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Hi all i'm new to this so all the help i can get would be good

My fiance and I are thinking of trying for a k1 visa but I have a

criminal record in the UK, the offences were possession of an offensive weapon and affray

the offences were commeted 9 years ago and I got a fine and community service, all of which have been paid and done

can anybody please tell me if this should stop me getting a k1

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was the 'offensive weapon' a gun? Guns and drugs are big ones for the US

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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You should be ok. You need to admit to the offence on the forms, and may be asked a couple of questions about it at interview.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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What was the maximum sentence you could have got.


“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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up untill the offences i had a clean record and not been in trouble since, it was a one off and had letters to take to court saying it was out of character, the said weapon was not used it was just i had it in my possession

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while i think it should be ok you will need to obtain a "memorandum of conviction" from the clerk of the court you went to and you will also probably need a "subject access" report which you get through your local police force. not sure how much the memorandum of conviction costs or how long it will take to get one but the subject access costs a tenner and takes up to 40 days. it also wont harm you to get a few people to write character references for you... you might not actually need them but i think it is best to be as prepared as possible.

good luck


I-129F SENT............................................08/15/2011

NOA1 TEXT/EMAIL...................................08/22/2011

NOA2 TEXT/EMAIL. NO RFE.....................01/05/2012

NVC RECEIVED......................................01/21/2012

NVC LEFT...............................................01/24/2012

PACKET 3 RECEIVED..............................02/01/2012

PACKET 3 RETURNED.............................02/04/2012

MEDICAL................................................02/17/2012

DS-2001 MAILED.....................................02/23/2012

PACKET 4 RECEIVED..............................03/02/2012

INTERVIEW............................................03/14/2012 APPROVED

POE ATLANTA.........................................04/03/2012

AOS approved 3/29/13 after almost 10 months of waiting. No RFE's and no interview.

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Quite likely you will need a waiver.


“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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