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I have been looking at processing times, and what I looked at seemed to indicate that the K-3 visa is moving as fast as the k-1

Im trying to decide whether to marry my fiance in the Philippines or to bring her here on a k-1

We would prefer a marriage over there... even if it took an extra month or two for her to get here.

Any thoughts from anyone on this????

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Lately it does seem they've been taking pretty much the same ammount of time, so I guess your decision should be based on what it's best for you two. What kind of marriage you two want, whom you want to be there, who can come, etc. and decide if you want to get married in US or the Philipines. Decide that and you'll have also decided which route is best for you. ;)


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At the time that we filed, the K1 was faster. We also knew that we could bear the time apart a lot easier before we were married than after. Once we were married, we didn't want to ever be separated, so that made our decision to go the K1 route an easy one.

Best wishes,

Jen


8-30-05 Met David at a restaurant in Germany

3-28-06 David 'officially' proposed

4-26-06 I-129F mailed

9-25-06 Interview: APPROVED!

10-16-06 Flt to US, POE Detroit

11-5-06 Married

7-2-07 Green card received

9-12-08 Filed for divorce

12-5-08 Court hearing - divorce final

A great marriage is not when the "perfect couple" comes together.

It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

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Am I missing something here or did you just post about your wife leaving you ?

Uh... yeah.... with all of these posts, I didn't make the connection...

Hmmm...

Wifey #2??

Wow.


8-30-05 Met David at a restaurant in Germany

3-28-06 David 'officially' proposed

4-26-06 I-129F mailed

9-25-06 Interview: APPROVED!

10-16-06 Flt to US, POE Detroit

11-5-06 Married

7-2-07 Green card received

9-12-08 Filed for divorce

12-5-08 Court hearing - divorce final

A great marriage is not when the "perfect couple" comes together.

It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

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:huh: i'm confused, does he have a fiance in Philippines? did his wife just dump him? or both? :lol:

US Embassy Manila website. bringing your spouse/fiancee to USA

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3204.html

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:huh: i'm confused, does he have a fiance in Philippines? did his wife just dump him? or both? :lol:

Sounds like both... perhaps we have uncovered the reason for the 'dumping'.

If that's the case... good luck with that new petition, OP.


8-30-05 Met David at a restaurant in Germany

3-28-06 David 'officially' proposed

4-26-06 I-129F mailed

9-25-06 Interview: APPROVED!

10-16-06 Flt to US, POE Detroit

11-5-06 Married

7-2-07 Green card received

9-12-08 Filed for divorce

12-5-08 Court hearing - divorce final

A great marriage is not when the "perfect couple" comes together.

It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

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:huh: i'm confused, does he have a fiance in Philippines? did his wife just dump him? or both? :lol:

Sounds like both... perhaps we have uncovered the reason for the 'dumping'.

If that's the case... good luck with that new petition, OP.

a little bit of advise Jackpot, better not go for K Visa, don't think you'll get a waiver. you also might want to get divorced before marrying again.

cha ching :lol:


US Embassy Manila website. bringing your spouse/fiancee to USA

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3204.html

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Am I missing something here or did you just post about your wife leaving you ?

good catch!


US Embassy Manila website. bringing your spouse/fiancee to USA

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3204.html

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Hilarious!!! :lol::lol::lol: I read the 'removal of conditions after my wife left me' post too and didn't connect the dots...

Somebody needs :help:


B and J K-1 story

  • April 2004 met online
  • July 16, 2006 Met in person on her birthday in United Arab Emirates
  • August 4, 2006 sent certified mail I-129F packet Neb SC
  • August 9, 2006 NOA1
  • August 21, 2006 received NOA1 in mail
  • October 4, 5, 7, 13 & 17 2006 Touches! 50 day address change... Yes Judith is beautiful, quit staring at her passport photo and approve us!!! Shaming works! LOL
  • October 13, 2006 NOA2! November 2, 2006 NOA2? Huh? NVC already processed and sent us on to Abu Dhabi Consulate!
  • February 12, 2007 Abu Dhabi Interview SUCCESS!!! February 14 Visa in hand!
  • March 6, 2007 she is here!
  • MARCH 14, 2007 WE ARE MARRIED!!!
  • May 5, 2007 Sent AOS/EAD packet
  • May 11, 2007 NOA1 AOS/EAD
  • June 7, 2007 Biometrics appointment
  • June 8, 2007 first post biometrics touch, June 11, next touch...
  • August 1, 2007 AOS Interview! APPROVED!! EAD APPROVED TOO...
  • August 6, 2007 EAD card and Welcome Letter received!
  • August 13, 2007 GREEN CARD received!!! 375 days since mailing the I-129F!

    Remove Conditions:

  • May 1, 2009 first day to file
  • May 9, 2009 mailed I-751 to USCIS CS

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yeah i got to chatting with someone after the wife left... and I havent decided anything.. I was just kicking around the options.. and of course I would be divorced before I filed for a visa

I have been looking at processing times, and what I looked at seemed to indicate that the K-3 visa is moving as fast as the k-1

Im trying to decide whether to marry my fiance in the Philippines or to bring her here on a k-1

We would prefer a marriage over there... even if it took an extra month or two for her to get here.

Any thoughts from anyone on this????

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