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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Hi everyone, I am the USC and my fiance is Nigerian. I am almost 8 months pregnant with our first child. I spent most of my second trimester going back and forth to Lagos but now the doctor says I should stay in the US since it is getting very close to my due date, which is April 3rd. We have applied for a K-1 and are still awaiting our NOA2.

My question is, is it even possible to try and apply for a visitor's visa for my fiance to come to the States to be here when I deliver our baby? And if it is possible, has anyone ever done it and would we have enough time?

Thanks everyone, looking forward to reading your responses. :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Hi everyone, I am the USC and my fiance is Nigerian. I am almost 8 months pregnant with our first child. I spent most of my second trimester going back and forth to Lagos but now the doctor says I should stay in the US since it is getting very close to my due date, which is April 3rd. We have applied for a K-1 and are still awaiting our NOA2.

My question is, is it even possible to try and apply for a visitor's visa for my fiance to come to the States to be here when I deliver our baby? And if it is possible, has anyone ever done it and would we have enough time?

Thanks everyone, looking forward to reading your responses. :)

Unfortunately it would be hard to get a tourist visa in this case since you have a pending

K-1 Visa petition. It would be hard for you guys to prove that your fiance will return to Nigeria to wait on the K-1 to be approved after the birth of the baby. Also Nigeria rarely gives out any tourist visas. Lastly I dont think you will have an interview date by April for tourist visa either. Sorry I dont really have any good news..... :blush:


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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: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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You can always roll the dice pay the $140 to the Consulate for visa and see what happens.

Depending on country, and evidence of ties to home country a visitors visa may be denied. If had one before and did not overstay then may be approved.

The consulates assume Immigrant intent for all tourist visa applications, and it is up to the applicant to prove otherwise, and having a K1 petition in process just shows immigrant intent.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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I'm sorry to tell you that what Patient2010 is saying is the cold, hard truth.

Twice during the time that we had a K1 pending, my husband - then fiance - applied for a tourist visa to visit me here and meet my friends & family. He had SO MUCH documentation to prove that he would come back - letter from employer, bank statements, affidavits, real estate, etc.... TWICE he was denied due to the pending K1 AND the fact that he was in Nigeria.

I'm sorry that you have to go through delivering your child without him present, but take solace in the fact that that 'this too shall pass' and that one day soon, God willing, you will be reunited and can enjoy your baby together.


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2010-06-01: Get Married!!!

2010-06-15: Mail out I-130 - Petition for Alien Relative

2010-06-22: I-130 NOA1
2010-09-30: I-130 NOA2
2011-01-26: Interview - APPROVED! (7 months, 4 days)
2011-02-02: Visa issued and in hand!
2011-02-25: POE - JFK (New York City)
2011-03-14: Received Conditional Green Card
2011-04-01: Received SS Card
2012-03-25: Our son is born!

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2012-11-27: Mail out I-751 - Removal of conditions
2012-12-03: I-751 NOA1
2013-01-17: Biometrics

2013-05-13: I-751 Approved

2013-05-17: Received 10 year Green Card

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2013-11-27: Naturalization Eligibility (3 years based on marriage)

2013-11-29: Mail out N-400 - Application for Naturalization

2013-12-03: N-400 NOA1

2013-12-06: Check Cashed

2013-12-31: Biometrics

2014-01-27: Place In-Line for Interview

2014-03-28: Interview Scheduled

2014-04-04: Interview Letter Received

2014-05-06: Interview

2014-05-12: N-400 Approved and Oath Date Scheduled

2014-05-22: Oath Ceremony - Become a naturalized citizen!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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You can always roll the dice pay the $140 to the Consulate for visa and see what happens.

Depending on country, and evidence of ties to home country a visitors visa may be denied. If had one before and did not overstay then may be approved.

The consulates assume Immigrant intent for all tourist visa applications, and it is up to the applicant to prove otherwise, and having a K1 petition in process just shows immigrant intent.

Normally, I would agree with you. But this is Nigeria. I can guarentee you that they will NOT grant her fiance a tourist visa with a pending K1 in progress. To advise her to try is like telling her to throw money in the trash as they will not refund the application fees.


CR-1 VISA

2010-06-01: Get Married!!!

2010-06-15: Mail out I-130 - Petition for Alien Relative

2010-06-22: I-130 NOA1
2010-09-30: I-130 NOA2
2011-01-26: Interview - APPROVED! (7 months, 4 days)
2011-02-02: Visa issued and in hand!
2011-02-25: POE - JFK (New York City)
2011-03-14: Received Conditional Green Card
2011-04-01: Received SS Card
2012-03-25: Our son is born!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2012-11-27: Mail out I-751 - Removal of conditions
2012-12-03: I-751 NOA1
2013-01-17: Biometrics

2013-05-13: I-751 Approved

2013-05-17: Received 10 year Green Card

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2013-11-27: Naturalization Eligibility (3 years based on marriage)

2013-11-29: Mail out N-400 - Application for Naturalization

2013-12-03: N-400 NOA1

2013-12-06: Check Cashed

2013-12-31: Biometrics

2014-01-27: Place In-Line for Interview

2014-03-28: Interview Scheduled

2014-04-04: Interview Letter Received

2014-05-06: Interview

2014-05-12: N-400 Approved and Oath Date Scheduled

2014-05-22: Oath Ceremony - Become a naturalized citizen!!!

OUR VISA JOURNEY IS OFFICIALLY OVER!

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Unfortunately it would be hard to get a tourist visa in this case since you have a pending

K-1 Visa petition. It would be hard for you guys to prove that your fiance will return to Nigeria to wait on the K-1 to be approved after the birth of the baby. Also Nigeria rarely gives out any tourist visas. Lastly I dont think you will have an interview date by April for tourist visa either. Sorry I dont really have any good news..... :blush:

I agree with the VJ member's comment. I mean, he can still try to get the tourist visa, but his chances are quite slim (the money might be better spent on baby supplies!). I wouldn't bank on it happening. Best wishes! (F)

Edited by Aztec&Taino

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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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the answer is capital no. they believe once he gets to u.s,he can change his status.so it will not be given a tourist visa.

if you call immigration to inquire about it,they will say yes he can apply but the truth is the embassy will not give.

imoa,he should wait for the filling.

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Filed: Country: Nigeria
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I know this is not going to make you feel any better, but Nigeria is one of the high fraud countries as you already know. In order to be granted a visiting visa he has to have proof of really strong ties to Nigeria. Moreover, you'd be due before your petition gets anywhere so just don't bother. He'll be with you at heart.

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