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Hello Visa Journey, I’m very new to this site and just looking for some advice on my current situation.

I’ve been in the states since the start of December on a B2 visa, for which I was granted 6 months.

Currently living with my American girlfriend, we want to go down the avenues of getting an AOS ,engagement or marriage in order for me to get a green card or become a citizen, all of which we had no pre conceived intent to do and something we have decided seriously upon recently.

What is the quickest route for someone in my position to go for, to do everything legally and in order to avoid having to leave the country?

I hope this makes sense, any advice or guidance would be greatly appreciated. :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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moved from adjustment from family based visas to adjustment of status from work student tourist visas as the OP is adjusting clearly from a B2 not a family visa.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

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we want to go down the avenues of getting an AOS ,engagement or marriage in order for me to get a green card or become a citizen, all of which we had no pre conceived intent to do and something we have decided seriously upon recently.

i think i might just be reading this in a funny way.

you want to get married because you decided seriously to do so, and given that, you could then AOS.

you do not want to get married in order to get a greencard.

correct?


21/2 - received NOA in mail for all 4 (130/485/765/131)

23/3 - biometrics scheduled -> did "early" walk-in on 21 March

06/4 - received email update, interview scheduled for 7th May

27/4 - received EAD

08/5 - email: approval one day after interview (7th May)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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i think i might just be reading this in a funny way.

you want to get married because you decided seriously to do so, and given that, you could then AOS.

you do not want to get married in order to get a greencard.

correct?

Yeah, I think it is just poor use of English...


July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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Yeah, I think it is just poor use of English...

think so too but i have a hunch it will help him in the future (with the IO) if he phrases it a bit differently ;-)


21/2 - received NOA in mail for all 4 (130/485/765/131)

23/3 - biometrics scheduled -> did "early" walk-in on 21 March

06/4 - received email update, interview scheduled for 7th May

27/4 - received EAD

08/5 - email: approval one day after interview (7th May)

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The process is pretty straight forward...If you guys dont want to be apart doing the AOS is the best option for you. All I recommend is to ensure that you guys READ the instructions guide completely. Dont just skim READ IT COVER TO COVER. That way you will avoid any mistakes which can delay the process.

Good luck and congratulation on your marriage


Adjusting from B2 visa

12/3/2011: Hubby arrived to the USA

12/23/2011: AOS package

12/29/2011: AOS package received

01/11/2012: Acceptance email received

01/18/2012: Biometric appt and receipt received

Appointment set for 02/8/2012

01/27/2012: RFE email received

02/01/2012: Hard copy of RFE notice received

02/14/2012: RFE info sent back to USCIS

02/22/2012: Received email RFE received case continues to process at NBC

03/09/2012: Receive email with interview notice

04/12/2012: Interview in Baltimore City 9:00am

Case has to be reviewed WAITING on a decision now....

04/18/2012: APPROVED EMAIL RECEIVED AMEN!!!!!

04/23/2012: Approval/ welcome letter received in mail

04/23/2012: Card production ordered email received

04/24/2012: Card mailed email received

04/27/2012: Received email USPS picked up mail containing card notice

04/27/2012: GREEN CARD IN HAND!!!!! :)

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Filed: Timeline

..Yeah the idea of marriage has become a serious option and that's the route we are looking to go down, in the very immediate future.

Also to answer your question, we want to get married so that we don't have to be apart for an unknown amount of time, the green card would be a big bonus though, as it opens a lot of avenues, work etc..

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Filed: Other Country: Ireland
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Marriage then AOS is the fastest, most straight-forward way.


Our Journey

6/6/2007 Met online

12/05/2007 Realized I was nuts about him!

01/19/2008 Confessed...and he felt the same <3

05/01/2008 Met in person in Chicago

5/2008-5/2010 Umpteen visits between Ireland and US

6/19/2010 Got married!

04/06/2012 Finally able to send paperwork for AOS!

(Day 1)04/11/2012 Papers arrived at Chicago lockbox and signed for.

(Day 3)04/13/2012 Email confirmations!

(Day 7)04/17/2012 NOA hard copies received.

(Day 10)04/20/2012 Biometrics appt received for 05/07/2012

(Day 27)05/07/2012 Biometrics

(Day 65)06/15/2012 EAD approval email

(Day 69)06/19/2012 Interview notice!!! 07/24/2012!!

(Day 75)06/25/2012 EAD arrives.

(Day 104)07/24/2012 Interview in Atlanta....Approved!!!

Expecting a baby boy 8/9/2013!

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Filed: Timeline

So here is my situation.

I’m currently in the states on my B2 visa, which is good up until the end of May and I’m currently living with my Girlfriend, who is a US citizen.

We are trying to figure out what options are available, in order for me to remain here and avoid me having to return to the UK and be apart.

We know that marriage is option but we’ve only been together 8 months, so don’t want to jump into anything so serious, so soon, however it is something we have talked in depth about.

The only other option I can see is the B2 visa extension. This is most likely the route I will take, although I do know it’s not guaranteed to be approved.

We just wondered if anyone who has any advice or has been in the situation before or know of any other avenues we could explore in order to make a quick decision.

Cheers.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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There are no options aside from those. If you aren't married you have no right to stay short of a visa extension.

If you know you will be getting married you could, I suppose, just overstay but you take the risk of being barred from re-entry should you not marry and end up filing papers.

I wouldn't recommend that because you don't seem all that sure that your relationship will last yet. At least not sure enough to take that kind of risk.


July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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Filed: Other Country: China
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You aren't living with your girlfriend, that's not allowed on a B2. You are visiting your girlfriend.

I'm guessing you are not a UK citizen? My advice is don't make a quick decision, think out every step carefully.

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Yep, OP doesn't even sure about his relationship, a few more months won't help you to establish any deep relationship so go home and do the right way when you guys are ready.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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So here is my situation.

I’m currently in the states on my B2 visa, which is good up until the end of May and I’m currently living with my Girlfriend, who is a US citizen.

We are trying to figure out what options are available, in order for me to remain here and avoid me having to return to the UK and be apart.

We know that marriage is option but we’ve only been together 8 months, so don’t want to jump into anything so serious, so soon, however it is something we have talked in depth about.

The only other option I can see is the B2 visa extension. This is most likely the route I will take, although I do know it’s not guaranteed to be approved.

We just wondered if anyone who has any advice or has been in the situation before or know of any other avenues we could explore in order to make a quick decision.

Cheers.

Marriage is your only choice. You can file for an extension but it will more than likely be denied as extensions on tourist visas are given for emergencies only. It doesn't sound like you're quite ready for marriage, so you've got a tough decision to make. You should definitely not overstay, that will hurt, if not ruin your chances for getting back in the states in the future.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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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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