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MY WIFE CAME TO THE US TO VISIT BEFORE HER K3 VISA WAS APPROVED

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Hello Everyone,

As you can imagine the K3 visa process is a nightmare.. Actually it's not a nightmare if you do things right

but it is however a very long process. Being away from my wife who lives in the UK has been a hard task for both of us. Although we spend uncountless hours on the phone (try skype.com to talk for free to anyone in the world) it was just not enough so we decided to give it a try and get her over to the US to Visit for 15 days. I have to admit we were both a little scared but we wanted to take the chance.

In any case she did get through without any problems. She was just very upfront about her visit to the US and did not lie to the customs officer. She told him that she was here to visit and see her family. When the customs officer enquired more she told him she was comming to visit her husband for 15 days. She brought along things with her to show that she did infact have a intent to return to the UK which the customs officer did not look at. I think that is very important you bring some type of documention showing that you need to come back to your home country when trying this..

Important:

You need to show intent that you are going to return and that you have no intentions of staying. On top of that be honest!!

I hope this will help some people.. I'm not saying that it will work for everyone but it did for us.

We submitted her VISA app about 6 weeks before she came to visit and it was not approved as of the date she tried to enter. haha Actually she left here like 4 weeks ago and we are still waiting for a approval. We are hoping to get this in the next 2-4 weeks.

Good luck and make lots of babies!

JD

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She was just very upfront about her visit to the US and did not lie to the Customs Officer. She told him she was just here to visit and see her family. When the Customs Officer inquired some more, she also told him she was coming to visit her husband for 15 days.

Was she required to mention her pending K3 Visa approval in her Tourist Visa application?

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She was just very upfront about her visit to the US and did not lie to the Customs Officer. She told him she was just here to visit and see her family. When the Customs Officer inquired some more, she also told him she was coming to visit her husband for 15 days.

Was she required to mention her pending K3 Visa approval in her Tourist Visa application?

Being from the UK his wife can use the VWP

Being away from my wife who lives in the UK has been a hard task

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My hubby is from UK as well. He just left from a 21 day long visit. Other than 2 delayed flights, he had no problems whatsoever. However, I made him load up on paperwork showing intent to return. I think it's a good idea to keep such things with you. They stapled a I-94 (i think) in his passport that had very strong cautions on the back.


I-751 Submitted August 2008

RFE Nov. 5, 2008 for incorrect fee

Nov. 6, 2008 Package returned to VSC with correct fee

NO COMMUNICATION FROM USCIS WHATSOEVER!

August 29, 2009 Letter of Intent to start removal proceedings

August 31, 2009 Letter and Phone with Congressman's office

Sept. 3, 2009 Infopass

Sept. 4, 2009 New I-751 submitted with another fee

Sept. 25, 2009 I-797C NOA received with 1 year extention dated Sept. 14, 2009

Oct. 2, 2009 NOA2 Biometrics Letter Appointment received

Oct. 9, 2009 Biometrics

Oct. 12, 2009 Updated on USICS website

Jan. 12, 2010 RFE

Feb. 2, 2010 RFE Returned

Feb. 4, 2010[/b ]RFE Received by USCIS

Feb. 19, 2010 EMAIL, TEXT & WEB UPDATE! CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED! Hallelujah!

Feb. 22, 2010 Second Email and text stating card production ordered.

Feb. 24, 2010 Email and Text stating Approval notice mailed.

Feb. 25, 2010 Approval letter I-797C dated 2/19/2010 received.

Feb. 27, 2010 Green Card arrived!! Envelope postmarked 2/23

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I also visited while doing the K3/CR1 process................had no problems at all!!infact i visited more than once :thumbs:

I was asked at POE how our marriage worked with him here & me in the uk, he was joking about it, i said, it works well for now & that we were actualy going through immigration !...he asked did i have any paper work with me about that.....I showed him a NOA1, he said your good to go & have a good trip!!


Amanda-England (Yorkshire)- Mark-USA(Michigan)

April/04/2005- Visa journey began!!

We did both K3 & CR1 visa's, got both!!- I returned to England for my CR1 interview after first arriving on a K3 visa!!

May/25th 2006- Green card arrives in the mail................YAY!!

19th June 2006 I Had to go to the Social Security Office to get my number, the DS-230 didnt work for me!!

26-June-2006- Social Security# arrived in the mail....YAY!!

Feb 2008 lift conditions <<<reminder to self!!<<<< went to England for a visit instead, no rush right, 90 days is a long time,LOL

Removing Conditions Begins

Mailed I-751 April 12th 2008

signed for @ NSC April 16th

NOA date April 16th

Conditional GC expired May 5th 2008

Biometrics Detroit May 10th 2008

10 year Green card ordered August 20th 2008

Citizenship any time from feb 2009

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I have to admit I am so jeolous of you and others that have spouses from crountries that can do this. My husband is from Morocco and I would've loved visits because being apart from him for 10 months was hell. I wish they treated everyone, no matter which country they were from equally.

Paula

Hello Everyone,

As you can imagine the K3 visa process is a nightmare.. Actually it's not a nightmare if you do things right

but it is however a very long process. Being away from my wife who lives in the UK has been a hard task for both of us. Although we spend uncountless hours on the phone (try skype.com to talk for free to anyone in the world) it was just not enough so we decided to give it a try and get her over to the US to Visit for 15 days. I have to admit we were both a little scared but we wanted to take the chance.

In any case she did get through without any problems. She was just very upfront about her visit to the US and did not lie to the customs officer. She told him that she was here to visit and see her family. When the customs officer enquired more she told him she was comming to visit her husband for 15 days. She brought along things with her to show that she did infact have a intent to return to the UK which the customs officer did not look at. I think that is very important you bring some type of documention showing that you need to come back to your home country when trying this..

Important:

You need to show intent that you are going to return and that you have no intentions of staying. On top of that be honest!!

I hope this will help some people.. I'm not saying that it will work for everyone but it did for us.

We submitted her VISA app about 6 weeks before she came to visit and it was not approved as of the date she tried to enter. haha Actually she left here like 4 weeks ago and we are still waiting for a approval. We are hoping to get this in the next 2-4 weeks.

Good luck and make lots of babies!

JD

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I wish that for you too, Paula. Being away from the one you love is not a good time. I will keep you in my thoughts.


I-751 Submitted August 2008

RFE Nov. 5, 2008 for incorrect fee

Nov. 6, 2008 Package returned to VSC with correct fee

NO COMMUNICATION FROM USCIS WHATSOEVER!

August 29, 2009 Letter of Intent to start removal proceedings

August 31, 2009 Letter and Phone with Congressman's office

Sept. 3, 2009 Infopass

Sept. 4, 2009 New I-751 submitted with another fee

Sept. 25, 2009 I-797C NOA received with 1 year extention dated Sept. 14, 2009

Oct. 2, 2009 NOA2 Biometrics Letter Appointment received

Oct. 9, 2009 Biometrics

Oct. 12, 2009 Updated on USICS website

Jan. 12, 2010 RFE

Feb. 2, 2010 RFE Returned

Feb. 4, 2010[/b ]RFE Received by USCIS

Feb. 19, 2010 EMAIL, TEXT & WEB UPDATE! CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED! Hallelujah!

Feb. 22, 2010 Second Email and text stating card production ordered.

Feb. 24, 2010 Email and Text stating Approval notice mailed.

Feb. 25, 2010 Approval letter I-797C dated 2/19/2010 received.

Feb. 27, 2010 Green Card arrived!! Envelope postmarked 2/23

Vintage Gifts & Upcycled Art!

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i plan on visiting my husband in the US in july for about 2-3 weeks.

i am in canada.

will they have a problem with this if i show proper documentation that i plan on returning?


our timeline:

I-130:

sent 3/30/2006

noa1 4/6/2006

touched 4/8/2006

APPROVED!!! - noa2 7/10/2006

I-129F:

sent 4/25/2006

noa1 5/2/2006

touched 5/13/2006

touched 7/3/2006 - IMBRA RFE

APPROVED!!! - noa2 7/31/2006

received package 3 - 8/31/2006

faxed package 3 to vancouver - 9/5/2006

received package 4 - 9/12/2006 with an interview date of 9/25/2006

called for a specific interview date and got it!

INTERVIEW!!!!! - 10/16/2006

GOT K-3 VISA - 10/16/2006

WOOT DEE WOOT!

EAD:

sent 11/3/2006

noa1 11/13/2006

biometrics appt 11/28/2006

touched 11/29/2006

touched 11/30/2006

touched 1/20/2007

touched 1/23/2007

touched 1/24/2007

approved 2/12/2007

card received 2/17/2007

SSN:

applied 2/20/2007

card received 3/5/2007

AOS:

sent 04/08/2008

check cashed 04/17/2008

noa1 04/19/2008

biometrics appt 05/02/2008

case status appears online 05/02/2008

touched 05/05/2008

touched 05/06/2008

touched 05/16/2008

received interview letter 06/20/2008

interview 09/04/2008 - APPROVED!!!

card received 09/29/2008

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Do you have I-797?


I-751 Submitted August 2008

RFE Nov. 5, 2008 for incorrect fee

Nov. 6, 2008 Package returned to VSC with correct fee

NO COMMUNICATION FROM USCIS WHATSOEVER!

August 29, 2009 Letter of Intent to start removal proceedings

August 31, 2009 Letter and Phone with Congressman's office

Sept. 3, 2009 Infopass

Sept. 4, 2009 New I-751 submitted with another fee

Sept. 25, 2009 I-797C NOA received with 1 year extention dated Sept. 14, 2009

Oct. 2, 2009 NOA2 Biometrics Letter Appointment received

Oct. 9, 2009 Biometrics

Oct. 12, 2009 Updated on USICS website

Jan. 12, 2010 RFE

Feb. 2, 2010 RFE Returned

Feb. 4, 2010[/b ]RFE Received by USCIS

Feb. 19, 2010 EMAIL, TEXT & WEB UPDATE! CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED! Hallelujah!

Feb. 22, 2010 Second Email and text stating card production ordered.

Feb. 24, 2010 Email and Text stating Approval notice mailed.

Feb. 25, 2010 Approval letter I-797C dated 2/19/2010 received.

Feb. 27, 2010 Green Card arrived!! Envelope postmarked 2/23

Vintage Gifts & Upcycled Art!

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Very happy that you had that opportunity. Some of us are not as lucky so enjoy your time together.

Mary


Everything I respond to is from personal knowledge, research or experience and I am in no means a lawyer or do I claim to be one. Everyone should read, research and be responsible for your own journey.

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Do you have I-797?

not sure if this was directed at me, but yes.

i do.


our timeline:

I-130:

sent 3/30/2006

noa1 4/6/2006

touched 4/8/2006

APPROVED!!! - noa2 7/10/2006

I-129F:

sent 4/25/2006

noa1 5/2/2006

touched 5/13/2006

touched 7/3/2006 - IMBRA RFE

APPROVED!!! - noa2 7/31/2006

received package 3 - 8/31/2006

faxed package 3 to vancouver - 9/5/2006

received package 4 - 9/12/2006 with an interview date of 9/25/2006

called for a specific interview date and got it!

INTERVIEW!!!!! - 10/16/2006

GOT K-3 VISA - 10/16/2006

WOOT DEE WOOT!

EAD:

sent 11/3/2006

noa1 11/13/2006

biometrics appt 11/28/2006

touched 11/29/2006

touched 11/30/2006

touched 1/20/2007

touched 1/23/2007

touched 1/24/2007

approved 2/12/2007

card received 2/17/2007

SSN:

applied 2/20/2007

card received 3/5/2007

AOS:

sent 04/08/2008

check cashed 04/17/2008

noa1 04/19/2008

biometrics appt 05/02/2008

case status appears online 05/02/2008

touched 05/05/2008

touched 05/06/2008

touched 05/16/2008

received interview letter 06/20/2008

interview 09/04/2008 - APPROVED!!!

card received 09/29/2008

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