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Hello everyone,

I'm new to visajourney and have a quick question regarding filing the I-129F. My fiance and I would really like to start the application process in the same country and I had planned to visit him for a couple of months in September. I notice on the form there is a section to fill out if the alien fiance is in the US at the time of filing the petition. It seems to be okay, but I want to be absolutely sure before I go ahead and book my flights to Boston. Also, is there a chance I'll be delaying things at the UK end if I'm in the States for several weeks?

Thanks in advance for your advice. I'm so excited, but at the same time absolutely terrified we'll do something wrong!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Indonesia
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Yes, you guys can start the K-1 process while you are here visiting. But if you are coming here to stay for a few months, why not get married and file for CR-1?

Either way, no, you being in the US in the beginning won't delay the process as long as you make it back to your home country in time to complete forms in the later stage of the process and also for the interview at the embassy.

Check out the guides to see/compare the flowcharts for both K-1 and CR-1/IR-1 process.

http://www.visajourney.com/content/guides

If you are ready to spend the rest of your lives together, IMO it would be better to marry and start a CR-1 application.

With the K-1/ fiance visa, after you come to the US you still need to apply to adjust status to become a permanent resident.

But with the CR-1, upon entry to the US you will become a permanent resident and will get the green card in the mail, no need to adjust status.


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Hello everyone,

I'm new to visajourney and have a quick question regarding filing the I-129F. My fiance and I would really like to start the application process in the same country and I had planned to visit him for a couple of months in September. I notice on the form there is a section to fill out if the alien fiance is in the US at the time of filing the petition. It seems to be okay, but I want to be absolutely sure before I go ahead and book my flights to Boston. Also, is there a chance I'll be delaying things at the UK end if I'm in the States for several weeks?

Thanks in advance for your advice. I'm so excited, but at the same time absolutely terrified we'll do something wrong!

Hi there

I went to visit my fiance for 5 weeks (i am from England) and we completed and filled out all of the forms while i was there. You will not delay anything while your in the states as you have to wait for your NOA1, NOA2, application to be sent to the London Embassy before you are sent packet 3 so, i know everyone's timeline is different but if you go from mine you will be waiting a couple months or so from sending the I-129f to receiving packet 3.

Good luck!


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28/06/2010 - POE Chicago 28th June 2010

10/09/2010 - Married in ATL, GA

05/10/2010 - Sent AOS Package to USCIS

06/10/2010 - AOS Package received at Chicago Lockbox

14/10/2010 - Email/Text sent from USCIS to say they had received our AOS and NOA1 was in the mail

18/10/2010 - NOA1 Received via Mail

22/10/2010 - Received Biometrics Appointment Letter

08/11/2010 - Biometrics Appointment

18/12/2010 - Letter received for interview appointment

21/12/2010 - Received EAD and AP

21/01/2011 - Interview!

AOS APPROVED!

03/25/2011 - Green Card Received

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Filed: Country: Canada
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hey there..this is a very good topic for me

i do have a question tho

i am in Canada visiting my fiance and his family..i go home to the states on August 3 and he is coming with me for at least 4 weeks...(we are planning on 5 weeks)

i have seen a lot of mention about this getting married and filing a CR-1

exactly how wouild i go about doing this?

we are definitely sure we are ready to spend the rest of our lives together and we both know from the last time he visited me..being apart just a few short months was absolute torture

is this the better way to go instead of going the K-1 visa route?

what do we do...go married in Canada?..or in the states?

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Thanks for the suggestion of the CR-1. I've had a look at what's involved, and though it would save AOS later on it seems to be an even more lengthy process with more potential pitfalls than the K1. Is that fair to say?

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Filed: Country: Canada
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if we choose to get married this week before he goes home..where do we go from that point?..what all will be needed and filed?..also..he has been looking into maybe coming here on a student visa or something to that effect...how would that work and where do ww go to get him started if he chooses to come here to go to school and get married at a later date?

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I asked the same question yesterday and most people seemed to think it would be better to wait until my fiance went home to send it in (see here:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/270400-filling-out-i-129f-while-fiance-is-in-the-us/page__p__4139474__fromsearch__1#entry4139474)

Of course I don't know if I'll listen because I'd rather get the petition in faster! My only question is still involving question 12....

Tasha

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Netherlands
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Im currently in the US filling the forms out with my fiance.

I was wondering about question 12. (is your fiance currently in the US)

Well I am here, I jsut didnt get a I-94...I was on a test plane from Britsh Airways with the new ESTA.

So we didnt get the green form like before. What shall I do?

I wrote down on the I-129F: Visitor; Departing 08/31/2010. With ESTA there is no 1-94 issued

Will that be ok?


K1:

09/17/10 - I-129F filed

09/20/10 - Package arrived in Dallas,TX

09/22/10 - NOA1 (e-mail), routed to VSC

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