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Intending Immigrant Visits While Waiting for K1 Visa

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Hello All,

I am a USC and my fiance lives in Northern Ireland and is a UK Citizen.

We have been putting off and putting off our K1 Visa papers for well over a year now because of his schedule. He works in television and flies extensively around the world to different locations for approximately 4-6 weeks at a time before having a week off. He generally comes to visit during his time off and is planning to come back in March for the next break (he hasn't been here since December for a 10 day visit).

We WOULD however, like to file for the K1 when he visits next in March. The sticking point is this : come July, he will have an extended hiatus and would like to come stay for an extended period of time (not to exceed 90 days obviously).

In your opinions, should we wait to file the K1 until he is here for the extended visit? If we file in March and he is already in the system when he attempts to enter the country for the extended stay in July, will this throw up several red flags and increase the possibility he'll be turned around at the border? He will carry all the usually items, copy of the K1 packet (if we file in March), bank book from NI, letter from employer and landlord and of course, return ticket and itinerary.

I realize it's really a ####### shoot regarding where and who you get as your reviewing officer, but I'd appreciate any input you may have.

Thank you for your help!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China

This is a FAQ: 4.6)...Can my fiance(e) come to the US to visit me once the visa process is started?


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

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



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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My fiance came for a visit Dec.26th through Feb. 3rd and had no problems on entry.....it was his 3rd visit since June and his first since we filed for the K-1.

Debbie & Barry

K-1 Timeline:

10-29-2007 Sent I 129-F to CSC

10-31-2007 I 129-F received CSC 9:48 AM

11-02-2007 NOA-1

11-07-2007 check cashed!

11-09-2007 NOA-1 hard copy received

3-11-08 RFE

3-17-08 RFE received by mail

3-22-08 RFE reply sent from England

4-09-08 RFE received CSC case resumed

4-18-08 NOA2 by email (after 172 days)

4-24-08 NOA2 hard copy

5-01-08 NVC received

5-02-08 case forwarded to US Embassy London

5-07-08 received by London Embassy

5-08-08 Packet 3 sent from Embassy

5-15-08 Packet 3 mailed recorded delivery

5-21-08 Packet 3 received US Embassy London

6-02-08 Medical

6-13-08 packet 4 received

7-01-08 Interview London Embassy Approved!

7-04-08 Visa in hand! hurray!

7-13-08 POE Cleveland, OH

9-23-08 (AOS package sent)

9-29-08 NOA received I-485, I-131, I-765

10-21-08 biometrics appt

12-12-08 EAD and AP received by mail!

2-04-2009 AOS approved!

2-12-2009 card received

11-05-2010 I-751 mailed to CSC

11-08-2010 received CS, NOA1 date

12-20-10 biometrics

02-09-11 ROC approved

02-14-11 Greencard received!

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