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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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After marrying in the U.S.A. under the K-1 visa. we are planning to perform the traditional wedding in his country. what steps should we take to start this process to AVOID of not re-entering U.S.A.?

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moving from Student & Exchange Visitor Visas to Adjustment of Status from Family Based Visas forum as topic is closely related to the AOS process.

OP, if I understand your question correctly, you are asking what steps need to be taken so your husband will not be denied re-entry to the US after you are married?

After you marry in the US, your husband will need to apply for Adjustment of Status (AOS) in order to obtain a green card. If he wishes to travel internationally prior to AOS being approved, he will need to apply for and be granted Advanced Parole (AP); if he leaves the US without having AP in hand, his AOS application will be considered abandoned and you would have to start the process over again with a petition for a spousal visa.

AP can be applied for at the same time the AOS paperwork is filed. Be aware that AP is not granted right away, it will take many weeks or months before an AP document is in hand. In some instances, AOS is approved and the green card is in hand before an AP document is ever seen.


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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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After marrying in the U.S.A. under the K-1 visa. we are planning to perform the traditional wedding in his country. what steps should we take to start this process to AVOID of not re-entering U.S.A.?

Welcome to the forum.

Please refer to the site's Adjustment of Status guide, (AOS) guide, pay particular attention to the Advanced Parole (AP) process. Heed Ryan H's excellent advice. :yes:

Good luck on your journey.

Edited by A&B

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

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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He would enter the US and you two would marry, then submit for AOS and optionally submit for AP to travel. IF it is granted it could take 3 months or more. Once he has AP or a green card, travel is ok. Beware of other factors that could affect travel and don't pay for anything until you know you are good to go.


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