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I'm new to this site and have been looking around and there are tons of posts similar to my question, but don't exactly answer it so I figured I might as well start another post because you guys seem to be able to answer everything!

So I'm a canadian currently on my OPT which expires June 21st. My american boyfriend and I recently decided we want to get married, we're not engaged yet, but thats the direction we're heading.

I know it would be easier to get married in the states while I'm still on my OPT and the apply for an AOS but we don't want to get married till November-Decemberish.

So now for my question, Is it okay for us to start the I-129 petition and then the K-1 visa while I'm still here on my OPT, so that it will (hopefully) all be processed by the fall? or do I have to wait till my current visa is over (June), go back to Canada, and then start everything?

Thank you so much for your help!

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So now for my question, Is it okay for us to start the I-129 petition and then the K-1 visa while I'm still here on my OPT, so that it will (hopefully) all be processed by the fall? or do I have to wait till my current visa is over (June), go back to Canada, and then start everything?

The I-129F (the USC would be filing an I-129F, not an I-129) can be filed at any time.

Edited by Ryan H

Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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