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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Uganda
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The only 2 ideas I can think of is that it allows the petitioner to feel out the spouses ability to adjust to life in the US in addtion to costs. Typically, getting married in the US can help to possibly avoid having to pay a dowry, expensive traditional ceremnoies and travel expenses. However, I think the experience of getting married to your significant other in their culture and tradition is one that will last a lifetime...

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Kenya
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It was very important to me that my husband meet my parents before we got married. I lived in Kenya for a few years, so I met most of his family and friends but he hadn't met any of mine. That was our main reason for choosing K1 instead of marrying in Kenya.


K-1
09/09/09 - NOA1 :: 10/20/09 - NOA2 :: 01/11/10 - Interview :: 02/24/10 - POE :: 04/10/10 - Wedding

AOS
05/17/10 - NOA :: 06/08/10 - Transferred to CSC :: 07/02/10 - Biometrics :: 07/16/10 - EAD/AP Approved :: 10/26/10 - AOS Approved

ROC
08/16/12 - NOA :: 09/13/12 - Biometrics :: 04/12/13 - Approved :: 04/19/13 - GC received


Naturalization
08/22/13 - NOA :: 09/20/13 - Biometrics :: 01/30/14 - Interview - Approved :: 02/27/14 - Oath

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Nigeria
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Once I marry my fiance, I dont want to be separated from him for God only knows how long. Its a personal choice for each individual.


08/01/12-Married08/17/12-Applied for Social Security Card09/23/12-Husband received his Social Security card!09/27/12-Filed AOS09/28/12-AOS package received10/01/12-Text message from USCIS10/03/12-Check cashed10/09/12-NOA1 for I485,I765,I131 AND Biometrics Appointment Letter10/24/12-Biometrics Appointment12/11/12-EAD and AP Approved-75 days12/14/12-EAD/AP Card Production ordered12/21/12-EAD/AP Card came in the mail06/22/13-Green Card Approved06/27/13-Greed Card Production Ordered06/29/13-Green Card came in the mail<p>

04/09/15-Mailed ROC

04/10/2015-Package received

04/14/2015-Check cashed

06/02/2015-Called Service Center (still no NOA1) Service request found out wrong address on paperwork! :(

06/03/2015-Called to get address updated Ar11 online add change didnt work-got infopass for June 10th

06/10/2015-Went to info pass appt. Hubby got a 1yr. Extension stamp in his passport and biometrics done

08/12/2015-ROC Approved. Got letter in the mail.

08/29/2015-received new card in the mail.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Kenya
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Once I marry my fiance, I dont want to be separated from him for God only knows how long. Its a personal choice for each individual.

This is another good point. I know it's only psychological, but the thought of being separated from my HUSBAND was much more difficult for me to get behind than being separated from my fiance. I know, same person, ha. But...that was just how I felt. I couldn't imagine getting married & then being apart for the beginning of our marriage - but that's just me.


K-1
09/09/09 - NOA1 :: 10/20/09 - NOA2 :: 01/11/10 - Interview :: 02/24/10 - POE :: 04/10/10 - Wedding

AOS
05/17/10 - NOA :: 06/08/10 - Transferred to CSC :: 07/02/10 - Biometrics :: 07/16/10 - EAD/AP Approved :: 10/26/10 - AOS Approved

ROC
08/16/12 - NOA :: 09/13/12 - Biometrics :: 04/12/13 - Approved :: 04/19/13 - GC received


Naturalization
08/22/13 - NOA :: 09/20/13 - Biometrics :: 01/30/14 - Interview - Approved :: 02/27/14 - Oath

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Kenya
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Just throwing this out there guys hope you all are having the best of days i have a question so hopefully get some good answers " Why would you get married in the US and not in Kenya ?" any good answers there ?

Thanks

I would guess you would do this since the process is just a little faster normally and you can be with your loved one sooner or for the American family to participate. I for one got married in Kenya. For me I wanted to experience the culture. It was a day I will never forget. I never knew a wedding could be so much fun.


USCIS 5 Months and 18 Days
08/26/2011: Married in Mombasa
10/11/2011: I-130 Mailed
03/30/2012: NOA2 E-mail notification

NVC
04/11/2012: Received NVC Case # & IIN
04/12/2012: AOS bill invoiced and paid
04/14/2012: AOS package mailed
04/16/2012: AOS Receipt Paid
04/22/2012: DS-3032 acceptance e-mail received
04/22/2012: IV bill invoiced; IV bill
04/22/2012: IV fee
04/23/2012: IV fee bill appears PAID
05/11/2012: DS-230 delivered to NVC (Out of State Working-Delayed Mailing by 21 days)
06/04/2012: CASE COMPLETE
06/04/2012: Interview date assigned
Medical/Embassy
06/19/2012: Medical Exam (Completed)
07/27/2012: Interview (Approved)
08/07/2012: Visa in hand
08/09/2012: POE Dallas, Tx
I-751 Removal of Conditions
07/22/2014: Sent ROC to VSC
07/25/2014: I-751 Received by VSC
07/28/2014: NOA Received
07/31/2014: Check for application & biometrics cleared bank

01/20/2015: Permanent Green Card Received

Naturalization

08/17/2015 - N-400 Mailed

08/20/2015 - Check cleared

09/10/2015 - Biometrics Completed

09/14/2015 - Notice via text and email indicating in line for testing and interview

01/19/2016 - Oath Ceremony for Citizenship

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