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Hi everyone.

Well we got approved for the K1.

Now we are in the US and have to go to the next step.

Does anyone know of a section of this web site on what are the procedures for after you arrive in the US.

Social Security etc.

We got married in Colombia befor we left but I think it may not be valid here in the US.

Thanks for any help.

Doug

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

Try the FAQ's you'll get alot of info there, click the Adjustment of Status. Goodluck :dance::dance:


David & Divina (K1 and AOS Timeline)

05-08-2002 - Met Online (YM)

12-15-2003 - Met in Person

11-14-2004 - I-129F Sent

11-17-2004 - I-129F NOA1/Receipt and Case Number

02-03-2005 - I-129F NOA2/Approved

04-20-2005 - Received Packet 3&4

05-21-2005 - Divina's Medical Exam

05-27-2005 - Divina's Interview

06-02-2005 - Visa Received

07-07-2005 - Divina's US Entry

08-20-2005 - Marriage

SSN

09-08-2005 - Applied

09-21-2005 - Received

AOS

10-28-2005 - Date Filled

11-04-2005 - AOS Package Sent

11-10-2005 - NOA Date/AOS received

11-14-2005 - NOA for Biometrics

12-14-2005 - Biometrics Appointment/AOS only

03-29-2006 - AOS Interview - Approved

04-03-2006 - Welcome to USA Letter Received

04-08-2006 - GreenCard In-hand

Lifting Condition I-751

01-28-2008 - I-751 Package Sent to Nebraska Service Center

01-31-2008 - Check Cashed/Transferred to California Service Center

02-04-2008 - CRI89, PETITION TO REMOVE CONDITIONS OF PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS RECEIVED

03-06-2008 - Biometrics/FBI was unable to process fingerprint card

03-25-2008 - 2nd Biometrics

05-03-2008 - I-751 Approved

05-08-2008 - 10 year Green Card received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Hi everyone.

Well we got approved for the K1.

Now we are in the US and have to go to the next step.

Does anyone know of a section of this web site on what are the procedures for after you arrive in the US.

Social Security etc.

We got married in Colombia befor we left but I think it may not be valid here in the US.

Thanks for any help.

Doug

The procedure is all dealt with in the FAQ.

But a K1 is for a fiance, not a spouse.

Marriage is a bit like Virginity, very few grey areas. Why do you think you are not legally married?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Colombia
Timeline
Hi everyone.

Well we got approved for the K1.

Now we are in the US and have to go to the next step.

Does anyone know of a section of this web site on what are the procedures for after you arrive in the US.

Social Security etc.

We got married in Colombia befor we left but I think it may not be valid here in the US.

Thanks for any help.

Doug

What you have done is not legal and I would worry about repercussions. After doing all this work for a K-1 why would you do that? :wacko::blink:

Good luck,

Peter Miami


Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ireland
Timeline

Hi everyone.

Well we got approved for the K1.

Now we are in the US and have to go to the next step.

Does anyone know of a section of this web site on what are the procedures for after you arrive in the US.

Social Security etc.

We got married in Colombia befor we left but I think it may not be valid here in the US.

Thanks for any help.

Doug

What you have done is not legal and I would worry about repercussions. After doing all this work for a K-1 why would you do that? :wacko::blink:

Good luck,

Peter Miami

I am with Peter here.........I am really confused..........you were approved for the k-1 but got married anyway??? :o


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"Togetherness is Strength"

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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Hi everyone.

Well we got approved for the K1.

Now we are in the US and have to go to the next step.

Does anyone know of a section of this web site on what are the procedures for after you arrive in the US.

Social Security etc.

We got married in Colombia befor we left but I think it may not be valid here in the US.

Thanks for any help.

Doug

How can you do the k1 when you got married in Colombia? You better be finding out if the marriage is legal here in the USA. I think if it is legal, you may have to start all over and do the k3. Maybe talk to an experienced immigration attorney?

Anyways, I wish you the best!

Blessings, Lynne

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I'm confused to :wacko: ..... and it only took a little over two months to get the k1! I'm not sure what you should do... are they supposed to get married again in the States?...but you should check the status of your original marriage first - you could end up in trouble :o


09/20/05 NOA1 received
11/22/05 NOA2 received (65 days)
12/05/05 NVC received application! (say 2-4 week wait)
12/13/05 Found out forms were sent to London on 12/08/05!
12/20/05 Packet 3 received!
01/11/06 Medical - Knightsbridge London
01/18/06 Sent back packet 3!
02/15/06 Received packet 4!

02/13/06 INTERVIEW DATE 03/22/06 AT 10.30AM!! - APPROVED

Married July 29th 2006!!

08/17/2006 Filed for AOS and EAD
08/26/2006 NOA1 received for both (dated 08/24/06)
09/06/2006 RFE email.....not sure what for yet!
9/07/2006 Biometrics completed
10/13/2006 Transferred to CSC!!
11/02/2006 Approval email received!!
11/08/2006 Welcome to USA letter arrives!

11/13/2006 GREEN CARD RECEIVED - NO MISTAKES!!!!

06/06/08 Family moved back to UK!!

Husband gained UK citizenship September 2015

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Family relocating back to California

06/27/2016 I-130 Spousal Visa application sent to London Embassy

07/05/2016 NOA 1

08/31/2016 NOA 2 - case transferred to the Immigrant Visa Unit at the embassy

09/13/2016 3rd Letter received with LND number

10/14/2016 Medical

10/31/2016 Embassy interview

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
Timeline

Yes, conflicting issues at hand. Doug says that they are already here in the US so they have passed thru the POE successfully. I don't understand either. Why were you married outside the US?


Oct. 22, 2005 >> Mailed I-129F to TSC

Nov. 4, 2005 >> I-129F forwarded from TSC to CSC

Nov. 10, 2005 >> NOA1 Received from Laguna Niguel, CA Office

Feb. 2, 2006 >> NOA2 Approval Received via Email

Feb. 6, 2006 >> NOA2 Approval Received (Paper Copy) USPS

Feb. 13, 2006 >> File arrived at NVC

Feb. 14, 2006 >> Faxed NVC to request change of Embassy for my fiancee as she moved from the Philippines to Canada Jan 20 2006

Feb. 15, 2006 >> NVC had me fax a 2nd request for Req of Change of Embassy.

Feb. 16, 2006 >> Called to ck on 2nd fax request, too late, file sent to US Embassy in Manila.

Feb. 21, 2006 >> Called US Embassy in Manila to ask for Req for change of Embassy to Vancouver. The representative said it shows the request already made. (Evidently from the NVC or Vancouver)

April 3, 2006 >> Received call from Vancouver US Consulate informing me that my fiancee needed to fax them a copy of her Canadian work permit, our case #, current address and phone #. Fiancee faxed requested documents that same day.

April 20, 2006 >> Packet 3 rec'd from Vancouver US Consulate.

April 24, 2006 >> Fiance' faxed DS-230 to Vancouver US Consulate

April 24, 2006 >> I scheduled medical examination for my fiance' for May 1, 2006 $220 Canadian.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Colombia
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If he had a legal wedding in Colombia I do not see how he can get married legally in the U.S. You need to see a immigration lawyer ASAP. There are serious legal issues here not to be taken lightly and you need to start trying to fix these problems. I am not an attorney but she could be banned/barred from the U.S. for ten years or more. Something to thing about?

Peter Miami


Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ireland
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If he had a legal wedding in Colombia I do not see how he can get married legally in the U.S. You need to see a immigration lawyer ASAP. There are serious legal issues here not to be taken lightly and you need to start trying to fix these problems. I am not an attorney but she could be banned/barred from the U.S. for ten years or more. Something to thing about?

Peter Miami

Yes I do not think it is going to be that easy to get her into the states-unless I am misreading your original post and I have this all wrong??????? The k-1 is to bring your fiancee' over NOT your spouse.

definetly speak with a lawyer


Ni neart go cur le cheile

"Togetherness is Strength"

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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I'm confused. I see on your timeline that you've already been through the interview and they approved you and issued you a visa. However, I'm not sure that you can get married in another country. I thought that you had to get married in the U.S. for the fiance visa to work. I'm with Peter in thinking that you need to see an immigration lawyer ASAP.


December 12 2005 ~ sent I129F packet to

December 14 2005 ~ Packet Recieved by

December 20 2005 ~ NOA 1

December 29 2005 ~ Touched

March 9 2006 ~ NOA2

April 5 2006 ~ Packet 3 arrives

April 11 2006 ~ Packet 3 returned to London Embassy

June 12 2006 ~ Interview Date (APPROVED!)

June 26 2006 ~ Entered the U.S. under K-1 Visa

July 06 2006 ~ JOP marriage

September 12 2006~ I-485 Received by INS

September 18 2006~ NOA recieved

September 30 2006~ Married

October 3 2006 ~ Biometrics Appointment (Fingerprinted)

November 16, 2006~ RFE reply received ...didn't even know we had an RFE (INS stated that the RFE was

probably sent to the DR. that did our biometrics)

January 17, 2007 ~ CSC is now processing cases received September 25 (11 days after ours was received) :(

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: India
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Maybe the OP meant they had a ceremonial marriage but did not file any paperwork to register the marriage and thus do not have any documentation to prove that they are married for AOS purposes.


K1 Visa Saga

7/27/2005 Went to India to see Sowmya

7/31/2005 Proposed and she said "yes"!

08/05/2005 Held official engagement ceremony

08/07/2005 Returned to US

08/26/2005 Sent in I-129F petition

08/31/2005 Received online NOA1

09/02/2005 Received NOA1 through snail mail

11/22/2005 Received online NOA2!!! (Day 88)

11/26/2005 Received NOA2 through snail mail.

11/28/2005 NVC receives case

12/1/2005 Case sent to Chennai consulate via DHL

1/12/2006 Interview date - Visa approved!!!

1/16/2006 Received visa by courier

1/20/2006 Arrival in US - Chicago O'hare POE (Reunited at last!!!)

1/21/2006 Returned home to Birmingham together.

2/10/2006 Married!!!

AOS

2/15/2006 Sent in AOS/EAD application

2/27/2006 Received NOA1 for EAD

3/2/2006 Received NOA1 for AOS

3/20/2006 Received Biometrics appointment letter for AOS/EAD (4/11/2006)

3/30/2006 EAD application touched

4/11/2006 Biometrics appointment (AOS/EAD)

4/13/2006 AOS/EAD applications touched

5/3/2006 AOS application transferred to CSC

5/5/2006 EAD touched

5/8/2006 AOS application received by CSC

5/9/2006 EAD approved!!!

5/10/2006 AOS touched

5/13/2006 EAD card received

6/6/2006 AOS approved without interview!!!

6/9/2006 Received Welcome Letter

6/29/2006 Green Card received!!!

2/30/2008 - File to lift conditions on Green Card

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ireland
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Maybe the OP meant they had a ceremonial marriage but did not file any paperwork to register the marriage and thus do not have any documentation to prove that they are married for AOS purposes.

that would make a little more sense :huh:


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"Togetherness is Strength"

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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If you had a legal wedding in Columbia, you are now in big trouble, I am sorry to say. You'll need a lawyer for sure.


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Jan 17, 2014 N-400 submitted

Jan 27, 2014 NOA received and cheque cashed

Feb 13, 2014 Biometrics scheduled

Nov 7, 2014 NOA received and interview scheduled


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