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K-1 visa from france

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: France
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Hi there !

I just got married with a woman who was born in France and live in France with me.

I am a french citizen and she got an American passport (both nationalities) due to her mother who is born in Rochester (N.Y-USA).

We wan't to move in U.S.A thanks to a K-1 Visa.

Does she must live in USA for a while before i come ?

Can we just go there with K-1 visa and find out an appartment and start working with a green card ?

Many questions :)

Thanks for your help !

Romain

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Hi there !

I just got married with a woman who was born in France and live in France with me.

I am a french citizen and she got an American passport (both nationalities) due to her mother who is born in Rochester (N.Y-USA).

We wan't to move in U.S.A thanks to a K-1 Visa.

Does she must live in USA for a while before i come ?

Can we just go there with K-1 visa and find out an appartment and start working with a green card ?

Many questions :)

Thanks for your help !

Romain

Since you are both in France legally, then I would suggest you research the possibility of filing directly to the American Embassy in France. This way, it should be quicker and you can remain together as you wait for the process to be complete.

An error in your post:

If you are already married she cannot file for a fiance visa visa (K1) for you. She would need to file an I-130 for a CR-1 visa. Fiance(e) visas are only for people who are not yet married and wish to marry in the US.


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: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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K-1 is not for you, as it is for unmarried couples

Have your wife file directly with the consulte, I am not sure how strict France is with the domicile issue of your wife (as in she MUST be living in the US prior to you going there...some consulates allow the spouse to travel with the beneficiary however) Montreal is very very strict about this.

The Cr-1 visa is the one you'll get, it allows you to work and travel right away

You must start the process with you still in France, if she decides she can go to the US at any time. You must interview and do your medical in France

Bon Chance!

http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1

http://www.visajourney.com/content/dcf

A few links that you'll need


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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