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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Spain
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Hello,

I was just wondering if anyone knew if the fact that my foreign fiance does not have a university degree, if this will in anyway hurt his chances of getting the K1? I don't see anywhere on here that you need to provide any evidence of this, but I just wanted to see if anyone has had any experiences with this. He's never been to university, although has many years experience working.

Thank you!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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No it wont, it does not matter for a K-1.

It will however be hard to find a good job in the US.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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Hello,

I was just wondering if anyone knew if the fact that my foreign fiance does not have a university degree, if this will in anyway hurt his chances of getting the K1? I don't see anywhere on here that you need to provide any evidence of this, but I just wanted to see if anyone has had any experiences with this. He's never been to university, although has many years experience working.

Thank you!!

You don't need a University degree to get into the USA


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Serbia
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No it wont, it does not matter for a K-1.

It will however be hard to find a good job in the US.

Why would it be hard to get a job without a University degree: what if the person was a tradesman: they still need electricians and plumbers here and you don't need a University degreee for that)....Not everyone in the US has a University degree!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Why would it be hard to get a job without a University degree: what if the person was a tradesman: they still need electricians and plumbers here and you don't need a University degreee for that)....Not everyone in the US has a University degree!!

Most places are taking Americans over green card holders because of the poor economy. Even jobs like retail are hard to get. It gets harder also depending on the state you are in.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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It will be hard however to find a good job...

Most places are taking Americans over green card holders because of the poor economy. Even jobs like retail are hard to get. It gets harder also depending on the state you are in.

A good job is quite relative. For some, a six figure salary is a good job. For me, a good job is any service that helps society, whether cutting grass, spinning pizza dough, or teaching at a university. Though some people place much value on income, it is not everything. There can be a strong sense of pride in a job well done, especially when it assists others. One can live on very little and if one wishes for more, there is something valuable about saving up for an item.

There is always work available for those willing to work.

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There is always work available for those willing to work.

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18 NOV 2010 Sent 1.8lb packet to USCIS in Laguna Niguel (day 1)

19 NOV 2010 Package signed for V SEMEGI (day 2)

24 NOV 2010 Package returned because USC didn't sign petition (day 6)

calendar reset

26 NOV 2010 Package sent out again (day 1)

29 NOV 2010 Package signed for by V SEMEGI (day 3)

29 NOV 2010 NOA1 issued (day 3)

03 DEC 2010 Hardcopy of NOA received (day 7)

07 JAN 2011 Successful walk in biometrics (day 42) original date 1 FEB

01 MAR 2011 Date on Approval notice (although it arrived after the card did) (day 94)

03 MAR 2011 Card received (day 96)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Spain
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Is it really more difficult for those with green cards? I thought this wouldn't be an issue, because they don't require sponsorship. My fiance is a computer programmer and has around 8 years of experience with good companies, so the university degree has never been a problem in the past.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Is it really more difficult for those with green cards? I thought this wouldn't be an issue, because they don't require sponsorship. My fiance is a computer programmer and has around 8 years of experience with good companies, so the university degree has never been a problem in the past.

Degrees are important in the US. It is very different from other country's.

It is difficult for people with green cards. The economy is down and Americans want to hire Americans not people with green cards. Not to mention the fact that some places MUST look for Americans before hiring someone who has a green card. These are generally government/state type jobs, like social workers, government I.T. workers etc.

Being from Canada it has been hell even with education. Other Canadians are having a very difficult time as well finding jobs. My friend with a University degree from Canada has gotten some VERY rude comments about being a green card holder, and has not been hired by places because of the green card.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Is it really more difficult for those with green cards? I thought this wouldn't be an issue, because they don't require sponsorship. My fiance is a computer programmer and has around 8 years of experience with good companies, so the university degree has never been a problem in the past.

I think that more important than the university degree would be your fiance's language skills and specific skills and experience as a computer programmer. Is he fluent in English? If so, and his computer programming skills and experience are significant, then I think he will be able to find a job. However, this will also depend in the area where you live (or where you plan to live) because in a small or smaller town there might not be much need for a programmer.

Best wishes! (F)


August 23, 2010 - I-129 F package sent via USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation.

August 30, 2010 - Per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) e-mail, petition received and routed to California Service Center for processing. Check cashed. I-797C Notice of Action by mail (NOA 1) - Received date 08/25/2010. Notice date 08/27/2010.

After 150 days of imposed anxious patience...

January 24, 2011 - Per USCIS website, petition approved and notice mailed.

January 31, 2011 - Approval receipt notice (NOA 2) received by mail. Called NVC, given Santo Domingo case number, and informed that petition was sent same day to consulate.

Called Visa Specialist at the Department of State every day for a case update. Informed of interview date on February, 16 2011. Informed that packet was mailed to fiance on February, 15 2011.

February 21, 2011 - Fiance has not yet received packet. Called 1-877-804-5402 (Visa Information Center of the United States Embassy) to request a duplicate packet in person pick-up at the US consulate in Santo Domingo. Packet can be picked-up by fiance on 02/28.

March 1, 2011 - Medical exam completed at Consultorios de Visa in Santo Domingo.

March 9, 2011 at 6 AM - Interview, approved!

March 18, 2011 - POE together. JFK and O'Hare airports. Legal wedding: May 16, 2011.

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