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Any issues getting married days after POE?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Jenni and I are thinking of having a small wedding a few days after POE then the big wedding a couple of months later. The idea is to get the green card process rolling asap so she can start working in the states sooner. Hopefully just 2 to 3 months versus 5 months or more.

For those that have done something similar did you run into any issues with having a wedding right after POE? The SSN guide talks about waiting 2 weeks after POE so that they can find you in the SAVE db. Are there any similar issues I need to worry about?

Thanks!

-Paul & Jenni


-Paul & Jenni

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Netherlands
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; I am doing to same exact thing, and I've never heard bad stories about couples whom got a simple court wedding after POE and have an "official" wedding months/year(s) after.

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AOS
August 31th, 2011: applied for SS#
September 6th: received SS#
September 26th, 2011: AOS sent
September 30th, 2011: NOA1
October 6th, 2011: NOA1 hard copy
October 26th,2011: Biometrics
October 28th, 2011: case transferred to California for faster processing
December 5th, 2011: received EAD/AP card
February 22nd, 2012: Green card in production
February 27th, 2012: GREEN CARD in hand, yaaay!!!




November 10th, 2013: ROC

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Married is married, whether is it 30 seconds after POE or 3 months

Get married when it is best for you

Good luck


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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Filed: Country: China
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Just double check the rules for your state and county. Some may have a "cooling off" period where you get the license but you have to wait 48 hours or so before you can get married. If I remember correct, Texas was this way. There may be other requirements also like blood tests or something that will cause things to be delayed, but as long as your good on the local requirements then go for it as soon as possible :thumbs:


Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Guangzhou, China
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-04-26
I-130 Sent : 2010-06-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-06-08
I-130 RFE : 2010-11-05
I-130 RFE Sent : 2010-11-06
I-130 Approved : 2010-11-10
NVC Received CaseFile: 2010-11-16
NVC Casefile Number Issued: 2010-11-22
Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2010-11-23
OPTIN EMAIL SENT TO NVC: 2010-11-23
OPTIN ACCEPTED by NVC: 2010-12-14
Pay I-864 Bill 2010-11-23
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-11-23
Return Completed I-864 : 2011-03-30
Return Completed DS-3032 : 2010-11-23
Receive IV Bill : 2010-12-17
Pay IV Bill : 2011-03-16
AOS CoverSheets Generated: 2010-11-27
IV Fee Bill marked as PAID: 2011-03-18
IV CoverSheets Generated: 2011-03-18
IV email packet sent: 2011-04-4
NVC reports 'Case Completed': 2011-5-2
'Sign in Fail' at the Online Payment Portal: 2011-5-2
Final Review Started at NVC: 2011-5-2
Final Review Completed at NVC: ????
Interview Date Set: 2011-5-5
Appointment Letter Received via Email: 2011-5-6
Interview Date: 2011-6-1
Approved!!!!!

I-751 Sent : 2013-07-02

I-751 Bio Appointment Date 2013-08-02

10 Year Green Card Approved!!!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Just double check the rules for your state and county. Some may have a "cooling off" period where you get the license but you have to wait 48 hours or so before you can get married. If I remember correct, Texas was this way. There may be other requirements also like blood tests or something that will cause things to be delayed, but as long as your good on the local requirements then go for it as soon as possible :thumbs:

Luckily in Virginia there is no cooling off period and no blood test requirement. They don't even require witnesses. So we could literally get married seconds after POE :thumbs:

Thanks for the replies! Now to figure out what is needed for the green card application, work permit and advance parole so we will be ready!

I heard one way to speed up the process of getting your marriage certificate was to take the forms from the minister and hand deliver them to the court house clerk. I'm hoping they can give us the certificate that same day. Are there any issues I need to be concerned about for filing so soon after POE for green card/work permit or advance parole?

Thanks!

-Paul & Jenni


-Paul & Jenni

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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one way to speed up the process of getting your marriage certificate was to take the forms from the minister and hand deliver them to the court house clerk. I'm hoping they can give us the certificate that same day.
Si, man -- and order multiple copies while you're there. We ordered 7, and ended up using 5 or 6.

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: Philippines
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We are doing her POE on 9 Aug and the Wedding on the beach 11 Aug and then do honeymoon : )

We decided on Hawaii because well its Hawaii ...lol But most of all it was about half-way for both of us and I could meet her after doing POE procedures with Immigrations.

After the Honeymoon we travel back to VA

Check with your State's Health department which over sees marriage licenses in most states as to what that states requirements are. It really varies a lot from state to state. In Hawaii: no waiting period, no blood test. Just proof of ID and eligibility to marry


Timeline:

Meetings (dating)in Person Aug 2009/Nov 2009/Jan 2010/Jun 2010 (Engaged!)

VSC

Sep 7th 2010 I-129F Submitted

Sep 9th 2010 NOA1 Received via Text

Sep 10th 2010 I-129F Accepted

Sep 2010 5th meeting in person

Oct 3rd 2010 Touched

Feb 2011 6th meeting arranged (spending Valentine's together)

Mar 17 2011 NOA2 @09:59 am Thank You St Patty! It only took 6 months 1 week 1 day

NVC

Mar 24th NVC Receives I-129F Petition

Mar 28th Case Number Assigned

Mar 29th File shipped to Manila

Manila Embassy

Apr 1 Receives Case File

Apr 6 Medical - Sputum test required

Apr 12 Begin 3 day Sputum test at St Lukes

Jun 13th medical sputum cleared / Jun 14th Medical completed

Jun 27 Interview - Visa Approved!!

Jul 14th VISA Packet Received : ) Finally! 310 days from submittal to VISA in hand

3 months 1 week and 3 days from NOA2 approval to Embassy Approval

Aug 9th Fiancee arrives in USA at POE Honolulu Hi

Aug 11th Tony and Jubi have a Beautiful Wedding in Hawaii

AOS/EAD/AP

Filed - 18 Nov 2011/USPS-confirmed delivery 23 Nov/Check Cashed - 29 Nov

20 Jan 2012 EAD and AP Approved txt msg received

14 Mar 2012 RFE for AoS / 3 Apr 2012 RFE info recv by USCIS /11 Apr 2012 AoS Approved

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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The only problem I found was that if you marry right away it messes up the SSN for some people, like me. It takes about 3 weeks for the package and the SSN application to find each other. Some people here say that the clerk isnt very educated in the rules when the name changes and thats fine, but the end result is the same. No SSN. So while your thinking you can start the OAS and get the green card quicker, just remember that without the SSN there is no working.

I married within 2 weeks of arriving, and I sit now waiting for my AOS to be approved, once it is, and I have long term legal status then Im off to the SSN office to wait another 4 weeks.


~~~ Hes the chance Im taking ~~~

April 2007 - Met online

Oct. 2008 - He came to Canada to meet me

Dec 25 2009 officially engaged

March 2010 - sent off I-129F

March 27 2010 - Vermont receives package :)

April 3 2010 - Informed through mail that cheque is cashed NOA1

May 28 2010 - RFE notification ( yeah Im online checking alot >.< )

June 5 2010 - RFE hardcopy received

June 18 2010 - RFE returned ( had done it June 7 - but USPS returned grrrr )

--- case says we should hear from them in 60 days from June 18 ---

June 23 - Touched

Aug4 - Email notification of NoA2 :)

Aug. 10 - NOA2 Hardcopy received

Sept. 13 - Faxed off Package 3

Sept 14 - Interview notification set for Oct. 5

Oct. 5 2010 Interview Passed

March 17 2011 POE Canadian/US border

April 1 2011 Marriage

Mailed AOS June 1

Chicago Lockbox confirms delivery June 3

Check cashed through bank - notification June 9

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