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Timeline for K-1 marriage and divorce rate

Do you feel 90 days is long enough?  

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  1. 1. Do you think that K-1 marriages would be more successful if the period between arrival and madatory marriage were longer?

    • I think 90 days is too long
      4
    • I think 90 days is perfect
      25
    • I think it should be extended
      51
  2. 2. If you voted that it should be extended...how long should it be?

    • 6 months
      28
    • 9 months
      8
    • 1 year
      19
    • Other
      25


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Filed: Timeline

Hey everyone. I've been browsing the posts on this site, and noting a lot of people have some difficulty adjusting to their spouses after arrival in the USA (I know...duh...). Sometimes it seems that that is the reason people are not able to work things out after marriage. I was just curious if people thought that having a longer time to adjust to one another (maybe live together a little while first) might help with marriage success? Personally I voted it should be extended, but I'm not sure how long...maybe 9 months.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ghana
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You can only vote if you think it should be extended. If you don't, you can't pick anything in the second part and it won't let you submit.


GHANA.GIFBassi and Zainab US1.GIF

I-129F Sent: 6-18-2007

Interview date: 6-24-2008

Pick up Visa: 6-27-2008

Arrive JFK POE: 7-2-2008

Marriage: 7-9-2008

AOS

mailed AOS, EAD, AP: 8-22-2008

NOA AOS, EAD, AP: 8-27-2008

Biometrics: 9-18-2008

AOS Transferred to CSC: 9-25-2008

Requested EAD Expedite: 11-12-2008

EAD Card production ordered: 11-12-2008 changed to 11/17/2008 Why? (I hope it doesn't change every week!)

Received AP: 11/17/2008

Received EAD: 11/22/08 (Praise God!!)

AOS RFE: 1/29/2009

AOS Approved: 3/24/2009

Called USCIS 4/1/2009 told no status change and case not yet reviewed from RFE request.

Received green card: 4/3/2009

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Filed: Timeline

Your poll pre-supposes that the 3 month time limitation is a get-to-know-you period. It is not. The time between meeting and committing to an engagement is. When you become engaged you are saying "I am willing to marry you and spend the rest of my life with you." When you come to the US on a K-1 visa you are sealing the deal..... not giving it a trial run.


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I think 90 days is fine but 6 months wouldn´t hurt either. My bigger concern is that I don´t think they should be giving a 90 days permit on the I-94 when you enter. Noone who looks at the passport (for example at DMV) understands what K1 is for or what it means and they automatically assume that you are supposed to leave the country in the 90 days. They don´t understand you are supposed to stay and therefore they don´t wanna give you the drivers license or something etc etc. And according to your passport you aren´t supposed to be here after the 90 days according to some people. So would be better even if they insist on getting married within 90 days to give you a 6 months stamp so you don´t run into those kind of problems.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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Your poll pre-supposes that the 3 month time limitation is a get-to-know-you period. It is not. The time between meeting and committing to an engagement is. When you become engaged you are saying "I am willing to marry you and spend the rest of my life with you." When you come to the US on a K-1 visa you are sealing the deal..... not giving it a trial run.

Exactly! :thumbs: K-1 is not a shack-up visa, the couple are committed to marriage shortly after arrival.


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Your poll pre-supposes that the 3 month time limitation is a get-to-know-you period. It is not. The time between meeting and committing to an engagement is. When you become engaged you are saying "I am willing to marry you and spend the rest of my life with you." When you come to the US on a K-1 visa you are sealing the deal..... not giving it a trial run.

That's interesting, because I don't really see it that way. I sort of saw it as saying that though you know each other (obviously...you're marrying the person after all!), you might need some time for them to adjust to the new country, get to know their way around, and know all the quirks of how their other half is in day to day life...in all my relationships I have absolutely found it true that you don't really know someone until you've lived with them...

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: England
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I reckon 90 days is long enough. I got married 20 days after arriving in the US.


K1 Visa Journey

2/20/2007: I-129F Sent
3/2/2007: NOA1 Notice Date
5/22/2007: NOA2
8/10/2007: Interview 9.30am APPROVED.
10/19/2007: Wedding!


12/7/2007: Sent AOS packet
12/17/2007: Received 2 NOA1's in mail
01/02/2008: Received I-131 NOA1 in mail
01/10/2008: Bio Appointment @ Jackson, MS
03/18/2008: Green Card Production Ordered
03/22/2008: Approval Notice Sent (CRIS email on 03/24/08)
03/24/2008: Received Welcome Letter and Green Card in mail.

11/13/2009: Our daughter, Isobela was born!
11/19/2009: Received notice from USCIS to remove conditions
12/15/2009: Sent I-751 to VSC
12/22/2009: NOA1
01/20/2010: Bio Appointment @ Jackson, MS
03/18/2010: Card Production Ordered!
03/25/2010: Received Green card in mail.

03/21/2012: Sent N-400 to Tx lockbox
03/23/2012: Delivered
03/29/2012: Check Cashed. Received email & text.

04/18/2012: Bio Appointment @ Jackson, MS

04/29/2013: Interview @ New Orleans, LA

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Agreed 110% :thumbs:

Your poll pre-supposes that the 3 month time limitation is a get-to-know-you period. It is not. The time between meeting and committing to an engagement is. When you become engaged you are saying "I am willing to marry you and spend the rest of my life with you." When you come to the US on a K-1 visa you are sealing the deal..... not giving it a trial run.

Exactly! :thumbs: K-1 is not a shack-up visa, the couple are committed to marriage shortly after arrival.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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I would hate to impose on my friends to house my SO for any onger than I have to. I do NOT believe in living together before getting married.


First visit:2007-09-12 to 2008-09-23

I-129F Sent : 2007-11-24

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-11-30

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-03-31

NVC Received : 2008-04-21

NVC Left : 2008-04-23

Consulate Received : 2008-04-28

Packet 3 Received : 2008-05-20

Interivew date : 2008-08-07 CO asks inappropraite questions

His father died: 2008-08-18

Retain Marc Ellis 2008-09

Visited Nigeria again: 2008-11-12

petitioned returned to CSC :2008-11-27

returned to USA 2008-12-13

His father buried 2009-01-03

picks up K1 visa Nov 2009

Marriage Dec 2009

take throne as Igwe /Lolo 2010 or 2011

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: England
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Your poll pre-supposes that the 3 month time limitation is a get-to-know-you period. It is not. The time between meeting and committing to an engagement is. When you become engaged you are saying "I am willing to marry you and spend the rest of my life with you." When you come to the US on a K-1 visa you are sealing the deal..... not giving it a trial run.

Amen to that Sister Krikit!

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Your poll pre-supposes that the 3 month time limitation is a get-to-know-you period. It is not. The time between meeting and committing to an engagement is. When you become engaged you are saying "I am willing to marry you and spend the rest of my life with you." When you come to the US on a K-1 visa you are sealing the deal..... not giving it a trial run.

Amen to that Sister Krikit!

Very well said Krikit! That's why VWPs were invented..a three month opportunity to grasp whether you can live with your fiance or not! Marriage is a life long commitment end of.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Brazil
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I agree that by the time your SO arrives in the U.S., you are ready for marriage. I can also see that if you waited until the visa was in hand before preparing for the wedding, 3 months might be pushing it (unless you just get married civily, not religiously).

I wish me and my girl could have lived together before marriage. I don't give as much importance to marrying before you live with a person.


12-14-07 Sent K-1 petition

12-17-07 Received NOA1

01-06-08 Got engaged!!!

02-21-08 NOA2 Approved

02-27-08 NVC processed petition

02-28-08 Received NOA2 in mail

03-03-08 Consulate in Rio de Janeiro received petition

03-21-08 Received packet for interview

04-22-08 Visa Interview and Visa APPROVED!

05-06-08 Visa received in mail

07-28-08 Wedding Date (Reception was 26th, but forgot to reigster for MC...oops)

10-04-08 Applied for AOS (EAD and AP also)

10-09-08 NOA1 for I-485

10-27-08 I-485 transferred to CSC

11-04-08 I-485 Biometrics appointment

11-13-08 NOA1 for EAD

12-09-08 EAD Biometrics appointment

01-08-09 AP Approved

01-13-09 AP Received

Cost of 3 roundtrip tickets to Brazil in last 3 years...... $2,900+

Cost of filing petitions for K-1 visa & AOS.................... $1,465+

Cost of monthly calling cards to Brazil........................$20

Cost of marrying the woman of my dreams.... PRICELESS

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90 days ok, 6 months


2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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I believe you should have up to one year. But it goes beyond divorce rate improvement. One complaint I have, is 90 days is not enough time if you desire to marry in a particular season or on a meaningful date. I think it sucks that if my fiancée arrives in the autumn we have no way to marry in the spring or summer when it's warm! I find it unacceptable that the USCIS is virtually deciding our wedding dates. :angry:


Jeffery AND Alla.

0 kilometers physically separates us!

K-1 Visa Granted... Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Alla ARRIVED to America... Wednesday, 12 November 2008

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