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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Hi all-very glad i discovered this forum. its been tremendous help so far just learning all the lingo/ropes.

OK: We are: engaged as of Dec 30th- he lives in Canada (BC) I live in WA, USA

Wedding is May 10th.

Original plan: I would move north and we start out up there. Get on our feet financially, then the plan is to come back to the US asap.

(We've been under the impression that it takes longer for him to come this way, than it does for me to go there first)

My boss brought up a good point however.(He doesn't want to lose his only employee and so has been throwing options at me) He asked why we haven't considered getting married by justice of peace so that my fiance can begin paperwork to move here. My question is if its even feasible for me to think that he may have paperwork somewhat began so that he could possibly move down here within a short amount of time after our wedding? And other questions too- would he HAVE to live up there and I here if we go that route? I know there is a ton of sites that I can get info off of as far as timelines for certain applications/forms, but I wondered if there was a general opin on our situation, beings as you's are obviously much for experienced with all this... and my boss wants an answer by the end of the week as to whether or not I plan to move, hence the urgent post here

There are obviously other factors involved here too- he has his own construction business there and construction is slow here currently, I have a good job, but cannot support us both here etc etc.

And so, I am tempted to stick with our original plan, but fiance has a few cousins who've been in our situation and been able to live in Canada for just a short while, even 2 months, and then they moved to the states. ( and I don't think that his cousins did the marriage by justice of peace thing to get the ball rolling. )

Is there something I'm missing ? :wacko: thanks for any input!!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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Time lines are your friends: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list...da&dfile=No

If you absolutely need to set a wedding date, why not marry first and then file for a spousal visa.

Don't set a wedding date until you have the K-1 visa in hand.


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
Timeline
Time lines are your friends: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list...da&dfile=No

If you absolutely need to set a wedding date, why not marry first and then file for a spousal visa.

Don't set a wedding date until you have the K-1 visa in hand.

thx : ) the spousal visa being the K-3/CR-1, right?


01/04/2014 I-130,I-485,I-765,I-131 package mailed via Certified Priority mail USPS

01/07/2014 I-130,I-485,I-765,I-131 package received Chicago Lockbox (DAY 1)
01/11/2014 NOA's received (DAY 4)
01/17/2014 ASC Biometrics Letter Received - appointment set for 01/31/2014 (Day 10)
01/21/2014 Requested expedited processing of I-765 via Call Centre (Day 14)
01/22/2014 Requested assistance from congresswoman for I-765 processing (Day 15)
01/23/2014 Received request via email for proof of emergent situation from USCIS (Day 16)
01/25/2014 Faxed requested documents to USCIS (DAY 18)
01/28/2014 Received email from USCIS denying expedited request (DAY 21)
01/28/2014 Followed up with congresswoman, they will contact USCIS by end of week (DAY 21)

01/31/2014 Biometrics appointment, Portland ASC (DAY 24)

02/13/2014 Congresswoman's office notified us that EAD has been approved, case status now "Card Production" (DAY 37)

02/18/2014 Travel Doc I-512L (Advance Parole Auth.) Rcvd in mail. (Day 42)

02/21/2014 EAD Received! (Day 45)

08/28/2014 I-485 Interview date, Portland field office (Day 236) APPROVED! Card should be in the mail! Interview was a breeze :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
Timeline
Time lines are your friends: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/k1list...da&dfile=No

If you absolutely need to set a wedding date, why not marry first and then file for a spousal visa.

Don't set a wedding date until you have the K-1 visa in hand.

thx : ) the spousal visa being the K-3/CR-1, right?

Correct. If you do go spousal you may consider the CR-1 it is the better of the 2 because it gets Green-card upon entry to the USA allowing immediate work authorization.

OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

1428954228.1592.1755425389.png

CHIN0001_zps9c01d045.gifCHIN0100_zps02549215.gifTAIW0001_zps9a9075f1.gifVIET0001_zps0a49d4a7.gif

Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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