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i think our situation is unique but i'm hoping that someone has information for me or has been through something similar. My fiance has been living in Spain for fours as a refugee. His home country is Gambia. We have filed the I-129F petition and have received the NOA1. In the packet I submitted I requested that the embassy in Madrid process the K-1 visa, however my fiance is out of status in Spain. I think he was legally allowed three years as a refugee in Spain. It is not in his best interest for many reasons to return to Gambia before he has been issued the visa to come to the US. My question/concern is if he is out of status in Spain will they still process the visa there? Will the US embassy care that he is out of status? Has anyone else had their K-1 visa processed at an embassy other than their home embassy? Any information/help is greatly appreciated to ease my never ending worries.

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It doesn't matter if the person is not at the embassy of where they are from. You will go to the embassy that service the area where you are living now. Wishing you the best!

Edited by O & C

2005---We met by friend/Church member that was living in Nigeria

2006---We begin to talk about getting married

2007---I was going to met him face to face, but hurt my back couldn't walk..

2009---Was able to see each for the first time.. I got my engagement ring (WOW).. :wow:

2010-01-22 mailed I129f

2010-01-26 got NOA1

2010-05-12 called to see why no NOA2, I was told that our case is not being processed yet!!!!! No notes in the computer

other then the mailing of the NOA1!!!!!!! :angry:

2010-05-18 called SERVICE CENTER again to see what's going on with our case.. NOT BEING PROCESSED YET I WAS TOLD AGAIN!!!

2010-06-16 Got notice that NOA2 was approved 141 days after NOA1. We got our approval on Ossy's Birthday.. Happy birthday honey, I love you!!!!

2010-06-21 got NOA2 in hand

2010-06-22 called NVC to see if papers was there, but was told that my DOB was not right in the system. Just mailed a letter along with a copy of my birth certificate asking to change my DOB.. Way to go VCS..

2010-06-22 NVC received the case

2010-06-23 Case sent to Embassy in Barbados

2010-06-28 Embassy received our case

2010-08-09 Interview Administrative Review

2010-11-15 Approved for Visa (I was on the mission to make sure the INTERVIEWER that we had never interviewed anyone else and I did it).. Know that you have right and don't let the interviewer cross the line..

2010-12-10 Visa and Passport in hand!!! Thank God!!!

2010-12-19 Ossy will enter the States!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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i think our situation is unique but i'm hoping that someone has information for me or has been through something similar. My fiance has been living in Spain for fours as a refugee. His home country is Gambia. We have filed the I-129F petition and have received the NOA1. In the packet I submitted I requested that the embassy in Madrid process the K-1 visa, however my fiance is out of status in Spain. I think he was legally allowed three years as a refugee in Spain. It is not in his best interest for many reasons to return to Gambia before he has been issued the visa to come to the US. My question/concern is if he is out of status in Spain will they still process the visa there? Will the US embassy care that he is out of status? Has anyone else had their K-1 visa processed at an embassy other than their home embassy? Any information/help is greatly appreciated to ease my never ending worries.

You can process at the Consulate who has jurisdiction over your current legal place of residence... the "out of status" situation might be a complicating matter for the consulate in Madrid...

Edited by payxibka

YMMV

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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You can process at the Consulate who has jurisdiction over your current legal place of residence... the "out of status" situation might be a complicating matter for the consulate in Madrid...

It could cause problems with getting the documents needed to process the visa. I'd say you will have problems at the embassy if you have problems getting the required documents.. like police records, vaccinations, birth certificates, etc..


Blog: http://fianceek1visa.blogspot.com/

K1 Timeline:
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Bogota, Colombia
2009-12-26 : I-129F Sent
2009-12-28 : I-129F NOA1
2009-12-28 : I-129F NOA2
2010-04-02 : NVC Received
2010-04-05 : Consulate Received
2010-04-20 : Packet 3 Sent (via Fax)
2010-04-22 : Packet 3 Received by Consulate
2010-06-09 : Interview Date (APPROVED)
2010-06-24 : Visa Delivery (Via Domesa)
2010-07-01 : POE (Fort-Lauderdale)

2010-09-04 : Married !!!!

AOS Timeline
2010-09-11 : Packaged express mailed to Chicago Office:
2010-09-13 : Package delivered to USCIS Chicago
2010-09-20 : NOA1 via e-mail
2010-10-15 : Case Xfered to California Service Center
2010-12-01 : Inquiry made regarding delay of biometrics appointment letter
2010-12-15 : Received biometrics appointment letter (Scheduled for 2011-01-05)
2011-01-05 : Biometrics Appointment
2011-01-12 : Work Authorization Card Received
2011-01-26 : Two Year Green Card Received (Thank you VJ!!!!)

Us Citizen

May 2014

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