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I want to start K-visa process, but dont want to marry in USA

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You have two choices

1. Get married in your home country and apply for a K-3 spousal visa

2. Apply for a K-1 Visa, get married in the US (civil ceremony) and later after you have adjusted status go back to your home country and have traditional wedding.

Under the fiancee visa you must be married in the US after the K-1 visa approval.

If your fiancee is not a US citizen you are ineligible for a K-1 visa.

June 05 Lisa and I fall in love

15 Mar 06 I-129F received at CSC NOA1

5 Aug 06 NOA2 after 143 days in CSC purgatory

20 Oct 06 Interview Date

16 Feb 07 Denial Letter received

12 Mar 07 Motion to reconsider submitted

10 Sep 07 Motion to Reconsider denied

9 May 08 Lisa and Married in United Kingdom

23 May 08 I-130 filed

Oct 08 NOA-2 received

May 7 09 Lisa's Interview I 601 filed

29 Jul 09 I-601 waiver approved

18 Aug 09 Passport to London Embassy

20 Aug 09 Tickets purchased for 10 Sep 09


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My fiance and I are getting married at the court just to take care of the legal aspect, and then travel to our native country(once he has AP) and have the "real" wedding there. Many couples here are doing the same thing...hope that helps a little.


01-29-07 - marriage

02-07-07 - AOS package mailed to Chicago

02-09-07 - AOS package delivered

02-13-07 - NOA1 date

02-21-07 - Biometrics letter

02-24-07 - NOA1 received

03-01-07 - Biometrics taken

03-15-07 - Transferred to The Sucky/Slow Center (TSC)... to "speed up" processing.

03-17-07 - Transferred notice e-mail

03-20-07 - Received TSC transfer letter

03-21-07 - application pending at TSC e-mail.

05-14-07 - Misinfopass appt. COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME.

06-05-07 - I-131 e-filed

06-11-07 - AP NOA1

07-09-07 - Received weird looking letter for AP, but online status hasn't changed

Last Touch - AOS 3/24, AP 7/03


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i think weddings are three parts in nigeria, the traditonal, church and the court wedding. why dont you try te traditional wedding with the court wedding and apply for a k1, that way when you come to the us you will have the church wedding, anyway you wont lose.

AOS & EAD = 29/11/06

NOA 1'S = 6/12/06

RFE = 15/12/06

RFE SENT = 02/01/07

BIOMETRICS = 08/01/07

Tranfered to CSC =17/01/07

Received at csc = 22/01/07

APPROVED = 29/01/07

Approval notice sent =01/02/07


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My fiance is in USA. We are both of Nigerian parentage and want to have our wedding in Nigeria. What processes would we have to go through? Any help please.

Once you are married in Nigeria, you can start the K3 (spousal visa)process.

Yup! :)

Steve (WA,US) & Anne (SH,CN)







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RFE submit...2006/02/27



wel letter......2006/09/19


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But uinfortunately that means the interview would be in Lagos... a very time consuming process that could jeopardize your chances of success of getting a visa in a reasonable time frame due to the high fraud aspects of dealing with this consulate. Dealing with Lagos should be avoided at all costs...

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I am actually living in UK while my fiance is in USA. We would both go to Nigeria for the wedding. I wouldnt want to deal with the process through Nigeria if i could help it.

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