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Hello, Good day! :)

I am new in this site and just like everyone here, I have also finally found the love of my life who I spent all these years looking for. Its like having been able to complete the missing pieces in a puzzle.

Love - yes, what a magical and wonderful feeling one could ever feel. Its one of the greatest gift and luxury which cannot be bought but only felt in the very core of our being. (L)

Distance means so little when someone means a lot to you and we will do our very best to do what we can just to be with each other and to be as one. He'll come visit me on Feb and we will start the K1 process when he goes back home. Although I have a little concern which I am worried. Part of the requirements of a K1 visa is that "at least you and your fiance/e have known each other for 2 years" What if not? What happen if I don't meet that requirement? Is it REALLY required? How many of you here have processed the petition even if you and your fiance/e have not been together for as long as 2 years?

We have just known each other for like 6 months now.. Please share your thoughts. Thanksss!:)


K1 Timeline

02-28-11 I-29F SENT

06-01-11 PETITION APPROVED

07-15-11 VISA APPROVED

AOS Timeline

03-02-12 I-485 SENT

05-22-12 INTERVIEW APPROVED

ROC Timeline

04-18-14 I-751 SENT

07-29-14 APPROVED

Naturalization Timeline

06-29-16 N400 SENT

08-02-16 BIOMETRICS

10-12-16 INTERVIEW

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The requirement is that you have met in person at least once during the last two years. The in-person meeting you will have in February will satisfy that requirement.

Edited by Ryan H

Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Distance means so little when someone means a lot to you and we will do our very best to do what we can just to be with each other and to be as one. He'll come visit me on Feb and we will start the K1 process when he goes back home. Although I have a little concern which I am worried. Part of the requirements of a K1 visa is that "at least you and your fiance/e have known each other for 2 years" What if not? What happen if I don't meet that requirement? Is it REALLY required? How many of you here have processed the petition even if you and your fiance/e have not been together for as long as 2 years?

We have just known each other for like 6 months now.. Please share your thoughts. Thanksss!:)

Please re-read carefully the requirements of the K-1 visa... Do not read more into it than what is written...


YMMV

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We met September 2009, filed for k1 July 2010 so don't worry.. as long as you both met in person :)


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)

Thank you, VJ! smile.png

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Oh, seems like I misunderstood the statement. But what a relief knowing that we do not have to have had a 2 year long relationship before we can file.

Thanks for all the answers. Cheers!


K1 Timeline

02-28-11 I-29F SENT

06-01-11 PETITION APPROVED

07-15-11 VISA APPROVED

AOS Timeline

03-02-12 I-485 SENT

05-22-12 INTERVIEW APPROVED

ROC Timeline

04-18-14 I-751 SENT

07-29-14 APPROVED

Naturalization Timeline

06-29-16 N400 SENT

08-02-16 BIOMETRICS

10-12-16 INTERVIEW

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Hi Kish, welcome to the site! When he goes to visit you in Feb, that would satisfy the requirement of meeting in person within 2 years. Be sure to have loads of photos together when he goes to visit. :) You'll need that as one of the evidences of bonafide relationship when you have your interview.

I hope you have an awesome time when you do see each other in person and best of luck on your K1 process! :)


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K1 Timeline

2010-11-02: NOA1

2011-03-24: NOA2!!! :)

2011-04-08: Case arrived at Embassy ( tracked through DHL)

2011-04-11/12: Medical at St Lukes

2011-04-25: INTERVIEW :) Earliest slot available online is May 6, called to see if there is an earlier date. Got Apr 25 :)

2011-05-11: POE at LAX Airport

2011-06-25: We got married!

2011-08-02: AOS/ AP/ EAD filed

2011-08-09: AOS NOA1

2011-09-06: Biometrics Appointment

2011-10-20: AOS Interview @ Detroit USCIS

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Hi Kish, welcome to the site! When he goes to visit you in Feb, that would satisfy the requirement of meeting in person within 2 years. Be sure to have loads of photos together when he goes to visit. :) You'll need that as one of the evidences of bonafide relationship when you have your interview.

I hope you have an awesome time when you do see each other in person and best of luck on your K1 process! :)

Hello Crsytal! Thank you for the information. I've seen your pictures with you and your fiancée (or husband maybe?) and you both look so in love and had so much fun.


K1 Timeline

02-28-11 I-29F SENT

06-01-11 PETITION APPROVED

07-15-11 VISA APPROVED

AOS Timeline

03-02-12 I-485 SENT

05-22-12 INTERVIEW APPROVED

ROC Timeline

04-18-14 I-751 SENT

07-29-14 APPROVED

Naturalization Timeline

06-29-16 N400 SENT

08-02-16 BIOMETRICS

10-12-16 INTERVIEW

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Hello Crsytal! Thank you for the information. I've seen your pictures with you and your fiancée (or husband maybe?) and you both look so in love and had so much fun.

Thanks too. We are still waiting for NOA2 so he's still my fiance :D What are you planning for his visit? I bet you're giddy with excitement. :)


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K1 Timeline

2010-11-02: NOA1

2011-03-24: NOA2!!! :)

2011-04-08: Case arrived at Embassy ( tracked through DHL)

2011-04-11/12: Medical at St Lukes

2011-04-25: INTERVIEW :) Earliest slot available online is May 6, called to see if there is an earlier date. Got Apr 25 :)

2011-05-11: POE at LAX Airport

2011-06-25: We got married!

2011-08-02: AOS/ AP/ EAD filed

2011-08-09: AOS NOA1

2011-09-06: Biometrics Appointment

2011-10-20: AOS Interview @ Detroit USCIS

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Don't just take a lot of pictures though! KEEP all your boarding passes (or his boarding passes, whatever), luggage tags, and tickets if you can, and then make several copies of them. These are your PRIMARY EVIDENCE of having met in person before applying.

The pictures are also a great idea, but only support your case as SECONDARY evidence.

Have fun together in February!!


April, 2009 - We met

May, 2009 - We wooed

June, 2010 - We got engaged, looking forward to a small August 2010 wedding

** Reality Check: K-1 Process**

July 22, 2010 - NOA1

**5 months of patient waiting**

December 29, 2011 - call around for information about delay

January 5, 2011 - RFE notice (first online status update yet!)

January 10, 2011 - RFE Hardcopy

January 13, 2011 - RFE Response acknowledged

January 24, 2011 - NOA2 (at last!!)

February 3, 2011 - application sent from NVC to Montreal (aka. the Abyss?)

March 7, 2011 - Packet 3 sent to me

March 10, 2011 - Packet 3 delivered to Montreal

March 21, 2011 - Packet 4 sent to me

April 5, 2011 - Medical

April 13, 2011 - Interview - approved!

April 20, 2011 - visa in hand

May 9, 2011 - POE (Buffalo, NY)

May 10, 2011 - wedding :)

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try to take some pictures with land marks and names togather,places of intrest,and some with family use a dated digital camera,to show the dae the picture was taken.if you use your atm card, make copys of your receipts from that country, you passport stamps,luggage tags boarding pass,hotal receipts,if you use your credit card there get receipts, and you card statements,things you purchest there,

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