Am I wrong but does the K1 Visa process seem to be moving prettyyyyy slow this year . My fianc and I have known each other for six years now and have been dating a year. After a few attempts of the B1/B2 Visa (solely for the purpose of spending time with each other)and it being denied , we finally decided we wanted to be married anyway so why further prolong the courtship . We filed back in August and received the NOA1 just two days after sending it to USCIS Texas .
We were extremely excited and ready to begin our beautiful journey and immediately started planning our wedding, apartment details and even furnishings . Well as the months continue to grow it is beginning to get harder and harder. This process has definitely put a serious toll on our engagement and not being able to see him 5 Months now is painful. Christmas is in the air and it gets really depressing especially the thoughts of not beginning the year with your fianc at your side .
I m wondering why has the process become so long . A 5-6 month process has now become a 8month - 1 year process. This is ridiculous! The main reason the K1 Visa was invented is to not only have the alien fianc be eligible to marry and live with their spouse , but to also be with the love of their life. Why put people through all of this ? It is totally unfair ! Having movie and dinner dates are not memorable over the phone every time . I understand there is an order and process BUT how about working with us for your sake and ours .
How about hiring new Consulars or Clerks or Staff in general to assist with the obvious backlog of cases . Develop a program that can navigate the countries that has the most filers and in need of extra attention for legal purposes etc . Come on people it s just a couple weeks shy of 2018. There are gonna be more filers added on to the existing ones. You get to go home to your family, spouse etc . Think about the K1 filers on bending knees every night asking God to help them receive another notice soon .
This post may never get the eye or attention from the respective representatives of USCIS and I m for the record not stating that the information and their job is an easy process , however I do suggest regardless of President elects or immigration laws or even general staff shortage please be more mindful of what you guys are doing.
My fianc told me trust in him America is well organized, professional and orderly. Then why such a drastic change in the process? Recruiting new staff not easy??? Ahhhh I think not ! There are millions of people out there looking for a good Government job.
Military wives and administrators are also a great suggestion for such delicate information being provided to USCIS . I have been on this journey for sometime now fighting to be with the love of my life, finally feeling complete and finally seeing why God waited for the right time to bring us together.
But, instead of being able to take care of my sick fianc I have to watch him on a screen and try to be humble enough to be afforded to at least have some visual of him. What was suppose to be a beautiful time in our lives has turned out to be the most torturous thing ever. Thank you USCIS .
Signed - The Grinch
Happy Holidays to those that made it though the end . May God continue to guide you and your Fianc till the very end and beyond.