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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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I have known my fiance now for three months. We have emailed and talked often, almost daily on the internet. A couple weeks ago we spent a week together in her home city in China doing various tourist things. We love each other very much.

My questions is, would reviewers see 3 months as too short of time to have known each other before marriage. Would it have an effect on the application approval? Has anyone heard of this being a problem?

Normally 3 months is short time, but a US citizen I could marry anytime. But as it is, I have to deal with a 6 month+ process, so I opted to start now. Thanks for any input.


14 July 06... Met online

19 Sept 06... Traveled to Shenzhen, China

10 Oct 06... Filed I-129F

17 Oct 06... NOA1

19 Dec 06... Traveled to Thailand together

20 Jan 07.... NOA2

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Filed: Country: Canada
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It states that you must have met within a 2 year timeframe. I'm not sure the USCIS cares when that meeting took place as long as it is within 2 years.


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: England
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I think USCIS doesn't judge, as long as you've met in the two year period. The embassy will want you to demonstrate you've got a real relationship. Save pictures and letters and such for that.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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See http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...mp;hl=red+flags

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2006,0323-ellis.shtm

I don't think this would be an issue as far as USCIS goes - they only check for the basic requirements: petitioner must be a USC; petitioner and beneficiary must have met within the last 2 years and they must be free to marry, and of course intend to do so. So you must be prepared for the interview - having lots of evidence of ongoing relationship.

Also, it's advisable to get input from others going through the same embassy as you. Try the regional forum.


I only offer advice - not even legal. Just the plain and simple kind.

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A quick plunge into marriage is a red flag for the consulates, but that's not going to be issue for you. A 3 month courtship may seem short, but this process will add months to your engagement. Send in that petition and start waiting like the rest of us :P


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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I have known my fiance now for three months. We have emailed and talked often, almost daily on the internet. A couple weeks ago we spent a week together in her home city in China doing various tourist things. We love each other very much.

My questions is, would reviewers see 3 months as too short of time to have known each other before marriage. Would it have an effect on the application approval? Has anyone heard of this being a problem?

Normally 3 months is short time, but a US citizen I could marry anytime. But as it is, I have to deal with a 6 month+ process, so I opted to start now. Thanks for any input.

It will not cost you anytime problem. In fact I know someone who applied after they met three months. And she is in US for a year now. :P

Expect 6-11 months for the entire process tho... good luck!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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It shouldn't affect your case with USCIS, but it might be brought up at the interview.


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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It shouldn't affect your case with USCIS, but it might be brought up at the interview.

I agree, be prepared for questions like that at the interview. My officer seemed surprised that we got engaged after the second time we had met in person, and asked a number of follow up questions (have you met his family, did he meet yours, etc etc).


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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You need to have met within 2 years of sending the petition? I have been with my GF for 3 1/2 so I guess a K1 is out of the question?

You need to have met within *at least* the past 2 years. If you send the petition, you'd include evidence of having met according to such timeframe.

See: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...mp;page=k1guide - for more info.


I only offer advice - not even legal. Just the plain and simple kind.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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You need to have met within 2 years of sending the petition? I have been with my GF for 3 1/2 so I guess a K1 is out of the question?

You need to have met within *at least* the past 2 years. If you send the petition, you'd include evidence of having met according to such timeframe.

See: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...mp;page=k1guide - for more info.

Oh I fel like an idiot

I confused met (as in first getting to know someone) for met (actually being with someone). i understand now. :oops:

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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You need to have met within 2 years of sending the petition? I have been with my GF for 3 1/2 so I guess a K1 is out of the question?

You need to have met within *at least* the past 2 years. If you send the petition, you'd include evidence of having met according to such timeframe.

See: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...mp;page=k1guide - for more info.

Oh I fel like an idiot

I confused met (as in first getting to know someone) for met (actually being with someone). i understand now. :oops:

It'd be "met" as in "seeing someone in person" :) You also have to answer IMBRA questions and explain how you "met" as in "getting to know someone" if you used a marriage broker as per the legal definition.


I only offer advice - not even legal. Just the plain and simple kind.

Timeline (incompleta)

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It wont matter, all that matters is that you love each other ! good luck !


K-1 Filling:

12/9/2005 - I129F submitted

02/11/2005 NOA2 APPROVED Wohooooo!!!!

07/11/2005 Received by NVC - on way to Consulate!! yeah!!

07/11/2005 Applied for Police Certificate

15/11/2005 Police Clearance Cert Arrived

17/11/2005 Received at Consulate

30/11/2005 Medical at Edinburgh Nuffield Screening Center

01/12/2005 Telephoned for Medical Results, everything fine

03/12/2005 Packet 3 Received from Consulate!! Yipee!!

08/12/2005 X-Ray and Medical Results delivered by Courier

09/12/2005 Packet 3 Sent back to Consulate

20/12/2005 National Police Certificate Arrives! *(TIP: it takes FULL 40 days to arrive, so apply early!)*

09/01/2006 Visa Interview date - (cant make it, asked for another date)

30/01/2006 Visa Interview - VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

02/02/2006 FLY TO NEW YORK TO BE WITH MY BABY!!! WOHOOOOOO!!! so happy!

27/03/2006 Wedding !!!!!!!!!!!!

AOS & EAD Filling:[/color]

03/03/2006 Social Security Card Arrives weeeee!!

29/03/2006 AOS Journey begins - gathering paperwork to send off next week!

24/04/2006 Vaccinations: Diptheria and Vaccination Supplement form obtained

AOS is a bit of a pain here !!!

04/27/2006 AOS & EAD sent off to Chicago finally!!! weee!!!

05/03/2006 NOA for AOS & EAD recieved!

05/22/2006 Biometrics Completed :) - for AOS & EAD

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02/06/2007 AOS Interview - Pending once we submit tax form 05 & prior emails/

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