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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Norway
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Hi!

I'm traveling to the US at the end of this month so I can get married to my American fiancee at the beginning of September.

I'm wondering if anyone here have done it before and if anyone have done it, how did you do it related to getting into the country and what kind of proof you brought with you. I'm going back to Norway again at the end of September so we can start on the visa process.

I will also be traveling with my dad and step-mom.

Thanks for all the help I can get.


Married: Sept 4 2010

USCIS (124 days)

I-130 sent: Nov 22 2010

NOA1: Dec 9 2010

Touched: Jan 10 2011

Touched: Mar 23 2011

NOA2: Apr 12 2011

NVC (27 days)

Case entered: Apr 26 2011

Received DS-3032 and AOS invoice by email: Apr 29 2011

Emailed DS-3032 and paid AOS fee: Apr 29 2011

Received IV invoice and paid IV fee: May 3 2011

Mailed AOS and IV packets: May 7 2011

SIF and case complete: May 23 2011

Medical/Embassy

X-ray: Jun 6 2011

Medical exam: Jun 8 2011

Interview: Jun 22 2011 - approved

Received visa: Jun 24 2011

POE

Jul 15 2011

Total days from NOA1 to interview: 195

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Hi!

I'm traveling to the US at the end of this month so I can get married to my American fiancee at the beginning of September.

I'm wondering if anyone here have done it before and if anyone have done it, how did you do it related to getting into the country and what kind of proof you brought with you. I'm going back to Norway again at the end of September so we can start on the visa process.

I will also be traveling with my dad and step-mom.

Thanks for all the help I can get.

This is not the way to go about this.

You will have to prove that you did not intend to get married while in the US, but you did.. so you will be misrepresenting yourself at the border. Which is a huge, big, red BAD IDEA.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Zimbabwe
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This is not the way to go about this.

You will have to prove that you did not intend to get married while in the US, but you did.. so you will be misrepresenting yourself at the border. Which is a huge, big, red BAD IDEA.

No. The OP said he/she was going back to Norway to begin the visa process. The only thing you can't do at the border is say you're not intending to immigrate (i.e. live here permanently). They're not doing this on a tourist visa. What the OP is planning is fine.


Married - 3/12/10

AOS Filed - 5/13/10

Biometrics received - 6/5/10

Biometrics done - 6/9/10

RFE Received 6/10/10

Touched - 6/7/10, 6/16/10, 6/17,10 (all)

RFE delivered - 6/29/10

Resumed processing - 6/30/10

EAD Production Ordered - 7/2/10, 7/8/10, mailed 7/15/10

Touched - 7/6/10, 7/8/10 (485, 765)

Touched EAD - 7/16/10

EAD Received!! - 7/17/10

Interview - August 30, 8:45- Approved!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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This is not the way to go about this.

You will have to prove that you did not intend to get married while in the US, but you did.. so you will be misrepresenting yourself at the border. Which is a huge, big, red BAD IDEA.

You need to read the post more carefully.... Your reply is a huge, big, red BAD reply


YMMV

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Be truthful, don't give more information than asked, i.e. don't rush to explain how you guys are getting a CR1.

Do you have a job? Ask for a letter stating when you'll be back to work.

Money saved? Show some account statements.

Show the return plane ticket, copy of your lease from an apartment/house, etc etc.


Naturalization

9/9: Mailed N-400 package off

9/11: Arrived at Dallas, TX

9/17: NOA

9/19: Check cashed

9/23: Received NOA

10/7: Text from USCIS on status update: Biometrics in the mail

10/9: Received Biometrics letter

10/29: Biometrics

10/31: In-line

2/16: Text from USCIS that Baltimore has scheduled an interview...finally!!

2/24: Interview letter received

3/24: Naturalization interview

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This is not the way to go about this.

You will have to prove that you did not intend to get married while in the US, but you did.. so you will be misrepresenting yourself at the border. Which is a huge, big, red BAD IDEA.

Totally wrong information.

Ther's nothing to stop the OP getting married in the US..... it's totally OK.

They are not planning to adjust status. As long as they are planning to go home and start immigration proceedings, they are totally within the law!


Old and Grumpy....But an American Citizen!!!

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Be truthful, don't give more information than asked, i.e. don't rush to explain how you guys are getting a CR1.

Do you have a job? Ask for a letter stating when you'll be back to work.

Money saved? Show some account statements.

Show the return plane ticket, copy of your lease from an apartment/house, etc etc.

Great reply! I got married in the US on a tourist visa and left the country afterwards. Had no problem coming in, answer only when asked.


10-Apr-08...Filing date for I-130/AOS/EAD/AP

02-May-08...Biometrics

31-Jul-08...EAD Card received

15-Sep-08...Interview (APPROVED)

27-Sep-08...GC received

03-Aug-10...Filed I-751 (Removal of Conditions)

06-Aug-10...NOA 1-yr Extension Letter

10-Sep-10...Biometrics

02-Dec-10...ROC approved! (Card production ordered)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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I would say, at POE, just say you here to spend time with your fiance and your parents. I am sure you will still have ties back at home like your job and house and stuff.

You can get married while you on your tourist visa and then go back to your home country and start your CR1 process.

I think that should not create any problem as long a you plan to go back to your home country and file paper from there.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Norway
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Sorry for the late reply.

Thanks everyone for the good replies given. I'll take with the papers on the above examples given as advice by some of the members here.


Married: Sept 4 2010

USCIS (124 days)

I-130 sent: Nov 22 2010

NOA1: Dec 9 2010

Touched: Jan 10 2011

Touched: Mar 23 2011

NOA2: Apr 12 2011

NVC (27 days)

Case entered: Apr 26 2011

Received DS-3032 and AOS invoice by email: Apr 29 2011

Emailed DS-3032 and paid AOS fee: Apr 29 2011

Received IV invoice and paid IV fee: May 3 2011

Mailed AOS and IV packets: May 7 2011

SIF and case complete: May 23 2011

Medical/Embassy

X-ray: Jun 6 2011

Medical exam: Jun 8 2011

Interview: Jun 22 2011 - approved

Received visa: Jun 24 2011

POE

Jul 15 2011

Total days from NOA1 to interview: 195

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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You need to read the post more carefully.... Your reply is a huge, big, red BAD reply

agreed please read the post clearly before responding...GOOD LUCK on the wedding....


November 5, 2010 Interview 7am APPROVED!!!!!! (6months 4weeks 1day) THANK YOU LORD!!!!!

(look at my about me page in my profile if you want to see my entire k1 journey)

AOS Journey:

Feb.4, 2011 Mailed AOS packet

Feb. 7, 2011 Pkt delivered in Chicago

Feb. 10, 2011 Received txt and email of NOA for AOS, EAD, and AP

Feb. 11, 2011 Check cashed for AOS

Feb. 12, 2011 Touched

Feb. 14, 2011 received hard copy of NOA for AOS, EAD& AP

Feb. 18, 2011 received appt letter for biometrics

Feb. 28, 2011 biometrics appt @10am

Feb. 28, 2011 received txt/email AOS case transferred to csc

Mar 1, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 3, 2011 received hard copy of AOS transfer to csc

Mar 4, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 28, 2011 Received txt/email saying card production has been ordered. (1month 3eeks 3days)

Mar 28, 2011 Received 2nd txt/email saying we have registered this customer permanent residence status

Mar 29, 2011 Received 3rd txt/email says card production has been ordered.

April 1, 2011 greencard and welcome letter in hand!!

April 5, 2011 received txt/email EAD card production ordered

Will Start Removing Conditions Dec 2012!!!!

Dec. 26, 2012 mailed ROC paperwork

Dec. 28, 2012 NOA for ROC paperwork

Jan. 7, 2013 received bio appt letter

Jan. 24, 2013 bio appt.

June 22, 2013 10yr green card received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Norway
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Thanks for all the good wishes. :)

Just want to say for other people looking to do the same thing, marriage went great and it was no problem to enter into the country.

I brought with me a bank statement saying I had savings in Norway, a phone bill showing an address in Norway, a copy of the rental contract, a signed statement from my landlord saying I would return after my vacation to the US, a signed statement from my boss saying I would return after my vacation to the US and plane tickets.

I only answered the questions I was asked and nothing more. I had with me my parents, so asked what my intention with the vacation was I answered "so my parents could meet my fiancee's family" and wasn't asked anything more around that. I also had to show a return ticket and and answer when I was in the US the last time.

It was also no problems getting a marriage license from the state (MN).


Married: Sept 4 2010

USCIS (124 days)

I-130 sent: Nov 22 2010

NOA1: Dec 9 2010

Touched: Jan 10 2011

Touched: Mar 23 2011

NOA2: Apr 12 2011

NVC (27 days)

Case entered: Apr 26 2011

Received DS-3032 and AOS invoice by email: Apr 29 2011

Emailed DS-3032 and paid AOS fee: Apr 29 2011

Received IV invoice and paid IV fee: May 3 2011

Mailed AOS and IV packets: May 7 2011

SIF and case complete: May 23 2011

Medical/Embassy

X-ray: Jun 6 2011

Medical exam: Jun 8 2011

Interview: Jun 22 2011 - approved

Received visa: Jun 24 2011

POE

Jul 15 2011

Total days from NOA1 to interview: 195

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