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What is the next step after we get marrried with the K1 in the United States?

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Hi,would really appreciate the help from some people who have gone through the process of getting the green card.My fiance came from Colombia on November 5th,2010,and we recently got married December 30th,2010.We would like to know just exactly what the next step is,how long it takes,and how much it cost,any in formation would greatly appreciated..thank you..Letty and Steven.

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Hi,would really appreciate the help from some people who have gone through the process of getting the green card.My fiance came from Colombia on November 5th,2010,and we recently got married December 30th,2010.We would like to know just exactly what the next step is,how long it takes,and how much it cost,any in formation would greatly appreciated..thank you..Letty and Steven.

Do this stuff: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?autocom=custom&page=k1k3aos

[specifically, fill out an I-485, an I-765, an I-131, an I-864, a G-325, get an I-693 filled out, and assemble all required documentation. Make at least one additional copy of the entire packet for a personal backup, and mail the whole shebang to USCIS.]

About 4-6 months to receive the 2 year GC.

$1070 plus miscellaneous postage, passport photos, vaccination information transcription, supplemental vaccines, and photocopying fees.


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She can now get a SSN too :)


My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

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Answer to PM:

Yes, it is absolutely necessary to pay $1070. If you do not include a check for $1070 with all of the forms, they will just send them all right back to you.


DON'T PANIC

"It says wonderful things about the two countries [Canada and the US] that neither one feels itself being inundated by each other's immigrants."

-Douglas Coupland

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There is an AOS thread in my signature which should help you. As heatdeath said the fee is $1070. No way around it.

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She can now get a SSN too :)

In order to apply for her SSN, her I-94 visa must have 14+ days before expiring. So, you have 2 weeks from today to apply.

Edited by Mark and Carol

K-1 Timeline

08-10-2007 - We first met

05-08-2009 - I proposed

12-01-2009 - 129F sent

12-04-2009 - NOA-1

12-12-2009 - NOA-1 hardcopy received

03-15-2010 - NOA-2 101 days

03-17-2010 - NVC received petition

03-18-2010 - NVC sent petition to embassy

03-20-2010 - NOA-2 hardcopy received

03-25-2010 - Embassy received petition

03-25-2010 - Embassy mailed out Packet 3

04-09-2010 - Received Packet 3 in the mail

04-12-2010 - Packet 3 faxed to embassy

06-17-2010 - INTERVIEW

06-17-2010 - VISA APPROVED!!!

07-17-2010 - POE in Miami

09-25-2010 - Wedding date!

AOS Timeline

11-03-2010 - Express mailed AOS packet via USPS

11-05-2010 - Chicago Lockbox received packet

11-18-2010 - Received notice for Biometrics appointment

12-13-2010 - Biometrics appointment

12-15-2010 - Petition transferred to CSC

01-27-2011 - Received AP and EAD card in the mail

02-07-2011 - Case transferred to National Benefits Center in Missouri from CSC

02-15-2011 - Received interview letter in the mail dated for March 22nd

03-22-2011 - AOS interview date

03-22-2011 - GREEN CARD APPROVED!!!

03-30-2011 - Received green card in the mail.

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In order to apply for her SSN, her I-94 visa must have 14+ days before expiring. So, you have 2 weeks from today to apply.

Hey Mark,

Yes, and here in California, I could not get her a driver's liscense / I.D. card, because her I-94 needed at least 60 days validity left on it. We went to the DMV a few weeks after she got here and the I-94 had like 50 days left (out of the 3 months it is good for with a K1) and they shut us down- after waiting in line 2 hours to try to get the California I.D. card!

Joe


K1

11/11/2008 - I-129F Sent

11/13/2008 - I-129F NOA1 issue date

11/17/2008 - Received NOA1 hard copy in the mail

1/23/2009 - Received email stating I was approved (NOA2) on 1/22/2009

1/26/2009 - Recieved NOA2 hard copy in the mail

4/29/2009 - Embassy interview date - was put into AP (given a form with 221(g) box checked)

12/25/2009 - Still stuck in AP- almost 8 MONTHS and counting... :(

12/28/2009 - Embassy finally called my gal for another "interview"

1/14/2010 - VISA APPROVED at the second interview- took about 8 1/2 months of AP

1/21/2010 - Visa delivered by courier- BUT, she opened sealed envelope that was for U.S. Immigration at POE.

Now embassy in Bogota wants us to do the medicals all over again.... nightmare continues.....

2/22/2010 - She went back to Bogota to get labs and medical re-done. Then back to embassy where they finally

re-issued the visa. Is valid until July 13th

7/3/2010 - She made it to the U.S. finally!!! I filed on November 11th 2008 and went thru 8 1/2 months of AP

AOS

12/16/2010 - Sent in packet by Fed Ex to Chicago

1/7/2011 - Notified by email from USCIS packet was received

1/25/2011 - Notified by email we are receiving an RFE

2/4/2011 - Sent translated birth cert in (RFE)

2/9/2011 - Biometrics done

3/1/2011 - EAD/AP card received

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