the National Visa Middle on the identical time or after the I-one hundred thirty petition.