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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hello.

My K-1 is approved and ready to head to the USA for the marriage ceremony in April.

So, my question is, if I need to file for AOS before the K-1 expires after 90 days, and I was told that we will not receive the Marriage Certification until a few MONTHS after the ceremony, how can I send the Marriage Cert for immediate AOS application???

The Department of Health does not mention this; just says the Marriage Cert will be sent by mail about 2 or 3 months later.

Please advise.

Thanks!

PS -- we are getting married in Honolulu.

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Hello.

My K-1 is approved and ready to head to the USA for the marriage ceremony in April.

So, my question is, if I need to file for AOS before the K-1 expires after 90 days, and I was told that we will not receive the Marriage Certification until a few MONTHS after the ceremony, how can I send the Marriage Cert for immediate AOS application???

The Department of Health does not mention this; just says the Marriage Cert will be sent by mail about 2 or 3 months later.

Please advise.

Thanks!

PS -- we are getting married in Honolulu.

You only have to get married with in the 90 day period. You have LOTS of time after that to apply for AOS.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: South Africa
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I have never heard of a marriage certificate taking that long


03/01/2007 - POE - JFK (L-1 Visa)

01/15/2008 - Proposed

03/15/2008 - Married

09/02/2008 - Sent AOS Package (I-130, I-485, I-693)

09/03/2008 - Received - Signed by SMITH

09/04/2008 - Checks deposited

09/10/2008 - Checks cleared ($1010 + $355)

09/12/2008 - 2 NOA's received (I-130, I-485) - Dated 09/08/08

09/16/2008 - Received notice for biometrics appointment on 09/30/2008

09/20/2008 - Biometrics done - Walk in (Orlando) Took 10 minutes

09/22/2008 - I-485 viewable online (pending, of course)

09/30/2008 - Biometrics Appointment (2pm)

12/30/2008 - Received Interview Letter

02/25/2008 - Interview

03/06/2008 - Welcome Letter received (the website will clearly never send me updates!)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I have never heard of a marriage certificate taking that long

http://hawaii.gov/health/vital-records/vit...iage/index.html

The marriage certificate is prepared and filed by your licensed marriage officiant or performer with the Department of Health. A newly married couple receives one (1) certified copy of the marriage certificate at no extra charge, upon payment of the marriage license fee, which will be sent to the couple by mail (60-120 days) after the marriage has been performed. If a marriage certificate is needed sooner than this, you can apply for one or more additional certified copies.

[i am not sure what they mean by the "apply for one or more additional certified copies" and the link to the Web page they provide does not describe that in detail.]

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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You only have to get married with in the 90 day period. You have LOTS of time after that to apply for AOS.

Aloha!

Hello!

But it says here:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...amp;page=k1flow

Apply for Adjustment of Status (AOS), EAD, AP

Apply for Adjustment of Status (AOS). You should file as soon as possible. If you have not filed for AOS and your K-1 expires, you will be considered out-of-status until you file. Make all attempts to file before you become out-of-status. You may also file for your EAD and AP at this time.

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Filed: Other Country: China
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I have never heard of a marriage certificate taking that long

http://hawaii.gov/health/vital-records/vit...iage/index.html

The marriage certificate is prepared and filed by your licensed marriage officiant or performer with the Department of Health. A newly married couple receives one (1) certified copy of the marriage certificate at no extra charge, upon payment of the marriage license fee, which will be sent to the couple by mail (60-120 days) after the marriage has been performed. If a marriage certificate is needed sooner than this, you can apply for one or more additional certified copies.

[i am not sure what they mean by the "apply for one or more additional certified copies" and the link to the Web page they provide does not describe that in detail.]

The phrase, "if a marriage certificate is needed sooner" implies there's a way to expedite it. Contact them directly for your answer.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Normally the marriage certificate is not filed with the Department of Health, but with the court house that issued the marriage license. Maybe Hawaii handles this differently, but I would a different source of information.

Ours took one! day to be filed and we got the copy immediately.

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Filed: Other Country: Indonesia
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You only have to get married with in the 90 day period. You have LOTS of time after that to apply for AOS.

Aloha!

Hello!

But it says here:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...amp;page=k1flow

Apply for Adjustment of Status (AOS), EAD, AP

Apply for Adjustment of Status (AOS). You should file as soon as possible. If you have not filed for AOS and your K-1 expires, you will be considered out-of-status until you file. Make all attempts to file before you become out-of-status. You may also file for your EAD and AP at this time.

freelancer,

Usually the one who perform the marriage ceremony (county judge, pastor, priest, etc) will mail the marriage license back to the county court house (to the county court house where you get your marriage license). After they receive it, you can go to your county court house and request for certified copy of your marriage license. You will have the certified copy on the same day and use this certified copy for your AOS.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: South Africa
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State of Hawaii charges a fee to issue a certified copy of the Certificate of Marriage prior to the normal period of 120 days. The fee is $10; once the license is entered into the system, you can pick-up the copy in person or have it mailed to you in 7-21 days. The State will provide a green order form with the license. Normal processing of filing takes 3-7 days; a certified copy is automatically sent after 120 days if you don't ask for the expedited copy. For residents of foreign countries, an Apostille is available for $1. This is a separate fee & cannot be combined with the expedite fee. If paying by Money Order, you'll need 2: One for the copy fee & one for the Apostille. A Certified Copy is required for proof of Marriage & Change of Name. Vital Statistics Office closes at 4:00 PM.

http://www.beachwed.com/licensing.htm


03/01/2007 - POE - JFK (L-1 Visa)

01/15/2008 - Proposed

03/15/2008 - Married

09/02/2008 - Sent AOS Package (I-130, I-485, I-693)

09/03/2008 - Received - Signed by SMITH

09/04/2008 - Checks deposited

09/10/2008 - Checks cleared ($1010 + $355)

09/12/2008 - 2 NOA's received (I-130, I-485) - Dated 09/08/08

09/16/2008 - Received notice for biometrics appointment on 09/30/2008

09/20/2008 - Biometrics done - Walk in (Orlando) Took 10 minutes

09/22/2008 - I-485 viewable online (pending, of course)

09/30/2008 - Biometrics Appointment (2pm)

12/30/2008 - Received Interview Letter

02/25/2008 - Interview

03/06/2008 - Welcome Letter received (the website will clearly never send me updates!)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Haiti
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In Kansas our Courthouse said just ask your Pastor to give you the papers after you sign them and submit them to the courthouse and they give it to you right then and there! When i was ready to file i couldn't find my extra copy so i just called the courthouse and they mailed it to me; it was in my hand the next day.


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Medical appt: 10.9.08

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First of all, take a deep breath & relax.

Every state in US is different about issuing the marriage certificate.

I am sure your country, Canada is different too.

You do not have to wait for the sealed Marriage Certificate to apply for AOS.

Whoever marries you ( I mean in HI) signs the marriage license (not certificate)

along with the 2 witmesses' signatures & gives one of the copies to you.

Now, this document became marriage certificate (not license anymore after the signatures).

This is also an offical document, you can use it anywhere including AOS. Later on you can get the fancy

marriage certificate, that takes little bit time. It took me about 1 week to get it for example, I live in NJ.

I know it is confusing. Doet it make sense now ?

GOOD LUCK !....

HERE IS MY TIMELINE :

I-130 mailed 01/13/09

I-130 received by USCIS 01/16/09

NOA1 Mail for I-130 received 01/22/09

I-485 Package mailed 02/17/09

I-485 Package received by USCIS 02/20/09

NOA1 Mail for I-485 & I-765 received 02/26/09

NOA2 e-mail for I-130 Approval 03/03/09 (47 Days)

NOA2 Hard Copy of I-130 Approval received 03/07/09

Biometrics App. Mail Notice received 03/09/09 (App. Date 03/24/09)

NOTE : I DID NOT APPLY FOR I-131 (AP).


"Patience is the key to the paradise (US Citizenship, in our case)"

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Dominica
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First of all, take a deep breath & relax.

Every state in US is different about issuing the marriage certificate.

I am sure your country, Canada is different too.

You do not have to wait for the sealed Marriage Certificate to apply for AOS.

Whoever marries you ( I mean in HI) signs the marriage license (not certificate)

along with the 2 witmesses' signatures & gives one of the copies to you.

Now, this document became marriage certificate (not license anymore after the signatures).

This is also an offical document, you can use it anywhere including AOS. Later on you can get the fancy

marriage certificate, that takes little bit time. It took me about 1 week to get it for example, I live in NJ.

I know it is confusing. Doet it make sense now ?

GOOD LUCK !....

HERE IS MY TIMELINE :

I-130 mailed 01/13/09

I-130 received by USCIS 01/16/09

NOA1 Mail for I-130 received 01/22/09

I-485 Package mailed 02/17/09

I-485 Package received by USCIS 02/20/09

NOA1 Mail for I-485 & I-765 received 02/26/09

NOA2 e-mail for I-130 Approval 03/03/09 (47 Days)

NOA2 Hard Copy of I-130 Approval received 03/07/09

Biometrics App. Mail Notice received 03/09/09 (App. Date 03/24/09)

NOTE : I DID NOT APPLY FOR I-131 (AP).

right about that....even the counties are different about how they issue licenses.. i got mine right after the ceremony at the courthouse. my friend who got married at a courthouse in another county had to wait till his was mailed. he was given a temporary one however at the time of his marriage.


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*10/1/08 Married

*11/14/08 Mailed AOS package

*11/17/08 Package Received

*11/25/08 NOA1

*12/12/08 Biometrics

*12/31/08 Notice for Interview Received

* 1/22/09 EAD Card received

*2/19/09 AOS Interview >>Approved

*2/26/09 Welcome letter received

*3/5/09 Green Card received in the mail!!!

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I owe you lots of thanks FRJ !...

You have always supported me on many threads. I do appreciate.

We just click, we should be a team on VJ.

Here again I do thank you for supporting me about "Samuel09" thread.

I have been angry with myself that I have lost so much time for nonsense stuff.

Thanks partner, see u around.

HERE IS MY TIMELINE :

I-130 mailed 01/13/09

I-130 received by USCIS 01/16/09

NOA1 Mail for I-130 received 01/22/09

I-485 Package mailed 02/17/09

I-485 Package received by USCIS 02/20/09

NOA1 Mail for I-485 & I-765 received 02/26/09

NOA2 e-mail for I-130 Approval 03/03/09 (47 Days)

NOA2 Hard Copy of I-130 Approval received 03/07/09

Biometrics App. Mail Notice received 03/09/09 (App. Date 03/24/09)

NOTE : I DID NOT APPLY FOR I-131 (AP).


"Patience is the key to the paradise (US Citizenship, in our case)"

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Dominica
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I owe you lots of thanks FRJ !...

You have always supported me on many threads. I do appreciate.

We just click, we should be a team on VJ.

Here again I do thank you for supporting me about "Samuel09" thread.

I have been angry with myself that I have lost so much time for nonsense stuff.

Thanks partner, see u around.

HERE IS MY TIMELINE :

I-130 mailed 01/13/09

I-130 received by USCIS 01/16/09

NOA1 Mail for I-130 received 01/22/09

I-485 Package mailed 02/17/09

I-485 Package received by USCIS 02/20/09

NOA1 Mail for I-485 & I-765 received 02/26/09

NOA2 e-mail for I-130 Approval 03/03/09 (47 Days)

NOA2 Hard Copy of I-130 Approval received 03/07/09

Biometrics App. Mail Notice received 03/09/09 (App. Date 03/24/09)

NOTE : I DID NOT APPLY FOR I-131 (AP).

haha...no problem


********************************************

*10/1/08 Married

*11/14/08 Mailed AOS package

*11/17/08 Package Received

*11/25/08 NOA1

*12/12/08 Biometrics

*12/31/08 Notice for Interview Received

* 1/22/09 EAD Card received

*2/19/09 AOS Interview >>Approved

*2/26/09 Welcome letter received

*3/5/09 Green Card received in the mail!!!

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