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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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We are thinking about marrying on San Andres Island to avoid the lengthy process of eventually doing this in Colombia. We are planning on doing this after the visa approval. The question is....does this meet the requirement of marrying within the 90 days or will it have to be a U.S. wedding ?


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04-19-06 Sent I-129F

04-24-06 I-129F received at CSC

04-27-06 Received NOA1

07-03-06 Received RFE from CSC

07-03-06 Returned RFE to CSC

07-08-06 RFE received at CSC

07-31-06 Touched

08-05-06 Received second RFE from CSC

08-05-06 Returned RFE to CSC

08-07-06 Touched

08-09-06 RFE received at CSC

08-14-06 Touched

08-15-06 E-mail from CSC stating RFE received

08-16-06 Touched

08-18-06 NOA2 APPROVED- I-129F sent to NVC

08-19-06 Touched

08-25-06 NVC Received I-129F

09-01-06 NVC sent I-129F to embassy

09-05-06 Received at embassy

09-11-06 Packet 3 sent from embassy

10-06-06 Received Packet 3. Long delay in receiving the packet was due to postal miscue

10-06-06 Returned Packet 3

10-09-06 Received at embassy

10-31-06 Received Packet 4

11-14-06 Interview date

11-18-06 Travel to the States

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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We are thinking about marrying on San Andres Island to avoid the lengthy process of eventually doing this in Colombia. We are planning on doing this after the visa approval. The question is....does this meet the requirement of marrying within the 90 days or will it have to be a U.S. wedding ?

With a K-1 you have to marry in the United States within 90 days of entry. So it has to be a US wedding.


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I-129F NOA1: 8 Dec 2003

Interview Date: 13 July 2004 Approved!

US Arrival: 04 Oct 2004 We're here!

Wedding: 15 November 2004, Maui

AOS & EAD Sent: 23 Dec 2004

AOS approved!: 12 July 2005

Residency card received!: 4 Aug 2005

I-751 NOA1 dated 02 May 2007

I-751 biometrics appt. 29 May 2007

10 year green card received! 11 June 2007

Our son Michael is born!: 18 Aug 2007

Apply for US Citizenship: 14 July 2008

N-400 NOA1: 15 July 2008

Check cashed: 17 July 2008

Our son Michael is one year old!: 18 Aug 2008

N-400 biometrics: 19 Aug 2008

N-400 interview: 18 Nov 2008 Passed!

Our daughter Emmy is born!: 23 Dec 2008

Oath ceremony: 29 Jan 2009 Complete! Woo-hoo no more USCIS!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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agree with Rclouse

If you marry there you will have to file for a K3, CRI or some other spouse visa.


Traveled to Morocco on Aug 3rd, 2005

Got Engaged on Aug 16th, 2005

Left Morocco on Aug 19th, 2005

08-29-05 Filed I129F

01-09-06 Interview Date (9am) We were not approved today, I guess we got a 221g of the damn S. Korea Police Certificate that Casablanca said we didn't need.

03/03/06 Turn in Passport at 9am

03/15/06 Visa Issued

03/31/06 Enter USA via JFK

05/15/06 Wedding for Visa

06/10/06 Mailed AOS papers

07/06/06 Biometerics Apt

07/15/06 My offical wedding day....I know .....:-)

07/10/06 Touched

08/25/06 EAD Approvel

09/01/06 EAD in Hand

09/26/06 AOS Interview (Recommend for Approval)

10-05-06 Received Welcome Letter

10-10-06 Green Card Arrived.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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We are thinking about marrying on San Andres Island to avoid the lengthy process of eventually doing this in Colombia. We are planning on doing this after the visa approval. The question is....does this meet the requirement of marrying within the 90 days or will it have to be a U.S. wedding ?

I agree with the previous posters. Technically speaking, you can get married anywhere HOWEVER since you have to marry within 90 days of the "activation" of you visa (activation occurs at your POE into the US) and since it is a single entry visa and you cannot leave until after you adjust statu (you adjust status after you are married), your wedding will occur in US territory. If you arrive married before your "activation" you will have invalidated your visa and as others have mentioned, start the process all over again for a "spousal" type visa.

CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION (I am not advocating this and I hesitate writing this!)

I know of a couple who married before arrival into the US but they did not file the "certificate" in the location of marriage at that time. After arrival, I assume they then had family members file the certificate with the governmental agency. Personally I think this borders on trouble but that is what they did.


YMMV

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I'll fifth that.

You file for K-1, your fiance(e) better enter US and you marry in US. You wanna marry outside, use another visa type (such as K-3, CR-1 or DCF).


2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Colombia
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Hi Maurits,

You can not get married in Colombia and then travel to the U.S. Because when Sandra enters the U.S. she will be entering on a K-1 Fiancée Visa, this means she can not be married. You could get into serious trouble by doing this. The other thing you can do but it is stupid would be to get married in Colombia and then restarting the process for her again as a K-3 Spouse Visa but she would have to wait in Colombia while you re-do the whole process.

What Johanna and I are doing is that we got married on a civil wedding here in the U.S. and then next summer we are having a Catholic Church wedding in Armenia, Colombia so that all her family and friends can attend.

I hope this helps you and if you are not sure about what we are telling you please see an Immigration attorney.

Good luck,

Peter Miami


Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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Like others have said, you cannot be married and then come into the US on a K1 visa, nor can you come into the US on a K1 visa and then leave the country expecting to get back in without first applying for Advanced Parole, and you must have been married to get the Advanced Parole, so leaving the country after coming in on the K1 to get married in another country is not an option. You need an entirely different visa in order to do that. What exactly do you mean about avoiding the lengthy process of getting married in Columbia? The whole point of the K1 visa is to be able to get married in the US and stay here so I'm not sure how Columbia or San Andreas fits into that unless you misunderstood the K1 visa and thought it meant you can marry anywhere and come into the USA.


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02/02/2015 - Filed Dallas lockbox. Atlanta office.

02/13/2015 - NOA received

03/10/2015 - Biometrics

03/12/2015 - In-Line for Interview

04/09/2015 - E-notification for Interview Letter

05/18/2015 - Interview - passed!

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We are thinking about marrying on San Andres Island to avoid the lengthy process of eventually doing this in Colombia. We are planning on doing this after the visa approval. The question is....does this meet the requirement of marrying within the 90 days or will it have to be a U.S. wedding ?

What exactly would you be avoiding?

You have just petitioned as a USC to bring your non-USC fiance into the US to be married. That's the purpose of the K1. He has 6 months to enter the US and you have 90 days to marry once he enters.

If you do not marry in the US, you will be starting all over again with a spousal visa.

Jen


8-30-05 Met David at a restaurant in Germany

3-28-06 David 'officially' proposed

4-26-06 I-129F mailed

9-25-06 Interview: APPROVED!

10-16-06 Flt to US, POE Detroit

11-5-06 Married

7-2-07 Green card received

9-12-08 Filed for divorce

12-5-08 Court hearing - divorce final

A great marriage is not when the "perfect couple" comes together.

It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Colombia
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I believe he meant to ask that if they could get married before entering the U.S. because I think he knows that she can not leave the U.S. until the AP after marriage or her getting the Green Card. Which I advice him in an earlier post that he could not do and should not do.

[] “avoid the lengthy process of eventually doing this in Colombia”[/

If you want to get married in Colombia it is a long process with a lot of requirements, this is what he is talking about. But if you marry in San Andres which is an Island that belongs to Colombia but is right off Panama the marrying process is very easy.

Like I stated before I am getting married in Colombia through a Catholic Church wedding next summer. Salgood411 this or something like this is what you can do but you must first get married in the U.S.

Good luck,

Peter Miami

Edited by Peter Miami

Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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