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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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hi there! is there any success story here for couples (both females) who was granted a k1 visa. me and fiancee just started our visa journey and we're both nervous about it. were actually both freakin out even though we think we have enough evidence to prove our genuine relationship. thanks in advance to those couple who will share their stories/ experiences on their journey. god bless

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Yes, there are a lot successful stories here. Just use search with keywords "same sex couple".


Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

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*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Peru
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hi there! is there any success story here for couples (both females) who was granted a k1 visa. me and fiancee just started our visa journey and we're both nervous about it. were actually both freakin out even though we think we have enough evidence to prove our genuine relationship. thanks in advance to those couple who will share their stories/ experiences on their journey. god bless

Definitely many success stories for same sex couples.... :-) Don't feel bad for over stressing or freaking out, it is normal ;-) Just make sure to organize yourself well, provide all the necessary supporting documents you need to file along with your petition and check the guidelines for K1 and samples other people have file and how they filed their petition. You will be okay, believe me :-)

Good luck to the both of you!

Jorge


*The material presented is intended for general information only and does not constitute legal advice*

USCIS - IR1/CR1 Wife/IR2 Daughter - K3 Wife/K4 Daughter

12/03/2013 -- I-130s Sent, 12/06/2013 -- I-130s Received                                           12/13/2013 -- I-129F Sent, 12/16/2013 -- I-129F Received           

12/10/2013 -- I-130s NOA1 Hard copies received from VSC                                         12/20/2013 -- I-129F NOA1 Hard copy from VSC           

06/05/2014 -- I-130s Alien Registration Numbers Changed                                           02/12/2014 -- I-129F Transferred from VSC to TSC hard copy                                       

06/09/2014 -- I-130s RFE Emails, 06/12/2014 -- I-130s RFE Hard copies received       02/25/2014 -- I-129F Alien Registration Number Changed

06/16/2014 -- I-130s RFE Response received                                                              07/11/2014 -- I-129F NOA2 email (207 days)

09/25/2014 -- I-130 NOA2 Emails 290 days                                                                 07/16/2014 -- I-129F NOA2 Hard copy received and sent to NVC        

NVC - K3 Wife/K4 Daughter

07-29-2014 -- NVC received I129F                                                                           

07-31-2014 -- NVC case number assigned

08-01-2014 -- Left NVC in route to Embassy in Lima

Embassy - K3 Wife/K4 Daughter

08-07-2014 -- Embassy in Lima received case from NVC                                        

08-07-2014 -- Received email interview letter and packet IV

08-18-2014 -- Completed DS-160 online                                                                 

08-21-2014 -- Medical & Vaccination completed

09-03-2014 -- Interview (Approved)                                                                        

09-05-2014 -- Visa Issued (CEAC website)

09-10-2014 -- Visa in hand                                                                                      

09-18-2014 -- Dulles VA

USCIS - AOS Wife/Daughter

12/10/2014 -- I-485 Sent - including I-765                                                            

12/11/2014 -- I-485 Received

12/16/2014 -- I-485 and I-765 NOA Received email                                             

12/20/2014 -- I-485 and I-765 NOA Hard copies received

01/09/2015 -- I-485 and I-765 Biometrics appointment                                       

01/14/2015 -- I-485 Ready for interview

02/02/2015 -- I-485 Interview notification received                                             

02/14/2015 -- I-765 Approved - EAD card production email and text

02/24/2015 -- I-765 EAD card received                                                              

 03/12/2015 -- I-485 Interview Date (APPROVED)

03/17/2015 -- CR6/CR7 Welcome letters received                                               

03/21/2015 -- CR6/CR7 Green Cards received :dance:

USCIS - ROC Wife/Daughter

01/12/2017 -- I-751 Sent

01/17/2017 -- I-751 NOA Received for wife and daughter

02/23/2017 -- I-751 / CRI89 Biometrics Appointment for wife and daughter

12/26/2017 -- I-751 / CRI89 Approved for wife and daughter

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Chile
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Same-sex couple (both females) right here! We've finished the process & got approved. My fiancée will be here in a month :dance:

The only thing that was different about our process was that as a same-sex couple when you are filing the i-129f you have to show the intent to marry and in what state you will marry in. This is just my opinion but there are some states where marriage equality is maybe there, or there for a few days and then gone..... I would stick to a state where it has been law for a good amount of time and hasn't changed.

Best of luck to you girls & let us know if you have any more questions!


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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Same-sex couple (both females) right here! We've finished the process & got approved. My fiancée will be here in a month :dance:

The only thing that was different about our process was that as a same-sex couple when you are filing the i-129f you have to show the intent to marry and in what state you will marry in. This is just my opinion but there are some states where marriage equality is maybe there, or there for a few days and then gone..... I would stick to a state where it has been law for a good amount of time and hasn't changed.

Best of luck to you girls & let us know if you have any more questions!

For those on the east coast, New York has had same-sex marriages legal since 2011, and Niagara Falls has fantastic & affordable wedding packages available!

Good Luck!


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2015-04-30] Mailed AOS Package!
[2015-06-16] EAD Approved!
[2015-06-16] AP Approved!
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[2015-10-07] Greencard Mailed

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ok thanks alot. ill sure look it up. we are really nervous and we dont wanna be denied :(

Just well prepared for everything and if you have a question please feel free to ask here. Good luck!


Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My only advise would be (because being in a same sex relationship shouldnt matter either way) is to include the legal right to marry in the state you plan on marrying.

You never know, you might get an idiot who dosn't know what states allow and what dont.

So with the petition include the state you are marrying and the bill that shows the right to marry in that state.

You should be fine, do not think you will be denied for being in a same sex relationship.


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NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

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NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

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NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

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Same sex couple here as well. Both female. :)

We just go married and just filed my AOS for my permanent residency. My wife is the US citizen. We married here in California.

Quick advice, don't forget to include which state you guys are going to get married and if that state allows same sex marriage. We have compiled clippings of news and the law that states it is legal to marry in California. I have noticed some same sex couples weren't able to do that but got approved anyway. But you know what they say, better to be over prepared than under prepared. :)

My partner and i are willing to help incase you have questions.

Good luck!!! :dancing:


January 24, 2014 - Mailed Petition I-129F To California Service Center

February 3, 2014 - I-129F NOA1

March 3, 2014 - NOA2!!! Our petition got approved!

March 17, 2014 - Packet Left from NVC to Manila

April 3, 2014 - Manila received our packet

April 30, 2014 - Packet 4 received

May 8-9, 2014 - Medical Exam

May 19, 2014 - Interview at the US Embassy; APPROVED!

May 22, 2014 - Status changed to ISSUED

May 28, 2014 - Visa on hand

August 8, 2014 - Entered U.S.

August 30, 2014 - GOT MARRIED!!!

October 5, 2014 - Filed for Adjustment Of Status

October 20, 2014 - Received Receipt Number via Email

October 27, 2014 - Biometrics Appointment Received

November 13, 2014 - Biometrics

March 24, 2015 - Approved

March 31, 2015 - Green Card Received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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hi there! is there any success story here for couples (both females) who was granted a k1 visa. me and fiancee just started our visa journey and we're both nervous about it. were actually both freakin out even though we think we have enough evidence to prove our genuine relationship. thanks in advance to those couple who will share their stories/ experiences on their journey. god bless

Hi I am in the process right now. I have been with my partner for 28 years and when DOMA was overturned we decided to go for the visa, we have been waiting a year in initial review with no sign of an acceptance, I have no idea if this is because we are a same sex couple but I am not a success story, I am so sad that it is taking so long as I am stuck in the UK and just want to be with my partner. I hope things are easier for you.

Good Luck

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Malaysia
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ok thanks alot. ill sure look it up. we are really nervous and we dont wanna be denied :(

No worries ram ^_^ No one will deny you if the relationship is genuine. Beside the necessary documents listed in the Packet 3 and 4, photo that to proof you both met in person, and also the conversation history helps a lot :


12.15.2009 - Meet through online games, he is my Hero star_smile.gif

02.14.2010 - Dating

12.22.2010 - First meet@London (My first white Christmas)

[Long.distance: Skype, Whatsapp, Messenger, eCard, eGifts]

12.29.2011 - He visit my parents@Kuala Lumpur

02.20.2013 - B2 Rejected crying.gif

06.19.2013 - K1 visa application documents mailed to John

12.20,2013 - Packet 3 received

05.20.2014 - Checklist and DS-230 sent

06.25.2014 - Packet 4 (Appointment letter) received

07.02.2014 - Medical Exam

07.11.2014 - Medical Exam result received

07.15.2014 - Final Interview

07.18.2014 - K1 visa secured

09.12.2014 - Landed Chicagoland

10.10.2014 - Married in Court House :content:

11.15.2014 - SSN with name changed obtained

12.08.2014 - AOS Files Sent

01.08.2015 - Bio Appointment

02.12.2015 - I-765 & I-131 approved!

02.23.2015 - Employment Authorization Card received

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Chile
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Hi I am in the process right now. I have been with my partner for 28 years and when DOMA was overturned we decided to go for the visa, we have been waiting a year in initial review with no sign of an acceptance, I have no idea if this is because we are a same sex couple but I am not a success story, I am so sad that it is taking so long as I am stuck in the UK and just want to be with my partner. I hope things are easier for you.

Good Luck

If I were you I would call USCIS to see if they have an update on your case. I see you have the VSC as your center and right now the VSC does not work on K1 visas... also a year in initial review is way too long! Maybe they lost your case? I really hope there is just some error and you'll be with your partner soon!


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Filed: Country: Philippines
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They are all right. Just don't forget to indicate in your letter of intent to marry the state where you will get married and make sure it is a legal state :)

Same sex couple here (both girls). I'm from the Philippines and My fiance is from florida which is a non-legal state so we plan to get married in New York :)

We got approved last month and i'll be flying to florida next year, January 2015 :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Same-sex couple (both females) right here! We've finished the process & got approved. My fiancée will be here in a month :dance:

The only thing that was different about our process was that as a same-sex couple when you are filing the i-129f you have to show the intent to marry and in what state you will marry in. This is just my opinion but there are some states where marriage equality is maybe there, or there for a few days and then gone..... I would stick to a state where it has been law for a good amount of time and hasn't changed.

Best of luck to you girls & let us know if you have any more questions!

Not just your opinion though, this is true. There are many states that do not recognize same sex marriage. I would highly recommend checking which state your finacee is living in and check with the law there.

Here is a list of states that recognize same-sex marriage

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/10/06/same-sex-marriage-supreme-court/16804601/

Best of luck to you both!

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