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HI,

I am English guy who arrived on an I-94 visa waiver on 23 rd April 2009.

Me and my American fiancee got married last Thursday 9th July 2009

I am waiting for the marriage certificate to arrive in the next couple of days.

I am doing the immigration forms myself and am going this route:

I-130

G-325a

I-864

I-485

I-765

I-131

I-693

I'm going to do my medical next week.

I have read through a lot of guides but was just wondering if anyone in the know could let me know if these are right.

Thanks for any help.

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Suggest you post in the other Adjustment of Status forum. This one is for people adjusting from K visas. There is a forum for adjusting from Work, Student and Visitors visas.

I won't go into the legal aspect of marrying on VWP, especially if you were already engaged prior to entering on the VWP.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Entering on VWP then getting married might raise some red flags come interview time. I would be VERY careful here. If they think you entered the US with the intent to get married and stay you my face a ban.


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K1 Section

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Sent I-129F - 03/25/2009

Visa in Hand -11/23/2009

US Entry - 11/26/2009

Wedding - 12/26/2009

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AOS Section

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AOS, EAD, AP Forms Sent - 01/06/2010

Biometrics - 02/11/2010

EAD/AP Approved - 02/23/2010

--------------------------------

Ceremonial Wedding - 06/17/2010

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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moved to correct AOS forum


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Entering on VWP then getting married might raise some red flags come interview time. I would be VERY careful here. If they think you entered the US with the intent to get married and stay you my face a ban.

It not just "might" -- it will. It is the onus of the OP to prove to USCIS he did not come into the country with the intent to marry. Wait and see now, I guess.

To the OP: please read the guides.

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Oops, thank you for moving the post.

While yes I appreciate the predicament I've got myself into, I'm in it.

I have read and am re-reading all the guides which are great I was just wondering if the list of forms that I am going to be sending off were the right ones, from reading the guides I think they are, but I was just wondering if anyone on here, had more experience than me and could say, in your predicament you are on the right track.

Thanks for any help.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Colombia
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When does your VW expire? I would suggest and to be on the safe side get all your ducks in a row and try not to use the AP ( I-131 ) if given. You may have a heck of a time getting back in. And yes be prepared in case you are asked ( maybe grilled ) about your intent upon entry. It can and has been done but just letting you know of a possible red flag for the IO.

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My Saga includes 2 step sons
USC Married 4/2007 Colombian on overstay since 2001 of B1/B2 visa
Applied 5/2007 Approved GC in Hand 10/2007
I-751 mailed 6/30/09 aapproved 11/7/09 The BOYS I-751 Mailed 12/29/09 3/23/10 Email approval for 17 CR 3/27/10
4/14/10 Email approval for 13 yr Old CR 4/23/10

Oldest son now 21 I-130 filed by LPR dad ( as per NVC CSPA is applying here )
I-130 approved 2/24
Priority date 12/6/2007
4/6/2010 letter from NVC arrives to son dated 3/4/2010
5/4/10 received AOS and DS3032 via email
9/22/10 Interview BOG Passed
10/3/10 POE JFK all went well
11/11/10 GC Received smile.png


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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So what are you going to apply for K3 or IR/CR1?


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K1 Section

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Sent I-129F - 03/25/2009

Visa in Hand -11/23/2009

US Entry - 11/26/2009

Wedding - 12/26/2009

=================

AOS Section

=================

AOS, EAD, AP Forms Sent - 01/06/2010

Biometrics - 02/11/2010

EAD/AP Approved - 02/23/2010

--------------------------------

Ceremonial Wedding - 06/17/2010

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They are going to adjust from within the US so basically they will be doing AOS

So what are you going to apply for K3 or IR/CR1?

Why is it that the only one who can stop the crying is the one who started it in the first place?



More Complete Story here
My Saga includes 2 step sons
USC Married 4/2007 Colombian on overstay since 2001 of B1/B2 visa
Applied 5/2007 Approved GC in Hand 10/2007
I-751 mailed 6/30/09 aapproved 11/7/09 The BOYS I-751 Mailed 12/29/09 3/23/10 Email approval for 17 CR 3/27/10
4/14/10 Email approval for 13 yr Old CR 4/23/10

Oldest son now 21 I-130 filed by LPR dad ( as per NVC CSPA is applying here )
I-130 approved 2/24
Priority date 12/6/2007
4/6/2010 letter from NVC arrives to son dated 3/4/2010
5/4/10 received AOS and DS3032 via email
9/22/10 Interview BOG Passed
10/3/10 POE JFK all went well
11/11/10 GC Received smile.png


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Yeah, I was under the impression it's AOS that I'm applying for, from visitor status.

When you come on the I-94 visa waiver. Is that also a 'V' visa? I'm just trying to understand the terminology a bit more.

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Yes AOS ( adjustment of status ) IO ( immigration officer )

As I stated be careful if you plan to leave during the wait for your GC. I personally would not leave the US until I have GC in hand...


Why is it that the only one who can stop the crying is the one who started it in the first place?



More Complete Story here
My Saga includes 2 step sons
USC Married 4/2007 Colombian on overstay since 2001 of B1/B2 visa
Applied 5/2007 Approved GC in Hand 10/2007
I-751 mailed 6/30/09 aapproved 11/7/09 The BOYS I-751 Mailed 12/29/09 3/23/10 Email approval for 17 CR 3/27/10
4/14/10 Email approval for 13 yr Old CR 4/23/10

Oldest son now 21 I-130 filed by LPR dad ( as per NVC CSPA is applying here )
I-130 approved 2/24
Priority date 12/6/2007
4/6/2010 letter from NVC arrives to son dated 3/4/2010
5/4/10 received AOS and DS3032 via email
9/22/10 Interview BOG Passed
10/3/10 POE JFK all went well
11/11/10 GC Received smile.png


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Yes AOS ( adjustment of status ) IO ( immigration officer )

As I stated be careful if you plan to leave during the wait for your GC. I personally would not leave the US until I have GC in hand...

He should NOT leave while his AOS is pending. VJ 101 :P

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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To answer your question, yes, your forms are right. Good luck.


“...Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?”

. Lucy Maude Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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Ooh! something else.

On the I-130 'Petition for Alien Relative'

Should my wife fill it out in her maiden name which is what all her ID's are in?

On the marriage certificate the top name is mine and the second is her maiden name with her name as my wife near the bottom.

She doesn't plan on changing her name untill November.

Thanks again.

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