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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Israel

Hi everyone,

Our visa is getting closer now so I'm starting to plan next year now.

My situation is that I'm finishing my first year of my B.A studies in economics and I would like to continue my studies in the US.

SO... I wonder if someone knows how soon can I apply for school in Arizona? my Fiance has been an Arizona resident his whole life.

I did some reading on the Arizona board of regents website and tried to find info on ASU website but couldn't find something that answers this question simply.

It seems like in Arizona I qualify for residency as soon as I marry my fiance and live there. Did I get it right?

And also on ASU website I found this page- http://students.asu.edu/files/VisaTypesAndResidencyEligibility090409.pdf

which says that K1 visa holders are considered as residents of Arizona so does that mean that I can go to school as soon as I arrive to the states and get married?

Or do I need to wait until I get the EAD?

Or even worse, do I have to wait until I get my GC??

Thanks for your help and sharing your experience!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines

each state and each school is slightly different. you need to get in contact with the school you want to go to... they deal with this daily... they will tell you eligibility (based on there rules), and whether you will pay in state or out of state tuition... The USCIS will not be your primary concern.

Edited by payxibka


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ethiopia

So there is no specific rule whether K1 visa or EAD permit studying at a US university?

You can't specify Universities of the whole US by one rule. Every school and university even in a single state has different rules and regulations. When you think about schooling in the US, things to be considered like transferring, tuition and immigration status are some of them to mention. Specially, tuition is a big deal, education is a bit expensive and you have to come with the money to pay.

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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


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: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China

I suggest you not study on the K-1 visa, at all.

Instead, get yer greencard, then study.

Good Luck !

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