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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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Hey guys, so I would like to hear some thoughts regarding answering the question "When will you marry?" during the interview?

My fiance & I, like many of the couples here, have not planned anything and have decided to get married in city hall as soon as he comes and later, sometime in 2012, have a big religious ceremony. So, when its time to answer the question, should he respond:

"we will marry in city hall and have a small party as soon as i come to the u.s., within 90 days, and we plan to have a religious ceremony for our families later on" or "we will marry in city hall as soon as I come, in August" and leave out the later ceremony (I wouldn't want them to think we will have 2 weddings, although I know that legally, we will be married in city hall.

Just wanna hear some input on what others have answered because my fiance thinks it sounds weird having to explain both ceremonies and we should keep it simple :)

Thanks

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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My wife told the interviewer we would marry as soon as possible. The interviewer just laughed. She was asked the same question at POE Detroit and the Immigration guy just said "awesome".

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Netherlands
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; Me and my fiance are planning the same thing, and I think I would just answer with "as soon as my visa is granted and I'm in the US".

Court wedding will be as soon as I got in the US, so I am not going to lie. If the CO asks me more questions (about if my family will fly over), THEN I will provide her more information about our Official wedding in 2012 :blush:

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Turkey
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We are planning a small wedding on the beach...We have a loose date of september 17th. It will be ultra simple with the closet of close attending...also doing a cam or livestream for all family is turkey....I think answering the question with exact info is best ..dont over give information.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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I'd say

Tuesday, at 11 AM. Now, as to WHICH Tuesday it is, that all depends how fast I can get through the rest of this stuff, but I'm betting it'll be prior to the 90 day expiration date on the I-94. We both like Tuesdays, so we're picking Tuesday, 11 AM.


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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my fiance's response to this when I asked her. My POE is Vegas right???? sssooooo....let's get the family to meet us there.....

(her first answer was: how soon after we get off the plane????) I have no idea what her response will be during hte interview... she has some really interesting answers. She is very, very playful.....

I just imagine the interviewer at the embassy or the Customs official.... She might actually ask the Customs official, "can't you marry us?.... No, well hurry.... I want to get to the little white chapel...." (and she is wearing a leopard print dress with a red ribbon sash while saying this.)


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02/11/2011 - Engaged at her house by her Godmother.

02/18/2011 - Engagement party with relatives - propose in Visayan.

02/24/2011 - K-1 packet sent.

09/18/2011 - POE, Viva Las Vegas, Baby !!!!! Home to Phoenix.

12/10/2011 - Official Wedding

07/05/2012 - Princess Rose born.

07/07/2012 - AP/EAD received.

07/17/2012 - AOS passed. (Birthday for Mama Rayos)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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my fiance's response to this when I asked her. My POE is Vegas right???? sssooooo....let's get the family to meet us there.....

(her first answer was: how soon after we get off the plane????) I have no idea what her response will be during hte interview... she has some really interesting answers. She is very, very playful.....

I just imagine the interviewer at the embassy or the Customs official.... She might actually ask the Customs official, "can't you marry us?.... No, well hurry.... I want to get to the little white chapel...." (and she is wearing a leopard print dress with a red ribbon sash while saying this.)

Hahaha!!! She is so cute!!! All you guys are right though, we are definitely NOT planning on lying. We will simply give an exact answer such as "as soon as I arrive to the states" or "within 90 days" and only elaborate if asked. Thank you all!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Probably not a big deal in Ukraine, or most other countries for that matter. If you're asked this question at the consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, then you better have a very specific answer. Location, date, time, and who will be there. Not having a specific answer to the wedding plans question has been cited, repeatedly, on denial slips in HCMC. Yeah, I know - they tell you not to make any specific plans until you've got the visa in your hands. The consulate in HCMC says the same thing, but they've gotten it into their heads that not making very specific plans is an indicator of fraud - someone who thinks the game ends when they get the visa, and hasn't put any thought into what happens after.

You could also quote the "Within 90 days of entry" mantra. The CO will chuckle and then hand you a blue slip.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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If it were me, I'd say "The most dangerous food is Wedding Cake," or "Socrates died from an overdose of Wedlock." Not.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Cambodia
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We did a ceremony in Cambodia and my knees still hurt. It was not a legal marriage thank god I do not think I would have made it threw the 2 days 6 hours was painful enough. I made invitations up for Oct 15 in Lake Tahoe and reserved a spot for a small ceremony. My friends thought it was funny that the bottom of the invitation I put date subject to change to meet visa requirements lol. I figured person doing interview would understand that


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Service Center : California Service Center

I-129F Sent : Feb 9,2011

I-129F Received :In Texas then sent to CSC Feb 11,2011

Check cashed and in Initial Review : Feb 16,2011

I-129F NOA1 Hard Copy : Feb 15 2011

TOUCHED 04/04/2011 Is it wrong to be happy to be touched by a stranger?

I-129F RFE(s) : None

I-129F NOA2 :05/27/2011

NVC Received :06/09/2011

NVC Left : 06/27/2011

Consulate Received : 07/01/2011

Packet 3 Received : 07/18/2011

Packet 3 Sent : 07/19/2011

Medical Exam : 07/19/2011

Packet 4 Received :07/25/2011

Interview Date :09/13/2011

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 09\16\2011

US Entry : 09\20\2011

Marriage :09/22/2011

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