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AOS Interview K-1 Sponsor works outside US

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Situation: I am the sponsor for a K-1 visa, my husband and I were married in the United States in October and are filing for our Adjustment of Status. My present employment for the US government keeps me away from home working, except for leave every 6 months. I am planning on returning home permanently in a few months once securing employment stateside.

Question: Perhaps someone would explain where the interview will fall in the Adjustment of Status process? Is is possible to only have one of us at the interview, perhaps with a written explaination or other proof of the validity of our marriage? At what point in the process my husband will be allowed to look for work? What is the average time it takes for the processes?

I am concerned I may need to take emergency leave to make this interview. Obviously, I need to keep a job in order for the Support Affadavit to be valid.



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The interview is usually around 4 months after filing your I-485, You file I-765 for work card at same time and is issued in around 3 months from filing so before the interview. You can request a new interview if you're un-able to attended but it wont look good. Both will need to attend. I know overseas military get exceptions if that is your job?


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K1's don't necessarily get interviews. Processing time is around 6 months at the moment I believe for the greencard.

Apply for the I-765 and I-131 at the same time. They will take about 3 month to process.

If you DO get interviewed there is no way to know when you would have it, and you would BOTH need to attend unless you are overseas on military duty and can provide your orders proving that.

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