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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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random question... i have a 1-129f petition pending right now. i am wondering when it gets approved if we could have our wedding in england and then enter the united states-- my fiance on his fiance visa and get married in the us with a justice of the peace? is that ok, or is that a big no, no?

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Filed: Country: Jamaica
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It is a fiance visa.....you MUST get married in the US first and foremost. You can always go back and fake a wedding for relatives after AP or AOS then.

If you marry in England, you chuck that whole K-1 visa and the process up to it and have to start all over again with a K-3 or CR1.

Fiance.......means you MUST enter the US as a fiance.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany
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You could have a non-legal wedding in England and then enter the US with the K1 visa and then have your legal wedding there.

Good luck in whatever you'll choose to do!!!


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you might want to consider a k-3 :)

Looking at your timeline, you could be receiving your K-1 approval any day now!

Are you willing to give up all that progress for a ceremony?

To me the most important thing is getting to be together as soon as possible.

Seems like your options would be:

1. finish getting the K-1 visa, have a quick ceremony in the US, apply for AP, then go back to the UK for a formal ceremony

2. forget the K-1, get married in the UK, start from scratch waiting all over again for a K-3 (!)


12-18-06 Began investigating K1 process<3

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01-10-08 K-1 PETITION SUBMITTED

07-18-08 INTERVIEW... APPROVED!!! (190 long days)

09-02-08 MARRIED <3

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04-07-09 AOS APPROVED (196 days)

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07-21-11 ROC APPROVED

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09-13-13 N-400 NATURALIZATION PETITION FINALLY SUBMITTED

10-23-13 IN LINE FOR INTERVIEW

01-11-14 RECEIVED INTERVIEW LETTER

02-10-14 INTERVIEW DATE & OATH DONE... US CITIZEN!!!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Peru
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you might want to consider a k-3 :)

Looking at your timeline, you could be receiving your K-1 approval any day now!

Are you willing to give up all that progress for a ceremony?

To me the most important thing is getting to be together as soon as possible.

Seems like your options would be:

1. finish getting the K-1 visa, have a quick ceremony in the US, apply for AP, then go back to the UK for a formal ceremony

2. forget the K-1, get married in the UK, start from scratch waiting all over again for a K-3 (!)

3. If UK does not recognize a religious type ceremony as a legal civil marriage (not sure on UK but my fiance is from Peru and only civil mariages are legal) you would be okay as your LEGAL fiance would still be coming to the US for marriage....

Best of Luck!

Edited by Gringita/Morenito

2007

Jun: I Met Elias in Peru

Oct: Returned to Peru. Elias proposed!!

Nov 26: Mailed I-129F to VSC

Nov 28: Rec. Signature Confirm of delivery from USPS

Nov 29: Check cashed ; rec. receipt number. E-NOA1

2008

Feb 14: Touch

Feb 14: NOA2 by email!

Feb 19: File Arrived @ NVC

Feb 20: Hard-copy NOA2

Feb 21: File Left NVC for Lima.

Feb 25: File @ U.S. embassy in Lima!

Mar 04: Rec. Packet 3/4

Mar 18: 8 a.m. My Morenito's Interview!!

Mar 25: VISA IN HAND!!!

Apr 4: My love is home!!!!

Apr 29: Our marriage. And life begins anew..

Dec 31: Mailed AOS, EAD, and AP to Chicago

2009

Jan 5: Rec. e-mail confirm of delivery from USPS

Jan 8: Check cashed. MSC number not visible....

Jan 12: Rec. Hard Copy Notices for AOS, EAD, and AP. Touched

Jan 16: Rec. NOA-Biometrics Scheduled 1/28/09

Jan 28: 9:00 a.m. Biometrics appt. Fast - 15 minutes in and out!

Jan 29: Touched.

Feb 3: AOS Trans. to CSC

Feb 10: AOS Arrived @ CSC

Mar 04: Touch on AOS

Mar 09: Notifice that AP approved 3/6/09

Mar 13: Rec. AP

Mar 16: Rec. EAD (surprised as USCIS shows no updates)

Apr 3: Rec Welcome Letter, AOS approved 03/30 (surprise, no updates on website)

Apr 8: GC Received

June 5: Our precious baby girl arrived!

2010

June 7: Our darling son arrived!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Germany
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random question... i have a 1-129f petition pending right now. i am wondering when it gets approved if we could have our wedding in england and then enter the united states-- my fiance on his fiance visa and get married in the us with a justice of the peace? is that ok, or is that a big no, no?

When filing for K1 you have to get married in the US,if you dont want that then K3 would of been the way to go.

You can however have a type of reception in England,do remember that you need the advance parole or greencard to leave the country if you decide to do this after your legal marrige in the US.

Edited by DakotaK1

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You can have an engagement party/wedding party type thing as long as you remain legally unmarried until you enter the US (or your SO, can't remember who's the USC) Obviously, don't wear wedding rings, bring photos etc with you when you enter the US on the K1. The safest route would be waiting till you have AP though.


Timeline

AOS

Mailed AOS, EAD and AP Sept 11 '07

Recieved NOA1's for all Sept 23 or 24 '07

Bio appt. Oct. 24 '07

EAD/AP approved Nov 26 '07

Got the AP Dec. 3 '07

AOS interview Feb 7th (5 days after the 1 year anniversary of our K1 NOA1!

Stuck in FBI name checks...

Got the GC July '08

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