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Filed: Other Country: United Kingdom
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Hi, I'm new to this forum and I came here to get some help. I'm applying for a k1 visa for my fiance (he lives in England). I heard that the process takes about 6 months and I don't really want to be away from him for that long...can I visit him in England while we wait for a response or can he visit me here in the US?

thank you

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Welcome to this site... there is a lot of support and advice on here from couples at different stages on the Visa journey, have you started or considering to commence the journey? whatever the case all the best....


Patricklove !!

Patricklove timeline........

K1 Journey [/u]

K 1 Visa Sent application.....July 27 2010 Approved December 9th 2010

Packet 3 recieved .....January 4 2011 Visa Qualified....... 17 March 2011

Medical ........24 March 2011 Paid MRV...... 30 March 2011

Packet 4 recieved.....13 May 2011

Interview....Approved 20 June 2011

Visa in hand......27 June 2011

Arrival in USA ....3 July 2011

AOS Journey [/u]

SSN Card Application 15 July 2011

SSN recieved 23 July 2011

Application for Marriage Licence 15 August 2011

Licence Recieved 19 August 2011

Officially Married 26 August 2011

Civil Surgeon updated 30 August 2011

Driving Licence for MI September 2011

AOS/EAD/AP forms in mail 21 September 2011

AP & EAD approved December 2011 AOS approved January 25th 2012

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Melissa,

Yes, you both can visit each other during the k-1 process under the visa waiver program. Plus, when your case reaches the 5 month time frame, contact your Senator for assistance, never hurts to try. It helped my case when my Senator got involved.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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Hi, I'm new to this forum and I came here to get some help. I'm applying for a k1 visa for my fiance (he lives in England). I heard that the process takes about 6 months and I don't really want to be away from him for that long...can I visit him in England while we wait for a response or can he visit me here in the US?

thank you

USCs can visit any country that they can get a visa to or any that doesn't require them to have a visa, like the UK.

He may be able to visit you but he needs to be truthful in his visit visa comments.

Yes 6 months or more is about right.


Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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Hi my wife when she visited me in the UK was only allowed 3 months .. 90 days ... so id google it ducky just incase

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I'm applying for a k1 visa for my fiance (he lives in England). I heard that the process takes about 6 months .......

The I-129F petition can take that long to be approved. But there's more. It has to go through NVC and on to the embassy in London. Then your fiance can apply for a K1 visa. That's another 2-3 months after your petition is approved.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ethiopia
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According to the USCIS processing timeline, I-129f process could take around 5 months. VJ members' timeline also indicates, the average time from the initial application up to visa issuance almost coincides with the USCIS. timeline. you have to plan for almost 5 months journey. Since you are a USC, you can go and visit your fince at UK, however; your fiance needs to get a visitor visa in order to come to US.


K-1 Time Line

Service Center:_California Service Center

Consulate: _Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F Sent: _2011-03-20

I-129F NOA1:_ 2011-03-30

I-129F NOA2:_2011-06-18

NVC Received: _2011-07-19

NVC Left:_2011-07-20

Consulate Received:_2011-07-25

Packet 3 Received: _2011-07-28

Packet 3 Sent: _2011-07-29

Packet 4 Received:_ 2011-08-09

Interview Date: _ 2011-08-24

Interview Result:_ Approved(After 3 weeks AP)

Visa Received:_2011-09-21

US Entry:_@ JFK 2011-11-16

Marriage: _2011-12-20

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed: _2012-02-07

NOA Date: _2012-02-13

Bio. Appt. Notice recieved_2012-02-17

Bio. Appt.:2012-03-12@ 8:00 AM in Columbus OH

Bio Done:2012-03-05 WALK IN- Columbus OH

State ID: 2012-03-05

DL Permit: 2012-03-08

AOS Transfer: 2012-03-14

AOS Touched @ USCIS: 2012-03-21

EAD/AP Approved & Card Producton: 2012-04-03

EAD/AP on Hand:2012-04-11

AOS_RFE: 2012-09-28

RFE Sent: 2012-11-09

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Denmark
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USCIS from filing until approved can be 6 months alone. NVC can take longer than just days, the embassy stage, medical.. Every little piece of the puzzle has to fit so well to get things done in half a year or less. Count on an absolute minimum of 6 months. Even if approved before it's usually valid for up to 6 months from the time it's approved so your fiancé doesn't have to enter the minute he has the visa in hand.

But yes, your fiancé can visit and visa versa during the process : ) Just make sure to prove your fiancé is planning on returning to the UK. It's not a guarantee he'll get to enter the US however it's not against the law either. Only if he's planning to immigrate - which is why you'd want to show ties to his home country with an I-129f out there just in case he gets asked. You can visit him too.


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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I visited Katie (I'm the UK'er) after we'd filed the I129F and the immigration official at the border wasn't happy with my recent trips to the US so I was pulled in for an interview. So I explained it all in details about having an American fiancé, and asked a whole heap of questions, and I was essentially told not to come back until I had my visa, and not to get married while I was there - but he stamped me into the country (on the same passport page as my last entry)

This was just my experience with the guys at Chicago O'Hare, so your experiences won't be the same, obviously.

Very scary though - those guys have the power to send you back on the next flight. ;)


David.

K-1 Timeline:

14 Sep 2010 - Mailed in I-129F.

08 Feb 2011 - NOA 2.

09 Jun 2011 - Visa in hand.

13 Aug 2011 - Wedding day.

AOS Timeline:

14 Oct 2011 - Mailed in AOS/EAD forms.

21 Oct 2011 - NOA for AOS/EAD.

05 Nov 2011 - Case transferred to CSC.

08 Nov 2011 - Biometrics.

29 Dec 2011 - EAD in hand.

05 Jan 2012 - I-485 Approved (AOS).

11 Jan 2012 - I-551/Permanent Resident Card in hand.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: England
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Since you are a USC, you can go and visit your fince at UK, however; your fiance needs to get a visitor visa in order to come to US.

This isn't correct - UK citizens can use the visa waiver program (VWP) to visit the US for up to 90 days, so long as they are eligible to use the VWP (majority of people are, but people with certain criminal records/visa denials can have problems using it)


Shawn is the Yank, Emi is the Brit.

Late 2000 - We met online

01/04/09 - We became a couple :)

02/27/09 - We met in person for the first time!

09/05/09 - Shawn proposed in London! :)

K-1 Visa Process:

02/05/10 - Petition mailed to CSC

03/31/10 - Petition approved!! Yay!! :)

06/15/10 - Medical in London

08/10/10 - INTERVIEW - VISA APPROVED!

09/03/10 - POE: Philadelphia

10/15/10 - Our Beautiful Wedding!

AOS Process:

11/15/10 - AOS package mailed

12/14/10 - Biometrics

02/10/11 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!

02/19/11 - Green card received!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ethiopia
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This isn't correct - UK citizens can use the visa waiver program (VWP) to visit the US for up to 90 days, so long as they are eligible to use the VWP (majority of people are, but people with certain criminal records/visa denials can have problems using it)

That is my bad. Thanks for the correction and info too


K-1 Time Line

Service Center:_California Service Center

Consulate: _Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F Sent: _2011-03-20

I-129F NOA1:_ 2011-03-30

I-129F NOA2:_2011-06-18

NVC Received: _2011-07-19

NVC Left:_2011-07-20

Consulate Received:_2011-07-25

Packet 3 Received: _2011-07-28

Packet 3 Sent: _2011-07-29

Packet 4 Received:_ 2011-08-09

Interview Date: _ 2011-08-24

Interview Result:_ Approved(After 3 weeks AP)

Visa Received:_2011-09-21

US Entry:_@ JFK 2011-11-16

Marriage: _2011-12-20

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed: _2012-02-07

NOA Date: _2012-02-13

Bio. Appt. Notice recieved_2012-02-17

Bio. Appt.:2012-03-12@ 8:00 AM in Columbus OH

Bio Done:2012-03-05 WALK IN- Columbus OH

State ID: 2012-03-05

DL Permit: 2012-03-08

AOS Transfer: 2012-03-14

AOS Touched @ USCIS: 2012-03-21

EAD/AP Approved & Card Producton: 2012-04-03

EAD/AP on Hand:2012-04-11

AOS_RFE: 2012-09-28

RFE Sent: 2012-11-09

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: England
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That is my bad. Thanks for the correction and info too

No worries! :star:


Shawn is the Yank, Emi is the Brit.

Late 2000 - We met online

01/04/09 - We became a couple :)

02/27/09 - We met in person for the first time!

09/05/09 - Shawn proposed in London! :)

K-1 Visa Process:

02/05/10 - Petition mailed to CSC

03/31/10 - Petition approved!! Yay!! :)

06/15/10 - Medical in London

08/10/10 - INTERVIEW - VISA APPROVED!

09/03/10 - POE: Philadelphia

10/15/10 - Our Beautiful Wedding!

AOS Process:

11/15/10 - AOS package mailed

12/14/10 - Biometrics

02/10/11 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!

02/19/11 - Green card received!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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~~Spammer ejected~~


Spoiler

Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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