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My fiance is in the USAF and is being deployed to Guam.

I have heard that during the K1 Visa process, I am unable to enter USA.

Guam is considered a US territory - does this mean that I am unable to enter whilst the K1 process is pending?


14 Jan 2011 - Fiance sent me a message on a dating website

14 Jan 2011 - I added him on Facebook

26 Jan 2011 - Had a 5 hour long conversation that changed my life!

05 Feb 2011 - We decided to be an exclusive relationship

29 Jun 2011 - We met for the first time. It was exactly as I knew it would be!

14 Jul 2011 - He had to leave to go back to USA

17 Jul 2011 - Booked flights for me to go to USA for 3 months on VWP

29 Nov 2011 - Arrived in USA

25 Dec 2011 - HE PROPOSED!

21 Feb 2012 - Left USA for Australia

K1 Visa Process

16 Apr 2012 - NOA1

08 Aug 2012 - RFE

11 Sep 2012 - CSC received RFE documentation

11 Sep 2012 - Did Police Clearance

18 Sep 2012 - NOA 2

26 Sep 2012 - NVC sent case to consulate

16 Oct 2012 - Packet 3 received

18 Oct 2012 - Sent DS-230 off to Sydney Consulate

01 Nov 2012 - Medical completed

07 Nov 2012 - Packet 3 Sent to Consulate

08 Nov 2012 - Packet 3 Delivered

15 Nov 2012 - Packet 4 Received

18 Dec 2012 - Interview APPROVED!

28 Dec 2012 - Entered USA POE:- LAX

09 Jan 2013 - Married

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My fiance is in the USAF and is being deployed to Guam.

I have heard that during the K1 Visa process, I am unable to enter USA.

Guam is considered a US territory - does this mean that I am unable to enter whilst the K1 process is pending?

You ARE allowed to visit during your K1.

I had the same question when I planned my trip.

I was told bring lots of "ties to home" , have travel insurance for the time of your trip, do not over pack, bring your NOA1/2, DO NOT get married on this trip unless you want to start the CR1 process and abandon the k1 process and bring anything else you think is important to prove you are not trying to stay there, but I doubt they will think you are trying to stay in Guam.


We became a couple : 2011-05-29
I visited him : 2011-10-28 - 2011-11-17
He visited me (and my crazy family) : 2012-02-05 - 2012-02-17
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I entered on VWP to stay 3 months: 2012-04-11 - 2012-07-03
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Went to get my medical done for interview in Australia (much cheaper in the US and I was already here):2012-05-20
Medical issue diagnosed
K-1 petition cancellation request sent to CSC : 2012-06-01
Married: 2012-06-21
Filed for AOS : 2012-08-08
NOA1 : 2012-08-10
Biometrics : 2012-09-14
EAD approved : 2012-10-16
Applied for SSN : 2012-11-01
Received SSN : 2012-11-13
Received interview notice :2012-12-27
Interview- APPROVED :2013-01-28
Green card received :2013-02-04
Baby girl born :2013-03-09

Filed for ROC :2014-12-05
NOA :2014-12-11
Biometrics : 2015-01-15

ROC Approval : 2015-05-14

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Whoever told you that you cant visit during the process is a liar - best to not talk to them again.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

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.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Thanks guys!

My fiance's uncle is an immigration lawyer and that was what he told us, however, I did remember seeing that you were able to when I researched on the web. Just thought I'd clarify and I'm so glad someone else has done the same so it puts my mind at ease!


14 Jan 2011 - Fiance sent me a message on a dating website

14 Jan 2011 - I added him on Facebook

26 Jan 2011 - Had a 5 hour long conversation that changed my life!

05 Feb 2011 - We decided to be an exclusive relationship

29 Jun 2011 - We met for the first time. It was exactly as I knew it would be!

14 Jul 2011 - He had to leave to go back to USA

17 Jul 2011 - Booked flights for me to go to USA for 3 months on VWP

29 Nov 2011 - Arrived in USA

25 Dec 2011 - HE PROPOSED!

21 Feb 2012 - Left USA for Australia

K1 Visa Process

16 Apr 2012 - NOA1

08 Aug 2012 - RFE

11 Sep 2012 - CSC received RFE documentation

11 Sep 2012 - Did Police Clearance

18 Sep 2012 - NOA 2

26 Sep 2012 - NVC sent case to consulate

16 Oct 2012 - Packet 3 received

18 Oct 2012 - Sent DS-230 off to Sydney Consulate

01 Nov 2012 - Medical completed

07 Nov 2012 - Packet 3 Sent to Consulate

08 Nov 2012 - Packet 3 Delivered

15 Nov 2012 - Packet 4 Received

18 Dec 2012 - Interview APPROVED!

28 Dec 2012 - Entered USA POE:- LAX

09 Jan 2013 - Married

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You're welcome! I see you're a fellow Aussie! Hi!


We became a couple : 2011-05-29
I visited him : 2011-10-28 - 2011-11-17
He visited me (and my crazy family) : 2012-02-05 - 2012-02-17
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I entered on VWP to stay 3 months: 2012-04-11 - 2012-07-03
---
Went to get my medical done for interview in Australia (much cheaper in the US and I was already here):2012-05-20
Medical issue diagnosed
K-1 petition cancellation request sent to CSC : 2012-06-01
Married: 2012-06-21
Filed for AOS : 2012-08-08
NOA1 : 2012-08-10
Biometrics : 2012-09-14
EAD approved : 2012-10-16
Applied for SSN : 2012-11-01
Received SSN : 2012-11-13
Received interview notice :2012-12-27
Interview- APPROVED :2013-01-28
Green card received :2013-02-04
Baby girl born :2013-03-09

Filed for ROC :2014-12-05
NOA :2014-12-11
Biometrics : 2015-01-15

ROC Approval : 2015-05-14

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You're welcome! I see you're a fellow Aussie! Hi!

Hi! How is everything going for you?


14 Jan 2011 - Fiance sent me a message on a dating website

14 Jan 2011 - I added him on Facebook

26 Jan 2011 - Had a 5 hour long conversation that changed my life!

05 Feb 2011 - We decided to be an exclusive relationship

29 Jun 2011 - We met for the first time. It was exactly as I knew it would be!

14 Jul 2011 - He had to leave to go back to USA

17 Jul 2011 - Booked flights for me to go to USA for 3 months on VWP

29 Nov 2011 - Arrived in USA

25 Dec 2011 - HE PROPOSED!

21 Feb 2012 - Left USA for Australia

K1 Visa Process

16 Apr 2012 - NOA1

08 Aug 2012 - RFE

11 Sep 2012 - CSC received RFE documentation

11 Sep 2012 - Did Police Clearance

18 Sep 2012 - NOA 2

26 Sep 2012 - NVC sent case to consulate

16 Oct 2012 - Packet 3 received

18 Oct 2012 - Sent DS-230 off to Sydney Consulate

01 Nov 2012 - Medical completed

07 Nov 2012 - Packet 3 Sent to Consulate

08 Nov 2012 - Packet 3 Delivered

15 Nov 2012 - Packet 4 Received

18 Dec 2012 - Interview APPROVED!

28 Dec 2012 - Entered USA POE:- LAX

09 Jan 2013 - Married

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Might want to reconsider taking advise from an attorney if his actual words were "unable" or "not legal". It's a different matter had he told you that some people have issues at the airport, and a percentage of those are refused/denied entry based on their lack of ties to home country(no job, relatives, very little to return to) or too many ties to the US(a fiancee, spouse etc.). Not everybody gets asked about that at POE.


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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Hi! How is everything going for you?

Hi, really good, we only got out NOA1 on valentines, so just starting like you :blush:

Are you moving from Tas? Where are you moving to?


We became a couple : 2011-05-29
I visited him : 2011-10-28 - 2011-11-17
He visited me (and my crazy family) : 2012-02-05 - 2012-02-17
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I entered on VWP to stay 3 months: 2012-04-11 - 2012-07-03
---
Went to get my medical done for interview in Australia (much cheaper in the US and I was already here):2012-05-20
Medical issue diagnosed
K-1 petition cancellation request sent to CSC : 2012-06-01
Married: 2012-06-21
Filed for AOS : 2012-08-08
NOA1 : 2012-08-10
Biometrics : 2012-09-14
EAD approved : 2012-10-16
Applied for SSN : 2012-11-01
Received SSN : 2012-11-13
Received interview notice :2012-12-27
Interview- APPROVED :2013-01-28
Green card received :2013-02-04
Baby girl born :2013-03-09

Filed for ROC :2014-12-05
NOA :2014-12-11
Biometrics : 2015-01-15

ROC Approval : 2015-05-14

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[...]a percentage of those are refused/denied entry based on their lack of ties to home country[...]
As frustrating as this must be, it's a very high-class problem. Beneficiaries from some countries don't have a prayer of obtaining a visitor's visa, and they're often treated rudely at their consular interview for same.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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As frustrating as this must be, it's a very high-class problem. Beneficiaries from some countries don't have a prayer of obtaining a visitor's visa, and they're often treated rudely at their consular interview for same.

True indeed, I don't condone of the aggressive(rude) behavior that it seems some are being treated with.

"not everybody gets asked" can go in a negative or positive direction. I've read quite a few of those, and on my connecting flights(before boarding plane to US) seen travelers being informed about POE; that being let on a plane doesn't automatically gain them access to the US.


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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I just came back from a 2 week visit to the US to see my fiance.

They didn't ask a lot of questions , they knew that we filed for a K1 in November , even though they knew they still asked me if we had filed and I said yes, he was like 'oh yeah you filed in November'

So my advise is to just answer the questions truthfully , don't give any extra details except they ask you.

If possible keep your answers short and try and to be nervous. Good Luck


K-1 Visa Journey

06/07/2009 ---- Day we met

06/12/2010 ---- Got engaged

11/14/2011 ---- Filed for K-1 Fiancee Visa

11/18/2011 ---- NOA1

04/10/2012 ---- NOA2

04/23/2012 ---- NVC received (Got my LND case number)

04/24/2012 ---- NVC Left

05/04/2012 ---- Received Packet 3

05/08/2012 ---- Packet 3 Sent

06/15/2012 ---- Interview (Approved smile.png )

06/21/2012 ---- Passport received

07/12/2012 ---- POE

09/19/2012 ---- Wedding

AOS

11/20/2012 ---- Mailed AOS

11/27/2012 ---- Received Email & Text notifications

11/30/2012 ---- hard copies of NOA1 received

12/03/2012 ---- Biometrics appointment for 12/18/2012 received

12/18/2012 ---- Biometrics completed

02/05/2013 ---- EAD/AP Approved

08/09/2013 ---- I-485 Approved

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I just came back from a 2 week visit to the US to see my fiance.

They didn't ask a lot of questions , they knew that we filed for a K1 in November , even though they knew they still asked me if we had filed and I said yes, he was like 'oh yeah you filed in November'

So my advise is to just answer the questions truthfully , don't give any extra details except they ask you.

If possible keep your answers short and try to be nervous. Good Luck

I meant 'try not to be nervous' :)


K-1 Visa Journey

06/07/2009 ---- Day we met

06/12/2010 ---- Got engaged

11/14/2011 ---- Filed for K-1 Fiancee Visa

11/18/2011 ---- NOA1

04/10/2012 ---- NOA2

04/23/2012 ---- NVC received (Got my LND case number)

04/24/2012 ---- NVC Left

05/04/2012 ---- Received Packet 3

05/08/2012 ---- Packet 3 Sent

06/15/2012 ---- Interview (Approved smile.png )

06/21/2012 ---- Passport received

07/12/2012 ---- POE

09/19/2012 ---- Wedding

AOS

11/20/2012 ---- Mailed AOS

11/27/2012 ---- Received Email & Text notifications

11/30/2012 ---- hard copies of NOA1 received

12/03/2012 ---- Biometrics appointment for 12/18/2012 received

12/18/2012 ---- Biometrics completed

02/05/2013 ---- EAD/AP Approved

08/09/2013 ---- I-485 Approved

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I would consult this website, before consulting an immigration lawyer. Seriously!

They clearly told you false information.

I would consult this website, before consulting an immigration lawyer. Seriously!

They clearly told you false information.


K-1 Visa Journey
08/05/2011 I-129F sent
08/09/2011 I-129F recieved and signed for by C.Viella @ Lewisville, TX
08/11/2011 NOA1 email recieved
08/12/2011 Cheque cashed by USCIS
08/16/2011 NOA1 Hard Copy recieved
12/05/2011 NOA2 Email recieved: Approved
12/09/2011 NOA2 Hard Copy recieved: Approved
01/10/2012 Medical
01/24/2012 NVC received File
01/26/2012 NVC transferred to Embassy
02/06/2012 Embassy Received
02/08/2012 Packet 3 Received
02/16/2012 Packet 3 Sent back to Embassy
02/17/2012 Embassy Received
03/01/2012 Packet 4 Received
03/13/2012 Interview Date: APPROVED
04/05/2012 POE: Dublin, Ireland

Your I-129f was approved in 116 days from your NOA1 date.
Your interview took 215 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

04/25/2012 AOS sent
04/30/2012 AOS Received and signed for by CHYBA @ Chicago, IL
05/03/2012 Cheque cashed by USCIS
05/04/2012 Biometrics letter sent
05/29/2012 I-485 transferred to CSC
06/01/2012 Biometrics appointment
07/06/2012 EAD+AP Card Production (68 days)
07/14/2012 EAD+AP Card Received

04/18/2013 Filed for EAD+AP renewal
04/19/2013 Contacted Congressman
04/19/2013 RFE for form I-693
05/06/2013 RFE response under review
05/21/2013 AOS APPROVED!
05/25/2013 Green Card IN HAND!

Your AOS was approved in 392 days from your send-date.

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