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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Israel
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I am about to start my journey here in the next few months :D. In March I am flying over to Israel to marry my fiance, we are expecting our first child in July by the way. Anyways due to the fact that I am a Christian we are not allowed to legally marry in Israel so we are going to Cyprus to marry in a civil ceremony their. My question is once I start the K3 process and when the time comes for her interview will they make her interview at the embassy in Cyprus even thought she lives and works in Israel. This will be pretty difficult considering she may still be very pregnant when the interview may be scheduled, which may be a bit optimistic, but also even if it is after the birth it will be a pain to fly back and forth with a newborn by herself.

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TIMELINE:

10/13/09 - Filed I-129F

10/17/09 - Received NOA1

02/23/10 - NOA2!!

02/25/10 - Received at NVC

03/11/10 - Left NVC

03/15/10 - Delivered to Jerusalem Consulate

04/08/10 - Packet 3 received.

05/28/10 - Packet 3 mailed back to Consulate.

06/28/10 - Packet 4/ Interview letter received!

07/16/10 - INTERVIEW!!!

07/16/10 - APPROVED!!!!

08/01/10 - Visa delivered by mail.

10/21/10 - Flew into the US!!! Finally here!!!

11/14/10 - Married!!!!!!!

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I am about to start my journey here in the next few months :D. In March I am flying over to Israel to marry my fiance, we are expecting our first child in July by the way. Anyways due to the fact that I am a Christian we are not allowed to legally marry in Israel so we are going to Cyprus to marry in a civil ceremony their. My question is once I start the K3 process and when the time comes for her interview will they make her interview at the embassy in Cyprus even thought she lives and works in Israel. This will be pretty difficult considering she may still be very pregnant when the interview may be scheduled, which may be a bit optimistic, but also even if it is after the birth it will be a pain to fly back and forth with a newborn by herself.

With a k-3 the interview has to take place in the country of marriage. If you want to marry then do the CR-1 and she can interview there. You will also want to get a CRBA for your baby at the embassy there.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Israel
Timeline

Yes we have discussed that option, but we are not really wanting our child to be born out of wedlock, but on the other hand I don't think I like the idea of a longer separation from not only her, but my child.


TIMELINE:

10/13/09 - Filed I-129F

10/17/09 - Received NOA1

02/23/10 - NOA2!!

02/25/10 - Received at NVC

03/11/10 - Left NVC

03/15/10 - Delivered to Jerusalem Consulate

04/08/10 - Packet 3 received.

05/28/10 - Packet 3 mailed back to Consulate.

06/28/10 - Packet 4/ Interview letter received!

07/16/10 - INTERVIEW!!!

07/16/10 - APPROVED!!!!

08/01/10 - Visa delivered by mail.

10/21/10 - Flew into the US!!! Finally here!!!

11/14/10 - Married!!!!!!!

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I am about to start my journey here in the next few months :D. In March I am flying over to Israel to marry my fiance, we are expecting our first child in July by the way. Anyways due to the fact that I am a Christian we are not allowed to legally marry in Israel so we are going to Cyprus to marry in a civil ceremony their. My question is once I start the K3 process and when the time comes for her interview will they make her interview at the embassy in Cyprus even thought she lives and works in Israel. This will be pretty difficult considering she may still be very pregnant when the interview may be scheduled, which may be a bit optimistic, but also even if it is after the birth it will be a pain to fly back and forth with a newborn by herself.

I believe K3s have to interview in the country they were married in. CRs not so.

What's a Christian? Which religion?


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Israel
Timeline

Thanks for the advice I believe her and I will have to decide on which we would like to do further. To answer the last woman's question "What is a Christian?" One who believes in Jesus Christ.


TIMELINE:

10/13/09 - Filed I-129F

10/17/09 - Received NOA1

02/23/10 - NOA2!!

02/25/10 - Received at NVC

03/11/10 - Left NVC

03/15/10 - Delivered to Jerusalem Consulate

04/08/10 - Packet 3 received.

05/28/10 - Packet 3 mailed back to Consulate.

06/28/10 - Packet 4/ Interview letter received!

07/16/10 - INTERVIEW!!!

07/16/10 - APPROVED!!!!

08/01/10 - Visa delivered by mail.

10/21/10 - Flew into the US!!! Finally here!!!

11/14/10 - Married!!!!!!!

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As people have already stated you must interview for a K-3 in the country of marriage. However I think you should contact the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to see if they make exceptions. They are the only embassy I know of allowed to issue a second passport because of issues with Israeli stamps so perhaps they do make exceptions. However, I don't think they will because it is actually not true that you cannot get married in Israel as a Christian, unless she is Jewish and then technically it is still possible. I lived in Israel and was married there. Initially I was planning to be married legally and eventually decided not to be because I simply wanted my own pastor to do it. But there are three pastors/priests who legally have been granted the right to perform legal and religious weddings between two non-Jewish Christians (and that term, to my understanding, is flexible). I believe I still have all of their contact information so if you are interested you can send me a PM and I will give you the details. But if your fiance is in fact Jewish perhaps you should go to the Embassy in Tel Aviv and see what options are available. They know the situations there and thus there are exceptions made to some rules.

God Bless.


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3/21/2011- NOA1

4/18/2011-Biometrics

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NOA: 3/25/16
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Thanks for the advice I believe her and I will have to decide on which we would like to do further. To answer the last woman's question "What is a Christian?" One who believes in Jesus Christ.

Don't Jews believe in JC?


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Israel
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Thanks for the advice, Yes she is Jewish. Unfortunately I have contacted the Embassy and the Consulate in Jerusalem and they told me that there is nothing they can do. Israel does not have civil marriages as of yet and they do not allow interfaith marriages there as of yet. It has to be presided over by a Rabbi and they are, unfortunately not allowed to preside over the marriage of a Jew to a non Jew. Apparently it is a hot button issue there because many Israeli's are marrying non Jews.


TIMELINE:

10/13/09 - Filed I-129F

10/17/09 - Received NOA1

02/23/10 - NOA2!!

02/25/10 - Received at NVC

03/11/10 - Left NVC

03/15/10 - Delivered to Jerusalem Consulate

04/08/10 - Packet 3 received.

05/28/10 - Packet 3 mailed back to Consulate.

06/28/10 - Packet 4/ Interview letter received!

07/16/10 - INTERVIEW!!!

07/16/10 - APPROVED!!!!

08/01/10 - Visa delivered by mail.

10/21/10 - Flew into the US!!! Finally here!!!

11/14/10 - Married!!!!!!!

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Filed: Other Country: China
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Thanks for the advice I believe her and I will have to decide on which we would like to do further. To answer the last woman's question "What is a Christian?" One who believes in Jesus Christ.

Don't Jews believe in JC?

Religion is not appropriate for discussion in this forum beyond that non-Jews are not allowed to marry Jews in Israel. The couple are not allowed to marry in Israel, so they are marrying in Cypress. Their choices are to interview for K3 in Cypress or stick with the CR1 route and do everything immigration related in Tel Aviv. I recommend the CR1 route for them.

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Thanks for the advice, Yes she is Jewish. Unfortunately I have contacted the Embassy and the Consulate in Jerusalem and they told me that there is nothing they can do. Israel does not have civil marriages as of yet and they do not allow interfaith marriages there as of yet. It has to be presided over by a Rabbi and they are, unfortunately not allowed to preside over the marriage of a Jew to a non Jew. Apparently it is a hot button issue there because many Israeli's are marrying non Jews.

Sorry about that, I was hopeful that they would be able to help. Hopefully everything works out have you contacted one of the three pastors/priests that can do non-Jewish marriages and see if they know anything more helpful? Although perhaps that is a lot of work for not too much result. I am not sure that the K-3 is all that much quicker than the CR-1 as I applied for my K-3 and both the I-130 and I-129F were approved at the same time. And I know that it is in the NVC stage of the process that the CR-1 is supposed to take a bit longer, so I can't speak from experience but after spending far too much time on this site it seems that there isn't too much of a difference and it is much less paperwork. So hopefully that works for you to do the CR-1 and everything will go smoothly. Mazal Tov on the wedding and the baby.

Take care.


I-130
22-08-2008 Mailed I-130 from Thailand
17-04-2009 K-3 Interview - Approved: Was Issued CR1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I-175
02-03-2011 Mailed I-751 from Michigan

3/21/2011- NOA1

4/18/2011-Biometrics

N-400
GC-Date: 5/1/09
Sent: 3/22/16
Cashd: 3/25/16
NOA: 3/25/16
Fprints: 4/22/16
In Line: 4/28/16
Int Ltr: 6/28/16
Interview:
Oath:
Field Office: Detroit
 
Divorced 11/19/2020

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Israel
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Thanks for the advice, Yes she is Jewish. Unfortunately I have contacted the Embassy and the Consulate in Jerusalem and they told me that there is nothing they can do. Israel does not have civil marriages as of yet and they do not allow interfaith marriages there as of yet. It has to be presided over by a Rabbi and they are, unfortunately not allowed to preside over the marriage of a Jew to a non Jew. Apparently it is a hot button issue there because many Israeli's are marrying non Jews.

Sorry about that, I was hopeful that they would be able to help. Hopefully everything works out have you contacted one of the three pastors/priests that can do non-Jewish marriages and see if they know anything more helpful? Although perhaps that is a lot of work for not too much result. I am not sure that the K-3 is all that much quicker than the CR-1 as I applied for my K-3 and both the I-130 and I-129F were approved at the same time. And I know that it is in the NVC stage of the process that the CR-1 is supposed to take a bit longer, so I can't speak from experience but after spending far too much time on this site it seems that there isn't too much of a difference and it is much less paperwork. So hopefully that works for you to do the CR-1 and everything will go smoothly. Mazal Tov on the wedding and the baby.

Take care.

Thanks! We are going to do a religious ceremony in Israel. She knows a few Rabbis who will do this type interfaith marriage. We just have to do the legal part of the wedding in Cyprus


TIMELINE:

10/13/09 - Filed I-129F

10/17/09 - Received NOA1

02/23/10 - NOA2!!

02/25/10 - Received at NVC

03/11/10 - Left NVC

03/15/10 - Delivered to Jerusalem Consulate

04/08/10 - Packet 3 received.

05/28/10 - Packet 3 mailed back to Consulate.

06/28/10 - Packet 4/ Interview letter received!

07/16/10 - INTERVIEW!!!

07/16/10 - APPROVED!!!!

08/01/10 - Visa delivered by mail.

10/21/10 - Flew into the US!!! Finally here!!!

11/14/10 - Married!!!!!!!

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