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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Hi

I am a new member of this website.

I want suggestions from your experiences.

I am on a student visa in UK & my fiance is a US citizen. My fiance visited me in London in Dec 2013 and we got engaged in March 2014. (We were not present in the engagement ceremony as it took place in Pakistan).

Now my present student visa is expiring in Nov 2014. (My fiance will come to UK again before that)

We were thinking to apply for a K-1 visa by the end of Decemeber.

I want to know that if it is better for me to get an extension in UK visa and apply for the whole fiance visa thing here in UK? Or shall I go back to Pakistan and file it from there?

My concern is that I am already done with my studies and the only reason I will extend my UK visa is to make the K-1 process faster as Ive heard that it is quick from UK.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Scotland
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There is nothing to indicate it is a quicker process from the UK. The real wait is the period between filing the petition in the US and the NOA2. All of this is processed in the US and has no bearing on what country the beneficiary is residing. Have a look at the timelines to get a better idea. There appears to be no hard and fast rule for anything with USCIS.


Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail    
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox    8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received    8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail    3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)    3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC    3/31/2015 - NVC Received    4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned       4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy    4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received    4/11/2015 - Medical     4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received    4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent    4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received    5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED     5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier    6/1/2015 - POE    6/14/2015 - Wedding 💍💍
 
N400
06/30/2019 - Filed online
06/30/2019 - NOA1
07/16/2019 - Biometrics completed (early walk in - successful) 
Years of waiting for stuff is starting to get old! 
⏱⏱⏱ ....

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Hi,

My husband (fiance at the time) had a similar situation. You are a Pakistani so your time frame will not be the same as if you were a UK citizen. You may have a long wait for your visa...long after your visa extension in the UK, if you get one. We had considered interviewing in the UK, but his student visa was expiring soon and he would have become out of status and not able to interview. We filed the I-129F while my husband was still in the UK, but put on our paperwork that we wanted to interview in Paksitan as he would be back there by the time of the interview. They sent it to the UK anyways and we had to get it transferred to Islamabad which took a couple of extra months. Once back in Pakistan things went really smoothly. My husband was there less than 2 months before he got his visa and a couple of weeks of that time was waiting for the police report from the UK. I think two of the things that helped him get his visa quickly was the fact that had been in the UK with no police record, he left willingly, and that he went back to Pakistan to interview. If he had interviewed in the UK it may have looked like he was doing anything to keep from going back to Pakistan. Of course we don't have any actual proof that going back helped him, but my gut feeling is that it did help.

Whichever way you decide I wish you the best with your K-1 journey!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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I would say don't waist your time and money by renewing your visa in the uk..!! Will make everything much easier .. :)

GOOD LUCK x


:wub: Married The Love Of My Life Aug 22, 2013 :wub:


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USCIS


Sep-14-2013: I-130 sent


Sep-17-2013: NOA1


Mar-04-2014: Case Transferred to CSC


Mar-21-2014: NOA2 :dancing:


Mar-27-2014: NOA2 Hard Copy



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NVC


Apr-07-2014: NVC Received


Apr-28-2014: Requested For Expedite


May-06-2014: Case Number Assigned (Starting With ISL)


May-08-2014: Consulate Denied Expedite Request


May-09-2014: Email Received (Case Number Starting With LND) :wacko:


May-09-2014: Sent Email To NVC To Change Beneficiary's Consulate


May-12-2014: Received Email From NVC > Request For An Expedite Is Under Review WTH..! :? :blink:


May-22-2014: Expedite Request Denied AGAIN..!!


May-23-2014: Ds-261 Submitted


May-23-2014: AOS Fees Payed


June-03-2014: Reply from NVC - case change request under review


July-02-2014: FINALLY..!! NEW CASE NUMBER RECEIVED :dancing:


July-07-2014: IV fee invoiced & PAYED..!!


July-09-2014: IV fee showed payed & DS-260 Available


July-14-2014: IV Package mailed & DS-260 Submitted (scan date: July 18th)


July-15-2014: AOS package mailed (scan date: July 21st)


Sep-10-2014: IV packet reviewed and accepted..!


Sep-12-2014: CASE COMPLETED..! :dance:


Interview scheduled: 10-03-14


Interview Date: 11-13-14 @ 7:00am (Approved but need to submit a new passport & status=AP)


Nov-19-2014: Submitted new passport


Nov-23-2014: Status date updated but still shows AP


Nov-28-2014: VISA ISSUED


Dec-09-2014: POE - JFK- NY


Dec-15-2014: SS card in the mail



"Distance means so little when someone means so much."

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Oh and btw our situation was similar to urs.. check my signature for details and you can send me a msg if u need any help or suggestion :)


:wub: Married The Love Of My Life Aug 22, 2013 :wub:


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USCIS


Sep-14-2013: I-130 sent


Sep-17-2013: NOA1


Mar-04-2014: Case Transferred to CSC


Mar-21-2014: NOA2 :dancing:


Mar-27-2014: NOA2 Hard Copy



**********


NVC


Apr-07-2014: NVC Received


Apr-28-2014: Requested For Expedite


May-06-2014: Case Number Assigned (Starting With ISL)


May-08-2014: Consulate Denied Expedite Request


May-09-2014: Email Received (Case Number Starting With LND) :wacko:


May-09-2014: Sent Email To NVC To Change Beneficiary's Consulate


May-12-2014: Received Email From NVC > Request For An Expedite Is Under Review WTH..! :? :blink:


May-22-2014: Expedite Request Denied AGAIN..!!


May-23-2014: Ds-261 Submitted


May-23-2014: AOS Fees Payed


June-03-2014: Reply from NVC - case change request under review


July-02-2014: FINALLY..!! NEW CASE NUMBER RECEIVED :dancing:


July-07-2014: IV fee invoiced & PAYED..!!


July-09-2014: IV fee showed payed & DS-260 Available


July-14-2014: IV Package mailed & DS-260 Submitted (scan date: July 18th)


July-15-2014: AOS package mailed (scan date: July 21st)


Sep-10-2014: IV packet reviewed and accepted..!


Sep-12-2014: CASE COMPLETED..! :dance:


Interview scheduled: 10-03-14


Interview Date: 11-13-14 @ 7:00am (Approved but need to submit a new passport & status=AP)


Nov-19-2014: Submitted new passport


Nov-23-2014: Status date updated but still shows AP


Nov-28-2014: VISA ISSUED


Dec-09-2014: POE - JFK- NY


Dec-15-2014: SS card in the mail



"Distance means so little when someone means so much."

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