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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Macedonia
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Need advice for this situation...

I am currently employed but have requested a Leave of Absence from my employer until January as I plan to stay with my fiancee in Macedonia while we wait for his K-1 VISA to be approved. We received our NOA1 over a month ago and I do not foresee any problems with getting this approved before January. The problem is my employer has not approved my Leave of Absence yet. I originally had decided that, if they do not approve it, I will resign, spend the six months with my fiancee in Macedonia and find other employment before returning to the U.S. I make a six figure income (already reached this year) and have for the last three years. I have plenty of money in my savings account for living expenses for well over a year even if I am not "actively working". My concern is that without being actively employed, his VISA will be denied.

Should I contact the US Embassy in Skopje directly to see if they will answer this question for me? Should I maybe arrange for a co-sponsor? Or should I just reconsider resigning if not granted the Leave of Absence from my employer? Should we consider applying for a tourist VISA for him so we could be together in the U.S. while we wait for the K-1 approval? Yes, we are obviously impatient! :)

**The wait time for the VISA's are understandable but also extremely heartbreaking when you have to be apart this long. It has already been three months and I cannot imagine having to wait another 5-7 months while I am working in the US and he has to remain in Macedonia. ANY ADVICE WILL BE APPREICATED


Our Journey:

10/02/2011: Met while working in Afghanistan
10/15/2011: First "date"
01/03/2012: Hired an attorney to file our K-1
02/05/2012: He returned to Macedonia
02/29/2012: My first visit to Skopje
03/03/2012: Met my future family
03/15/2012: I-129F package mailed / returned to Afghanistan
03/19/2012: Received notification of arrival of I-129F
03/21/2012: NOA1 mailed
07/15/2012: 2nd trip to Skopje
09/20/2012: NOA2 notice
10/05/2012: Attorney Received Case number from NVC
10/25/2012: Received packet 3 ( the same time I left on my flight back to the US)
11/06/2012: Medical Scheduled
11/15/2012: Interview - Denied due to "lack of proof of relationship"
11/27/2012; 2nd Interview scheduled - APPROVED!
11/29/2012: VISA IN HAND!
11/30/2012: POE NYC-JFK
12/12/2012: WEDDING!!!

02/26/2013: I-485 Filed

09/10/2013: Green card received NO INTERVIEW!!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Even if you already made the 125% of poverty line for the year, it will not count if you are no longer employed. You sound very employable, but I wouldn't count on getting a job right away when you return to the USA- nothing is certain in the current economy, plus some embassies don't like very new jobs. So I think your options are to sponsor on assets, or get a co-sponsor (or re-negotiate the leave... maybe you can telecommute some, or take two 2 months absences or something).


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Macedonia
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Thank you for your sound advice. I am leaning towards a co-sponsor right now. Again, there are a lot of "if's" involved but my main priority right now is to my soon to be husband. They really don't make this easy on you, do they? lol


Our Journey:

10/02/2011: Met while working in Afghanistan
10/15/2011: First "date"
01/03/2012: Hired an attorney to file our K-1
02/05/2012: He returned to Macedonia
02/29/2012: My first visit to Skopje
03/03/2012: Met my future family
03/15/2012: I-129F package mailed / returned to Afghanistan
03/19/2012: Received notification of arrival of I-129F
03/21/2012: NOA1 mailed
07/15/2012: 2nd trip to Skopje
09/20/2012: NOA2 notice
10/05/2012: Attorney Received Case number from NVC
10/25/2012: Received packet 3 ( the same time I left on my flight back to the US)
11/06/2012: Medical Scheduled
11/15/2012: Interview - Denied due to "lack of proof of relationship"
11/27/2012; 2nd Interview scheduled - APPROVED!
11/29/2012: VISA IN HAND!
11/30/2012: POE NYC-JFK
12/12/2012: WEDDING!!!

02/26/2013: I-485 Filed

09/10/2013: Green card received NO INTERVIEW!!!!

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