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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
Timeline

Hi all. Am I correct in thinking that once the Fiance Visa is issued, the beneficiary has 6 months to enter the U.S.? Then after he/she enters, you must get married in 90 days. Is there any other timeframe after that we should think about with respect to next steps after the wedding? Thanks. :luv:


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : London, England

I-129F Sent : Jul 10, 2009, Fri (wonderful day); I-129F Recvd: Jul 11, 2009, Sat

Check being cashed: Jul 15, 2009, Wed (whoo hoo, in the process)

I-129F NOA1 : Jul 13, 2009 (date on letter); I-129F NOA1: July 20, 2009 (day letter actually arrived)

Victoria went to England: Aug 29 - Sep 7

I-129F RFE(s) : none, awesome; I-129F NOA2 : Sep 21, 2009

Craigy went to US: Oct 16 - Oct 24

NVC Left : Sep 25, 2009

Packet 3 Sent to Craigy: Oct 6, 2009 (per DOS), Oct 9, 2009 Craigy recvd; Sent out Nov 16; Eligible for Interview: Nov 25 (per DOS)

Victoria going to England: Dec 25 - Jan 4 Interview while Victoria is visiting Paul. Dec 29, 2009 8 am Success. Jan 3, 2009 Courier dropped off Passport with Visa

Craigy Enters US: March 31st

Marriage: May 1, 2010

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
Timeline

After the wedding you have to file AOS for the Green Card. it's best to do it as soon as possible after the wedding, and it's also best to do it before the 90 days is over, but it's not a big issue other than not being able to work without the green card or EAD. AOS costs $1010 and you can apply for the EAD (work permit) and advanced parole (AP) along with it for free. Green Card is currently taking about 3-6 months to get approved and the EAD and AP are taking 1-3 months. The EAD allows him to work before his green card is approved and the AP allows one entry back into the US before the green card is approved.


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Rugby, England >> Harrisburg, PA.

Summer 2005 -- Met on Pokerstars.com

June 15th, 2006 -- Met in Person

Feb 1st, 2008 -- Filed I-129F

May 2nd, 2008 -- Visa Interview = Approved. (91days)

May 27th, 2008 -- Damian moves to America!

July 23rd - 30th, 2008 -- Damian's Mum Comes to the US for our wedding.

July 25th, 2008 -- Wedding Day!

March 16th, 2009 -- AOS Sent

May 8th, 2009 -- EAD & AP Approved (51days)

July 14th, 2009 -- AOS Approved!! (118days)

July 21st, 2009 -- Green Card Received (125days)

No RFEs the whole process :) All done myself.

December 4th - 30th, 2009 -- Visited England

April 8th - 30th, 2010 -- Damian's Brother visits us here in PA.

January 19th, 2010 -- Damian got his PA license.

December 10th - 19th, 2010 -- Visited England

September 16th - 30th, 2011 -- Damian's Parents came to visit us here in PA.

June 1st, 2011 -- Mailed ROC to Vermont.

February 21st, 2012 -- 10 Year Green Card Received

April 14th, 2012 -- N-400 Sent to Dallas Lockbox

November 26th, 2012 – Damian Became a US Citizen!!!

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Hi all. Am I correct in thinking that once the Fiance Visa is issued, the beneficiary has 6 months to enter the U.S.? Yes:thumbs: Then after he/she enters, you must get married in 90 days. Yes :thumbs:

Is there any other timeframe after that we should think about with respect to next steps after the wedding? Thanks. :luv:

There is no set timeframe to file for AOS/Adjustment of Status but the sooner the better. The reason being, the sooner you file, the sooner your spouse's status is protected by being 'pending.' Plus the fact that he/she will be able to enjoy the privileges of a permanent resident (i.e., working, driving, etc) sooner too.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
Timeline

Thank you both. Great answers. :thumbs:


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : London, England

I-129F Sent : Jul 10, 2009, Fri (wonderful day); I-129F Recvd: Jul 11, 2009, Sat

Check being cashed: Jul 15, 2009, Wed (whoo hoo, in the process)

I-129F NOA1 : Jul 13, 2009 (date on letter); I-129F NOA1: July 20, 2009 (day letter actually arrived)

Victoria went to England: Aug 29 - Sep 7

I-129F RFE(s) : none, awesome; I-129F NOA2 : Sep 21, 2009

Craigy went to US: Oct 16 - Oct 24

NVC Left : Sep 25, 2009

Packet 3 Sent to Craigy: Oct 6, 2009 (per DOS), Oct 9, 2009 Craigy recvd; Sent out Nov 16; Eligible for Interview: Nov 25 (per DOS)

Victoria going to England: Dec 25 - Jan 4 Interview while Victoria is visiting Paul. Dec 29, 2009 8 am Success. Jan 3, 2009 Courier dropped off Passport with Visa

Craigy Enters US: March 31st

Marriage: May 1, 2010

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