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Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines

i'm new here in visajourney. Right now, we are processing our K1 visa application but not sure where to apply it. Im living and working in UAE for four years now but I was born in Philippines. My fiance and I met here in UAE and he is American Citizen living in Ohio. Im confused where we will apply our application, US Embassy in Manila or in Abu Dhabi. Based on the members review here in visa journey regarding these two embassies, US Embassy in Manila has fast approval and shorter time to get fiance visa compare here in Abu Dhabi. I need help. thanks

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China

You are in a unique position to actually CHOOSE which country, which Embassy.

If your foreign worker contract is good for another 9 months to a year, I'd suggest to have it 'homed' to UAE, though - less travel for you, also no 'CFO' process whilst yer in UAE, either.

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If you are wondering where to send your I-129F fiancée visa petition, here is the information directly from the USCIS website: click here.

Since your fiancé lives in Ohio, he should send his I-129F petition to the California Service Center.

After your I-129F petition is approved by USCIS, and if you are still working in UAE, I believe that you will attend your interview at the American Embassy or Consulate in UAE. The USCIS process would not be any slower. I don't know if the UAE Embassy / Consulate would be any slower when it came time for your interview.

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go for UAE

check my timeline for reference.... not to say it would be the same.... but i had a very smooth process there. *am glad i had that privilege to choose which (US) embassy. :star:

best of luck!

K1 Visa

01-31-2009 I-129F to USCIS-CSC

02-19-2009 NOA1

03-24-2009 NOA2

06-21-2009 Medical(The Polyclinic, Dubai UAE)

06-28-2009 Interview @ USE AD (approved)

07-01-2009 Visa ready for pick up @ USE AD

07-07-2009 went to pick up my visa (ready 2 fly)


09-11-2009 POE-SFO(no questions asked,just a reminder 2 get marry within 90 days)


09-28-2009 applied for SSN at Sac., Ca(no hassle)

10-05-2009 received SSN card on mail

11-04-2009 applied for marriage license @ Sacramento County, Ca

11-18-2009 married (marriage certificate on hand-same day)

11-25-2009 I-693 signed by CS(MMR-$70, Vericella-$70, I-693 Form- $15)


12-23-2009 mailed AOS to USCIS, Chicago Lockbox (FedEx)

12-28-2009 recvd by USCIS

01-04-2010 check cashed by USCIS

01-08-2010 received NOA1 (I-797C) for I-485, I-765 and I-131

01-11-2010 recvd ASC Appointment Notice for Biometrics

01-25-2010 Biometrics Appointment- West Sac, CA

**alls well @ Biometrics-less than 20 mins.

03-04-2010 recvd notice for AOS interview date

03-04-2010 EAD card production ordered (online notice)

03-08-2010 AP (I-512L) approved-recvd in mail (dated 3/2/10)

03-11-2010 EAD recvd on mail

04-06-2010 AOS interview, APPROVED! Bye USCIS til 2012- Sac, CA

04-15-2010 GC Welcome letter received fr mail

04-16-2010 GC recvd on the mail (Yiihaa!!!)


03-08-2012 ROC I-751 mailed to CSC via USPS Priority Mail

03-12-2012 ROC recvd by CSC

03-12-2012 NOA1 (revd on mail 03/19/12)

03-15-2012 ROC check cashed

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