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Hello, I have recently met a wonderful pinay that is here in the u.s. on a tourist visa. can anyone tel me what he procedure is if we decide to get married here in the states while she is here on a tourist visa. thanks for the help

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and you've known her for how long?


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Sent in I-130 form: 01/29/09

Interview Date: 11/08/09 (APPROVED!)

Visa in Hand: 11/12/09

POE: 01/30/10 (!!!!) at JFK Airport in NYC... can't wait!

Got the green card maybe 8 weeks after 01/30/10...

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get ready for some ribbing. not much sympathy on this board for those marrying on short tourist visas. not much sympathy for pinays, either. though they can be wonderful people, many guys have been scammed by the bad ones. protect ourself and you should be OK.

use the guides at the top of the page for process info. this one in particular:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...page=i130guide2

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Your profile says "k-1" visa, yet it looks like the foreigner is here on a B visa.

Can you clarify?

If they came as a tourist and you didn't not know each other before, you can marry and adjust status.

However, if they used the B visa to immigrate to the US with the intent of marrying and staying here, that could be considered fraud.

The people on this forum would need more info to advise you better.


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get ready for some ribbing. not much sympathy on this board for those marrying on short tourist visas. not much sympathy for pinays, either. though they can be wonderful people, many guys have been scammed by the bad ones. protect ourself and you should be OK.

use the guides at the top of the page for process info. this one in particular:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...page=i130guide2

Not much sympathy for chinese either. Many people all over the world have been scammed by the bad ones.


12/29/2007 Got married in the Philippines
03/28/2008 Got 10yr B1/B2 visa
04/12/2008 Arrived in US under B1/B2 visa
08/06/2008 Filed I-539 visa extension
10/23/2008 I-539 approved
02/23/2009 USC wife filed I-130 Chicago Lockbox
02/26/2009 I-130 delivered to Chicago Lockbox
02/27/2009 Medical exam I-693
03/01/2009 Negative result on TB skin test
03/04/2009 I-130 received by California Service Center
03/05/2009 Check cashed by USCIS
03/06/2009 Medical Exam form I-693 released by civil surgeon
03/07/2009 NOA Receipt Notice for I-130
03/14/2009 Mailed I-485, I-864, I-693, I-765 & I-131 thru USPS
03/16/2009 "The Package" delivered to Chicago Lockbox
03/16/2009 I-94 expired after 11 months since arrival
03/25/2009 Check cashed by USCIS
03/26/2009 Received NOA for I-485, I-765, I-131
03/28/2009 Received notice for Biometrics Appointment (April 9)
04/02/2009 Approval Notice for I-130 received
04/09/2009 Biometrics done
05/07/2009 Received Advance Parole Document
05/08/2009 Received Interview Letter
05/09/2009 Received EAD card
05/11/2009 Applied for SSN
05/16/2009 Received SSN
06/23/2009 AOS interview approved
06/27/2009 Welcome Letter received
07/05/2009 Green Card received
06/01/2011 Mailed I-751 Form
06/07/2011 Received NOA for I-751
07/11/2011 Biometrics Done

03/19/2015 Mailed N-400

03/30/2015 NOA Received

04/15/2015 Biometrics Appointment

06/23/2015 Interview

07/22/2015 Oath Ceremony

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Without even touching the issue of stereotyping, I haven't seen a single case of a Chinese fraudster here on VJ yet. Have you?

What we encounter here often is cases where spouses of immigrants from the Philippines, the former Russian Empire, and, to a smaller extend, Nigeria report problems.

That's not to say that the same doesn't happen with people from other countries. Of course (!) there are good and bad people in every country of the world, no matter the geographical location, gender, race, or sexual orientation.

But it's fair to note that the Philippines is among the handful of countries that are over-proportionally presented here when it comes to "issues."


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Without even touching the issue of stereotyping, I haven't seen a single case of a Chinese fraudster here on VJ yet. Have you?

What we encounter here often is cases where spouses of immigrants from the Philippines, the former Russian Empire, and, to a smaller extend, Nigeria report problems.

That's not to say that the same doesn't happen with people from other countries. Of course (!) there are good and bad people in every country of the world, no matter the geographical location, gender, race, or sexual orientation.

But it's fair to note that the Philippines is among the handful of countries that are over-proportionally presented here when it comes to "issues."

If he has no sympathy for pinays who scams USC, i have no sympathy for chinese who scams people by putting poisonous chemicals on baby food, toys, and a lot of other stuff just to make money. You want a case of evidence, try watching world news.


12/29/2007 Got married in the Philippines
03/28/2008 Got 10yr B1/B2 visa
04/12/2008 Arrived in US under B1/B2 visa
08/06/2008 Filed I-539 visa extension
10/23/2008 I-539 approved
02/23/2009 USC wife filed I-130 Chicago Lockbox
02/26/2009 I-130 delivered to Chicago Lockbox
02/27/2009 Medical exam I-693
03/01/2009 Negative result on TB skin test
03/04/2009 I-130 received by California Service Center
03/05/2009 Check cashed by USCIS
03/06/2009 Medical Exam form I-693 released by civil surgeon
03/07/2009 NOA Receipt Notice for I-130
03/14/2009 Mailed I-485, I-864, I-693, I-765 & I-131 thru USPS
03/16/2009 "The Package" delivered to Chicago Lockbox
03/16/2009 I-94 expired after 11 months since arrival
03/25/2009 Check cashed by USCIS
03/26/2009 Received NOA for I-485, I-765, I-131
03/28/2009 Received notice for Biometrics Appointment (April 9)
04/02/2009 Approval Notice for I-130 received
04/09/2009 Biometrics done
05/07/2009 Received Advance Parole Document
05/08/2009 Received Interview Letter
05/09/2009 Received EAD card
05/11/2009 Applied for SSN
05/16/2009 Received SSN
06/23/2009 AOS interview approved
06/27/2009 Welcome Letter received
07/05/2009 Green Card received
06/01/2011 Mailed I-751 Form
06/07/2011 Received NOA for I-751
07/11/2011 Biometrics Done

03/19/2015 Mailed N-400

03/30/2015 NOA Received

04/15/2015 Biometrics Appointment

06/23/2015 Interview

07/22/2015 Oath Ceremony

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I am a pinay too. But sad to admit some of the pinay girls enter in the US for visit visa just to find someone who will marry them or someone just to meet people who will eventually can help them come back to the US. I should know that because I was a victim of that. Technically yes, because my husband met this cebuana girl who has a visit visa here and then all of the sudden my hubby decided to go home to philippines just to see again this little #######.

well karma is #######! what goes around always comes around!

Without even touching the issue of stereotyping, I haven't seen a single case of a Chinese fraudster here on VJ yet. Have you?

What we encounter here often is cases where spouses of immigrants from the Philippines, the former Russian Empire, and, to a smaller extend, Nigeria report problems.

That's not to say that the same doesn't happen with people from other countries. Of course (!) there are good and bad people in every country of the world, no matter the geographical location, gender, race, or sexual orientation.

But it's fair to note that the Philippines is among the handful of countries that are over-proportionally presented here when it comes to "issues."

If he has no sympathy for pinays who scams USC, i have no sympathy for chinese who scams people by putting poisonous chemicals on baby food, toys, and a lot of other stuff just to make money. You want a case of evidence, try watching world news.

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Jeez, the guy asked a simple question. The answer is yes, they can marry while she is here.

If they met only after she came to the US, they can settle down and get off the application for the I-130, work permit and green card (plus the exhorbitant fees) and also the sponsorship documents.

If she came here to marry the OP, then she would need to return home and he would file for a spousal visa.

The world is full of fraud, and I would observe that our own American men are well-known for scamming the naive, beautiful young women in Asia.

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Yes you can. My friend from Australia came here to meet me in Aug 08 on the VWP. After he had been here about 6 weeks we realized we were more than friends & decided to marry Nov 08. We filed all the papers in Feb 09 & received his green card in July 09. You won't get any sympathy from most people here, but I will say it is a situation people find themselves in. Good luck, read the instructions& save up about $2000.00, and you will be fine!

Best wishes

Hello, I have recently met a wonderful pinay that is here in the u.s. on a tourist visa. can anyone tel me what he procedure is if we decide to get married here in the states while she is here on a tourist visa. thanks for the help

Kimberly Troth

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Met online Dec 2007

Started talking online (Xbox) 02/15/2008

Came to US to meet 08/29/2008 (return home date was 11/14/2008)

Got engaged 10/05/2008

Got married at sunset on the beach 11/01/2008

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I-130/765/485

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02/27/2009 sent papers Usps to Chicago Lock Box

03/07/2009 received NOAs dated 03/04/09 (130 & 765 show online 485 does not)

03/13/2009 received biometrics appt notice for 03/27/2009

03/27/2009 biometrics appt @3pm (in & out in less than 20 minutes)

04/16/2009 Received pink notice of medical exam needed

04/17/2009 Had medical exam done by Civil Surgeon (have to return on Tuesday 04/21/2009 forResults)

04/24/2009 Papers delivered to Lees Summit (MSC) :o)

05/07/2009 Received email from CRIS that EAD card has been ordered & should arrive within 30 days

05/08/2009 Received email from CRIS that EAD Approval Notice was sent

05/09/2009 Received EAD card in mail YAAAAAY

05/12/2009 Applied for Social Security Card

05/15/2009 NOA received with I-485 interview date 07/20/2009

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07/20/2009 AOS Interview in Orlando FL

07/21/2009 Email received " Card Production Ordered " YAAAAY 139 days!

07/24/2009 Welcome letter received! & Approval of I-130 also received! Yaaay

08/04/2009 Green Card received! Hoooraaaaay!!

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Without even touching the issue of stereotyping, I haven't seen a single case of a Chinese fraudster here on VJ yet. Have you?

Not on VJ but there were cases reported in Canada where the Chinese spouse ran away.

http://www.canadavisa.com/canada-immigrati...am-t5198.0.html

There were two guys in the thread above that got scammed.

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Yup, you can marry and adjust status. But be ready for a lot of non sense from certain people. Many get frustrated with AoS, when they have to file for K-1. Basically, they are waiting in their country before coming over to the U.S. to marry the person they love. Whereas a AoS let's you two love birds stay together. I can understand the frustration, but... it's a sensitive issue and it angers many. So be prepared. :thumbs:

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Adjustment of Status

11/03/10 ------- AoS (I-130/I-485) Package mailed out (Priority Mail)

11/07/10 ------- AoS Package received and singed for

11/10/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (emails)

11/12/10 ------- NOA1 received for I-130, I-485 and I-765 (hard copies)

11/12/10 ------- Touches on I-130, I-485 and I-765

11/19/10 ------- Biometrics appointment letter received

12/06/10 ------- RFE for I-693 (I think the issue is that it was not signed. Called USCIS and will receive a letter in a few days explaining)

12/13/10 ------- Biometrics done

12/16/10 ------- EAD card in production (email)

12/20/10 ------- Received "Letter of Explanation" for RFE (Service Request to expedite my case. Called USCIS and was told to ignore that and just send in response to RFE.)

12/22/10 ------- Touch (Email for Post Decision Activity on EAD saying that a letter of approval has been mailed out)

12/24/10 ------- Received EAD in the mail

12/27/10 ------- Applied for SSN

12/31/10 ------- Received Interview letter

01/03/11 ------- Received SSN card in the mail

01/07/11 ------- Mailed out response to RFE (I-693)

01/15/11 ------- Email confirming USCIS received RFE response

01/31/11 ------- Approved!

Pre-Adjustment of Status:

2006 -------- Met Online

02/07 ------- Visited him in the U.S. for what was suppose to be a few weeks (Came in with birth certificate and health card. Health card expired a few months after)

08/07 ------- Decided to get married because we didn't want to be apart (in the U.S.)

10/10 ------- USCIS Medical Done

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Yup, you can marry and adjust status. But be ready for a lot of non sense from certain people. Many get frustrated with AoS, when they have to file for K-1. Basically, they are waiting in their country before coming over to the U.S. to marry the person they love. Whereas a AoS let's you two love birds stay together. I can understand the frustration, but... it's a sensitive issue and it angers many. So be prepared. :thumbs:

Oh seriously SHUT THE FACK UP!

You overstayed, that's the difference between you and everyone else... and your complete ignorance on the subject.

I don't think you should be giving advice considering your illegal situation.

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Yup, you can marry and adjust status. But be ready for a lot of non sense from certain people. Many get frustrated with AoS, when they have to file for K-1. Basically, they are waiting in their country before coming over to the U.S. to marry the person they love. Whereas a AoS let's you two love birds stay together. I can understand the frustration, but... it's a sensitive issue and it angers many. So be prepared. :thumbs:

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DO NOT listen to this girl's advice. She has been trolling the board for a week and reigning misery on EVERY one.


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