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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
Timeline

Hi there! My fiancé and I are trying to sort out when would be best to send in all the initial K-1 paperwork so that it goes through at the right time. We wanted to get married in December, but that doesn't sound like it will work. We're planning for May 7 now, but we don't want to file too soon so that he can still be in England for his brother's wedding on April 7. I spoke to an immigration officer today, and she said to file in mid-October. Based on your experiences, does this sound about right?

(PS If it is, that would be great, because we wanted to have one last visit before filing and "the big wait")

Thanks!


"Many waters cannot quench love." -Song of Solomon 8:7

Petition Sent: August 21, 2010

NOA1 Received: August 26, 2010

Touches: The October 3rd Touch of Death :)

And did you get what

you wanted from this life, even so?

I did.

And what did you want?

To call myself beloved, to feel myself

beloved on the earth.

-Late Fragment by Raymond Carver

IT COULD BE WORSE. You could be stuck in a dream within a dream within a dream within a dream. Or dead.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Colombia
Timeline

It's difficult to say exactly because there are so many variables. Keep in mind that your fiancé will have 6 months to use the visa after it is issued, so if it isn't issued any earlier than Nov. 7 (roughly), he'll be OK. I'd be surprised if you made it through everything that quickly even if you filed today (although stranger things have happened!)


N-400

Feb. 12, 2016 - Sent N-400 to USCIS (3-year rule)

Feb. 19, 2016 - NOA1

Mar. 14, 2016 - Biometrics

June 2, 2016 - Interview - Recommended for Approval

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
Timeline

Keep in mind that your fiancé will have 6 months to use the visa after it is issued, so if it isn't issued any earlier than Nov. 7 (roughly), he'll be OK.

I saw somewhere else that it was 4 months, which has been the root of most of our concerns. Is it definitely 6?


"Many waters cannot quench love." -Song of Solomon 8:7

Petition Sent: August 21, 2010

NOA1 Received: August 26, 2010

Touches: The October 3rd Touch of Death :)

And did you get what

you wanted from this life, even so?

I did.

And what did you want?

To call myself beloved, to feel myself

beloved on the earth.

-Late Fragment by Raymond Carver

IT COULD BE WORSE. You could be stuck in a dream within a dream within a dream within a dream. Or dead.

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Filed: Other Country: Canada
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I saw somewhere else that it was 4 months, which has been the root of most of our concerns. Is it definitely 6?

It's 6 months. My visa was issued in March and expires in September.


AOS/AP/EAD Timeline

Package sent to Chicago Lockbox: 06/16/2010

Chicago Lockbox received: 06/18/2010

Received e-mail notification from Chicago Lockbox: 06/24/2010

Hard copy NOA1 received: 06/28/2010

Touch!: 06/28/2010

Received biometrics letter in the mail: 07/16/2010

Attempted walk-in biometrics @ Salt Lake City office -- DENIED: 07/16/2010

2nd attempt at walk-in biometrics @ Salt Lake City office -- SUCCESS!: 07/28/2010

EAD card production ordered!: 08/09/2010

AP approved!: 08/09/2010

2nd EAD card production ordered e-mail: 08/12/2010

AP arrived!: 08/16/2010

3rd EAD card production ordered e-mail: 08/16/2010

EAD arrived!: 08/19/2010

Received interview letter in the mail: 09/13/2010

Green card interview -- APPROVED!: 10/15/2010

Green card received: 10/25/2010

The whole AOS process took almost exactly 4 months ... not too shabby!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Colombia
Timeline

I saw somewhere else that it was 4 months, which has been the root of most of our concerns. Is it definitely 6?

4 months is the amount of time the approved I-129F is valid (for the embassy to schedule the interview). The embassy can extend it 4 more (I believe) if they are backed up..

You definitely have 6 months after the visa is issued to enter the US.


N-400

Feb. 12, 2016 - Sent N-400 to USCIS (3-year rule)

Feb. 19, 2016 - NOA1

Mar. 14, 2016 - Biometrics

June 2, 2016 - Interview - Recommended for Approval

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
Timeline

Awesome! Thank you both. :)


"Many waters cannot quench love." -Song of Solomon 8:7

Petition Sent: August 21, 2010

NOA1 Received: August 26, 2010

Touches: The October 3rd Touch of Death :)

And did you get what

you wanted from this life, even so?

I did.

And what did you want?

To call myself beloved, to feel myself

beloved on the earth.

-Late Fragment by Raymond Carver

IT COULD BE WORSE. You could be stuck in a dream within a dream within a dream within a dream. Or dead.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: England
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Also, you can travel between Countries while you are waiting for the Visa to be approved. My fiance has been here twice since we filed without any issue. Good luck!!


03-05-10 NOA1

05-26-10 Received RFE dated 05-21-10 (I forgot to answer a question, grr)

05-26-10 Replied to RFE

06-08-10 NOA2

09-08-10 Interview (187 days from NOA1)

10-05-10 Visa Issued

10-19-10 POE Atlanta

10-28-10 Wedding

05-17-11 AOS Interview APPROVED!! "Green Card" is on it's way.

Happily ever after...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
Timeline

Also, you can travel between Countries while you are waiting for the Visa to be approved. My fiance has been here twice since we filed without any issue. Good luck!!

Are you positive? I knew I could go to England, but when I asked the immigration officer whether he could come over she said no. But I'm starting to doubt pretty much everything she told me.


"Many waters cannot quench love." -Song of Solomon 8:7

Petition Sent: August 21, 2010

NOA1 Received: August 26, 2010

Touches: The October 3rd Touch of Death :)

And did you get what

you wanted from this life, even so?

I did.

And what did you want?

To call myself beloved, to feel myself

beloved on the earth.

-Late Fragment by Raymond Carver

IT COULD BE WORSE. You could be stuck in a dream within a dream within a dream within a dream. Or dead.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
Timeline

You can definitely have your fiance come visit you from England during the K-1 process. There are some things you should know first though, like in case the immigration officer requires it, he will need to have adequate proof that he is planning to return to the UK. Sometimes a return ticket isn't enough. Something like a lease in his name, and/or a letter from his employer stating that he is expected back at work on x date would help. Likely he won't need it, but it wouldn't hurt to have. You can see more experiences and advice about visiting in this thread:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/67796-yes-you-can-visit/page__p__903059#entry903059

Also once the visa is approved and is actually physically stapled into his passport, he can no longer come visit on the VWP. His next entry into the US will have to then result in your marriage within the 90 day timeframe.

In my opinion, the sooner you can get all your stuff together and send it out, the better it will be for your peace of mind. If it helps, I'm hoping to have the wedding next June and I'm sending my I-129F out on August 1st when my new lease starts. So send it out whenever you're ready and good luck on your journey!!

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