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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hello VJers, I have a question my fiance and I would like help with. We filed our I-129F in July and got our NOA1 on July 26, 2012. We are with the Vermont Service Center so we still have a long wait ahead of us. Will it be a problem if my fiance goes Dubai for a few months to work and returns after we get our NOA2? We don't want to delay this already long process if this will cause any problems or delays.

Thank you very much for any help you may provide.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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No problem. As long as she's not there long enough to require a police certificate (but even then I'm not sure about that). She should return once she has the NOA2 so that she can do the medical and all that.

It's just like if she was going on holiday somewhere. She's not moving, she's just visiting :)

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Philippines
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It's very common for Dubai employers to hold their employees' passport. I wouldn't work over there if I were your fiance.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Hello VJers, I have a question my fiance and I would like help with. We filed our I-129F in July and got our NOA1 on July 26, 2012. We are with the Vermont Service Center so we still have a long wait ahead of us. Will it be a problem if my fiance goes Dubai for a few months to work and returns after we get our NOA2? We don't want to delay this already long process if this will cause any problems or delays.

Thank you very much for any help you may provide.

Hello there! I'll try to answer your issues based on my own understanding & opinion...I'm reading a lot here and other blogs about visa thing & K1 application...and checking others timeline, I've noticed that there are also some people who got approved faster in Vermont Service Center...And another thing, I'm from the Philippines working here in Thailand, and I've got a teaching job offer in Oman, but I can't move in there since we've got a K1 application filed in July..in the application form, my address written was the one I'm living in presently which is Thailand...so if I move in to another country, I need to inform the USCIS, then I guess, it would be much of hassles since I'll be requesting for a change of address then a police clearance from a country where I lived in since 16 yrs old which is required...and I'll be spending big bucks if I move in to another place...So I decided to stay here & save & prepare for few more months of waiting...We're halfway the journey... :)...think & ponder which is best for both of you...goodluck :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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No problem. As long as she's not there long enough to require a police certificate (but even then I'm not sure about that). She should return once she has the NOA2 so that she can do the medical and all that.

It's just like if she was going on holiday somewhere. She's not moving, she's just visiting :)

That is what I was thinking and hoping. Thank you for your answer.

Hello there! I'll try to answer your issues based on my own understanding & opinion...I'm reading a lot here and other blogs about visa thing & K1 application...and checking others timeline, I've noticed that there are also some people who got approved faster in Vermont Service Center...And another thing, I'm from the Philippines working here in Thailand, and I've got a teaching job offer in Oman, but I can't move in there since we've got a K1 application filed in July..in the application form, my address written was the one I'm living in presently which is Thailand...so if I move in to another country, I need to inform the USCIS, then I guess, it would be much of hassles since I'll be requesting for a change of address then a police clearance from a country where I lived in since 16 yrs old which is required...and I'll be spending big bucks if I move in to another place...So I decided to stay here & save & prepare for few more months of waiting...We're halfway the journey... :)...think & ponder which is best for both of you...goodluck :)

:)

Thank you very much.

It's very common for Dubai employers to hold their employees' passport. I wouldn't work over there if I were your fiance.

I've heard that as well. She has worked for this employer before, even though I am not sure that will make any difference.


I Looooooove my baby Lyn.

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Like others said not really a problem from an immigrations standpoint but does she already have a sponsor in Dubai? Did she work there before? Typically to enter and work in the country you must have a sponsor and most contracts are for two years not a few months. I don't know if laws have changed but even for a tourist visa as a Filipino national she is going to need a a sponsor. Is she going there to work or for a vacation?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Like others said not really a problem from an immigrations standpoint but does she already have a sponsor in Dubai? Did she work there before? Typically to enter and work in the country you must have a sponsor and most contracts are for two years not a few months. I don't know if laws have changed but even for a tourist visa as a Filipino national she is going to need a a sponsor. Is she going there to work or for a vacation?

She does have a sponsor, she has worked there before. It is with the same sponsor. She is going to work and terminate the contract early.

Thank you for your response and any others you may have.


I Looooooove my baby Lyn.

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It's very common for Dubai employers to hold their employees' passport. I wouldn't work over there if I were your fiance.

Yes, this is VERY COMMON! DO NOT EVER SURRENDER YOUR PASSPORT FOR ANY REASON! As this is your only internationally recognized ID and to travel. If you do surrender your passport, keep a copy of the data page. This will be needed to take to your home country embassy to get permission to return home and this will take some time! Again, NEVER EVER SURRENDER YOUR PASSPORT ESPECIALLY TO AN EMPLOYER!

Best of luck!

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Yes, this is VERY COMMON! DO NOT EVER SURRENDER YOUR PASSPORT FOR ANY REASON! As this is your only internationally recognized ID and to travel. If you do surrender your passport, keep a copy of the data page. This will be needed to take to your home country embassy to get permission to return home and this will take some time! Again, NEVER EVER SURRENDER YOUR PASSPORT ESPECIALLY TO AN EMPLOYER!

Best of luck!

It's very common for Dubai employers to hold their employees' passport. I wouldn't work over there if I were your fiance.

It's illegal for any employer in UAE to keep their employees passports but it is still highly practiced.

Retaining workers' passports amounts to forcible work in violation of the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) Convention on the Abolition of Forced Labour, to which the UAE is a signatory. Employers who fail to give workers their passports on request are in breach of trust. The offence carries a prison term of up to three years or a fine of up to Dh20,000

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She does have a sponsor, she has worked there before. It is with the same sponsor. She is going to work and terminate the contract early.

Thank you for your response and any others you may have.

Then she knows what she is doing and what she is getting into. No worries then.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Does her employer know she is going to terminate the contract early? There could be a problem if the employer is unaware of her plans...

than you guys...


Distance never separates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad, because I miss you, I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss .i love you baby"

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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How much dough can she really earn in a few months time. Maybe by Philippines standards it's something, but not by US wage standards. After you consider air fare, and whatever other expenses, it doesn't seem worth the risk of fouling up your immigration plans, whether it's possibly feasible or not. I think it's best just chill out and prepare for the big day.

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