I am a active duty military person and a citizen. I had applied the I-130 for my wife in Aug 2001 (as a Green Card Holder), Receipt date of Aug 17, 2001. I became a citizen this month. I faxed and mailed a copy of my naturalization certificate to the California Service Center so that they can upgrade the petition. What i would like to know is that when they upgrade the petition will the priority date stay the same as Aug 17, 2001 in the Immediate relative category or not? My next question is that how long does it actually take to get a visa from the embassy once it has been processed from the service center?
I have been told that my wife can get the K3 visa in about 5/6 months. So if the I-130 processing is going to take longer then i can apply for the K3 visa. This is the reason that i am thinking which course to take to get my wife over here. If anyone can help me in this matter, your advise/help in greatly appreciated.