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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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We're currently part way through the K1 visa process, i've received my first packet from the London Embassy.

However, circumstances have changed slightly since our application and i may not be able to move to the US quite as soon as we'd hoped. In the K1 visa timeline it says that its 'normally' expected that you use the K1 visa within 6 months of issue. How firm is this and can you negotiate this with the embassy/nvc etc so that it can be extended? We're not talking by long, maybe 6-9 months from issue?

Thanks


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: New Zealand
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I know they've been known to extend the interview for certain reasons but i'm not sure if it's possible to do for that long. You should contact the USEM and ask them directly.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Germany
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2/16/08 --> finally send I-129F to CSC

7/21/08 --> touched/NOA2 email

8/09/08 --> "Pakage 3" in the mail

8/21/08 --> Medical Exam

9/19/08 --> Interview

9/26/08 --> Visa arrived

10/08/08 --> flying from Duesseldorf - JFK - Cleveland

11/08/08 --> finally married :)

12/27/08 --> AOS/EAD/AP send to Chicago

5/13/09 --> found a job and we picked out Molly (Beagle Puppy)

5/20/09 --> I485 "Card has been ordered" and again on 5/29/09

5/23/09 --> "Welcome to the United States of America"

6/2/09 --> AOS approved

6/5/09 --> GC in the mail and at night brinnging home Molly... such a great feeling :)

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If you haven't gotten an interview date yet, you won't know when your visa will be issued, so you might have enough time. I know in Canada, that if you want to come to the US during a certain time, when you send back your Package 3, you can request a certain interview time frame. I got my package 3 in early September, but because of work committments, I wasn't able to leave Canada until the end of January. (This was in 2006-07). So I requested an interview in November, which I got. The visa was good then for 6 months, which was in enough time for me to leave work, and still have a spring wedding!

Remember, you can use it up to six months after being issued, and then you still have 90 days to marry.

It's really hard to predict when your NOA2 will be approved, then when it will get to the Consulate, or Embassy, and when you'll have an interview. Best wait until it's time to schedule an interview to see if you can delay that to work things out.

Just my suggestion.

Best of luck in things working out for you!


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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6 mos. is the "standard"... You have the ability to "drag your feet" and employ some time wasting tbefore you schedule your interview ...


YMMV

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Filed: Other Country: China
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6 mos. is the "standard"... You have the ability to "drag your feet" and employ some time wasting tbefore you schedule your interview ...

Right, the best bet is to delay the interview. The visa must be used within six months of issue.

How much time do you need?


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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6 months, if you need more time you better do some research and ask if someone else on here has been able to take longer and how they did it. Good luck. :unsure:

We're currently part way through the K1 visa process, i've received my first packet from the London Embassy.

However, circumstances have changed slightly since our application and i may not be able to move to the US quite as soon as we'd hoped. In the K1 visa timeline it says that its 'normally' expected that you use the K1 visa within 6 months of issue. How firm is this and can you negotiate this with the embassy/nvc etc so that it can be extended? We're not talking by long, maybe 6-9 months from issue?

Thanks

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6 mos. is the "standard"... You have the ability to "drag your feet" and employ some time wasting tbefore you schedule your interview ...
Right, the best bet is to delay the interview. The visa must be used within six months of issue.

How much time do you need?

That will work to a point--the Embassy/Consulate will postpone it at THEIR convenience, not that of the beneficiary.

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: Other Country: China
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6 mos. is the "standard"... You have the ability to "drag your feet" and employ some time wasting tbefore you schedule your interview ...
Right, the best bet is to delay the interview. The visa must be used within six months of issue.

How much time do you need?

That will work to a point--the Embassy/Consulate will postpone it at THEIR convenience, not that of the beneficiary.

Actually, they'll do both in most countries and particularly in London but within reason. The USC can drag their feet returning the P3 and then request an interview in a specific month or perhaps week out into the future. I'd say 3 to 5 months delay can be managed with no problem.

You'd be amazed how long it can take to gather the documents on the checklist, if you don't know what to get until the P3 arrives. This is true for vast numbers of applicants and Consulates are aware of this.


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6 mos. is the "standard"... You have the ability to "drag your feet" and employ some time wasting tbefore you schedule your interview ...
Right, the best bet is to delay the interview. The visa must be used within six months of issue.How much time do you need?
That will work to a point--the Embassy/Consulate will postpone it at THEIR convenience, not that of the beneficiary.
Actually, they'll do both in most countries and particularly in London but within reason. The USC can drag their feet returning the P3 and then request an interview in a specific month or perhaps week out into the future. I'd say 3 to 5 months delay can be managed with no problem.

You'd be amazed how long it can take to gather the documents on the checklist, if you don't know what to get until the P3 arrives. This is true for vast numbers of applicants and Consulates are aware of this.

Oh, I know how difficult/long it can be to gather some documents in India (having heard it from Pras).

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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As long as the LORD's beside me, I don't care if this road ever ends.

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Filed: Timeline
jeraly delayed sending her packet 3 back to the London Consulate and delayed the interview coz she also could not move to the US early. You might want to PM her and ask how she did it

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