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Hi everyone,

Let me cut right to it. My fiance received her K-1 visa in May 2012. Well we didn't use it. She never entered the country and we didn't apply for any extensions. Now in August 2013 we are ready to pull the trigger. Is there any way to re-validate this visa? If not, would the best option be to marry abroad and just apply for a different visa type? I am working stateside now and she is in Dubai.

What are my options? Any help you all could provide would be highly appreciated!

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Email the Embassy and ask.

Most likekly will have to do another visa petiition all over again.

Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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You can do whichever path you like. You can start over with the I-129f for K1, or get married and submit the I-130 for CR-1. Not using the old visa shouldn't matter (although they may be curious as to why at her interview).

It is possible they'll reissue the visa, but I think it unlikely given how long you've waited. Always worth asking, though.

Edited by lost_at_sea

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Someone recently got a K-1 reissued. It's possible. You pay the visa fee again, get new PCCs, etc, based off the already approved petition.

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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Do you have a link to the thread?

No, why does it matter? You've got what you need to know.

Contact the embassy.

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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I got my K-1 visa on July 19th and it expires in January 10th, so it is 6 months. How come her visa expired which was issued in May? Is it different in her country ?

N400 Journey
2017-01-10: package sent 
2017-01-23: NOA1 hard copy received (date on the NOA1 01/17/2017)
2017-02-10: biometrics appointment 
2017-02-22: in line for the interview
2017-07-05: case status changed to we scheduled your interview ...etc
2017-07-10: interview letter received
2017-08-07: interview 
2017-09-01: in line for Oath
ROC Journey
2015-12-28: package sent
2015-12-29: NOA1 (received on 2016-01-19)
2016-01-26: biometrics app. in Fargo (letter received in mail on 2016-01-14)
2016-07-22: NOA2 Approved!
2016-07-30: Green card received

AOS Journey

2013-09-20 ( Day 1 ) - AOS, EAD, AP applications sent

2013-09-23 ( Day 3 ) - AOS, EAD, AP applications received

2013-09-26 ( Day 6 ) - email NOA1 for AOS, EAD, AP applications

2013-09-30 ( Day 10 ) - hard copy NOA1 for AOS, EAD, AP applications

2013-10-08 ( Day 18 ) - Biometrics Appointment Notice received in the mail

2013-10-25 ( Day 35) - Bio. Appt. in Fargo

2013-11-26 (Day 67) - EAD and AP approved !!!

2013-12-02 (Day 72) - EAD and AP sent to my address 

2013-12-05 (Day 75) - EAD and AP received in mail

2014-03-11 - RFE for AOS (some vaccination missing)

2014-03-18 - RFE respond sent




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