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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Kenya
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I am Kenyan citizen working and residing in Saudi Arabia.

few years ago i met some so special to me through the net.

she is US citizen and we contact with each regularly.

recently we have decide to get married.

she even suggest for me to come there in the states, but we dont know how and what to do before we apply any visa.

i have looked through the net and i have found out the difference between K1 and K3.

so my question is, is it necessary for us to meet in person before we apply for K1 or we can apply while we havent met yet.

and my second question is that, if we go for K1, does that mean i have to go back to my country to do the processing or i can do the whole process while i am still here in Saudi Arabia. cause here in Saudi Arabia i have work/residence permit/visa.

thank you.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I am Kenyan citizen working and residing in Saudi Arabia.

few years ago i met some so special to me through the net.

she is US citizen and we contact with each regularly.

recently we have decide to get married.

she even suggest for me to come there in the states, but we dont know how and what to do before we apply any visa.

i have looked through the net and i have found out the difference between K1 and K3.

so my question is, is it necessary for us to meet in person before we apply for K1 or we can apply while we havent met yet.

and my second question is that, if we go for K1, does that mean i have to go back to my country to do the processing or i can do the whole process while i am still here in Saudi Arabia. cause here in Saudi Arabia i have work/residence permit/visa.

thank you.

One of the basic requirements for a K-1 is a face-to-face meeting.

You can be interviewed at a consulate in the country that has jurisdiction over your legal place of residence

Edited by payxibka

YMMV

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Yes you have to prove that you have met in person in the last two years. Good luck.


USCIS

10-15-2009 Met while I was on vacation...

11-12-2009 Traveled to CR for 3 weeks (Engaged)

02-21-2010 Married

05-28-2010 Mailed I-130

05-31-2010 Received - Chicago Lockbox

06-07-2010 I-130 NOA1 - CSC

06-08-2010 Touched

09-16-2010 NOA2

NVC

09-21-2010 Case# assinged

09-22-2010 AOS and IV bill generated.

09-22-2010 Paid AOS and IV bill.

09/23/2010 Both bills show paid. Printed cover sheets.

09/27/2010 Mailed AOS & IV package (fedex).

09-28-2010 Package received at NVC 9:32am (signed for by J.Desmond)

10-04-2010 AOS & IV docs in AVR system.

10-08-2010 SIF.

10-21-2010 Case Closed.

10-25-2010 Case sent to USEM.

USEM

10-27-2010 Received file.

11-02-2010 Medical. PASSED

11-08-2010 Interview APPROVED

POE

11-13-2010 Frt Lauderdale,FL.

SS Card

11-29-2010

Welcome Letter

12-10-2010

Greencard received

12-20-2010

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Filed: Timeline

Yes it is nessassary for you two to meet, the visa application states you must have seen each other in the last two years.

The only exception to this is if religion prevents it but this will be questioned and have to be evidenced

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Kenya
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thank you guys,

how does this works too DCF?

DCF can only be filed for a spouse (CR-1) visa, not a K-1. Also both parties have to be living in the same country (for most people this means that the USC is living in the country of residence for the non-USC and has been there for a certain amount of time - not just visiting.) You'll need to file the traditional way.


K-1
09/09/09 - NOA1 :: 10/20/09 - NOA2 :: 01/11/10 - Interview :: 02/24/10 - POE :: 04/10/10 - Wedding

AOS
05/17/10 - NOA :: 06/08/10 - Transferred to CSC :: 07/02/10 - Biometrics :: 07/16/10 - EAD/AP Approved :: 10/26/10 - AOS Approved

ROC
08/16/12 - NOA :: 09/13/12 - Biometrics :: 04/12/13 - Approved :: 04/19/13 - GC received


Naturalization
08/22/13 - NOA :: 09/20/13 - Biometrics :: 01/30/14 - Interview - Approved :: 02/27/14 - Oath

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Belgium
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You must have evidence of meeting each other, photos, plane ticket/itinerary etc. Also I find it unwise to get married without ever having been together face to face. Some things CAN be different in real life. They could be even better or they could be worse.

Check out the guides, they are extremely helpful.


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