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Can I file for I-129F if I am only 17?

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Filed: Country: Scotland
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I am only 17 and am going to be filing for the fiancee visa soon, will this cause any problems? My parents will both provide statements to show they support the marriage. Also, I know for my fiance to file for adjustment of status, his sponsor needs to be 18, and by that time I will be 18. My fiance is from Scotland and is 20. Any info on this is highly appreciated!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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I don't know the answer to the age question. However the petition form you will file is the I-129F; not the I-129.

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On the age, it would likely depend on where you live as that would determine if you're free to marry. Check your state's marriage requirements to be sure.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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On the age, it would likely depend on where you live as that would determine if you're free to marry. Check your state's marriage requirements to be sure.

Yes you must be free to marry in the state from which you file. Parents can not give consent, if you are underage, only some letter from the appropriate marriage office, usually the county clerk.

Most likely you can obtain this and are good to go.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jamaica
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you must be legally free to married in your country before the petition is filed. not before so check out the law before you waste your money


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Filed: Country: Scotland
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Yes you must be free to marry in the state from which you file. Parents can not give consent, if you are underage, only some letter from the appropriate marriage office, usually the county clerk.

Most likely you can obtain this and are good to go.

I live in Missouri, and the law to get married here is if you are under 18, you must have parental consent, which I do. Would I still have to go to a county clerk to get a letter? Also, I'm getting Married in Florida, does that make a difference?

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I live in Missouri, and the law to get married here is if you are under 18, you must have parental consent, which I do. Would I still have to go to a county clerk to get a letter? Also, I'm getting Married in Florida, does that make a difference?

If you're securing the marriage license in Florida, you would need to check with the county in which the wedding is taking place. I believe you said in another thread that you were getting married at Disney World, correct? If so, Orange County, FL, requires that both the male and female be 18 years or older to apply for a marriage license: http://www.myorangeclerk.com/enu/Pages/additional-services/marriage-licenses-and-ceremonies.aspx


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Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



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POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

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If you're securing the marriage license in Florida, you would need to check with the county in which the wedding is taking place. I believe you said in another thread that you were getting married at Disney World, correct? If so, Orange County, FL, requires that both the male and female be 18 years or older to apply for a marriage license: http://www.myorangeclerk.com/enu/Pages/additional-services/marriage-licenses-and-ceremonies.aspx

Thanks a lot. Yes the wedding would be in Disney World. On that site, right under where it says both male and female must be 18, it says if a minor is 16 or 17 they can apply with parental consent. Does that still count as free to marry? I've read on I-129F instructions that if any person has age restrictions for marriage to provide required documents to show they are allowed to marry, so if I get my parents to both write notarized statements, would that be ok?

Thanks everyone for the help.

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Thanks a lot. Yes the wedding would be in Disney World. On that site, right under where it says both male and female must be 18, it says if a minor is 16 or 17 they can apply with parental consent. Does that still count as free to marry? I've read on I-129F instructions that if any person has age restrictions for marriage to provide required documents to show they are allowed to marry, so if I get my parents to both write notarized statements, would that be ok?

Thanks everyone for the help.

Including your parents' statements giving you permission to marry in the petition package is probably the best option. Good luck!


Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

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It appears that 17-year-olds can get married in Orange County, Florida, if they get a notarized consent from their parents. Even though you'll be 18 by the time you get married, I'm thinking that you should include the notarized consent form with your I-129F packet.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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just wondering were u able to apply for ur fiancee usa visa at age of 17 yrs ? I m in same situation,I m adult and My Fiancee is 16 & half yrs old. Indian law for marriage is 18 for girls. I want to know If i m able to file her fiancee visa and get married here in USA with parent of consent( her uncle or guardian can sign?). or wait for her to get 17 & half and file for fiancee visa? so by the time of interview she will be 18.

please guys please help me out.

Thank You

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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Under 18 opens up some thorny cans of worms, not the least of which is the Federal law which makes it a felony to travel to another nation to have sex with someone under 18.

I am no expiert on this, but with this sort of thing, satisfying the marriage laws of the state you live in is not enough. You have the feds to satisfy, not to mention the laws of the country your fiance will be moving out of.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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just wondering were u able to apply for ur fiancee usa visa at age of 17 yrs ? I m in same situation,I m adult and My Fiancee is 16 & half yrs old. Indian law for marriage is 18 for girls. I want to know If i m able to file her fiancee visa and get married here in USA with parent of consent( her uncle or guardian can sign?). or wait for her to get 17 & half and file for fiancee visa? so by the time of interview she will be 18.

please guys please help me out.

Thank You

California law allows to marry with parent of consent underage. But My question is there age restriction to file for fiancee visa. I read on this site that person coming to USA must be legal or have to have parent of consent for underage . there is no such law or restriction of age for engagement in India. So Can I file my fiancee before she turns 18 with parent of consent? has anyone in past got there fiancee underage visa with parent of consent?

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