So to start off..
I am in the Army and I met my fiance while I was in S.Korea on tour, We became a couple on May 17th of 2014, we dated for several months and she came with me while I was on leave in September to meet my family and visit the US for the first time ever while I was on leave, I decided to pop the question and she gladly accepted! Before she left back to S.Korea we talked about filing for a K1 visa and move a few months down the road~
I submitted a K1 packet for my fiance to immigration back on November 29th to the Dallas lock-box and I never heard anything, So I called sometime in January and it seems the case was accepted for NOA1 on December 3rd, it just seems that my unit loved to send mail back to the sender quite often.
Well we are here almost in June and have yet to receive any updates on our case at all! and it seems that some people have had there cases accepted even after mailing a month after me.
The base I am stationed at (Fort Hood) has this monthly meeting from USCIS where people applying for immigration and visa's can have a One on One with an USCIS representative..
After waiting my number was finally called and I got to talk to the USCIS Rep. I asked him a few questions and I mentioned that it has been 6 months going onto 7 since I filled for K1 and we have not heard a single thing..and he said the most boggling thing that made sense..
He suggested have her come over on an ESTA and get married.
I then asked what about the 30/60/90 rule, and he went on to tell me not to worry about it
"You could get married Day her feet touch ground and apply for green card same day"
I inquired about what if immigration ends up finding out and try to send her back form which he told me that
"Immigration hardly messes with military, if she was to land and marry some Joe whom worked at a McDonalds, right away then they would think something is up"
So, what I am asking VJ has anyone whom already applied for a K1 went ahead and just got married on an ESTA?