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Please note .... I am NOT planning on doing this .... I just want to confirm a theory that I read about .....

Has anyone ever used to following loop-hole:

Person A (American) and Person B (Dominican), decide to ditch the K-1 process and get married in Jamaica on tourist visas. If the couple then files for a spousal visa to the US, would the interview be at the consulate in Jamaica? And what would the potential hang-ups be???

Thanks in advance to anyone who has enough first-hand knowledge to comment!!


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Please note .... I am NOT planning on doing this .... I just want to confirm a theory that I read about .....

Has anyone ever used to following loop-hole:

Person A (American) and Person B (Dominican), decide to ditch the K-1 process and get married in Jamaica on tourist visas. If the couple then files for a spousal visa to the US, would the interview be at the consulate in Jamaica? And what would the potential hang-ups be???

Thanks in advance to anyone who has enough first-hand knowledge to comment!!

I did a 3rd country case. What was true for us, and the other Consulates I've read up on, is that one of the parties, the beneficiary in particular, be legally resident in the third country before the Consulate will take their case.

If Person B can get a resident permit, even a temporary kind, the case has potential.

If the Jamaican Consulate (er, not the easiest pick--see which countries are served by Barbados!) gets a whiff that you are 'consulate shopping' they can still decline to take the case if the beneficiary is not normally resident there. But I'm sure if PB moved for a short term work or school project...

There are 2 Consulates who have taken Direct Filed cases when neither party was resident there, but I don't know their current policy.


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Not a great answer but I would recommend to keep it SIMPLE!! And get married in one of the fiancé's country, it is quite hard already with a straightforward case! (my own opinion)

Good luck


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Not a great answer but I would recommend to keep it SIMPLE!! And get married in one of the fiancé's country, it is quite hard already with a straightforward case! (my own opinion)

Good luck

Well, simple would be getting married in the fiance's country where they offer consular filing for non-resident USC spouses and getting your case done in a couple of weeks. Like they do in France. :)

If I were wanthimhere and was facing a one-two year wait in the interview queue (like they are in the DR), I would certainly be looking at all the options too.


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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wanthimhere,

Which visa? (There are two 'spousal' visas.)

Yodrak

Please note .... I am NOT planning on doing this .... I just want to confirm a theory that I read about .....

Has anyone ever used to following loop-hole:

Person A (American) and Person B (Dominican), decide to ditch the K-1 process and get married in Jamaica on tourist visas. If the couple then files for a spousal visa to the US, would the interview be at the consulate in Jamaica? ....

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wanthimhere,

Which visa? (There are two 'spousal' visas.)

Yodrak

Don't know.

Which one/s would be appropriate in this case?


6/29 - NEW I-129 mailed to CSC

7/21 - NOA1 issued

9/21 - finally ... my first touch!!

9/21 - NOA2 issued

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wanthimhere,

Which visa? (There are two 'spousal' visas.)

Yodrak

Don't know.

Which one/s would be appropriate in this case?

K-3 visa interviews are held in country that marriage took place. CR-1 visa interviews are held in country of residence.

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Holy #######, give Yodrak a gold star.

I forgot about the K-3 stipulation.... good one.


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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