Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
LovingLuke

Wedding Ceremony

6 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hello Everyone!

I have just began the immigration process. Have sent the first package, it has been recieved and approved. My cheque has been cashed!

As our wedding planning has began, (we are doing the K-1 Visa), I have a question.

Is it ok to do the church ceremony and the reception in Canada, and then simply enter the USA (as a married person under the church) and sign my papers there? Or is this going to lead me into trouble?

I really want to marry in my hometown!

Please help me out here! I don't want to be doing something illegal!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry, that is absolutely not okay. The K-1 visa is for non-married people, and it is only to marry in the USA. You must be unmarried when you enter the US. If getting married in Canada was important to you, K-1 was not a good choice.

You will lose a little money, but actually potentially save money in the long run if you get married (wherever you want) and then go for the CR-1 spousal visa. You will also be able to work upon entry to the US whereas with the K-1 you will not be able to work for months once you enter the US.


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
Timeline

Well K-1 if for a finance visa, means enter on it, marry in USA, in 90 days. You will have to file for AOS and stay in US until you have your AP before returning to Canada. No issues on where the reception is, just a limitation on marriage in US and travel after in order to complete the K-1, hope that answered you. You cannot get married in Canada and enter on a K-1.


In Arizona its hot hot hot.

http://www.uscis.gov/dateCalculator.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
Timeline

you could come to the USA and get married at the court house. Apply for your AOS and ask for EAD and Advanced Parole and when you recieve them go back to Canada and do the church ceremony (just doing your vows) and reception. But there would be several months in between the court wedding and church ceremony if you did that.



event.png


event.png



Marriage: 7/12/10
Filed I-130: 9/10/12
NOA1: 9/17/12
Transferred to NBC: 9/19/12
Sent to local office for adjudication: 9/21/12
RFE for Beneficiary BC received 12/13/12
Mail BC in response to RFE 12/17/12
NOA2: 12/20/12
NVC case number assigned: 1/29/13
Sent DS-3032 email: 1/31/13
Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill: 2/1/13
Pay I-864 Bill: 2/5/13
NVC Accepted DS-3032: 2/12/13
Received IV Bill: 2/13/13
Send Completed I-864: 2/16/13
NVC Received I-864 Package: 2/19/13
AOS Package accepted: 2/26/13
Pay IV Bill: 2/28/13
IV Packet Sent: 3/2/13
NVC Received IV Packet: 3/4/13
Case Completed at NVC: 3/13/13
Interview date: 4/30/13

APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

POE: pending

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Serbia
Timeline

Hello Everyone!

I have just began the immigration process. Have sent the first package, it has been recieved and approved. My cheque has been cashed!

As our wedding planning has began, (we are doing the K-1 Visa), I have a question.

Is it ok to do the church ceremony and the reception in Canada, and then simply enter the USA (as a married person under the church) and sign my papers there? Or is this going to lead me into trouble?

I really want to marry in my hometown!

Please help me out here! I don't want to be doing something illegal!

I think there are countries where a church ceremony is not recognized as a legal marriage, but I don't think Canada is one of them: so, if you married in church in Canada, you would be legally married and thus no longer eligible for a K1 visa!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Country: Jamaica
Timeline

Sorry, that is absolutely not okay. The K-1 visa is for non-married people, and it is only to marry in the USA. You must be unmarried when you enter the US. If getting married in Canada was important to you, K-1 was not a good choice.

You will lose a little money, but actually potentially save money in the long run if you get married (wherever you want) and then go for the CR-1 spousal visa. You will also be able to work upon entry to the US whereas with the K-1 you will not be able to work for months once you enter the US.

:thumbs:


Phase I - IV - Completed the Immigration Journey 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...