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Travelling outside the US for our honeymoon

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Filed: Country: Australia
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Assuming I get my visa one day and my fiancee and I get married, how long is it before I can travel outside the US? We want to have our honeymoon in Mexico or the Caribbean but I've heard that you have to wait quite a long time before you can leave the States again.


Petition sent: 12/10/2010

Arrived at service center: 12/14/2010

First NOA: 12/16/2010

Touched: 12/31/2010

Second NOA: 05/24/2011

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You will need to file AOS, get your biometrics appt and then receive AP. For us it took about 2.5 months from filing to receiving AP. We traveled out of the US for christmas and went on our honeymoon in March. Filed for AOS late Sept. Caribbean was an awesome honeymoon, I want to go back!


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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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Our AP was approved in 69 days from date of filing. They seem to be taking anywhere between one month to three months to approve the AP.


AOS

Date Filed : 2008-02-15

NOA Date : 2008-02-26

RFE(s) : 2008-03-13

Bio. Appt. : 2008-03-18

AOS Transfer** :

Interview Date : 2008-07-23

Approval / Denial Date : 2008-07-23

Approved : 2008-07-23

Got I551 Stamp :

Greencard Received:

EAD

Date Filed : 2008-02-15

NOA Date : 2008-02-26

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. : 2008-03-18

Approved Date : 2008-04-24

Date Card Received : 2008-05-03

Comments : Packet Arrived in Chicago - Feb 20, 2008

Check cashed Feb 28, 2008

AP

Date Filed : 2008-02-15

NOA Date : 2008-02-26

RFE(s) :

Date Approved: 2008-04-24

Date Received : 2008-05-01

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Just keep in mind that you will need to get married within 90 days of arriving in the US on the K-1 visa, and that you cannot apply for the AP or AOS until then.

And since AP cvan take a few months to come through, it will probably be necessary to postpone your out-of-US honeymoon until after the AP comes through. Of course, there are many romantic locations within the US you could travel to!

Yesterday, I was talking to a non-VJer at work who has also applied for a K-1, and they were unaware of this. They were all set to book a non-refundable honeymoon in Mexico for three weeks after their interview date. She had no idea her fiance would need AP! She was upset, but very grateful I caught their mistake before it was made. I also told her to come check out VJ.


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: Country: Australia
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Just keep in mind that you will need to get married within 90 days of arriving in the US on the K-1 visa, and that you cannot apply for the AP or AOS until then.

I wasn't aware of that. I'm glad I checked :blush:


Petition sent: 12/10/2010

Arrived at service center: 12/14/2010

First NOA: 12/16/2010

Touched: 12/31/2010

Second NOA: 05/24/2011

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: New Zealand
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Oh boy! I'm glad you did too!

Just FYI... you can apply for AP (I-131) seperate from AOS but it's $305 if you do it that way. If you file with your AOS the EAD (I-765) and AP are included in the $1010 fee.

Whatever you do, don't leave the country after entering on a K1 without AP!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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Oh boy! I'm glad you did too!

Just FYI... you can apply for AP (I-131) seperate from AOS but it's $305 if you do it that way. If you file with your AOS the EAD (I-765) and AP are included in the $1010 fee.

Whatever you do, don't leave the country after entering on a K1 without AP!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
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Not saying we are doing anything illegal, but VJ is like a treasure-laden underground community that once people discover it, a whole new can of worms is opened. I'm glad we can "recruit" new people into our community.

Indeed this forum is a wealth of information, and great support from people who understand what we all go through :star:


Jan 30 2008 : I-129F sent to VSC

Feb 15 2008 : NOA1

Feb 15 2008: Check Cashed

Apr 01 2008: RFE ( sent in wrong document )

Apr 10 2008: Current Status: Response to request for evidence received, and case processing has resumed

Aug 11,2008 NOA2 - Email Notification ( YAAAAAA )

Aug 15,2008 NOA2 - Hardcopy Arrives

Aug 13,2008 received at NVC

.................. received letter from NVC

Aug 15,2008 left NVC

.................. received at U.S. Embassy London

.................. Medical

.................. Interview

.................. POE:

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Oh boy! I'm glad you did too!

Just FYI... you can apply for AP (I-131) seperate from AOS but it's $305 if you do it that way. If you file with your AOS the EAD (I-765) and AP are included in the $1010 fee.

Whatever you do, don't leave the country after entering on a K1 without AP!

Does the same rules apply to K3? TYIA

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