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Are you plannig on getting married or filing for a K-1 visa? If a k-1 visa, take from g-325 for fiance to sign. Also type out a copy of intent to marry that she must sign. Take plenty of pictures on different days and clothing. Keep copies of all bills such as hotels, atm receipts, restaurant bills, boarding passes etc. Take passport pictures of fiance while there. All these steps will save plenty of time once you come back and file.

Read the "Guides" link above for the type of visa you will be filing for.


Sent I-129 Application to VSC 2/1/12
NOA1 2/8/12
RFE 8/2/12
RFE reply 8/3/12
NOA2 8/16/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
Married 11/24/2012
AOS application sent 12/19/12

AOS approved 8/24/13

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Have fun and enjoy together with your love one. Bring your camera withyou and set the date Because date is very important. Take all the pictures together, you with his/her family with a happy smile. Gather all the board passes, tickets, receipts and the trip you and your fiancee.

Take with sweet and happy. Good luck and take good care

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Have you ever traveled to Nigeria before? Are you staying with him or at a hotel? It is a very different experience for sure . I am on my way in 1 week to see my hubby. For the process the other posts are correct. Get all your proof of meeting gathered. Save your plane ticket hotel reservation and take pictures what they are saying is that they want to see the two of you together and they want to see his family with you and how they interact with you. Get to know him and his family this is for the rest of your life... And realize this is a long and very trying process... But more than anything else enjoy yourselfs together really get to know each other because the distance sucks so enjoy what you can. How long are you going to be there? Enjoy and welcome to the journey.


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How about getting married on first visit? I heard that it would raise a red flag if the visit was short followed by marriage. You need a lot of proof of having met with your fiancee face to face within the last two years to qualify you to file for k-1 fiancee petition if that will be your route... Such evidences are part of a list of what other posters has meantion above... But, I guess you can be nervous if this is your first trip to nigeria, you'll talk about safe visit with your fiancee... Some part of the country are high risk areas particularly the northern part...register with us embassy in nigeria in case of emergency...when the issue of security is taken care of then your overall stay will be memorable since nigerians are one of the most hospitable people on the planet earth... The weather is usually hot but not too much...I believe your fiance will be able to tell you something more exciting and you'll both have a blast...keep posting whenever you need info ok...ve a blessed day!

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Don't rush into anything. Get to know each other first.


Sent I-129 Application to VSC 2/1/12
NOA1 2/8/12
RFE 8/2/12
RFE reply 8/3/12
NOA2 8/16/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
Married 11/24/2012
AOS application sent 12/19/12

AOS approved 8/24/13

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I would advise that you bring lots of antacid as the food is way too spicy!! :wacko: I also bought a fan that goes around my neck and a spray bottle fan!! Lifesavers when the power goes out!!! Don't forget batteries, the ones in 9ja aren't any good! I packed crackers or food I could eat if I was hungry and wanted to eat right away, because my husband can be hungry for hours without it affecting him in the least bit. I brought a good astringent to keep my face clean with all the dust flying around and my sweat(I broke out after the first visit). Loved my flip-flops in Nigeria too! But most of all, I wish I would have brought a good mosquito repellant lotion, as I got very sick for more than 6 weeks from malaria when I returned from one of my visits!

You need to get lots of pictures with the husband and his friends and family. Do take a G-325 form(I think you need 4 original copies to submit and 1 copy for yourself so you can make copies for you and your SO)as you will need that to file the petition, whichever you choose. I would also take the visa application forms (ds-230 for CR-1 not sure what the K-1 does, sorry) and show him how to sign it and let him keep it until he sends it with the other documents to you for the NVC (again for CR-1) or takes them to the embassy for the K-1.

Enjoy your trip!! It was an extremely enlightening experience for me, and I loved every minute of it!! Even if I did complain about the heat every second (my poor husband) lol


10-11-2012: Interview DENIED

09-10-2013: REAFFIRMED

12-18-2013: 2nd Interview APPROVED

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