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K1 VISA - When I am granted with the visa, can I fly back, restrictions!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Hi,

Very quick question.

We have a K1 visa that is being processed, this was recieved on the 22nd February. We are hopeful this is granted anywehre between September and October. I want to know, can I fly back for a family wedding mid December, and are there any restrictions ??

Many thanks as always

Mark


I-129F Sent: 22-02-2012

I-129F NOA1: 24-02-2012

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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Hi,

Very quick question.

We have a K1 visa that is being processed, this was recieved on the 22nd February. We are hopeful this is granted anywehre between September and October. I want to know, can I fly back for a family wedding mid December, and are there any restrictions ??

Many thanks as always

Mark

No traveling outside the usa until you have the AP approval or green card.

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You will have to file for an "Advance Parole" in order have the authorization to leave the territory and come back. It takes about 2-3 months to have it. People usually file for it at the same time as EAD and AOS.

If you leave the US without that document or a green card, you'll be good to file for a spousal visa to come back (if married before leaving). Not a good idea. :)

Your timeframe is pretty tight. Supposing you get the K-1 visa during Sept-Oct, fly as soon as you have it, get married as soon as you arrive, and file for AOS and AP as soon as you're married. Then pray to have your AP before mid-december!


K-1 Visa Timeline AOS Timeline

- Aug 31st, 2011 - Mailed I-129F package - May 29th, 2012 - Mailed AOS/EAD/AP package

- Apr 13th, 2012 - Visa received - Aug 24th, 2012 - Green Card received

ROC Timeline

- May 19th, 2014 - Mailed ROC package to CSC

- Aug 8th, 2014 - Green Card received

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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Hi,

Very quick question.

We have a K1 visa that is being processed, this was recieved on the 22nd February. We are hopeful this is granted anywehre between September and October. I want to know, can I fly back for a family wedding mid December, and are there any restrictions ??

Many thanks as always

Mark

the k1 visa is for 1 entry allow u to stay for 90 days in the country and marry the US citizen during the 90 after marriage u file for the adjustment of status to get the green card this process takes between 3 to 6 months after getting the green card u can travel. if u travelled before getting the green card u are not allowed to come back to the U.S on the same visa cuz its for one entry as i said. u ll have to get a new visa to come back again


K1 visa process
06/08/2011 I-129 sent
06/11/2011 I-129F NOA1 (Receipt)
09/23/2011 I-129F NOA2 (Approved)
10/11/2011 Package Received By NVC
10/11/2011 Package Left From NVC
10/16/2011 Received By Consulate
10/20/2011 Rec Instructions (Pkt 3)
11/09/2011 Complete Instructions (Pkt 3)
01/21/2012 Rec Appointment Letter (Pkt 4)
02/21/2012 Interview Date (K1 Visa)
02/21/2012 Interview Result Approved
02/29/2012 K1 Visa Received

03/16/2012 US Entry
03/19/2012 Marriage

Our AOS process
03/29/2012 AOS I-485/ EAD I-765/ AP I-131 filed
04/04/2012 NOA1 for AOS/ EAD/ AP
04/23/2012 Case transferred
05/08/2012 Biometric Appt Date for AOS and EAD
06/01/2012 EAD and Ap approved
06/09/2012 EAD and Ap combo card received
08/24/2012 AOS Approved
09/09/2012 Green Card received with no interview

Removing Conditions

05/27/2014 I-751 sent to Vermont Service Center

05/30/2014 Package Received

06/02/2014 NOA1

07/07/2014 Biometrics Appointment

12/01/2014 case transferred for California service center

01/13/2015 Second Biometrics appointment

01/23/2015 case approved

01/31/2015 Card Received

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Hi,

Very quick question.

We have a K1 visa that is being processed, this was recieved on the 22nd February. We are hopeful this is granted anywehre between September and October. I want to know, can I fly back for a family wedding mid December, and are there any restrictions ??

Many thanks as always

Mark

Welcome to the forum.

Take a look at the Adjustment of Status (AOS) process for K1 visa for details and procedures.

Good luck on your immigration journey.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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To give you an idea of current processing times for the advance parole, I sent my AOS, EAD and AP applications at the end of December 2011 and received the AP and EAD 2 weeks back. Maybe you will get yours a bit faster as each case can be different but that was my experience....like the others have said leaving the U.S without A.P or even better a green card will be a massive ball ache for you when you try to re-enter.

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My guess is you won't have an AP travel authorization by mid December unless timelines shift dramatically for NOA2, London interviews, and Advance Parole. So you should decide what's most important--attending the family wedding or getting to the US asap to attend your own wedding.

If you get a visa in October, you don't have to use it for 6 months. You can remain in the UK until after the family wedding. Have your fiance fly over and attend with you. Then both of you fly back to the US together. Bonus: if she packs lightly, you can use her luggage allotment to bring more of your stuff over. Bonus2: The stress of timelines will be off your shoulders.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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