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Hi there! I am a USC and I want to start petitioning for my British fiance to come over on the K-1. Just wondering if we will be able to visit each other while this process is taking place? (will I be able to enter UK on a tourist visa? would he be able to come over on the VWP?)

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Hi there! I am a USC and I want to start petitioning for my British fiance to come over on the K-1. Just wondering if we will be able to visit each other while this process is taking place? (will I be able to enter UK on a tourist visa? would he be able to come over on the VWP?)

If you are going to visit him in the UK you should be able to enter with no problems, you won't need a tourist visa if you are an american citizen.

As for him, he should be able to enter the US on the VWP as long as he brings along some proofs of ties back home, as well as a return ticket. He might not be asked to show them unless they think he might be entering with the intention to stay.

I just came to the US for a visit and I got asked a few questions but they let me in. Still here, leaving on monday (sad times!).

They might be a bit more suspicious if the visit will be for the whole 90 days but if he has proofs of going back home (I brought a copy of the NOA1 to show in case) shouldn't be a problem, altho its all up to who he finds at the desk!


K1

23 Jan 2012: sent I-129F

01 Feb 2012: received hard copy NOA1

28 June 2012: NOA2

18 July 2012: LND case number

25 July 2012: sent packet 3 docs

28 July 2012: Packet 3 received

30 July 2012: medical done

09 Aug 2012: Packet 4 received

14 Aug 2012 8am: interview: APPROVED!

20 Aug 2012: VISA received!!

06 Oct 2012: POE in Anchorage (AK)

10 Nov 2012: Wedding in California

AOS

Jan 03, 2013: package sent to Chicago!

Jan 10, 2013: email/text notification of receipt of all 3!

Jan 19, 2013: biometric letter received

Jan 30, 2013: biometric appointment at 12pm

Mar 06, 2013: EAD/AP card in production

Mar 12, 2013: received interview appointment letter

Mar 15, 2013: EAD/AP combo card received!

Mar 21, 2013: Interview in Anchorage..APPROVED!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
Timeline

Hey, the above person is correct.

My experience:

Entered on April 11- POE: LAX. ;Asked no questions ; staying 88 days.


We became a couple : 2011-05-29
I visited him : 2011-10-28 - 2011-11-17
He visited me (and my crazy family) : 2012-02-05 - 2012-02-17
I-129F Sent : 2012-02-05
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I entered on VWP to stay 3 months: 2012-04-11 - 2012-07-03
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Went to get my medical done for interview in Australia (much cheaper in the US and I was already here):2012-05-20
Medical issue diagnosed
K-1 petition cancellation request sent to CSC : 2012-06-01
Married: 2012-06-21
Filed for AOS : 2012-08-08
NOA1 : 2012-08-10
Biometrics : 2012-09-14
EAD approved : 2012-10-16
Applied for SSN : 2012-11-01
Received SSN : 2012-11-13
Received interview notice :2012-12-27
Interview- APPROVED :2013-01-28
Green card received :2013-02-04
Baby girl born :2013-03-09

Filed for ROC :2014-12-05
NOA :2014-12-11
Biometrics : 2015-01-15

ROC Approval : 2015-05-14

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
Timeline

My fiance and his boys just headed back to the UK after 2 weeks here for Easter. They landed at Boston. Officer asked if it was a holiday. He said yes. How long? Two weeks. Have a nice trip :) They didn't even want proof that he could take his boys out of the country.


In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
~~Albert Schweitzer

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Meg and Alan

Initially filed for K1 visa - Feb 23 2012

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we've abandoned this application

We married on Aug 24, 2013 in a small ceremony in MA

We'll be applying for a CR1 / IR1 visa as soon as we are able

Watch this space for updates!

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I've visited my fiance twice since we applied for the visa.. Second visit connected in Vancouver and I did get drilled a bit more than I do at Calgary (asked who was moving, when was our wedding, what are our jobs, last visit date, etc, and also reminded me that an overstay would mess with getting a green card). Possibly a Vancouver thing but it may have also been because I was really nervous and briefly messed up a couple of questions as a result. But you can still visit. However, it's up to the discretion of the officer interviewing you as to whether you'll be allowed into the United States or not. I brought my work contract and HR time off request as proof of ties, but ended up not having to show anything.

Edited by zentaco

Engaged on 2010-12-18!

K-1 Visa 7.9 Months
Filed: 2011-10-24 ... NOA1: 2011-10-25 ... NOA2: 2012-03-13 ... Interview: 2012-06-21

Visa Received: 2012-06-27 ... USA Entry: 2012-09-03 ... Marriage: 2012-10-07

Adjustment of Status 2.7 Months

Filed: 2012-11-15 ... NOA: 2012-11-19 ... Biometrics: 2012-12-19

EAD Received: 2013-01-26 ... Interview: 2013-02-06

Removal of Conditions 5.2 Months

Filed: 2014-11-10 ... NOA: N/A ... Biometrics: 2014-12-04 ... I-551: 2014-12-23

Card Production: 2015-04-16 ... Card Received: 2015-04-24

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