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Hi i am a filipina working here in nassau, bahamas with a 1yr. workinv visa renewable for 2 yrs. its my 4 mont this month here and be 5 months on january. My concern is i have a boyfriend from Indiana, US we meet last dec. 5 of this month on online dating. its just too quick to like and love each other as everyday since we meet we do communicate and more inlove with each other. Now, he wants to go here in nassau because he wants to marry me and bring home with him. Is it possible for us to be married here and process everything with a marriage license and i cud come to him by next yr. after our marriage? or we shud do the K1 fiancee visa? i am pure single woman and he had divorce docs. with him from his previous wife.. please help us on what we shud do starting next yr. as early as possible.

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Well, first you need to meet in person before doing anything- also, it can be seen as a red flag to get married on the first meeting. A K1 fiance visa is slightly faster than a CR-1 spousal visa, but with the CR-1 you get a greencard right away and can work, travel etc plus it is cheaper.

Bye: Penguin

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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hi thank you for the reply. yes we will meet soon by Feb.-April either on that month. How long does it take to file a CR-1 spousal visa? And how much it will cost? i have read some articles and comments too where they said that K1 is more easier than a spousal visa where it takes longer and hassle on documents.. is it true? please help us with regard of this.

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I don't think only meeting once is a red Flag. It only says have to have met in person. I am from Indiana not that has anything to do with my post. My first K1 ended in divorce and I am on my second for a Filipina fiance now. I only met my first fiancee once and they approved.

/Our Time Line

I129F Sent 12-21-2012 VIA USPS
I129F Delivered 12-24-2012 According to USPS Website
I129F Received 01-05-2013 NOA1 Dated 12-28-2012

I129F Email Petition Approved 5/9/2013
MNL Number Received 05/25/2013 Date of Letter 5/21/2013

Interview 08/28/2013 Visa Approved


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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to General Immigration Discussion -- OP hasn't settled on a visa path. ***

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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