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Hi, My name is Jill and my Fiance is living in Brazil at present.

I have been reading all of your postings and read the notice that came out from the USCIS

yesterday. It is very discouraging as we have not even filed yet (I am waiting for my final

divorce decree) We anticipate filing in late February or Early March.

MY QUESTION is this- We can either file the K1 in March or we can get Married in April and then

file for the K3

We plan on getting married- but we are not sure which route to go. Previously, it was my understanding that the K1 was quicker than the K3. But after reading yesterdays postings I am not so sure.

Our ultimate goal is to be together- and the quicker the better. Can you tell me- If you were me and

you were filing next month- Which way would you go?? K1 or K3 (as far as the quickest way)

Thanks in advance for your help and Im sure you will be seeing me around here a lot in the near future.

Jill


K-1 VISA

4/23/08..........K1 visa application sent

4/30/08..........NOA1

8/4/08............NOA2

10/21/08........INTERVIEW IN RIO DE JANEIRO

10/29/08........POE AT JFK

11/08/08........WEDDING

AOS

12/27/08........AOS SENT

1/2009...........AOS Returned (wrong version of the form)

1/10/09..........AOS RE-Sent

3/11/09..........AOS RFE (income info)

4/10/09..........AOS RFE sent back with info

5/15/09..........AOS transferred to California

7/29/09..........AOS Approval notice sent (NO INTERVIEW!!!)

8/1/09............GREENCARD in HAND!!

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K-1 is typically quicker if for no other reason if you are ready you can file the petition TODAY.... and not wait for a wedding to occur.


YMMV

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K1 is better and faster way than spousal u need to get married before 90 days and be sure to passed ur papers within 90 days so that ur husband will not be send home and have a bad record here in US. ^_^

Hope it helps Jill for your quirries...just pray while processing your papers it helps also

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Welcome to VJ Jill! The K-1 has a slighter better reputation than the K-3. Good luck on whatever you decide.

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Welcome to VJ Jill! The K-1 has a slighter better reputation than the K-3. Good luck on whatever you decide.

Thanks eveyone for your advice. I guess the question now remains.. do we want to wait it out as fiancee's or do we want to wait it out as husband and wife.

My fiance thinks that the spousal visa will be better- in that it may take longer , but is more of a sure thing (because we are already married?) Im not sure I beleive that- but perhaps


K-1 VISA

4/23/08..........K1 visa application sent

4/30/08..........NOA1

8/4/08............NOA2

10/21/08........INTERVIEW IN RIO DE JANEIRO

10/29/08........POE AT JFK

11/08/08........WEDDING

AOS

12/27/08........AOS SENT

1/2009...........AOS Returned (wrong version of the form)

1/10/09..........AOS RE-Sent

3/11/09..........AOS RFE (income info)

4/10/09..........AOS RFE sent back with info

5/15/09..........AOS transferred to California

7/29/09..........AOS Approval notice sent (NO INTERVIEW!!!)

8/1/09............GREENCARD in HAND!!

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Welcome to VJ Jill! The K-1 has a slighter better reputation than the K-3. Good luck on whatever you decide.

Thanks eveyone for your advice. I guess the question now remains.. do we want to wait it out as fiancee's or do we want to wait it out as husband and wife.

My fiance thinks that the spousal visa will be better- in that it may take longer , but is more of a sure thing (because we are already married?) Im not sure I beleive that- but perhaps

Neither is a sure thing. Since it sounds like you're open to both options, why not just pick the one that fits your life plan and priorities best.


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