Frequently Asked Questions - K-3 Visa

DOMA and Same-sex Marriages
New GC for my wife and child

Apply for their green card and shoot for a K-3 visa simultaneously.

K-3 Visa

Once the I-130 is approved and consulate is notified of the approval, they will not issue a K-3. They expect us to wait for the green card approval.

I-130 approved,can k3 be filed?

From what I recall, K-3 can be approved at the consulate only until they do not receive official notification of the approval from USCIS. I think it may be too late for your mother. She will probably need to wait for her green card now. That is likely to be quicker than a K-3 at this point, anyway.