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Working abroad while the K-1 is being processed

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Hello,

I am currently living in Bulgaria and my fiance is all the way in USA and he will file the K-1 visa documents in a few days and then I will make my timeline, yay! :)

My question is, since the K-1 requires a lot of time to be processed, is it possible for me to go work abroad and when the date for the interview is set, I will go home at once (I will quit my job at once if I have to) and take the visa? Or does the K-1 process requires you to be in your native country at all times while it is being processed?

Many Thanks

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Our K1 journey so far:

Service Center : California Service Center (We were lucky. They are lighting fast.)

Consulate : Bulgaria

I-129F Sent : 2015-09-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2015-09-17

I-129F RFE(s) : None (Praise the Lord and my fiance for being awesome with documents, unlike me) :)

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-10-15 :dancing: :joy: ( 37 days after sending the petition we got NOA2 )

NVC Received : 2015-10-22

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2015-11-02

NVC Left : 2015-11-04

Consulate Received : 2015-11-13

Packet 3 Received : 2015-11-16 Brown Slip

Interview Date : 2015-12-07 APPROVED!!! (L)

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Unless there's been a recent change, a K-1 visa only takes about six months to process so not very long at all. But if you still wanna move abroad during that time, that's fine. Usually, you have your interview in your country of residence, unless requesting otherwise.


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Unless there's been a recent change, a K-1 visa only takes about six months to process so not very long at all. But if you still wanna move abroad during that time, that's fine. Usually, you have your interview in your country of residence, unless requesting otherwise.

Thanks for the reply.

Yes, I only want to work abroad (Western Europe) until the visa is ready. Once the date for the interview arrives, I will quit and come home at once for its interview.

My only worry is that suddenly a document will be required that I would have to send to the embassy myself. Although my father will be home and he could send anything anyways.

So I am free to travel and stay abroad while the visa is being processed?

And also, usually how many days do they give to prepare for the interview? is it like "You have to come tomorrow otherwise all is kaput" or they give you a couple of weeks? Many Thanks.

Edited by Stefany

Our K1 journey so far:

Service Center : California Service Center (We were lucky. They are lighting fast.)

Consulate : Bulgaria

I-129F Sent : 2015-09-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2015-09-17

I-129F RFE(s) : None (Praise the Lord and my fiance for being awesome with documents, unlike me) :)

I-129F NOA2 : 2015-10-15 :dancing: :joy: ( 37 days after sending the petition we got NOA2 )

NVC Received : 2015-10-22

Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2015-11-02

NVC Left : 2015-11-04

Consulate Received : 2015-11-13

Packet 3 Received : 2015-11-16 Brown Slip

Interview Date : 2015-12-07 APPROVED!!! (L)

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Here's the reply from one of US embassy...

After you receive the paperwork from the US how long does it take for you to contact fiancée? How much time do you give her to come for interview (weeks, month(s))?

Answer:It depends on our workload. It might take from 1 day up to 2 weeks and fiancées usually have 3-5 weeks to prepare their documents before they come to the interview.


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