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After marrying your ki1 visa fiance when can u leave USA

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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We just got our k1 fiance visa approved! yippee!

Now we are waiting for the passport to book our tickets to the U.S. Is it possible to leave the U.S. immediately after getting married? Even entering into Canada that's 2.5hours from my house in Cleveland?

Trying to figure out if we can plan a trip to Mexico or Canada. I also have some work in Italy and want to know if my future husband would be able to come with me or can he not leave the country. If he can leave the country then for how long?

Does anyone know the answer and if so, is there a website that I can read the information directly from?

Thanks!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Iran
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nope,not possible,you have to adjust status.usually AP which is needed to travel and EAD which is needed to work are accepted and sent before the green card,but keep in mind missing the AOS interview can make things difficult

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Congrats on your visa approval.

Most aliens need Advance Parole to re-enter the U.S. after traveling abroad who have pending applications for immigration benefits or for changes in nonimmigrant status.

Any adjustment of status applicant who leaves the U.S. without advance parole is automatically considered abandoning his/her application for adjustment of status. Such a person will generally not be allowed back in the U.S. The person would have to do consular processing while remaining out of the U.S.. This applies traveling to any place outside the U.S., even going to Canada (even Canadian Niagara Falls) or Mexico or places like Bahamas.

You must apply for advance parole before leaving the U.S. If you depart from the U.S. or attempt to enter the U.S. before a decision is made on the application, your application will be considered abandoned.

Separate application forms, fees and sets of documents are required for each applicant (including yourself, each of your family members) who needs to travel.

Application fee must be sent with the application.

There is no biometric fee.

If you are in the U.S.,

A copy of any USCIS issued document indicating your present status in the US; and

An explanation or other evidence showing the circumstances that warrant issuance of an advance parole document (not required in next 2 circumstances described below); or

If you have already filed for an adjustment of status (I-485), a copy of I-797 Notice of Action, receipt of filing I-485.

If applicable, a copy of the I-140 receipt notice and copy of the I-140 approval notice.

If you are in refugee or asylee status in the U.S., and you are traveling to Canada to apply for an immigrant visa, a copy of the U.S. consular appointment letter

Copy of your marriage certificate, if you are applying for advance parole based on pending green card petition of your spouse.

Copy of the child's birth certificate if applying for advance parole for a child based on pending green card petition of the primary applicant. If i have missed out anything i am sure the VJ elders will assist.

Best of luck


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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Thank you both for the information.

Ok so how long does the AP take? I mean are we talking 3 months 6 months or 2 years?

Congrats on your visa approval.

Most aliens need Advance Parole to re-enter the U.S. after traveling abroad who have pending applications for immigration benefits or for changes in nonimmigrant status.

Any adjustment of status applicant who leaves the U.S. without advance parole is automatically considered abandoning his/her application for adjustment of status. Such a person will generally not be allowed back in the U.S. The person would have to do consular processing while remaining out of the U.S.. This applies traveling to any place outside the U.S., even going to Canada (even Canadian Niagara Falls) or Mexico or places like Bahamas.

You must apply for advance parole before leaving the U.S. If you depart from the U.S. or attempt to enter the U.S. before a decision is made on the application, your application will be considered abandoned.

Separate application forms, fees and sets of documents are required for each applicant (including yourself, each of your family members) who needs to travel.

Application fee must be sent with the application.

There is no biometric fee.

If you are in the U.S.,

A copy of any USCIS issued document indicating your present status in the US; and

An explanation or other evidence showing the circumstances that warrant issuance of an advance parole document (not required in next 2 circumstances described below); or

If you have already filed for an adjustment of status (I-485), a copy of I-797 Notice of Action, receipt of filing I-485.

If applicable, a copy of the I-140 receipt notice and copy of the I-140 approval notice.

If you are in refugee or asylee status in the U.S., and you are traveling to Canada to apply for an immigrant visa, a copy of the U.S. consular appointment letter

Copy of your marriage certificate, if you are applying for advance parole based on pending green card petition of your spouse.

Copy of the child's birth certificate if applying for advance parole for a child based on pending green card petition of the primary applicant. If i have missed out anything i am sure the VJ elders will assist.

Best of luck

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Ok so how long does the AP take? I mean are we talking 3 months 6 months or 2 years?

Takes 60-90 days (more/less) from the time you file for it, along with the AOS and EAD (which you can do shortly after getting married).

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We just got our k1 fiance visa approved! yippee!

Now we are waiting for the passport to book our tickets to the U.S. Is it possible to leave the U.S. immediately after getting married? Even entering into Canada that's 2.5hours from my house in Cleveland?

Trying to figure out if we can plan a trip to Mexico or Canada. I also have some work in Italy and want to know if my future husband would be able to come with me or can he not leave the country. If he can leave the country then for how long?

Does anyone know the answer and if so, is there a website that I can read the information directly from?

Thanks!

Congratulations on your approval! :thumbs:

But, as others have said, you cannot leave the US until you have your AP which would grant you the opportunity to re-enter the US. It seems to take about 3 months to get approved, on average. So, not a very long wait to go out explore other countries!


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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