Jump to content
S_Flores

Getting Married But Have Received The Receipt Notice Already for the K-1 Visa

8 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hello, we have submitted all the requirements for the Fiance Visa last July 2017. We have received the Receipt Notice after 2 weeks.

 

I am currently in the Middle East for work. This is where we met, btw. But he had to go back to the US after one year of dating. 

 

Anyway, I will be back in the Philippines for vacation on December. My fiance told me that he wants to get married in the Philippines while I'm on vacation. 

 

And of course, I want that because it's been months since we last saw each other.

 

Has anyone done this? Can we just change status of our application? From Fiance to Spouse Visa? And how long would it take for it to be processed and approved?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can't just change status. 

1. Withdraw the k1 petition. 

2. File the cr1 spouse visa petition. New fee of course. 

3. The process takes about 12 months before you can move to the USA. 


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Roel said:

You can't just change status. 

1. Withdraw the k1 petition. 

2. File the cr1 spouse visa petition. New fee of course. 

3. The process takes about 12 months before you can move to the USA. 

Oh no. So it means we will have to wait longer if we decided to get married? So the best option is for us to wait until our Fiance Visa has been approved then?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@S_Flores it is better to continue your k1 application since it only takes roughly around 7 months. I am also from the philippines and is currently working here in UAE. My case took 6 months total. I will have my interview on october 9.


K1 Visa Issued:             10-10-2017

----------------------------------------------------

AOS


I-485 Sent :                    01-16-2018

USCIS Received Date:  01-22-2018

Notice Date:                   01-25-2018

Biometrics Appt:           02-20-2018

Interview Appt:              05-07-2018 (Approved on the spot)

I-797 Notice:                  05-08-2018

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@S_Flores Wait are you going back to the philippines for your interview or you will have it here in UAE?


K1 Visa Issued:             10-10-2017

----------------------------------------------------

AOS


I-485 Sent :                    01-16-2018

USCIS Received Date:  01-22-2018

Notice Date:                   01-25-2018

Biometrics Appt:           02-20-2018

Interview Appt:              05-07-2018 (Approved on the spot)

I-797 Notice:                  05-08-2018

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, S_Flores said:

Oh no. So it means we will have to wait longer if we decided to get married? So the best option is for us to wait until our Fiance Visa has been approved then?

If you guys decided to continue with the K-1 visa application, please do not get married just yet. K-1 is for you to get married upon your entry into the US, not outside. 


For my I-129F and K-1 detailed timelines, please refer to my timeline page :)

 

AOS + EAD + AP

Spoiler

1 March 2018 (Thu): FedEx 2-Day 10.30 AM to Chicago, IL.
5 March 2017 (Fri): Delivered to Chicago, IL. <Signed for by: J. Chyba>
10 March 2018 (Sat): NOA1 hardcopy's date.
12 March 2018 (Mon): Check cashed.
13 March 2018 (Tue): Received text and e-mail notifications.
16 March 2018 (Fri): NOA1 hardcopy via normal mail.

16 March 2018 (Fri):: Biometrics appointment letter's date.

22 March 2018 (Thu): Biometrics appointment letter via normal mail.

5 April 2018 (Thu): Biometrics appointment at 9.00 am.

 

AOS Updates Post-Biometrics

19 July 2018 (Thu): Text and email notifications stating that as of 17 July 2018, case is ready to be scheduled for an interview and a notice will follow.

 

EAD + AP Updates Post-Biometrics

6 August 2018 (Mon): NOA2 hardcopy's date.

6 August 2018 (Mon): Text and e-mail notifications received. New card is ordered and being produced.

9 August 2018 (Thu): Text and e-mail notifications received. Card is picked up by USPS.

10 August 2018 (Fri): NOA2 hardcopy via normal mail.

11 August 2018 (Sat): Combo card sent from Lee's Summit, MO via Priority Mail and no signature was required at delivery. Mailman dropped it in the mailbox like regular mails.

** Approved in 158 days **

 

 

If you require my attention or response in the public forum, please quote or tag me in your post as I have turned off the auto-follow function. 

My VJ inbox is always open too. I'm happy to share what I know or assist where I can.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, jaybeltisroy said:

@S_Flores Wait are you going back to the philippines for your interview or you will have it here in UAE?

Just for vacation. My interview has not yet been scheduled.

6 minutes ago, jaybeltisroy said:

@S_Flores it is better to continue your k1 application since it only takes roughly around 7 months. I am also from the philippines and is currently working here in UAE. My case took 6 months total. I will have my interview on october 9.

WOW! Good luck!!! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, S_Flores said:

Just for vacation. My interview has not yet been scheduled.

WOW! Good luck!!! :)

Thanks :D


K1 Visa Issued:             10-10-2017

----------------------------------------------------

AOS


I-485 Sent :                    01-16-2018

USCIS Received Date:  01-22-2018

Notice Date:                   01-25-2018

Biometrics Appt:           02-20-2018

Interview Appt:              05-07-2018 (Approved on the spot)

I-797 Notice:                  05-08-2018

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×