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How hard is Turkey?

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My K-1 with a Ukrainian fiance blew up recently. Look in RUB for the details if you are interested. I am one of the few guys who could not make it through the famously easy Kiev embassy. While my case was marginal, I am extremely bitter that the Kiev embassy did not give me the chance to work it out in the USA.

 

Back in 2015, I met this incredible woman as my AirBnB hostess in Istanbul. She is probably 25 years younger than me as a secular Muslim. Every time she shows up in Facebook, my heart jumps. I have no idea if she would be interested in me. But she is still single. 

 

Given 1) I am not going to become a Muslim and 2) I do everything right this time per the relationship fascists at Department of State, 3)and the lady is willing (I have absolutely no idea if she is interested - it was incredibly relaxed and fun when my Ukrainian GF was arriving the next day and she is smart and cute as a bunny - all I know so far.). What are my chances in Turkey?

 

Thanks

 

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Your chances are probably worse than your previous attempt at a K1.  If it turns out that there is "magic" between the two of you, you would be better off retiring and moving there.


USCIS

Married: 08/12/2016

I-130 sent: 08/16/2016

NOA1: 08/18/2016

Received email 09/19/2016 that I-130 was approved 09/17/2016.

On 09/21/2016, I-130 approval date changed to 09/19/2016.

I-130 approved: 09/19/2016

Received hard copy NOA2: 09/23/2016

Sent to NVC: 10/11/2016 No text or email from USCIS. Had to log into USCIS account to find out.

NVC

NVC Received: 10/18/2016

Case # and IIN#: 10/27/2016

Choice of Agent -DS-261: 10/27/2016

AOS Fee Invoiced: 10/29/2016

AOS Fee Paid: 10/29/2016

DS-261 reviewed over the phone: 10/31/2016

IV Fee Invoiced: 11/02/2016

IV Fee Paid: 11/02/2016

DS-260 Completed: 11/04/2016

Sent AOS & IV Package: 11/03/2016

Scan Date: 11/07/2016

RFE: 11/09/2016 (NVC wants I-864 instead of I-864EZ)

RFE Response Submittal: 11/09/2016

Case Complete by phone call: 11/10/2016

Case Complete by email: 11/18/2016

Interview Appointment letter by email: 12/01/2016

Left NVC: 12/02/2016

Embassy

Case Ready at Embassy: 12/05/2016

Case Ready and "touched" at Embassy" 12/16/2016

Medical Date: 12/21/2016 Sputum testing required so this sets us back at least a few months.

Interview Date: 01/04/2017  Interview went well.  We are in "administrative Processing" until negative Sputum Test result is received in March.  The consulate will then issue the Immigrant Visa. So there is nothing further for us to do.  We agreed to have the consulate cancel My wife's B1/B2 visa from an older passport and it was stamped "cancelled without prejudice".  We did this now so she would not have to go back to the consulate to have it done later.

Visa Issued:  03/07/2017

Visa in Hand: 03/08/2017

POE:  03/29/2017 Charlotte, NC  Processed quickly at airport (about 20 minutes with CBP) and was not even asked any questions.

Social Security Card:  Received 04/07/2017 (processed through CBP at POE)

Green Card Issued:  4/19/2017

 

Removal of Conditions

File ROC (I-751):  eligible 12/29/2018

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AirBnB operates in the US, perhaps you could find a host nearer to home.

 

If you are not Muslim you would need to convert as she can not marry an infidel..


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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