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Hello everyone.

I just began the K-1 Visa process. My fiance is from Kherson, Ukraine. I went to law school with her sister here in the States. A fellow attorney and coworker is from the Ukraine and also friends with my fiance's sister. My fiance's sister also used to work in the same place I work. Long story short, I was set up (in a good way) by many people. I began talking to my fiance in January, and by May I was visiting her in Odessa, Ukraine. It was such a beautiful place, and I had a great time.

I'm incredibly nervous that I will mess something up and get the visa denied. My fiance is from Kherson, and I have heard women from that area are somewhat blacklisted. My fiance has been denied a tourist visa twice. Her sister and nephew live here, and she just wanted to see her family. Her mother has come here on a tourist visa, but they won't let me fiance in the country on a tourist visa.

Any advice? I can't help but think the previous two denials will cause some red flags. I care about her immensely, and I know both of us will be devastated if the government does not allow us to be together.

Attached is us at the Odessa Theater. It was the most beautiful building I have ever stepped foot in.

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Welcome to VJ.

Being denied a tourist visa due to lack of ties to your country/possible immigrant intent has no impact on getting a K-1, since a K-1 visa has immigrant intent.

Check out the guides here, and the forum dedicated to the K-1 Process.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Hello everyone.

I just began the K-1 Visa process. My fiance is from Kherson, Ukraine. I went to law school with her sister here in the States. A fellow attorney and coworker is from the Ukraine and also friends with my fiance's sister. My fiance's sister also used to work in the same place I work. Long story short, I was set up (in a good way) by many people. I began talking to my fiance in January, and by May I was visiting her in Odessa, Ukraine. It was such a beautiful place, and I had a great time.

I'm incredibly nervous that I will mess something up and get the visa denied. My fiance is from Kherson, and I have heard women from that area are somewhat blacklisted. My fiance has been denied a tourist visa twice. Her sister and nephew live here, and she just wanted to see her family. Her mother has come here on a tourist visa, but they won't let me fiance in the country on a tourist visa.

Any advice? I can't help but think the previous two denials will cause some red flags. I care about her immensely, and I know both of us will be devastated if the government does not allow us to be together.

Attached is us at the Odessa Theater. It was the most beautiful building I have ever stepped foot in.

1474573_351398581717344_3432917913419414

Follow the guides at the top and load up on evidence. Tourist denials will have no bearing on her K-1.

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Welcome to the forum.


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Welcome to the forum. If you have country-specific questions, scroll for relevant threads or post your own new thread in the Russia, Ukraine, & Belarus regional forum.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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