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Hi all.

As you can see I am a Newbie. So please be gentle.

Here goes.

I am a UK citizen living in the UK with my American fiancee.

We obviously want to get married but due to circumstances we cant get married in the UK.

So we have decided to get married and live in the US.

WE have been together nearly five years and our second child will be born in November.

I have looked at the K1 visa process and pretty much understand what needs to be done, but havea few questions.

Can I use the birth certificates of my children as proof we have met in the last 2 years?

Because my fiancee has lived with me in the UK for the last few years she obvioulsy has no proof of income so am worried about the affidavite of support needed when I hopefully get to the interview stage.

Can I get a family member to fill out an affidavite?

Can we use her mothers address as our place of residance in the US? ( we probably be living there until I can work)

A little scared but hopeful.

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I like the birth certificate idea - that's a good one! But I would suggest extra proof - lots of different things corroborating your meeting. Flights, leases / utility bills in joint names, passport entry pages, declarations from family / friends.

She can get a family member to be co-sponsor. Read the guides for I-134 / financial support here and on USCIS website. You can also include your potential income in US (I think) both yours and her assets, etc.

I think it would be fine to use her mother's address.

Good luck. :)

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Hi all.

As you can see I am a Newbie. So please be gentle.

Here goes.

I am a UK citizen living in the UK with my American fiancee.

We obviously want to get married but due to circumstances we cant get married in the UK.

I don't mean to pry, but why can't you get married in the UK but can in the US? I'm genuinely curious. :D

So we have decided to get married and live in the US.

WE have been together nearly five years and our second child will be born in November.

I have looked at the K1 visa process and pretty much understand what needs to be done, but havea few questions.

Can I use the birth certificates of my children as proof we have met in the last 2 years?

Because my fiancee has lived with me in the UK for the last few years she obvioulsy has no proof of income so am worried about the affidavite of support needed when I hopefully get to the interview stage.

Can I get a family member to fill out an affidavite?

Your fiancee has to submit an affadavit even if she doesn't qualify for sponsorship. You can get a co-sponsor, but that co-sponsor must be a US citizen, does not have to be related to you, and must earn above a certain amount of money each year or possess assets in excess of a certain amount. This changes all the time so you'll have to contact the USCIS for figures. If you own real estate in the UK that you're going to sell, you can use that to qualify. That's what we did; I'm a USC who has been here in the UK for 5 years and my UK income didn't count, so we used our house to qualify. It was easy.

Can we use her mothers address as our place of residance in the US? ( we probably be living there until I can work)

A little scared but hopeful.

I'm sure you can. They didn't even ask us where we were going to live. :whistle:

I'm sure you guys will be fine. As long as there's nothing dodgy in your background I think you can look forward to a straightforward (but lengthy and expensive) visa process. Good luck. :thumbs:


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Since both of them live together in the UK can´t they go for the DFC?


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Hi all.

As you can see I am a Newbie. So please be gentle.

Here goes.

I am a UK citizen living in the UK with my American fiancee.

We obviously want to get married but due to circumstances we cant get married in the UK.

I don't mean to pry, but why can't you get married in the UK but can in the US? I'm genuinely curious. :D

The law in the UK changed in Feb 2005, requiring that all aliens require some sort of certifcation from the home office before they enter to marry. Unforunately circumstances make it impossible for her to get it.

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Hi all.

As you can see I am a Newbie. So please be gentle.

Here goes.

I am a UK citizen living in the UK with my American fiancee.

We obviously want to get married but due to circumstances we cant get married in the UK.

I don't mean to pry, but why can't you get married in the UK but can in the US? I'm genuinely curious. :D

The law in the UK changed in Feb 2005, requiring that all aliens require some sort of certifcation from the home office before they enter to marry. Unforunately circumstances make it impossible for her to get it.

I needed a fiancee visa when I came over in April 2001. :blink:

Oh well, I won't pry further; I'm sure you two will be fine. Good luck with the process!


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Adrian,

Have you considered your own financial resources? You may not need a sponsor for your visa if you have enough cash and liquid assets that you can support yourself for awhile. It's been done in the UK. Although, it seems that you are also the support for your wife and children whereas in other cases where this has been done the USC was living in the USA and supporting themself..... Still, something to think about if you've got a lot of cash and assets and you don't have a ready sponsor.

If you do need a sponsor, that family member needs to be a USC or LPR residing in the USA.

Yodrak

Hi all.

As you can see I am a Newbie. So please be gentle.

Here goes.

I am a UK citizen living in the UK with my American fiancee.

We obviously want to get married but due to circumstances we cant get married in the UK.

So we have decided to get married and live in the US.

WE have been together nearly five years and our second child will be born in November.

I have looked at the K1 visa process and pretty much understand what needs to be done, but havea few questions.

.....

Because my fiancee has lived with me in the UK for the last few years she obvioulsy has no proof of income so am worried about the affidavite of support needed when I hopefully get to the interview stage.

Can I get a family member to fill out an affidavite?

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Laura,

Not unless they get married first.

Adrian - maybe you and your fiancee can't marry in the UK (are you sure the law you cite applies to your fiancee?), but can you marry elsewhere? You might want to ask about the DCF possibility in the DCF forum.

Yodrak

Since both of them live together in the UK can´t they go for the DFC?

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Thanks to everyone for their comments and suggestions.

Time to start saving like mad. I think I could probably ask my fiancees mother and possibly sister to act as co sponsors on the affadavit.

Onr final comment. I suppse it would be best to file the I-129F as soon as possible.

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homesick_american,

Not true, particularly in the case of the UK.

- No sponsor is required for a K visa if the alien has the financial resources to support themself, and several VJers from the UK have done so.

- In the case where a sponsor is required, several VJers from the UK have found that they did not need to submit their own financial information - the financial information of the proposed sponsor only was sufficient.

Like many people, you seem to be applying immigrant I-864 financial requirements to the K non-immigrant visas. They do not apply, unless the consular officer processing the visa application uses their discretion to apply them.

Yodrak

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Because my fiancee has lived with me in the UK for the last few years she obvioulsy has no proof of income so am worried about the affidavite of support needed when I hopefully get to the interview stage.

Can I get a family member to fill out an affidavite?

Your fiancee has to submit an affadavit even if she doesn't qualify for sponsorship. .....

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Hi all.

As you can see I am a Newbie. So please be gentle.

Here goes.

I am a UK citizen living in the UK with my American fiancee.

We obviously want to get married but due to circumstances we cant get married in the UK.

I don't mean to pry, but why can't you get married in the UK but can in the US? I'm genuinely curious. :D

The law in the UK changed in Feb 2005, requiring that all aliens require some sort of certifcation from the home office before they enter to marry. Unforunately circumstances make it impossible for her to get it.

Maybe I am confused, but if she has lived in the UK with you for several years, I would assume that would be before Feb. 2005....then wouldn't her entry before the law came into effect not apply to her as she had already entered the country?

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If you intend to marry in the UK after Feb 05 you need a certificate of approval from the Home office. If you dont have one. No one in the UK will perform a marriage. You get a COA before entry into the country.

So if you entered the Uk before Feb 05 and waited after that date no marraige is possible.

Unless you leave and apply then come back into the UK.

If thats the case it is easier to process an I-129f and move to the US.

We seem to be dwelling on UK immigration here. Not US. lol

Anyway changing the subject and moving on swiftly. lol

My better half is getting fed up with the locals and is missing home, And I am looking for a change myself.

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