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What is your (back-up) plan should you be denied the K-1?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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If you cannot prove bona-fide relationship because the Embassy feels you guys have not spent enough time together "in person" and denies your K-1 VISA, what would you do? Would you start all over from scratch, or would you try for the IR-1/CR-1 VISA? :unsure:

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Romania
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I don't have a back-up plan, but I think we can easily prove our relatioship is real. We spent 8 months+ in person in the last 3,5 years so I hope that shows it is genuine.

Srsly, I have no idea what to do if we get denied.



USCIS [*] 22 Nov. 2011 - I-129 package sent; [*] 25 Nov. 2011 - Package delivered; [*] 25 Nov. 2011 - NOA1/petition received and routed to the California Service Center; [*] 30 Nov. 2011 - Touched/confirmation though text message and email; [*] 03 Dec. 2011 - Hard copy received; [*]24 April 2012 - NOA2 (no RFEs)/text message/email/USCIS account updated; [*] 27 April 2012 - NOA2 hard copy received.

NVC [*] 14 May 2012 - Petition received by NVC ; [*] 16 May 2012 - Petition left NVC.

EMBASSY [*] 18 May 2012 - Petition arrived at the US Embassy in Bucharest; [*] 22 May 2012 - Package 3 received; [*] 24 May 2012 - Package sent to the consulate, interview date set; [*] 14 June 2012 - Interview date, approved.

POE [*] 04 July 2012 - Minneapolis/St.Paul. [*] 16 September 2012 - Wedding Day!

AOS/EAD/AP [*] 04 February 2013 - AOS/EAD/AP package sent; [*] 07 February 2013 - AOS/EAD/AP package delivered; [*] 12 February 2013 - NOA1 text messages/emails; [*] 16 February 2013 - NOA1 received in the regular mail; [*] 28 February 2013 - Biometrics letter received (appointment date, March 8th); [*] 04 March 2013 - Biometrics walk-in completed (9 out of 10 fingerprints taken, pinky would not give in); [*] 04 April 2013 - EAD/AP card approved; [*] 11 April 2013 - Combo card sent/tracking number obtained; [*] 15 April 2013 - Card delivered.

[*] 15 May 2013 - Moved from MN to LA; [*] 17 May 2013 - Applied for a new SS card/filed an AR-11 online (unsuccessfully), therefore called and spoke to a Tier 2 and changed the address; [*] 22 May 2013 - Address updated on My Case Status (finally can see the case numbers online); [*] 28 May 2013 - Letter received in the mail confirming the change of address; [*] 31 July 2013 - Went to Romania; [*] 12 September 2013 - returned to the US using the AP, POE Houston, everything went smoothly; [*] 20 September 2013 - Spoke to a Tier2 and put in a service request; [*] 23 September 2013 - Got "Possible Interview Waiver" letter (originally sent on August, 29th to my old address, returned and re-routed to my current address); [*] 1 October 2013 - Started a new job.

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Trying to get the word out about our struggles:

http://voices.yahoo.com/almost-legal-citizen-but-not-quite-12155565.html?cat=9

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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It is about split between those that think that getting married is the cure and those that do another CR1, the key is time together either way. It seems that 30 days is the minimum for an approval.


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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:thumbs::dance:

It is about split between those that think that getting married is the cure and those that do another CR1, the key is time together either way. It seems that 30 days is the minimum for an approval.

im currently in naja now with my husband and this make 21 days together.im coming back for the interview which we hope is july sometime and that would make my 30 days...however u never know with lagos...i have no backup plan as i am relying on PLAN A to work because we have so muchhhhhh evidence...u would think 4 international plane trips would prove this is not fraud..who has time and money for that if we are fake..all the investment in rebtel its just keeps adding up for me and my husband..we just have to hold on to HOPE and step out on faith! thats my back up plan! im rooting for u :dance: :dance:

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It seems that 30 days is the minimum for an approval.

I really believe it's different in each country!


Our (K1) Journey

01-17-2012: I 129F sent

01-24-2012: NOA1 date! => Vermont Service Centre

08-02-2012: NOA2 (195 days!!!)

09-24-2012: interview - Approved!

09-26-2012: visaarrow-10x10.png issued

09-28-2012: visa received by a registeredarrow-10x10.png post

11-01-2012: POE Dublin

11-17-2012: wedding

AOS Journey

11-23-2012: AOS package sent

11-27-2912: package received and signed for at the Chicago office

11-29-2012: case numbers assigned

12-03-2012: Biometrics letter sent to the old addressarrow-10x10.png (never received)

12-10-2012: NOA1 hardcopy for I 765 and I 131

12-15-2012: NOA1 hardcopy for I 485

12-28-2012: biometrics (missed)

01-17-2013: newarrow-10x10.png biometric date

01-25-2013: EAD approval

01-30-2013: EAD production

01-31-2013: EAD mailed

02-02-2013: EAD received

My ROC Journey:

03-20-2015: I751 package sent

03-23-2015: NOA1

03-25-2015: check cashedarrow-10x10.png

07-31-2015: Biometrics ( Biometrics letter sent to the old address never received, missed it on 07/06 and had to have it rescheduled after many phone calls and service requests)

09-07-2015: Card in Production email.

09-09-2015: Card mailed

09-11-2015: Card delivered

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Bulgaria
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Me and my fiancé have discussed all of the possibilities …. If God forbid our K1 is denied we will get married in our country (we are both from Bulgaria) and then file CR1 or even better he may come to live here for a while. You never know what might happen / as you leave your whole life in the hands of people that you do not know and they know nothing about you in real life except DOB, name and things like that / :huh:

It’s so frustrating that you have to “prove” to someone who you do not know that you love somebody (especially using receipts, tickets, photos and so on …. ) it’s so frustrating ….. One, two or even more trips or photos together cannot show or prove your real feelings …. I knew that he is “the one” before I met him in person …. B-)


21/03/2012 - sent 129F to Dallas Lockbox
25/03/2012 - I129F recieved
26/03/2012 - NOA1
24/09/2012 - NOA2 text message
02/10/2012 - NVC left case sent to Bulgaria ;o)
15/10/2012 - Packet 3 recieved
27/10/2012 - Medical exam
29/10/2012 - Interview - APPROVED
25/11/2012 - POE Miami
01/02/2013 - married

AOS
02/01/2013 - AOS sent
02/12/2013 - NOA1 text and email
02/16/2013 - recieved biometrics appointment letter
02/26/2013 - biometrics appointment

08/29/2013 - received notice of potential interview waiver case

10/23/2013 - Interview approved ;o)

11/01/2013 - green card received

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Most people once denied the k1 run and fiel CR1 which can be denied too. I say have faith in ur petition get all ur ducks in a row pay attention to detail and be organized and you will be ok....I am not sure there is a magic number of days u have to spend with ur fiance in order to be approved I know of a couple that lived in Naija together for 2 yrs and they still were denied and some take one trip and spend one week and are approved so really there is no rhyme or reason to all the madness :) Goodluck to you :thumbs: :thumbs:


November 5, 2010 Interview 7am APPROVED!!!!!! (6months 4weeks 1day) THANK YOU LORD!!!!!

(look at my about me page in my profile if you want to see my entire k1 journey)

AOS Journey:

Feb.4, 2011 Mailed AOS packet

Feb. 7, 2011 Pkt delivered in Chicago

Feb. 10, 2011 Received txt and email of NOA for AOS, EAD, and AP

Feb. 11, 2011 Check cashed for AOS

Feb. 12, 2011 Touched

Feb. 14, 2011 received hard copy of NOA for AOS, EAD& AP

Feb. 18, 2011 received appt letter for biometrics

Feb. 28, 2011 biometrics appt @10am

Feb. 28, 2011 received txt/email AOS case transferred to csc

Mar 1, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 3, 2011 received hard copy of AOS transfer to csc

Mar 4, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 28, 2011 Received txt/email saying card production has been ordered. (1month 3eeks 3days)

Mar 28, 2011 Received 2nd txt/email saying we have registered this customer permanent residence status

Mar 29, 2011 Received 3rd txt/email says card production has been ordered.

April 1, 2011 greencard and welcome letter in hand!!

April 5, 2011 received txt/email EAD card production ordered

Will Start Removing Conditions Dec 2012!!!!

Dec. 26, 2012 mailed ROC paperwork

Dec. 28, 2012 NOA for ROC paperwork

Jan. 7, 2013 received bio appt letter

Jan. 24, 2013 bio appt.

June 22, 2013 10yr green card received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Me and my fiancé have discussed all of the possibilities …. If God forbid our K1 is denied we will get married in our country (we are both from Bulgaria) and then file CR1 or even better he may come to live here for a while. You never know what might happen / as you leave your whole life in the hands of people that you do not know and they know nothing about you in real life except DOB, name and things like that / :huh:

It’s so frustrating that you have to “prove” to someone who you do not know that you love somebody (especially using receipts, tickets, photos and so on …. ) it’s so frustrating ….. One, two or even more trips or photos together cannot show or prove your real feelings …. I knew that he is “the one” before I met him in person …. B-)

Me too. I fell in love with him before I met him in person. But the United States don't want foreigners defrauding their subjects/country, especially since Nigeria is flagged for fraud. I going end up making a substantial sacrifice, because I have a feeling they won't approve us since I only spent 4 months (2 visits 2 months) with him.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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I would have married my wife in Vietnam and filed a CR1 petition. If that was denied then I would have moved to Vietnam to live with her while we went through the appeals process. If we had exhausted all possible chances of getting a visa then I would have lived in Vietnam the rest of my life.

Awwwww, that's so beautiful! (L) She's blessed to have you. :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Me too. I fell in love with him before I met him in person. But the United States don't want foreigners defrauding their subjects/country, especially since Nigeria is flagged for fraud. I going end up making a substantial sacrifice, because I have a feeling they won't approve us since I only spent 4 months (2 visits 2 months) with him.

Positive thoughts think positive thoughts! :thumbs:


November 5, 2010 Interview 7am APPROVED!!!!!! (6months 4weeks 1day) THANK YOU LORD!!!!!

(look at my about me page in my profile if you want to see my entire k1 journey)

AOS Journey:

Feb.4, 2011 Mailed AOS packet

Feb. 7, 2011 Pkt delivered in Chicago

Feb. 10, 2011 Received txt and email of NOA for AOS, EAD, and AP

Feb. 11, 2011 Check cashed for AOS

Feb. 12, 2011 Touched

Feb. 14, 2011 received hard copy of NOA for AOS, EAD& AP

Feb. 18, 2011 received appt letter for biometrics

Feb. 28, 2011 biometrics appt @10am

Feb. 28, 2011 received txt/email AOS case transferred to csc

Mar 1, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 3, 2011 received hard copy of AOS transfer to csc

Mar 4, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 28, 2011 Received txt/email saying card production has been ordered. (1month 3eeks 3days)

Mar 28, 2011 Received 2nd txt/email saying we have registered this customer permanent residence status

Mar 29, 2011 Received 3rd txt/email says card production has been ordered.

April 1, 2011 greencard and welcome letter in hand!!

April 5, 2011 received txt/email EAD card production ordered

Will Start Removing Conditions Dec 2012!!!!

Dec. 26, 2012 mailed ROC paperwork

Dec. 28, 2012 NOA for ROC paperwork

Jan. 7, 2013 received bio appt letter

Jan. 24, 2013 bio appt.

June 22, 2013 10yr green card received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Cambodia
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I would have married my wife in Vietnam and filed a CR1 petition. If that was denied then I would have moved to Vietnam to live with her while we went through the appeals process. If we had exhausted all possible chances of getting a visa then I would have lived in Vietnam the rest of my life.

That's always in the back of my mind. But my wife will never know how much I love her. :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Hi, I am just picking up on a comment regarding 30 days being the minimum a couple should spend together to be approved as I have been following posts on this website for a few months and this is the first time I have heard this so wondered if someone could clarify.

I was just curious whether this was time spent in the two years prior to sending the I-129F or until the point of aproval of the K1 visa at the embassy? I have dated my partner on and off for 13 years but we only got back together in December 2011 and from then to filing the I-12F last month I have done 3 trips to the US so far but due to work commitments I am not able to take much vacation time so the three trips only amounted to about 25 days total. But I plan to visit every 10 weeks or so for about a week until we are closer to the embassy stage so that number will increase quite a bit. I was wondering if people have had RFE's or problems with this as it didn't specify a minimum amount on the form? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks for your time.


VAWA

February 10, 2014 - NOA1 for I-360, I485 and I-765

March 14, 2014 - Biometrics

April 4, 2014 - Approval of I-360!

May 14, 2014 - Approval of EAD

June 23, 2014 - I-485 transferred to NBC

August 7, 2014 - Put in service request

September 23, 2014 - Interview - approved!

October 4, 2014 - Green card received

Total time:7 months 25 days

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