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First Time Applying for K1 HELP!

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Hello All,

I'm starting to fill out my paperwork for my Fiancé's K1 process, I'm in need of help. We are both guys and I'm so excited, but its a lot to do. I'm the petitioner, I live in NY and he's in Dominican Republic. If anyone has done this before in Dominican Republic or a Same sex K1, that would be great! Please help, tips, advice Anything. I need support! We tried getting him a Tourist visa back in August, and it was denied then he got a Contract for a J-1 and he was denied twice in a two weeks period, we are tired of the distance and we decided to do the K1 if anyone could help that would be awesome. Anything is appreciated.

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Welcome to the forum.

A good place to start is to :guides: easily accessible at the top of the forum page. In particular, the step-by-step K1 Guide, and the K1 Flowchart:

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow

That is likely enough for now. Be sure to stop in at the Caribbean Regional Forum for DR-specific info.

Good luck on your immigration journey.


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The only difference with a same sex k1 is that you have to include the state you're marrying in with proof that they allow same sex marriage.

Everything else is just like anyone else would do this.

So just follow the guides and you'll be sweeeet ?

Edited by Cody and Daisy

My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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The only difference with a same sex k1 is that you have to include the state you're marrying in with proof that they allow same sex marriage.

Everything else is just like anyone else would do this.

So just follow the guides and you'll be sweeeet ?

Hey Thanks for the advice I'm ready to send everything, just a little scared of time.

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Hey Thanks for the advice I'm ready to send everything, just a little scared of time.

Normally I would say because you're New York and your petition would be going to Texas service centre that you have a long wait ahead of you.

But at the moment it seems as though those going to TSC are instead getting routed to he California service centre which processes applications a lot faster, this can be anywhere from a week to two months.

So I'd say aim for 6 months processing, and hopefully it'll be less.

Edited by Cody and Daisy

My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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