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Fairly new to VJ, and still a long way to go before NOA2 hits. Sent my application in at the beginning of March. My questions is regarding planning the wedding. My fiance is from Canada, and her family is much larger than mine. When we finally receive approval and her visa packet, during the 90-day timeframe, does the wedding have to be in the United States? Or could we wed in Canada, and then give the documentation of that to continue on with making her a citizen?

Thanks for the help!

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Required to be married in the USA only when doing the K-1 rout. Its in the instructions.

- Also she doesn't get to become a citizen for another 3-4 years.

Do not claim to be a US citizen on anything, its not part of the process until the very end and it could have detrimental effects to trying to become one.

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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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As stated above, the wedding must take place within 90 days of her entering with the K-1 visa and it must take place in the US. After you're married, you'll apply for for AP, which will take about 3 months, and she will not be able to leave the US until AP is in hand.

If you want to marry in Canada, you can do so and then file for a spousal visa afterwards.

I am the USC/petitioner.

Our K-1 Journey
12/19/2012 - Mailed I-129F via USPS Express
12/21/2012 - I-129F arrives in Lewisville, TX according to USPS tracking (delayed because it's the USPS)
12/21/2012 - NOA1 date of receipt
12/26/2012 - NOA1 received via text/email
12/27/2012 - Checked cashed by USCIS
12/31/2012 - Alien Number changed (NOA1 hardcopy in post, but was away for 2 weeks prior)

05/16/2013 - NOA2 received via text/email

05/20/2013 - NOA2 hardcopy received in post

05/28/2013 - NVC receives packet and assigns London case number

07/15/2013 - Sent all paperwork/medical complete

08/23/2013 - Receive Interview Date

09/19/2013 - Interview

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If you wanted to marry in Canada, then the fiance visa was not a good option for you. The fiance visa is for getting married in the US only, and you must be unmarried when the visa is used to enter the US.

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

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

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Thanks everyone, I thought that was the case. We considered getting married in Canada and taking the visa route for a spouse, but I've been told that's often a longer, more difficult process. It's no problem, we'll be getting married here within the 90 days then. I appreciate the responses.

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