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Can the US petitioner move out of the country during the K-1 process?

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Dearest VJ,

I've seen similar threads, but not quite the same: Does anyone know if it's a problem for me (a US citizen) to go live with my fiancee (a Turkish citizen) in Istanbul while we complete the K-1 visa process?

We fully intend to come to the US together as soon as we can, but I'll be leaving my current US residence in the meantime, and probably changing the address on our K-1 application to my parents' house in the US.

I received our NOA1 in late February 2012, so we could be waiting in Turkey for a while (6 months?). Do I need to tell the USCIS or State Department that I'm moving abroad or can I just consider it a long visit?

Anyone have similar experiences or foresee any complications? What should I be ready to say and show at the Turkish and US airports? I'm not trying to subvert the system at all -- just trying to see my lady...

Many thanks!

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February 2012 or February 2013?

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Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
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143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card



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Oops, 2013, right!

And I have a verbal agreement that my job will be waiting for me when I get back, but no real proof since I'm a part-time professor employed on semester-by-semester basis. That said, I'm also planning to have a co-sponsor, so I should be okay right?

Thanks very much!

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