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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Hello all -- It's been a while.

We're getting married in Hawaii early August and we just found out that it might take four to six weeks (not a week as we originally thought) before we can get the certified true copy of the marriage certificate needed for the Adjustment of Status application. I would have been in the States for 60+ days by that time and we would certainly exceed the 90-day stipulation for marriage in the K-1 visa by the time we get the certificate.

Will this be a major problem in the AOS application? Does anyone here have any similar experiences with the Hawaiian authorities that you can share? Is it still possible to expedite getting the certificate there so we can file for AOS within 90 days? As a backup, we might just go to Vegas or another place which can issue us the certificate way faster. So much for my dream of a nice beach wedding....

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Grace

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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You need to be married within the 90days not married and get your marriage certificate back in 90days.

As long as you married in the 90days you are fine.


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Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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Hello all -- It's been a while.

We're getting married in Hawaii early August and we just found out that it might take four to six weeks (not a week as we originally thought) before we can get the certified true copy of the marriage certificate needed for the Adjustment of Status application. I would have been in the States for 60+ days by that time and we would certainly exceed the 90-day stipulation for marriage in the K-1 visa by the time we get the certificate.

Will this be a major problem in the AOS application? Does anyone here have any similar experiences with the Hawaiian authorities that you can share? Is it still possible to expedite getting the certificate there so we can file for AOS within 90 days? As a backup, we might just go to Vegas or another place which can issue us the certificate way faster. So much for my dream of a nice beach wedding....

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Grace

You only have to get married within the 90 days. There is no requirement to file for AOS before your I-94 expires. Just have all the other paperwork ready to go, and send off for your AOS as soon as you receive the certified copy of your marriage certificate. Make sure to only send in a copy of it, and keep the original certified copy for yourself. You can bring the original to the interview to show them, if you even have an interview at all.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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hello everyone, I logged on with a very similar question, and it was nice to see that both INKY and Jay-Kay answered it the same way, before i even got a chance to ask. I suppose its old hat to a few of you old timers on the site, but a few of us newbies often are driven into panic over grey areas that USCIS chooses to leave us in the dark on.

Since our very lives together depend on the certainty of the validity of the information we act on, does anyone know a reference where USCIS actually lets the cat out of the bag, of what is my filipina fiancees status immediately after we're married, and what sets the limit of how long before she must file for adjustment of status. I fear we have to be really careful to be correct, because they alledged our k-1 petition would be valid for 6 months, but actually only gave us 4 months, then the k-1 visa they told us would also be valid for 6 months was made valid for 4 1/2 months from the date of her interview, making it only 4 months by the time she got it. then the i-94 was actually day for day 90 days as advertised, but once married were in a grey area, for which we cannot find any perameters on the USCIS website other than the broad statement that she files after marriage and can remain in the USA while its processed. i don't mean to belabor a point but just to make sure were safe, because frankly some of the $1070 I've been saving for adjustment of status, would look pretty good in the form of meat on the table right now, and would help my fiancee comunicate with her sick mama in the Philippines, after being laid off from my 20 year job due to the recession, right in the middle of this process. and now i just found out we may need one or two hundred morte for a doctor designated by USCIS to place her shot record in a sealed envelope, as part of status adjustment, when i have many envelopes i can seal for a few cents.

I love this site. you good people here have given us far more information to make our process work than I've found that I could rely on, on the USCIS site. They have good information on one page of USCIS then contradict that information on a different page, and often don't even address very important points like the one discussed here. managed to get Jane a military dependent ID a few days ago only to find out it wont be good for medical insurance till she has a social security card, and was refused a social security card, but thanks to advice given here and some i found on social security websight and US Army site we got her social security card, today after a 30 minute convincing session.

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My daughter and her husband, who married on Maui, Hawaii, got it the next morning. I picked it up with them.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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Hello all -- It's been a while.

We're getting married in Hawaii early August and we just found out that it might take four to six weeks (not a week as we originally thought) before we can get the certified true copy of the marriage certificate needed for the Adjustment of Status application. I would have been in the States for 60+ days by that time and we would certainly exceed the 90-day stipulation for marriage in the K-1 visa by the time we get the certificate.

Will this be a major problem in the AOS application? Does anyone here have any similar experiences with the Hawaiian authorities that you can share? Is it still possible to expedite getting the certificate there so we can file for AOS within 90 days? As a backup, we might just go to Vegas or another place which can issue us the certificate way faster. So much for my dream of a nice beach wedding....

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Grace

Hi,

We also married in Hawaii, 2 week ago, and we apply for a certified copy, and they told us we will receive in about 3 week, we are still waiting, hope is on the mail this week, i can say Hawaii is a dream for wedding day, good luck :thumbs:

Dayana


2011/08/15 - Sent AOS Packet

2011/08/29 - Emails with receipt numbers

2011/09/01 - Hard Copy NOA (AOS, EAD & AP)

2011/09/06 - Appointment Biometrics Letter (appointment for 8/29)

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