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Do I have to marry in US on a K-1 Visa?

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My fiance lives in the UK and I live here in the states. We are applying for a K-1 Visa, as he intends to come over here to live. But does that mean we have to get married in the US?

I was thinking about getting married on a cruise ship traveling from my parents (Florida) to his parents (Southamtpon). Everyone would only have to fly one direction (easier for the older generation, which on both sides insists on attending) and forcing allowing the families to get to know each other.

Is this possible to do on a K-1?

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Must get married in US with K-1.

You have two choices with the cruise -- call the cruise line and see if you get married on the ship if it is registered as a US marriage, and if so, then K-1 probably works.

But much easier to just get married on the cruise, and then immediately file for CR-1.

Edited by AlmostDoneWhew

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K-1 is a one entry visa. Yes a K-1 visa means you have to get married in the states, that's the point of a K-1. If you got married out at seas...even if it's considered U.S. on the ship, and docked in the U.K. or whatever. How does intend to get back into the U.S. since he would no longer be authorized under the K-1 visa?

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My fiance lives in the UK and I live here in the states. We are applying for a K-1 Visa, as he intends to come over here to live. But does that mean we have to get married in the US?

I was thinking about getting married on a cruise ship traveling from my parents (Florida) to his parents (Southamtpon).

You may have not understood all the aspects of a K1.

A k1 has the right for a one time entry to the states, to get married and then given permission to apply for a green card.

Your fiance CAN NOT LEAVE, without advance parole which takes 30-90 days to process AFTER MARRIAGE.

therefore your fiance will not be able to get back into the states if on a cruise to southampton.


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