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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: India
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Why are we all doing fiance visas as opposed to marriage visas? Please let me know..

i did it because my whole family is here.. we did a nice engagement ceremony there...

When I went to the embassy during a visit, I spoke to the senior CO, since they denied our relationship and she said well if this is a real relationship.. just get married. .and i told her.. yes but I want my whole family there and all my bros and sisters and uncles and cousins are in the US or Canada.. and it is easier to get married there.. and that we agreed to do an engagement ceremony here for some of her family and the rest of her family lives in US and Canada as well.. she then said oh ok...

Wondering why everyone else is doing a fiance visa?


K1 Visa Timeline :

07-27-2007- Sent out I-129f

08-07-2007 : Received NOA1

12-23-2007 : NOA2 approved

12-27-2007 : NVC Received

01-10-2008 : Case forwarded to New Delhi Embassy by NVC.

01-14-2008 : New Delhi Embassy received our file from NVC.

01-24-2008 : Submitted Packet 3 at New Delhi Embassy.

02-06-2008 : Submitted docs at VFS.

02-21-2008 : Interview- visa was approved pending security.

02-25-2008 : Called NVC and they said Visa is approved. VFS- they didnt get it yet.

02-27-2008: Visa in HAND!!!!

03-08-2007: Arrived at POE(JFK)

May 12-2008- Got the Marriage License

May 19-2008- Married!!!

AOS

06-06-2008 Mailed out AOS

06-08-2008 Delivered to Lockbox

06-16-2008 NOA for EAD, AP, AOS(dated June 12)

06-28-2008 Biometrics done!

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To make my family happy


Love timeline:

??? 2003 -------> Started chatting regularly, became good friends

Nov 2004 -------> Fell in love

Jan 2006 -------> Met (in person) for first time

Apr 2008 -------> Wedding

Jun 2008 -------> Closed on house together

K-1 timeline:

Jun 11, 2007 -------> I-129f sent

Mar 20, 2008 -------> Visa in hand

AoS/EAD/AP timeline:

Apr 26, 2008 -------> Wedding

Apr 28, 2008 -------> Filed (forms mailed)

Apr 30, 2008 -------> Forms received by USCIS

May 06, 2008 -------> Cashed check posted to account

May 10, 2008 -------> NOA1 received for EAD, AP, and AoS

May 10, 2008 -------> Biometrics appt date received

May 28, 2008 -------> Biometrics for EAD & AoS

Jun 11, 2008 -------> AoS case transferred to CSC

Jul 05, 2008 -------> AP Approval

Jul 09, 2008 -------> EAD approval

Jul 14, 2008 -------> EAD and AP received

Jul 17, 2008 -------> AoS approved (card production ordered)

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: India
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To make my family happy

cool.. me too.. thats what i meant.. my whole family is here.. and they wanted to be at the ceremony...


K1 Visa Timeline :

07-27-2007- Sent out I-129f

08-07-2007 : Received NOA1

12-23-2007 : NOA2 approved

12-27-2007 : NVC Received

01-10-2008 : Case forwarded to New Delhi Embassy by NVC.

01-14-2008 : New Delhi Embassy received our file from NVC.

01-24-2008 : Submitted Packet 3 at New Delhi Embassy.

02-06-2008 : Submitted docs at VFS.

02-21-2008 : Interview- visa was approved pending security.

02-25-2008 : Called NVC and they said Visa is approved. VFS- they didnt get it yet.

02-27-2008: Visa in HAND!!!!

03-08-2007: Arrived at POE(JFK)

May 12-2008- Got the Marriage License

May 19-2008- Married!!!

AOS

06-06-2008 Mailed out AOS

06-08-2008 Delivered to Lockbox

06-16-2008 NOA for EAD, AP, AOS(dated June 12)

06-28-2008 Biometrics done!

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Why are we all doing fiance visas as opposed to marriage visas? Please let me know..

i did it because my whole family is here.. we did a nice engagement ceremony there...

When I went to the embassy during a visit, I spoke to the senior CO, since they denied our relationship and she said well if this is a real relationship.. just get married. .and i told her.. yes but I want my whole family there and all my bros and sisters and uncles and cousins are in the US or Canada.. and it is easier to get married there.. and that we agreed to do an engagement ceremony here for some of her family and the rest of her family lives in US and Canada as well.. she then said oh ok...

Wondering why everyone else is doing a fiance visa?

We're doing the fiancee visa because for us it's the faster and less expensive route. Russia makes it tough for a foreigner to marry in country, and it would have required another trip on my part. Also K-3 visas were taking a lot longer than K-1's back when I applied. I think they're still taking on average a month or so longer.

We will most likely return to Russia after we're married and do something for her family.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany
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There were two factors why we eventually decided to the K1-route.

1. We didn't want to get married and then be apart going through the K3 process. Getting married in the US while I'm there under the VWP program was not an option for us either since we believe in doing things the legal way.

2. My fiance has his own business and stronger family/social ties compared to me. That's why it was clear for us that we would live in the US rather than him packing up and live in some other country (i've been relocating lots due to my job over the past years, so I never really settled anywhere).


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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We did the fiance visa because I did not have the financial resources to make another trip to India. :no:


***Nagaraju & Eileen***
K1 (Fiance Visa)
Oct 18, 2006: NOA1
Feb 8, 2007: NOA2
April 13, 2007: INTERVIEW in Chennai -Approved
May 25, 2007: USA Arrival! EAD at JFK
June 15, 2007: Married
AOS (Adjustment of Status)
June 21, 2007: AOS/EAD Submitted
Sept 18, 2007: AOS Interview - APPROVED!!
ROC (Removing of Conditions)
June 23, 2009: Sent in I-751 packet
Sept 11, 2009: APPROVED!!
Sept 18, 2009: Received 10-year Green Card!

Naturalization
July 15, 2010: Sent N-400 packet
July 23, 2010: NOA Notice date
Oct 15, 2010: Citizenship Interview - Passed!
Nov 15, 2010: Oath Ceremony in Fresno, CA
Nov 24, 2010: Did SSN and Applied for Passport
Dec 6, 2010: Passport Arrives
Dec 7, 2010: Sent for Indian Passport Surrender Certificate
Dec 27, 2010: Surrender Certificate Arrives
Jan 3, 2011: Sent for Overseas Citizenship of India Card
March 1, 2011: Received OCI card!

Divorce

Feb 2015:​ Found out he was cheating (prostitutes / escorts)

​May 2015: Divorce Final

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We did the fiance visa because we didn't really know what else there was out there. We weren't married so it seemed to be the logical choice for us. We've had to consider other options based on our early naivety but yeah - in short it was the only one we knew anything about, it was supposed to take 6-7 months to complete the whole process when we filed and the K3 is supposed to take a year or so (at least back in July).


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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We didn't want to get married and then be separated. Plus Mark's family are more religious than mine - so it's more important for them to attend a formal wedding than it is for my family (and I've been married before). Mark's family all live near each other and they are very close. He also has both sets of grandparents still, whereas mine died some years ago... all of which has also been a large factor in our deciding to live in Kansas rather than him moving to live here with me.

If we got refused for some reason (or the process got horribly delayed again) we'd probably get married here and then visit back and forth while exploring other options but it's not ideal and we'd only consider that because we want to start trying for a baby sometime in the next two years and neither of us wants to have a child outside of marriage.


Settling into married life

Waiting on the EAD, AP, and AOS

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