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Just 60 Days' Validity for K-1 Visa? [split topic]

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hi everyone! I got my k-1 visa today and was suprise about the annotation : Med Class: B1 and also suprise that my visa issuance is dated Sept 23, 2014 and expiration date is November 26, 2014. I understand that for K-1 visa you're given 6 months validity. Please help me. How come I only got 60 days for my K-1 visa? I am just confused?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Question has been split into its own topic from an 8-year-old thread.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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The validity period is not always 6 months, it is whatever is printed on the visa, there are various reasons for a shorter period of validity one possible reason can be that the medical done in your home country is valid until then.

Did your medical xray show TB but you got a negative test? looking back on posts on this site that has also been a reason for the B1 notation. Did the medical notify you of having to do anything once in the US? see this link for more info.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/313980-class-b1-tb-and-aos/


K-1 Met:2002 Dating :2003 I-129F Sent : 2013-06-01 I-129F NOA2 : 2013-08-20 Medical: 2013-12-20 Interview Date : 2014-01-22 POE: 2014-02-19 Wedding: 2014-03-18

AOS/EAD Date Filed : 2014-04-04 BioAppt: 2014-05-13 EAD in Production: 2014-07-08 Interview date: 2014-07-14 Green Card received: 2014-07-19

ROC Date Filed: 2016-04-26 Cheque Cashed: 2016-05-10 NOA1: 2016-04-28 Biometrics: 2016-06-30 Approved: 11-08-2016 Green Card Received: 11-18-2016

 

Citizenship Date Filed: 2017-04-18 Cheque Cashed: 2017-04-24- NOA1:2017-04-21  Biometrics: 2017-05-19 Inline: 2017-07-12 Interview Date: 2018-02-13 Oath: 2018-03-15

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Colombia
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Hi everyone! I got my k-1 visa today and was suprise about the annotation : Med Class: B1 and also suprise that my visa issuance is dated Sept 23, 2014 and expiration date is November 26, 2014. I understand that for K-1 visa you're given 6 months validity. Please help me. How come I only got 60 days for my K-1 visa? I am just confused?

Just out of curiosity, when was your medical?


N-400

Feb. 12, 2016 - Sent N-400 to USCIS (3-year rule)

Feb. 19, 2016 - NOA1

Mar. 14, 2016 - Biometrics

June 2, 2016 - Interview - Recommended for Approval

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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My medical was last Aug. 26 after 2 months wait of my sputum results and they said and had showed me my results and Xray all negative. After I had my vaccination on Aug 28 and gave me my Xray disk and documentation worksheet that I have to present in my POE. Also they told me that my medical will expire on November 26, 2014 so I had to leave by then, they told me.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Colombia
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My medical was last Aug. 26 after 2 months wait of my sputum results and they said and had showed me my results and Xray all negative. After I had my vaccination on Aug 28 and gave me my Xray disk and documentation worksheet that I have to present in my POE. Also they told me that my medical will expire on November 26, 2014 so I had to leave by then, they told me.

That must be the reason. It seems that they are tying the validity of the K-1 to the expiration of the medical. 6 months of validity on a K-1 is just the maximum that can be given but the individual consulates can always issue the visa with a shorter period of validity.


N-400

Feb. 12, 2016 - Sent N-400 to USCIS (3-year rule)

Feb. 19, 2016 - NOA1

Mar. 14, 2016 - Biometrics

June 2, 2016 - Interview - Recommended for Approval

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Thank you for the information. So I guess I have to get married a as soon as possible. Hoping it will go smoothly in my POE. Keeping my faith alive! To God be the Glory!!!

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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Hi everyone! I got my k-1 visa today and was suprise about the annotation : Med Class: B1 and also suprise that my visa issuance is dated Sept 23, 2014 and expiration date is November 26, 2014. I understand that for K-1 visa you're given 6 months validity. Please help me. How come I only got 60 days for my K-1 visa? I am just confused?

Key wording with the visa validity is = UP TO 6 months.

You complete the TB process? That would explain the limited validity.

Do be confused. Be packing! Be flying! Be gone!!

This has no affect on the 90 days to get married AFTER you clear POE in the USA

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Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

 

HandArrow.gif       Visa Process at USEM for the Philippines;  https://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/us-embassy-usem.html

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