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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Italy
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Hi everybody,

my fiance who is in the Navy had a last minute change of orders so instead of coming to stay with me and our 8 months old son in Italy he we'll have to fly back to the States in less than a month. We didn't marry yet cause we didn't have any rush but now we do if we want to stay together and in italy it takes too long.

He doesn't have a residence in the States yet, only the address where he was born and where his mom lives. Do we have to use that address or do we have to wait until he gets one? Or better yet can we ship the I129f to the States anyway via Dhl? If so what address should I put?

I have another option I have a 6 months visitor visa still valid on my expired passport. What if my son and I join him in the States, get married and the petition for K3. How long can I stay there until I have to go back to Italy for the interview?

DCF is not a possibility, our Rome embassy won't process requests for US citizens who are not residents of Italy and we are notmarried yet anyway.

PLease help!!

Thanks a lot!

V.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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When we started our visa process we decided on using my husbands parents address also, because he is also military, and moves frequently. All my stuff went to their address and have never had a problem, even after we got stationed in Germany. I simply flew back for my AOS interview.

Jodee


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The timeline... (Frankfurt) for the kids visas

10/22/2007 Filed I-130 x 2 in person + paid 710 USD (355 each )

10/22/2007 Filed DS-230 part 1 x 2

10/22/2007 Received the document checklist and FRN (case) numbers

12/18/2007 I-130 petition approved, but I didn't know. I was away at the time, didn't get confirmation letters til I got back from the states.

12/20/2007 Notice of Approval arrives in tha mail. According to the date received stamp on back of envelope at my post box.

Will now wait til hubby is back from Iraq to fax in checklist readiness, even though, I have been ready since day of lodging I-130's. all except medical.

02/18/2008 Faxed the "checklist" back to the consulate.

02/25/2008 Medicals completed.

02/25/2008 Appt letters in mail for appt on March 7th. Cant go due to prior military commitments. Emailed consulate and received an amended appt date of March 12th 2008.

03/12/2008 Visa interview - APPROVED x 2

03/27/2008 Visa's finally generated. I emailed the consulate. they apologised for the delay. They forgot to issue the visas after approval.

03/31/2008 Received visas

04/26/2008 Flying out of Frankfurt to next duty station on orders.

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Members of the US military do not lose US domicile while in the service. Your fiance should send the I-129F petition to the service center with jurisdiction over the last residence he lived in. Or he can use his parents' address. He can even ask for an expedite if he is to be deployed somewhere.

If your husband send the I-129F petition now, chances are you will have a K-1 visa within 8 months.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Italy
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Members of the US military do not lose US domicile while in the service. Your fiance should send the I-129F petition to the service center with jurisdiction over the last residence he lived in. Or he can use his parents' address. He can even ask for an expedite if he is to be deployed somewhere.

If your husband send the I-129F petition now, chances are you will have a K-1 visa within 8 months.

8 months!!!???

He is still in the Netherlands but we can't use that address as he is about to leave and he is going to Virginia. I checked the Vermont Center and they process the I129f very quickly but if he uses his parents address it's under TexaS center which is taking more time...maybe I should just wait..we also have to see if he will be deployed on the ship...that will slow everything down even more....I will ask him about the expedite..

thanks a lot for your advice.

V.

When we started our visa process we decided on using my husbands parents address also, because he is also military, and moves frequently. All my stuff went to their address and have never had a problem, even after we got stationed in Germany. I simply flew back for my AOS interview.

Jodee

Thankyou, I will keep this in mind.

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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8 months!!!???

He is still in the Netherlands but we can't use that address as he is about to leave and he is going to Virginia. I checked the Vermont Center and they process the I129f very quickly but if he uses his parents address it's under TexaS center which is taking more time...maybe I should just wait..we also have to see if he will be deployed on the ship...that will slow everything down even more....I will ask him about the expedite..

thanks a lot for your advice.

V.

Vera,

Since you know something of DCF, I have to ask: How fast can you get to the Netherlands and get married? Amsterdam does not require residency from the USC (tho your fiance probably has it) and they are known to be quite fast with the visa processing. It might be worth looking into.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Italy
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8 months!!!???

He is still in the Netherlands but we can't use that address as he is about to leave and he is going to Virginia. I checked the Vermont Center and they process the I129f very quickly but if he uses his parents address it's under TexaS center which is taking more time...maybe I should just wait..we also have to see if he will be deployed on the ship...that will slow everything down even more....I will ask him about the expedite..

thanks a lot for your advice.

V.

Vera,

Since you know something of DCF, I have to ask: How fast can you get to the Netherlands and get married? Amsterdam does not require residency from the USC (tho your fiance probably has it) and they are known to be quite fast with the visa processing. It might be worth looking into.

wow for real? If I knew that just a little while ago..., the problem is that we are not married yet and it would still take some time to get married in europe no matter what country as I have even checked to go to Norway...someone told me you can get married quick over there. not so true..but we are just too tight with time now..we have waisted it on researching in the wrong places...

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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wow for real? If I knew that just a little while ago..., the problem is that we are not married yet and it would still take some time to get married in europe no matter what country as I have even checked to go to Norway...someone told me you can get married quick over there. not so true..but we are just too tight with time now..we have waisted it on researching in the wrong places...

Bummer :(

I know about those European marriage timelines... I hear that Gibralter is very fast, easy and no messing around. Not the easiest place to get to, buuuuut....

I suppose the fiance option is the next best. As a Navy guy, your fellow has not lost his US domicile; he just needs a stable US address to send that petition off from. The sooner, the better, obviously. Going over to marry, then filing for the K-3 would take an additional period of time for virtually the same result.

Well, let me know if you just want to bounce ideas around--good luck! :)


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Italy
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wow for real? If I knew that just a little while ago..., the problem is that we are not married yet and it would still take some time to get married in europe no matter what country as I have even checked to go to Norway...someone told me you can get married quick over there. not so true..but we are just too tight with time now..we have waisted it on researching in the wrong places...

Bummer :(

I know about those European marriage timelines... I hear that Gibralter is very fast, easy and no messing around. Not the easiest place to get to, buuuuut....

I suppose the fiance option is the next best. As a Navy guy, your fellow has not lost his US domicile; he just needs a stable US address to send that petition off from. The sooner, the better, obviously. Going over to marry, then filing for the K-3 would take an additional period of time for virtually the same result.

Well, let me know if you just want to bounce ideas around--good luck! :)

but see...at the moment what I care about is spending the least time away from each other so I figure that if I go there while we get married we can apply together and wait ....and then...when my 6 months visa is expired I will come back to italy...that way I can stay there while the visa process is pending...I think that with k1 I can't go to the states until visa is issued...I will just go there as soon as he gets a stable address.

I checked the dcf in the netherlands...thanks for the advice, I have been living there for a year and a half and didn't even think I might have needed to go back there to do this....:o)

what do you mean wih "bouncing ideas around?"

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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but see...at the moment what I care about is spending the least time away from each other so I figure that if I go there while we get married we can apply together and wait ....and then...when my 6 months visa is expired I will come back to italy...that way I can stay there while the visa process is pending...I think that with k1 I can't go to the states until visa is issued...I will just go there as soon as he gets a stable address.

I checked the dcf in the netherlands...thanks for the advice, I have been living there for a year and a half and didn't even think I might have needed to go back there to do this....:o)

what do you mean wih "bouncing ideas around?"

Yes, I understand your point about spending the 6 months tourist entrance together in the US. There is always the risk that you will not be admitted, so do have a back up plan. The same applies if you visit while you have a K-1 pending. Most people are admitted for a visit while they have a K-1 pending, but some are turned away. As always, it depends on that individual's situation.

What a shame that you did not know about DCF when you were in the Netherlands! Ah well, it all works out eventually :)

"Bouncing ideas around" means just talking about various possibilities.. sometimes when you have lots of choices, you just have to talk them out and see what you can learn so that you can make your decision. That isn't a very good explanation of that idiom, sorry!


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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If he is in the military, I believe that the processing centers give members of the armed forces special priority. His Commanding Officer may have to give him a letter.


2/1/2006 Mailed I-129F to NSC

2/2/2006 I-129F delivered to NSC

2/6/2006 NSC NOA1 - Received!

2/8/2006 NSC NOA2 - Approved!

2/10/2006 NSC mails K1 to NVC

2/20/2006 NVC received K1

2/27/2006 NVC Mail K1 to Kiev

3/9/2006 Kiev Receives K1

3/10/2006 FAX'ed appointment letter to Kiev

3/14/2006 Scheduled interview in Kiev

4/10/2006 Appointment in Kiev

4/10/2006 K-1 Visa Received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Italy
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If he is in the military, I believe that the processing centers give members of the armed forces special priority. His Commanding Officer may have to give him a letter.

Hi is Navy but maybe he could still get a better chance.We will try to get some letter anyway if that can help. Thank you!

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but see...at the moment what I care about is spending the least time away from each other so I figure that if I go there while we get married we can apply together and wait ....and then...when my 6 months visa is expired I will come back to italy...that way I can stay there while the visa process is pending...I think that with k1 I can't go to the states until visa is issued...I will just go there as soon as he gets a stable address.

I checked the dcf in the netherlands...thanks for the advice, I have been living there for a year and a half and didn't even think I might have needed to go back there to do this....:o)

what do you mean wih "bouncing ideas around?"

Yes, I understand your point about spending the 6 months tourist entrance together in the US. There is always the risk that you will not be admitted, so do have a back up plan. The same applies if you visit while you have a K-1 pending. Most people are admitted for a visit while they have a K-1 pending, but some are turned away. As always, it depends on that individual's situation.

What a shame that you did not know about DCF when you were in the Netherlands! Ah well, it all works out eventually :)

"Bouncing ideas around" means just talking about various possibilities.. sometimes when you have lots of choices, you just have to talk them out and see what you can learn so that you can make your decision. That isn't a very good explanation of that idiom, sorry!

I do get the point, thanks a lot! you know....in order to get some info I sent an email to the us consular office in naples and I got an automated reply saying I would get an answer in two weeks!!!!I love this website!!I wish I could also help people around but for now my knowledge is pretty basic.

Anyway, I have thought about the fact that I might be denied entry...but I seriously do not want to staylonger than my visa lasts and I will be honest, I get really scared and anxious everytime I go through immigration in the states even ifI have nothing to hide. I am gonna go there with a baby, wow I really hope they won't be so cruel to send me back right away....

ps, how do you post a pic under your id?

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